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1937 saw the debut of Detective Comics (Volume 1). Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, strapped for money, entered an agreement with his printer Harry Donenfeld and accountant Jack Liebowitz to form Detective Comics, Inc. Meanwhile, still under the National Allied banner, New Comics (Volume 1) was changed into New Adventure Comics (Volume 1).

Magazine printer "Busy" Arnold, seeing the market for comic magazines rise, decided to join the game with Feature Funnies (Volume 1), the first comic magazine of what would become Quality Comics.


The following creative talent are known to have been born in 1937:

The following creative talent passed away in the year 1937:


The following comic titles debuted with a 1937 cover date:


Selected 1937 character debuts. See all.