(December 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume
[4]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-11-03
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 435266.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Golden Gusher] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Guardineer ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Gloria Gordon (villain, introduction); Rendle (villain, introduction); Doug Nye (introduction); Charley Jones (death)
Synopsis
A female singer is threatened to be kidnapped, but Sandman discovers she is in on the plot to do so in order to fleece an insurance company.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich; credits in Archives reprint are wrong. Letterer credit and synopsis also added by Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Little Willie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sorry, young man, but you're too young to buy your own ticket!
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Willie (introduction, only appearance)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Fang Gow Has Risen from the Grave, 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)

In Hollywood (Table of Contents: 6)

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.

[Rutska the Racketeer] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Mart Bailey (signed)
Inks
Mart Bailey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; crime
Characters
Rutska (villain, introduction, death); Steve Carson

Junior Federal Men Club (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sure is hot...
Genre
non-fiction

[Odds Bodkins's Big Score] (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Odds Bodkins (villain, introduction)

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Trial by Water (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Thomas (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Cholera Crisis] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Ed Winiarski
Pencils
Ed Winiarski
Inks
Ed Winiarski
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Desmo; Dr. Hillhouse (introduction)

[Kills Snarling Beast with Bare Hands] (Table of Contents: 15)

AdventurEvents / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

French Revolution Issue (Table of Contents: 16)

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.

[Search for Captain Wade, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Skip Schuyler; Peter Wade (guest); Igook (villain)

[The Menace of Chen Fu, Part 5] (Table of Contents: 18)

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, death); The Duchess (guest)

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.

[Satan's Sister] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
adventure; military
Characters
"Satan's sister" (villain, introduction, death, a female gun-runner); Gen. Hari (introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from next issue blurb in previous issue.

Rebellion! (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; Deela; King Marl
Synopsis
Cotton Carver and Queen Deela are in Barlinda. Her pirate captains reject her new alliance and rebel against her. Carver uses air warfare tactics to defeat them and establish peace.

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

Flash 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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Oboy! These books sure are exciting!"]
  3. 2. [The Golden Gusher]
    The Sandman
  4. 3. ["Sorry, young man, but you're too young to buy your own ticket!"]
    Little Willie
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Chemcraft
  6. 5. [Fang Gow Has Risen from the Grave, Part 1]
    Barry O'Neill
  7. 6. In Hollywood
    Professor Doolittle
  8. 7. [Rutska the Racketeer]
    Federal Men
  9. 8. Junior Federal Men Club
  10. 9. ["Sure is hot..."]
    Fantastic Facts
  11. 10. [Odds Bodkins's Big Score]
    Socko Strong
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. Trial by Water
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. [The Cholera Crisis]
    Captain Desmo
  16. 15. [Kills Snarling Beast with Bare Hands]
    AdventurEvents
  17. 16. French Revolution Issue
    Adventure Stamp Page
  18. 17. [Search for Captain Wade, Part 2]
    Skip Schuyler
  19. 18. [The Menace of Chen Fu, Part 5]
    Rusty and His Pals
  20. 19. [Satan's Sister]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  21. 20. Rebellion!
    Cotton Carver
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Flash Comics
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell