(August 1948)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Julius Schwartz (actual editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Crime In Costume! (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Crime in Costume! (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
FL104

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]
Synopsis:
Carter and Shiera get invitations to a masquerade party and are asked to come in costume: the costumes of the Winged Wonders!

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich, verified by Martin O'Hearn, updated October 2004.

Hawkman wears a new mask beginning with this issue [cowl w/no feathers].

Mystery of the Million Dollars (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Moe Worthman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams
Synopsis:
While walking home from the theatre one evening, Jay and Joan are stopped on the street, given a roll of one thousand $1000 bills, and told to spend it in twelve hours!

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich, verified by Martin O'Hearn, updated October 2004.

Marked for Danger (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Ghost Patrol [Fred; Slim; Pedro]

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Craig Delich October 2004.

Terror Rides the Rails! (Table of Contents)

The Atom / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Al Pratt]; Jane Wilson
Synopsis:
The Atom fights a gang of saboteurs who are trying to take over a small railroad.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Atom's new costume, designed by Carmine Infantino.

Credits by Craig Delich October 2004.

The Byzantine Black! (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; Roger Steele (a millionaire); Miss Elaine (villain, niece of Roger Steele)
Synopsis:
Black Canary discovers that a valuable stamp, hundreds of years old, is connected with her florist shop suddenly becoming a front for a grocery store. When she and Larry investigate the matter, they find that they must prevent a second attempt to kill the owner of the stamp.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits corrected 2007-12-15 by Craig Delich.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Crime In Costume!
    Hawkman
  2. 1. Crime in Costume!
    Hawkman
  3. 2. Mystery of the Million Dollars
    The Flash
  4. 3. Marked for Danger
    The Ghost Patrol
  5. 4. Terror Rides the Rails!
    The Atom
  6. 5. The Byzantine Black!
    The Black Canary
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross