"Slam Bradley: "Artists of Death"": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.

Detective Comics #26 is an issue of the series Detective Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of April, 1939.

Appearing in Slam Bradley: "Artists of Death"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Pierre D'Orsay (Single appearance)
  • The Artists (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • O'Reilly

Synopsis for Slam Bradley: "Artists of Death"

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Appearing in Steve Malone, District Attorney: "The Van Dorn Murder Case"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • John Van Dorn (Single appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Paula (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Nancy Lee
  • August Van Dorn (Only appearance; dies)
  • Morton (Single appearance)
  • Stacey (Single appearance)

Synopsis for Steve Malone, District Attorney: "The Van Dorn Murder Case"

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Appearing in Bruce Nelson: "Back From the Dead (Part 3)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Inspector Henderson

Antagonists:

  • Jim Watson alias Jeff Virdone (Final appearance)
  • Carol Watson (Final appearance)

Other Characters:

  • McMillan (Single appearance)

Synopsis for Bruce Nelson: "Back From the Dead (Part 3)"

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Appearing in Crimson Avenger: "The Phony Crimson Avenger"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Fake Crimson Avenger gang (Single appearance)
    • Gip Morgan (Single appearance)
    • Joe Savo (Only appearance; dies)
    • Tug (Single appearance)
    • unnamed gang members (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

Locations:

  • New York City
    • Globe Leader, newspaper office
    • Morgan's Bowling Alley

Synopsis for Crimson Avenger: "The Phony Crimson Avenger"

In a subway, criminals shut down the power and stop a train. Meanwhile, a man appearing to be the Crimson Avenger appeared out of a manhole. In a newspaper article by the Globe-Leader, it read that the "Crimson" escaped and that he was the suspected leader of the criminals. In the office of the Globe-Leader, Lee Travis expressed that he did not believe that the Crimson Avenger was behind the incident in the subway.

Later that night, a police officer named McCoy was kidnapped by a gang that was revealed to have framed the Crimson for the incident. Later on, two police officers were searching for McCoy and entered a jewelry store where a man appearing to be the Crimson abducted them. Meanwhile, the real Crimson Avenger and Wing are following a gang car. After a while, Crimson got off and ordered Lee to follow their car and that he would meet them at the apartment. The Crimson Avenger came upon two criminals, who had stolen jewelry and mistook him for their colleague Joe. Later on, the Crimson returned the stolen jewelry to the store and fled as soon as the police noticed him. The gang, thinking that Joe had betrayed them, planned to kill Joe.

Lee went to Morgan's Bowling Alley to look for Joe Savo. He encountered a man who called him Morgan. Morgan took Lee to the cellar, leading him into a trap. Gip Morgan was actually a member of the gang. Lee was knocked unconscious and tied up, but later broke free of his restraints. When Gip was absent from the room, Lee found a fake Crimson Avenger disguise, put it on, and used it to intimidate Gip. Next, Lee and Wing drove Gip to the location of the other gang members and apprehend them as well. Next, Lee phoned the police department and stormed off once he heard the sound of their sirens.

Appearing in Larry Steele: "The Taxicab War"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Benson (Single appearance)
  • Benson's crew (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Davis (Single appearance)
  • Stone aka Withers (Single appearance)

Synopsis for Larry Steele: "The Taxicab War"

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Appearing in "The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (Part 10)"

Featured Characters:

  • Denis Nayland Smith

Supporting Characters:

  • Dr. Petrie

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Rev. J. D. Eltham (Flashback and main story)
  • Greba Eltham (Flashback and main story)
  • Vernon Denby (First appearance)
  • Yen-Sun-Yat (Single appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for "The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (Part 10)"

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Appearing in Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise: "The Fake Shipwreck"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Dan Reynolds (Single appearance)
  • Brett (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Captain Robertson (Single appearance)
  • Mister Clyde (Single appearance)
  • Captain Flynn (Single appearance)

Synopsis for Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise: "The Fake Shipwreck"

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Appearing in Bart Regan, Spy: "The Man Who Torpedoed Congress"

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Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Professor James Barton (Only appearance; dies)

Locations:

Items:

  • Barton's radio-controlled ballistic rockets

Synopsis for Bart Regan, Spy: "The Man Who Torpedoed Congress"

The U.S. Treasury and the Capitol both get blown up by an evil crackpot, using radio-controlled rockets. Professor James Barton also abducts and attempts to murder Sally, by strapping her to the outside of a rocket. Bart rescues her, and stops Barton.

Appearing in Speed Saunders: "The Basketball Mystery"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Faro Fleming (Single appearance)
  • Smyth (Single appearance)
  • Pugs (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Mannix (Single appearance)
  • Royals (Single appearance)
    • Johnson (Single appearance)
    • Muller (Single appearance)
    • Unnamed Players (Single appearance)
  • Tigers (Single appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Speed Saunders: "The Basketball Mystery"

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Notes

  • Published by Detective Comics, Inc.
  • This is the last pre-Batman issue of Detective Comics.
  • In this issue's episode of Bart Regan, Spy, for the second time in a DC comic book, and for the second time in a story by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the U.S. Capitol Building is blown up.
    • The Capitol was previously destroyed in the Federal Men feature, in New Comics #6.
    • The U.S. Treasury Building is also destroyed this time.
    • Afterward, this is never mentioned again.
  • After this issue, Larry Steele drops out, until issue #29.
  • The Steve Malone feature returns this issue. It was last seen in Detective Comics #21. After this appearance, the feature does not return until issue #34.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Detective Comics was:

Trivia

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