(March 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-01-27
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

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; Starman (inset)
Reprints

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

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

Case of the Magic Bloodstone! (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]; Woodley Allen; Doris Lee; Archibald Dalton; Smithers (death); Laura Dalton; Arab Avenger [Frisby] (villain, introduction, Dalton's butler); Dervishes of Death (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Starman becomes involved in a case involving the mysterious deaths of several members of an expedition in the Arabian Desert who had taken an accursed bloodstone from an ancient temple.
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
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Not many fellows out now...
Genre
humor

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

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

The Adventure of the Stolen Armor (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]

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The Wrath of Moto by Attilio Gatti (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[The Bullet-Proof Tigers] (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

[Dr. Glisten] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hour-Man [Rex Tyler]; Captain Frank Preston; Janet Kirby; Mr. Bannerman; Dr. Glisten (villain, introduction); Wayne Carson (villain)
Synopsis
When a U.S. submarine officer is kidnapped, the Hourman discovers it's all due to the evil Dr. Glisten, who uses a strange glow to hypnotize his victims, then uses them to operate private submarines to plunder shipping and blame it on enemy submarines.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich. Writer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn.

Talisman (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Norman Goss
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Superman Is in the Movies! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Gee Man / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Rover - It must be fun to be a detectiff...
Genre
humor

[The Fish-Men] (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.

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

Funnies / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Will it make pretty smoke signals?
Genre
humor

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

All-Star Comics; Leading Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Riddle of the Slave Market (Table of Contents: 17)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon ?
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Nick Firelli; Pete Bragg (villain)
Synopsis
Sandman finds himself just another slave being offered to the highest bidder after trying to investigate claims that a modern slave market has been put into operation by a Pete Bragg.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First Simon and Kirby Sandman story. Sandy's last name changed to Hawkins from McGann.

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Muscle Power Co. / 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. Case of the Magic Bloodstone!
    Starman
  4. 3. ["Not many fellows out now..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  5. 4. ["Gosh that 'Hono-Lulu' tasted good!"]
    "Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale
  6. 5. The Adventure of the Stolen Armor
    The Shining Knight
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board
  8. 7. The Wrath of Moto by Attilio Gatti
    Good Books Worth Reading
  9. 8. [The Bullet-Proof Tigers]
    Steve Conrad, Adventurer
  10. 9. [Dr. Glisten]
    The Hourman
  11. 10. Talisman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. Superman Is in the Movies!
    The Adventures of Superman
  14. 13. ["Gee, Rover - It must be fun to be a detectiff..."]
    Gee Man
  15. 14. [The Fish-Men]
    Paul Kirk, Manhunter
  16. 15. ["Will it make pretty smoke signals?"]
    Funnies
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Comics; Leading Comics
  18. 17. The Riddle of the Slave Market
    The Sandman
  19. 18. Now on Sale
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Muscle Power Co.
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