(September 1939)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume:
[4]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1939-07-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vin Sullivan [as Vincent A. Sullivan]
Color:
Full Color, Duotone, and Black and White (#9-47); Full Color (#48 onwards)
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint Interior, Paper Covers (#9-11); Glossy Covers (#12 onwards)
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

There is no date or issue number in the indicia; that information is from the front cover.

On sale date from the publication date and volume number found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Second class permit. Copyright number 424438. No volume number actually listed in the indicia.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Synopsis:
Hunter and African guide vs. lion.

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits from David Young based on cover signature. We previously credited Creig Flessel in error.

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

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

["A native messenger, breathless and sand caked..."] (Table of Contents: 2)

Wing Brady / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ali Pascha (villain, introduction)

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

Fun Stamp Page / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

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

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Fatal Hoax (Table of Contents: 5)

Detective Sergeant Carey / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Donohoe
Pencils:
Joe Donohoe
Inks:
Joe Donohoe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Limehouse Willy (intro, villain)

["After safely delivering the Kashmere Pearls to the Royal Museum..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

Biff Bronson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Sulman [as Koppy]
Pencils:
Joe Sulman [as Koppy]
Inks:
Joe Sulman [as Koppy]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Countess De Fresco (introduction); two kidnappers (villains)

Hazard in the Sky (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Capt. Frank Thomas
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
aviation

["Well, old bean, lets take the day off and play golf!"] (Table of Contents: 8)

Handcuff Hank / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Handcuff Hank (only appearance)

William and Mary (Table of Contents: 9)

The Magic Crystal of History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Homer Fleming
Pencils:
Homer Fleming
Inks:
Homer Fleming
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

["As a dark sedan speeds past the Gregory Pharmacy..."] (Table of Contents: 10)

Radio Squad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Chuck Mason (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introduction)

["Oh goody! The circus..."] (Table of Contents: 11)

Ginger Snap / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Whirling through the air, the Flying Fox, famous adventurer and sky sleuth..."] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Flying Fox / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Terry Gilkison
Pencils:
Terry Gilkison
Inks:
Terry Gilkison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
A-X (villain)

["The car is packed and ready to go in the morning!"] (Table of Contents: 13)

Cal an' Alec / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Slaughterhouse Pete (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

["Ah didn't think you liked Mrs. Gush..."] (Table of Contents: 14)

Bulldog Martin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bart Tumey
Pencils:
Bart Tumey
Inks:
Bart Tumey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Bulldog Martin (introduction); Jonah (introduction); Lord Frawley (villain, introduction, death); Clanton (villain, introduction, death)

In Peril [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 15)

Lieut. Bob Neal / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Hirsch
Pencils:
Rusty Lehman
Inks:
Rusty Lehman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Q62 (villain, introduction); Paula (villain, introduction)

["With the breaking up of winter, and the end of the big snowstorms ..."] (Table of Contents: 16)

Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Lehti
Pencils:
Jack Lehti
Inks:
Jack Lehti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

["Synopsis... Having secured control of the 'Serpent'..."] (Table of Contents: 17)

The Buccaneer / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bernard Baily
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dr. Killmen (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

New York World's Fair Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (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. [no title indexed]
    All-American Comics; Movie Comics
  3. 2. ["A native messenger, breathless and sand caked..."]
    Wing Brady
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Fun Stamp Page
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. The Fatal Hoax
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  7. 6. ["After safely delivering the Kashmere Pearls to the Royal Museum..."]
    Biff Bronson
  8. 7. Hazard in the Sky
  9. 8. ["Well, old bean, lets take the day off and play golf!"]
    Handcuff Hank
  10. 9. William and Mary
    The Magic Crystal of History
  11. 10. ["As a dark sedan speeds past the Gregory Pharmacy..."]
    Radio Squad
  12. 11. ["Oh goody! The circus..."]
    Ginger Snap
  13. 12. ["Whirling through the air, the Flying Fox, famous adventurer and sky sleuth..."]
    The Flying Fox
  14. 13. ["The car is packed and ready to go in the morning!"]
    Cal an' Alec
  15. 14. ["Ah didn't think you liked Mrs. Gush..."]
    Bulldog Martin
  16. 15. In Peril [Part 2]
    Lieut. Bob Neal
  17. 16. ["With the breaking up of winter, and the end of the big snowstorms ..."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  18. 17. ["Synopsis... Having secured control of the 'Serpent'..."]
    The Buccaneer
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    New York World's Fair Comics
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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  • Len Wolinsky
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