(August 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
[4]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-07-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan (as Vincent A. Sullivan)

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date and volume number from the volume number was reported in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 422130.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Leo O'Mealia (signed)
Inks
Leo O'Mealia (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks previously attributed to Creig Flessel.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[On the Waterfront] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Sandman [DC, traditional costumed hero] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bert Christman ? (as Larry Dean) (signed)
Pencils
Bert Christman
Inks
Bert Christman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
The Sandman [big long S]
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Wing (villain, introduction); Janice Blue (introduction)
Synopsis
The Sandman rescues a girl reporter, snooping aboard a ship dealing in illegal narcotics, after she jumps overboard after witnessing a murder.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit per Bob Hughes; we previously credited Gardner Fox. Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Adventure in Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

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

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

Script
Ed Winiarski (credited as Win) (signed as Win)
Pencils
Ed Winiarski (credited as Win) (signed as Win)
Inks
Ed Winiarski (credited as Win) (signed as Win)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Barry O'Neill; Cecil Krull (villain, introduction)

[The Deadly Snowfall] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Wayne Boring ?
Inks
Siegel and Shuster Studio
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; crime
Characters
Morbrune (villain, introduction, death); Steve Carson

Junior Federal Men Club (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Wallace Beery, Charlie Chaplin] (Table of Contents: 7)

Cinema Dust / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; biography

[The Fiddler and the Bank Robbers, Part 1] (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; western-frontier
Characters
Jack Woods; Stomp McHenry (introduction); Sheriff Henkle (introduction); Slash Morlin (villain)

Indexer Notes

The first two pages of the story are in red, black, and white; the last two are in black and white.

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

Fantastic Facts [DC, 1930s-50s] / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Papp (signed as GEP)
Pencils
George Papp (signed as GEP)
Inks
George Papp (signed as GEP)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Professional tennis players like Don Budge...
Genre
non-fiction

[George O'Brien, Sonja Henie, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; biography

[The Flying Dutchman, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Joe Sulman (as Koppy) (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sulman (as Koppy) (signed)
Inks
Joe Sulman (as Koppy) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Socko Strong; Nogoodi (villain, introduction); Ole Kentuck Yhome (a witch doctor, villain, introduction); Beri; her father (a chief, Introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story is in black and white, except for the feature logo panel in red tones.

[A Playboy in King Arthur's Court, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Don Coyote

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[Revolt of the Thugs, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Ed Winiarski (credited as Win) (signed as Win)
Pencils
Ed Winiarski (credited as Win) (signed as Win)
Inks
Ed Winiarski (credited as Win) (signed as Win)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Desmo; The Thugs (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story in black and white, except for feature logo in red tones.

Quest in India [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 1.56 pages (report information)

Script
Terry Keane (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
? (red tones)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

The Model Builder / advertisement / 0.44 page (report information)

[The Monsters of Sin Yen] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
adventure; military
Characters
Sin Yen (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Story in black and white, except for feature logo in red tones.

[The Modern Rustlers] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Skip Schuyler; Col. Danforth (introduction); Leslie Danforth; Cattle rustlers (villain, introduction, death)

[The Menace of Chen Fu, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 18)

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; children
Characters
Rusty; Duchess; Chen Fu (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich. Finger script credit from Bob Hughes; we previously credited Bob Kane, but that is unlikely according to Hughes.

The Land of Thule (Table of Contents: 19)

Cotton Carver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cotton Carver; Elara, Ruler of Loma (introduction); Kothe; Scarlet Seeress [Sacla] (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to George Newman, but per Bob Hughes the art more closely resembles Ogden Whitney's signed art in the next chapter than it does Newman's previous work. For one thing, Carver's hairline is completely different.

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

Fantastic Facts [DC, 1930s-50s] / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Papp (signed)
Pencils
George Papp (signed)
Inks
George Papp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nuts to you!
Genre
non-fiction

The Comic Book of Tomorrow Is Here Today!! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

New York World's Fair Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    All-American Comics; Movie Comics
  3. 2. [On the Waterfront]
    The Sandman [DC, traditional costumed hero]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Adventure in Stamps
  5. 4. [The Suicide of Major Duval, Part 4]
    Barry O'Neill
  6. 5. [The Deadly Snowfall]
    Federal Men
  7. 6. Junior Federal Men Club
  8. 7. [Wallace Beery, Charlie Chaplin]
    Cinema Dust
  9. 8. [The Fiddler and the Bank Robbers, Part 1]
    Jack Woods
  10. 9. ["Professional tennis players like Don Budge..."]
    Fantastic Facts [DC, 1930s-50s]
  11. 10. [George O'Brien, Sonja Henie, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.]
    Peekin at Pictures
  12. 11. [The Flying Dutchman, Part 2]
    Socko Strong
  13. 12. [A Playboy in King Arthur's Court, Part 4]
    Don Coyote
  14. 13. [Revolt of the Thugs, Part 1]
    Captain Desmo
  15. 14. Quest in India [Part 1]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    The Model Builder
  17. 16. [The Monsters of Sin Yen]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  18. 17. [The Modern Rustlers]
    Skip Schuyler
  19. 18. [The Menace of Chen Fu, Part 1]
    Rusty and His Pals
  20. 19. The Land of Thule
    Cotton Carver
  21. 20. ["Nuts to you!"]
    Fantastic Facts [DC, 1930s-50s]
  22. 21. The Comic Book of Tomorrow Is Here Today!!
    New York World's Fair Comics
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer