(February 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
[4]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-01-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan (uncredited)
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 440424.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Lady in Evening Clothes (Table of Contents: 3)

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]; Dian Belmont [aka "Diana Ware"] (intro); District Attorney Belmont (Dian Belmont's father); Trigger Hunt (villain); Black Bill Trent (villain)
Synopsis
Wes Dodds meets a mysterious "lady in evening clothes," who has been ordered to his home in order to rob his safe, and he is further mystified to discover she knows that he is the Sandman!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wesley Dodds called a "steel magnate" in this story.

[The Little Peacemaker] (Table of Contents: 4)

About Dogs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ken Browne
Pencils
Ken Browne (signed)
Inks
Ken Browne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[The Phony LeGrand] (Table of Contents: 6)

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; Le Grand (introduction); Number 57 (villain); other spies (villains, introduction, most death)

[Anarchists at the Exposition] (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
Luigi (villain, introduction, death); another anarchist (villain, introduction)

Junior Federal Men Club (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[Motor Vehicles Pictured] (Table of Contents: 9)

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.

[Hassle In Hollywood, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 10)

Socko Strong / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Sulman
Pencils
Joseph Sulman [as Koppy] (signed)
Inks
Joseph Sulman [as Koppy] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Socko Strong; Monte Swift (villain, introduction)

The Walking Ghost (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Rex Vance (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Gold Plane Robberies, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 13)

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, death)

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in More Fun Comics #53.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! What a beautiful morning...
Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Doolittle

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[Revenge of the Drug Ring] (Table of Contents: 15)

Steve Conrad Adventurer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Lehti
Pencils
Jack Lehti
Inks
Jack Lehti
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Steve Conrad; Chinese drug ring (villains, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Last appeared in Adventure Comics #25.

[Mansion of Murder, Chapter II] (Table of Contents: 16)

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; John Rankin (guest-star, death); Angus MacHeather (introduction); Tino (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[Captain Skinner and the Gold Ship] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Skinner (villain, introduction)

The First Ones (Table of Contents: 18)

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 (guest-star); The First Ones (villain, introduction); Grook the Great (villain, introduction, death?)

Six Big Headline Features for the "Big Six" Comic Magazines! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Home Recording Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  4. 3. Lady in Evening Clothes
    The Sandman
  5. 4. [The Little Peacemaker]
    About Dogs
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  7. 6. [The Phony LeGrand]
    Barry O'Neill
  8. 7. [Anarchists at the Exposition]
    Federal Men
  9. 8. Junior Federal Men Club
  10. 9. [Motor Vehicles Pictured]
    Adventure Stamp Page
  11. 10. [Hassle In Hollywood, Part 1]
    Socko Strong
  12. 11. The Walking Ghost
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. [The Gold Plane Robberies, Part 2]
    Captain Desmo
  15. 14. ["Ah! What a beautiful morning..."]
    Professor Doolittle
  16. 15. [Revenge of the Drug Ring]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  17. 16. [Mansion of Murder, Chapter II]
    Rusty and His Pals
  18. 17. [Captain Skinner and the Gold Ship]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  19. 18. The First Ones
    Cotton Carver
  20. 19. Six Big Headline Features for the "Big Six" Comic Magazines!
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Home Recording Co.
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