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Issue Details

Issue #81
Published December 1942
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 68
Editing Whitney Ellsworth

Cover Details

Characters The Sandman; Sandy; Starman (inset)
Genre superhero
Pencils Jack Kirby [as Kirby] (signed)
Inks Joe Simon ? [as Simon] (signed)
Letters typeset
Reprinted in Sandman by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby, The (DC, 2009 series) #nn; in Golden Age Starman Archives, The (DC, 2000 series) #2 (2009)

10 page The Sandman story "A Drama in Dreams"

Characters The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Mr. Bright; Mr. Stark; Actor (villain); Mopey (villain)
Synopsis Threatening to kill Sandy, Wesley Dodds is kidnapped and forced to sign papers turning over the rights to his gold mine stock and fortune.
Genre superhero
Script Jack Kirby (signed)
Pencils Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks Joe Simon ? (signed)
Letters Howard Ferguson
Reprinted in 100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 1973 series) #DC-15 (March 1973); in The Sandman by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby (DC, 2009 series) #nn.

9 page Starman story "Starman's Lucky Star"

Characters Starman [Ted Knight]; Woodley Allen; Doris Lee; Professor Leland Brown; Ray Talbot; Mr. Cord; Rufus Cord; Hunch Haggard (villain); Muggsy (villain); un-named astrologer (villain)
Synopsis A blind young astronomer is mistakenly kidnapped and held for ransom, but when Starman arrives on the scene to round up the felons, a stray bullet brings sight back to the lad.
Genre superhero
Script Gardner F. Fox
Pencils Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton Jr.] (signed)
Inks George Roussos [as Inky Roussos] (signed)
Reprinted in Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #112 (July-August 1974); in Golden Age Starman Archives, The (DC, 2000 series) #2 (2009)

8 page Genius Jones story "The Enigma of the Nonagenarian Natator"

Characters Genius Jones
Genre teen
Script Alfred Bester
Pencils Stan Kaye
Inks Stan Kaye

11 page The Shining Knight story "The Adventure of the Queen's Jades"

Characters The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]
Genre superhero
Pencils Louis Cazeneuve
Inks Louis Cazeneuve

9 page Manhunter story "The Case of the Crying Cat"

Characters Manhunter [Paul Kirk]
Genre superhero
Pencils Pierce Rice

8 page Hourman and Thorndyke story "Time Out For Hitler"

Characters The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Thorndyke Tompkins; Mr. Bannerman; Baron Glantz (villain); Hans (villain); Adolf (villain)
Synopsis Hourman has exactly one hour to stop a group of Nazis from retrieving secret orders that have accidently been dropped by airplane into Central Park Lake.
Genre superhero
Pencils Bernard Baily
Inks Bernard Baily
Letters Bernard Baily
Notes Writer credit revised from Ken Fitch? to ? and letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-2-22. In the story, Thorndyke wears a partial Hourman costume with red cape having yellow trim and an hourglass about his neck. The last panel of the story is a plug for the Americommando strip in Action Comics.