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Issue Details

Issue #36
Published February 1940
Cover Price 0.10
Pages 68
Editing Vincent Sullivan

Cover Details

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

12 page Batman story "Professor Hugo Strange"

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Henry Jenkins; Officer Clancy; Professor Hugo Strange (villain; Intro)
Synopsis After he witnesses the death of a G-Man and obtaining a clue as to the perpetrator, Hugo Strange, the Batman has to battle a deadly fog created by Strange that he uses to commit crimes.
Genre superhero
Script Bill Finger
Pencils Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Inks Bob Kane (signed)
Letters Jerry Robinson
Notes Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-12-09.
Reprinted In The Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #1 (June 1990); In Batman Chronicles, The (DC, 2005 series) #1

6 page Spy story "The Rantor"

Characters Bart Regan; the Hunchback [villain].
Genre adventure
Script Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils Maurice Kashuba (signed)
Inks Maurice Kashuba (signed)

6 page Buck Marshall, Range Detective story "Claim of Satan"

Characters Buck Marshall
Genre western
Pencils Homer Fleming (signed as H. Fleming)
Inks Homer Fleming (signed as H. Fleming)

6 page Steve Malone, District Attorney story "Rocky Roman"

Characters Steve Malone; Hawkey; Rocky Roman.
Genre detective
Pencils Don Lynch (signed)
Inks Don Lynch (signed)

6 page Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator story "The Spider"

Characters Speed Saunders; The Spider [villain].
Genre detective
Script Gardner F. Fox (signed)
Pencils Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks Fred Guardineer (signed)
Letters Fred Guardineer

6 page Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise story "The Purple Mesa"

Characters Cosmo; Ethel Ridgewood; Jim Lawson.
Genre adventure
Script Sven Elven?
Pencils Sven Elven (signed)
Inks Sven Elven (signed)
Notes Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2-12-09.

2 page text story "A Climax in Opera"

Genre adventure
Script Richard Martin (signed)
Pencils Bernard Baily
Inks Bernard Baily
Letters typeset

6 page Bruce Nelson story "A Weekend Party at the Mountain Lodge"

Characters Bruce Nelson; Keith Lord; Ted Grayson.
Genre detective
Script Tom Hickey (signed)
Pencils Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks Tom Hickey (signed)

10 page Slam Bradley story "The Lan Chee Tong"

Characters Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Ken Fu.
Genre detective
Script Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils Mart Bailey (signed)
Inks Mart Bailey (signed)