(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 [as Rob't Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane [as Rob't Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Kane

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 un-named] (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.

["Joe used to be a juggler in the circus!"] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

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 (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Guardineer

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Speed Saunders

Killing by Proxy (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
Inks:
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
Colors:
? (red tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Buck Marshall

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 (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan

[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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing

Human Cargo (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

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

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

Script:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bruce Nelson

[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:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dr. Fu Manchu
Reprints:
  • from Dr. Fu Manchu daily (Bell Syndicate) ?

Indexer Notes

Artist credits by Craig Delich.

["Have you ever seen George Washington with a mustache?"] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

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:
Sven Elven ?
Pencils:
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks:
Sven Elven (signed)
Colors:
? (red tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cosmo

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 (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

["Thanks again, boys and girls of America..."] (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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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. [no title indexed]
    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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