(October 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-08-22
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.


Cobras of the Deep! (Table of Contents)

Manhunter / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Paul Kirk]; Starman [Ted Knight] (inset)
Reprints

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Tune of Terrific Toby (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
The Starman [Ted Knight]; Terrific Toby [Toby Weems]; the Soup-Gang [Nick Armstrong, Muley, Joey] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
When Toby Weems stages a phony rescue of his office staff from a so-called bomb, he becomes a hero, which has some advantages with scaring underworld hoods. But his ego begins bothering him, so he seeks out Starman to help make him a real hero!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Background inks and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

The Stroke of Doom! (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; Hans (bell maker, death); Gun Gunther (villain); Prof. Pitts (villain); Piper (villain)
Synopsis
Hourman must battle the murderous plan of a criminal combine that uses the destructive tone of a specially constructed large bell...sounds which cause death, destruction and madness for miles while the perpetrators are protected from the pulsations by vibro-mitters.

Indexer Notes

Ken Fitch script credit removed by Craig Delich. Letterer credit from Craig Delich.

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

The Man from L. A. (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Macy
Letters
typeset

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

Private Pete / 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
Wait here - I'll see if the sergeant will see you...
Genre
humor; military

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Energy to Get There! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the Love-Sick Submarine! (Table of Contents: 9)

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 Mystery of the Shining Knight's Rival (Table of Contents: 10)

The Shining Knight / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]

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

Gertie / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is a camel, Gertie...
Genre
humor; children

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

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Laffs / 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
Gosh - I thought the tree was a mirage!
Genre
humor

Biggest and Best! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Manhunter Battles the Cobras of the Deep (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

Footprints in the Sands of Time (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]; The Curio Man (villain); Ruffy (villain)
Synopsis
Sandman and Sandy track down the whereabouts of an hourglass, made in the days of the Greek Emperor, Michael Commenus [sic], onto which is engraved the lost formula for making water burn.
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) /

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

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

Webster's Comprehensive Encyclopedic Dictionary / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Cobras of the Deep!
    Manhunter
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Tune of Terrific Toby
    Starman
  5. 4. The Stroke of Doom!
    Hourman and Thorndyke
  6. 5. The Man from L. A.
  7. 6. ["Wait here - I'll see if the sergeant will see you..."]
    Private Pete
  8. 7. ["Here it is again!"]
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  9. 8. Energy to Get There!
    Baby Ruth
  10. 9. The Case of the Love-Sick Submarine!
    Genius Jones
  11. 10. The Mystery of the Shining Knight's Rival
    The Shining Knight
  12. 11. ["This is a camel, Gertie..."]
    Gertie
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Prize Comics
  15. 14. ["Gosh - I thought the tree was a mirage!"]
    Laffs
  16. 15. Biggest and Best!
    World's Finest Comics
  17. 16. Manhunter Battles the Cobras of the Deep
    Manhunter
  18. 17. Footprints in the Sands of Time
    The Sandman
  19. 18. Now on Sale
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Muscle Power Co.
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Webster's Comprehensive Encyclopedic Dictionary
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