Adventure Comics #57

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1940
Page count
68
Cover price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/1161

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (uncredited)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (The Hourman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Hourman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Hourman; Jimmy Martin; Thorndyke; The Sandman (inset)

Credits

Art
Bernard Baily
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Johnson Smith & Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Johnson Smith & Company

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (The Hourman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Hourman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Guest Stars: Thorndyke; Jimmy Martin 3 un-named members of the Minute Men of America; Doctor Togg (villain, introduction, death?); Gombezi (villains, winged creatures, death)

Credits

Script
Ken Fitch
Art
Bernard Baily
Letters
Bernard Baily

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Heroes Album (Murray, 1977 series) #10 ([June 1978?])
Untitled

Synopsis

Hourman and the Minute Men must face an evil scientist, from his laboratory on Wide Island, who has created weird pets called the Gombezi out of wolves and buzzards that he uses to rob and kill.

Notes

Fitch script credit by Craig Delich and Martin O'Hearn. We formerly credited Gardner Fox. Letterer credit also added by Delich.

Show/hide 3. Here Are the Winners of the Hour-Man Contest! (The Hourman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Hourman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Hourman

Credits

Art
Bernard Baily
Letters
Bernard Baily
?

Synopsis

The winners of the Hourman contest are announced, with the winner getting an original Hourman drawing by Bernard Baily.

Show/hide 4. Football Facts Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction; sports

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff [as Bolty]
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 5. Untitled (Baby Ruth) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Baby Ruth

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 6. Fang Gow's Cut-Throats (Barry O'Neill) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Barry O'Neill
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Barry O'Neill; Fang Gow (villain)

Credits

Script
Ed Winiarski
Art
Ed Winiarski [as Win]
Show/hide 7. Untitled Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Notes

Several small ads.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Just Jokes) Cartoon, 0.67 pages

"We're having a safety campaign!"

Featuring

Feature
Just Jokes
Genre
Humor
Show/hide 9. Untitled (Goofigags) Cartoon, 0.33 pages

"Sorry - No parts for gunmen today!"

Featuring

Feature
Goofigags
Genre
Humor
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Lionel Trains) Advertisement, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lionel Trains

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 11. Untitled (Mark Lansing) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Mark Lansing
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Mark Lansing; Captain Sen (introduction); General Kosta (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
Howard Purcell
Art
Howard Purcell
Show/hide 12. Untitled (Federal Men) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Federal Men
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Carson; Senator Blast (introduction); Aldo Serald (villain, introduction); Serald's spies (villains, introduction)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Chad Grothkopf
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Junior Federal Men Club) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Junior Federal Men Club

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 14. Trains - Big & Little! Cartoon, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction
Show/hide 15. Untitled (Flex-i-Track) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Flex-i-Track

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 16. The Tree Folk (Cotton Carver) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Cotton Carver
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Cotton Carver; Deela (guest); The Tree Folk (villains, introduction)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Jack Lehti
Show/hide 17. Untitled (Adventure Stamp Page) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Adventure Stamp Page

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

All ads.

Show/hide 18. Magna Cum Laude (Socko Strong) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Socko Strong
Genre
Adventure; sports
Characters
Socko Strong; Papa Manetta (introduction); Tony Manetta (introduction)

Credits

Script
Albert Sulman
Art
Joseph Sulman

Notes

Last appearance.

Show/hide 19. Untitled (Erector) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Erector

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 20. Untitled (Steve Conrad Adventurer) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Steve Conrad Adventurer
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Steve Conrad; Prof. Sibley (introduction)

Credits

Script
Jack Lehti
Art
Jack Lehti
Show/hide 21. Flash Capture Text story, 1.33 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Author
George Shute (credited)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 22. Untitled Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

"The Superman radio program..."

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

At the bottom of the first page of the text story.

Show/hide 23. Untitled Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

A few small ads on the second page of the text story.

Show/hide 24. Untitled (The Sandman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Sandman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Phoebe; Bill Williams (introduction, death); A mad scientist (villain, introduction); scientist's assistant (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Chad Grothkopf
Letters
Chad Grothkopf

Synopsis

Sandman saves a girl who falls from the sky from a burning airplane, and who plays a role in the Sandman's battle against a crazed scientist who has invented the Atom-Smasher: a weapon that directs a stream of uranium atoms away from the Earth, then draws them back to pound against the Earth like a giant hammer!

Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich. We previously suggested Grothkopf for both pencils and inks.

Show/hide 25. Here It Is -- Better Than Ever! (All-Star Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
All-Star Comics
Show/hide 26. Be a Superman! Carry This Official Superman Krypto-Raygun (Daisy Manufacturing Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Manufacturing Company

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 27. Untitled (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Art
Fred Harman
Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 22894

Entry created

  • 06/09/2019

Cover added

  • 06/09/2019

Index completed

  • 06/09/2019