(June 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

Villain from Vahalla (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman; Sandy; Thor (villain); Starman (inset)
Reprints:

The Strange Case of the Luckless Liars (Table of Contents)

Starman / comic story / 11 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]; Liars' Club [Cliff Henry; Vardon; Carver; Everts]; The Veil [Vardon] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Ted is inducted into the Liar's Club and immediately tells them that he is the Starman. And if that isn't enough, along comes a villain who uses the fantastic fibs of the members to weave a web of evil that snares the men's lives and fortunes.
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Indexer Notes

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

Beware of Mr. Meek (Table of Contents)

Manhunter / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Manhunter [Paul Kirk]; Mr. Meek (villain)
Reprints:

[Tarsi the Tiger Boy Returns] (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 Wrecker (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]; the Wrecker (villain)

Indexer Notes

Writer verified by Martin O'Hearn.

Mystery of the Missing Link (Table of Contents)

The Hourman and Thorndyke the Minute Man / 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]; Thorndyke Tompkins; Mrs. Tompkins (Thorndyke's mother); Ed Tompkins (Thorndyke's father); Brick Barton (villain); Dopey Dann (villain); unnamed owner of the Gotham Milk Farm (villain, Ed Thompkin's boss)
Synopsis:
Thorndyke's father is shot by a criminal gang after his milk wagon horse, Daisy, and the milk bottles to be delivered, are taken on its normal run in a bad storm by a phony driver. This driver accidentally loses control of the wagon and it goes off on its merry way...it's cargo containing over $1 in cash!

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-2-24. Writer credit revised from Ken Fitch? to ? by Craig Delich 2010-2-3 as no writer credit has been verified to date. Thorndyke wears a version of the Hourman costume in this story (red cape wth yellow trim and an hourglass around neck).

The Villain from Valhalla (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Police Chief Haines; Thor [Fairy Tales Fenton] (villain)
Synopsis:
A former Professor of Metallurgy, who has invented clothing of lucite that is bullet-proof, disguises himself and his men as ancient Vikings to commit crimes. They then challenge the Police and Sandman to discover their whereabouts after divesting themselves of their distinctive garb.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Villain from Vahalla
    The Sandman
  2. 1. The Strange Case of the Luckless Liars
    Starman
  3. 2. Beware of Mr. Meek
    Manhunter
  4. 3. [Tarsi the Tiger Boy Returns]
    Steve Conrad, Adventurer
  5. 4. The Wrecker
    The Shining Knight
  6. 5. Mystery of the Missing Link
    The Hourman and Thorndyke the Minute Man
  7. 6. The Villain from Valhalla
    The Sandman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
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  • 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
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