(November 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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; 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 Man Who Couldn't Sleep! (Table of Contents: 3)

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]; Nick Parks; Felix Black (villain); Blackie (villain); Smokey (villain)
Synopsis:
The Sandman is able to assist a new criminal who suffers from the lack of sleep and has taken up crime only because he hasn't had a wink of sleep in 40 years, and needs something to occupy the long nights!
Reprints:

["You mean everything doesn't go?"] (Table of Contents: 4)

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Here it is again!"] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Time-Machine Crime! (Table of Contents: 6)

Starman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Burnley; Mort Meskin (page 10, panels 3-7 & page 11)
Inks:
Jack Burnley; Ray Burnley (backgroud inks on Burnley work); George Roussos (page 10, panels 3-7 & page 11)
Colors:
Raymond Perry
Letters:
Betty Bentley (on Burnley work only)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Ted Knight]; William Shakespeare; Statler (villain); Noggin (villain); Four-Eyes (villain)
Synopsis:
A gang uses a professor's time machine to travel into the past and bring William Shakespeare into the present, and use his ideas to commit crimes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gravity Rod

Indexer Notes

The letterer is different on page 10 panels 3-7 and page 11 from the rest of the story and is definitely not Betty Bentley. Background inker credit by Craig Delich. George Roussos inks credit per Craig Delich.

Poland Lives On (Table of Contents: 7)

Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sidney M. Elias
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

Adventure of the Desperate Dragons (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script:
Joseph Greene?
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]

["Gzaw-w-w-w-w-w..."] (Table of Contents: 9)

Coo-Coo / comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

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

advertisement / 0.23 page (report information)

["Like a broken drum..."] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Enigma of the Absent-Minded Artists! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Genius Jones

Don't Miss Your Favorites! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Man Trap Island! (Table of Contents: 14)

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]

Good Old Joe (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Ayres
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Case of the Sponsored Crooks! (Table of Contents: 16)

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; John Brown; Earl Adams; Mary Mode; Peter Fry; un-named radio show sponsor (villain)
Synopsis:
Hourman and four people who are famous in the world of wealth and industry are invited to appear on The Radio Treasure Hunt Show, each having to retrieve some odd item, the first returning winning $1000. However, it is Rex Tyler (not Hourman) and Thorndyke who soon discover the pattern of resulting robberies occurring in the city, as they target the very people appearing on the show.

Indexer Notes

Ken Fitch script credit removed and letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

In this story, Thorndyke wears a partial Hourman costume with red cape having yellow trim and an hourglass about his neck. The last panel features Thorndyke giving a plug for the Americommando strip in Action Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Energy That's Ready for Action! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Man Who Couldn't Sleep!
    The Sandman
  5. 4. ["You mean everything doesn't go?"]
    Gags
  6. 5. ["Here it is again!"]
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  7. 6. The Time-Machine Crime!
    Starman
  8. 7. Poland Lives On
    Stamps
  9. 8. Adventure of the Desperate Dragons
    The Shining Knight
  10. 9. ["Gzaw-w-w-w-w-w..."]
    Coo-Coo
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. ["Like a broken drum..."]
    Leading Comics
  13. 12. The Enigma of the Absent-Minded Artists!
    Genius Jones
  14. 13. Don't Miss Your Favorites!
  15. 14. Man Trap Island!
    Manhunter
  16. 15. Good Old Joe
  17. 16. The Case of the Sponsored Crooks!
    Hourman and Thorndyke
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  20. 19. Energy That's Ready for Action!
    Baby Ruth
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