(May 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-04-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (uncredited)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Starman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Starman; the Sandman (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Starman now sports a large yellow star on the back of his cape, which was not evident in the story in issue #61. This cover seems to go with the story in issue #63, whose cover features Dr. Light.

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

Lancaster County Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Diminishing Ray] (Table of Contents: 2)

Starman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Jack Burnley (signed)
Inks
Jack Burnley (signed); Ray Burnley (backgrounds)
Colors
Raymond Perry
Letters
Betty Bentley

Genre
superhero
Characters
Starman [Ted Knight]; Woodley Allen; Doris Lee; Dr. Selby; The Light (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Starman must face the peril from a scientist who has invented a diminishing ray, which he promptly uses on the Astral Avenger, Dr. Selby, Doris and Chief Allen. In the final confrontation, the Light accidentally is bathed in the rays of the disintegration tube which reduces him to nothing!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Starman still sports a circle around his chest star. Letterer and background credits added by Craig Delich.

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

Some Fun / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You see, takin' a bath ain't so bad...
Genre
humor

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

Spencer Fireworks Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Karakan the Cruel] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Mark Lansing; Karakan (villain)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich and verified by Jerry Bails.

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

Oddities! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Grand Canyon is not the deepest...
Genre
non-fiction

Win This Car! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Junior Auto Club / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Sabotage (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery; crime
Characters
Steve Carson

[The Last of the Changs] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I thought you sold me a water spaniel...
Genre
humor

The Spectre! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Dinky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, fellers!
Genre
humor; children

[Mystery at Castle Manor] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Hourman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Tommy; Thunder (a dog); Jimmy Martin; Thorndyke; Minute Men of America; Uncle Perry (villain); Henry (villain)
Synopsis
Hourman investigates the uncle of a young boy, who has inherited "Castle Manor", and discovers that this uncle is robbing the boy of huge sums of money.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich. The last panel is an illustrated ad for the Spectre, by Siegel and Baily, appearing in More Fun Comics.

[A Steeplechase Race] (Table of Contents: 14)

Sport-Talk / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; sports

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

All-American Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Mystery on Vacation] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

[Prince of Sarthon] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cotton Carver; Guest Star: Deela

Remote Control (Table of Contents: 19)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Stephen Young
Pencils
Cliff Young (as Cliff)
Inks
Cliff Young (as Cliff)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Superman Is on the Radio (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

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

Queer Sport Quirks / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Paige (signed)
Inks
Lou Paige (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rochester, N.Y. - Friday the 13 was a lucky day...
Genre
non-fiction; sports

[The Purple Death Ray] (Table of Contents: 23)

The Sandman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; D.A. Dolles (death); Jane Dolles; Judge Walsh; Dr. Serge Normankoff; Norkut (villain)
Synopsis
Sandman must track down the killer of a former District Attorney and near death of a court Judge at the Astronitorium, by use of his Barium Z-Ray tube's purple ray, which brings death to its victims by causing purplish skin, open mouth and bulging eyes.

The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Loads of Energy (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Starman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
  3. 2. [The Diminishing Ray]
    Starman
  4. 3. ["You see, takin' a bath ain't so bad..."]
    Some Fun
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Spencer Fireworks Co.
  6. 5. [Karakan the Cruel]
    Mark Lansing
  7. 6. ["Grand Canyon is not the deepest..."]
    Oddities!
  8. 7. Win This Car!
    Junior Auto Club
  9. 8. Sabotage
    Federal Men
  10. 9. [The Last of the Changs]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  11. 10. ["I thought you sold me a water spaniel..."]
  12. 11. The Spectre!
    The Spectre; More Fun Comics
  13. 12. ["Hey, fellers!"]
    Dinky
  14. 13. [Mystery at Castle Manor]
    The Hourman
  15. 14. [A Steeplechase Race]
    Sport-Talk
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    All-American Comics
  17. 16. [Mystery on Vacation]
    Paul Kirk, Manhunter
  18. 17. ["If you haven't read All-Star Comics no. 4..."]
    All-Star Comics
  19. 18. [Prince of Sarthon]
    Cotton Carver
  20. 19. Remote Control
  21. 20. Superman Is on the Radio
    The Adventures of Superman
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Adventure Stamp Page
  23. 22. ["Rochester, N.Y. - Friday the 13 was a lucky day..."]
    Queer Sport Quirks
  24. 23. [The Purple Death Ray]
    The Sandman
  25. 24. The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  27. 26. Loads of Energy
    Baby Ruth
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