(December 1945-January 1946)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1945-10-24
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 ad in Flash Comics #68.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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)

C Is for Cat (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

No Nap for No-Nerves (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Marvin Stein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]

Indexer Notes

Art identifications by Jerry Bails.

["I'll have to hang up, dear..."] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Hen That Laid the Colored Eggs! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Writer id added by Craig Delich.

["I'm the little shrimp you kept on the bench last season..."] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Book That Couldn't Be Printed! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Shining Knight / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]

["Come on!"] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Hingees / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["His marvelous magnetic powers save the town..."] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

["Where'd you get the hound, Jasper?"] (Table of Contents: 10)

Jasper / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

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

History's Mysteries; Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Sauce for the Goose (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Newton Lane
Letters:
typeset

["There's no friend like a pup..."] (Table of Contents: 13)

Kafloppos / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Sun-Spot Scoundrel! (Table of Contents: 14)

Starman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Ted Knight]; Professor Riggler (astronomer); Perkins (villain, Riggler's assistant)
Synopsis:
Starman confronts a professor who believes that sun-spot activity causes crime waves...and may even affect the Astral Avenger's famed Gravity Rod.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gravity Rod; Star (newspaper)

Indexer Notes

Oddity: Artist Gershwin mistakenly shows Starman's Gravity Rod holster on his left hip rather than the right on the splash page, panel 7 on page 2, and panel 2 on page 3.

Bronko Nagurski (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Elisha Otis (Table of Contents: 16)

Billy Brand / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Freedom Road! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Maurice Del Bourgo [as D.] (signed)
Inks:
Maurice Del Bourgo [as D.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Mike Gibbs

Indexer Notes

Inker id added by Craig Delich. Writer and art credits verified by Jerry Bails. Artist usually signed his work with an underlined "del," but here only an underlined "d." is used in splash panel at left.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Surging Energy (Table of Contents: 19) (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. C Is for Cat
  4. 3. No Nap for No-Nerves
    The Sandman
  5. 4. ["I'll have to hang up, dear..."]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
  6. 5. The Hen That Laid the Colored Eggs!
    Genius Jones
  7. 6. ["I'm the little shrimp you kept on the bench last season..."]
    Wheaties
  8. 7. The Book That Couldn't Be Printed!
    The Shining Knight
  9. 8. ["Come on!"]
    Hingees
  10. 9. ["His marvelous magnetic powers save the town..."]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  11. 10. ["Where'd you get the hound, Jasper?"]
    Jasper
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    History's Mysteries; Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  13. 12. Sauce for the Goose
  14. 13. ["There's no friend like a pup..."]
    Kafloppos
  15. 14. The Sun-Spot Scoundrel!
    Starman
  16. 15. Bronko Nagurski
    Wheaties
  17. 16. Elisha Otis
    Billy Brand
  18. 17. Freedom Road!
    Mike Gibbs, Guerrilla
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  20. 19. Surging Energy
    Baby Ruth
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