(September 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
[4]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-08-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan (as Vincent A. Sullivan)

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date and the volume number from the volume number listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Second class permit. Copyright number B 434436.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman [DC, traditional costumed hero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Creig Flessel (signed) (see notes)
Inks
Creig Flessel (signed) (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Creig Flessel signed his name on the top-left section of the art.

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

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

[The Three Sandmen] (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 (as Larry Dean) (signed)
Inks
Bert Christman (as Larry Dean) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
The Sandman [big long S]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (origin details); Teeter Sneed (villain, intro, Death); Dr. Clyde Dunlap (intro, forms "The Three Sandmen" with Wes Dodds); Happy O'Shea (intro, forms "The Three Sandmen" with Wes Dodds); Steve Weber
Synopsis
Wes joins up with two of his former service buddies to discover if Teeter Sneed has a hand in the killing of several of their old chums and threatening to do the same to several others.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sandman's origin mentions that he was in the service six years ago. Wesley Dodds does not appear as Sandman in this story.

Christman script credit suggested by Bob Hughes; we previously credited Gardner Fox. Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

[Scientists Honored by Danzig] (Table of Contents: 3)

Adventure Stamp Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Page includes several ads from stamps dealers.

[The Suicide of Major Duval, Part 5] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

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

[Cal Grant's Payroll Robbery] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Wayne Boring
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; crime
Characters
Cal Grant (villain, introduction); Lennie Trask (villain, introduction); their mob (villain, introduction); Steve Carson

Junior Federal Men Club (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Sportettes / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
8 fighters won the welterweight title, lost it, and recovered it...
Genre
non-fiction; sports

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

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

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

[Awakened by 500-Pound Man-Eating Tiger Ready to Attack Him!!] (Table of Contents: 9)

AdventurEvents / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Terry Gilkison
Pencils
Terry Gilkison
Inks
Terry Gilkison
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; adventure

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

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
2 hungry fish -- Looks bad for the little fellow!
Genre
non-fiction

[The Flying Dutchman, Part 3] (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)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Socko Strong; Bennie (introduction, a Neanderthal man)

Indexer Notes

Story was printed in black and white.

[Miss America] (Table of Contents: 12)

Professor Doolittle / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Kane
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
Bob Kane ?

Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Doolittle

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[Revolt of the Thugs, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Desmo; Abdul Hassan (villain); the Thugs (villain, death)

Indexer Notes

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

Quest in India [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure

[Admiral Cato's Underwater Base] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Bart Tumey
Pencils
Bart Tumey
Inks
Bart Tumey
Colors
? (see notes)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; military
Characters
Admiral Cato (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

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

[Kidnapping in the Orient] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Skip Schuyler; Hawkins (villain, intro); Lung Yen (intro); Diana Allen (intro)

[The Menace of Chen Fu, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 17)

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; Chen Fu (villain)

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.

In the Pit of Dagan (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cotton Carver; Elara; Kothe; Volar; Narol (villain, introduction, death?); Jagar (villain, introduction); King Marl (introduction); Captain Kandul (introduction); Marlmen (introduction)

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

This Doggone World / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Only two mutts showed up because it's raining! Too bad!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Adventure Comics. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

The Comic Book of Tomorrow Is Here Today!! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (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 [DC, traditional costumed hero]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    All-American Comics; Movie Comics
  3. 2. [The Three Sandmen]
    The Sandman [DC, traditional costumed hero]
  4. 3. [Scientists Honored by Danzig]
    Adventure Stamp Page
  5. 4. [The Suicide of Major Duval, Part 5]
    Barry O'Neill
  6. 5. [Cal Grant's Payroll Robbery]
    Federal Men
  7. 6. Junior Federal Men Club
  8. 7. ["8 fighters won the welterweight title, lost it, and recovered it..."]
    Sportettes
  9. 8. [The Fiddler and the Bank Robbers, Part 2]
    Jack Woods
  10. 9. [Awakened by 500-Pound Man-Eating Tiger Ready to Attack Him!!]
    AdventurEvents
  11. 10. ["2 hungry fish -- Looks bad for the little fellow!"]
    Fantastic Facts [DC, 1930s-50s]
  12. 11. [The Flying Dutchman, Part 3]
    Socko Strong
  13. 12. [Miss America]
    Professor Doolittle
  14. 13. [Revolt of the Thugs, Part 2]
    Captain Desmo
  15. 14. Quest in India [Part 2]
  16. 15. [Admiral Cato's Underwater Base]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  17. 16. [Kidnapping in the Orient]
    Skip Schuyler
  18. 17. [The Menace of Chen Fu, Part 2]
    Rusty and His Pals
  19. 18. In the Pit of Dagan
    Cotton Carver
  20. 19. ["Only two mutts showed up because it's raining! Too bad!"]
    This Doggone World
  21. 20. The Comic Book of Tomorrow Is Here Today!!
    New York World's Fair Comics
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Stangas