(September 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1942-07-21
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman; Manhunter / 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; Manhunter; Starman (inset)
Reprints:

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

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

A Tamer of Beasts (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 back cover.

The Little Man Who Wasn't There! (Table of Contents: 3)

Starman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Alfred Bester
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley; Ray Burnley (background inks)
Colors:
Raymond Perry
Letters:
Betty Bentley

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Ted Knight]; Mike Muggins; Sonnie Hail (villain); Hartley Manners (villain); Van Camp (villain)
Synopsis:
Starman and Mike Muggins look into a case where people stage an act, pretending to be attacked by "the little man who wasn't there", and robbed of valuable gems, only to be discovered in the end as perpetrating the act themselves!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Oddity: Starman seems to "adopt" Muggins in the last panel to be a partner of his in future adventures, but he never appears again.

Background inks and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

The Man Who Played Death! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Thorndyke Tompkins; John Ward (death); Dr. Paul Hollman; Sir John Falstaff [Walker Cornell] (villain); Quanto (villain, Falstaff's butler)
Synopsis:
A criminal, having been committed to a mental hospital by two acquaintances of his, swears revenge on both of them after he escapes.

Indexer Notes

Ken Fitch script credit removed by Craig Delich.

Thorndyke wears a partial Hourman costume in this story (red cape with yellow trim and hourglass).

Funny Face (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter
Letters:
typeset

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

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Can I have your autograph, Mr. Fellows?
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)

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

Sam the Inventor / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Sherman]
Pencils:
? [as Sherman]
Inks:
? [as Sherman]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
A holdup!
Genre:
humor

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

Wonder Woman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Case of the Slap-Happy Jappy! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script:
Alfred Bester
Pencils:
Stan Kaye
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Genius Jones

The Black Baron (Table of Contents: 11)

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 Black Baron (villain)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn.

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

No Use Talking / comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
When the boss gets his dander up...
Genre:
humor

Growing Fast! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

More Fun Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.23 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

The Lady and the Tiger! (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:

The Miracle Maker (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]; Beezer Banos (villain); Magno [Mugger Magoon] (villain); Slippery Smith (villain); Hard Luck Hogan (villain)
Synopsis:
A modern Houdini taxes the wits of the Sandman and Sandy, as the man accomplishes impossible feats while looting millions in riches and having airtight alibis.
Reprints:

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) /

Wonders of Science Simplified / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Modern Concise Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman; Manhunter
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. A Tamer of Beasts
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Little Man Who Wasn't There!
    Starman
  5. 4. The Man Who Played Death!
    Hourman and Thorndyke
  6. 5. Funny Face
  7. 6. ["Can I have your autograph, Mr. Fellows?"]
    Gags
  8. 7. Another Big Issue of All-Star
    All-Star Comics
  9. 8. ["A holdup!"]
    Sam the Inventor
  10. 9. ["Here it is, boys and girls!"]
    Wonder Woman
  11. 10. The Case of the Slap-Happy Jappy!
    Genius Jones
  12. 11. The Black Baron
    The Shining Knight
  13. 12. ["When the boss gets his dander up..."]
    No Use Talking
  14. 13. Growing Fast!
    More Fun Comics
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Kool-Aid
  17. 16. The Lady and the Tiger!
    Manhunter
  18. 17. The Miracle Maker
    The Sandman
  19. 18. Now on Sale
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Science Simplified
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Modern Concise Encyclopedia
This issue was most recently modified by:
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