(September 1939)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume:
[3]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1939-07-30
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 from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Second class permit. Copyright number 424437. Volume number not listed in the original comic indicia.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Julie Madison; The Monk
Reprints:
Keywords:
bats; castles

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

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

[Batman vs. the Vampire, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed); Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Julie Madison (Bruce's fiancée, introduction); Dr. Trent; the Monk (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
When Batman discovers Julie in a trance, he is advised by a doctor to take her to Hungary, where he faces a living vampire, who wishes to kill the Caped Crusader and feed Julie to his werewolves.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Baterang; Batgyro; Hungary; Lunar Lines

Indexer Notes

Batman uses two new weapons in this story: the Batgyro and the Baterang.

This is the first appearance of Julie Madison, introduced as Bruce's fiancée. She would show up in a few additional issues until she breaks off her engagement to Bruce in Detective Comics #49.

Storyline continues in the next issue.

[Latest Arrivals for World's Fair] (Table of Contents: 3)

Detective Stamp Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

[Waging Battle Against Highway Piracy!] (Table of Contents: 4)

Crime Never Pays / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vincent Sullivan ?
Pencils:
Vincent Sullivan ?
Inks:
Vincent Sullivan ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

["Hey, O'Toole - You're takin' the corners too fast again!"] (Table of Contents: 5)

Policeman! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson [as Gustavson] (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson [as Gustavson] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Paul Gustavson

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich. All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, Paul Gustavson's son.

Killer's Bait (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.

[The Mystery Plane] (Table of Contents: 7)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Mart Bailey (signed)
Inks:
Mart Bailey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan

[Mrs. Velvet] (Table of Contents: 8)

Larry Steele, Private Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Ernst (signed)
Inks:
Ken Ernst (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Larry Steele; Amos Velvet; Williams; Dr. Taylor; Sgt. Britt

Newspaper Nightmare (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox [as Paul Dean] (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Mammoth Mystery (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Speed Saunders

[Friday the Thirteenth] (Table of Contents: 11)

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; Col. Lonsdale; Carol Londsdale

[Dr. Dupre] (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Dr. Brigg; Senor Sierra; Dr. Crane; Dr. Dupre

Indexer Notes

Story printed in red and black only. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Zoo Murder] (Table of Contents: 13)

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; Dugan

The Comic Book of Tomorrow Is Here Today!! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    All-American Comics; Movie Comics
  3. 2. [Batman vs. the Vampire, Part 1]
    Batman
  4. 3. [Latest Arrivals for World's Fair]
    Detective Stamp Page
  5. 4. [Waging Battle Against Highway Piracy!]
    Crime Never Pays
  6. 5. ["Hey, O'Toole - You're takin' the corners too fast again!"]
    Policeman!
  7. 6. Killer's Bait
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  8. 7. [The Mystery Plane]
    Spy
  9. 8. [Mrs. Velvet]
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  10. 9. Newspaper Nightmare
  11. 10. The Mammoth Mystery
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  12. 11. [Friday the Thirteenth]
    Bruce Nelson
  13. 12. [Dr. Dupre]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  14. 13. [The Zoo Murder]
    Slam Bradley
  15. 14. The Comic Book of Tomorrow Is Here Today!!
    New York World's Fair Comics
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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