(January 1943)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1942-11-21
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 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Stan Kaye (Genius Jones)
Inks:
Joe Simon ?; Stan Kaye (Genius Jones)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

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

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

Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight (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.

Santa Fronts for the Mob (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]; F. P. Miller; Peter Aloysius Vandergilt III; Mountain Man Bearde; Slicky (villain); Max (villain); Smoothe (villain)
Synopsis:
A gang of crooks talk a dim-witted professional wrestler into playing Santa Claus at a local department store as a front for the commission of crimes.
Reprints:

How Well Do You Know Our War Weapons? (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Bendix / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
She's our swimming instructor!
Genre:
humor

Hitch a Wagon to the Stars (Table of Contents: 6)

Starman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Ted Knight]; Jim Hart; Isobelle Sandow; Norwood (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Young Jim Hart, a failure in life because he believes in astrology, invents a submarine detector that Starman uses to capture enemy forces and the man who once convinced Hart to follow astrological signs.
Reprints:

[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)

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

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:
It's a swell night - Let's walk home!
Genre:
humor

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

Wee Willie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Well - I never--!
Genre:
humor; children

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

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

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

Silly Willy / 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:
Fishing Today
Genre:
humor

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Table of Contents: 12)

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: 13)

The Dubble Trubble Twins / comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Did he pass by yet?
Genre:
humor

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

advertisement / 0.23 page (report information)

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Did I Ever See a Dream Walking? (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Genius Jones

Romulus and Remus (Table of Contents: 17)

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.

The Animal Murders (Table of Contents: 18)

Manhunter / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Manhunter [Paul Kirk]

Indexer Notes

Jack Kirby script credit removed by Bob Hughes.

Glorious Trust (Table of Contents: 19)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Haven Hardy
Letters:
typeset

Don't Miss Your Favorites! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

The High-Powered Hoods (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Thorndyke Tompkins; Doc (villain, death); Slim (villain); Stumpy (villain)
Synopsis:
A group of thugs break into the apartment of Rex Tyler and steal the Miraclo Ray machine. Coupled with a series of acquisitive instinct injections they've been receiving, it seems that the Hourman has no chance of defeating them.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

In the story, Thorndyke wears a partial Hourman costume (red cape with yellow trim and an hourglass about his neck). The last panel, illustrated and lettered by Bernard Baily, is a plug for the Americommando strip in Action Comics, and pictures the Americommando and his villain, the terrible Little One.

The Boy Commandos Are Here! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Wonders of Science Simplified / 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. Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Santa Fronts for the Mob
    The Sandman
  5. 4. How Well Do You Know Our War Weapons?
    Bendix
  6. 5. ["She's our swimming instructor!"]
    Gags
  7. 6. Hitch a Wagon to the Stars
    Starman
  8. 7. ["The Justice Society is here again!"]
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  9. 8. ["It's a swell night - Let's walk home!"]
    Laffs
  10. 9. ["Well - I never--!"]
    Wee Willie
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Leading Comics
  12. 11. ["Fishing Today"]
    Silly Willy
  13. 12. The Sorcerer's Apprentice
    The Shining Knight
  14. 13. ["Did he pass by yet?"]
    The Dubble Trubble Twins
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  17. 16. Did I Ever See a Dream Walking?
    Genius Jones
  18. 17. Romulus and Remus
    Stamps
  19. 18. The Animal Murders
    Manhunter
  20. 19. Glorious Trust
  21. 20. Don't Miss Your Favorites!
  22. 21. The High-Powered Hoods
    Hourman with Thorndyke
  23. 22. The Boy Commandos Are Here!
    Boy Commandos
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Science Simplified
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Cherry
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Michael Grabois
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Pat Lang
  • Mark Waid
  • Sidne Gail Ward
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Dan Kocher
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ted Watson
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Dwayne Best
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ed Boner