(August-September 1944)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1944-06-20
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.


Sleep for Sale (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as Kirby] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Simon] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman; Sandy; Starman (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)

Sleep for Sale! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Pen Shumaker
Inks:
Pen Shumaker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Mr. Kendall; Wide-Awake Willie [Mr. Williams] (villain)
Synopsis:
Mr. Kendall goes to the Sleepatorium, a special dormitory that puts people to sleep when nothing else works. What he doesn't know, and that the Sandman discovers, is that a fellow patient, a criminal known as Wide-Awake Willie, also uses the facility as a blind to get sleep, when, in reality, he takes a delayed action drug that awakens him at a certain time so that he and his gang can rob Kendall's home.

Indexer Notes

Art identifications made by Jerry Bails and confirmed to John Fallon by Gil Kane.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Roguery in Nine Reels! (Table of Contents: 5)

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: 6) (Expand) /

Eveready / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Gifts from the Stars! (Table of Contents: 7)

Starman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Emil Gershwin
Inks:
Emil Gershwin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Ted Knight]; Hubert Marsden; Dr. Faraday; Gimpty Louie (villain)
Synopsis:
Dr. Faraday, denied funds for very expensive astronomy equipment by Hubert Marsden, decides to use methods developed by astronomy to open the supposed burglar-proof safe of Marsden to convince him that he is warranted the money.
Reprints:

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

Handy Andy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Farr
Pencils:
Jack Farr
Inks:
Jack Farr
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Farr

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
The inventor of 1001 breath-taking household devices...
Genre:
humor

Snap Judgment (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Otis Warren
Letters:
typeset

Genius Jones Broadcasting (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Stan Kaye
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Genius Jones

Indexer Notes

Credits added by Craig Delich.

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Peerless Puppets (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Edmond Good
Inks:
Edmond Good
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Mike Gibbs

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Jerry Bails.

Actually Fly (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Joe Jam / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils:
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks:
Ray McGill (signed)
Letters:
Ray McGill

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Hello Judy! Congratulate me...
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Mysterious Blonde (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sleep for Sale
    The Sandman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["For spine-tingling action..."]
  4. 3. Sleep for Sale!
    The Sandman
  5. 4. ["Why not? They helped give me the energy..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Roguery in Nine Reels!
    The Shining Knight
  7. 6. ["Don't worry, darling! There's nobody around!"]
    Eveready
  8. 7. Gifts from the Stars!
    Starman
  9. 8. ["The inventor of 1001 breath-taking household devices..."]
    Handy Andy
  10. 9. Snap Judgment
  11. 10. Genius Jones Broadcasting
    Genius Jones
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  13. 12. The Peerless Puppets
    Mike Gibbs, Guerrilla
  14. 13. Actually Fly
    Wheaties
  15. 14. ["Hello Judy! Congratulate me..."]
    Joe Jam
  16. 15. The Mysterious Blonde
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
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