(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
Vin Sullivan ?
Pencils
Vin Sullivan ?
Inks
Vin Sullivan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, O'Toole - You're takin' the corners too fast again!
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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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