(April 1939)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-03-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan [as Vincent A. Sullivan]
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
microphones; policemen; radios

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Artists of Death] (Table of Contents: 2)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited as Joe Shuster)
Inks
Wayne Boring (credited as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whango!
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Martin; Pierre D'Orsay (villain, introduction); other artists (introduction)

[The Van Dorn Murder Case] (Table of Contents: 3)

Steve Malone, District Attorney / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Don Lynch
Inks
Don Lynch
Colors
? (red tones)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
District Attorney Malone at the house party...
Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Malone; Paula (villain, introduction); August Van Dorn (introduction, death); John Van Dorn (introduction); Nancy Lee (introduction)

Indexer Notes

story in red, white, and black

Back from the Dead [Part 3] (Table of Contents: 4)

Bruce Nelson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Hickey ?
Pencils
Tom Hickey (credited) (signed as TH)
Inks
Tom Hickey (credited) (signed as TH)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You say, Chief, that this old Sheldrake house, is supposedly haunted...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bruce Nelson; Jeff Virdone (villain); Officer McMillan; Jim Watson; Detective Henderson

Indexer Notes

Not on Bails' list of Fox stories

[The Phony Crimson Avenger] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Chambers ?
Pencils
Jim Chambers (signed)
Inks
Jim Chambers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The power is shut off...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Joe Savo (villain, introduction, death); Gip (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introduction)

Disguise (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox [as Paul Dean] (credited)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Miss Benson; Henry Sumner [aka Kurt Harvey]; Mr. Browne

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations.

[The Taxicab War] (Table of Contents: 7)

Larry Steele, Private Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Ely [as Will Ely] (credited)
Pencils
Bill Ely [as Will Ely] (credited)
Inks
Bill Ely [as Will Ely] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm sorry, sir, but I'm just closing up...
Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Larry Steele; Hegan (villain, introduction, death); Benson (villain, introduction); his gang (introduction)

[The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 10] (Table of Contents: 8)

Dr. Fu Manchu / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Leo O'Mealia; Sax Rohmer (original author) (credited)
Pencils
Leo O'Mealia
Inks
Leo O'Mealia
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dr. Fu Manchu; Sir Dennis Nayland Smith; Dr. Petrie; Greba Eltham; Rev. J. D. Eltham
Reprints
  • from Dr. Fu Manchu daily (Bell Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

Adapted from The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer.

The strip appeared in newspapers in 1930 and 1931.

Jamaica's New Issue (Table of Contents: 9)

Stamp Collectors' Corner / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes several ads from stamps dealers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Cleo and Clancy / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Bob Kane (signed)
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There are the culprits...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Blurb announcing the beginning of The Batman feature in the following issue at the top of the page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Rosati Accordions / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[The Fake Shipwreck] (Table of Contents: 12)

Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sven Elven (credited)
Inks
Sven Elven (credited)
Colors
? (red tones)
Letters
Sven Elven

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The freighter 'Coral Sea'...
Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Cosmo; Dr. Marston (villain, introduction); Raolf Bardou (villain, introduction); Captain Robertson

Indexer Notes

story in red, white, and black

[The Man Who Torpedoed Congress] (Table of Contents: 13)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited as Joe Shuster)
Inks
Wayne Boring (credited as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At exactly 7:00 P.M...
Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan; Sally; Prof. James Barton (villain, introduction, death); Keller (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

U. S. Congress building is blown up; restored by Superman, maybe?

The Basketball Mystery (Table of Contents: 14)

Speed Saunders / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (credited)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Speed Saunders; Mannix; Faro Fleming (villain, introduction); Smith (villain, introduction); Ralgen; Johnson

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Movie Comics; All-American Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [Artists of Death]
    Slam Bradley
  4. 3. [The Van Dorn Murder Case]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  5. 4. Back from the Dead [Part 3]
    Bruce Nelson
  6. 5. [The Phony Crimson Avenger]
    The Crimson Avenger
  7. 6. Disguise
  8. 7. [The Taxicab War]
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  9. 8. [The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 10]
    Dr. Fu Manchu
  10. 9. Jamaica's New Issue
    Stamp Collectors' Corner
  11. 10. ["There are the culprits..."]
    Cleo and Clancy
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Rosati Accordions
  13. 12. [The Fake Shipwreck]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  14. 13. [The Man Who Torpedoed Congress]
    Spy
  15. 14. The Basketball Mystery
    Speed Saunders
  16. 15. ["At last, something new and different..."]
    Movie Comics; All-American Comics
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Remington Rand
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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