(March 1941)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman [Clark Kent]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Promo for Action Comics (Superman); Adventure Comics (Sandman); Detective Comics (Batman); All-American Comics (Green Lantern); More Fun Comics (The Spectre); and Flash Comics (The Flash) with illustrations of the lead character of each comic.

[Circus Caper] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard [as E.E. Hibbard] (signed)
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard [as E. E. Hibbard] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Nellie Craft (introduction); Muggsy (villain, introduction); Spike (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
In order to keep a circus from going under financially, the Fastest Man Alive becomes the star attraction.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich September 2004.

Coach Jim Crowley (Table of Contents)

Baby Ruth; Curtiss / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?; Jim Crowley (quote)
Pencils:
?; ? (photo)
Inks:
?; ? (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Jim Crowley (photo)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for Baby Ruth candy bars featuring Fordham University football coach Jim Crowley.

[Fireman's Folly] (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; Ma Thunder
Synopsis:
Johnny gets a job as a fireman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich (September 2004).

Adventure of the Tin Plate Princess (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; Joe Magee; Roy Buckley
Synopsis:
Les, Joe and Roy Buckley use their ham radio gear to rescue an heiress.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Note at end of story says title of the feature changes next month to Les Sparks.

[The Crooked Tax Collector] (Table of Contents)

The Whip / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero; western-frontier
Characters:
The Whip [Rod Gaynor]
Synopsis:
The assistant tax collector kidnaps a little boy to keep his grandmother from testifying against him.
Reprints:

[The Witch and the Hilton Jewels] (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)
Synopsis:
The Witch and the King spar over the Hilton jewels.
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Indexer Notes

The King is a master of disguise. Un-named in the early stories, he wears a simple domino mask, perhaps with a top hat, when he is not impersonating some one else. Writer and letterer credits by Craig Delich (September 2004), up-dated 2007-9-2.

Make Your Own Records at Home (Table of Contents)

Home Recording Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for home recording machine that uses needles and blank records. Home Recording Co., New York, NY.

[Industrial Sabotage] (Table of Contents)

Cliff Cornwall / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Flinton
Inks:
Leonard Sansone
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Cornwall; Lys Valliere
Synopsis:
German agents use toys to smuggle military secrets out of the country.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich September 2004, up-dated 2007-9-2.

Flash Stamps (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Article on "tin can" mail delivery on the south Pacific island of Niuafoou.
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Indexer Notes

About half the page consists of classified ads offering stamps for sale.

Voice From the Sky (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Evelyn Gaines (signed)
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer ?
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued from last issue.

Amazing Combination Offer (Table of Contents)

Remington Rand / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for Remington portable typewriters. Remington Rand Inc., Buffalo, N.Y.

"Drums" by James Boyd (Table of Contents)

Flash Comics Monthly Book Review / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Rosen
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Review of the book "Drums" by reader Henry Rosen of Bridgeport, Conn.

Hooded Horror (Table of Contents)

Flash Picture Novelette / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Reprints:

[The Hand] (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 9 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; Teddy Thayer; The Hand [Elwin Thayer] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
The Hawkman must somehow contend with the horrible invention of a bodiless killer hand that is being used to steal and kill in order that a man becomes sole heir to a valuable estate.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich September 2004; synopsis re-written by Craig Delich 2007-9-2.

The last panel of the story features another in the series "Weapons of the Past": Shield and Dagger.

Here's What You've Been Waiting For--All Star No. 4! (Table of Contents)

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; The Atom [Al Pratt]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Promo for All-Star Comics #4, starring the Justice Society of America, "on sale everywhere Feb. 7!"

[Given] (Table of Contents)

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for premiums for selling boxes of White Cloverine Brand Salve. Wilson Chemical Co., Tyrone, Pa.

[1000-Shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine] (Table of Contents)

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?; Fred Harman
Inks:
?; Fred Harman
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver (cameo)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine air rifle for $2.95. Daisy Air Rifles; Daisy Manufacturing Co., Plymouth, Mich.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hawkman
  2. 1. The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
    DC Comics
  3. 2. [Circus Caper]
    The Flash
  4. 3. Coach Jim Crowley
    Baby Ruth; Curtiss
  5. 4. [Fireman's Folly]
    Johnny Thunder
  6. 5. Adventure of the Tin Plate Princess
    Les Watts, Radio Amateur
  7. 6. [The Crooked Tax Collector]
    The Whip
  8. 7. [The Witch and the Hilton Jewels]
    King Standish
  9. 8. Make Your Own Records at Home
    Home Recording Co.
  10. 9. [Industrial Sabotage]
    Cliff Cornwall
  11. 10. Flash Stamps
  12. 11. Voice From the Sky
  13. 12. Amazing Combination Offer
    Remington Rand
  14. 13. "Drums" by James Boyd
    Flash Comics Monthly Book Review
  15. 14. Hooded Horror
    Flash Picture Novelette
  16. 15. [The Hand]
    Hawkman
  17. 16. Here's What You've Been Waiting For--All Star No. 4!
    All-Star Comics
  18. 17. [Given]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  19. 18. [1000-Shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • Merlin Haas
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross