(May 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Starman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman; the Sandman (inset)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Starman now sports a large yellow star on the back of his cape, which was not evident in the story in issue #61. This cover seems to go with the story in issue #63, whose cover features Dr. Light.

[The Diminishing Ray] (Table of Contents)

Starman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Jack Burnley (signed)
Inks:
Jack Burnley (signed); Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colors:
Raymond Perry
Letters:
Betty Bentley

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Ted Knight]; Woodley Allen; Doris Lee; Dr. Selby; The Light (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Starman must face the peril from a scientist who has invented a diminishing ray, which he promptly uses on the Astral Avenger, Dr. Selby, Doris and Chief Allen. In the final confrontation, the Light accidently is bathed in the rays of the disintegration tube which reduces him to nothing!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Starman still sports a circle around his chest star. Letterer and background credits added by Craig Delich 2008-2-10.

[Karakan the Cruel] (Table of Contents)

Mark Lansing / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-1-11, and verified by Jerry Bails.

Sabotage (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Carson

[The Last of the Changs] (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

[Mystery at Castle Manor] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Tommy; Thunder (a dog); Jimmy Martin; Thorndyke; Minute Men of America; Uncle Perry (villain); Henry (villain)
Synopsis:
Hourman investigates the uncle of a young boy, who has inherited "Castle Manor", and discovers that this uncle is robbing the boy of huge sums of money.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-2-10. The last panel is an illustrated ad for the Spectre, by Siegel and Baily, appearing in More Fun Comics.

[Mystery on Vacation] (Table of Contents)

Paul Kirk, Manhunter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Paul Kirk

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-1-11.

[Prince of Sarthon] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cotton Carver; Guest Star: Deela

[The Purple Death Ray] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; D.A. Dolles (death); Jane Dolles; Judge Walsh; Dr. Serge Normankoff; Norkut (villain)
Synopsis:
Sandman must track down the killer of a former District Attorney and near death of a court Judge at the Astronitorium, by use of his Barium Z-Ray tube's purple ray, which brings death to its victims by causing purplish skin, open mouth and bulging eyes.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Starman
  2. 1. [The Diminishing Ray]
    Starman
  3. 2. [Karakan the Cruel]
    Mark Lansing
  4. 3. Sabotage
    Federal Men
  5. 4. [The Last of the Changs]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  6. 5. [Mystery at Castle Manor]
    The Hourman
  7. 6. [Mystery on Vacation]
    Paul Kirk, Manhunter
  8. 7. [Prince of Sarthon]
    Cotton Carver
  9. 8. [The Purple Death Ray]
    The Sandman
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