(December 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-11-06
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; Jimmy Martin; Thorndyke; The Sandman (inset)

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

Johnson Smith & Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Menace of Dr. Togg] (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]; Guest Stars: Thorndyke; Jimmy Martin 3 un-named members of the Minute Men of America; Doctor Togg (villain, introduction, death?); Gombezi (villains, winged creatures, death)
Synopsis
Hourman and the Minute Men must face an evil scientist, from his laboratory on Wide Island, who has created weird pets called the Gombezi out of wolves and buzzards that he uses to rob and kill.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fitch script credit by Craig Delich and Martin O'Hearn. We formerly credited Gardner Fox. Letterer credit also added by Delich.

Here Are the Winners of the Hour-Man Contest! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Football Facts (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff [as Bolty] (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff [as Bolty] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Genre
non-fiction; sports

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fang Gow's Cut-Throats (Table of Contents: 6)

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: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Just Jokes / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're having a safety campaign!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Goofigags / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sorry - No parts for gunmen today!
Genre
humor

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

[General Kosta's Subterfuge] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Mark Lansing; Captain Sen (introduction); General Kosta (villain, introduction)

[The Problem of the Phony Newspaperman] (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Senator Blast (introduction); Aldo Serald (villain, introduction); Serald's spies (villains, introduction)

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

Junior Federal Men Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Trains - Big & Little! (Table of Contents: 14)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Flex-i-Track / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Tree Folk (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cotton Carver; Deela (guest); The Tree Folk (villains, introduction)

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

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

Magna Cum Laude (Table of Contents: 18)

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; Papa Manetta (introduction); Tony Manetta (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

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

Erector / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Peril in Africa] (Table of Contents: 20)

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; Prof. Sibley (introduction)

Flash Capture (Table of Contents: 21)

text story / 1.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[To Hammer the Earth] (Table of Contents: 24)

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]; Phoebe; Bill Williams (introduction, death); A mad scientist (villain, introduction); scientist's assistant (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Sandman saves a girl who falls from the sky from a burning airplane, and who plays a role in the Sandman's battle against a crazed scientist who has invented the Atom-Smasher: a weapon that directs a stream of uranium atoms away from the Earth, then draws them back to pound against the Earth like a giant hammer!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Here It Is -- Better Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

Be a Superman! Carry This Official Superman Krypto-Raygun (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27) (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 & Company
  3. 2. [The Menace of Dr. Togg]
    The Hourman
  4. 3. Here Are the Winners of the Hour-Man Contest!
    The Hourman
  5. 4. Football Facts
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  7. 6. Fang Gow's Cut-Throats
    Barry O'Neill
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. ["We're having a safety campaign!"]
    Just Jokes
  10. 9. ["Sorry - No parts for gunmen today!"]
    Goofigags
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  12. 11. [General Kosta's Subterfuge]
    Mark Lansing
  13. 12. [The Problem of the Phony Newspaperman]
    Federal Men
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Junior Federal Men Club
  15. 14. Trains - Big & Little!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Flex-i-Track
  17. 16. The Tree Folk
    Cotton Carver
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Adventure Stamp Page
  19. 18. Magna Cum Laude
    Socko Strong
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Erector
  21. 20. [Peril in Africa]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  22. 21. Flash Capture
  23. 22. ["The Superman radio program..."]
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
  25. 24. [To Hammer the Earth]
    The Sandman
  26. 25. Here It Is -- Better Than Ever!
    All-Star Comics
  27. 26. Be a Superman! Carry This Official Superman Krypto-Raygun
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Matthew Head
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