(January [1942])

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (Editor)
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

Issue number and publication date missing from indicia


[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
Reprints:

Adventure of the Ring of Hijackers (Table of Contents)

Starman / comic story / 13 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:
The Starman [Ted Knight]; Doris Lee; Woodley Allen; Baron X (villain, introduction); Slich (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Astral Avenger takes on Baron X, who attempts to hijacks trains, trucks and ships loaded with munitions heading for Great Britain.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer and backgrounds credits added by Craig Delich 2008-2-23.

[The Pirate Submarines] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

[The Magic Carpet] (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 Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Mr. Bannerman; Bert Izzel; Lucky Atlas; Walsh (Atlas' chauffeur); Globe-O (villain); Dodo (villain)
Synopsis:
Several dwarfs, fired because they had used a man's factories for unlawful purposes, seek to ruin the man by kidnapping one of his scientist employees and using his invention to power a flying carpet.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-2-23.

[Treasure of the Galleon] (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

Expensive Security (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter
Pencils:
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (signed)
Inks:
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Ali Ben Hassam

Hot Metal Death (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 Body on the Doorstep] (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 2008-2-23.

The Adventure of the Murderous Bookshop (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Paul Norris
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy (Sandy McGann); Mr. Conners (death); The Bookworm (villain, death); Butch (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Sandman and Sandy come up against a villain who looks like a scholar but has the soul of a devil, and who is intent on getting his hands on a lost novel/manuscript penned by the late Edgar Allan Poe

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Paul Norris per Craig Delich (November, 2004), and inker credit verified by Grothkopf. Norris was told to draw the story "in a Bob Kane style". Writer identification by Jerry Bails.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Starman
  2. 1. Adventure of the Ring of Hijackers
    Starman
  3. 2. [The Pirate Submarines]
    The Shining Knight
  4. 3. [The Magic Carpet]
    The Hourman
  5. 4. [Treasure of the Galleon]
    Steve Conrad, Adventurer
  6. 5. Expensive Security
  7. 6. Hot Metal Death
    Federal Men
  8. 7. [The Body on the Doorstep]
    Paul Kirk, Manhunter
  9. 8. The Adventure of the Murderous Bookshop
    The Sandman
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