(November 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1939-10-03
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 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 432360.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Flessel lettering credit added by Craig Delich 2-4-08.

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. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-4-08.

[The Return of Fang Gow, Part 2] (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)

[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:
humor
Characters:
Butch

Indexer Notes

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

[Mr. Fletcher, Smuggler] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Mart Bailey
Inks:
Mart Bailey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Mr. Fletcher (Villain, Introduction); Mrs. Clayton (Introduction)

[The Two Mr. Rowes] (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; The Boss (villain, introduction); The Boss' gang (villains, introduction); Ben Rowe (introduction)

Mystery in London (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox [as Paul Dean] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[Count Ogrloff's Dangerous Game, 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; Count Ogrloff (villain, death); Miss Ogrloff (guest)

[Search For Captain Wade, Part 1] (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; Capt. Peter Wade (introduction); Igook (villain, introduction)

[The Menace of Chen Fu, Part 4] (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.

Alcatraz Al (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:
Alcatraz Al (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story title from last issue's blurb.

The Magnetic Peril (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; Deela (guest); King Marl (guest); Jagar (villain, death); Farbus (villain, introduction); Rollo (villain, introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  2. 1. The Sandman Meets the Face
    The Sandman
  3. 2. [The Return of Fang Gow, Part 2]
    Barry O'Neill
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Butch the Pup
  5. 4. [Mr. Fletcher, Smuggler]
    Federal Men
  6. 5. [The Two Mr. Rowes]
    Socko Strong
  7. 6. Mystery in London
  8. 7. [Count Ogrloff's Dangerous Game, Part 2]
    Captain Desmo
  9. 8. [Search For Captain Wade, Part 1]
    Skip Schuyler
  10. 9. [The Menace of Chen Fu, Part 4]
    Rusty and His Pals
  11. 10. Alcatraz Al
    Anchors Aweigh!
  12. 11. The Magnetic Peril
    Cotton Carver
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