(February 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-12-26
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
The Starman
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Lancaster County Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Invaders from the Future! (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; Police Captain Ryan; Professor Juniper Grimm; The Unknown (The Light in disguise, villain); Slugger (villain)
Synopsis
A kindly professor creates a steel time-sphere, which is stolen and used by a gang of crooks to travel into the future, who then unleash flaming thunderbolts and giants in bullet-proof suits to terrorize the citizens of today.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer and background credits added by Craig Delich.

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah - I see a girl...
Genre
humor; teen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

"Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Stronghold of Savarr! (Table of Contents: 5)

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: 6)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The doctor told me to smoke only one cigar a day!
Genre
humor

Wow and Double Wow! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Leading Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Rollin Stone / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I gotta get outta this one-horse town...
Genre
humor

[Jungle Search] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whew, it's hot!
Genre
humor

The Justice Society Invites You to Their Next Meeting! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Ken Fitch ?
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The stars look down on murder...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Dr. Destiny; Jimmy Martin; Thorndyke; Minute Men of America; Henry Marshall (death); Darius Carter; Mr. Stone (villain)
Synopsis
An astrologist is fired from radio station WHON for poor ratings, but he swears revenge against the station owner and the Board Of Directors of the Century Syndicate, which operates the station.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich. This story features the first appearance of Jimmy Martin in his specially made Hourman costume, plus the first appearance of the Miraclo Ray device, which allows Hourman to absorb Miraclo externally rather than internally with a pill.

Fall Guy (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Norman Goss
Letters
typeset

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Crime Strikes at Home] (Table of Contents: 15)

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.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Stagecoach Sam by Sanford Tousey (Table of Contents: 17)

Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Jokes / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All I keep hearing is...
Genre
humor

The "Big Seven" Is Now the "Big Eight"! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Sensation Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Adventure of the Road of No Return (Table of Contents: 20)

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]; Satan (villain, death)
Synopsis
While traveling, Wes and Sandy stop for the night at an inn, but are intrigued by a story told by the inn-keeper. In it, he mentions that the road near the inn has been traveled by many people over the last twenty years, but no one has ever returned from their journey on it, including his son.

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit verified by Paul Norris per Craig Delich, inker credit confirmed by Grothkopf, and writer identified by Jerry Bails. Norris was told to draw the story "in a Bob Kane style."

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

Energy to Move a Mountain (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Starman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
  3. 2. The Invaders from the Future!
    Starman
  4. 3. ["Ah - I see a girl..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  5. 4. ["Gosh! That ice cream hi-ball tasted good!"]
    "Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale
  6. 5. The Stronghold of Savarr!
    The Shining Knight
  7. 6. ["The doctor told me to smoke only one cigar a day!"]
    Laffs
  8. 7. Wow and Double Wow!
    Leading Comics
  9. 8. ["I gotta get outta this one-horse town..."]
    Rollin Stone
  10. 9. [Jungle Search]
    Steve Conrad, Adventurer
  11. 10. ["Whew, it's hot!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  12. 11. The Justice Society Invites You to Their Next Meeting!
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  13. 12. ["The stars look down on murder..."]
    The Hourman
  14. 13. Fall Guy
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. [Crime Strikes at Home]
    Paul Kirk, Manhunter
  17. 16. Editorial Advisory Board
  18. 17. Stagecoach Sam by Sanford Tousey
    Books Worth Reading
  19. 18. ["All I keep hearing is..."]
    Jokes
  20. 19. The "Big Seven" Is Now the "Big Eight"!
    Sensation Comics
  21. 20. Adventure of the Road of No Return
    The Sandman
  22. 21. Now on Sale
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  24. 23. Energy to Move a Mountain
    Baby Ruth
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