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(July 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1940-06-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
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 3, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 3. Second class permit. Copyright number 461252.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Hourman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hourman

[Wanted! Dead or Alive] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Creig Flessel [as Flessel] (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel [as Flessel] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Claudia Norgan (villain, intro); Amber Apple Gang (villains, intro for all)
Synopsis:
While Wes is enjoying Dian's musical abilities at the piano, they hear, then encounter, a thief stealing some gloves from Dian's room belonging to Claudia Norgan and leaving an amber apple in its place.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Flessel signed the strip in a newspaper found in the last panel on Page 4. Credits updated 11/04 by Bob Hughes, identified by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Farmer Doode / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bernard Baily
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Farmer Doode (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Only appearance. Lettering credit added by Craig Delich 2-18-08.

[Mansion of Murder, Part 7] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rusty; Zoroff (villain, death); Karl (villain, death); a tribal chief (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[Fang Gow and the Spoiler Ray] (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)

The Red Metal (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Kidnapping of Col. Bentley's Daughter] (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; Col. Bentley (introduction); Bentley's daughter (introduction)

[The Canadian Dope Smuggling Plot] (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 Conrad; Jim Larkins (villain, introduction); Larkins' gang (villains, introduction)

The Flying Men (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; Lupa (guest); Red Mike (guest); Deela (guest); Qwuar (introduction); Sleebos (villains, introduction, winged men)

[The Great I, Part 1] (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; The Great I (villain, introduction)

[Gun-Runners of the WASP] (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 Desmond (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[The Phony Hourman] (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]; Bob Wallave (intro); Dr. Snegg (villain, intro, death)
Synopsis:
Rex gets a new helper in the munitions lab, but is shocked to later discover that he has been hynotized by a Doctor Snegg into assuming the role of Hour-Man to bring the real Man of the Hour into the open so he could dispose of him!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-2-18. Writer revision from Gardner F. Fox to Fitch by Craig Delich & verified by Martin O'Hearn 2009-4-18. Story title taken from the Archive.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Hourman
  2. 1. [Wanted! Dead or Alive]
    The Sandman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Farmer Doode
  4. 3. [Mansion of Murder, Part 7]
    Rusty and His Pals
  5. 4. [Fang Gow and the Spoiler Ray]
    Barry O'Neill
  6. 5. The Red Metal
  7. 6. [The Kidnapping of Col. Bentley's Daughter]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  8. 7. [The Canadian Dope Smuggling Plot]
    Federal Men
  9. 8. The Flying Men
    Cotton Carver
  10. 9. [The Great I, Part 1]
    Socko Strong
  11. 10. [Gun-Runners of the WASP]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  12. 11. [The Phony Hourman]
    The Hourman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Cherry
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Michael Grabois
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Pat Lang
  • Mark Waid
  • Sidne Gail Ward
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Dan Kocher
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ted Watson
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Dwayne Best
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ed Boner