(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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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