(May 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
[4]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1939-04-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vin Sullivan [as Vincent A. Sullivan]
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 412466.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Richard Flanagan
Inks:
John Richard Flanagan
Colors:
?

Genre:
jungle
Synopsis:
Leopard leaping at man.

Indexer Notes

Art credits per Scott Bonagofsky from his discussions with Creig Flessel, who we previously credited for this cover.

[Young American Sailor Adventurer Became Captain When Only 17-Years Old] (Table of Contents: 1)

AdventurEvents / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Terry Gilkison
Pencils:
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Inks:
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[The Suicide of Major Duval, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Barry O'Neill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Winiarski
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski [as Win]
Inks:
Ed Winiarski [as Win]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Maj. Andre Duval (introduction, death); Count Guniff (villain, introduction)

["Patches - A day like this makes a man feel snappy..."] (Table of Contents: 3)

Woe Is Me / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Biro
Pencils:
Charles Biro (signed)
Inks:
Charles Biro (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

only appearance

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Rosati Accordions / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[Theft of the Volker Plans] (Table of Contents: 5)

Inspector Kent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Newman (signed)
Pencils:
George Newman (signed)
Inks:
George Newman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Kent; The Colonel; The Raven (villain); Captain Sutter; Agent K-4
Synopsis:
The Raven stages an air attack over the city of Kurtzberg to mask his theft of the secret Volker Plans. Kent joins forces with Undercover Agent K-4 of the Bureau of Intelligence to infiltrate the Raven's secret headquarters and retrieve the plans.
Keywords:
air attack; England; espionage; Scotland Yard

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. The Inspector Kent feature previously appeared in Detective Comics, (DC, 1937 series) #19 (September 1938) and #22 (December 1938). Apparently an inventory fill-in for Cotton Carver, which was also by George Newman. Synopsis and some other information by Art Lortie.

[The Killing of Judge Thompson] (Table of Contents: 6)

Federal Men / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Shuster Shop
Inks:
Shuster Shop
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Benny Saunders (villain, introduction); Judge Thompson (introduction, death)

Junior Federal Men Club (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[New Air Mails] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Stamp Mart / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

[The God of the Ruby Eye, Part 12] (Table of Contents: 9)

Tod Hunter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Chambers
Pencils:
Jim Chambers
Inks:
Jim Chambers
Colors:
? (red tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dante (villain)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. First two pages are in black, white, and red; last two in black and white.

[A Playboy In King Arthur's Court, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 10)

Don Coyote / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

[The Armored Truck Robbery] (Table of Contents: 11)

Steve Malone / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Don Lynch
Inks:
Don Lynch
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Malone, D. A. (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story is in black and white, except for the feature logo panel which is in red tones.

Emergency Case (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Anthony
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Battle with Tartars] (Table of Contents: 13)

Captain Desmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Winiarski
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Story is in black and white, except for feature logo panel which is in red tones.

["Spring Hats"] (Table of Contents: 14)

Professor Doolittle / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kane
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[Mystery of the Exploding Ships] (Table of Contents: 15)

Tom Brent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Chambers
Pencils:
Jim Chambers
Inks:
Jim Chambers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Story is in black and white, except feature logo panel which is in red tones.

[The Rebel Pancho Velez] (Table of Contents: 16)

Skip Schuyler / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Hickey
Pencils:
Tom Hickey
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pancho Velez (villain, introduction)

[The Pirate Ship, Part 13] (Table of Contents: 17)

Rusty and His Pals / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kane
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Long Sin (villain); Ebenezer Slade (villain); Duchess (guest)

[Wang Ku of Shanghai] (Table of Contents: 18)

Anchors Aweigh! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Guardineeer
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wang Ku (villain, introduction)

["Ira Ball, a pitcher of Summerall, Miss., threw a ball so hard..."] (Table of Contents: 19)

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Papp
Pencils:
George Papp [as GEP] (signed)
Inks:
George Papp [as GEP] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

["Thanks, boys and girls of America..."] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Young American Sailor Adventurer Became Captain When Only 17-Years Old]
    AdventurEvents
  3. 2. [The Suicide of Major Duval, Part 1]
    Barry O'Neill
  4. 3. ["Patches - A day like this makes a man feel snappy..."]
    Woe Is Me
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Rosati Accordions
  6. 5. [Theft of the Volker Plans]
    Inspector Kent
  7. 6. [The Killing of Judge Thompson]
    Federal Men
  8. 7. Junior Federal Men Club
  9. 8. [New Air Mails]
    The Stamp Mart
  10. 9. [The God of the Ruby Eye, Part 12]
    Tod Hunter
  11. 10. [A Playboy In King Arthur's Court, Part 2]
    Don Coyote
  12. 11. [The Armored Truck Robbery]
    Steve Malone
  13. 12. Emergency Case
  14. 13. [Battle with Tartars]
    Captain Desmo
  15. 14. ["Spring Hats"]
    Professor Doolittle
  16. 15. [Mystery of the Exploding Ships]
    Tom Brent
  17. 16. [The Rebel Pancho Velez]
    Skip Schuyler
  18. 17. [The Pirate Ship, Part 13]
    Rusty and His Pals
  19. 18. [Wang Ku of Shanghai]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  20. 19. ["Ira Ball, a pitcher of Summerall, Miss., threw a ball so hard..."]
    Fantastic Facts
  21. 20. ["Thanks, boys and girls of America..."]
    All-American Comics; Movie Comics
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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