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Detective Comics (v1) #18 [J Story]

"In the Stratosphere"
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Detective Comics (v1) #18 [J Story]
Universe:   Earth-One 
Editor: Vincent Sullivan
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciler: Joe Shuster
Cover Artist : Leo O'Mealia
Cover Date : August 1938
On Sale Date: July 1938
Story Arc: -
Pages: 13
Cover Price : $0.10
Users Watched: 52 Users Rated: 42
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Detective Comics (v1) #18 [J Story]
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Can Slam and Shorty figure out who's who in time to prevent a prototype airplane from being stolen for America's enemies?
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Slam Bradley
  Slam Bradley last appeared in Detective Comics (v1) #17 [J Story]. Slam Bradley next appears in Detective Comics (v1) #19 [J Story].

Supporting Characters
  Knife Morley First Appearance
  This is Knife Morley's only appearance.

  Professor Barton First Appearance
  This is Professor Barton's only appearance.

  Professor James First Appearance
  This is Professor James's only appearance.

  Sergeant Gage First Appearance
  This is Sergeant Gage's only appearance.

  Shorty Morgan
  Shorty Morgan last appeared in Detective Comics (v1) #17 [J Story]. Shorty Morgan next appears in Detective Comics (v1) #19 [J Story].

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  go2shaw Says:    
  2017-11-03 23:33:44  
  Slam Bradley has become one of my favorite features from this era. Slam and Shorty remind me a lot of Abbot and Costello for some reason...  

  Shinderu Says:    
  2017-11-29 08:40:55  
  I feel the same way. This series is pure gold compared to Speed Saunders, Tex Thomson or Scoop Scanlon.  

  thatsAgoodONE11 Says:    
  2017-12-03 20:50:42  
  Slam and Shorty were so surprised when they were about to fight...a GIRL!? Oh no, not one of those!

The story is pretty engaging due to the fact it keeps twisting and turning. There are revelations about the characters seemingly every other page. This guy might be bad, and this guy might be good...then it all turns on its head a couple of times.

Shorty to the rescue! I like his joke on the last panel too.


  Russ Says:    
  2017-12-14 22:10:25  
  I thought this was one of the better entries in the Slam Bradley series, and he's already had some good ones. It almost got confusing with the identity switches throughout, and the girl who seemed to change sides every couple of pages. But it all held together surprisingly well. And I wonder whose check Shorty was holding at the end.

4 stars. One extra star for the first page; Jerry and Joe planting a subtle but obvious plug for one of their other features. You know, the one they just started in Action Comics? Yeah, that one!

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