One Panel #314-315: Detectives Other Than Batman

Cover dates aside, two issues of Detective Comics were put on the stands in December of 1940 (so Merry Christmas, I guess!). To show it wasn't all about Batman, lets look at other featured stars...
From Crimson Avenger: "The Art Thieves" by Jack Lehti, Detective Comics #47 (January 1941)

The Crimson Avenger is the other costumed hero you could find in the pages of Detective. Not gonna lie, I liked him better as a Shadow-type (simply, the Crimson), and this era's caplet has to go, but he still provided good clean action fun.

From Slam Bradley: "The Narwak Mines" by Jerry Siegel and Howard Sherman, Detective Comics #48 (February 1941)

And for something completely different, let's look in on Slam Bradley, Detective's FIRST star, now no longer drawn by Joe Shuster, though they still insist on drawing his sidekick in that extreme cartoon kind of way even though the strip itself has gotten a lot more realistic. Well, realistic in a world where a giraffe will fall in love with a man. This one goes out to Comics Outta Context (@ComicContext on Twitter).

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