(December 1944-January 1945)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1944-10-17
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)

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) /

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

The Riddle of the Rembrandt! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Goro (villain); Pork Barrel Repp (villain)
Synopsis:
Wes and Sandy, while visiting a museum, discover a fake Rembrandt hanging on the wall, so Wes offers to buy the piece from the curator. When this piece is stolen from the Dodd's residence, the Sandman discovers that a criminal artist has been hired to touch-up real Rembrandts, then buy them as fakes, thus benefiting the felon behind the scenes.

Indexer Notes

Artist identification made by Jerry Bails.

Capturing the Counterfeiters (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Victory Makes Hay! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Shining Knight / comic story / 8.67 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) /

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

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Professor Plays Safe! (Table of Contents: 8)

Starman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Ted Knight]; Professor Lathrop Q. Barnes; G. Granville Lathrop; Terrible Toby (villain); Spike (villain)
Synopsis:
Professor Barnes is on his way to the annual Astronomer's Convention, but accidentally attends the Eastern Banker's Convention and is locked in a supposed burglar-proof safe. When Barnes fails to show up at the Astronomer's Convention, Ted Knight switches to Starman to look for the missing professor.
Reprints:

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

Shorty / 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:
Look smoke rings!
Genre:
humor; military

Capt. Tootsie and the Toy Cannon (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie VM / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Soda Boy (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller [as Jesse Merlan] (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Second page on inside back cover.

The Honest Crook! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Genius Jones

Flying Models of Famous Fighter Planes (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Conquest Doesn't Pay! (Table of Contents: 14)

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 art credits verified by Jerry Bails.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Eveready / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["Only in a Superman DC publication..."]
    Superman; Batman; Boy Commandos
  4. 3. The Riddle of the Rembrandt!
    The Sandman
  5. 4. Capturing the Counterfeiters
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  6. 5. Victory Makes Hay!
    The Shining Knight
  7. 6. ["Say, General..."]
    Buzzy
  8. 7. ["If you fellows would all eat Wheaties..."]
    Wheaties
  9. 8. The Professor Plays Safe!
    Starman
  10. 9. ["Look smoke rings!"]
    Shorty
  11. 10. Capt. Tootsie and the Toy Cannon
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie VM
  12. 11. Soda Boy
  13. 12. The Honest Crook!
    Genius Jones
  14. 13. Flying Models of Famous Fighter Planes
    Wheaties
  15. 14. Conquest Doesn't Pay!
    Mike Gibbs, Guerrilla
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
  17. 16. ["It just comes natural to me, sir..."]
    Eveready
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