Adventure Comics #51

DC Comics

United States

Published
June 1940
Page count
68
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/851

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (uncredited)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded (The Sandman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Sandman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Sandman

Credits

Art
Creig Flessel
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 1. No title recorded (The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Wax-Double Killers (The Hourman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Hourman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; an un-named mad scientist (villain, intro); Joe (villain); Mad-Dog Duncan (villain, animated wax figure, death); Alvin Kartis (villain, animated wax figure, death); Two Gun Carmody (villain, animated wax figure, death)

Credits

Script
Ken Fitch
Art
Bernard Baily
Letters
Bernard Baily

Synopsis

A crazed scientist has invented an artificial heart and plastic skin, which he uses to bring wax figures of three criminals to life to rob and kill.

Notes

Fitch script credit by Craig Delich and verified by Martin O'Hearn. We previously credited Gardner Fox. Letterer credit also added by Delich. Story title taken from the Archives reprint.

Show/hide 3. The Moon - Ruler of the Tides Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Non-fiction
Show/hide 4. The Thought Machine of Fang Gow (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 5. The Return of Singapore Sal (Steve Conrad, Adventurer) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Steve Conrad, Adventurer
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Steve Conrad; Singapore Sal (villain)

Credits

Script
Jack Lehti
Art
Jack Lehti
Show/hide 6. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley (Monthly Book Review) Text article, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Monthly Book Review

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 7. No title recorded (Baltimore Fireworks) Advertisement, 0.22 pages

Featuring

Feature
Baltimore Fireworks

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 8. No title recorded (More Fun Comics; Dr. Fate) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.11 pages

Featuring

Feature
More Fun Comics; Dr. Fate

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. Superman Is on the Radio! (The Adventures of Superman) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Superman

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Junior Sales Club) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Junior Sales Club

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 12. The Van Leew Emeralds (The Sandman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Sandman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Larry Belmont; Mad Maddon (villain, introduction, death); Flip Benson (villain, introduction); Benson's hireling (villain, introduction); Frank Fencet (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Creig Flessel

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #13 ([October 1975?])
Untitled

Synopsis

While searching a mug for the missing Van Leew Emeralds, the Sandman discovers a curious pawn ticket. So he changes to Wesley Dodds, picks up Dian, and then changes back to continue the search for the emeralds AND to figure out the significance of that pawn ticket.

Notes

Flessel art credits by Craig Delich. We formerly credited Chad Grothkopf. Story title from the Archives reprint. The closing caption spells "Adventure" as "Adveneure".

Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Popsicle) Advertisement, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Popsicle

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 14. The Phony Trucking Business (Socko Strong) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Socko Strong
Genre
Adventure; sports
Characters
Socko Strong; Connolly (villain, introduction, death)

Credits

Script
Albert Sulman
Art
Joseph Sulman
Show/hide 15. The Red Metal Text story, 1.33 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Author
Gardner Fox [as Gardner F. Fox] (credited)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 16. No title recorded Advertisement, 0.67 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Several small ads on both pages of the text story.

Show/hide 17. The Nastonian Agent (Federal Men) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Federal Men
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Carson; Eric Robbel (introduction, villain)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Chad Grothkopf
Show/hide 18. No title recorded (Junior Federal Men Club) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Junior Federal Men Club

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 19. Italian Commemorative (Adventure Stamp Page) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Adventure Stamp Page

Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

Show/hide 20. Captain Coffin's Cutthroat Crew (Anchors Aweigh!) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Anchors Aweigh!
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Captain Coffin (introduction, villain)

Credits

Script
Bart Tumey
Art
Bart Tumey
Show/hide 21. Mansion of Murder, Part 6 (Rusty and His Pals) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rusty and His Pals
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Rusty; Tino (villain, death); Zoroff (villain); Karl (villain)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger ?
Show/hide 22. At Grips with the Wolf Men (Cotton Carver) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Cotton Carver
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Cotton Carver; Deela (guest); Red Mike (guest); Priests of Kossa (introduction); Lupa (introduction, villain); The Wolf Men (introduction, villains)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Jack Lehti
Show/hide 23. The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 24. No title recorded (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Art
Fred Harman
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 25. No title recorded (Spencer Fireworks Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Spencer Fireworks Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 457914.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 22973

Entry created

  • 15/09/2019

Cover added

  • 15/09/2019

Index completed

  • 15/09/2019