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Issue Details

Issue #29
Published July 1939
Cover Price 0.10
Pages 68
Editing Vincent Sullivan

Cover Details

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dr. Death (villain)
Genre superhero
Pencils Bob Kane (signed)
Inks Bob Kane (signed)
Letters typeset
Reprinted In Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #1 (June 1990); In Batman Chronicles, The (DC, 2005 series) #1

10 page The Bat-Man story "The Batman Meets Doctor Death"

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; John P. van Smith; Doctor Death (villain; Intro); Jabah (villain; Intro; Death)
Synopsis Dr. Death plans to use his new invention of a poisonous pollen extract on any wealthy person who refuses to pay him tribute.
Genre superhero
Script Gardner F. Fox
Pencils Bob Kane (signed)
Inks Bob Kane (signed)
Letters Bob Kane
Notes Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-9-09.
Reprinted 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

1 page Crime Never Pays filler

Genre fact
Script Vincent Sullivan?
Pencils Vincent Sullivan?
Inks Vincent Sullivan?

1 page text article "The Stamp Detective"

Genre fact

6 page Larry Steele, Private Detective story "The Murder of Ace Mullins"

Characters Larry Steele; Ace Mullins [D]; Jake [villain].
Genre detective
Pencils Will Ely (signed)
Inks Will Ely (signed)
Notes Story printed in red and black only.

6 page Spy story "Colonel Walsh and the Coastal Defense Plans"

Characters Bart Regan; Jack Steele; Rita Mason.
Genre adventure
Script Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils Mart Bailey (signed)
Inks Mart Bailey (signed)

6 page The Crimson Avenger story "The McNeal Kidnappers"

Characters The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Joe [villain]; Lou [villain]; Hymie [villain].
Genre superhero
Script Jim Chambers (signed)
Pencils Jim Chambers (signed)
Inks Jim Chambers (signed)
Notes Next appearance is in Detective #37.

2 page text story "A Game for Two"

Genre adventure
Script Gardner F. Fox [signed as Paul Dean]
Letters typeset

6 page Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator story "The Perfect Crime"

Characters Speed Saunders
Genre detective
Pencils Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks Fred Guardineer (signed)
Letters Fred Guardineer

6 page Bruce Nelson story "The Hooded Figure"

Characters Bruce Nelson; Maria Tonelli; Anthony; Ed Lane; Don Hernandez Covina.
Genre detective
Script Tom Hickey (signed)
Pencils Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks Tom Hickey (signed)

6 page Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise story "The Avenger"

Characters Cosmo; The Avenger [villain]; Inspector Grey; Dean Hollyday.
Genre adventure
Script Sven Elven?
Pencils Sven Elven (signed)
Inks Sven Elven (signed)
Notes Printed in black and red only.

13 page Slam Bradley story "Warning! Keep Out of Hawaii"

Characters Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Betty Clark; Hiaroto [villain]; Chang [villain].
Genre detective
Script Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks Joe Shuster (signed)