(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
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gregory Fischer
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