(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) (editor)

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
Creig Flessel (signed); typeset

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 (signed as Larry Dean)
Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel; Fred Guardineer (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Guardineer (signed) (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)

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whut can I do to regain my health Doc?
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; crime
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
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; 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 (credited as Paul Dean)
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 (signed)
Pencils
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Inks
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; adventure

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

Sportettes / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
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; 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.

[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; military
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.

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

Fantastic Facts / 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
Although birds as a rule fear snakes...
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.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell