(October 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-08-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor)

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
The Starman [Ted Knight]
Reprints

A Message to Our Readers (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Menace of the Invisible Raiders! (Table of Contents: 2)

Starman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Starman [Ted Knight]; Doris Lee; Woodley Allen; The Mist (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Starman is mystified when he discovers crooks who are invisible in ordinary light, but soon learns of the man behind it: a man who is bitter at the government for rejecting his inviso-solution!
Reprints
Keywords
Gravity Rod

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn. Background inks and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

[The Sky Pirates] (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]

Indexer Notes

Writer verified by Martin O'Hearn.

Energy to Perform (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Reform School Racket] (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 (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Willie Jones; un-named State Governor; Mr. Meade (villain); Big Red (villain)
Synopsis
Rex Tyler, while delivering chemicals to the Meade Crop Dusters, discovers that boys from the State Reform School are being send to the company to learn trades. However, Hourman discovers that the boys are being made to fly the crop dusting planes themselves, some dying in fatal crashes.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Jest Jokes / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Some day, I'm gonna be a very rich man...
Genre
humor

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Strange Secret of Greed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Steve Conrad, Adventurer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Cliff Young
Inks
Cliff Young
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Steve Conrad

[The Proving-Ground Spies] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery; crime
Characters
Steve Carson

Paint Job (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edgar Weston
Pencils
Cliff Young
Inks
Cliff Young
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Ten-Dollar Masterpiece] (Table of Contents: 13)

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.

[The Secret of the Man in Miniature] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; District Attorney Belmont; Dian Belmont; Mr. Hartford; Professor Doombie (villain)
Synopsis
An evil professor succeeds in creating Serum One, a formula that compresses the atoms of the body, reducing it in size, and he uses that ability to not only carry out crime after crime, but to shrink the Sandman in the process so that he cannot interfere!

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Paul Norris per Craig Delich.

Oddity: the splash page dialogue spell's the professor's name as "Doobie."

The Justice Society of America Proudly Presents All-Star No. 7! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Starman
  2. 1. A Message to Our Readers
  3. 2. The Menace of the Invisible Raiders!
    Starman
  4. 3. [The Sky Pirates]
    The Shining Knight
  5. 4. Energy to Perform
    Baby Ruth
  6. 5. [Reform School Racket]
    The Hourman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Good Books and Movies
  8. 7. ["Some day, I'm gonna be a very rich man..."]
    Jest Jokes
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. [Strange Secret of Greed]
    Steve Conrad, Adventurer
  11. 10. [The Proving-Ground Spies]
    Federal Men
  12. 11. Paint Job
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. [The Ten-Dollar Masterpiece]
    Paul Kirk, Manhunter
  15. 14. [The Secret of the Man in Miniature]
    The Sandman
  16. 15. The Justice Society of America Proudly Presents All-Star No. 7!
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Company
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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