(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:

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.6 page (report information)

Script:
Josette Frank
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

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).

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) (Expand) /

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

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) (Expand) /

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

["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.

Line of Tordesillas (Table of Contents)

Stamps / text article / 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) (Expand) /

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

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) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 3.17 pages (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

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