(December 1940)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
All-American Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
M. C. Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (assistant editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

none (Table of Contents)

Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Hawkman [Carter Hall] (inset)
Reprints:

[Trouble in Kurtavia] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Ambassador of Kurtavia; The Nuralian Armed Forces (villains)
Synopsis:
The Scarlet Speedster is hired to protect the inhabitants of the defenseless nation of Kurtavia from the war-like advances of Nural.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich 9/04; synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-2-07.

[Introducing Les Watts] (Table of Contents)

Les Watts, Radio Amateur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Don Cameron
Inks:
Don Cameron
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Les Watts

Indexer Notes

Not the same Don Cameron who wrote Superman and Batman.

[Johnny's Date] (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John B. Wentworth
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Johnny Thunder

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich September 2004.

[Trapped] (Table of Contents)

The Whip / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John B. Wentworth
Pencils:
Homer Fleming
Inks:
Homer Fleming
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
The Whip [Rod Gaynor]

[The Witch and the Emeralds] (Table of Contents)

King Standish / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Harry Lampert
Inks:
Harry Lampert
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The King [King Standish]; The Witch (villain)

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits by Craig Delich September 2004, up-dated 2007-9-2.

[Encounter with the Wolf] (Table of Contents)

Cliff Cornwall / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John E. Ayman
Inks:
John E. Ayman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Cornwall; the Wolf (villain)

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich September 2004.

Manhattan Madness (Table of Contents)

Minute Movies / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Inks:
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Wheelan

Genre:
adventure; humor

["There's Tommy Rogers, drunk as a lord."] (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Shiera Sanders; Tommy Rogers; Dr. Halliday (villain); Betty Tremont (villain)
Synopsis:
Carter Hall nearly falls victim to a greedy doctor who is feeding his patients drugs that seem to seriously weaken their hearts.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In this story, the oval keeper on his wing straps is colored blue instead of red throughout the story; Shiera's first name is spelled "Shierra" in this story; credits by Craig Delich September 2004.

The last panel of the story is another in the series "Weapons of the Past": 1400.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    Flash
  2. 1. [Trouble in Kurtavia]
    The Flash
  3. 2. [Introducing Les Watts]
    Les Watts, Radio Amateur
  4. 3. [Johnny's Date]
    Johnny Thunder
  5. 4. [Trapped]
    The Whip
  6. 5. [The Witch and the Emeralds]
    King Standish
  7. 6. [Encounter with the Wolf]
    Cliff Cornwall
  8. 7. Manhattan Madness
    Minute Movies
  9. 8. ["There's Tommy Rogers, drunk as a lord."]
    Hawkman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross