(August 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-07-05
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 3, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 3. Second class permit. Copyright number 460882.

[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; Jimmy Martin

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

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

[The Minute Men of America] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Hourman / comic story / 8 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]; Jimmy Martin and the Minute-Men of America (introduction); Billy Martin (death); Mrs. Martin; Mr. Bannerman; Regina Bannerman (Mr. Bannerman's niece); Roberts; Tareff (villain, introduction); Tareff's gang (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
The Hourman investigates the suspicious deaths of twelve children who work in a factory owned by a Mr. Tareff. After rounding up the villains, Hourman meets with the brother (Jimmy Martin) of one of the dead children from the factory, and discovers that he is a ham radio operator. The Man of the Hour suggests that Jimmy enlist the aid of hams all over the nation to assist in the fight against crime with Hourman, and that they call themselves The Minute-Men of America!

Indexer Notes

Writer verified by Martin O'Hearn. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Rex Tyler lives in Appleton City.

Boys and Girls! Do You Like Mutt & Jeff? (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Fang Gow's Daughter (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)

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

Just for Fun / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Russell Cole (as Alger) (signed)
Pencils
Russell Cole (as Alger) (signed)
Inks
Russell Cole (as Alger) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Russell Cole (as Alger) (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurry, George! We must be going!
Genre
humor

[The Stegosaurus] (Table of Contents: 6)

Fantastic Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

[The Plot of Vas Onga] (Table of Contents: 7)

Mark Lansing / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Purcell
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Howard Purcell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Mark Lansing (introduction); Koda (introduction); Kit (introduction); Tony (introduction); Jada (introduction); Vas Onga (villain, introduction, death); Vas Onga's subterraneans (villains, introduction, death)

Not So Sleepy (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gordon Hall (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[The Coast Line Limited Crackup] (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Helman (villain, introduction); Blake (villain, introduction)

Junior Federal Men Club Conducted by Steve Carson (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Junior Federal Men Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Jest Jokes / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sam -- Give Mrs. Schultz a horse with a sense of humor!
Genre
humor

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

The Women Warriors (Table of Contents: 13)

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); The Snake-Hairs (villains, introduction); Amazons (villains, introduction)

[Shanghaied] (Table of Contents: 14)

Steve Conrad Adventurer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Steve Conrad

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

Sam the Porter / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Russell Cole (as Alger) (signed)
Pencils
Russell Cole (as Alger) (signed)
Inks
Russell Cole (as Alger) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Russell Cole (as Alger) (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you're betting on your basketball team to win today?
Genre
humor
Characters
Sam

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

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

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

[The Great I, Part 2] (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); Prof. Watson (introduction)

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

Ginger Snap / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Kane
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
Bob Kane ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you take good care of Pudgy...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Ginger Snap

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in More Fun Comics #53; only appearance in Adventure Comics; next appearance in Batman #4.

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Give and Take / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Charles Biro
Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, John - I brought Reggie along to meet Bobby...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Only appearance.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[The Loan Sharks] (Table of Contents: 21)

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]; Ma Jenks; Dolly; Gunny (villain); Slick Sam (villain); Gorilla Gus (villain); unnamed loan sharks (villains)
Synopsis
Sandman comes to the rescue of a man beaten up for not re-paying a loan to some loan sharks, but when murder enters the picture, it's time for Sandman to take off the kid gloves.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich. We formerly suggested Chad Grothkopf as artist.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Hourman
  2. 1. ["For thrills and adventure..."]
  3. 2. [The Minute Men of America]
    The Hourman
  4. 3. Boys and Girls! Do You Like Mutt & Jeff?
    Mutt & Jeff
  5. 4. Fang Gow's Daughter
    Barry O'Neill
  6. 5. ["Hurry, George! We must be going!"]
    Just for Fun
  7. 6. [The Stegosaurus]
    Fantastic Facts
  8. 7. [The Plot of Vas Onga]
    Mark Lansing
  9. 8. Not So Sleepy
  10. 9. [The Coast Line Limited Crackup]
    Federal Men
  11. 10. Junior Federal Men Club Conducted by Steve Carson
    Junior Federal Men Club
  12. 11. ["Sam -- Give Mrs. Schultz a horse with a sense of humor!"]
    Jest Jokes
  13. 12. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  14. 13. The Women Warriors
    Cotton Carver
  15. 14. [Shanghaied]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  16. 15. ["So you're betting on your basketball team to win today?"]
    Sam the Porter
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Adventure Stamp Page
  18. 17. [The Great I, Part 2]
    Socko Strong
  19. 18. ["If you take good care of Pudgy..."]
    Ginger Snap
  20. 19. ["Hello, John - I brought Reggie along to meet Bobby..."]
    Give and Take
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  22. 21. [The Loan Sharks]
    The Sandman
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    The Complete Works of Shakespeare
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold