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Detective Comics (v1) #19 [J Story]

"In Africa"
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Detective Comics (v1) #19 [J Story]
Universe:   Earth-One 
Editor: Vincent Sullivan
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciler: Joe Shuster
Cover Artist : Leo O'Mealia
Cover Date : September 1938
On Sale Date: August 1938
Story Arc: -
Pages: 13
Cover Price : $0.10
Users Watched: 51 Users Rated: 42
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Is there a lost city of apes in Africa? When an ape shows up in Slam's apartment, he and Shorty get caught up in the case of a missing museum director.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Slam Bradley
  Slam Bradley last appeared in Detective Comics (v1) #18 [J Story]. Slam Bradley next appears in Detective Comics (v1) #20 [J Story].

Supporting Characters
  Shorty Morgan
  Shorty Morgan last appeared in Detective Comics (v1) #18 [J Story]. Shorty Morgan next appears in Detective Comics (v1) #20 [J Story].

Other Characters
  Betty Gladstone First Appearance
  This is Betty Gladstone's only appearance.

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

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  shinderu Says:    
  2017-11-29 09:22:17  
  Extra star for Shorty finally getting a kiss.  

  thatsAgoodONE11 Says:    
  2017-12-04 21:50:21  
  Another solid story for Slam Bradley. I look forward to every Slam story because it reads so well, even though these are almost 80 years old. There's good pacing between the action and Slam's and Shorty's antics. There's also a good mix of humor and punching.

That was a hell of a way to die. Whip to the throat to get dragged in to a pit full of angry apes. Then "crushed to death by one of his own apes." Gruesome.

Betty Gladstone is looking good on the sixth panel of page 5. And Shorty is the one to get the kiss from her! Shinderu is right...extra star for this momentous occasion. I cheered for him!


  Russ Says:    
  2017-12-15 23:35:46  
  A city of apes! And this is decades before Barry Allen finds it! Cool! Who knew we'd see it this early? (Of course, we don't know that this is Gorilla City for sure, but it's fun to attempt to make this connection, don't you think?)

Slam continues his run of fun, engaging stories. The extended page count really helps flesh out the story and keeps the pacing even. The premise may seem a little silly, but the idea of a lost city of apes works pretty well here. I enjoyed the twists and turns, and of course, the final panel.

4 stars; 1 extra star for Shorty getting a kiss from Betty! Yeah Shorty, you're doing pretty okay now yourself, buddy.

  Neskit Says:    
  2018-02-09 12:48:21  
  I am enjoying the Slam comics, more then I thought I would!  

  kent18 Says:    
  2018-03-26 01:39:05  
  Siegel consistently displays a genuine ear for naturalistic (if somewhat abbreviated, for reasons of space) dialogue, and a playful sense of humor. I'm enjoying Slam Bradley far, *far* more than I ever imagined I might!  

  LarryE Says:    
  2018-06-20 16:52:10  
  This one has a nice pulp adventure feel to it.  

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