(October 1939)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume:
[3]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1939-08-30
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 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 427468. Volume number is not found in the comic itself.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer [as Guardineer] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer [as Guardineer] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
The Batman [Bruce Wayne] (inset)
Reprints:
Keywords:
policemen; Thompson submachine gun

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

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

[Batman vs. the Vampire, Part 2] (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; the Monk (villain, death); Dala (villain, vampire, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Reaching Hungary with Julie, the Batman runs into another vampire, who wants to make a deal with him: if she shows him the Monk's hideout, will he kill him?
Reprints:
Keywords:
baterang; Batgyro; gas capsule; Hungary; utility belt; vampires; werewolves

Indexer Notes

Batman shoots and kills all the vampires in the Monk's hideout.

Storyline continued from last issue.

[Bill De Correvont] (Table of Contents: 3)

Odds 'n Ends / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Bill de Correvont

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

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

["While in the midst of underwater maneuvers..."] (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Retjen

The Last Act (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:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Buck Marshall

[Wonders of the Laboratory are Now at the Progressive Crime-Fighters' Command] (Table of Contents: 7)

Crime Never Pays / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[Vatican Stamp Released] (Table of Contents: 8)

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.

[Doris Dumont] (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Doris Dumont

Vanishing Gems (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

The Skull-Face Cult (Table of Contents: 11)

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

[The Governor Assasinated] (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:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cosmo

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[Rosemary Blaine] (Table of Contents: 13)

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; Rosemary Blaine

[The Wrong Guy] (Table of Contents: 14)

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; Cyrus Painter; The Man-Beast (villain)
Synopsis:
Slam breaks up a hold-up by socking the wrong guy.

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

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

Be a Frontiersman (Table of Contents: 16) (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. [Batman vs. the Vampire, Part 2]
    Batman
  4. 3. [Bill De Correvont]
    Odds 'n Ends
  5. 4. A Bike for You
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company
  6. 5. ["While in the midst of underwater maneuvers..."]
    Spy
  7. 6. The Last Act
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  8. 7. [Wonders of the Laboratory are Now at the Progressive Crime-Fighters' Command]
    Crime Never Pays
  9. 8. [Vatican Stamp Released]
    Detective Stamp Page
  10. 9. [Doris Dumont]
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  11. 10. Vanishing Gems
  12. 11. The Skull-Face Cult
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  13. 12. [The Governor Assasinated]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  14. 13. [Rosemary Blaine]
    Bruce Nelson
  15. 14. [The Wrong Guy]
    Slam Bradley
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  17. 16. Be a Frontiersman
    Daisy Air Rifles
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