(September 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-08-01
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)

Starman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Starman [Ted Knight]
Reprints
Keywords
Gravity Rod

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

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

The Case of the Camera Curse! (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
The Starman [Ted Knight]; Woodley Allen; Doris Lee; Police Captain Ryan; Cuthbert Cain (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Starman must face a man who uses a forbidden voodoo formula, combined with the properties of photo-electric cells, to capture the souls of men and control the will of anyone whose image he captures in his camera!
Reprints
Keywords
Gravity Rod

Indexer Notes

Background inks and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

Artist Burnley left the star off of Starman's chest in the splash panel.

The Shining Knight (Table of Contents: 3)

The Shining Knight / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Lynne Perkins
Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shining Knight [Sir Justin] (1st appearance and origin)

Indexer Notes

Writer verified by Martin O'Hearn.

-And This Is It! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[Counterfeit Coal] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Jimmy Martin; Thorndyke; Minute Men of America; Councilman Drew; Big Benny (villain); un-named town Mayor (villain)
Synopsis
Hourman and the Minute Men of America must deal with ruthless racketeers in a crime-ridden town who are extorting the poor.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

The Black Tanker by Howard Pease (Table of Contents: 6)

Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Hear Superman on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, Sarge! Imagine! Someone caught a burglar...
Genre
humor

[Trouble in Tibet] (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

[The Girl Behind the Wall] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Carson

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

Syncro Devices, Inc. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Lucky Music (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1.22 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Wright
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

advertisement / 0.45 page (report information)

[Danger from Train to Plane] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

[The Comet-Ray] (Table of Contents: 15)

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; Edgar Edley (villain)
Synopsis
As Dian is returning home, her train is suddenly derailed and drawn toward a weird ball-tank object, whose comet-ray is violently drawing all the gold aboard the train to it. When Sandman investigates, he finds the scientist behind it, and learns that this object draws its amazing power from the the tail of a comet, power which also enables the mad scientist to become young again!

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Norris per Craig Delich.

Action! Thrills! Adventure! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

Modern Concise Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Take a Tip from a Navy Torpedo (Table of Contents: 18) (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 Case of the Camera Curse!
    Starman
  4. 3. The Shining Knight
    The Shining Knight
  5. 4. -And This Is It!
    Star Spangled Comics
  6. 5. [Counterfeit Coal]
    The Hourman
  7. 6. The Black Tanker by Howard Pease
    Books Worth Reading
  8. 7. Hear Superman on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  9. 8. ["Okay, Sarge! Imagine! Someone caught a burglar..."]
    Clancy the Cop
  10. 9. [Trouble in Tibet]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  11. 10. [The Girl Behind the Wall]
    Federal Men
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Syncro Devices, Inc.
  13. 12. Lucky Music
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. [Danger from Train to Plane]
    Paul Kirk, Manhunter
  16. 15. [The Comet-Ray]
    The Sandman
  17. 16. Action! Thrills! Adventure!
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Modern Concise Encyclopedia
  19. 18. Take a Tip from a Navy Torpedo
    United States Rubber Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
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