(November 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-10-04
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

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
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)

[no title indexed] (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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, hello, Oswald...
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)

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now, you won't tell anyone you didn't find any valuables...
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)

Editing
Related Scans
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:
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  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
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