(October 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
[4]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1939-09-03
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

This is the first all-color issue.

On sale date from the publication date and volume number found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 4. Second class periodical. Copyright number 427467.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

We previously suggested Creig Flessel as cover artist.

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

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

[Island Uprising] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Red Hatch (villain, introduction, death); Australia Nelson (introduction, a girl)
Synopsis:
The Sandman rescues a girl from natives on an isle in the South Seas, then prevents the massacre of her father and his party.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Harry Thomas] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sport Dust / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; sports

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

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Return of Fang Gow, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Fang Gow (villain)

[The Deadly Cough Medicine] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Fisher (introduction, death); Steve Carson

Junior Federal Men Club (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Forthcoming U. S. Stamp] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

The Poor Fish (Table of Contents: 9)

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.

Test Dive (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

["Good dog Butch!"] (Table of Contents: 11)

Butch the Pup / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Butch

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Flying Dutchman, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 12)

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)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; sports
Characters:
Socko Strong

[A Playboy in King Arthur's Court, Part 5] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Last installment. Creator credits by Craig Delich.

[Count Ogrloff's Dangerous Game, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Desmo; Count Ogrloff (villain, introduction); Miss Ogrloff (his daughter, introduction)

[Armed Only with Spear 'Tiger Man' Has Slain 134 Treacherous Jaguars] (Table of Contents: 15)

AdventurEvents / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Theodore Roosevelt -- While boxing with a friend at the White House..."] (Table of Contents: 16)

From the 4 Corners / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[The Devil's Physician] (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:
Dr. Merkel (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from next issue blurb in previous issue.

[The General's Daughter] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Skip Schuyler; Lorraine Brent (introduction); Kent Morgan (introduction)

[The Menace of Chen Fu, Part 3] (Table of Contents: 19)

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; 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.

The Revolt of the Pirates (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cotton Carver; Jagar (villain); King Marl; Deela (introduction)

The Sandman at the World's Fair! (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)

Be a Frontiersman (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [Island Uprising]
    The Sandman
  4. 3. [Harry Thomas]
    Sport Dust
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company
  6. 5. [The Return of Fang Gow, Part 1]
    Barry O'Neill
  7. 6. [The Deadly Cough Medicine]
    Federal Men
  8. 7. Junior Federal Men Club
  9. 8. [Forthcoming U. S. Stamp]
    Adventure Stamp Page
  10. 9. The Poor Fish
    Professor Doolittle
  11. 10. Test Dive
  12. 11. ["Good dog Butch!"]
    Butch the Pup
  13. 12. [The Flying Dutchman, Part 4]
    Socko Strong
  14. 13. [A Playboy in King Arthur's Court, Part 5]
    Don Coyote
  15. 14. [Count Ogrloff's Dangerous Game, Part 1]
    Captain Desmo
  16. 15. [Armed Only with Spear 'Tiger Man' Has Slain 134 Treacherous Jaguars]
    AdventurEvents
  17. 16. ["Theodore Roosevelt -- While boxing with a friend at the White House..."]
    From the 4 Corners
  18. 17. [The Devil's Physician]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  19. 18. [The General's Daughter]
    Skip Schuyler
  20. 19. [The Menace of Chen Fu, Part 3]
    Rusty and His Pals
  21. 20. The Revolt of the Pirates
    Cotton Carver
  22. 21. The Sandman at the World's Fair!
    New York World's Fair Comics
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  24. 23. Be a Frontiersman
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
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