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Detective Picture Stories #1 [Dec'36]-68pg-c2c
The first single theme comic

Issue: #1
Published: December 1936, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing:
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Pre-Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: Vol. I, No. I. DETECTIVE Picture STORIES is published monthly by Comics Magazines Co., Inc., 11 West 42nd Street, New York, N. Y.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Egan of the Homicide Squad
Credits: Script: William Allison | Pencils: William Allison | Inks: William Allison | Letters: William Cook ?
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Egan

Advertisement (1 page) Johnson Smith & Company
Credits: Letters: typeset

Table Of Contents (1 page) Contents Page
Credits: Pencils: William Allison | Inks: William Allison
Characters: Egan

Comic Story (7 pages) The Diamond Dick
Featuring: Egan of the Homicide Squad
Synopsis: When a visitor to the Zoo is killed and robbed of a diamond it's up to Egan of the Homicide Squad to find the killer.
Credits: Script: Wallace Kirk (credited) | Pencils: William Allison (signed) | Inks: William Allison (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Egan Rowen Billy Mr. Mayberry

Comic Story (7 pages) Murder in the Blue Room
Featuring: Spurlock and Watkins
Synopsis: Famed detective Spurlock is called to Parkhurst Mansion after the 2nd of two murders inside a week.
Credits: Script: John A. Patterson | Pencils: John A. Patterson (signed) | Inks: John A. Patterson (signed)
Genre: Humor Detective-mystery
Characters: Lady Ashley Miss Lovelace Spurlock Watkins Hector Ashley

Comic Story (7 pages) Police Patrol
Synopsis: The police track down the robbers of an Adamsville bank messenger.
Credits: Script: Ed Moore Jr. | Pencils: Ed Moore Jr. (signed) | Inks: Ed Moore Jr. (signed) | Colours: ? (first page)
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Jim Bill Gowrie Bat Trigger

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Be a Detective [Detective Picture Stories Subscription Ad]
Synopsis: "Learn how to track the criminal and bring him back alive. Learn the tricks of the ace sleuths, the famous G-men and the clever private detectives. You can do it twelve easy lessons--and you don't need a tommy-gun or a flashlight. All you need is a dollar."
Credits: Pencils: William Allison | Inks: William Allison | Letters: typeset
Characters: Egan

Comic Story (7 pages) The Phantom Killer
Featuring: Eddie Brannigan
Synopsis: Detective Brannigan tracks down Krautz, the Phantom Killer.
Credits: Script: George Brenner | Pencils: George Brenner (signed) | Inks: George Brenner (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Eddy Brannigan "Killer" Krautz

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) A Touchdown [Funny Pages Subscription Ad]
Synopsis: "Funny Pages gives you thrills, laughter, grand colors, fine artists, fascinating departments. Features that no other magazine of it's kind offers"
Credits: Letters: typeset

Text Story (2 pages) Sapphire Seas
Synopsis: Murder on the high seas.
Credits: Script: ? [as Captain C. W. Scott] | Pencils: William Allison (signed) | Inks: William Allison (signed) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Captain Eggers George Harley Andy Lauenburg Severn Miss Foster

Comic Story (7 pages) Wings of Crime
Featuring: Clem Bowers
Synopsis: Detective Clem Bowers investigates Specky Galazzo, a notorious jewel thief.
Credits: Script: Victor Dowling | Pencils: Victor J. Dowling (signed) | Inks: Victor J. Dowling (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Specky Galazzo Big Mike Cassidy Clem Bowers Donovan Mrs. Brandon Ferret Mr. Clark Mazie [Yvonne Le Claire] Mr. Waters Coily [Ramos]

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Funny Picture Stories Subscription Ad
Synopsis: "This is the original stories-in-pictures magazine. A dollar mailed today will save you 20 cents in actual cash, another dollar in shoe leather, and bring your regular copy to your door every month."
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (7 pages) Roadhouse Racket
Featuring: Pat O'Day
Synopsis: Pat O'Day solves a murder at the Night Owl Roadhouse.
Credits: Script: Joseph E. Buresch? | Pencils: Joseph E. Buresch (signed) | Inks: Joseph E. Buresch (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Porter Miss Perry Faces Benny Pat O'Day

Comic Story (10 pages) The Tale of Timothy O'Toole
Featuring: The Spinner
Synopsis: A policeman tells the Spinner of how he became a policeman. Story flashes back to 1905.
Credits: Script: Bert Christman? | Pencils: Bert Christman (signed) | Inks: Bert Christman (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Mr. Spinner Evelyn Timothy O'Toole Katherine Kelly Mr. Jones [Simon The Sneak] Tony Mr. Greene [Mr. Kelly] Murphy Bessie

Comic Story (6 pages) Bogus Bills
Featuring: Thurston Hunt
Synopsis: Thurston Hunt investigates a gang of counterfeiters.
Credits: Script: Arthur Pinajian? | Pencils: Arthur Pinajian (signed) | Inks: Arthur Pinajian (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Thurstan Hunt [Jack Barnard] Joseph Dave Mrs. Clay Butcher Kane Sam Lou [Frazer] Red

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) House Ad for Funny Pages, Funny Picture Stories and Detective Picture Stories
Synopsis: "Funny Pages, it has what it takes. Next came the big rave about Funny Picture Stories and now every one is a fan for Detective Picture Stories. It gives you action in pictures-thrills that are new-vivid colors that make the stories live."
Credits: Pencils: Dennis Yuknis (FP #7); William Allison (FPS #2 & DPS #1) | Inks: Dennis Yuknis (FP #7); William Allison (FPS #2 & DPS #1)

Advertisement (1 page) Factory To You
Credits: Letters: typeset

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