(December 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; Jimmy Martin; Thorndyke; The Sandman (inset)

[The Menace of Dr. Togg] (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]; Guest Stars: Thorndyke; Jimmy Martin 3 un-named members of the Minute Men of America; Doctor Togg (villain, introduction, death?); Gombezi (villains, winged creatures; death)
Synopsis:
Hourman and the Minute Men must face an evil scientist, from his laboratory on Wide Island, who has created weird pets called the Gombezi out of wolves and buzzards that he uses to rob and kill.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 20082-23. Writer revision from Gardner F. Fox to Fitch by Craig Delich & verified by Martin O'Hearn 2009-4-18.

Winners of the Hourman Contest (Table of Contents)

The Hourman / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vincent Sullivan?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily [some]; ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hourman
Synopsis:
The winners of the Hourman contest are announced, with the winner getting an original Hourman drawing by Bernard Baily.

Fang Gow's Cut-Throats (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)

[General Kosta's Subterfuge] (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; Captain Sen (introduction); General Kosta (villain, introduction)

[The Problem of the Phony Newspaperman] (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; Senator Blast (introduction); Aldo Serald and his spies (villains, introductgion for all)

The Tree Folk (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 Star: Deela; The Tree Folk (villains, introduction)

Magna Cum Laude (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; Papa Manetta (introduction); Tony Manetta (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[Peril In Africa] (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; Prof. Sibley (introduction)

Flash Capture (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Shute (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[To Hammer the Earth] (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]; Phoebe; Bill Williams (introduction, death); A mad scientist and his assistant (villains, introduction for both)
Synopsis:
Sandman saves a girl who falls from the sky from a burning airplane, and who plays a role in the Sandman's battle against a crazed scientist who has invented the Atom-Smasher: a weapon that directs a stream of uranium atoms away from the Earth, then draws them back to pound against the Earth like a giant hammer!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    The Hourman
  2. 1. [The Menace of Dr. Togg]
    The Hourman
  3. 2. Winners of the Hourman Contest
    The Hourman
  4. 3. Fang Gow's Cut-Throats
    Barry O'Neill
  5. 4. [General Kosta's Subterfuge]
    Mark Lansing
  6. 5. [The Problem of the Phony Newspaperman]
    Federal Men
  7. 6. The Tree Folk
    Cotton Carver
  8. 7. Magna Cum Laude
    Socko Strong
  9. 8. [Peril In Africa]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  10. 9. Flash Capture
  11. 10. [To Hammer the Earth]
    The Sandman
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  • Craig Delich
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