(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) (editor)

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 (signed as Larry Dean)
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 (signed)
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; crime
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

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good dog Butch!
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
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

[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 (signed)
Pencils
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Inks
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Theodore Roosevelt -- While boxing with a friend at the White House...
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; military
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; 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.

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)

Editing
Related Scans
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:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell