(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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A native messenger, breathless and sand caked...
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)

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After safely delivering the Kashmere Pearls to the Royal Museum...
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

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, old bean, lets take the day off and play golf!
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As a dark sedan speeds past the Gregory Pharmacy...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Chuck Mason (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introduction)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh goody! The circus...
Genre
humor

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whirling through the air, the Flying Fox, famous adventurer and sky sleuth...
Genre
adventure
Characters
A-X (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The car is packed and ready to go in the morning!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Slaughterhouse Pete (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah didn't think you liked Mrs. Gush...
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)

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With the breaking up of winter, and the end of the big snowstorms ...
Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Synopsis... Having secured control of the 'Serpent'...
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)

Editing
Related Scans
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
  • Allen Ross
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