(September 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sandman; Manhunter / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
The Sandman; Sandy; Manhunter; Starman (inset)
Reprints:

The Little Man Who Wasn't There (Table of Contents)

Starman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Alfred Bester
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
Raymond Perry
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Ted Knight]; Mike Muggins; Sonnie Hail (villain); Hartley Manners (villain); Van Camp (villain)
Synopsis:
Starman and Mike Muggins look into a case where people stage an act, pretending to be attacked by "the little man who wasn't there", and robbed of valuable gems, only to be discovered in the end as perpetrating the act themselves!
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Indexer Notes

Oddity: Starman seems to "adopt" Muggins in the last panel to be a partner of his in future adventures, but he never appears again.

The Man Who Played Death (Table of Contents)

Hourman and Thorndyke / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Thorndyke Tompkins; John Ward (death); Dr. Paul Hollman; Sir John Falstaff [Walker Cornell] (villain); Quanto (villain, Falstaff's butler)
Synopsis:
A criminal, having been committed to a mental hospital by two acquaintances of his, swears revenge on both of them after he escapes.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Ken Fitch? to ? by Craig Delich 2010-2-7. Thorndyke wears a partial Hourman costume in this story (red cape w/yellow trim and hourglass).

The Case of the Slap-Happy Jappy (Table of Contents)

Genius Jones / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Alfred Bester
Pencils:
Stan Kaye
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Genius Jones

The Black Baron (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 Black Baron (villain)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn.

The Lady and the Tiger (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]
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The Miracle Maker (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]; Beezer Banos (villain); Magno [Mugger Magoon](villain); Slippery Smith (villain); Hard Luck Hogan (villain)
Synopsis:
A modern Houdini taxes the wits of the Sandman and Sandy, as the man accomplishes impossible feats while looting millions in riches and having airtight alibis.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sandman; Manhunter
  2. 1. The Little Man Who Wasn't There
    Starman
  3. 2. The Man Who Played Death
    Hourman and Thorndyke
  4. 3. The Case of the Slap-Happy Jappy
    Genius Jones
  5. 4. The Black Baron
    The Shining Knight
  6. 5. The Lady and the Tiger
    Manhunter
  7. 6. The Miracle Maker
    The Sandman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • 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