Sensation Comics #8

DC Comics

United States

Published
August 1942
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/2326

Credits

Editing
M. C. Gaines (managing editor)
Sheldon Mayer (editor)
Ted Udall (assistant editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Wonder Woman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wonder Woman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Etta Candy; the Holiday Girls

Credits

Art
Harry Peter
Show/hide 1. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

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

Featuring

Feature
Good Books Worth Reading

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 3. Department Store Perfidy (Wonder Woman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wonder Woman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Colonel Darnell; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; The Holliday Girls; Gloria Bullfinch (department store owner, introduction); Helen; Molly; Beth (co-worker of Diana Prince); Guigi Del Slimo (villain, fortune hunter); Mr. Googins (villain, manager of a department store)

Credits

Script
William Marston [as Charles Moulton]
Art
Harry Peter

Synopsis

Wonder Woman steps into the picture when the girls working at the Bullfinch Department Store are found to be mistreated and the store owner isn't interested in rectifying the situation.

Notes

Story title from reprints.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Kool-Aid) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kool-Aid
Show/hide 5. Spanish Armada (The Black Pirate) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Black Pirate
Genre
Historical
Characters
The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; Justin Valor; King Phillip II of Spain; Sir Francis Drake

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Sheldon Moldoff
Show/hide 6. The Crooked Carnival (Mr. Terrific) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Mr. Terrific
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Mr. Terrific [Terry Sloane]; Wanda Wilson; crooked carnival owner (villain)

Credits

Script
Charles Reizenstein [as Reizenstein]
Art
Hal Sharp

Synopsis

Wanda suggests that she and Terry visit a local carnival, but every time Terry attempts to win her a prize, he loses. He gets dejected and the crowd really razzes him. But Terry suspects the games are fixed, and so, as Mr. Terrific, he goes back and gives the management a taste of their own medicine!

Notes

Credits by Jerry Bails.

Show/hide 7. Untitled Public service announcement, 1 page

"A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthau, Jr. - Secretary of the Treasury!"

Show/hide 8. Murder At the Movies (O'Malley of the Fourth Precinct) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
O'Malley of the Fourth Precinct
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
O'Malley; Bigkit Tortoni (villain, introduction); Cupcake O'Toole (introduction); Danny the Drool (introduction)

Credits

Script
Irwin Hasen
Art
Irwin Hasen
Show/hide 9. Flight of the Vultures (The Gay Ghost) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Gay Ghost
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Gay Ghost [Keith Everet]; Deborah Wallace; Blackie Stover (villain); The Vultures (villains)

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Art
Howard Purcell

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Batman Album (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #30 ([1975])
Untitled
Show/hide 10. Gang Doctor, Part I (Hal Mason) Text story, 1.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hal Mason
Genre
Crime
Characters
Hal Mason

Credits

Author
Evelyn Gaines
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 11. Untitled (All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"War calls the Justice Society into action!"

Featuring

Feature
All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
Show/hide 12. Hobby of Kings! (Sensations in Stamps) Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Sensations in Stamps

Credits

Script
Walter Kaner (credited)

Notes

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

Show/hide 13. Reggie, the Mystery Kid (Little Boy Blue) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Little Boy Blue
Genre
Children; superhero
Characters
Little Boy Blue [Tommy Rogers]; The Blue Boys [Toughy; Tubby]; Dan Rogers; Midget Mike (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Art
Jon L. Blummer

Notes

Writer credit by Jerry Bails and Craig Delich.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Mutt & Jeff) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"Here we are again, folks..."

Featuring

Feature
Mutt & Jeff
Show/hide 15. Untitled (Superman; World's Finest Comics; Batman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"Here are three other leaders..."

Featuring

Feature
Superman; World's Finest Comics; Batman
Show/hide 16. Smokey Joe's Last Fire (Wildcat) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Wildcat
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Stretch Skinner; Smokey Joe Cummings (Fire Chief); Cumming's daughter; Harry Ranson (villain)

Credits

Script
Bill Finger [as Finger]
Art
Irwin Hasen
Show/hide 17. Untitled (Green Lantern) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"Here it is again!"

Featuring

Feature
Green Lantern
Show/hide 18. Untitled (All-Flash Quarterly) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

"Boys and girls! Here's the summer issue!"

Featuring

Feature
All-Flash Quarterly
Show/hide 19. Untitled (Charles Atlas) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Charles Atlas

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 20. The Tootsie Roll of Honor (Tootsie Roll) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tootsie Roll

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34689

Entry created

  • 28/10/2007

Cover added

  • 19/08/2017

Index completed

  • 04/09/2019

Last updated

  • 04/09/2019