(November 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-09-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of October 1 in house ad in Action Comics #42.

[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
Reprints
Keywords
building construction; wrecking balls

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

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

[The Blaze of Doom!] (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
The Starman [Ted Knight]; Doris Lee; Woodley Allen; Bill Baxter (villain); Classy; un-named lumberjacks (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Starman reacts to the threat of mysterious forest fires in order to save a group of rangers trapped by the flames, and discovers a plot by disgruntled lumberjacks to hurt the nation's defense contracts that need the lumber.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer, backgrounds, and letterer credits per Craig Delich.

[Movie-Making Menace] (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

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Superman Krypto-Raygun (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Superman Krypto-Raygun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Death at the Opera] (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 Hour-Man (Rex Tyler]; Regina Bannerman (Mr. Bannerman's niece); Ravel (conductor, death); The Mask [Frenessi] (a conductor, introduction, death); Tony Fabbio (villain, death)
Synopsis
Rex and Regina attend the opening performance of a new opera, not realizing that the former conductor of the old opera is seeking revenge on a variety of the patrons responsible for bringing in new faces and musicians.

Action! Thrills! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Lionel / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Tyrant of the Island of Tago-Tago] (Table of Contents: 8)

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 Jinx Shop by Howard Pease (Table of Contents: 9)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

New Films for Your Superman Krypto-Raygun (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Daisy Mfg. Co. / advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

Superman Is in the Movies! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Spies! The Destroyers of Modern Civilization! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery; crime
Characters
Steve Carson

Past Performance (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Clean-Up (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
John Hilton
Letters
typeset

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Spanish Banker] (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

[Crime on Ice] (Table of Contents: 17)

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; Distract Attorney Belmont; Harold Mossman; Lola; Edouard Ernst (villain, physicist); Slim Sam (villain); Tom Thomas (villain); Jim (villain)
Synopsis
The criminal underworld approaches a noted physicist who is in great need of funds to continue his experiments. But there is a catch: the physicist must agree to encase the star witnesses in a criminal trial in blocks of ice until after the trial has concluded.

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Paul Norris per Craig Delich.

Choose Your Prize (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Plenty of Energy (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Starman
  2. 1. Another Message to Our Readers
  3. 2. [The Blaze of Doom!]
    Starman
  4. 3. [Movie-Making Menace]
    The Shining Knight
  5. 4. Superman Krypto-Raygun
    Superman Krypto-Raygun
  6. 5. [Death at the Opera]
    The Hourman
  7. 6. Action! Thrills!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Lionel
  9. 8. [Tyrant of the Island of Tago-Tago]
    Steve Conrad, Adventurer
  10. 9. The Jinx Shop by Howard Pease
    Good Books Worth Reading
  11. 10. New Films for Your Superman Krypto-Raygun
    Daisy Mfg. Co.
  12. 11. Superman Is in the Movies!
    The Adventures of Superman
  13. 12. Spies! The Destroyers of Modern Civilization!
    Federal Men
  14. 13. Past Performance
  15. 14. Clean-Up
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. [The Spanish Banker]
    Paul Kirk, Manhunter
  18. 17. [Crime on Ice]
    The Sandman
  19. 18. Choose Your Prize
    American Specialty Co.
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  21. 20. Plenty of Energy
    Baby Ruth
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