(February 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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

none (Table of Contents)

Starman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Starman
Reprints:

The Invaders from the Future (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; Police Captain Ryan; Professor Juniper Grimm; The Unknown (The Light in disguise, villain); Slugger (villain)
Synopsis:
A kindly professor creates a steel time-sphere, which is stolen and used by a gang of crooks to travel into the future, who then unleash flaming thunderbolts and giants in bullet-proof suits to terrorize the citizens of today.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Stronghold of Savarr (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]

[Jungle Search] (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

The Stars Look Down on Murder (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]; Dr. Destiny; Jimmy Martin; Thorndyke; Minute Men of America; Henry Marshall (death); Darius Carter; Mr. Stone (villain)
Synopsis:
An astrologist is fired from radio station WHON for poor ratings, but he swears revenge against the station owner and the Board Of Directors of the Century Syndicate, which operates the station.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-2-23. This story features the first appearance of Jimmy Martin in his specially made Hourman costume, plus the first appearance of the Miraclo Ray device, which allows Hourman to absorb Miraclo externally rather than internally with a pill.

[Crime Strikes at Home] (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.

Adventure of the Road of No Return (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]; Satan (villain, death)
Synopsis:
While traveling, Wes and Sandy stop for the night at an inn, but are intrigued by a story told by the inn-keeper. In it, he mentions that the road near the inn has been traveled by many people over the last twenty years, but no one has ever returned from their journey on it, including his son.

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    Starman
  2. 1. The Invaders from the Future
    Starman
  3. 2. The Stronghold of Savarr
    The Shining Knight
  4. 3. [Jungle Search]
    Steve Conrad, Adventurer
  5. 4. The Stars Look Down on Murder
    The Hourman
  6. 5. [Crime Strikes at Home]
    Paul Kirk, Manhunter
  7. 6. Adventure of the Road of No Return
    The Sandman
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