(August-September 1975)

DC, 1974 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Line of DC Super-Stars
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell (collected edition); M.C. Gaines (original managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (original assisstant editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Tabloid
Paper Stock:
Cardboard covers; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Johnny Thunder; The Whip; Cliff Cornwall
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #1

Indexer Notes

Credits from Golden Age Flash Archives vol. 1 and Golden Age Hawkman Archives vol. 1.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Letters:
?
Editing:
M.C. Gaines (original managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (original assisstant editor)

Characters:
Scribbly; Santa Claus; Gary Concord [Ultra-Man]
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #1 (January 1940)

Indexer Notes

Original inside front cover for Flash Comics #1 showing All-American Comics #10, including its indicia, along with current indicia.

[Origin of the Flash] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Jay Garrick] (introduction, origin); Joan Williams (introduction); Major Williams; the Faultless Four [Sieur Satan; Serge Orloff; Duriel; Smythe]; Professor Hughes
Synopsis:
The origin of The Flash and his battle against The Faultless Four, spies who have kidnapped Joan Williams' father and who all die.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #1 (January 1940)

Indexer Notes

Story was originally untitled. First line is 'But before he became known and feared as "the fastest thing on Earth", Jay Garrick was an unknown student at Midwestern University...'

[The Disappearing Plane] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Cornwall; Lys Valliere; US Army personnel
Synopsis:
An unnamed enemy is attacking US planes in Alaska and Cliff is sent to find them. Once there, he teams up with Lys and rescues the trapped airmen.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #1 (January 1940)

Indexer Notes

Story was originally untitled. First line is "A fleet of U.S. bombers wing their way toward Alaska..." Writer credit by Craig Delich.

[The Origin of Hawkman] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall; Prince Khufu] (introduction, origin); Shiera Sanders [later Hawkgirl] (introduction); Doctor Hastor [Hath-Set] (introduction); Kolar
Synopsis:
Recounts the final battle between Hath-Set and Prince Khufu and their first battle as the reincarnated Doctor Hastor and Carter Hall [Hawkman].
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #1 (January 1940)

Indexer Notes

Story was originally untitled. The title here was given in Golden Age Hawkman Archives vol. 1 where this story was also reprinted. First line is "In the weapon-lined library of Carter Hall, wealthy collector of weapons and research scientist -".

[The Kidnapping of Johnny Thunder] (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunderbolt / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Thunder (introduction, origin); Thunderbolt (introduction); Simon B. Thunder; Mildred Thunder; Badhnisian agents; Priest of Aissor; Mr. Congreve
Synopsis:
Johnny's life story is told up to the point where he begins to command his Thunderbolt, without knowledge of what he is doing.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #1 (January 1940)

Indexer Notes

Story was originally untitled. First line is "One night in August, 1918, Simon came home from the bank and found a crowd around his house...". Coloring error on page 5 has Johnny's hair color changing instantaneously.

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

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Billy Morton; Keith Morton; Port Commander Worth; Ralph "The Ruthless" Farnham
Synopsis:
Billy completes an experiment he and his father had been working on and takes the resulting weapon into space during a raid on Jupiter, intent on unleashing it upon Ralph "The Ruthless " Farnhan.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #1 (January 1940)

Indexer Notes

Includes spot illustrations. Story continued in Flash Comics (1940 series) #2. There are three small ads for fireworks at the end of page 2 for Baltimore Fireworks Co., Spencer Fireworks Co., and The Brazel Novelty Manufacturing Co.

Flash Stamps (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #1 (January 1940)

Indexer Notes

A history of Polish postage stamps, with illustrations of three of them. Also includes classified ads for five stamp dealers and one for class pins. No connection to Flash; so the title makes no sense.

The Demon Dummy [Part 1] (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 (signed)

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Red [a wooden dummy]; Harry Dunstan; Madge Devere; Jim Devlin; Sam; Slim; Tim; unnamed street bum (dies); prison warden; prisoners
Synopsis:
Jim Devlin frames ventriloquist Harry Dunstan for a murder, to get him out of the way for the affections of Madge. Harry goes to prison, with Red, but eventually Devlin is found out and imprisoned, which frees Harry.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #1 (January 1940)

Indexer Notes

Story continued in Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #2.

[Origin of the Whip] (Table of Contents)

The Whip / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
The Whip [Don Fernando Suarez]; The Whip [Rod Gaynor]; Marisa Dillon; Mr. Dillon (Marisa's father); Carlos; King [The Whip's horse]; Nita; Wing; Sheriff Todd; the Padre
Synopsis:
The new Whip, affecting a Spanish accent, is aided by girl friend Marisa Dillon, not to mention his horse King, in freeing Carlos from jail.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #1 (January 1940)

Indexer Notes

Story was originally untitled. First line is "He was known as Don Fernando Suarez, a patrician descended from the Grandees of Spain...".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #1 (January 1940)

Indexer Notes

Ad for new 1940 Catalog of novelties from Johnson Smith & Co., with full page of novelties available. Company's address has been blanked out in this reprint. Appears on inside back cover and is noted as the original inside back cover of Flash Comics #1.

Make Your Own Records At Home (Table of Contents)

Home Recording Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
?

Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #1 (January 1940)

Indexer Notes

Ad for Home Recording Co.'s Make Your Own Records at Home kit. Company's address has been blanked out in this reprint. Appears on back cover and is noted as the back cover of Flash Comics #1.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  2. 1. [untitled]
    All-American Comics
  3. 2. [Origin of the Flash]
    The Flash
  4. 3. [The Disappearing Plane]
    Cliff Cornwall
  5. 4. [The Origin of Hawkman]
    The Hawkman
  6. 5. [The Kidnapping of Johnny Thunder]
    Johnny Thunderbolt
  7. 6. Warfare In Space (Part One)
  8. 7. Flash Stamps
  9. 8. The Demon Dummy [Part 1]
    "Flash" Picture Novel
  10. 9. [Origin of the Whip]
    The Whip
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  12. 11. Make Your Own Records At Home
    Home Recording Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Allen Ross
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Dan Kocher
  • Allen Ross