(April-May 1945)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1945-02-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney 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 [as Kirby] (signed)
Inks
Pen Shumaker ? [as Simon] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Shumaker's mouths are very distinctive.

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)

No Curtains for Cupid! (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]; Tessie Du Val; Happy Harry Long; The Eraser Kid (villain)
Synopsis
The Eraser Kid is not one to allow a former crook like Harry Long go straight, so he devises a plot to force Harry back into the rackets. What Eraser doesn't count on are Harry's allies: the Sandman and Sandy!

Indexer Notes

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

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

Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Barbs of Chivalry! (Table of Contents: 5)

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)

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No kidding, kids...
Genre
advocacy

Circus Terror! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Clue That Wasn't There! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Kaye
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Genius Jones

Want to Be a Champion? (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Stolen Glory! (Table of Contents: 10)

Starman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Starman [Ted Knight]; Jimmy Wells; Wesley Vanderloot (villain); Snipes Simpson (villain); Slabs Grogan (villain)
Synopsis
Brilliant astronomer Jimmy Wells needs money to buy an observatory, and wealthy Wesley Vanderloot agrees to buy it for him providing Wells allows Vanderloot to take credit for all of Jimmy's discoveries. When Ted Knight begins to suspect the true reasons behind Vanderloot's success, it nearly costs Wells and Starman their lives.
Reprints
Keywords
Gravity Rod

Mad Money (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Eddie Bell
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Second page on inside back cover.

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

Gags Giggles 'n Groans / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win (signed)
Inks
Lit-Win (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, no, lady!
Genre
humor

Look, Fellows... (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Ranger Helmet Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Life of Riley! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Inker credit added by Craig Delich. Writer and art credits verified by Jerry Bails.

Not to Be Repeated! (Table of Contents: 16)

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Speedy Energy (Table of Contents: 17) (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. ["For spine-tingling action..."]
  4. 3. No Curtains for Cupid!
    The Sandman
  5. 4. ["Private Jones reporting..."]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
  6. 5. Barbs of Chivalry!
    Shining Knight
  7. 6. ["No kidding, kids..."]
  8. 7. Circus Terror!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  9. 8. The Clue That Wasn't There!
    Genius Jones
  10. 9. Want to Be a Champion?
    Wheaties
  11. 10. Stolen Glory!
    Starman
  12. 11. Mad Money
  13. 12. ["No, no, lady!"]
    Gags Giggles 'n Groans
  14. 13. Look, Fellows...
    Ranger Helmet Co.
  15. 14. ["Careful, men, we are in dangerous South American jungles!"]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  16. 15. The Life of Riley!
    Mike Gibbs, Guerrilla
  17. 16. Not to Be Repeated!
  18. 17. Speedy Energy
    Baby Ruth
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