Detective Comics #33

DC Comics

United States

Published
November 1939
Page count
68
Cover price
0.10
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/560

Credits

Editing
Vincent Sullivan

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Batman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Credits

Art
Bob Kane
Letters
typeset
Editing
Vincent Sullivan

Reprint history

Printed in
In Batman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown Publishers, Inc., 1971 series) #73-168329
in The Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #1 (June 1990)
In Batman Chronicles, The (DC, 2005 series) #1
Show/hide 1. The Batman Wars Against the Dirigible of Doom (Batman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (Origin); Thomas Wayne (Death); Martha Wayne (Death); Dr. Carl Kruger (villain; Death); The Scarlet Horde (villains; all Death)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger (pp. 1-2), Gardner F. Fox (pp. 3-12)
Pencils
Bob Kane
Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Inks
Bob Kane
Letters
Sheldon Moldoff

Reprint history

From GCD
In The Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #1 (June 1990)
in Secret Origins (DC, 1973 series) #1 (February-March 1973) [first two pages]
in Batman (Signet Books, 1966 series) #D2939 [first two pages]
in Batman From the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown Publishers, Inc., 1971 series) #1 (1971) [splash page]
In Batman Chronicles, The (DC, 2005 series) #1

Synopsis

After learning how the Batman came into being as a crime fighter, he ceomes alarmed at the sudden appearance of deadly dirigibles whose occupants wish to rule the world.

Notes

Contains 2 page origin sequence, the 'original' origin. Written by Bill Finger (credit from Craig Delich and Martin O'Hearn, October, 2005). The Batman carries and uses a gun in this story. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-10-09.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Odds and Ends) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Odds and Ends
Genre
Sports
Characters
Charlie Ruffing; Pop Warner.

Credits

Script
Sheldon Moldoff
Art
Sheldon Moldoff

Synopsis

Brief biographies are provided for Charlie Ruffing and Pop Warner.

Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-10-09.

Show/hide 3. Thoria Invades Luxen (Spy) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Spy
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Bart Regan; Karl Palchek.

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Mart Bailey

Synopsis

Bart helps restore democracy in Luxen.

Show/hide 4. Mine of Mystery (Buck Marshall, Range Detective) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Buck Marshall, Range Detective
Genre
Western
Characters
Buck Marshall

Credits

Art
Homer Fleming (signed as H. Fleming)
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Larry Steele, Private Detective) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Larry Steele, Private Detective
Genre
Detective
Characters
Larry Steele; Brenda.

Credits

Art
Ken Ernst
Show/hide 6. Coffee-Colored Diamonds Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Crime

Credits

Author
Frank Thomas
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 7. The Northwoods Mystery (Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
Genre
Detective
Characters
Speed Saunders

Credits

Art
Fred Guardineer
Letters
Fred Guardineer
Show/hide 8. The Sewer Robberies (Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Cosmo; Neil.

Credits

Script
Sven Elven?
Art
Sven Elven

Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2-10-09.

Show/hide 9. The White Goddess, Part 1 (Bruce Nelson) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Bruce Nelson
Genre
Detective
Characters
Bruce Nelson; Mambu.

Credits

Script
Tom Hickey
Art
Tom Hickey
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Crime Never Pays) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Crime Never Pays
Genre
Fact

Credits

Script
Vincent Sullivan?
Art
Vincent Sullivan?
Show/hide 11. Shorty Swallows a Diamond (Slam Bradley) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Slam Bradley
Genre
Detective
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Diane Penton; Dr. Farnsby.

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Mart Bailey

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 56437

Cover added

  • 02/12/2010

Index completed

  • 02/12/2010