(Summer 1941)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
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 U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The winners of the "All-Flash Quarterly" name contest were announced in this issue. George Robbins of Brooklyn, New York won the 1st prize of $10, Carol Stutz of Pewaukee, Wisconsin won the 2nd prize of $7.50, William Shelli of Chicago, Illinois won the 3rd prize of $5, and Esther Barros of Marion, Massachusetts won the 4th prize of $2.50. (Note added by Craig Delich 6-16-08.)


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]
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Indexer Notes

Oddity: The lightning bolt on Flash's chest is backwards.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (inset); The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Johnny Thunder; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Superman [Clark Kent] (inset); The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]]
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Indexer Notes

Promotional illustrated ad for All-Star Comics #6, found on the inside front cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2008-6-16.

[Origin of the Flash] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox [as Gardner 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] (origin); Joan Williams; un-named college Science Professor [Professor Manning]; un-named Police Sergeant
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Keywords:
Midwest University

Indexer Notes

The Western University college science Professor's name was revealed in a later issue.

The origin of the Scarlet Speedster is recounted from Flash Comics #1.

[The Living Statues] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox [as Gardner 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]; Mr. Norris (scientist); Joan Williams; Wallace (Acme Tie Company owner); Police Sergeant Casey; Joe Callen (villain, introduction); Callen's gang [Killer; others un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A scientist discovers the serum KZ-10 that transforms living objects into stone, a discovery that certain criminal types would like to wield for themselves.
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Keywords:
KZ-10

The Flash Presents His Hall of Speed Records (Table of Contents)

The Flash / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Glenn Cunningham; Equipoise (a horse)
Synopsis:
Flash discusses actual speed records, such as for the Lockheed P-38, the Cheetah, the race horse Equipoise, miler Glenn Cunningham, and a comet.
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Boys and Girls: Meet the Author and Artist of The Flash -- Fastest Man Alive! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Gardner F. Fox (photo); Everett E. Hibbard (photo)
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Indexer Notes

Biographies and B/W photos of the Flash strip writer and artist, Gardner F. Fox and Everett E. Hibbard, are featured.

The Adventure of 'The Monocle' and His Garden of Gems (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; The Monocle (villain, introduction); Bennett (villain, introduction); Sanders (villain, introduction); Barnes (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A new criminal genius plots crimes to steal the jewels of high society women and add them to his own collection. When the Flash steps in, the Monocle decides to simply eliminate the Scarlet Speedster as if he were an ordinary obstacle.
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[The Rodeo Racketeers] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox [as Gardner 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; Cowboy Jack Crofts (introduction); Mr. Crofts (introduction); Mrs. Crofts (introduction); Mr. Benton (villain, introduction); Benton's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Discovering that his father has just found oil on his property in Oklahoma, Cowboy Jack tries to make his way back home while city gangsters to to eliminate their heir to the oil fortune.
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Keywords:
Oklahoma

The Mayor of Mapleton (Table of Contents)

Hop Harrigan / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer (spot illustration)
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan

The Super-Mobster (Table of Contents)

Butch McLobster / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Wheelan
Pencils:
Ed Wheelan
Inks:
Ed Wheelan
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Wheelan

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Butch McLobster

[Menace of the Racket King] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Joe Vickers (hockey team owner); Virginia Vickers (Joe's daughter); Billy James (hockey team mascot); Bill; Gunner Parker (villain, introduction); Dagger Daniels (villain, introduction, racket king); Chuck (villain); Heels (villain)
Synopsis:
Needing money very badly to help pay hospital expenses for his crippled daughter, Joe Vickers buys into a top professional hockey team, only to discover that two crooks are part owners.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Justice Society of America
  3. 2. [Origin of the Flash]
    The Flash
  4. 3. [The Living Statues]
    The Flash
  5. 4. The Flash Presents His Hall of Speed Records
    The Flash
  6. 5. Boys and Girls: Meet the Author and Artist of The Flash -- Fastest Man Alive!
  7. 6. The Adventure of 'The Monocle' and His Garden of Gems
    The Flash
  8. 7. [The Rodeo Racketeers]
    The Flash
  9. 8. The Mayor of Mapleton
    Hop Harrigan
  10. 9. The Super-Mobster
    Butch McLobster
  11. 10. [Menace of the Racket King]
    The Flash
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed