(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) (editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date and volume number from the volume number reported in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number B 412466.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
J. R. Flanagan (as John Richard Flanagan)
Inks
J. R. Flanagan (as 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 (signed)
Pencils
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Inks
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; adventure

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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Patches - A day like this makes a man feel snappy...
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
Siegel and Shuster Studio (as Shuster Shop)
Inks
Siegel and Shuster Studio (as Shuster Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; crime
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spring Hats
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; children
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 Guardineer
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; military
Characters
Wang Ku (villain, introduction)

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ira Ball, a pitcher of Summerall, Miss., threw a ball so hard...
Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (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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