(June 1940)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-05-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (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

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 457915.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Clayface [Basil Karlo]
Reprints
Keywords
flag poles; hatchets

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

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

[The Murders of Clayface] (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Julie Madison; Kenneth Todd [as "The Terror"] (movie star); Mr. Bentley (movie director); Ned Norton (former movie actor); Lorna Dane (movie star, death); Fred Walker (Lorna's old sweetheart, death); Clayface [Basil Karlo] (villain, introduction); Roxy Brenner (villain)
Synopsis
Learning that Julie has become a movie actress, Bruce and Dick head over to the studio to meet with her. However, a series of events leads Bruce to believe something bad is going to happen, which it does, and the Batman must lend a hand to stop a killer known as Clayface.
Reprints
Keywords
Argus Motion Picture Company

Here It Is! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[The Forgarian Ball] (Table of Contents: 4)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan; Burdini

An American Reporter in London (Table of Contents: 5)

Red Logan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Ernst
Inks
Ken Ernst
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Red Logan

[The Mysterious Rays] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Jack Lehti (signed)
Pencils
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks
Jack Lehti (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis] (in hat and cape); Wing; Mac

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

The Jewel Robbers (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Speed Saunders

Theft at the Fair (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1.2 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox [as Gardner F. Fox] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Detective Comics #41.

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

advertisement / 0.8 page (report information)

[The Prodigy] (Table of Contents: 11)

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; Fuhlra

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

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.17 page (report information)

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Junior Sales Club / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[New Air Mails] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

[The New Plane] (Table of Contents: 16)

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; Bridgeman; Les Sharron

[The Murder of Slugger Carmen] (Table of Contents: 17)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Howard Sherman (signed)
Inks
Howard Sherman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Sherman

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Luigi Barrati; Carlo Pimento

The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Spencer Fireworks Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  3. 2. [The Murders of Clayface]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  4. 3. Here It Is!
    Batman
  5. 4. [The Forgarian Ball]
    Spy
  6. 5. An American Reporter in London
    Red Logan
  7. 6. [The Mysterious Rays]
    The Crimson Avenger
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  9. 8. The Jewel Robbers
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  10. 9. Theft at the Fair
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. [The Prodigy]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  14. 13. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club
  16. 15. [New Air Mails]
    Detective Stamp Page
  17. 16. [The New Plane]
    Cliff Crosby
  18. 17. [The Murder of Slugger Carmen]
    Slam Bradley
  19. 18. The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Spencer Fireworks Co.
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