(March 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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

The Hourman! (Table of Contents)

The Hourman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hourman; The Sandman (inset)

[Origin of the Hour-Man] (Table of Contents)

The Hourman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ken Fitch
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Mr. Bannerman; Marcia Van Shelton; Mary Kennedy; Patsy; Randall (villain); John Kennedy (villain, reforms at end of story)
Synopsis:
Chemist Rex Tyler discovers a powerful chemical he calls "miraclo", and decides to put his new powers to work helping the oppressed. His first case involves the recovery of stolen pearls and the reforming of a would-be crook.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Expanded version presented in SECRET ORIGINS (III) #16. Letterer credit by Craig Delich (January, 2006). Rex Tyler's post office box [#28] is given in this story. Writer credit revised from Gardner F. Fox to Fitch by Craig Delich and verified by Martin O'Hearn 4-18-09.

[The Mind-Slave of Fang Gow] (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; Jean LeGrand (introduction); Fang Gow (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Butch the Pup / filler / 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:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Butch

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2-9-08.

[Professor Dirk's Crime School] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Carson; Professor Dirk (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich (Jan. 2006) and verified by Chad Grothkopf.

[Death to the D.A.] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Judge Quick; Mae Trust; Mrs. Holt; Dian Belmont [the Lady in Red]; D.A. Belmont; Dr. Fulton (villain)
Synopsis:
Dian invites Wes to a party dressed as the Sandman, so he can try and get to the bottom of death threats being made against her father.
Reprints:

Dead Man's Chest (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Clem Gordon (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[Hassle In Hollywood: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; sports
Characters:
Socko Strong; Monte Swift (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Diddle Family / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
domestic
Characters:
The Diddle family (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Only appearance.

[Singapore Sal] (Table of Contents)

Steve Conrad Adventurer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Lehti
Pencils:
Jack Lehti
Inks:
Jack Lehti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Steve Conrad; Singapore Sal (villain, introduction); Slick (villain, introduction); Colonel Bradford (villain, introduction)

[Mansion of Murder: Part 3] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rusty; Tino (villain); Zoroff (villain, introduction); Karl (villain, introduction)

[The Dope Smuggler's Double] (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:
Joe Madson (villain, introduction); Lester G. Fester (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Writer/artist name correction from Bill to Bart Tumey, made 2-9-08 by Craig Delich.

The Earth Passage (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:
Cooton Carver; Deela (guest-star); First Ones (villains)
Synopsis:
Cotton Carver returns to the surface of Earth.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Hourman!
    The Hourman
  2. 1. [Origin of the Hour-Man]
    The Hourman
  3. 2. [The Mind-Slave of Fang Gow]
    Barry O'Neill
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Butch the Pup
  5. 4. [Professor Dirk's Crime School]
    Federal Men
  6. 5. [Death to the D.A.]
    The Sandman
  7. 6. Dead Man's Chest
  8. 7. [Hassle In Hollywood: Part 2]
    Socko Strong
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    The Diddle Family
  10. 9. [Singapore Sal]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  11. 10. [Mansion of Murder: Part 3]
    Rusty and His Pals
  12. 11. [The Dope Smuggler's Double]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  13. 12. The Earth Passage
    Cotton Carver
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