(May 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1940-04-05
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 451430.


[no title indexed] (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)

[The Dark Horse] (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]; James Carren (introduction); Nick Bates (villain, introduction); Nick Bates' gang (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
Rex Tyler's 3rd client, James Carren, has been told by a mobster that, unless he sells half interest in his race horse "Blue Bell", he and the horse will never see Kentucky again.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-2-10. Writer revision from Gardner F. Fox to Fitch by Craig Delich & verified by Martin O'Hearn on 2009-4-18.

[Fang Gow and the Stolen Planes] (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:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (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:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

Indexer Notes

Last appearance; Schwab credits added by Craig Delich 2-10-08.

[The Hot-Air Weapon] (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; An inventor (villain, introduction, death); Nitkoff (villain, introduction, death)

[Tuffy and Limpy's Revenge Plot] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Toughy Tonger (villain, intro); Limpy (villain, intro)
Synopsis:
Sandman aids Dian by attempting to stop a pair of convicted felons, who have escaped from prison, from murdering her district attorney father who sent them up.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits updated 11/04 by Bob Hughes, identified by Craig Delich.

Boxing Glove Versus Fiddle (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; Papa Manetta (introduction); Joe Manetta (introduction); Eddie Garr (villain, introduction)

Dead Reckoning (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tex Horton (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[Spy of the South Seas] (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; An unnamed enemy agent (villain, introduction)

[Mansion of Murder, Part 5] (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); Karl (villain); Zoroff (villain)

[Search for Captain Miles] (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:
Captain Miles (introduction, death); an unnamed bad guy (villain, introduction)

In the City of Glass (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; Red Mike (guest); Deela (guest); King John (villain, introduction); Druids (villains, introduction); Henry Smith (introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Hourman
  2. 1. [The Dark Horse]
    The Hourman
  3. 2. [Fang Gow and the Stolen Planes]
    Barry O'Neill
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Shorty
  5. 4. [The Hot-Air Weapon]
    Federal Men
  6. 5. [Tuffy and Limpy's Revenge Plot]
    The Sandman
  7. 6. Boxing Glove Versus Fiddle
    Socko Strong
  8. 7. Dead Reckoning
  9. 8. [Spy of the South Seas]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  10. 9. [Mansion of Murder, Part 5]
    Rusty and His Pals
  11. 10. [Search for Captain Miles]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  12. 11. In the City of Glass
    Cotton Carver
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