Detective Comics #37

DC Comics

United States

Published
March 1940
Page count
68
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/709

Credits

Editing
Vin Sullivan [as Vincent A. Sullivan]

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded (The Batman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Credits

Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Jerry Robinson ?
Show/hide 1. No title recorded (Johnson Smith & Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Johnson Smith & Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Screaming House (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
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)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Inks
Bob Kane
Letters
Jerry Robinson

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #237 (December 1971)
The Screaming House
 
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #24 ([May 1972?])
Untitled  (Untitled)
 
United States
Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #1 ([June] 1990)
The Screaming House
 
United States
The Batman Chronicles (DC, 2005 series) #1 ([March] 2005)
The Screaming House
From GCD
from DETECTIVE COMICS (DC, 1937 series) #37 (March 1940).
 
From Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #37

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.

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.

Show/hide 3. Ordered to March Across the Ocean (Fantastic Facts) Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Facts
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Script
George Papp
Art
George Papp
Letters
George Papp
Show/hide 4. The Ring of Death (Spy) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spy
Genre
Adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Maurice Kashuba
Show/hide 5. Mutiny on the Sea Swan (Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Cosmo

Credits

Script
Sven Elven ?
Art
Sven Elven

Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 6. Laura Burlingame's Been Kidnapped (The Crimson Avenger) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Crimson Avenger
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis] (in hat and cloak); Wing; Laura Burlingame

Credits

Script
Jim Chambers ?
Art
Harry Lucey ?

Notes

Last appearance was in Detective #29.

Show/hide 7. Murder by Sea Text story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Crime

Credits

Author
John Randall (credited)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Over two pages.

Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 0.25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Notes

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

Show/hide 9. A Bike for You (The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company

Notes

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

Show/hide 10. No title recorded Advertisement, 0.25 pages

Notes

A few small ads on both pages of the text story.

Show/hide 11. The Crime Roundup (Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Speed Saunders

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Fred Guardineer
Letters
Fred Guardineer
Show/hide 12. Miss Cooper Is Kidnapped (Steve Malone, District Attorney) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Steve Malone, District Attorney
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Malone

Credits

Art
Don Lynch
Show/hide 13. Judge Carson (Cliff Crosby) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Cliff Crosby
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Cliff Crosby

Credits

Script
Chad Grothkopf
Art
Chad Grothkopf
Letters
Chad Grothkopf
Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Tiny) Comic story, 1 page

"Don't look so innocent..."

Featuring

Feature
Tiny
Genre
Humor
Characters
Tiny
Show/hide 15. Small Decisions (Detective Stamp Page) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Detective Stamp Page

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset

Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

Show/hide 16. A Dynamite Gift (Slam Bradley) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Slam Bradley
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Mart Bailey
Show/hide 17. Six Big Headline Features for the "Big Six" Comic Magazines! Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 18. No title recorded (Johnson Smith & Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Johnson Smith & Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 19. No title recorded (Wilson Chem. Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wilson Chem. Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


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.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 22881

Entry created

  • 04/09/2019

Cover added

  • 04/09/2019

Index completed

  • 04/09/2019