(November 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1941-10-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman 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

Issue Notes

On sale date found in house ad in Action Comics #42.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Starman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Starman
Reprints:
Keywords:
building construction; wrecking balls

[The Blaze of Doom!] (Table of Contents)

Starman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Alfred Bester
Pencils:
Jack Burnley (signed)
Inks:
Jack Burnley (signed); Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colors:
Raymond Perry
Letters:
Betty Bentley

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Starman [Ted Knight]; Doris Lee; Woodley Allen; Bill Baxter (villain); Classy; un-named lumberjacks (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Starman reacts to the threat of mysterious forest fires in order to save a group of rangers trapped by the flames, and discovers a plot by dis-gruntled lumberjacks to hurt the nation's defense contracts that need the lumber.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit per Craig Delich (November, 2004); letterer and background credits added by Craig Delich 2008-2-21.

[Movie-Making Menace] (Table of Contents)

The Shining Knight / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Lynne Perkins
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Death at the Opera (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:
The Hour-Man (Rex Tyler]; Regina Bannerman (Mr. Bannerman's niece); Ravel (conductor, death); The Mask [Frenessi](a conductor, introduction, death); Tony Fabbio (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Rex and Regina attend the opening performance of a new opera, not realizing that the former conductor of the old opera is seeking revenge on a variety of the patrons responsible for bringing in new faces and musicians.

[Tyrant of the Island of Tago-Tago] (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

Spies! The Destroyers of Modern Civilization! (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

Past Performance (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Norman Goss
Pencils:
? [as Cliff]
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Clean-Up (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
John Hilton

[The Spanish Banker] (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

[Crime on Ice] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Norris
Inks:
Paul Norris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Distract Attorney Belmont; Harold Mossman; Lola; Edouard Ernst (villain, physicist); Slim Sam (villain); Tom Thomas (villain); Jim (villain)
Synopsis:
The criminal underworld approaches a noted physicist who is in great need of funds to continue his experiments. But there is a catch: the physicist must agree to encase the star witnesses in a criminal trial in blocks of ice until after the trial has concluded.

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Paul Norris per Craig Delich (November, 2004).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Starman
  2. 1. [The Blaze of Doom!]
    Starman
  3. 2. [Movie-Making Menace]
    The Shining Knight
  4. 3. Death at the Opera
    The Hourman
  5. 4. [Tyrant of the Island of Tago-Tago]
    Steve Conrad, Adventurer
  6. 5. Spies! The Destroyers of Modern Civilization!
    Federal Men
  7. 6. Past Performance
  8. 7. Clean-Up
  9. 8. [The Spanish Banker]
    Paul Kirk, Manhunter
  10. 9. [Crime on Ice]
    The Sandman
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