(June 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

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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Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich 9/04.

[The Restaurant Protective Association] (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; Brenda Forest; Morgan [Fred Devere] (villain, introduction); Morgan's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A young girl discovers that her restaurant manager is involved in a criminal scheme to bleed protection money from her establishment, and the Flash decides to dish out their just desserts!
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Indexer Notes

The early Flash has more than a touch of the slapstick in it.

The credits added by Craig Delich September 2004.

[Manny Bucks] (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunder / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Johnny Thunder; Manny Bucks

Indexer Notes

Johnny has command of his Thunderbolt for an hour after he says the magic words, Cei-U.

Writer credit by Craig Delich September 2004.

Adventure of the Attempted Invasion (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

Indexer Notes

Note the foreign troops were written in as Germans, but "German" was edited out in favor of "foreign". This story was written in early 1941.

Gold in Gunners Gulch (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 [Rodney Gaynor]

The Amnesia Victim (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

The King appears in top hat, tails, and domino mask for the first time.

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

Eyes of the Skull (Table of Contents)

Minute Movies / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; humor

The Gold Rush of '41 (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; Hank Sanders (Shiera's cousin); Jim Baker; Mr. Harrel (villain); Nogtcha (villain)
Synopsis:
Shiera heads for Alaska to locate her cousin who is involved in a large gold strike that has drawn its share of publicity --- and greed!
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich September 2004.

The last panel of the story features another in the series "Weapons of the Past": Cross-Bow.

none (Table of Contents)

Jest for Fun / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils:
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks:
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray McGill?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Sequence MAY be out of order. Added by Craig Delich 9-2-07.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    The Flash
  2. 1. [The Restaurant Protective Association]
    The Flash
  3. 2. [Manny Bucks]
    Johnny Thunder
  4. 3. Adventure of the Attempted Invasion
    Les Sparks, Radio Amateur
  5. 4. Gold in Gunners Gulch
    The Whip
  6. 5. The Amnesia Victim
    The King
  7. 6. Eyes of the Skull
    Minute Movies
  8. 7. The Gold Rush of '41
    Hawkman
  9. 8. none
    Jest for Fun
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
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