(October 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1939-09-03
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

This is the first all-color issue.

On sale date from the publication date and volume number found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 4. Second class periodical. Copyright number 427467.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils credit from West Stephan (April 1, 2005); Guardineer inks credit added by Craig Delich 2-4-08 (Fred was doing full art only on covers at this time, not just pencils).

[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:

Indexer Notes

Credit updates 11/04 by Bob Hughes; synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-4-08.

[The Return of Fang Gow, Part 1] (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; Fang Gow (villain)

[The Deadly Cough Medicine] (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:
Fisher (introduction, death)

The Poor Fish (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.

Test Dive (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Terry Keane (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Butch the Pup / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Butch

Indexer Notes

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

[The Flying Dutchman, Part 4] (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)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; sports
Characters:
Socko Strong

[A Playboy In King Arthur's Court, Part 5] (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:
Don Coyote

Indexer Notes

Last installment.

Writer, art and letterer credits by Craig Delich 2-4-08.

[Count Ogrloff's Dangerous Game, Part 1] (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; Count Ogrloff (villain, introduction); Miss Ogrloff (his daughter, introduction)

The Devil's Physician (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:
Dr. Merkel (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Title taken from last issue blurb.

[The General's Daughter] (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; Lorraine Brent (introduction); Kent Morgan (introduction)

[The Menace of Chen Fu, Part 3] (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.

The Revolt of the Pirates (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; Jagar (villain); King Marl (guest); Deela (introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Island Uprising]
    The Sandman
  3. 2. [The Return of Fang Gow, Part 1]
    Barry O'Neill
  4. 3. [The Deadly Cough Medicine]
    Federal Men
  5. 4. The Poor Fish
    Professor Doolittle
  6. 5. Test Dive
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Butch the Pup
  8. 7. [The Flying Dutchman, Part 4]
    Socko Strong
  9. 8. [A Playboy In King Arthur's Court, Part 5]
    Don Coyote
  10. 9. [Count Ogrloff's Dangerous Game, Part 1]
    Captain Desmo
  11. 10. The Devil's Physician
    Anchors Aweigh!
  12. 11. [The General's Daughter]
    Skip Schuyler
  13. 12. [The Menace of Chen Fu, Part 3]
    Rusty and His Pals
  14. 13. The Revolt of the Pirates
    Cotton Carver
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