Adventure Comics #81

DC Comics

United States

Published
December 1942
Page count
68?
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/2593

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby [as Kirby]
Inks
Joe Simon ? [as Simon]
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
in Sandman by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby, The (DC, 2009 series) #nn
in Golden Age Starman Archives, The (DC, 2000 series) #2 (2009)
Show/hide 1. A Drama in Dreams (The Sandman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Sandman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Mr. Bright; Mr. Stark; Actor (villain); Mopey (villain)

Credits

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

Reprint history

From GCD
in 100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 1973 series) #DC-15 (March 1973)
in The Sandman by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby (DC, 2009 series) #nn.

Synopsis

Threatening to kill Sandy, Wesley Dodds is kidnapped and forced to sign papers turning over the rights to his gold mine stock and fortune.

Show/hide 2. Starman's Lucky Star (Starman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Starman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Starman [Ted Knight]; Woodley Allen; Doris Lee; Professor Leland Brown; Ray Talbot; Mr. Cord; Rufus Cord; Hunch Haggard (villain); Muggsy (villain); un-named astrologer (villain)

Credits

Script
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton Jr.]
Inks
George Roussos [as Inky Roussos]

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #112 (July-August 1974)
Starman's Lucky Star!
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #92 ([April 1975?])
Starman's Lucky Star
From GCD
in Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #112 (July-August 1974)
in Golden Age Starman Archives, The (DC, 2000 series) #2 (2009)
 
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #81 (December 1942)

Synopsis

A blind young astronomer is mistakenly kidnapped and held for ransom, but when Starman arrives on the scene to round up the felons, a stray bullet brings sight back to the lad.

Show/hide 3. The Enigma of the Nonagenarian Natator (Genius Jones) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Genius Jones
Genre
Teen
Characters
Genius Jones

Credits

Script
Alfred Bester
Art
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 4. The Adventure of the Queen's Jades (The Shining Knight) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Louis Cazeneuve
Show/hide 5. The Case of the Crying Cat (Manhunter) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Manhunter
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Paul Kirk]

Credits

Pencils
Pierce Rice
Show/hide 6. Time Out For Hitler (Hourman and Thorndyke) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hourman and Thorndyke
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Thorndyke Tompkins; Mr. Bannerman; Baron Glantz (villain); Hans (villain); Adolf (villain)

Credits

Art
Bernard Baily
Letters
Bernard Baily

Synopsis

Hourman has exactly one hour to stop a group of Nazis from retrieving secret orders that have accidently been dropped by airplane into Central Park Lake.

Notes

Writer credit revised from Ken Fitch? to ? and letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-2-22. In the story, Thorndyke wears a partial Hourman costume with red cape having yellow trim and an hourglass about his neck. The last panel of the story is a plug for the Americommando strip in Action Comics.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 33285

Entry created

  • 26/08/2007

Index completed

  • 24/09/2011

Last updated

  • 24/09/2011