(November 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
[4]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1939-10-03
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

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 432360.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Creig Flessel

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Flessel lettering credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

The Sandman Meets the Face (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Gardner Fox [as Larry Dean] (signed)
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel; Fred Guardineer (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Guardineer (signed on page 5)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Face (villain, introduction, death); Frowser (introduction); Billy Winnslow (introduction, death)
Synopsis:
The near victim of an old-friend turned crook, Wes Dodds watches him shot dead by the Face, then changes to the Sandman to discover why the villain had it in for the young victim.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wes Dodds revealed to have lived in Hilltown as a boy. 1st Sandman in green suit.

Art and lettering confirmed by Creig Flessel. Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

The Sandman at the World's Fair! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[The Return of Fang Gow, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 4)

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)

["Whut can I do to regain my health Doc?"] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Butch

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit added by Craig Delich.

[Mr. Fletcher, Smuggler] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Mart Bailey
Inks:
Mart Bailey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Mr. Fletcher (villain, introduction); Mrs. Clayton (introduction); Steve Carson

Junior Federal Men Club (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[King Honored] (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 Two Mr. Rowes] (Table of Contents: 9)

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; The Boss (villain, introduction); The Boss' gang (villains, introduction); Ben Rowe (introduction)

Mystery in London (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox [as Paul Dean] (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

[Count Ogrloff's Dangerous Game, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 12)

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, death); Miss Ogrloff (guest)

[Fought Bare-Handed Battle with Infuriated Leopard!] (Table of Contents: 13)

AdventurEvents / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[Cy Young, Sueo Ohe] (Table of Contents: 14)

Sportettes / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; sports

Indexer Notes

No feature logo.

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

American Specialty Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Search For Captain Wade, Part 1] (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; Capt. Peter Wade (introduction); Igook (villain, introduction)

[The Menace of Chen Fu, Part 4] (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
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.

[Alcatraz Al] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Alcatraz Al (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story title from next issue blurb in previous issue.

The Magnetic Peril (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; Deela; King Marl; Jagar (villain, death); Farbus (villain, introduction); Rollo (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Cotton Carver is launched to Thula where he hopes to turn off the magnetic force before the fleet is destroyed. He crashes and meets Sokar son of King Wald who shows him a way into the city.

["Although birds as a rule fear snakes..."] (Table of Contents: 20)

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Remington Rand / advertisement / 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]
    The Sandman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. The Sandman Meets the Face
    The Sandman
  4. 3. The Sandman at the World's Fair!
    New York World's Fair Comics
  5. 4. [The Return of Fang Gow, Part 2]
    Barry O'Neill
  6. 5. ["Whut can I do to regain my health Doc?"]
    Butch the Pup
  7. 6. [Mr. Fletcher, Smuggler]
    Federal Men
  8. 7. Junior Federal Men Club
  9. 8. [King Honored]
    Adventure Stamp Page
  10. 9. [The Two Mr. Rowes]
    Socko Strong
  11. 10. Mystery in London
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  13. 12. [Count Ogrloff's Dangerous Game, Part 2]
    Captain Desmo
  14. 13. [Fought Bare-Handed Battle with Infuriated Leopard!]
    AdventurEvents
  15. 14. [Cy Young, Sueo Ohe]
    Sportettes
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Company
  17. 16. [Search For Captain Wade, Part 1]
    Skip Schuyler
  18. 17. [The Menace of Chen Fu, Part 4]
    Rusty and His Pals
  19. 18. [Alcatraz Al]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  20. 19. The Magnetic Peril
    Cotton Carver
  21. 20. ["Although birds as a rule fear snakes..."]
    Fantastic Facts
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Remington Rand
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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