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Home Small Publishers Detective Dan, Secret Operative No. 48 (one-shot)(Humor Pub. Co.) -Rupps Comics
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Comics provided by of RUPPS COMICS - Fremont, OH.
Scanned by Rangerhouse,
Edit and special introduction pages by Yoc for DCM
Presenting a very rare, historically important comic you've likely never heard of but should see!
Thanks to RUPPS COMICS of Fremont, OH. and Rangerhouse, DCM can now share Humor Publications one-shot
Detective Dan, Secret Operative No. 48

Check out at the end of this file for a special introduction to the scan written and designed by Yoc.

We hope everyone here enjoys this special scan - and thank-you again to RUPPS COMICS for allowing us to scan it!

10-May-2014 1:39 pm
Username: rangerhouse
Comment: Nice Work!!! and again Thanks to Rupp's Comics, and Joe for finding the comic.
10-May-2014 2:58 pm
Username: erwin-k
Comment: Very interesting. Dated 1933. A comic book from before comic books really existed. Did these folks do any others? Thanks to all concerned for sharing!
10-May-2014 4:16 pm
Username: doccomix
Comment: Wow! What a rarity. And as an extra bonus, an old Comic Book Marketplace article on the comic and the publishers' history was also included at the end. Much appreciated!
10-May-2014 7:19 pm
Username: jimpage
Comment: Thanks to those who got this book available to us. I have looked for it for years. There are a couple of key early comics that I've never been able to find: Eastern Color's 1933 "Funnies on Parade" promo comic (and its successors) and Dell's 1933 "Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics." We recently, thanks to Soothsayr and Movielover, were able to see Eastern Color's "Famous Funnies 001," another key early comic. Again, thanks to all who contribute such wonderful material! --Jim
11-May-2014 3:20 pm
Username: Yoc
Comment: Glad everyone is enjoying this! Doc - that's NOT an old Comic Book Marketplace article. I produced the intro as a background piece and quoted the CBM#36 article. Humor Publishing did three books total but this is the only one scanned so far.
16-May-2014 6:09 am
Username: churnworks
Comment: Pleased to see this, and I echo the comments of others here. Thanks to Rupp Comics (and I presume the owners and staff), and to all that brought this chicken home to roost. Yoc, I look forward to reading your piece.
6-November-2014 9:09 pm
Username: Pulpshmoo
Comment: Ive looked for this more than anything. Congrazs! The art is terrible and the story poor; but this is the first comic book--considering the first must be that with the first original characters. Pulpshmoo

Issue: #[nn]
Published: 1933, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing:
Color: Color Cover; Black And White Interior Dimensions: 9.5" X 12" (24.1 Cm X 30.5 Cm) Paper Stock: Newsprint Binding: Publishing Format:
Notes: Denis Gifford's The American Comic Book Catalogue: The Evolutionary Era, 1884-1939 gives the page count as 36 pages. Gifford Also notes that the character would later become better known as "Dan Dunn: Secret Operative 48". The text piece ""The White Cat Murder" has a half-page illustration (signed "Marsh") on the first page. It was part of the contest advertised on the front cover. Entrants had to "state by whom the murders [that took place in the story] were committed and the motives" in 500 words or less. Deadline for entries was July 1, 1933. "Wu Fang, King of the Dope Smugglers" is a full page ad for the next issue appearing on the inside back cover. It consists of one page from the aforementioned story with advertising copy superimposed over it.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) The White Cat Murder
Featuring: Detective Dan
Credits: Pencils: Norman W. Marsh [as Marsh] | Inks: Norman W. Marsh [as Marsh]

Comic Story (25 pages) The White Cat Murder
Featuring: Detective Dan
Credits: Script: Norman W. Marsh | Pencils: Norman W. Marsh [as Marsh] | Inks: Norman W. Marsh [as Marsh]
Genre: Crime Detective-mystery

Text Story (7 pages) The White Cat Murder
Featuring: Detective Dan
Credits: Script: Finney Briggs | Letters: Typeset
Genre: Adventure Crime Detective-mystery

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Wu Fang, King of the Dope Smugglers
Genre: Adventure Crime Detective-mystery
Characters: Wu Fang

  The data in the above section is courtesy of the Grand Comics Database™ under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

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