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Issue Details

Issue #97
Published April 1945
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 52
Editing Whitney Ellsworth (credited), Jack Schiff (actual)

Cover Details

Characters The Sandman; Sandy; Starman (inset)
Genre superhero
Pencils Jack Kirby (signed as Kirby)
Inks ? [as Joe Simon] (signed as Simon)
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 "No Curtains For Cupid"

Characters The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Tessie Du Val; Happy Harry Long; The Esaser Kid (villain)
Synopsis The Eraser Kid is not one to allow a former crook like Harry Long go straight, so he devises a plot to force Harry back into the rackets. What Eraser doesn't count on are Harry's allies: the Sandman and Sandy!
Genre superhero
Script Joe Samachson
Pencils Pen Shumaker
Inks Pen Shumaker
Notes Art identifications made by Jerry Bails 2000-2-9, and confirmed to John Fallon by Gil Kane.

9 page Shining Knight story "Barbs of Chivalry"

Characters The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]
Genre superhero
Script Joe Samachson?
Pencils Louis Cazeneuve
Inks Louis Cazeneuve

6 page Genius Jones story "The Clue That Wasn't There"

Characters Genius Jones
Genre teen
Script D?
Pencils Stan Kaye
Inks Stan Kaye

8 page Starman story "Stolen Glory"

Characters Starman [Ted Knight]; Jimmy Wells; Wesley Vanderloot (villain); Snipes Simpson (villain); Slabs Grogan (villain)
Synopsis Brilliant astronomer Jimmy Wells needs money to buy an observatory, and wealthy Wesley Vanderloot agrees to buy it for him providing Wells allows Vanderloot to take credit for all of Jimmy's discoveries. When Ted Knight begins to suspect the true reasons behind Vanderloot's success, it nearly costs Wells and Starman their lives.
Genre superhero
Script Joe Samachson
Pencils Emil Gershwin
Inks Emil Gershwin
Reprinted in Golden Age Starman Archives, The (DC, 2000 series) #2 (2009)

8 page Mike Gibbs, Guerilla story "The Life of Riley"

Characters Mike Gibbs
Genre war
Script Joe Samachson
Pencils Maurice Del Bourgo
Inks Maurice Del Bourgo
Notes Inker credit added by Craig Delich in August of 2005. Writer and art credits verified by Jerry Bails.