(October 1939)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume:
[4]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1939-08-28
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

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 4. Second class periodical. Copyright number 427469.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?

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

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

[The Battle of Marjoca, Part 2] (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)

Indexer Notes

title from next issue blurb in previous issue

[Ben Blue, Movie Slang] (Table of Contents: 3)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

A Bike for You (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Terror in the Swamp (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:
The "Gorilla" (intro, villain, a man in a gorilla suit)

[The Dangerous Mission] (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:
Col. Uretz (villain, introduction); other military men (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

title from next issue blurb in previous issue

Boxcar Tourists (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dusty (introduction); Jake (introduction); Sourpuss Malone (introduction, villain)

Indexer Notes

Only appearance.

[Hungary's Fashion Saint; Item from Venezuela] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

The Reign of Queen Anne (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

["Calling Radio Car K-7...Robbery in progress at the Colonial Jewelry Store..."] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Paul Cassidy [as Paul Graham]
Inks:
Paul Cassidy [as Paul Graham]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
two unnamed crooks (villains, introduction)

["Notice! Childrens Day Admission Free!"] (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

[The Dawn Arrow] (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)

Baseball Forecast (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

["Bob has been daringly trying singlehanded to smash a large spy ring..."] (Table of Contents: 14)

Lieut. Bob Neal of Sub 662 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
an unnamed spy (villain, introduction)

[Adventure in Algiers] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Characters:
Bom Ben Gay (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

title from next issue blurb in previous issue

["O'Malley having just finished a detail, is traveling back to headquarters..."] (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
Characters:
Nancy McClennan (introduction)

["Synopsis... Escaping from the storm Dennis and his friends finally reach shore..."] (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) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / 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. [The Battle of Marjoca, Part 2]
    Wing Brady
  4. 3. [Ben Blue, Movie Slang]
  5. 4. A Bike for You
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company
  6. 5. The Terror in the Swamp
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  7. 6. [The Dangerous Mission]
    Biff Bronson
  8. 7. Boxcar Tourists
  9. 8. [Hungary's Fashion Saint; Item from Venezuela]
    Fun Stamp Page
  10. 9. The Reign of Queen Anne
    The Magic Crystal of History
  11. 10. ["Calling Radio Car K-7...Robbery in progress at the Colonial Jewelry Store..."]
    Radio Squad
  12. 11. ["Notice! Childrens Day Admission Free!"]
    Ginger Snap
  13. 12. [The Dawn Arrow]
    The Flying Fox
  14. 13. Baseball Forecast
  15. 14. ["Bob has been daringly trying singlehanded to smash a large spy ring..."]
    Lieut. Bob Neal of Sub 662
  16. 15. [Adventure in Algiers]
    Bulldog Martin
  17. 16. ["O'Malley having just finished a detail, is traveling back to headquarters..."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  18. 17. ["Synopsis... Escaping from the storm Dennis and his friends finally reach shore..."]
    The Buccaneer
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Dick Sabo
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
  • Arthur Lortie
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