(December 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1939-11-03
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 435266.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle

[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

Art id by Craig Delich 11/04, art credit in Archives is wrong. Letterer credit and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-5-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Willie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Willie (introduction, only appearance)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2-5-08.

[Fang Gow Has Risen from the Grave, 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)

In Hollywood (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 2-5-08.

[Rutska the Racketeer] (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:
Rutska (villain, introduction, death)

[Odds Bodkins's Big Score] (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; Odds Bodkins (villain, introduction)

Trial by Water (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Thomas (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Cholera Crisis] (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; Dr. Hillhouse (introduction)

[Search For Captain Wade, Part 2] (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; Peter Wade (guest); Igook (villain)

[The Menace of Chen Fu, Part 5] (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, death); The Duchess (guest)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2-5-08.

Satan's Sister (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:
"Satan's sister" (villain, introduction, death, a female gun-runner); Gen. Hari (introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from last issue's blurb.

Rebellion! (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)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [The Golden Gusher]
    The Sandman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Little Willie
  4. 3. [Fang Gow Has Risen from the Grave, Part 1]
    Barry O'Neill
  5. 4. In Hollywood
    Professor Doolittle
  6. 5. [Rutska the Racketeer]
    Federal Men
  7. 6. [Odds Bodkins's Big Score]
    Socko Strong
  8. 7. Trial by Water
  9. 8. [The Cholera Crisis]
    Captain Desmo
  10. 9. [Search For Captain Wade, Part 2]
    Skip Schuyler
  11. 10. [The Menace of Chen Fu, Part 5]
    Rusty and His Pals
  12. 11. Satan's Sister
    Anchors Aweigh!
  13. 12. Rebellion!
    Cotton Carver
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