(June 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1940-05-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (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, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 457914.


[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)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[The Wax-Double Killers] (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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; an un-named mad scientist (villain, intro); Joe (villain); Mad-Dog Duncan (villain, animated wax figure, death); Alvin Kartis (villain, animated wax figure, death); Two Gun Carmody (villain, animated wax figure, death)
Synopsis:
A crazed scientist has invented an artificial heart and plastic skin, which he uses to bring wax figures of three criminals to life to rob and kill.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Story title taken from the Archives reprint.

The Moon - Ruler of the Tides (Table of Contents: 3)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[The Thought Machine of 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)

[The Return of Singapore Sal] (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Singapore Sal (villain)

Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley (Table of Contents: 6)

Monthly Book Review / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Baltimore Fireworks / advertisement / 0.22 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

More Fun Comics; Dr. Fate / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.11 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.17 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Junior Sales Club / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[The Van Leew Emeralds] (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Larry Belmont; Mad Maddon (villain, introduction, death); Flip Benson (villain, introduction); Benson's hireling (villain, introduction); Frank Fencet (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
While searching a mug for the missing Van Leew Emeralds, the Sandman discovers a curious pawn ticket. So he changes to Wesley Dodds, picks up Dian, and then changes back to continue the search for the emeralds AND to figure out the significance of that pawn ticket.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Flessel art credits by Craig Delich. We formerly credited Chad Grothkopf.

Story title from the Archives reprint.

The closing caption spells "Adventure" as "Adveneure".

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[The Phony Trucking Business] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script:
Albert Sulman
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman
Inks:
Joseph Sulman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; sports
Characters:
Socko Strong; Connolly (villain, introduction, death)

The Red Metal (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox [as Gardner F. Fox] (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Several small ads on both pages of the text story.

[The Nastonian Agent] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Carson; Eric Robbel (introduction, villain)

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

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Italian Commemorative] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

[Captain Coffin's Cutthroat Crew] (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
Characters:
Captain Coffin (introduction, villain)

[Mansion of Murder, Part 6] (Table of Contents: 21)

Rusty and His Pals / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rusty; Tino (villain, death); Zoroff (villain); Karl (villain)

At Grips with the Wolf Men (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cotton Carver; Deela (guest); Red Mike (guest); Priests of Kossa (introduction); Lupa (introduction, villain); The Wolf Men (introduction, villains)

The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Harman (signed)
Inks:
Fred Harman (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

Spencer Fireworks Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Sandman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  3. 2. [The Wax-Double Killers]
    The Hourman
  4. 3. The Moon - Ruler of the Tides
  5. 4. [The Thought Machine of Fang Gow]
    Barry O'Neill
  6. 5. [The Return of Singapore Sal]
    Steve Conrad, Adventurer
  7. 6. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley
    Monthly Book Review
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Baltimore Fireworks
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    More Fun Comics; Dr. Fate
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  11. 10. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club
  13. 12. [The Van Leew Emeralds]
    The Sandman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  15. 14. [The Phony Trucking Business]
    Socko Strong
  16. 15. The Red Metal
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. [The Nastonian Agent]
    Federal Men
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Junior Federal Men Club
  20. 19. [Italian Commemorative]
    Adventure Stamp Page
  21. 20. [Captain Coffin's Cutthroat Crew]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  22. 21. [Mansion of Murder, Part 6]
    Rusty and His Pals
  23. 22. At Grips with the Wolf Men
    Cotton Carver
  24. 23. The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Spencer Fireworks Co.
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