(April 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

Issue Notes

Some info added by Craig Delich 10-1-09.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Manhunter / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Joe Simon? (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Manhunter; Starman (inset)
Reprints:

The Case of the Murders in Outer Space (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]; Woodley Allen; Doris Lee; Clifford Taylor (death); Colonel Matt Taylor; Jim Taylor; The Hooded Hunchback [Lt. Governor Morgan] and his gang [Muggsy; Rasp; others un-named](villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
When Hetty Taylor died during the Gold Rush in California, his will specifically excluded any relative who lived or died in the state. Now the Astral Avenger must figure out the causes for the mysterious deaths of some of those relatives.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer and background credits added by Craig Delich 2008-2-24.

The Secret of the Buzzard's Revenge (Table of Contents)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Manhunter [Paul Kirk] (origin, introduction); Mrs. Marston; Inspector Donovan (death); the Buzzard and his gang (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
Inspired by the death of Inspector Donovan, big-game hunter Paul Kirk decides to don a costume and hunt down the notorious Buzzard and his gang who are plaguing Empire City.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Oddity: Manhunter is called Rick Nelson once in this story.

[Adventure in the Past] (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 Golden Quest (Table of Contents)

The Shining Knight / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Lynne Perkins
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Writer verified by Martin O'Hearn.

Criminal Quiz (Table of Contents)

The Hourman and Minute Man Martin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Jimmy Martin; Professor Q [David Manders](villain, WABX Radio President)
Synopsis:
A sinister voice over the radio airwaves every evening asks a seemingly innocent question of the listening public, but, as the Hourman and Jimmy discover, this question is followed up the very next day with a major crime that answers the question!

Indexer Notes

Jimmy Martin wears his Hourman costume in the story, which also states that the Miraclo Ray gives the Hourman the strength of 50 men. Oddity: although the villain's name is called David Manders, the door to his office reads "J. J. Manders".

Bells of Madness (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Joe Simon? (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Lois Mansfield; Frank Scata; Martha Mansfield (death); Ernest Mansfield (villain)
Synopsis:
Sandman and Sandy pry into the affairs of a mysterious family that has had a history of many of its members going mad and commiting suicide.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Manhunter
  2. 1. The Case of the Murders in Outer Space
    Starman
  3. 2. The Secret of the Buzzard's Revenge
    Manhunter
  4. 3. [Adventure in the Past]
    Steve Conrad, Adventurer
  5. 4. The Golden Quest
    The Shining Knight
  6. 5. Criminal Quiz
    The Hourman and Minute Man Martin
  7. 6. Bells of Madness
    The Sandman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Cherry
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Michael Grabois
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Pat Lang
  • Mark Waid
  • Sidne Gail Ward
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Dan Kocher
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ted Watson
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Dwayne Best
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ed Boner