(August 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as Kirby] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Simon ? [as Simon] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

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

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

Little Oscar's First Air Raid by Lydia Mead (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Josette Frank
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Finder's Keepers! (Table of Contents: 3)

Starman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Jack Burnley (signed)
Inks:
Jack Burnley (signed)
Colors:
Raymond Perry
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Ted Knight]; Doris Lee; Woodley Allen; Honey Jenkins; the Mist (villain)
Synopsis:
The Mist engages in a campaign using valuable items that people find on the street to hypnotize the finder, and later perpetrating thefts from those individuals.
Reprints:

The Case of the Hi-Jacked Hep-Cats! (Table of Contents: 4)

Hourman and Thorndyke / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Thorndyke Tompkins; Minutemen of America [Red; one unnamed]; Hambone Hoskins (villain); Looey (villain)
Synopsis:
When some thugs steal the Minute Men's musical instruments and replaces them with new examples, the Hourman investigates and discovers that the stolen clarinet plays several notes that opens a mystery safe left behind by a millionaire.

Indexer Notes

Ken Fitch script credit removed by Craig Delich. Letters credit also confirmed by Delich.

Note: Thorndyke wears a partial Hourman costume in this story (cape and hourglass).

Sharp Eyes (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter
Letters:
typeset

["Ed - I had to do it..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Another Big Issue of All-Star (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

["Your mom says for you to come right home..."] (Table of Contents: 8)

Buddy / comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

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

statement of ownership / 0.23 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Case of the Off-Key Crooner (Table of Contents: 11)

Genius Jones / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Alfred Bester
Pencils:
Stan Kaye (signed)
Inks:
Stan Kaye (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Genius Jones (introduction, origin)

The Horseless Cowboy (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]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn.

["Last one around is a sissy!"] (Table of Contents: 13)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Sure-Fire Formula! (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) /

Kool-Aid / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Stone of Vengeance! (Table of Contents: 16)

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:

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Dreams of Doom (Table of Contents: 18)

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]; Monroe Alvin; Torchy Grogan (villain); Bugs Baron (villain); Doctor Hoak (villain)
Synopsis:
One of America's richest men is afraid of the dark and turns to the Sandman to solve his problem and hopefully end his horrific nightmares. But the man's personal psychiatrist has different ideas.
Reprints:

["A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthau, Jr. - Secretary of the Treasury!"] (Table of Contents: 19)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Tootsie Roll of Honor (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / 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. Little Oscar's First Air Raid by Lydia Mead
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Finder's Keepers!
    Starman
  5. 4. The Case of the Hi-Jacked Hep-Cats!
    Hourman and Thorndyke
  6. 5. Sharp Eyes
  7. 6. ["Ed - I had to do it..."]
    Gags
  8. 7. Another Big Issue of All-Star
    All-Star Comics
  9. 8. ["Your mom says for you to come right home..."]
    Buddy
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. The Case of the Off-Key Crooner
    Genius Jones
  13. 12. The Horseless Cowboy
    The Shining Knight
  14. 13. ["Last one around is a sissy!"]
    Laffs
  15. 14. Sure-Fire Formula!
    Leading Comics
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Kool-Aid
  17. 16. The Stone of Vengeance!
    Manhunter
  18. 17. Now on Sale
  19. 18. Dreams of Doom
    The Sandman
  20. 19. ["A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthau, Jr. - Secretary of the Treasury!"]
  21. 20. The Tootsie Roll of Honor
    Tootsie Roll
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