(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]
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 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
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)

["Y'see, Doc - I always feel tired..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

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
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:
Joseph Sulman [as Koppy] (signed)
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman [as Koppy] (signed)
Inks:
Joseph 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.

["You know, Tiny - You're the best pal I've ever had..."] (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

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
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
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
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)

["Charmed..."] (Table of Contents: 23)

Tidbits... / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

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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