(February-March 1946)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1946-01-02
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.


[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:
typeset

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)

E Is for Elephant (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Dream of Peter Green! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Peter Green; Webb (villain); Ratsy (villain)
Synopsis:
Fed up with crowded city conditions, Peter Green dreams of a new recreation center for the kids in the city to use, but it's the Sandman who must battle a crooked building contractor using inferior materials to build it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jerry Bails.

Final Golden Age Sandman story.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Meteor Mob! (Table of Contents: 5)

Starman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Ted Knight]; Shiver (villain); Shiver's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
The Stellar Crime-Crusher faces a gang of crooks who use man-made meteors to conveniently land on a bank or jewelry store, making it easy pickings for them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gravity Rod

Indexer Notes

Oddity: Artist Gershwin mistakenly pictures Starman's Gravity Rod holster on the left hip rather than the right in panel 1 on page 6.

Final Golden Age Starman story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Kellogg's Pep / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

King "Artie's" Crime Court! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Chuck Winter
Inks:
Chuck Winter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Real Fact Comics; Animal Antics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Jasper / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Lit-Win
Pencils:
Lit-Win
Inks:
Lit-Win
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Hmm! That should be some show!
Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Fleers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Invisible Alibi (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
V. V. Dredaine (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
drama

The Eighth Day of the Week! (Table of Contents: 12)

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.

Series continues in More Fun Comics #108.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

Pretty Kitty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Ah! Food!!
Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

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

Honorable Information, Please! (Table of Contents: 16)

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 id added by Craig Delich. Credits verified by Jerry Bails.

Final story in series.

Henry Iba (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

"Vest Pocket" Power (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Eveready / 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. E Is for Elephant
  4. 3. The Dream of Peter Green!
    The Sandman
  5. 4. ["The other team isn't here yet, coach..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Meteor Mob!
    Starman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  8. 7. King "Artie's" Crime Court!
    The Shining Knight
  9. 8. ["Thrilling!"]
    Real Fact Comics; Animal Antics
  10. 9. ["Hmm! That should be some show!"]
    Jasper
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Fleers
  12. 11. The Invisible Alibi
  13. 12. The Eighth Day of the Week!
    Genius Jones
  14. 13. ["Golly, Joe! What's this?"]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  15. 14. ["Ah! Food!!"]
    Pretty Kitty
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    History's Mysteries; Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  17. 16. Honorable Information, Please!
    Mike Gibbs, Guerrilla
  18. 17. Henry Iba
    Wheaties
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  21. 20. "Vest Pocket" Power
    Eveready
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