(February 1940)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
All-American Comics, Inc.
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)

The Hawkman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dennis Neville
Inks:
Dennis Neville
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Flash [Jay Garrick] (inset); Cliff Cornwall (inset); Johnny Thunder (inset); The Whip [Rod Gaynor] (inset)
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[The Opera House Shootings] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Harry Lampert
Inks:
Harry Lampert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; the un-named doctor from origin story (cameo); Theo Parker (introduction); Greta Garson (introduction); Stella Rollins (introduction); Della Roberts (introduction); Mr. Rogers (introduction); Lord Donelin (introduction); Goll (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Flash investigates the mysterious shootings of female singers in a local opera house, the trail leading directly to one man each of the women knew.
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Indexer Notes

The Flash uses a metal lightning bolt as his calling card in this story.

[The Panama Canal Scheme] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Cornwall

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich, updated September 2004.

[The Globe Conquerors] (Table of Contents)

The Hawk-man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F.Fox
Pencils:
Dennis Neville
Inks:
Dennis Neville
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Shiera Sanders; Alexander the Great (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
A great physicist named Alexander the Great invents a machine that increases an object's weight 1000 times, and Hawkman must stop him before he succeeds in destroying all the seaboard cities of the United States.
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Indexer Notes

The title given here is used in the table of contents in the Archive.

[Johnny Becomes a Boxer] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Johnny Thunder; Daisy Darling (introduction); Mike Trainer; Suicide Kid (boxer); unnamed thug (villain)
Synopsis:
Through the use of his powers [that he knows nothing about], Johnny signs a fight contract to battle the Suicide Kid, and that same unknown power helps Johnny win the contest.
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Indexer Notes

There is a brief origin recap. The title given here is used in the table of contents in the Archive.

[The Captured Moon Transport] (Table of Contents)

Rod Rian of the Sky Police / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Jepson (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Jepson (signed)
Inks:
Paul Jepson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rod Rian

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. Credits corrected September 2004.

Warfare In Space (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer (spot illustrations)
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Billy Morton; Port Commander Worth; Ralph "The Ruthless" Farnham (villain)
Synopsis:
In the orbit of Jupiter, Billy's spaceship, armed with a new weapon, confronts the spaceships of the murderer of his father.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Flash Comics (1940 series) #1.

Flash Stamps (Table of Contents)

Flash Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Includes a discussion about local postage stamps, as well as classified ads from six stamp dealers. The logo is similar to the logo for the Flash feature, including speed lines.

The Demon Dummy: Part Two (Table of Contents)

Flash Picture Novel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Harry Dunstan; Red the Dummy (villain); Billy Devlin; Hope Fulton

Indexer Notes

Story continued from previous issue.

[Vigilantes of Seguro] (Table of Contents)

The Whip / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John B. Wentworth
Pencils:
George Storm
Inks:
George Storm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
The Whip [El Castigo; Rod Gaynor]; Marissa Dillon; Wing Tai; Sheriff Todds; Broaker; Mr. Dillon; Carlos; Cokey; Spike (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

All-American Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for All-American Comics #11 featuring Gary Concord, on sale "about Dec. 20th". Appears on the back cover of this issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Total of 2 one-page ads for: Rush 3ยข for 604 page Catalog of Amazing Novelties (novelties, Johnson Smith & Co.) and Rush Coupon for Mammoth Catalog (novelties, Johnson Smith & Co.). Appear on pages 2 and 67 in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Hawkman
  2. 1. [The Opera House Shootings]
    The Flash
  3. 2. [The Panama Canal Scheme]
    Cliff Cornwall
  4. 3. [The Globe Conquerors]
    The Hawk-man
  5. 4. [Johnny Becomes a Boxer]
    Johnny Thunderbolt
  6. 5. [The Captured Moon Transport]
    Rod Rian of the Sky Police
  7. 6. Warfare In Space (Part 2)
  8. 7. Flash Stamps
    Flash Stamps
  9. 8. The Demon Dummy: Part Two
    Flash Picture Novel
  10. 9. [Vigilantes of Seguro]
    The Whip
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    All-American Comics
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
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  • Craig Delich
  • Allen Ross
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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