(January 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
[4]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-12-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan (as Vincent A. Sullivan) (editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 437789.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman
Reprints

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

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

The Sandman Meets with Murder (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (origin details); The Coin [Dudley Jones](villain, introduction, death); Charley Hall (introduction, death); Dora Luftus Hall (introduction, death); Nora Luftus (introduction)
Synopsis
Wes Dodds finds his old roommate from college dead and his wife also dead in an adjoining room, but is surprised, as the Sandman, when a girl identical to his buddy's wife comes onto the murder scene. Further investigation reveals that a counterfeiting racket is in progress...a racket that he must stop.
Reprints

[Wu Hou] (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

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

Flex-i-Track / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Fang Gow Has Risen from the Grave, Part 2] (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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Professor Doolittle / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Kane (signed)
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bob Kane ? (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Y'see, Doc - I always feel tired...
Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Doolittle

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Crooked Stockbroker] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery; crime
Characters
Peter Carlyle (villain, introduction); Charles Lazar (villain, introduction); Tony Spumoni (villain, introduction, death); Jake Callahan (villain, introduction, death)

Junior Federal Men Club (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

[The Heavyweight Championship Bout] (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 Smith; Spike Logan (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Socko Strong wins the heavyweight boxing title.

Unseen Terror (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Terry Keane (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Split over two pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

On the bottom of the first page of the text story.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

[The Gold Plane Robberies, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 15)

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; Vasili Gerke (villain, introduction)

[New Railway Stamps] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Tiny / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You know, Tiny - You're the best pal I've ever had...
Genre
humor
Characters
Tiny

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Built-Rite / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Kidnapping of Linda Hale] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Skip Schuyler; General Hale (introduction); Linda Hale (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[Mansion of Murder, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 20)

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; Bolton (introduction, death); John Rankin (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Educated Eddie (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre
adventure; military
Characters
Eddie Q. "Educated Eddie" Lardmore (introduction); gang of spies (villains, introduction, some death)

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from last issue's blurb.

In the Land of Sere (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cotton Carver; Deela (guest-star); King Marl; Mona (introduction); her lover (introduction); Men of Sere (villain, introduction)

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

Tidbits... / 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
Charmed...
Genre
non-fiction

He's Back with Us Again!! Superman (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (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 with Murder
    The Sandman
  4. 3. [Wu Hou]
    Fantastic Facts
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Flex-i-Track
  6. 5. [Fang Gow Has Risen from the Grave, Part 2]
    Barry O'Neill
  7. 6. ["Y'see, Doc - I always feel tired..."]
    Professor Doolittle
  8. 7. [The Crooked Stockbroker]
    Federal Men
  9. 8. Junior Federal Men Club
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Flash Comics
  11. 10. [The Heavyweight Championship Bout]
    Socko Strong
  12. 11. Unseen Terror
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. [The Gold Plane Robberies, Part 1]
    Captain Desmo
  17. 16. [New Railway Stamps]
    Adventure Stamp Page
  18. 17. ["You know, Tiny - You're the best pal I've ever had..."]
    Tiny
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Built-Rite
  20. 19. [The Kidnapping of Linda Hale]
    Skip Schuyler
  21. 20. [Mansion of Murder, Part 1]
    Rusty and His Pals
  22. 21. Educated Eddie
    Anchors Aweigh!
  23. 22. In the Land of Sere
    Cotton Carver
  24. 23. ["Charmed..."]
    Tidbits...
  25. 24. He's Back with Us Again!! Superman
    Superman
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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