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  1. Cover by Vincent Sullivan.
  2. "The Murders of Cap'n Scum" (Speed Saunders) written and penciled by E.C. Stoner and inked by Creig Flessel. Speed discovers that Cap'n Scum is smuggling Chinamen and throwing the sick ones in the sea.
  3. "The Rhangwa Pearls" (Cosmo, The Phantom of Disguise) written, penciled and inked by Sven Elven. Taro, the cleverest gem thief on two continents, attempts to steal some precious gems; a battle of the disguisers is had.
  4. "The Peruvian Mine Murders Part 1" (Bret Lawton) written by Unknown, penciled and inked by Creig Flessel. "The ace international detective is confronted with a series of baffling murders. Mystery and adventure lurk at every step as he penetrates the silent Peruvian jungles.
  5. "The Claws of the Red Dragon Part 1" (Bruce Nelson) written by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, penciled and inked by Tom Hickey. Hungering merely for some chow mein, Nelson arrives at an out-of-place Chinese restaurant where no one wishes to serve him. When a father and daughter also appear, tension continues to mount, until all three are attacked! (Features Vincent Sullivan Cover Character Sen Yoi as the Villain)
  6. "The Gotlotz Jewels" (Gumshoe Gus) written, penciled and inked by Bill Patrick. Gus keeps an eye out on Mrs. Gotlotz's jewels, only to see them stolen by someone he eventually bops on the noggin'.
  7. "The Balinoff Case Part 1" (Bart Regan) written by Jerry Siegel, penciled and inked by Joe Shuster. Bart goes undercover to "make the acquaintance of Olga Balinoff, who is suspected of using her charms to worm valuable army secrets out of young officers."
  8. "The Gotrox Pearls" (Eagle-Eye Jake) written, penciled and inked by Russell Cole (aka ALGER). Jake is the last resort to solve the case of the missing Gotrox Pearls, only to realize "neither gems nor thief exist"!
  9. "Silly Sleuths" by Fred Schwab. A collection of one-panel jokes.
  10. "The Bar S Rustlers" (Buck Marshall) written, penciled and inked by Homer Fleming. "Cattle thieves are terrorizing the country [and] Buck loses no time in responding to the Sheriff's appeal for help."
  11. "The Streets of Chinatown" (Slam Bradley) written by Jerry Siegel, penciled and inked by Joe Shuster. "Don't mind my torn shirt, lady. This is a special occasion - the first time I ever met a dime-store princess." Said princess offers Slam a job guarding her valuable poodle-dog; when Slam ... "politely" declines, the bumbling Shorty takes his place.

Note: E. C. Stoner's first works.

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An inauspicious start 0

I wouldn't ordinarily suggest judging a book by its cover, but it's clear just from the cover image that the first issue of Detective Comics falls squarely into the Yellow Peril genre. Two of the stories, "The Claws of the Red Dragon" and "Slam Bradley", feature the stereotypical Chinese villains being defeated by heroic Americans. For a change of pace, "Speed Saunders and the River Patrol" has Chinese immigrants as the victims of a crime, rather than the perpetrators.The first issue of Detectiv...

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