Adventure Comics #79

DC Comics

United States

Published
October 1942
Page count
68
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/2472

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Cobras of the Deep (Manhunter) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Manhunter
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Manhunter; 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. The Tune of Terrific Toby (Starman) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Starman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Starman [Ted Knight]; Terrific Toby [Toby Weems]; the Soup-Gang [Nick Armstrong, Muley, Joey](villains)

Credits

Script
Alfred Bester
Art
Jack Burnley
Colours
Raymond Perry

Reprint history

From GCD
in Golden Age Starman Archives, The (DC, 2000 series) #2 (2009)

Synopsis

When Toby Weems stages a phony rescue of his office staff from a so-called bomb, he becomes a hero, which has some advantages with scaring underworld hoods. But his ego begins bothering him, so he seeks out Starman to help make him a real hero!

Show/hide 2. The Stroke of Doom (Hourman and Thorndyke) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hourman and Thorndyke
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Thorndyke Tompkins; Hans (bell maker, death); Gun Gunther (villain); Prof. Pitts (villain); Piper (villain)

Credits

Art
Bernard Baily
Letters
Bernard Baily?

Synopsis

Hourman must battle the murderous plan of a criminal combine that uses the destructive tone of a specially constructed large bell.....sounds which cause death, destruction and madness for miles while the perpetrators are protected from the pulsations by vibro-mitters.

Notes

Letterer credit changed from ? to Bernard Baily? by Craig Delich 2009-12-9. Writer credit revised from Ken Fitch? to ? by Craig Delich 2010-2-12. Thorndyke wears a partial Hourman costume in this story (red cape w/yellow trim and Hourglass).

Show/hide 3. The Case of the Love-Sick Submarine (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 Mystery of the Shining Knight's Rival (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. Battles the Cobras of the Deep (Manhunter) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Manhunter
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Paul Kirk]

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #440 (April-May 1974)
Cobras of the Deep!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1973 series) #116 ([December 1974?])
Manhunter Battles the Cobras of the Deep!
From GCD
in Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #440 (April-May 1974)
 
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #79
Show/hide 6. Footprints in the Sands of Time (The Sandman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Sandman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; The Curio Man (villain); Ruffy (villain)

Credits

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

Reprint history

From GCD
In Sandman by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby, The (DC, 2009 series) #nn

Synopsis

Sandman and Sandy track down the whereabouts of an hourglass, made in the days of the Greek Emperor, Michael Commenus [sic], onto which is engraved the lost formula for making water burn.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38075

Index completed

  • 27/01/2014