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Issue Details

Issue #72
Published March 1942
Cover Price 0.10
Pages 68
Editing Whitney Ellsworth

Cover Details

Characters Starman; Starman (inset)
Genre superhero
Pencils Jack Burnley
Inks Jack Burnley
Letters typeset
Reprinted In Golden Age Starman Archives (DC, 2000 series) #1; in The Sandman by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby (DC, 2009 series) #1.

13 page Starman story "Case of the Magic Bloodstone"

Characters The Starman [Ted Knight]; Woodley Allen; Doris Lee; Archibald Dalton; Smithers (death); Laura Dalton; Arab Avenger [Frisby](villain, introduction, Dalton's butler); Dervishes of Death (villains, introduction)
Synopsis Starman becomes involved in a case involving the mysterious deaths of several members of an expedition in the Arabian Desert who had taken an accursed bloodstone from an ancient temple.
Genre superhero
Script Gardner F. Fox
Pencils Jack Burnley (signed)
Inks Jack Burnley (signed); Ray Burnley [backgrounds]
Colors Raymond Perry
Letters Betty Bentley
Notes Letterer and background credits added by Craig Delich 2008-2-24.
Reprinted In Golden Age Starman Archives (DC, 2000 series) #1.

13 page The Shining Knight story "The Adventure of the Stolen Armor"

Characters The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]
Genre superhero
Pencils Creig Flessel
Inks Creig Flessel

6 page Steve Conrad, Adventurer story "The Bullet-Proof Tigers"

Characters Steve Conrad
Genre adventure
Script Jack Lehti
Pencils Jack Lehti
Inks Jack Lehti

8 page The Hourman story "Dr. Glisten"

Characters The Hour-Man [Rex Tyler]; Captain Frank Preston; Janet Kirby; Mr. Bannerman; Dr. Glisten (villain, introduction); Wayne Carson (villain)
Synopsis When a U.S. submarine officer is kidnapped, the Hourman discovers it's all due to the evil Dr. Glisten, who uses a strange glow to hypnotize his victims, then uses them to operate private submarines to plunder shipping and blame it on enemy submarines.
Genre superhero
Script Ken Fitch
Pencils Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks Bernard Baily (signed)
Letters Bernard Baily
Notes Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-2-24. Writer credit verified by Martin O'Hearn.
Reprinted In Wanted: The World's Most Dangerous Villains (DC, 1972 series) #7 (March-April 1973).

6 page Paul Kirk, Manhunter story "The Fish-Men"

Characters Paul Kirk
Genre superhero
Script Ed Moore
Pencils Ed Moore
Inks Ed Moore
Letters Ed Moore
Notes Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-2-24.

10 page The Sandman story "The Riddle of the Slave Market"

Characters The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Nick Firelli; Pete Bragg (villain)
Synopsis Sandman finds himself just another slave being offered to the highest bidder after trying to investigate claims that a modern slave market has been put into operation by a Pete Bragg.
Genre superhero
Script Jack Kirby
Pencils Jack Kirby
Inks Joe Simon ?
Letters Howard Ferguson
Notes First Simon and Kirby story. Sandy's last name changed to Hawkins from McGann.
Reprinted In Sandman by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby, The (DC, 2009 series) #1.