(February-March 1946)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
J. R. Publishing Co.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer (editor); Julius Schwartz (story editor, uncredited); Ted Udall (story editor, uncredited)
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)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Winky Moylan; Blinky Boylan; Noddy Toylan; The Hawkman [Carter Hall] (inset)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

["For laughs we brought you first..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

The Adventure of the Violent Violin!! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Winky Moylan; Blinky Boylan; Noddy Toylan
Synopsis:
The Flash comes across the Three Dimwits who have a violin in their possession that can't be heard, but causes tremendous destruction!

["The other team isn't here yet, coach..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Yes, Fat, I'm a bachelor but, believe me, I could have married anybody I pleased!"] (Table of Contents)

Fat and Slat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Fat; Slat

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

["Now tell me a story about a big bad wolf..."] (Table of Contents)

Ton 'o Fun / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags. Sequence added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Fleers Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Did you ever consider the home life of a thunderbolt seriously?"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John B. Wentworth (signed)
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier [as Stan Josephs] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier [as Stan Josephs] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Johnny Thunder; Peachy Pet; The Thunderbolt (Archibald); Mildred (Thunderbolt's wife); Shocko (the Thunderbolt's son, introduction)
Synopsis:
By saying "Sez Me," Peachy Pet conjurs up the son the Thunderbolt.

Indexer Notes

Richard Arndt reports that the wife of the Thunderbolt calls her husband Archibald in more than one story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Kellogg's Pep / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Ever read the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves?"] (Table of Contents)

The Ghost Patrol / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John B. Wentworth
Pencils:
Frank Harry
Inks:
Frank Harry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

["It's about time we started reconversion too!"] (Table of Contents)

Ton o' Fun / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

4 gags.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

No Dogs Allowed! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lynne Lovelace
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Thank You!!! (Table of Contents)

Tippie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Edwina Dumm
Pencils:
Edwina Dumm
Inks:
Edwina Dumm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tippie
Reprints:
  • from Tippie (King Features Syndicate) ?

"His super-magnetic powers avert disaster when the 'Atom-Express' runs wild!" (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Volto from Mars; Grape Nut Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Flaming Curse!! (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]
Synopsis:
While investigating the background of a man supposedly cursed, the Feathered Fury runs across a strange man who bears a strong resemblance to Sherlock Holmes.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Craig Delich.

Henry Iba (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Luminous Dial Compass / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

"Vest Pocket" Power (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Eveready / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["For laughs we brought you first..."]
  4. 3. The Adventure of the Violent Violin!!
    The Flash
  5. 4. ["The other team isn't here yet, coach..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. ["Yes, Fat, I'm a bachelor but, believe me, I could have married anybody I pleased!"]
    Fat and Slat
  7. 6. ["Now tell me a story about a big bad wolf..."]
    Ton 'o Fun
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Fleers Gum
  9. 8. ["Did you ever consider the home life of a thunderbolt seriously?"]
    Johnny Thunder
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  11. 10. ["Ever read the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves?"]
    The Ghost Patrol
  12. 11. ["It's about time we started reconversion too!"]
    Ton o' Fun
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  14. 13. No Dogs Allowed!
  15. 14. Thank You!!!
    Tippie
  16. 15. "His super-magnetic powers avert disaster when the 'Atom-Express' runs wild!"
    Volto from Mars; Grape Nut Flakes
  17. 16. The Flaming Curse!!
    Hawkman
  18. 17. Henry Iba
    Wheaties
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Luminous Dial Compass
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  21. 20. "Vest Pocket" Power
    Eveready
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross