(June-July 1948)

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Volume:
?
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
80
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer (editor); Julius Schwartz (story editor); Robert Kanigher (story editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cardboard cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound #1-41; Saddle-stitched #42-63
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman; The Flash; Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Toth; Harry Lampert
Inks:
Alex Toth; Harry Lampert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Cotton-Top Katie

Indexer Notes

Art revision to include Lampert, who illustrated Cotton-Top Katie.

Anti-Electric (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
William Moulton Marston
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; General Darnell; Paula von Gunther; Senator Bigg (introduction); General Ornance (introduction); the Secretary of Commerce (introduction); Anti Electric [Mr. Keen] (villain, a railroad company President, introduction); Keen's secretaries (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Steve and Diana are riding a train that is suddenly halted by power failure, and soon discover that a fantastic criminal is blackmailing the city with a device that can cancel electric power.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit confirmed in "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" (Jill Lapore, 2014), previously Robert Kanigher.

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 2009-9-7.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mutt and Jeff / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher] (signed)
Pencils:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher] (signed)
Inks:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Smith

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mutt; Jeff

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

[The Island of Little People] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Howard Purcell
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Johnny Peril; Professor Rome; Princess Lana of Loo (introduction); Lana's people (introduction for all); King Kronk (villain, introduction); the Moguls (villains, introduction for all); Vanda (villain, Kronk's High Priest, introduction)
Synopsis:
Johnny makes an emergency landing on an island inhabited by a race of tiny people. After saving a Princess there, he suddenly finds himself shrunk in size and awaiting execution!
Keywords:
Loo

The April Fool's Day Crimes (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Alex Toth [as Alexander Toth] (signed)
Inks:
Alex Toth [as Alexander Toth] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Doiby Dickles; unnamed Police Sergeant; Mr. van Morgan (cameo); The Fool (villain, 3rd appearance); Lippy Gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
The Fool picks a perfect day to escape from prison: April Fool's Day! The Emerald Crusader and Doiby discover that it's more than co-incidence that the Lippy Gang and the Fool begin a crime spree at the same time.
Keywords:
Damon's Hat Cleaning Store

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich, updated August 2004.

Alan Scott works for an unnamed radio station in this story.

Doiby summons the Green Lantern with a green signal flare in this story.

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich.

[Tex Rogers] (Table of Contents)

Cotton-Top Katie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert [as Harrielle] (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Lampert [as Harrielle] (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lampert [as Harrielle] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Cotton-Top Katie; The Perfessor; Tex Rogers (introduction)

A Man of Talent (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Udall [as Charles King] (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Trees of Terror (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert Kanigher ?
Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard [as E. E. Hibbard] (signed)
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard [as E. E. Hibbard] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Corday (villain, scientist, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Flash has one of his strangest adventures ever when he encounters a scientist who has the weird capability of transforming the energy of human beings into plant energy. The Fastest Man Alive can handle the situation as long as the humans are criminals, but when Joan becomes the fiend's target, that's all she wrote!

Indexer Notes

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman; The Flash; Green Lantern
  2. 1. Anti-Electric
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  4. 3. [The Island of Little People]
    Johnny Peril
  5. 4. The April Fool's Day Crimes
    Green Lantern
  6. 5. [Tex Rogers]
    Cotton-Top Katie
  7. 6. A Man of Talent
  8. 7. The Trees of Terror
    The Flash
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
  • James Ludwig
  • Jim Walls
  • Dwayne Best