(November 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)

The Sandman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

The Man Who Couldn't Sleep (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]; Nick Parks; Felix Black (villain); Blackie (villain); Smokey (villain)
Synopsis:
The Sandman is able to assist a new criminal who suffers from the lack of sleep and has taken up crime only because he hasn't had a wink of sleep in 40 years, and needs something to occupy the long nights!
Reprints:

The Time-Machine Crime (Table of Contents)

Starman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Burnley; Mort Meskin (page 10 panels 3-7, page 11)
Inks:
Jack Burnley; George Roussos (page 10 panels 3-7, page 11)
Colors:
Raymond Perry
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Ted Knight]; William Shakespeare; Statler (villain); Noggin (villain); Four-Eyes (villain)
Synopsis:
A gang uses a professor's time machine to travel into the past and bring William Shakespeare into the present, and use his ideas to commit crimes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The letterer is different on page 10 panels 3-7 and page 11 from the rest of the story; inker credit revised from ? to George Roussos by Craig Delich 2009-12-24.

Adventure of the Desperate Dragons (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joseph Greene?
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

The Enigma of the Absent-Minded Artists (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

Man Trap Island (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]

The Case of the Sponsored Crooks (Table of Contents)

Hourman and Thorndyke / 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]; Thorndyke Tompkins; John Brown; Earl Adams; Mary Mode; Peter Fry; un-named radio show sponsor (villain)
Synopsis:
Hourman and four people who are famous in the world of wealth and industry are invited to appear on The Radio Treasure Hunt Show, each having to retrieve some odd item, the first returning winning $1000. However, it is Rex Tyler (not Hourman) and Thorndyke who soon discover the pattern of resulting robberies occuring in the city, as they target the very people appearing on the show.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Ken Fitch? to ? and letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-2-22. In this story, Thorndyke wears a partial Hourman costume with red cape having yellow trim and an hourglass about his neck. The last panel features Thorndyke giving a plug for the Americommando strip in Action Comics.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    The Sandman
  2. 1. The Man Who Couldn't Sleep
    The Sandman
  3. 2. The Time-Machine Crime
    Starman
  4. 3. Adventure of the Desperate Dragons
    The Shining Knight
  5. 4. The Enigma of the Absent-Minded Artists
    Genius Jones
  6. 5. Man Trap Island
    Manhunter
  7. 6. The Case of the Sponsored Crooks
    Hourman and Thorndyke
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
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  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Pat Lang
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  • Sidne Gail Ward
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Dan Kocher
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ted Watson
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  • Mike Nielsen
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