(March 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:
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (Editor)
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

["Nobody leave this magazine... A crime has been committed!!!"] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Editorial Advisory Board (members: Josette Frank; Dr. C. Bowie Millican; Dr. W. W. D. Sones; Dr. Robert Thorndike; Com. Gene Tunney, U.S.N.R.); list of DC monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly magazines; Good Books Worth Reading (reviewed by Josette Frank (staff advisor), Child Study Association of America) review of "The Last of the Gauchos" by Thames Williamson (Wolf Staub, reviewer); Junior Justice Society of America coded message; indicia

Crime Carnival! (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]; Stretcho (villain); Presto (villain); Midge (villain); Samson (villain)
Synopsis:
Sandman and Sandy must solve a series of unusual crimes being committed by members of the Mammoth Circus, who seem to always elude members of the Police with a getaway car that converts into a truck.
Reprints:

Gags (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

3 cartoons

["Another Meeting of the Justice Society!"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 Series) #15 (February-March 1943)

The Doom From the Skies (Table of Contents)

Starman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Emil Gershwin
Inks:
Emil Gershwin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Ted Knight]; Slim Jordan (villain); Ratsy (villain)
Synopsis:
Starman's gravity rod is stolen from his wall safe and used by criminals to create a green death ray, a ray that strikes the Astral Avenger, resulting in a loss of memory.
Reprints:

["Yes.."] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Jitter / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Jitter; Henrietta

The Junior Justice Society of America (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for The Junior Justice Society of America

["Gosh!"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

Riddle of the Rodeo (Table of Contents)

Shining Knight / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Ruth Lyons Kaufman [as Bunny Lyons]
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Jack Schiff

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

Indexer Notes

Script credits from Ruth Lyons Kaufman & Bill Jourdain article in Alter Ego #27, August 2003. Script was heavily edited by editor Jack Schiff.

Stamps: Line of Tordesillas (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sidney M. Elias
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Indexer Notes

History article from a Brazilian stamp set (half page) and half page of stamp dealer advertisements.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Soldier Joe / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Soldier Joe

["Whoosh!"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Prize Comics (Prize, 1940 Series) #v3#5 [29] (March 1943) and Headline Comics (Prize, 1943 Series) #2 (March 1943)

The Adventure of the Runaway Calculating Machine (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

["This sure is an easy job I got at the carnival."] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jerry the Jitterbug

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

The Adventure of the Animal Assassins (Table of Contents)

Manhunter / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Manhunter [Paul Kirk]

New Champ (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Warner Blake
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Dan Moran; Eddie Winters; Rudy Slade; Gamble Lacy

The Last Time They Saw Paris (Table of Contents)

Mike Gibbs, Guerilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Irving Tirman
Inks:
Irving Tirman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Mike Gibbs; Captain Marie Hwart

Indexer Notes

1st appearance. Writer and artist credits verified by Jerry Bails and added by Craig Delich 2009-12-10.

["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for: Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 Series) #3 (February-March 1943); Mutt & Jeff (DC, 1939 Series) #8 (February-March 1943); Green Lantern (DC, 1941 Series) #6 (Winter 1942-43); Superman (DC, 1939 Series) #21 (March-April 1943); Comic Cavalcade (DC, 1942 Series) #1 (Winter 1942-43); Batman (DC, 1940 Series) #15 (February-March 1943); All-Flash (DC, 1941 Series) #8 (January-February 1943); Boy Commandos (DC, 1942 Series) #1 (Winter 1942-43)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 3.17 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Advertisements for: Baby Ruth candy bar (full page); couple of small ads, and war bonds and stamps ad (partial page); Webster's Complete Reference Dictionary and Encyclopedia (full page); American Seed Co. (full page)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Nobody leave this magazine... A crime has been committed!!!"]
    The Sandman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Crime Carnival!
    The Sandman
  4. 3. Gags
  5. 4. ["Another Meeting of the Justice Society!"]
  6. 5. The Doom From the Skies
    Starman
  7. 6. ["Yes.."]
    Mr. Jitter
  8. 7. The Junior Justice Society of America
  9. 8. ["Gosh!"]
    Shorty
  10. 9. Riddle of the Rodeo
    Shining Knight
  11. 10. Stamps: Line of Tordesillas
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Soldier Joe
  13. 12. ["Whoosh!"]
  14. 13. The Adventure of the Runaway Calculating Machine
    Genius Jones
  15. 14. ["This sure is an easy job I got at the carnival."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. The Adventure of the Animal Assassins
    Manhunter
  18. 17. New Champ
  19. 18. The Last Time They Saw Paris
    Mike Gibbs, Guerilla
  20. 19. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • 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
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