(June 1939)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-05-01
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 is from Catalogue of Copyright Entries.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
bank robberies; Grand National Bank; policemen; revolvers

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

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

[Frenchy Blake's Jewel Gang] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Bat-Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed as Rob't Kane)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed as Rob't Kane)
Colors
?
Letters
Bob Kane

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wuxtry! $1000,000 jool robbery...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Bat-Man [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Gimpy (Police stool pigeon); Kelly (Policeman); Frenchy Blake (villain); Blake's gang [Slick; others unnamed] (villains); jewel thieves (villains)
Synopsis
Using information obtained from a police stool pigeon, the Bat-Man sets aim on one Frenchy Blake, leader of a notorious jewel theft ring.
Reprints
Keywords
silken rope; The Tribune

Indexer Notes

In his book "Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book" (Basic Books, 2004), Gerard Jones incorrectly attributes the inks to Jerry Robinson.

Kane signs again - as "Rob't Kane" - on the final page.

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

Jest a Second / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Joe used to be a juggler in the circus!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich. 4 separate gags.

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

Rosati Accordions / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

The Dope Ring (Table of Contents: 5)

Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Speed Saunders; Hawkins; George Casson; Policy Pete; Ina

Killing by Proxy (Table of Contents: 6)

Buck Marshall, Range Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming)
Pencils
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming)
Inks
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming)
Colors
? (red tones)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Buck Marshall; Billings; John Mason; Spot Sawyer

Indexer Notes

Story printed in red and black only.

[Saboteurs Bob Steamer] (Table of Contents: 7)

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
The steamer Daro, of the Baralian Line...
Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan; Agent Jack Steele

[The Bagilan Ruby] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Holy socks!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Lara Fay; Miss Blaine

Human Cargo (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Anthony (credited)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Benson; Patrolman Thomson

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations.

[The New Orleans Mardi Gras Murder, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They say curiosity killed a cat...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bruce Nelson

Indexer Notes

Script previously credited to Hickey, but the Who's Who reveals only art credits.

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

Doctor Fu Manchu / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sax Rohmer (credited)
Pencils
Leo O'Mealia ?
Inks
Leo O'Mealia ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Suddenly the mastiff's howlings ceased...
Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Dr. Fu Manchu; Sir Dennis Nayland Smith; Dr. Petrie; Rev. J. D. Eltham; Greba Eltham
Reprints
  • from Dr. Fu Manchu daily (Bell Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

Artist credits by Craig Delich.

The strip ran in newspapers in 1930 and 1931.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Stamp Detective / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Phil Ately]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have you ever seen George Washington with a mustache?

Indexer Notes

2nd page includes several ads from stamps dealers.

[The Truxon Hall Fox Hunt] (Table of Contents: 13)

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 famous manor of Colonel Carrington-Bayle...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Cosmo; Colonel Carrington-Bayle; Elaine; Fisher (villain)

Indexer Notes

Story printed in red and black only.

[The Whitethorne Inheritance] (Table of Contents: 14)

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
People who don't keep their hands to themselves...
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Sidney; Aunt Sadie; Higgins

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

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

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

Spencer Fireworks 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. [Frenchy Blake's Jewel Gang]
    The Bat-Man
  4. 3. ["Joe used to be a juggler in the circus!"]
    Jest a Second
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Rosati Accordions
  6. 5. The Dope Ring
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  7. 6. Killing by Proxy
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  8. 7. [Saboteurs Bob Steamer]
    Spy
  9. 8. [The Bagilan Ruby]
    The Crimson Avenger
  10. 9. Human Cargo
  11. 10. [The New Orleans Mardi Gras Murder, Part 2]
    Bruce Nelson
  12. 11. ["Suddenly the mastiff's howlings ceased..."]
    Doctor Fu Manchu
  13. 12. ["Have you ever seen George Washington with a mustache?"]
    Stamp Detective
  14. 13. [The Truxon Hall Fox Hunt]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  15. 14. [The Whitethorne Inheritance]
    Slam Bradley
  16. 15. ["Thanks again, boys and girls of America..."]
    All-American Comics; Movie Comics
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Spencer Fireworks Co.
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