(August 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-07-02
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; Starman (inset)
Reprints

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

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

The Mystery of the Undersea Terror! (Table of Contents: 2)

Starman / comic story / 13 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; The Light (villain); the League of the Octopus (villains)
Synopsis
When communications with the S.S. Aurora are interrupted, Starman is called in to investigate, and he comes face-to-face with the dread League of the Octopus...and the man behind them: the Light!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer, background and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

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

Funnies / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now we look like an established firm!
Genre
humor

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

Curios / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is an intersection where four states meet...
Genre
non-fiction

The Clinic of Forgotten Men! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf (signed as Chad)
Inks
Chad Grothkopf (signed as Chad)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; crime
Characters
Steve Carson

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

True-isms / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
About 22% of the land surface...
Genre
non-fiction

A Peach of a Pair! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

All-Flash Quarterly; Mutt & Jeff / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Quiz.. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
1. What metal is extracted from the sea for commercial use?
Genre
non-fiction

[Outlaws of the Sahara] (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)

It's a Fact / 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
The word mush...
Genre
non-fiction

Hear Superman on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A parachute ensemble...
Genre
non-fiction

[The Black Ray] (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
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Mr. Bannerman; Dr. Darrk (villain); Butch (villain); Giganto (villain, a robot, death)
Synopsis
An evil inventor creates a nefarious black ray ring, which is used to rob a jewelry store, fetching the villain cash needed for his work, including a giant robot named Giganto, which Hourman must overcome or die.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Good Movies and Books / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Reviews of the movie Night Train and the book The Kid from Tompkinsville.

[The House Without Stairs] (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

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

It's So! / 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
A spinach shortage is expected...
Genre
non-fiction

The Justice Society of America Presents All Star Comics No. 6! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Deserted City] (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

Not in the Evidence (Table of Contents: 19)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
Clem Gordon
Pencils
Cliff Young (signed as Cliff) (illustrations)
Inks
Cliff Young (signed as Cliff) (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

It's So! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The cactus associated with the deserts of this country...
Genre
non-fiction

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

Laffies / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I got a salary raise!
Genre
humor

[The Sandman at Sea] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Norris
Inks
Paul Norris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Elbert Hudson; un-named son of Elbert Hudson
Synopsis
Sandman not only has to save a young man at sea from foreign agents, but also his scientist-father, who has discovered a way to extract magnesium from the ocean.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Paul Norris per Craig Delich.

At the Top of the Field! (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

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

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bike Tires Built Like Planes (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

United States Rubber Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Starman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Company
  3. 2. The Mystery of the Undersea Terror!
    Starman
  4. 3. ["Now we look like an established firm!"]
    Funnies
  5. 4. ["There is an intersection where four states meet..."]
    Curios
  6. 5. The Clinic of Forgotten Men!
    Federal Men
  7. 6. ["About 22% of the land surface..."]
    True-isms
  8. 7. A Peach of a Pair!
    All-Flash Quarterly; Mutt & Jeff
  9. 8. ["1. What metal is extracted from the sea for commercial use?"]
    Quiz..
  10. 9. [Outlaws of the Sahara]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  11. 10. ["The word mush..."]
    It's a Fact
  12. 11. Hear Superman on the Radio!
    Superman
  13. 12. ["A parachute ensemble..."]
    Facts
  14. 13. [The Black Ray]
    The Hourman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Good Movies and Books
  16. 15. [The House Without Stairs]
    Paul Kirk, Manhunter
  17. 16. ["A spinach shortage is expected..."]
    It's So!
  18. 17. The Justice Society of America Presents All Star Comics No. 6!
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  19. 18. [The Deserted City]
    Cotton Carver
  20. 19. Not in the Evidence
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  22. 21. ["The cactus associated with the deserts of this country..."]
    It's So!
  23. 22. ["I got a salary raise!"]
    Laffies
  24. 23. [The Sandman at Sea]
    The Sandman
  25. 24. At the Top of the Field!
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
  27. 26. Bike Tires Built Like Planes
    United States Rubber Company
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