(November 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Vincent Sullivan?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

none (Table of Contents)

The Hourman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hourman; The Sandman (inset)

[Dr. Slight's Living Statues] (Table of Contents)

The Hourman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Ken Fitch
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Thorndyke (introduction); Guest Stars: Jimmy Martin; Minute Men of America (one un-named member); Dr. Slight (villain, introduction, death); Sandor (villain, living plaster cast, death); Midge (villain, living plaster cast, death)
Synopsis:
Rex Tyler, ordered by Mr. Bannerman to head out to "Castle Doom" to assist Dr. Slight in working out a special chemical formula, is unaware that this formula gives life to plaster casts by means of a special machine, which have been used to bomb places on the east coast.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-2-23. Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-1-8 and verified by Martin O'Hearn 2010-1-5.

Fang Gow's Ruse (Table of Contents)

Barry O'Neill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Winiarski
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Barry O'Neill; Fang Gow (villain)

Death Behind the Waves (Table of Contents)

Mark Lansing / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Purcell
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mark Lansing; Mokan (villain)

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from last issue's blurb.

[The Menacing Midget] (Table of Contents)

Federal Men / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Carson; Orlaff (villain, introduction)

At Grips With the Kraken (Table of Contents)

Cotton Carver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Jack Lehti
Inks:
Jack Lehti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cotton Carver; Guest Stars: Red Mike; Lupa; Della; Klo (introduction); Queen Slya (introduction); The Kraken (a monster, villain, introduction, death)

none (Table of Contents)

Just Like Junior / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[Bodyguard] (Table of Contents)

Socko Strong / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert Sulman
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman
Inks:
Joseph Sulman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; sports
Characters:
Socko Strong; Joseph B. Meek (introduction); Natty Lew Schultz (villain, introduction)

Strange Trail (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[Shipwrecked] (Table of Contents)

Steve Conrad Adventurer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Lehti
Pencils:
Jack Lehti
Inks:
Jack Lehti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Steve Conrad; Major Stanley (introduction); Miss Stanley (introduction); Peter Van Mire (villain, introduction, death)

[The Crook Who Knew the Sandman's Identity] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Squat Stacey and his gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
While out one evening, a gang of thugs enters and steals Dian's bracelet, and the Sandman heads out after them.....a situation that leads to the eventual kidnapping of Wes Dodds!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits updated 11/04 by Bob Hughes, identification by Craig Delich.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    The Hourman
  2. 1. [Dr. Slight's Living Statues]
    The Hourman
  3. 2. Fang Gow's Ruse
    Barry O'Neill
  4. 3. Death Behind the Waves
    Mark Lansing
  5. 4. [The Menacing Midget]
    Federal Men
  6. 5. At Grips With the Kraken
    Cotton Carver
  7. 6. none
    Just Like Junior
  8. 7. [Bodyguard]
    Socko Strong
  9. 8. Strange Trail
  10. 9. [Shipwrecked]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  11. 10. [The Crook Who Knew the Sandman's Identity]
    The Sandman
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