(April 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)
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)

Hawkman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Kubert [as Kubert] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert [as Kubert] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; The Flash [Jay Garrick] (inset)

The Rug People Rise Again (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher ?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders); Mrs. Duvane; Dr. Barnes
Synopsis:
While showing off a beautiful Navajo rug to a party of invited friends, Carter Hall is shocked to suddenly see the figures on the rug spring to life and attempt to rob his guests!

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich September 2004.

The Images of Doom (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Maria Flura; Joan Williams; Professor Lexon (villain)
Synopsis:
The Flash must solve the riddle of Dr. Maria Flura, an eminant scientist who wakes up one morning on death row and having no idea of how she got there.....all of this, as Professor Lexon attempts to kill Jay Garrick to prevent him from discovering the truth about Dr. Flura.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
The Secret City

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, updated September 2004 inker credit by Craig Delich.

Driveway for Crime (Table of Contents)

Atom / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Krigstein
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Al Pratt]; Mary James (mis-spelled Jennis)
Synopsis:
Al and Mary get hit by a truck used to conceal getaway cars.

Indexer Notes

Penciller identification by Roy Thomas 2009-2-23, inker identification by Greg Sadowski.

The Haunted Man! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John B. Wentworth
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
FL 55

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Ghost Patrol [Fred; Slim; Pedro]; Paul Blane; Norah Blane, the Ghost-Breaker; The Ghost Gangsters (villains); Muggs (villain); Basher (villain)
Synopsis:
Norah Blane tries to convince Paul there aren't any ghosts, so he needn't be afraid of the Ghost Gangsters, but she needs the Ghost Patrol to help her do it.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich September 2004.

Wild Goose Chase (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Cliff Rhodes (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Corsage of Death (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; G.N. Lester (inventor); Van Nell (death); Duchess (villain)
Synopsis:
Larry buys flowers from a flower girl near Dinah's shop, but has them taken away by the girl who gives them to another man, who promptly is killed. When Black Canary gets involved in the case, she discovers that the murdered man and an inventor have created a flashlight, termed the Photon Smasher, which hypercharges light rays and operates like a miniature atom smasher.
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Indexer Notes

Revised inker credit by Craig Delich 2007-12-13 (formerly was Joe Giella), and revised synopsis added on 2011-12-17.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hopeless Henry / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hopeless Henry

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Leave It to Binky #2 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    Hawkman
  2. 1. The Rug People Rise Again
    Hawkman
  3. 2. The Images of Doom
    The Flash
  4. 3. Driveway for Crime
    Atom
  5. 4. The Haunted Man!
    The Ghost Patrol
  6. 5. Wild Goose Chase
  7. 6. Corsage of Death
    The Black Canary
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Hopeless Henry
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Leave It to Binky #2
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross