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

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 [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.


[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

["London - To step up production..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

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)

["New York consumes 125,000,000 quarts of milk..."] (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:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

["We just dropped in on our way from the altar..."] (Table of Contents: 15)

Puns / cartoon / 0.44 page (report information)

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

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)

["This don't look so hot to me..."] (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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peter (introduction); Whiskers (a dog, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

["Do this puzzle correctly..."] (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)

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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:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Peter Croome
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
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  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Pat Lang
  • Mark Waid
  • Sidne Gail Ward
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Dan Kocher
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ted Watson
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
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