(April 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-02-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Manhunter / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Simon ? (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter; Starman (inset)
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Knight of the Revolution (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Case of the Murders in Outer Space! (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Clifford Taylor (death); Colonel Matt Taylor; Jim Taylor; The Hooded Hunchback [Lt. Governor Morgan]; his gang [Muggsy; Rasp; others unnamed] (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
When Hetty Taylor died during the Gold Rush in California, his will specifically excluded any relative who lived or died in the state. Now the Astral Avenger must figure out the causes for the mysterious deaths of some of those relatives.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer and background credits added by Craig Delich.

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

Smiles / 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
Oh boy - The 'true animal story' is on the air now!
Genre
humor

What a Cast! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

More Fun Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

The Secret of the Buzzard's Revenge (Table of Contents: 7)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Paul Kirk] (origin, introduction); Mrs. Marston; Inspector Donovan (death); the Buzzard and his gang (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Inspired by the death of Inspector Donovan, big-game hunter Paul Kirk decides to don a costume and hunt down the notorious Buzzard and his gang who are plaguing Empire City.
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Indexer Notes

Oddity: Manhunter is called Rick Nelson once in this story.

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

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

[Adventure in the Past] (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

The Golden Quest (Table of Contents: 10)

The Shining Knight / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Lynne Perkins
Pencils
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]

Indexer Notes

Writer verified by Martin O'Hearn.

"Remember the Maine!" (Table of Contents: 11)

Famous American Words / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Fred Ray [as F Ray]
Pencils
Fred Ray [as F Ray]
Inks
Fred Ray [as F Ray]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; history

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

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

Criminal Quiz (Table of Contents: 13)

The Hourman and Minute Man Martin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Jimmy Martin; Professor Q [David Manders] (villain, WABX Radio President)
Synopsis
A sinister voice over the radio airwaves every evening asks a seemingly innocent question of the listening public, but, as the Hourman and Jimmy discover, this question is followed up the very next day with a major crime that answers the question!

Indexer Notes

Jimmy Martin wears his Hourman costume in the story, which also states that the Miraclo Ray gives the Hourman the strength of 50 men. Oddity: although the villain's name is called David Manders, the door to his office reads "J. J. Manders".

Gunfighter's Test (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
John Hilton
Letters
typeset

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

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Clancy the Cop / 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
Boy - That's the way to protect the law...
Genre
humor

Bells of Madness (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Lois Mansfield; Frank Scata; Martha Mansfield (death); Ernest Mansfield (villain)
Synopsis
Sandman and Sandy pry into the affairs of a mysterious family that has had a history of many of its members going mad and committing suicide.
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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) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Manhunter
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Knight of the Revolution
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Case of the Murders in Outer Space!
    Starman
  5. 4. ["Oh boy - The 'true animal story' is on the air now!"]
    Smiles
  6. 5. What a Cast!
    More Fun Comics
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Prize Comics
  8. 7. The Secret of the Buzzard's Revenge
    Manhunter
  9. 8. ["Gosh! That ice cream hi-ball tasted good!"]
    "Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale
  10. 9. [Adventure in the Past]
    Steve Conrad, Adventurer
  11. 10. The Golden Quest
    The Shining Knight
  12. 11. "Remember the Maine!"
    Famous American Words
  13. 12. ["500 years into the future with the Justice Society of America!"]
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  14. 13. Criminal Quiz
    The Hourman and Minute Man Martin
  15. 14. Gunfighter's Test
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. ["Boy - That's the way to protect the law..."]
    Clancy the Cop
  18. 17. Bells of Madness
    The Sandman
  19. 18. Now on Sale
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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