(October 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-09-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (uncredited)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Boy's Week Crimes] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Ken Fitch
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Mr. Bannerman; John Greene; Guest-Stars: Jimmy Martin; Minute Men of America [Burton Macy; Tommy Cosgrove; others un-named]; un-named gang of crooks (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
The city government of Cosmos decides to sponsor a week-long "Boys' Week," during which time students will be shown how a big city is run by actually allowing them the chance to do so. But to the criminal element in the city, they believe that the boys will not be able to handle concentrated mobster activity, which seeks to rob people and institutions by using a new sleep gas.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich and Martin O'Hearn. Letterer credit also added by Delich.

The city in which Hourman lives is stated to be Cosmos.

Here It Is -- Better Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Fang Gow's Terror (Table of Contents: 4)

Barry O'Neill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Winiarski
Pencils
Ed Winiarski (as Win)
Inks
Ed Winiarski (as Win)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Barry O'Neill; Fang Gow (villain); a giant (introduction, death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Papp (signed)
Pencils
George Papp (signed)
Inks
George Papp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are yuh sure about this?
Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth; Butterfinger / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Battle to the Death] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Mark Lansing; Vulcan (introduction); Talon (introduction); Manchuk (introduction); Mokan (villain, introduction); Tradman (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Story title from next issue blurb in previous issue.

[The Aircraft Plant Robberies] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery; crime
Characters
Steve Carson; Robert Glendon (introduction); Paddy Quinn (introduction); Ben Watkins (villain, introduction))

Junior Federal Men Club (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

New York World's Fair Comics; Mutt & Jeff / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Revolution in Ugar (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Jack Lehti
Inks
Jack Lehti
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cotton Carver; Guest Stars: Nora Blake; Jim Bent; Lupa; Deela; Red Mike; Mr. Blake (introduction); King Partik (introduction); Carlos the Cruel (villain, introduction, death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Just Like Junior / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Young man, I want a good caddy...
Genre
humor

Framed! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Alan Sulman (as Albert Sulman)
Pencils
Joe Sulman (as Joseph Sulman)
Inks
Joe Sulman (as Joseph Sulman)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Socko Strong; Silk Morello (villain, introduction); Maizie Vamour (villain, introduction)

Jungle Justice (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Shute (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; jungle

[Mediterranean Kidnapping] (Table of Contents: 16)

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. Crawford (introduction); Miss Crawford (introduction); un-named kidnappers (villains, introduction)

"The Story of the Iliad" or The Trojan Horse (Table of Contents: 17)

Monthly Book Review / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Silly Situations / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Harold Sherman (as Hal Sherman) (signed)
Pencils
Harold Sherman (as Hal Sherman) (signed)
Inks
Harold Sherman (as Hal Sherman) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Harold Sherman (as Hal Sherman) (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Will you please stop covering your head...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[The Star of Singapore] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Chad Grothkopf
Colors
?
Letters
Chad Grothkopf

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Mrs. Hecker; Detective Brophy; Jed (villain, introduction); Hank (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Sandman is offered a $5000 reward for the safe return of the famed "Star of Singapore."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich. We previously suggested Grothkopf for both pencils and inks.

The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Hourman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [The Boy's Week Crimes]
    The Hourman
  4. 3. Here It Is -- Better Than Ever!
    All-Star Comics
  5. 4. Fang Gow's Terror
    Barry O'Neill
  6. 5. ["Are yuh sure about this?"]
    Fantastic Facts
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth; Butterfinger
  8. 7. [Battle to the Death]
    Mark Lansing
  9. 8. [The Aircraft Plant Robberies]
    Federal Men
  10. 9. Junior Federal Men Club
  11. 10. ["For swell vacation reading..."]
    New York World's Fair Comics; Mutt & Jeff
  12. 11. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  13. 12. Revolution in Ugar
    Cotton Carver
  14. 13. ["Young man, I want a good caddy..."]
    Just Like Junior
  15. 14. Framed!
    Socko Strong
  16. 15. Jungle Justice
  17. 16. [Mediterranean Kidnapping]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  18. 17. "The Story of the Iliad" or The Trojan Horse
    Monthly Book Review
  19. 18. ["Will you please stop covering your head..."]
    Silly Situations
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Adventure Stamp Page
  21. 20. [The Star of Singapore]
    The Sandman
  22. 21. The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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