(March 1940)

DC, 1937 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume:
[3]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1940-02-02
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

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 443609.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson ?
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:
Keywords:
knives

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

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

[The Screaming House] (Table of Contents: 2)

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]; Joey (death); Al (villain, grocery store owner); Elias Turg [aka "The Head"; also as Count Grutt] (villain, death); Carl (villain)
Synopsis:
While passing by an old house, the Batman hears screams and rushes in to save a man, who he soon discovers is a crook that has been double crossing his boss and who kills the thugs torturing him so there will be no witnesses. Later, the Caped Crusader learns from the dying Joey that his boss is a big time smuggler, and he takes immediate steps to solve that problem.
Reprints:
Keywords:
infra-red goggles

Indexer Notes

The last, illustrated panel, displays a promo for Batman's next adventure against huge, terrifying, man-monsters...a story which appeared in Batman #1 when Robin was introduced in the next issue of Detective.

[Ordered to March Across the Ocean] (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[The Ring of Death] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

[Mutiny on the Sea Swan] (Table of Contents: 5)

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.

[Laura Burlingame's Been Kidnapped] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Chambers ?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey ?
Inks:
Harry Lucey ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis] (in hat and cloak); Wing; Laura Burlingame

Indexer Notes

Last appearance was in Detective #29.

Murder by Sea (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Randall (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

Indexer Notes

Over two pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

A Bike for You (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

The Crime Roundup (Table of Contents: 11)

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

[Miss Cooper Is Kidnapped] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

[Judge Carson] (Table of Contents: 13)

Cliff Crosby / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Chad Grothkopf
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Crosby

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Tiny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Don't look so innocent...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tiny

[Small Decisions] (Table of Contents: 15)

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.

[A Dynamite Gift] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Six Big Headline Features for the "Big Six" Comic Magazines! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Wilson Chem. 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. [The Screaming House]
    Batman
  4. 3. [Ordered to March Across the Ocean]
    Fantastic Facts
  5. 4. [The Ring of Death]
    Spy
  6. 5. [Mutiny on the Sea Swan]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  7. 6. [Laura Burlingame's Been Kidnapped]
    The Crimson Avenger
  8. 7. Murder by Sea
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  10. 9. A Bike for You
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. The Crime Roundup
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  13. 12. [Miss Cooper Is Kidnapped]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  14. 13. [Judge Carson]
    Cliff Crosby
  15. 14. ["Don't look so innocent..."]
    Tiny
  16. 15. [Small Decisions]
    Detective Stamp Page
  17. 16. [A Dynamite Gift]
    Slam Bradley
  18. 17. Six Big Headline Features for the "Big Six" Comic Magazines!
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Matthew Peets
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Klein
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Jerry Bails (R.I.P.)
  • Carl Gafford
  • John Greb
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Chris Launder
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Bowen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mark Gordon
  • Max Capp
  • Ed Boner