(April 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1940-03-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
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

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 448974.


[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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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Craig Delich
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  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Dan Kocher
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