(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)

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 (signed as Flessel)
Inks
Creig Flessel (signed as Flessel)
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's me!
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; children
Characters
Rusty; Zoroff (villain, death); Karl (villain, death); a tribal chief (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[no title indexed] (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 (credited as Gardner F. Fox)
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; crime
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
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; 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; military
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 (signed)

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)

Editing
Related Scans
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.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell