(June 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

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.

["I told Ellis to stop demonstrating golf balls..."] (Table of Contents: 3)

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["War calls the Justice Society into action!"] (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

["Chief Hot Foot spends all day looking in mirror..."] (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:
?

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.

["Hunting Season Open Today"] (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:
?

[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)

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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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