(December 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-10-29
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.

[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
Reprints

Superman Krypto-Raygun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Adventure of the Singapore Stranglers (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]; Doris Lee; Woodley Allen; Jeeves (Knight's driver); Captain Fujiyama and the Singapore Stranglers (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Starman takes on a gang of saboteurs who are using a giant acetylene torch to badly damage ships while in the Gotham docks.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer and background credits added by Craig Delich.

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Red Dragon] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; The Red Dragon (villain, introduction)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Good Books and Movies / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

[Dr. Wizen's Gorohs] (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Meadows (Tyler's landlord); Dr. Wizen (villain, introduction); The Gorohs (villains, half-man, half-ape creatures)
Synopsis
A strange visitor from another planet is bent on conquering the universe and wishes to make sure that the Man of the Hour cannot interfere, so kidnaps Hourman and his supply of Miraclo.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Oddity: the last panel of the story, a blurb for the Spectre (as written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Bernard Baily) strangely states that Baily was the creator of the Hourman!

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

Flex-i-Track / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Built-Rite Toys / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Prehistoric Island] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Good Memory (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1.25 pages (report information)

Script
Edgar Weston
Letters
typeset

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

advertisement / 0.75 page (report information)

[Bogus Bills] (Table of Contents: 13)

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 Ambergris Killers] (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

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

The Case of the Giant Bees! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Paul Norris
Inks
Chad Grothkopf
Colors
?
Letters
Chad Grothkopf

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy the Golden Boy [Sandy McGann] (introduction); Bess Buttsford; Mr. Buttsford; The Queen Bee (villain, an insect)
Synopsis
A scientist invents an unusual super thyroid extract which allows bees to gain gigantic size, and it's up to the Sandman, and his new partner, to save the man from the Queen Bee, who wishes to know the secret behind the extract.

Indexer Notes

New costume for Sandman. Pencil credit verified by Paul Norris per Craig Delich and ink credit confirmed by Grothkopf. Norris was told to draw the story "in a Bob Kane style." Writer identification by Jerry Bails.

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

Superman; World's Finest Comics; Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Lionel / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Starman
  2. 1. Superman Krypto-Raygun
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  3. 2. Adventure of the Singapore Stranglers
    Starman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  5. 4. [The Red Dragon]
    The Shining Knight
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Good Books and Movies
  8. 7. [Dr. Wizen's Gorohs]
    The Hourman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Flex-i-Track
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Built-Rite Toys
  11. 10. [The Prehistoric Island]
    Steve Conrad, Adventurer
  12. 11. Good Memory
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. [Bogus Bills]
    Federal Men
  15. 14. [The Ambergris Killers]
    Paul Kirk, Manhunter
  16. 15. The Case of the Giant Bees!
    The Sandman
  17. 16. ["Here are three other leaders..."]
    Superman; World's Finest Comics; Batman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Lionel
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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