(May 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)
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[The Flash Hits a Home Run] (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; Sam Brady (introduction); Black Ben Bogue (villain, introduction); Joe Clarke (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Determined to uncover the gamblers responsible for using and running a local professional baseball team, Jay decides to join the team, and becomes a winner...in more ways than one.
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Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich September 2004.

[Johnny Plays Baseball] (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

Johnny still doesn't know how to purposefully summon his Thunderbolt.

The writer credit by Craig Delich September 2004.

Adventure of the Emerald Dagger (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

Poor House Problems (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Slot Machine Gangster (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]

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich (2007-9-2).

Assignment in the Caribbean (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Cornwall

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

Credits by Craig Delich September 2004 and updated 2007-9-2.

Voice from the Dead (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

[Murder at the Opera] (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; Camilla Cordova (death); The Golden Mummy [Dr. Selkirk] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
An opera house murder leads the Feathered Fury to discover a evil sect of golden mummies, whose reign of terror threatens the life of Shiera as well as his own.
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Indexer Notes

The early Hawkman is a brutal and physical character, dealing death in exotic locals, and is one of the best strips of the day, presented as a dread figure of vengeance.

The writer credit by Craig Delich September 2004.

The last panel of the story features another in the series "Weapons of the Past": Scale Mail.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hawkman
  2. 1. [The Flash Hits a Home Run]
    The Flash
  3. 2. [Johnny Plays Baseball]
    Johnny Thunder
  4. 3. Adventure of the Emerald Dagger
    Les Sparks, Radio Amateur
  5. 4. Poor House Problems
    The Whip
  6. 5. Slot Machine Gangster
    The King
  7. 6. Assignment in the Caribbean
    Cliff Cornwall
  8. 7. Voice from the Dead
    Flash Picture Novelette
  9. 8. [Murder at the Opera]
    Hawkman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross