Adventure Comics #85

DC Comics

United States

Published
April 1943
Page count
68
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/2876

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Amazing Dreams of Gentleman Jack (The Sandman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Sandman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Sandman; Sandy; Gentleman Jack Jarvis; Starman (inset)

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon ?
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 1. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Fisherman Four (Good Books Worth Reading) Text article, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Good Books Worth Reading

Credits

Author
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 3. The Unholy Dreams of Gentleman Jack (The Sandman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Sandman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; "Gentleman Jack" Jarvis (villain); Gus (villain)

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon ?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
The Forever People (DC, 1971 series) #4 (August-September 1971)
The Unholy Dreams of Gentleman Jack
 
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (KG Murray, 1974? series) #66 (June 1975)
The Unholy Dreams of Gentleman Jack
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #492 (October 1982)
The Unholy Dreams of Gentleman Jack
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #85 (April 1943)

Synopsis

Hounded by dreams of the Sandman, when Gentleman Jack Jarvis is released from prison he swears that he will one day live in a suite of cells, come and go as he pleases with guards waiting on him hand and foot...but the Sandman will suffer in a solitary cell and made to die slowly!

Show/hide 4. "Meat on the table!" (Dan'l Boome) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Dan'l Boome
Genre
Humor
Show/hide 5. "Bait? You mean you're supposed to put those awful worms..." (Gags) Cartoon, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Gags
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 6. Hey! What Goes on Here?!? (Leading Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Leading Comics
Show/hide 7. The Constellations of Crime! (Starman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Starman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Starman [Ted Knight]; Woodley Allen; Doris Lee; Astra (villain)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Emil Gershwin

Synopsis

Starman faces the threat of a cunning astrologist whose gang commits their crimes under various signs of the zodiac.

Show/hide 8. "There - Just a few more minutes work!" (Clancy the Cop) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Clancy the Cop
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 9. "The Justice Society goes into action again..." (All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
Show/hide 10. "I'm awfully tired this morning, dear..." (Life's Little Laffs) Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Life's Little Laffs
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Ray Houlihan
Art
Ray Houlihan
Show/hide 11. "Heads! I'm captain today!" (Laffs) Cartoon, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Laffs
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 12. World's Finest Value! (World's Finest Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
World's Finest Comics
Show/hide 13. The Scrap for Scrap! (The Shining Knight) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Shining Knight
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]

Credits

Script
Joe Samachson
Art
Louis Cazeneuve
Show/hide 14. Vasco Da Gama (Stamps) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Stamps

Credits

Author
Sidney M. Elias
Letters
typeset

Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

Show/hide 15. "Baby Carriage for Sale" (Chief Hot Foot) Comic story, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Chief Hot Foot
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 16. Fast As a Bullet! (Prize Comics; Headline Comics) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Prize Comics; Headline Comics
Show/hide 17. Way Down Yonder in the Corn Field! (Genius Jones) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Genius Jones
Genre
Teen
Characters
Genius Jones

Credits

Script
Alfred Bester
Art
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 18. "Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!" Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page
Show/hide 19. The Mystery of the Monster Bird! (Manhunter) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Manhunter
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Paul Kirk]

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Pierce Rice
Letters
Howard Ferguson
Show/hide 20. The Honorable Sword Text story, 2 pages

Credits

Author
Tom Wing
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 21. The School for Heroes! (Mike Gibbs, Guerrilla) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Mike Gibbs, Guerrilla
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Mike Gibbs

Credits

Script
Joe Samachson
Art
Irving Tirman

Notes

Writer and art credits confirmed by Jerry Bails. Howard Ferguson letterer credit removed by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 22. Untitled (Illinois Merchandise Mart) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Illinois Merchandise Mart

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 23. Untitled (Wonders of Science Simplified) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wonders of Science Simplified

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 24. Energy to Battle Odds (Baby Ruth) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Baby Ruth

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32546

Entry created

  • 16/07/2007

Index completed

  • 30/04/2018

Last updated

  • 30/04/2018