(December 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited)
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

[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

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
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.

["Here are three other leaders..."] (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)

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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
This issue was most recently modified by:
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