(February 1940)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume
[3]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1939-12-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan (uncredited)
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

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. Second class permit. Copyright number 440425.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints
Keywords
stereotyping of Chinese; swords

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Professor Hugo Strange] (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jerry Robinson

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; John Davis (G-Man, death); Henry Jenkins (electrical engineer); Clancy (Policeman); Professor Hugo Strange (villain, introduction); Strange's gang (villains)
Synopsis
After he witnesses the death of a G-Man and obtaining a clue as to the perpetrator, Hugo Strange, the Batman has to battle a deadly fog created by Strange that he uses to commit crimes.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Globe; gas pellet; Sterling Silver Company; Wolf Brothers Fur Company

Indexer Notes

Batman fires a gun in the story.

Stamps for Census Taking (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes many ads from stamps dealers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[The Rantor] (Table of Contents: 6)

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; the Hunchback (villain)

Claim of Satan (Table of Contents: 7)

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

[Rocky Roman] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Malone; Hawkey; Rocky Roman

The "Spider" (Table of Contents: 9)

Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (signed)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Guardineer

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Speed Saunders; The Spider (villain)

[The Purple Mesa] (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Ethel Ridgewood; Jim Lawson

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

A Climax in Opera (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Martin (credited)
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[A Weekend Party at the Mountain Lodge] (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; Keith Lord; Ted Grayson

[The Lan Chee Tong] (Table of Contents: 14)

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; Ken Fu

Six Big Headline Features for the "Big Six" Comic Magazines! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Home Recording 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]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  4. 3. [Professor Hugo Strange]
    Batman
  5. 4. Stamps for Census Taking
    Detective Stamp Page
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  7. 6. [The Rantor]
    Spy
  8. 7. Claim of Satan
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  9. 8. [Rocky Roman]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  10. 9. The "Spider"
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  11. 10. [The Purple Mesa]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  12. 11. A Climax in Opera
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. [A Weekend Party at the Mountain Lodge]
    Bruce Nelson
  15. 14. [The Lan Chee Tong]
    Slam Bradley
  16. 15. Six Big Headline Features for the "Big Six" Comic Magazines!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Home Recording Co.
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