(June 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-04-25
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.


Villain from Vahalla (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman; Sandy; Thor (villain); Starman (inset)
Reprints

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

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

The Strange Case of the Luckless Liars! (Table of Contents: 2)

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]; Liars' Club [Cliff Henry; Vardon; Carver; Everts]; The Veil [Vardon] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Ted is inducted into the Liar's Club and immediately tells them that he is the Starman. And if that isn't enough, along comes a villain who uses the fantastic fibs of the members to weave a web of evil that snares the men's lives and fortunes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer and background credits added by Craig Delich.

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

Gags / 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
I told Ellis to stop demonstrating golf balls...
Genre
humor

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

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

Beware of Mr. Meek! (Table of Contents: 5)

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]; Mr. Meek (villain)
Reprints

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

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

Forest Patrol by Jim Kjelgaard (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Tarsi the Tiger Boy Returns] (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)

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chief Hot Foot spends all day looking in mirror...
Genre
humor

The Green Arrow Hits the Mark (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Green Arrow; More Fun Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Wrecker (Table of Contents: 12)

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]; the Wrecker (villain)

Indexer Notes

Writer verified by Martin O'Hearn.

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

Silly Willy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hunting Season Open Today

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

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

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mystery of the Missing Link!! (Table of Contents: 16)

Hour-Man and Thorndyke, the Minute Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hour-Man [Rex Tyler]; Thorndyke Tompkins; Mrs. Tompkins (Thorndyke's mother); Ed Tompkins (Thorndyke's father); Brick Barton (villain); Dopey Dann (villain); unnamed owner of the Gotham Milk Farm (villain, Ed Thompkin's boss)
Synopsis
Thorndyke's father is shot by a criminal gang after his milk wagon horse, Daisy, and the milk bottles to be delivered, are taken on its normal run in a bad storm by a phony driver. This driver accidentally loses control of the wagon and it goes off on its merry way...its cargo containing over $1 in cash!

Indexer Notes

Ken Fitch script credit removed by Craig Delich as no writer credit has been verified to date. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Thorndyke wears a version of the Hourman costume in this story (red cape with yellow trim and an hourglass around the neck).

Enemy Action (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Hilton
Letters
typeset

The Villain from Valhalla! (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]; Police Chief Haines; Thor [Fairy Tales Fenton] (villain)
Synopsis
A former Professor of Metallurgy, who has invented clothing of lucite that is bullet-proof, disguises himself and his men as ancient Vikings to commit crimes. They then challenge the Police and Sandman to discover their whereabouts after divesting themselves of their distinctive garb.
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) /

Muscle Power Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Spencer Fireworks Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Villain from Vahalla
    The Sandman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  3. 2. The Strange Case of the Luckless Liars!
    Starman
  4. 3. ["I told Ellis to stop demonstrating golf balls..."]
    Gags
  5. 4. ["War calls the Justice Society into action!"]
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  6. 5. Beware of Mr. Meek!
    Manhunter
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board
  8. 7. Forest Patrol by Jim Kjelgaard
    Good Books Worth Reading
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  10. 9. [Tarsi the Tiger Boy Returns]
    Steve Conrad, Adventurer
  11. 10. ["Chief Hot Foot spends all day looking in mirror..."]
    Chief Hot Foot
  12. 11. The Green Arrow Hits the Mark
    Green Arrow; More Fun Comics
  13. 12. The Wrecker
    The Shining Knight
  14. 13. ["Hunting Season Open Today"]
    Silly Willy
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Leading Comics
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  17. 16. Mystery of the Missing Link!!
    Hour-Man and Thorndyke, the Minute Man
  18. 17. Enemy Action
  19. 18. The Villain from Valhalla!
    The Sandman
  20. 19. Now on Sale
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Muscle Power Co.
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Spencer Fireworks Company
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