(April-May 1944)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1944-02-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
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 ? (signed)
Inks
? [as Joe Simon] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Starman [Ted Knight] (inset)
Reprints

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Courage a la Carte (Table of Contents: 3)

Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Gil Kane [as Jack Kirby] (signed)
Inks
Bernard Klein ? [as Joe Simon] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Mesmo; Leo the Lug (villain); Gargantua (villain)
Synopsis
When Sandman learns that crooks he is unsuccessfully battling are hypnotized into battling far beyond their means, he soon teaches the villains that hypnotism can be a double-edged sword!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identifications by Jerry Bails.

The Cave's Secret (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Affair of the Unhappy Hercules! (Table of Contents: 5)

Genius Jones / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Kaye (signed)
Inks
Stan Kaye (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Genius Jones

Daze of the Knight! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Rising Star of Johnny Teach! (Table of Contents: 8)

Starman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Emil Gershwin
Inks
Sam Citron
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Starman [Ted Knight]; Jabez Wilkens (Johnny's godfather, cameo in flashback); Mrs. Teach (Johnny's mother, cameo in flashback); Johnny Teach
Synopsis
From the moment he was born, Johnny Teach was told he had been born under an unlucky star, and things happening in life seemed to prove it. But when Johnny teams up with the Starman, the Astral Avenger proves to Johnny that stars have nothing to do with success.
Reprints
Keywords
Gravity Rod

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Jerry Bails. The Archives incorrectly list Mort Meskin as doing pencils.

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

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We have friends in America...
Keywords
War Bonds

Treasure Is Where You Take It! (Table of Contents: 10)

Manhunter / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Paul Kirk]; Mrs. Throckmorton; G. Hartley McPowers (villain)
Synopsis
A cash-strapped estate owner arranges a treasure hunt for his wealthy guests, but they are unaware that they are being divided into teams for a reason: it's easier for his gang to rob them!

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Craig Delich. We previously credited the pencils to Edmond Good.

No Time for Murder (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Carter
Letters
typeset

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

Alfred / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Paper, paper everywhere...
Genre
advocacy
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis
Americans are urged to collect waste paper for the war effort

The Return of Ghenghis Khan! (Table of Contents: 13)

Mike Gibbs, Guerrilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Maurice del Bourgo
Inks
Maurice del Bourgo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Mike Gibbs

Indexer Notes

Writer and artist credits verified by Jerry Bails.

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

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How Joe's Body Brought Him Fame Instead of Shame (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (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. ["Look for this trade-mark..."]
  4. 3. Courage a la Carte
    Sandman
  5. 4. The Cave's Secret
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  6. 5. The Affair of the Unhappy Hercules!
    Genius Jones
  7. 6. Daze of the Knight!
    The Shining Knight
  8. 7. ["We're gonna play Nazi torture-chamber..."]
    Wheaties
  9. 8. The Rising Star of Johnny Teach!
    Starman
  10. 9. ["We have friends in America..."]
  11. 10. Treasure Is Where You Take It!
    Manhunter
  12. 11. No Time for Murder
  13. 12. ["Paper, paper everywhere..."]
    Alfred
  14. 13. The Return of Ghenghis Khan!
    Mike Gibbs, Guerrilla
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  16. 15. How Joe's Body Brought Him Fame Instead of Shame
    Charles Atlas
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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