(January 1940)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume
[3]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-11-30
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

The volume number and the on-sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 437787.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Duc D'orterre
Reprints
Keywords
bondage; hypodermic syringes; mad scientists

Indexer Notes

Since the Duc D'orterre appears on this cover, it is believed this cover was supposed to go with #34's story (note by Craig Delich).

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

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

[The Case of the Ruby Idol] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed); Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sheldon Moldoff

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Weldon (curio collector); Joe; Mike; Wong; Sin Fang [Sheldon Lenox] (villain, explorer, introduction, death); followers of Kila (villains)
Synopsis
The existence of a large ruby in the shape of a hideous figure leads to the death of one man and threatens the life of another, so the Batman enters the fray to battle a weird Hindu cult over it.
Reprints
Keywords
gas pellet; Kila (God of Destruction)

Indexer Notes

Batman is shown with a gun on the splash page.

[Railroad Lingo] (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp (signed)
Inks
George Papp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

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

Flex-i-Track / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Unknown Sub] (Table of Contents: 5)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Maurice Kashuba (signed)
Inks
Maurice Kashuba (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan; Ambassador Ludorf; Von Klotz

Branded Yellow (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

The Kidnapping Racket (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Don Lynch
Inks
Don Lynch
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Malone

Mystery with Music (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Lawlor (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Split over two pages.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 9)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
J. S. Liebowitz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Publisher Detective Comics, Inc.
480 Lexington Ave, NY, NY
Editor Vincent Sullivan
Owners: Harry Donenfeld, P. H. Sampliner.

On the bottom of the first page of the text story.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

The Voodoo Vengeance (Table of Contents: 12)

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

[Strange Death of Doctor Dupre] (Table of Contents: 13)

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; Inspector Grey; Dupre

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[Cuba Honors Tobacco] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

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

Spanky and Cranky / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cripes! I've been waitin' for that Spanky...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Spanky; Cranky

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Built-Rite / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The White Goddess, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 17)

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; Toni Hutton

[In the Foreign Legion] (Table of Contents: 18)

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; Clyde Winthrop; Scar Jenson; Tony Caputo; Aba Cadabra
Synopsis
Slam and Shorty join the Foreign Legion to track down an American fugitive.

Right or Wrong? (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

He's Back with Us Again!! Superman (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [The Case of the Ruby Idol]
    The Batman
  4. 3. [Railroad Lingo]
    Fantastic Facts
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Flex-i-Track
  6. 5. [The Unknown Sub]
    Spy
  7. 6. Branded Yellow
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  8. 7. The Kidnapping Racket
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  9. 8. Mystery with Music
  10. 9. Statement of Ownership
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. The Voodoo Vengeance
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  14. 13. [Strange Death of Doctor Dupre]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  15. 14. [Cuba Honors Tobacco]
    Detective Stamp Page
  16. 15. ["Cripes! I've been waitin' for that Spanky..."]
    Spanky and Cranky
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Built-Rite
  18. 17. [The White Goddess, Part 2]
    Bruce Nelson
  19. 18. [In the Foreign Legion]
  20. 19. Right or Wrong?
    Flash Comics
  21. 20. He's Back with Us Again!! Superman
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
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