(April 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 editor); Sheldon Mayer (assistant editor)
Format:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; full color; glossy cover; newsprint interior; saddle-stitched

none (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Hal Sharp
Inks:
Hal Sharp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Hawkman [Carter Hall] (inset)
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[Target for Death: The Flash!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Jim Dane (introduction); Jose Salvez (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A gang of thugs attempt to kill the Flash in order to get at a very valuable Mexican silver mine.
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Indexer Notes

The Flash is announced as being awarded the next quarterly single-hero comic.

Credits by Craig Delich September 2004.

The Flash lives in New York City.

[Secretary] (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; Thunderbolt
Synopsis:
Oscar Ovaseer thinks Johnny is competition for his job, and wants him dead.

Indexer Notes

The Thunderbolt takes on human form in this story.

Writer credit by Craig Delich September 2004.

Adventure of the Marshland Counterfeiters (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Les Sparks; Joe Magee
Synopsis:
Les and Joe track down a bunch of counterfeiters.

Indexer Notes

Les Sparks leads a bunch of young "radio amateurs". The strip is influenced by Terry and the Pirates in art, and to a certain extent in story; The stories are picturesque adventures in different settings. The strip is now re-named from Les Watts.

The Armored Car on the Prairie (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero; western-frontier
Characters:
The Whip [Rodney Gaynor]; Wing Tai; Carlos; Marisa Dillon

[Murder by the King] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The King [King Standish]
Synopsis:
The King is accused of murder.

Indexer Notes

Strip title is changed in this issue from King Standish.

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

[Duty in the Canal Zone] (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

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich September 2004.

The Hidden Museum (Part 1) (Table of Contents)

Jack Raymond / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Evelyn Gaines (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jack Raymond

Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

A Fine Day for Murder (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

[The Graydon Expedition] (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; Targo, King of Dravidia; Daki (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Hearing that an expedition to Northern Mongolia has been wiped out -- an expedition Shiera Sanders was on -- the Hawkman decides to investigate the tragedy.
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Indexer Notes

Hawkman remarks in this story that he has been re-incarnated many times, a fact never reflected in the origin story in Flash #1.

The last actual story panel shows Carter reading a copy of Flash Comics #9.

The fisrt panel on page 3 was used, in part, as the cover to Flash Comics #19.

The writer credit by Craig Delich updated September 2004, and the synopsis re-written by Craig Delich 2007-9-2.

The last panel of the story features another in the series "Weapons of the Past": Helmet....Greece.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    The Flash
  2. 1. [Target for Death: The Flash!]
    The Flash
  3. 2. [Secretary]
    Johnny Thunder
  4. 3. Adventure of the Marshland Counterfeiters
    Les Sparks, Radio Amateur
  5. 4. The Armored Car on the Prairie
    The Whip
  6. 5. [Murder by the King]
    The King
  7. 6. [Duty in the Canal Zone]
    Cliff Cornwall
  8. 7. The Hidden Museum (Part 1)
    Jack Raymond
  9. 8. Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes
    Monthly Book Review
  10. 9. A Fine Day for Murder
    Minute Movies
  11. 10. [The Graydon Expedition]
    Hawkman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross