(March 1948)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer; Julius Schwartz (story editor)
Format:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; full color; glossy cover; newsprint interior; saddle-stitched

The Violin of Villainy (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Fiddler [Isaac Bowin]; The Hawkman [Carter Hall] (inset)

Violin of Villainy (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert Kanigher ?
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Fiddler [Isaac Bowin] (villain)
Synopsis:
The infamous Fiddler and the Fastest Man Alive once more battle in a duel of wits in Keystone City, this time with the Flash deciding to retire from crime fighting.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich (September 2004).

Mystery of the Crimson Crystal (Table of Contents)

The Black Canary / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Larry Lance; Bullet Benn [as the Swami] (villain)
Synopsis:
Larry waits for a client to meet him at Dinah’s flower shop, only to have the client die in his arms as soon as she appears. She was followed and killed by members of the Crimson Crystal cult after stealing their precious crimson crystal. They kidnap Larry, and the police catch the Black Canary standing over the woman’s body. Now its up to the Canary to rescue Larry and clear her name.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Inks:
1. Original indexer stated: Frank Giacoia
2. Credits in World's Finest Comics #225 states: Frank Giacoia
3a. Credits in Black Canary Archives states: Joe Giella (http://www.comics.org/issue/277438/#463538)
3b. Revised inker credit by Craig Delich 2011-12-17. Archive credit is wrong.

Characters/Notes:
1. Phil Martin does not appear in this story. Larry Lance does appear. (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5272)

The Angler Had an Angle (Table of Contents)

The Ghost Patrol / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John B. Wentworth
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult; adventure
Characters:
Ghost Patrol [Slim; Predro; Fred]; the Angler (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich (September 2004).

Mystery of the Cabinets (Table of Contents)

Atom / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Bob Oksner ?; Frank Giacoia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Al Pratt]

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich (October 2004).

Horsemen in the Sky (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; the Ghost [Jim Craddock] (villain)
Synopsis:
The Feathered Furies are stunned to learn of old western-style bandits on horseback robbing airplanes in the sky!

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich (September 2004), verified by Martin O'Hearn.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Violin of Villainy
    The Flash
  2. 1. Violin of Villainy
    The Flash
  3. 2. Mystery of the Crimson Crystal
    The Black Canary
  4. 3. The Angler Had an Angle
    The Ghost Patrol
  5. 4. Mystery of the Cabinets
    Atom
  6. 5. Horsemen in the Sky
    Hawkman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross