(July 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1939-06-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vincent Sullivan
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

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Second class permit. Copyright number 421294.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover / 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.
Plotter credit added by Craig Delich February 4, 2008.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tiny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Schwab ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tiny

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich, February 4, 2008.

[The Suicide of Major Duval: Part 3] (Table of Contents)

Barry O'Neill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Winiarski
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Barry O'Neill; Count Guniff (villain, death)
Reprints:

[The Tarryville Counterfeiters] (Table of Contents)

Federal Men / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Shuster Shop [as Joe Shuster] (signed); Paul Cassidy (see notes)
Inks:
Shuster Shop [as Joe Shuster] (signed); Paul Cassidy (see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Mike (villain, counterfeiter); Jake (villain, counterfeiter); un-named counterfeiter (villain)

Indexer Notes

According to Alter Ego #112 for August of 2012, Paul Cassidy did some of the art on this story.

[Wolf Ruckson's Trap: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Jack Woods / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Chambers
Pencils:
Jim Chambers
Inks:
Jim Chambers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Jack Woods; Wolf Rucker (villain, death)

Indexer Notes

Story is printed in 3-color (red, black and white).

[Captured By Col. Benback: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Captain Desmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Winiarski
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Desmo; Colonel Benback (villain)

Indexer Notes

Story is printed in 3-color [red, black and white].

[A Playboy In King Arthur's Court: Part 3] (Table of Contents)

Don Coyote / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab [as Stockton] (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Schwab [as Stockton] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Schwab [as Stockton] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Schwab ?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dan Coyote; William Shakespeare (guest appearance)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich, February 4, 2008.

[Slow Motion's Double] (Table of Contents)

Bulldog Martin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bart Tumey
Pencils:
Bart Tumey
Inks:
Bart Tumey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bulldog Martin (introduction); Palfry (villain, introduction); Hefty (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story printed in 3-color (red, black and white).
Bulldog Martin's next appearance in More Fun Comics (DC, 1936 series) #47.

Money Makers (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Thomas (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Flying Dutchman: Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Socko Strong / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Sulman [as Koppy] (signed)
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman [as Koppy] (signed)
Inks:
Joseph Sulman [as Koppy] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; sports
Characters:
Socko Strong (introduction, a boxer); Jerry Indutch; The champ (villain); his manager (villain); gun-runners (villain)

[The Kidnapping of Donna Carnochan] (Table of Contents)

Skip Schuyler / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Hickey
Pencils:
Tom Hickey
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Skip Schuyler; Anthony Carnochan (introduction); Donna Carnochan (introduction)

[The Pirate Ship: Conclusion] (Table of Contents)

Rusty and His Pals / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kane
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Kane

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rusty; Duchess (guest star); Ichabod Slade (villain, death)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich, February 4, 2008.

[Taurus the Bull] (Table of Contents)

Anchors Aweigh! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bart Tumey
Pencils:
Bart Tumey
Inks:
Bart Tumey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Taurus the Bull
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  2. 1. [The Tarantula Strikes]
    The Sandman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Tiny
  4. 3. [The Suicide of Major Duval: Part 3]
    Barry O'Neill
  5. 4. [The Tarryville Counterfeiters]
    Federal Men
  6. 5. [Wolf Ruckson's Trap: Part 2]
    Jack Woods
  7. 6. [Captured By Col. Benback: Part 2]
    Captain Desmo
  8. 7. [A Playboy In King Arthur's Court: Part 3]
    Don Coyote
  9. 8. [Slow Motion's Double]
    Bulldog Martin
  10. 9. Money Makers
  11. 10. [The Flying Dutchman: Part 1]
    Socko Strong
  12. 11. [The Kidnapping of Donna Carnochan]
    Skip Schuyler
  13. 12. [The Pirate Ship: Conclusion]
    Rusty and His Pals
  14. 13. [Taurus the Bull]
    Anchors Aweigh!
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