(October 2004)

DC, 2004 Series
 
Price:
49.95 USD
Pages:
232
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC Archive Editions
ISBN:
1-4012-0155-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
761941239910
Editing:
Dale Crain; Vincent Sullivan (original stories)
Color:
color
Binding:
hardcover with dustjacket

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sandman [Wesley Dodds]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
The Sandman

Foreward (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Amash
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Vincent Sullivan; Fred Guardineer (head views)
Inks:
Vincent Sullivan; Fred Guardineer (head views)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Zatara; Butch the Pup; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Gingersnap
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Revised artist credit verified by Vin Sullivan.

[Sandman at the World's Fair; "A high executive of the Dodds-Bessing Steel Corporation--"] (Table of Contents)

Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox [as Larry Dean] (signed)
Pencils:
Bert Christman
Inks:
Bert Christman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; George Henry (Secret Service agent); Mr. Evarts (villain, President of the Dodds-Bessing Steel Corporation); Boris Leland (villain)
Synopsis:
Wes and one of the executive officers at the Dodds-Bessing Steel Corporation are to meet several government agents at the Fair and turn over to them plans for a new raygun.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First Sandman story to appear in print (before Adventure #40).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]
Reprints:

[The Tarantula Strikes] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bert Christman [as Larry Dean] (signed); Gardner F. Fox (plot)
Pencils:
Bert Christman
Inks:
Bert Christman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (introduction); Vivian Dale; The Tarantula [Mr. Crossart] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Sandman comes up against a very crafty and dangerous adversary while investigating the kidnapping of a famed actress and subsequent demand for $500,000 ransom.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Sandman wears orange business suit thru #43.
Sandman origin in Secret Origins (DC, 1986 series) #7.

[On the Waterfront] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bert Christman ? [as Larry Dean] (signed)
Pencils:
Bert Christman
Inks:
Bert Christman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Wing (Villain; Introduction); Janice Blue (Introduction)
Synopsis:
The Sandman rescues a girl reporter, snooping aboard a ship dealing in illegal narcotics, after she jumps overboard after witnessing a murder.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel ?; Chad Grothkopf ?
Inks:
Creig Flessel ?; Chad Grothkopf ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]
Reprints:

[The Three Sandmen] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bert Christman ? [as Larry Dean] (signed)
Pencils:
Bert Christman
Inks:
Bert Christman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sandman [Wesley Dodds](Origin details); Teeter Sneed (Villain; Intro; Death); Dr. Clyde Dunlap (Intro; form "The Three Sandmen" with Wes Dodds); Happy O'Shea (Intro; form "The Three Sandmen" with Wes Dodds); Steve Weber
Synopsis:
Wes joins up with two of his former service buddies to discover if Teeter Sneed has a hand in the killing of several of their old chums and threatening to do the same to several others.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sandman's origin mentions that he was in the service six years ago; Wesley Dodds does not appear as Sandman in this story.

[Island Uprising] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bert Christman? [as Larry Dean] (signed)
Pencils:
Bert Christman
Inks:
Bert Christman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Red Hatch (villain, introduction, death); Australia Nelson (introduction, a girl)
Synopsis:
The Sandman rescues a girl from natives on an isle in the South Seas, then prevents the massacre of her father and his party.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Creig Flessel

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman
Reprints:

The Sandman Meets the Face (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox [as Larry Dean] (signed)
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel; Fred Guardineer (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Guardineer (signed on page 5)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Face (villain, introduction, death); Frowser (introduction); Billy Winnslow (introduction, death)
Synopsis:
The near victim of an old-friend turned crook, Wes Dodds watches him shot dead by the Face, then changes to the Sandman to discover why the villain had it in for the young victim.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wes Dodds revealed to have lived in Hilltown as a boy. 1st Sandman in green suit. Art and lettering confirmed by Creig Flessel.

[The Golden Gusher] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Guardineer ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Gloria Gordon (villain, introduction); Rendle (villain, introduction); Doug Nye (introduction); Charley Jones (death)
Synopsis:
A female singer is threatened to be kidnapped, but Sandman discovers she is in on the plot to do so in order to fleece an insurance company.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credited to Bert Christman in the book.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman
Reprints:

The Sandman Meets with Murder (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (origin details); The Coin [Dudley Jones](villain, introduction, death); Charley Hall (introduction, death); Dora Luftus Hall (introduction, death); Nora Luftus (introduction)
Synopsis:
Wes Dodds finds his old roommate from college dead and his wife also dead in an adjoining room, but is surprised, as the Sandman, when a girl identical to his buddy's wife comes onto the murder scene. Further investigation reveals that a counterfeiting racket is in progress...a racket that he must stop.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

credited to Bert Christman in the book.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman
Reprints:

Lady in Evening Clothes (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont [aka "Diana Ware"] (intro); District Attorney Belmont (Dian Belmont's father); Trigger Hunt (villain); Black Bill Trent (villain)
Synopsis:
Wes Dodds meets a mysterious "lady in evening clothes," who has been ordered to his home in order to rob his safe, and he is further mystified to discover she knows that he is the Sandman!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wesley Dodds called a "steel magnate" in this story. Art credited to Bert Christman in the book.

[Death to the D.A.] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney
Inks:
Ogden Whitney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Judge Quick; Mae Trust; Mrs. Holt; Dian Belmont [the Lady in Red]; D.A. Belmont; Dr. Fulton (villain)
Synopsis:
Dian invites Wes to a party dressed as the Sandman, so he can try and get to the bottom of death threats being made against her father.
Reprints:

[Common Cold- Uncommon Crime] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dr. Lovejoy (intro)
Synopsis:
The death of several assistants to a famed scientist, claiming to be able to cure the common cold, leads the Sandman into the fray to prevent criminals from exploiting that cure to their own financial advantage.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

credited to Creig Flessel in book.

[The Sandman Goes to the World's Fair] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; D.A. Belmont; Aunt Agatha; Blackie Saunders (villain, cameo); "Slugger" Slade (villain); Butch (villain); un-named butler (villain)
Synopsis:
Slugger Slade decides to retaliate against the District Attorney for his conviction by kidnapping Dian.
Reprints:

[Tuffy and Limpy's Revenge Plot] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Toughy Tonger (villain, intro); Limpy (villain, intro)
Synopsis:
Sandman aids Dian by attempting to stop a pair of convicted felons, who have escaped from prison, from murdering her district attorney father who sent them up.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman
Reprints:

[The Van Leew Emeralds] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Larry Belmont; Mad Maddon (villain, introduction, death); Flip Benson (villain, introduction); Benson's hireling (villain, introduction); Frank Fencet (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
While searching a mug for the missing Van Leew Emeralds, the Sandman discovers a curious pawn ticket. So he changes to Wesley Dodds, picks up Dian, and then changes back to continue the search for the emeralds AND to figure out the significance of that pawn ticket.
Reprints:

[Wanted! Dead or Alive] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Creig Flessel [as Flessel] (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel [as Flessel] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Claudia Norgan (villain, intro); Amber Apple Gang (villains, intro for all)
Synopsis:
While Wes is enjoying Dian's musical abilities at the piano, they hear, then encounter, a thief stealing some gloves from Dian's room belonging to Claudia Norgan and leaving an amber apple in its place.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Flessel signed the strip in a newspaper found in the last panel on Page 4.

[The Loan Sharks] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Ma Jenks; Dolly; Gunny (villain); Slick Sam (villain); Gorilla Gus (villain); unnamed loan sharks (villains)
Synopsis:
Sandman comes to the rescue of a man beaten up for not re-paying a loan to some loan sharks, but when murder enters the picture, it's time for Sandman to take off the kid gloves.
Reprints:

[Case of the Kidnapped Heiress] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Creig Flessel [as Flessel] (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel [as Flessel] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Nana Martin (intro); Jim Holt (intro); un-named gang of kidnappers (villains, intro)
Synopsis:
While attempting to help a friend, both Dian and Nana Martin are kidnapped by a gang of crooks, and the Sandman races to help save them and the ransom money that had been paid on their behalf.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Flessel signed his last name on Page 7 in panel 4 on a tombstone.

[The Star of Singapore] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Mrs. Hecker; Detective Brophy; Jed (villain, introduction); Hank (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Sandman is offered a $5000 reward for the safe return of the famed "Star of Singapore".
Reprints:

[The Crook Who Knew the Sandman's Identity] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Squat Stacey and his gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
While out one evening, a gang of thugs enters and steals Dian's bracelet, and the Sandman heads out after them.....a situation that leads to the eventual kidnapping of Wes Dodds!
Reprints:

[To Hammer the Earth] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Phoebe; Bill Williams (introduction, death); A mad scientist and his assistant (villains, introduction for both)
Synopsis:
Sandman saves a girl who falls from the sky from a burning airplane, and who plays a role in the Sandman's battle against a crazed scientist who has invented the Atom-Smasher: a weapon that directs a stream of uranium atoms away from the Earth, then draws them back to pound against the Earth like a giant hammer!
Reprints:

[Orchids of Doom] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Carla Nogades (introduction); Bill Howard (introduction); Pedro Nogades (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Sandman has to battle the effects of the deadly Orchid Aerides Farmerii, which can strip the human body of its flesh!
Reprints:

[The Story of the Flaming Ruby] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Henry Jenks and his gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Sandman must tackle the mystery of a huge blood red ruby that has a blood-stained curse behind it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit in Archives is given to Flessel.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Foreward
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. [Sandman at the World's Fair; "A high executive of the Dodds-Bessing Steel Corporation--"]
    Sandman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  8. 7. [The Tarantula Strikes]
    The Sandman
  9. 8. [On the Waterfront]
    The Sandman
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  11. 10. [The Three Sandmen]
    The Sandman
  12. 11. [Island Uprising]
    The Sandman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  14. 13. The Sandman Meets the Face
    The Sandman
  15. 14. [The Golden Gusher]
    The Sandman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  17. 16. The Sandman Meets with Murder
    The Sandman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  19. 18. Lady in Evening Clothes
    The Sandman
  20. 19. [Death to the D.A.]
    The Sandman
  21. 20. [Common Cold- Uncommon Crime]
    The Sandman
  22. 21. [The Sandman Goes to the World's Fair]
    The Sandman
  23. 22. [Tuffy and Limpy's Revenge Plot]
    The Sandman
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  25. 24. [The Van Leew Emeralds]
    The Sandman
  26. 25. [Wanted! Dead or Alive]
    The Sandman
  27. 26. [The Loan Sharks]
    The Sandman
  28. 27. [Case of the Kidnapped Heiress]
    The Sandman
  29. 28. [The Star of Singapore]
    The Sandman
  30. 29. [The Crook Who Knew the Sandman's Identity]
    The Sandman
  31. 30. [To Hammer the Earth]
    The Sandman
  32. 31. [Orchids of Doom]
    The Sandman
  33. 32. [The Story of the Flaming Ruby]
    The Sandman
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