(July 1944)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
J. R. Publishing Co.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
M. C. Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (editor); Julius Schwartz (story editor); Ted Udall (story editor)
Format:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; full color; glossy cover; newsprint interior; saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

This issue contains an ad for the Junior Justice Society.

Indicia states:
"July Flash No. 55. Entire contents copyrighted 1944 by J. R. Publishing Co."


Riddle of the Stolen Statuette (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)

The Man with the Television Eyes (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Inks:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams
Synopsis:
A master criminal succeeds in planting a television-type statue in homes he intends to victimize, including that of Joan Williams. But the Fastest Man Alive discovers the trick and uses it to trap the felons.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich October 2004.

Prisoners by Preference (Table of Contents)

The Ghost Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Harry
Inks:
Frank Harry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
The Ghost Patrol [Slim; Pedro; Fred]

Detours of Destiny (Table of Contents)

Minute Movies / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; humor

Be a Big Movie Star (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero

Indexer Notes

Oddity: Johnny does NOT appear in this story!

Justice for the Children of the Dust (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]

Riddle of the Stolen Statuette (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]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]
Synopsis:
After stealing a one-of-a-kind, unique glass statuette, the new owner is startled to discover that two other collectors also own identical statuettes, a situation that comes to the attention of the Feathered Furies.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich October 2004.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Riddle of the Stolen Statuette
    Hawkman
  2. 1. The Man with the Television Eyes
    The Flash
  3. 2. Prisoners by Preference
    The Ghost Patrol
  4. 3. Detours of Destiny
    Minute Movies
  5. 4. Be a Big Movie Star
    Johnny Thunder
  6. 5. Justice for the Children of the Dust
    The Whip
  7. 6. Riddle of the Stolen Statuette
    Hawkman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross