(November 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (uncredited)
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:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hourman; The Sandman (inset)

Announcing the New Superman Krypto-Raygun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Dr. Slight's Living Statues] (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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Minute Men of America [Jimmy Martin; Thorndyke; one unnamed member]; Dr. Slight (villain, introduction, death); Sandor (villain, living plaster cast, death); Midge (villain, living plaster cast, death)
Synopsis:
Rex Tyler, ordered by Mr. Bannerman to head out to "Castle Doom" to assist Dr. Slight in working out a special chemical formula, is unaware that this formula gives life to plaster casts by means of a special machine, which have been used to bomb places on the east coast.

Indexer Notes

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

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

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Fang Gow's Ruse (Table of Contents: 5)

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)

["Listen to the Superman radio program..."] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Ramona by Mrs. Helen Jackson (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Death Behind the Waves] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mark Lansing; Mokan (villain)

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from next issue blurb in previous issue.

[The Menacing Midget] (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Orlaff (villain, introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Junior Federal Men Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Monkey-Faced Owl] (Table of Contents: 12)

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

At Grips with the Kraken (Table of Contents: 13)

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: Red Mike; Lupa; Della; Klo (introduction); Queen Slya (introduction); The Kraken (a monster, villain, introduction, death)

["Oh, hello, Oswald..."] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[Bodyguard] (Table of Contents: 15)

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; Joseph B. Meek (introduction); Natty Lew Schultz (villain, introduction)

Strange Trail (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Shipwrecked] (Table of Contents: 18)

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; Major Stanley (introduction); Miss Stanley (introduction); Peter Van Mire (villain, introduction, death)

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

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

["Now, you won't tell anyone you didn't find any valuables..."] (Table of Contents: 20)

Silly Situations / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Hal Sherman
Pencils:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Boys! Hear Your Own Voice! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Home Recording Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Crook Who Knew the Sandman's Identity] (Table of Contents: 22)

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]; Dian Belmont; Squat Stacey and his gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
While out one evening, a gang of thugs enters and steals Dian's bracelet, and the Sandman heads out after them...a situation that leads to the eventual kidnapping of Wes Dodds!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

Be a Cowboy! (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Hourman
  2. 1. Announcing the New Superman Krypto-Raygun
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  3. 2. [Dr. Slight's Living Statues]
    The Hourman
  4. 3. Here It Is -- Better Than Ever!
    All-Star Comics
  5. 4. Now on Sale
    New York World's Fair Comics
  6. 5. Fang Gow's Ruse
    Barry O'Neill
  7. 6. ["Listen to the Superman radio program..."]
    The Adventures of Superman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
  9. 8. Ramona by Mrs. Helen Jackson
    Book Review
  10. 9. [Death Behind the Waves]
    Mark Lansing
  11. 10. [The Menacing Midget]
    Federal Men
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Junior Federal Men Club
  13. 12. [Monkey-Faced Owl]
    Fantastic Facts
  14. 13. At Grips with the Kraken
    Cotton Carver
  15. 14. ["Oh, hello, Oswald..."]
    Just Like Junior
  16. 15. [Bodyguard]
    Socko Strong
  17. 16. Strange Trail
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. [Shipwrecked]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Adventure Stamp Page
  21. 20. ["Now, you won't tell anyone you didn't find any valuables..."]
    Silly Situations
  22. 21. Boys! Hear Your Own Voice!
    Home Recording Co.
  23. 22. [The Crook Who Knew the Sandman's Identity]
    The Sandman
  24. 23. The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  25. 24. Be a Cowboy!
    Daisy Air Rifles
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • 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
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