(August 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)

The Hourman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hourman; Jimmy Martin

[The Minute Men of America] (Table of Contents)

The Hourman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Jimmy Martin and the Minute-Men of America (introduction); Billy Martin (death); Mrs. Martin; Mr. Bannerman; Regina Bannerman (Mr. Bannerman's niece); Roberts; Tareff (villain, introduction); Tareff's gang (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Hourman investigates the suspicious deaths of twelve children who work in a factory owned by a Mr. Tareff. After rounding up the villains, Hourman meets with the brother (Jimmy Martin) of one of the dead children from the factory, and discovers that he is a ham radio operator. The Man of the Hour suggests that Jimmy enlist the aid of hams all over the nation to assist in the fight against crime with Hourman, and that they call themselves The Minute-Men of America!

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-2-21. Rex Tyler lives in Appleton City.

[Mutt & Jeff #2] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for Mutt & Jeff #2. Sequence added by Leonard Wolinsky, December 2008.

Fang Gow's Daughter (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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Just for Fun / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Russell Cole ?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2-21-08.

Fantastic Facts (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Leonard Wolinsky, December 2008.

[The Plot of Vas Onga] (Table of Contents)

Mark Lansing / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Purcell
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mark Lansing (introduction); Koda (introduction); Kit (introduction); Tony (introduction); Jada (introduction); Vas Onga (villain, introduction, death); Vas Onga's subterraneans (villains, introduction, death)

Not So Sleepy (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gordon Hall (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Coast Line Limited Crackup] (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; Helman (villain, introduction); Blake (villain, introduction)

Junior Federal Men Club (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Conducted by Steve Carson. Sequence added by Leonard Wolinsky, December 2008.

Jest Jokes (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Leonard Wolinsky, December 2008.

The Women Warriors (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); The Snake-Hairs (villains, introduction); Amazons (villains, introduction)

[Shanghaied] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Steve Conrad

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sam the Porter / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Russell Cole ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sam

Indexer Notes

Last appearance; letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2-21-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Adventure Stamp Page / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Leonard Wolinsky, December 2008.

[The Great I, Part 2] (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); Prof. Watson (introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ginger Snap / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ginger Snap

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in MORE FUN COMICS #53; last appearance in Adventure; letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2-21-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Give and Take / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Biro
Pencils:
Charles Biro
Inks:
Charles Biro
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Only appearance.

[The Loan Sharks] (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]; Ma Jenks; Dolly; Gunny (villain); Slick Sam (villain); Gorilla Gus (villain); unnamed loan sharks (villains)
Synopsis:
Sandman comes to the rescue of a man beaten up for not re-paying a loan to some loan sharks, but when murder enters the picture, it's time for Sandman to take off the kid gloves.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Hourman
  2. 1. [The Minute Men of America]
    The Hourman
  3. 2. [Mutt & Jeff #2]
  4. 3. Fang Gow's Daughter
    Barry O'Neill
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Just for Fun
  6. 5. Fantastic Facts
  7. 6. [The Plot of Vas Onga]
    Mark Lansing
  8. 7. Not So Sleepy
  9. 8. [The Coast Line Limited Crackup]
    Federal Men
  10. 9. Junior Federal Men Club
  11. 10. Jest Jokes
  12. 11. The Women Warriors
    Cotton Carver
  13. 12. [Shanghaied]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Sam the Porter
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Adventure Stamp Page
  16. 15. [The Great I, Part 2]
    Socko Strong
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Ginger Snap
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Give and Take
  19. 18. [The Loan Sharks]
    The Sandman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
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