(April 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-03-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (uncredited)

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 448974.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sandman; Hourman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bernard Baily (Hourman inset); Sheldon Moldoff (signed as CR)
Inks
Bernard Baily (Hourman inset); Sheldon Moldoff (signed as CR)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Hourman [Rex Tyler] (inset); the Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last "generic" cover. Cover credits from Sheldon Moldoff himself in Alter Ego #52 (September 2005). Art originally tentatively credited to Creig Flessel.

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

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

[The Disappearance of Dr. Drew] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Hourman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Dr. Drew (intro); Miss Drew (intro); un-named gang of crooks (villains, intro, some death)
Synopsis
Rex Tyler's 2nd client is a Miss Drew, who asks that he help locate her missing father, whom she believes has been kidnapped because of his creation of a super type of cold pill.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fitch script credit by Craig Delich and verified by Martin O'Hearn. We previously credited Gardner Fox. Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Oddity: A detective questioning Rex Tyler about Miss Drew, inquires of him as to whether or not he is "Tick-Tock Tyler, The Hour-Man"!

[The World's Largest City] (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

[Trap for Fang Gow] (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)
Reprints

[Schoolboy Ace Scored Over Forty Victories Before He Was Twenty Years Old!] (Table of Contents: 5)

AiRecords / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Pencils
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Inks
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

[Issue from Turkey] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

[Crime of a Criminologist] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf
Inks
Chad Grothkopf
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; crime
Characters
Steve Carson; Kimola Lazara (villain, introduction, death); Gabriel Torrence (introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Junior Federal Men Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[Red Grange, Sir Malcolm Campbell, L. E. Peevey] (Table of Contents: 9)

Sport Stuff! / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Miniature Homes Co. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Cold Cures and Crime] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf
Inks
Chad Grothkopf
Colors
?
Letters
Chad Grothkopf

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dr. Lovejoy (medical doctor, introduction); unnamed assistant to Dr. Lovejoy (death); crippled man (villain, introduction); gang of crooks (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The death of several assistants to a famed scientist, claiming to be able to cure the common cold, leads the Sandman into the fray to prevent criminals from exploiting that cure to their own financial advantage.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich. We previously credited Bernard Baily in error. Creig Flessel credits in Archives are also in error.

On page 5, panel 2, the door has lettering for this story's writer, G. Fox. The last panel of the story, on page 10, has two mysterious interlocked initials, apparently an "F" over a "C." May be for Fox (writer) and Chad (artist).

No. 1 - Call of the Wild, by Jack London (Table of Contents: 12)

Adventure Comics Monthly Book Review / text article / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Jest Jokes / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Halt! Which side are you on??
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Peck Brothers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Mr. Krieger Vanishes] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Alan Sulman (as Albert Sulman)
Pencils
Joe Sulman (as Joseph Sulman)
Inks
Joe Sulman (as Joseph Sulman)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Socko Strong; Benjamin Krieger (villain, introduction)

A Sleepy Capture (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure

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

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

[The Tiger-Men] (Table of Contents: 19)

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; The Tiger-Men (villains, introduction)

[Mansion of Murder, Part 4] (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
?

Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Rusty; John Rankin (guest, flashback); Tino (villain); Karl (villain); Zoroff (villain, flashback)

[On the Track of Serge Kano] (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
Serge Kano (villain, introduction, death)

[At the Polar Zone] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks
Jack Lehti (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cotton Carver; Deela (guest); Red Mike (villain, introduction)

Six Big Headline Features for the "Big Six" Comic Magazines! (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Lancaster County Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

The Complete Works of Shakespeare / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sandman; Hourman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [The Disappearance of Dr. Drew]
    The Hourman
  4. 3. [The World's Largest City]
    Fantastic Facts
  5. 4. [Trap for Fang Gow]
    Barry O'Neill
  6. 5. [Schoolboy Ace Scored Over Forty Victories Before He Was Twenty Years Old!]
    AiRecords
  7. 6. [Issue from Turkey]
    Adventure Stamp Page
  8. 7. [Crime of a Criminologist]
    Federal Men
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Junior Federal Men Club
  10. 9. [Red Grange, Sir Malcolm Campbell, L. E. Peevey]
    Sport Stuff!
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Miniature Homes Co.
  12. 11. [Cold Cures and Crime]
    The Sandman
  13. 12. No. 1 - Call of the Wild, by Jack London
    Adventure Comics Monthly Book Review
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  15. 14. ["Halt! Which side are you on??"]
    Jest Jokes
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Peck Brothers
  17. 16. [Mr. Krieger Vanishes]
    Socko Strong
  18. 17. A Sleepy Capture
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  20. 19. [The Tiger-Men]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  21. 20. [Mansion of Murder, Part 4]
    Rusty and His Pals
  22. 21. [On the Track of Serge Kano]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  23. 22. [At the Polar Zone]
    Cotton Carver
  24. 23. Six Big Headline Features for the "Big Six" Comic Magazines!
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    The Complete Works of Shakespeare
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell