(July 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1940-06-07
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 3, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 3. Second class permit. Copyright number 461252.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Hourman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hourman

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

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

[Wanted! Dead or Alive] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Creig Flessel [as Flessel] (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel [as Flessel] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; several Police officers; Claudia Norgan (villain, leader of the Amber Apple Gang, introduction); Amber Apple Gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
While Wes is enjoying Dian's musical abilities at the piano, they hear, then encounter, a thief stealing some gloves from Dian's room belonging to Claudia Norgan and leaving an amber apple in its place.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Flessel credits by Craig Delich. We formerly suggested Chad Grothkopf as artist. Flessel signed the strip in the Daily Globe newspaper found in the last panel on Page 4.

["That's me!"] (Table of Contents: 3)

Farmer Doode / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Farmer Doode (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Only appearance. Lettering credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[Mansion of Murder, Part 7] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rusty; Zoroff (villain, death); Karl (villain, death); a tribal chief (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

["For thrills and adventure..."] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Fang Gow and the Spoiler Ray] (Table of Contents: 7)

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)

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

Adventure Stamp Page / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Red Metal (Table of Contents: 9)

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: 10) (Expand) /

Model Airplane News / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Kidnapping of Col. Bentley's Daughter] (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Col. Bentley (introduction); Bentley's daughter (introduction)

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

[The Canadian Dope Smuggling Plot] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Conrad; Jim Larkins (villain, introduction); Larkins' gang (villains, introduction)

Junior Federal Men Club (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

The Flying Men (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cotton Carver; Lupa (guest); Red Mike (guest); Deela (guest); Qwuar (introduction); Sleebos (villains, introduction, winged men)

[The Great I, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 17)

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; The Great I (villain, introduction)

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

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

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[Gun-Runners of the WASP] (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 Desmond (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[The Phony Hourman] (Table of Contents: 21)

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]; Bob Wallave (intro); Dr. Snegg (villain, intro, death)
Synopsis:
Rex gets a new helper in the munitions lab, but is shocked to later discover that he has been hynotized by a Doctor Snegg into assuming the role of Hour-Man to bring the real Man of the Hour into the open so he could dispose of him!
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 "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) /

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Hourman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [Wanted! Dead or Alive]
    The Sandman
  4. 3. ["That's me!"]
    Farmer Doode
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  6. 5. [Mansion of Murder, Part 7]
    Rusty and His Pals
  7. 6. ["For thrills and adventure..."]
    All-Star Comics
  8. 7. [Fang Gow and the Spoiler Ray]
    Barry O'Neill
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Adventure Stamp Page
  10. 9. The Red Metal
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Model Airplane News
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. [The Kidnapping of Col. Bentley's Daughter]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  15. 14. [The Canadian Dope Smuggling Plot]
    Federal Men
  16. 15. Junior Federal Men Club
  17. 16. The Flying Men
    Cotton Carver
  18. 17. [The Great I, Part 1]
    Socko Strong
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  20. 19. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  21. 20. [Gun-Runners of the WASP]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  22. 21. [The Phony Hourman]
    The Hourman
  23. 22. The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Remington Rand
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Home Recording Co.
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