(February 1943)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1942-12-19
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 [as Kirby] (signed); Stan Kaye (Genius Jones)
Inks:
Joe Simon ? [as Simon] (signed); 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)

Black Fire by Corvelle Newcomb (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Ronald Langly
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Lady and the Champ! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Sandman / comic story / 9.33 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]; Jimmy Maddox; Valerie Lee; Candy Kid Kohler (villain); Topper (villain); Muggsey (villain); Tiger Toliver; Sledgehammer Slattery; Tornado Tomkins
Synopsis:
Fighter Jimmy Maddox's fight manager decides to double cross his boxer when he meets the champ in the ring, but the Sandman's advice to Maddox's sweetheart saves the day.
Reprints:

Everybody Reads the Boy Commandos (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Boy Commandos / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Little Tom / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
No, you dim-wit!
Genre:
humor

Another Meeting of the Justice Society! (Table of Contents: 6) (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: 7)

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:
My, what lovely fish...
Genre:
humor

Wish Upon a Star! (Table of Contents: 8)

Starman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Emil Gershwin
Inks:
Emil Gershwin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Ted Knight]; Doris Lee; Red; Whitey Walsh; Freckles; Charley French; Fred Martini; Rooley Royce (villain)
Synopsis:
Against all odds, Starman helps make the wishes of three young boys at the Perry Preparatory School come true.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

French's first name is spelled both as Charley and Charlie in the story.

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

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Me go out like ancestor and hunt...
Genre:
humor

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

Private Pete / comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Boy - Do I get their goat!
Genre:
humor; military

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

advertisement / 0.23 page (report information)

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

Victory Picture Frames / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Brand New! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Comic Cavalcade / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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:
That's very annoying!
Genre:
humor

Checkmate to Chivalry! (Table of Contents: 15)

The Shining Knight / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

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

San Martin (Table of Contents: 16)

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.

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

This Won't Hurt / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Now, Junior - You've got to have your teeth fixed...
Genre:
humor

The Case of the Haunted Opera! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Genius Jones

Extra! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Headline Comics; Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Shorty / 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:
Hmm - Boy - This is like old times!
Genre:
humor; military

Justice Was Taken for a Joy Ride! (Table of Contents: 21)

Manhunter / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Manhunter [Paul Kirk]

Scientific Vengeance (Table of Contents: 22)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Grant Ball
Letters:
typeset

The Riddles in Rhyme! (Table of Contents: 23)

Hourman with 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 Thompkins; The Jingle Mob (villains)
Synopsis:
Crooks pattern their crimes after an old nursery rhyme, planning to use the resulting publicity to convince the underworld that they can commit a crime any time, any place, thus giving them more business than before.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich. Script credit by Martin O'Hearn; we previously suggested Ken Fitch.

In the story, Thorndyke wears a partial Hourman costume (red cape with yellow trim and hourglass about neck).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

High in Energy (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / 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. Black Fire by Corvelle Newcomb
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Lady and the Champ!
    The Sandman
  5. 4. Everybody Reads the Boy Commandos
    Boy Commandos
  6. 5. ["No, you dim-wit!"]
    Little Tom
  7. 6. Another Meeting of the Justice Society!
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  8. 7. ["My, what lovely fish..."]
    Laffs
  9. 8. Wish Upon a Star!
    Starman
  10. 9. ["Me go out like ancestor and hunt..."]
    Chief Hot Foot
  11. 10. ["Boy - Do I get their goat!"]
    Private Pete
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Victory Picture Frames
  14. 13. Brand New!
    Comic Cavalcade
  15. 14. ["That's very annoying!"]
    Private Pete
  16. 15. Checkmate to Chivalry!
    The Shining Knight
  17. 16. San Martin
    Stamps
  18. 17. ["Now, Junior - You've got to have your teeth fixed..."]
    This Won't Hurt
  19. 18. The Case of the Haunted Opera!
    Genius Jones
  20. 19. Extra!
    Headline Comics; Prize Comics
  21. 20. ["Hmm - Boy - This is like old times!"]
    Shorty
  22. 21. Justice Was Taken for a Joy Ride!
    Manhunter
  23. 22. Scientific Vengeance
  24. 23. The Riddles in Rhyme!
    Hourman with Thorndyke
  25. 24. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  27. 26. High in Energy
    Baby Ruth
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