(March 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-02-05
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 Sandman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman; the Sandman (inset)
Reprints

The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[The Plot Against the Minute-Men] (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: Jimmy Martin; Thorndyke; the Minute Men of America; un-named Police Commissioner; Ratty Malone (villain, introduction); Puggsy (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Hourman has his hands full when the criminal element in the city decides to strike back at the good work of the Minute Men of America, by recruiting other boys in the city, having them commit vandalism of various kinds, then blaming it on the Minute Men.

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) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Funnies / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He worshipped George Washington when we was a boy!
Genre
humor

[The Taxicab Murder Plot] (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; Archer and his gang (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

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

True! / 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
Louis XIV of France invented the High French Heel...
Genre
non-fiction

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

Model Airplane Club / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Colossal! Terrific! Stupendous! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

World's Best Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Lishak the Gladiator] (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; Lishak (villain); General Kosta (villain)

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

Yes, It's True!! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There has never been a mutiny...
Genre
non-fiction

Amazing Combination Offer (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Remington Rand / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Coach of Death (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Tim Walton (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Suggestion of Chad Grothkopf as writer removed by Craig Delich. The Who's Who only states that Grothkopf drew this strip.

Tyranny in Barlunda (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: Deela; King Marl; Kargon (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Bails.

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

Mom 'n' Pop / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a nifty day for our picnic...
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Mom; Pop; Orville (introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

Only appearance.

[It Takes a Thief] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Ed Moore
Pencils
Ed Moore
Inks
Ed Moore
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Moore

Genre
superhero
Characters
Paul Kirk; Jim T. (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

[Castle of Mystery] (Table of Contents: 17)

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; Don Rodrigo De Estebandos (villain, introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Salty Sam / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab [as Stockton] (signed)
Inks
Fred Schwab [as Stockton] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oboy!
Genre
humor

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

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

Food for Home (Table of Contents: 20)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Across two pages.

Superman Is on the Radio (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Nature News / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The hippopotamus has red perspiration!
Genre
non-fiction; nature

[Mystery at Malay Mac's] (Table of Contents: 23)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf ?
Inks
Chad Grothkopf ?
Colors
?
Letters
Chad Grothkopf ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Malay Mac (villain, introduction); Tusker McGinn (villain, introduction); Sally (villain, introduction, Dian Belmont's double)
Synopsis
Sandman investigates a mysterious break-in and attempted safe cracking at Malay Mac's by a double for Dian Belmont, leading him to discover an elaborate plot to kidnap the real Diane and replace her with her double.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Here's What You've Been Waiting For - All Star No. 4! (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

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

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  2. 1. The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  3. 2. [The Plot Against the Minute-Men]
    The Hourman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  5. 4. ["He worshipped George Washington when we was a boy!"]
    Funnies
  6. 5. [The Taxicab Murder Plot]
    Barry O'Neill
  7. 6. ["Louis XIV of France invented the High French Heel..."]
    True!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Model Airplane Club
  9. 8. Colossal! Terrific! Stupendous!
    World's Best Comics
  10. 9. [Lishak the Gladiator]
    Mark Lansing
  11. 10. ["There has never been a mutiny..."]
    Yes, It's True!!
  12. 11. Amazing Combination Offer
    Remington Rand
  13. 12. The Coach of Death
    Federal Men
  14. 13. Tyranny in Barlunda
    Cotton Carver
  15. 14. ["It's a nifty day for our picnic..."]
    Mom 'n' Pop
  16. 15. [It Takes a Thief]
    Paul Kirk, Manhunter
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Adventure Stamp Page
  18. 17. [Castle of Mystery]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  19. 18. ["Oboy!"]
    Salty Sam
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
  21. 20. Food for Home
  22. 21. Superman Is on the Radio
    The Adventures of Superman
  23. 22. ["The hippopotamus has red perspiration!"]
    Nature News
  24. 23. [Mystery at Malay Mac's]
    The Sandman
  25. 24. Here's What You've Been Waiting For - All Star No. 4!
    All-Star Comics
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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