(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)

Editing
Related Scans
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
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