(January 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-11-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor)

Issue Notes

Issue number and publication date missing from indicia. 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) /

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

Adventure of the Ring of Hijackers (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; Baron X (villain, introduction); Slich (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Astral Avenger takes on Baron X, who attempts to hijacks trains, trucks and ships loaded with munitions heading for Great Britain.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer and backgrounds credits added by Craig Delich.

Energy to Do Big Things (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Pirate Submarines] (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]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Good Books for Christmas / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Editorial Advisory Board of the Superman DC Comics! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[The Magic Carpet] (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; Bert Izzel; Lucky Atlas; Walsh (Atlas' chauffeur); Globe-O (villain); Dodo (villain)
Synopsis
Several dwarfs, fired because they had used a man's factories for unlawful purposes, seek to ruin the man by kidnapping one of his scientist employees and using his invention to power a flying carpet.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Jest Jokes / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We find the defendant guilty before the trial starts!
Genre
humor

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

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Treasure of the Galleon] (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

Expensive Security (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Carter
Pencils
Cliff Young (as Cliff) (signed)
Inks
Cliff Young (as Cliff) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Ali Ben Hassam

Hot Metal Death! (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

[The Body on the Doorstep] (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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Morrow Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

The Adventure of the Murderous Bookshop! (Table of Contents: 17)

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 (Sandy McGann); Mr. Conners (death); The Bookworm (villain, death); Butch (villain, death)
Synopsis
Sandman and Sandy come up against a villain who looks like a scholar but has the soul of a devil, and who is intent on getting his hands on a lost novel/manuscript penned by the late Edgar Allan Poe

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Paul Norris per Craig Delich, and inker credit verified 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: 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
    Superman Krypto-Raygun
  3. 2. Adventure of the Ring of Hijackers
    Starman
  4. 3. Energy to Do Big Things
    Baby Ruth
  5. 4. [The Pirate Submarines]
    The Shining Knight
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Good Books for Christmas
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board of the Superman DC Comics!
  8. 7. [The Magic Carpet]
    The Hourman
  9. 8. ["We find the defendant guilty before the trial starts!"]
    Jest Jokes
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Chemcraft
  11. 10. [Treasure of the Galleon]
    Steve Conrad, Adventurer
  12. 11. Expensive Security
  13. 12. Hot Metal Death!
    Federal Men
  14. 13. [The Body on the Doorstep]
    Paul Kirk, Manhunter
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Prize Comics
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. The Adventure of the Murderous Bookshop!
    The Sandman
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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