Adventure Comics #58 [Without Canadian Price]
(January 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-12-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited)
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

This issue has variants.

Ellsworth credit from statement of ownership. 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)

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

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

[The Great Train Robbery] (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]; Mr. Bannerman; Bob Burns; Bob Burns' brother (a Minute-Man); Jimmy Martin (guest); Thorndyke (guest); Minute Men of America (guest); Nick Remos (villain, introduction); Viller (villain, introduction); Sam (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Hourman and the Minute Men tackle the strange facts surrounding a $10,000 train robbery, and discover that one of the train clerks in an inside man for gangster, Nick Remos.

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Butterfinger / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Legion of the Masked] (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); Madame Poinceau (introduction); Legion of the Masked (introduction)

[The Star Spangled Banner] (Table of Contents: 5)

Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

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

All's Fair / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
London - To step up production...
Genre
humor

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

Built-Rite Toys / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Kosta Strikes] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Mark Lansing; General Kosta (villain)

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

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

[The PEGASUS Problem] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Inks
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Carson; Blackbeard (villain, introduction); Jenks (villain, introduction)

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

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

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

In Emeralda (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 Star: Deela; Princess Lalla (introduction); Gargo (villain, introduction, death)

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

The Spectre; More Fun Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Oddities.. / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
New York consumes 125,000,000 quarts of milk...
Genre
non-fiction

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

Puns / cartoon / 0.44 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We just dropped in on our way from the altar...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

statement of ownership / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Manhunt on the Sun Limited] (Table of Contents: 18)

Paul Kirk, Manhunter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Moore
Pencils
Ed Moore (signed)
Inks
Ed Moore (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Moore ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Paul Kirk (not the same as Manhunter who begins in issue #73, introduction); John Small (villain, introduction); Stormy Weathers (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Sky Visitor (Table of Contents: 19)

text story / 1.2 pages (report information)

Script
George Shute (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.8 page (report information)

[Mango's Murder] (Table of Contents: 21)

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; Talu (introduction); Mango (villain, introduction, death)

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

Peter and His Pup / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ray McGill
Pencils
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ray McGill

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This don't look so hot to me...
Genre
humor
Characters
Peter (introduction); Whiskers (a dog, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Eclipse Machine Division / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Orchids of Doom] (Table of Contents: 25)

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; Carla Nogades (introduction); Bill Howard (introduction); Pedro Nogades (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Sandman has to battle the effects of the deadly Orchid Aerides Farmerii, which can strip the human body of its flesh!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Here It Is -- All-Star No. 3... (Table of Contents: 26) (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: 27) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28) (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 Great Train Robbery]
    The Hourman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Butterfinger
  5. 4. [Legion of the Masked]
    Barry O'Neill
  6. 5. [The Star Spangled Banner]
    Facts
  7. 6. ["London - To step up production..."]
    All's Fair
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Built-Rite Toys
  9. 8. [Kosta Strikes]
    Mark Lansing
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Adventure Stamp Page
  11. 10. [The PEGASUS Problem]
    Federal Men
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Junior Federal Men Club
  13. 12. In Emeralda
    Cotton Carver
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The Spectre; More Fun Comics
  15. 14. ["New York consumes 125,000,000 quarts of milk..."]
    Oddities..
  16. 15. ["We just dropped in on our way from the altar..."]
    Puns
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Chemcraft
  19. 18. [Manhunt on the Sun Limited]
    Paul Kirk, Manhunter
  20. 19. Sky Visitor
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. [Mango's Murder]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  23. 22. ["This don't look so hot to me..."]
    Peter and His Pup
  24. 23. ["Do this puzzle correctly..."]
    Eclipse Machine Division
  25. 24. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana
    Book Review
  26. 25. [Orchids of Doom]
    The Sandman
  27. 26. Here It Is -- All-Star No. 3...
    All-Star Comics
  28. 27. Be a Superman! Carry This Official Superman Krypto-Raygun
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Peter Croome
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  • Jon Ingersoll
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