(July 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
[4]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1939-06-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vin Sullivan [as Vincent A. Sullivan]
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

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Second class permit. Copyright number 421294.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]
Reprints:

["It's all I need to go any place!"] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Tarantula Strikes] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Sandman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox [as Larry Dean] (signed)
Pencils:
Bert Christman
Inks:
Bert Christman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Vivian Dale; The Tarantula [Mr. Crossart] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Sandman comes up against a very crafty and dangerous adversary while investigating the kidnapping of a famed actress and subsequent demand for $500,000 ransom.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Gardner Fox script per Bob Hughes. We previously credited the story to Christman, then to Christman from a Fox plot. Per Hughes' textual analysis, this story does not match Christman's stories in the three subsequent issues.

The Sandman wears orange business suit thru #43.

Sandman origin in Secret Origins (DC, 1986 series) #7.

["Gosh! I'll bet I'm the toughest thing alive-!"] (Table of Contents: 3)

Tiny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Schwab ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tiny

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Suicide of Major Duval, Part 3] (Table of Contents: 4)

Barry O'Neill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Winiarski
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski [as Win]
Inks:
Ed Winiarski [as Win]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Barry O'Neill; Count Guniff (villain, death)
Reprints:

[The Tarryville Counterfeiters] (Table of Contents: 5)

Federal Men / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Shuster Shop [as Joe Shuster] (signed); Paul Cassidy (see notes)
Inks:
Shuster Shop [as Joe Shuster] (signed); Paul Cassidy (see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Mike (villain, counterfeiter); Jake (villain, counterfeiter); un-named counterfeiter (villain); Steve Carson

Indexer Notes

According to Alter Ego #112 for August of 2012, Paul Cassidy did some of the art on this story.

Junior Federal Men Club (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[James Cagney, Mickey Rooney, Groucho Marx] (Table of Contents: 7)

Peekin at Pictures / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Moldoff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[Wolf Ruckson's Trap, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 8)

Jack Woods / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Chambers
Pencils:
Jim Chambers
Inks:
Jim Chambers
Colors:
? (red tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Jack Woods; Wolf Rucker (villain, death)

Indexer Notes

First two pages printed in red, black and white; last two in black and white.

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

Adventure in Stamps / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Second page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

[Captured By Col. Benback, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 10)

Captain Desmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Winiarski
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski [as Win]
Inks:
Ed Winiarski [as Win]
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Desmo; Colonel Benback (villain)

Indexer Notes

Story is in black and white, with only the feature logo in red tones.

[A Playboy In King Arthur's Court, Part 3] (Table of Contents: 11)

Don Coyote / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Schwab ?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dan Coyote; William Shakespeare (guest appearance)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[Slow Motion's Double] (Table of Contents: 12)

Bulldog Martin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bart Tumey
Pencils:
Bart Tumey
Inks:
Bart Tumey
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bulldog Martin (introduction); Palfry (villain, introduction); Hefty (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story is in black and white, with only the feature logo in red tones.

Bulldog Martin's next appearance in More Fun Comics (DC, 1936 series) #47.

Money Makers (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Thomas (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Flying Dutchman, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 14)

Socko Strong / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Sulman [as Koppy] (signed)
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman [as Koppy] (signed)
Inks:
Joseph Sulman [as Koppy] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; sports
Characters:
Socko Strong (introduction, a boxer); Jerry Indutch; The champ (villain); his manager (villain); gun-runners (villain)

Indexer Notes

Story is in black and white, with only the feature logo in red tones.

[The Kidnapping of Donna Carnochan] (Table of Contents: 15)

Skip Schuyler / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Hickey
Pencils:
Tom Hickey
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Skip Schuyler; Anthony Carnochan (introduction); Donna Carnochan (introduction)

[The Pirate Ship, Conclusion] (Table of Contents: 16)

Rusty and His Pals / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Kane

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rusty; Duchess (guest star); Ichabod Slade (villain, death)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich. Script credit changed from Kane to Finger by Bob Hughes.

[Taurus the Bull] (Table of Contents: 17)

Anchors Aweigh! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bart Tumey
Pencils:
Bart Tumey
Inks:
Bart Tumey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Taurus the Bull

[Constructed and Flew the First Balloon - 1783] (Table of Contents: 18)

AiRecords / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Terry Gilkison
Pencils:
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Inks:
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation

["Thanks again, boys and girls of America..."] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Movie Comics; All-American Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  2. 1. ["It's all I need to go any place!"]
  3. 2. [The Tarantula Strikes]
    The Sandman
  4. 3. ["Gosh! I'll bet I'm the toughest thing alive-!"]
    Tiny
  5. 4. [The Suicide of Major Duval, Part 3]
    Barry O'Neill
  6. 5. [The Tarryville Counterfeiters]
    Federal Men
  7. 6. Junior Federal Men Club
  8. 7. [James Cagney, Mickey Rooney, Groucho Marx]
    Peekin at Pictures
  9. 8. [Wolf Ruckson's Trap, Part 2]
    Jack Woods
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Adventure in Stamps
  11. 10. [Captured By Col. Benback, Part 2]
    Captain Desmo
  12. 11. [A Playboy In King Arthur's Court, Part 3]
    Don Coyote
  13. 12. [Slow Motion's Double]
    Bulldog Martin
  14. 13. Money Makers
  15. 14. [The Flying Dutchman, Part 1]
    Socko Strong
  16. 15. [The Kidnapping of Donna Carnochan]
    Skip Schuyler
  17. 16. [The Pirate Ship, Conclusion]
    Rusty and His Pals
  18. 17. [Taurus the Bull]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  19. 18. [Constructed and Flew the First Balloon - 1783]
    AiRecords
  20. 19. ["Thanks again, boys and girls of America..."]
    Movie Comics; All-American Comics
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • R. S. Martin
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
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  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Michael Grabois
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Pat Lang
  • Mark Waid
  • Sidne Gail Ward
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Dan Kocher
  • Bob Hughes
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