(December 1939)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume
[3]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1939-10-30
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 435265. Volume number is not found in the comic itself.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Crimson Avenger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Creig Flessel [as Flessel] (signed)
Inks
Creig Flessel [as Flessel] (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; The Batman [Bruce Wayne] (inset)
Reprints
Keywords
life preservers; ocean liners

Indexer Notes

Feature character verified by Flessel and added by Craig Delich.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Peril in Paris] (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]; Charles Maire (Karel's brother); Karel Maire; Duc D'orterre (villain, master of the Apaches, introduction, death); some Apaches (villains)
Synopsis
After Bruce Wayne runs into a man with no face, as the Batman he learns of a sinister man responsible for it, who wants the man's money and his sister.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; silk rope

Indexer Notes

This story directly follows the story line in issue #32.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Whatt A. Knutt / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Bob Kane (signed)
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bob Kane ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aha! At last! My formula for a 'headache gas'...
Genre
humor
Characters
Whatt A. Knutt

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Ambassador to Bolaria] (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; spy
Characters
Bart Regan; Ambassador Reynolds

The Last Trick (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

[Scientific Interrogation Aids Detectives to Trace Criminals] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Vin Sullivan ?
Pencils
Vin Sullivan ?
Inks
Vin Sullivan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Printing Press Honored (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.

[The Cleaner Protective Association] (Table of Contents: 9)

Steve Malone, District Attorney / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Don Lynch (signed)
Inks
Don Lynch (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Malone; Happy; Mario

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Swift Justice (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Spy Mystery (Table of Contents: 13)

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 Secret Treaty] (Table of Contents: 14)

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; Tom Burke

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

The G-Men (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

The White Goddess (Table of Contents: 16)

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; Mambu; the White Goddess

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

[The Vacation] (Table of Contents: 17)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; James Kildare; Boris Borscht
Synopsis
Slam and Shorty take their reward money and go on a nice ocean vacation, until their ship is blown out of the water by an enemy submarine.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Flash 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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Crimson Avenger
  2. 1. ["You're accused of stealin' $580,000,000,000..."]
  3. 2. [Peril in Paris]
    Batman
  4. 3. ["Aha! At last! My formula for a 'headache gas'..."]
    Whatt A. Knutt
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Chemcraft
  6. 5. [The Ambassador to Bolaria]
    Spy
  7. 6. The Last Trick
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  8. 7. [Scientific Interrogation Aids Detectives to Trace Criminals]
    Crime Never Pays
  9. 8. Printing Press Honored
    Detective Stamp Page
  10. 9. [The Cleaner Protective Association]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. Swift Justice
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. The Spy Mystery
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  15. 14. [The Secret Treaty]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  16. 15. The G-Men
  17. 16. The White Goddess
    Bruce Nelson
  18. 17. [The Vacation]
    Slam Bradley
  19. 18. ["Like a comet across the comic sky..."]
    Flash Comics
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
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