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(September 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1939-08-03
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

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Second class permit. Copyright number 434436.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Grothkopf credit added by Craig Delich 2-4-08.

[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. Credits updated 11/04 by Bob Hughes. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-4-08.

[The Suicide of Major Duval: Part 5] (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; Krull (Villain)

[Cal Grant's Payroll Robbery] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Wayne Boring
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Cal Grant (Villain; Intro); Lennie Trask (Villain; Intro); their mob (Villain; Intro)

[The Fiddler and the Bank Robbers: 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; Stomp McHenry; Sheriff Henkle; Slash Morlin (Villain; Death)

Indexer Notes

Story printed in 3-color [red, white and black]; last appearance.

[The Flying Dutchman: Part 3] (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; Bennie (Intro; a Neanderthal man)

Indexer Notes

Story printed in black and white.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Professor Doolittle / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Doolittle

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2-4-08.

[Revolt of the Thugs: 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; Abdul Hassan (Villain); the Thugs (Villain; Death)

Indexer Notes

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

Quest In India [Part 2] (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Terry Keane (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[Admiral Cato's Underwater Base] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Admiral Cato (Villain; Intro; Death)

Indexer Notes

Story printed in black and white.

[Kidnapping in the Orient] (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; Hawkins (Villain; Intro); Lung Yen (Intro); Diana Allen (Intro)

[The Menace of Chen Fu: Part 2] (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; Chen Fu (Villain)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2-4-08.

In the Pit of Dagan (Table of Contents)

Cotton Carver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cotton Carver; Elara; Kothe; Volar; Narol (Villain; Intro; Death?); Jagar (Villain; Intro); King Marl (Intro); Captain Kandul (Intro); Marlmen (Intro)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

This Doggone World / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2-4-08; last appearance.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  2. 1. [The Three Sandmen]
    The Sandman
  3. 2. [The Suicide of Major Duval: Part 5]
    Barry O'Neill
  4. 3. [Cal Grant's Payroll Robbery]
    Federal Men
  5. 4. [The Fiddler and the Bank Robbers: Part 2]
    Jack Woods
  6. 5. [The Flying Dutchman: Part 3]
    Socko Strong
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Professor Doolittle
  8. 7. [Revolt of the Thugs: Part 2]
    Captain Desmo
  9. 8. Quest In India [Part 2]
  10. 9. [Admiral Cato's Underwater Base]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  11. 10. [Kidnapping in the Orient]
    Skip Schuyler
  12. 11. [The Menace of Chen Fu: Part 2]
    Rusty and His Pals
  13. 12. In the Pit of Dagan
    Cotton Carver
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    This Doggone World
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
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  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Pat Lang
  • Mark Waid
  • Sidne Gail Ward
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Dan Kocher
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ted Watson
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
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