(May 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-03-24
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)

The Sandman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesly Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Starman [Ted Knight] (inset)
Reprints

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

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

Hurricane Weather by Howard Pease (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 Monstrous Animal-Men (Table of Contents: 3)

Starman / comic story / 11 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; Ivan Caroff (introduction); The Panther Man [Klaw] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A evil man at the Carl Carey Research Clinic invents an electronic ray that turns the head of a man into a panther...and Starman's into a lion!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story takes place in Gotham City. Letterer and background credits added by Craig Delich.

Case of the Highbrow Hoods (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Joseph Greene
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Thorndyke; Professor Smythe; Jenkins; Gimpty Gowan (villain); Bugs Manders (villain); Johnny Ray (villain, a fence)
Synopsis
The Man of the Hour must outwit a pair of clever crooks who manage to steal rarities (like statues or rare books), and replace them with lookalikes, which explode one hour later, thus covering up their crime and netting them easy money.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich. Oddity: on page 6, panel 4, Hourman called Thorndyke "Jimmy". In this story, Thorndyke wears a partial Hourman costume (red cape w/yellow trim, hourglass around neck).

Old Thinker (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Norman Goss
Letters
typeset

Genre
drama
Characters
Old Hank Davis

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

Shorty / 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
Boy, it's swell in the Navy...
Genre
humor

Tarsi, the Tiger Boy (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Tarsi

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

Rex / comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Rex - You're a good retriever!
Genre
humor

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

Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.23 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Gags / 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
Shall I carry your bags, sir?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
three 1-panel jokes

[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)

The Castle in the Air (Table of Contents: 13)

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.

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

Rollin Stone / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sure - I've got charge of Peanut...
Genre
humor

Scavenger Hunt (Table of Contents: 15)

Manhunter / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Paul Kirk]
Reprints

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

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

Your 5 Favorite Features "Go to Town" Again! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

The Man Who Knew All the Answers (Table of Contents: 18)

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]; Ed Porter (janitor); The Human Calculator [Professor Hiram Gaunt](villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Sandman and Sandy face the threat of a scientist who has invented a machine whose revitalizing vibrations allow a man to develop his unused brain cells, tripling his thinking power!
Reprints

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Energy to Protect Your Welfare (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Hurricane Weather by Howard Pease
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Case of the Monstrous Animal-Men
    Starman
  5. 4. Case of the Highbrow Hoods
    The Hourman
  6. 5. Old Thinker
  7. 6. ["Boy, it's swell in the Navy..."]
    Shorty
  8. 7. Tarsi, the Tiger Boy
    Steve Conrad, Adventurer
  9. 8. ["Gee, Rex - You're a good retriever!"]
    Rex
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Prize Comics
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. ["Shall I carry your bags, sir?"]
    Gags
  13. 12. ["500 years into the future with the Justice Society of America!"]
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  14. 13. The Castle in the Air
    The Shining Knight
  15. 14. ["Sure - I've got charge of Peanut..."]
    Rollin Stone
  16. 15. Scavenger Hunt
    Manhunter
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  18. 17. Your 5 Favorite Features "Go to Town" Again!
    Leading Comics
  19. 18. The Man Who Knew All the Answers
    The Sandman
  20. 19. Now on Sale
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  22. 21. Energy to Protect Your Welfare
    Baby Ruth
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