(January 1943)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
F. 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)

The Sandman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Artwork on the Genius Jones inset by Stan Kaye.

Santa Fronts for the Mob (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]; F. P. Miller; Peter Aloysius Vandergilt III; Mountain Man Bearde; Slicky (villain); Max (villain); Smoothe (villain)
Synopsis:
A gang of crooks talk a dim-witted professional wrestler into playing Santa Claus at a local department store as a front for the commission of crimes.
Reprints:

Hitch a Wagon to The Stars? (Table of Contents)

Starman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Morton Jr.] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos [as Roussos] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Ted Knight]; Jim Hart; Isobelle Sandow; Norwood (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Young Jim Hart, a failure in life because he believes in astrology, invents a submarine detector that Starman uses to capture enemy forces and the man who once convinced Hart to follow astrological signs.
Reprints:

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Did I Ever See a Dream Walking? (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 Animal Murders (Table of Contents)

Manhunter / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pierce Rice
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Manhunter [Paul Kirk]

Indexer Notes

Script previously credited to Jack Kirby.

The High-Powered Hoods (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Thorndyke Tompkins; Doc (villain, death); Slim (villain); Stumpy (villain)
Synopsis:
A group of thugs break into the apartment of Rex Tyler and steal the Miraclo Ray machine. Coupled with a series of acquisitive instinct injections they've been receiving, it seems that the Hourman has no chance of defeating them.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-2-22. In the story, Thorndyke wears a partial Hourman costume (red cape with yellow trim and an hourglass about his neck). The last panel, illustrated and lettered by Bernard Baily, is a plug for the Americommando strip in Action Comics, and pictures the Americommando and his villain, the terrible Little One.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  2. 1. Santa Fronts for the Mob
    The Sandman
  3. 2. Hitch a Wagon to The Stars?
    Starman
  4. 3. The Sorcerer's Apprentice
    The Shining Knight
  5. 4. Did I Ever See a Dream Walking?
    Genius Jones
  6. 5. The Animal Murders
    Manhunter
  7. 6. The High-Powered Hoods
    Hourman and Thorndyke
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Bob Hughes
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