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Issue Details

Issue #86
Published June 1943
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 60
Editing Whitney Ellsworth

Cover Details

Characters The Sandman; Sandy; Starman (inset)
Genre superhero
Pencils Jack Kirby?
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 Sandman, The story "The Boy Who Was Too Big For His Breeches"

Characters The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Bobby Beecham; Little Joe Grolich (villain); Firetop Fink (villain); Croker (villain)
Synopsis A young boy, who continually complains to his parents that he doesn't have long pants to wear to school, meets up with the Sandman and Sandy, helping them round up four dangerous crooks. His reward: the long pants he always desired!
Genre superhero
Script Jack Kirby (signed)
Pencils Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks ? [as Joe Simon] (signed)
Letters Howard Ferguson
Reprinted in Sandman by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby, The (DC, 2009 series) #nn

8 page Genius Jones story "The Battle of the Mental Marvels"

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

8 page Shining Knight story "Twist in Time"

Characters The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; T.O. Morrow (only appearance).
Genre superhero
Script Joe Samachson
Pencils Louis Cazeneuve
Inks Louis Cazeneuve

9 page Starman story "The Moonman's Muggs!"

Characters Starman [Ted Knight]; The Moonman [Dennis Towns] (villain)
Synopsis After losing all his money trying to break land speed records, Dennis Towns decides to fly off into space and to the Moon as a blind to cover for a series of robberies on Earth.
Genre superhero
Script Garner F. Fox
Pencils Emil Gershwin
Inks Emil Gershwin
Reprinted in Golden Age Starman Archives, The (DC, 2000 series) #2 (2009)

9 page Manhunter story "Catalogue of Crime"

Characters Manhunter [Paul Kirk]
Genre superhero
Pencils Pierce Rice
Letters Howard Ferguson

8 page Mike Gibbs, Guerilla story "The Art of War"

Characters Mike Gibbs
Script Joe Samachson
Pencils Irving Tirman
Inks Irving Tirman
Notes Writer and art credits, confirmed by Jerry Bails, added by Craig Delich 2009-12-16.