(May 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-04-05
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 451430.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Hourman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

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

[The Dark Horse] (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]; James Carren (introduction); Nick Bates (villain, introduction); Nick Bates' gang (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Rex Tyler's 3rd client, James Carren, has been told by a mobster that, unless he sells half interest in his race horse "Blue Bell", he and the horse will never see Kentucky again.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Selman's Record!] (Table of Contents: 3)

WesThrills / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier

[Fang Gow and the Stolen Planes] (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

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

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! - Look at the huge bone that mutt has!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[Miniature Sheet] (Table of Contents: 6)

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.

[The Hot-Air Weapon] (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; An inventor (villain, introduction, death); Nitkoff (villain, introduction, death)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thousands of years ago, huge mammoths...
Genre
non-fiction

[Tuffy and Limpy's Revenge Plot] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Tuffy [Toughy] Tonger (villain, introduction); Limpy (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Sandman aids Dian by attempting to stop a pair of convicted felons, who have escaped from prison, from murdering her district attorney father who sent them up.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich. We previously suggested Chad Grothkopf.

On page 6, panel, Tuffy calls himself "Toughy" while coming through a window.

No. 2 - The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Orczy (Table of Contents: 11)

Adventure Comics Monthly Book Review / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

How a Brand-New Bike Came to "Newsy" Mike (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Morrow Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Boxing Glove Versus Fiddle (Table of Contents: 14)

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; Papa Manetta (introduction); Joe Manetta (introduction); Eddie Garr (villain, introduction)

Dead Reckoning (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
Tex Horton (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.22 page (report information)

Scrambled Household Words (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.45 page (report information)

[Spy of the South Seas] (Table of Contents: 18)

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; An unnamed enemy agent (villain, introduction)

[Mansion of Murder, Part 5] (Table of Contents: 19)

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; Tino (villain); Karl (villain); Zoroff (villain)

[Search for Captain Miles] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre
adventure; military
Characters
Captain Miles (introduction, death); an unnamed bad guy (villain, introduction)

In the City of Glass (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cotton Carver; Red Mike (guest); Deela (guest); King John (villain, introduction); Druids (villains, introduction); Henry Smith (introduction)

The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

U. S. Bicycle Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Hourman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  3. 2. [The Dark Horse]
    The Hourman
  4. 3. [Selman's Record!]
    WesThrills
  5. 4. [Fang Gow and the Stolen Planes]
    Barry O'Neill
  6. 5. ["Wow! - Look at the huge bone that mutt has!!"]
    Shorty
  7. 6. [Miniature Sheet]
    Adventure Stamp Page
  8. 7. [The Hot-Air Weapon]
    Federal Men
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Junior Federal Men Club
  10. 9. ["Thousands of years ago, huge mammoths..."]
  11. 10. [Tuffy and Limpy's Revenge Plot]
    The Sandman
  12. 11. No. 2 - The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Orczy
    Adventure Comics Monthly Book Review
  13. 12. How a Brand-New Bike Came to "Newsy" Mike
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  14. 13. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  15. 14. Boxing Glove Versus Fiddle
    Socko Strong
  16. 15. Dead Reckoning
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. Scrambled Household Words
  19. 18. [Spy of the South Seas]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  20. 19. [Mansion of Murder, Part 5]
    Rusty and His Pals
  21. 20. [Search for Captain Miles]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  22. 21. In the City of Glass
    Cotton Carver
  23. 22. The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    U. S. Bicycle Tires
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell