(December 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1942-10-20
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 / 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:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Drama in Dreams (Table of Contents: 2)

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]; Mr. Bright; Mr. Stark; Actor (villain); Mopey (villain)
Synopsis:
Threatening to kill Sandy, Wesley Dodds is kidnapped and forced to sign papers turning over the rights to his gold mine stock and fortune.
Reprints:

Energy to Overcome Obstacles! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Guns and Gold (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter
Letters:
typeset

Starman's Lucky Star! (Table of Contents: 5)

Starman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton Jr.] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos [as Inky Roussos] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Ted Knight]; Woodley Allen; Doris Lee; Professor Leland Brown; Ray Talbot; Mr. Cord; Rufus Cord; Hunch Haggard (villain); Muggsy (villain); un-named astrologer (villain)
Synopsis:
A blind young astronomer is mistakenly kidnapped and held for ransom, but when Starman arrives on the scene to round up the felons, a stray bullet brings sight back to the lad.
Reprints:

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The White Panther (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script:
Josette Frank
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Enigma of the Nonagenarian Natator! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Genius Jones

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

Ralston; Tom Mix Commandos Comics / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

The Adventure of the Queen's Jades (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) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.44 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.13 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.1 page (report information)

Big Prizes and Cash Profits! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Case of the Crying Cat! (Table of Contents: 15)

Manhunter / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pierce Rice
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Manhunter [Paul Kirk]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
My card, ma'am...
Genre:
humor

Hurry! Hurry! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Leading Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Oath of the Trinitarians (Table of Contents: 18)

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.

Time Out for Hitler! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Thorndyke Tompkins; Mr. Bannerman; Baron Glantz (villain); Hans (villain); Adolf (villain)
Synopsis:
Hourman has exactly one hour to stop a group of Nazis from retrieving secret orders that have accidentally been dropped by airplane into Central Park Lake.

Indexer Notes

Ken Fitch script credit removed and letterer credit added by Craig Delich. Bester script credit per Martin O'Hearn.

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

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

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

Don't Miss Your Favorites! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  3. 2. A Drama in Dreams
    The Sandman
  4. 3. Energy to Overcome Obstacles!
    Baby Ruth
  5. 4. Guns and Gold
  6. 5. Starman's Lucky Star!
    Starman
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board
  8. 7. The White Panther
    Good Books Worth Reading
  9. 8. The Enigma of the Nonagenarian Natator!
    Genius Jones
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Ralston; Tom Mix Commandos Comics
  11. 10. The Adventure of the Queen's Jades
    The Shining Knight
  12. 11. ["The Justice Society is here again..."]
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  13. 12. Editorial Advisory Board
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. Big Prizes and Cash Profits!
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company
  16. 15. The Case of the Crying Cat!
    Manhunter
  17. 16. ["My card, ma'am..."]
    Gags
  18. 17. Hurry! Hurry!
    Leading Comics
  19. 18. The Oath of the Trinitarians
    Stamps
  20. 19. Time Out for Hitler!
    Hourman and Thorndyke
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  22. 21. Don't Miss Your Favorites!
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