(April 1940)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sandman; Hourman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as CR] (signed); Bernard Baily (Hourman inset)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff [as CR] (signed); Bernard Baily (Hourman inset)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Hourman [Rex Tyler] (inset); the Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (inset)
Reprints:
  • in Alter-Ego (TwoMorrows, 1999 series) Vol. 3 #4 (Spring, 2000) [in black and white]

Indexer Notes

Last "generic" cover. Cover credits from Sheldon Moldoff himself in Alter Ego #52 (September 2005). Art originally tentatively credited to Creig Flessel.

[The Disappearance of Dr. Drew] (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]; Dr. Drew (intro); Miss Drew (intro); un-named gang of crooks (villains, intro, some death)
Synopsis:
Rex Tyler's 2nd client is a Miss Drew, who asks that he help locate her missing father, whom she believes has been kidnapped because of his creation of a super type of cold pill.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Oddity: A detective questioning Rex Tyler about Miss Drew, inquires of him as to whether or not he is "Tick-Tock Tyler, The Hour-Man"! Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-2-10. Writer revision from Gardner Fox to Fitch by Craig Delich and verified by Martin O'Hearn 2009-4-18.

[Trap for 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; Fang Gow (villain)
Reprints:

[Crime of a Criminologist] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Carson; Kimola Lazara (villain, introduction, death); Gabriel Torrence (introduction)

[Cold Cures and Crime] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dr. Lovejoy (intro)
Synopsis:
The death of several assistants to a famed scientist, claiming to be able to cure the common cold, leads the Sandman into the fray to prevent criminals from exploiting that cure to their own financial advantage.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits updated 11/04 by Bob Hughes, art identification by Craig Delich. Art credits in Archives are wrong.

[Mr. Krieger Vanishes] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Albert Sulman
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman
Inks:
Joseph Sulman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; sports
Characters:
Socko Strong; Benjamin Krieger (villain, introduction)

A Sleepy Capture (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Thomas (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Tiger-Men] (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; The Tiger-Men (villains, introduction)

[Mansion of Murder, Part 4] (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; John Rankin (guest, flashback); Tino (villain); Karl (villain); Zoroff (villain, flashback)

[On the Track of Serge Kano] (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:
Serge Kano (villain, introduction, death)

[At the Polar Zone] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Jack Lehti
Inks:
Jack Lehti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cotton Carver; Deela (guest); Red Mike (villain, introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sandman; Hourman
  2. 1. [The Disappearance of Dr. Drew]
    The Hourman
  3. 2. [Trap for Fang Gow]
    Barry O'Neill
  4. 3. [Crime of a Criminologist]
    Federal Men
  5. 4. [Cold Cures and Crime]
    The Sandman
  6. 5. [Mr. Krieger Vanishes]
    Socko Strong
  7. 6. A Sleepy Capture
  8. 7. [The Tiger-Men]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  9. 8. [Mansion of Murder, Part 4]
    Rusty and His Pals
  10. 9. [On the Track of Serge Kano]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  11. 10. [At the Polar Zone]
    Cotton Carver
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
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  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Dan Kocher
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