(February 1949)

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

The Flaming Darkness! (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall]

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

America's Greatest Comics Characters (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

The Flaming Darkness! (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:
FL112

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall]
Synopsis:
Hawkman discovers that a band of crooks is attempting to obtain top secret scientific information from the custodian of the science club to which Carter Hall belongs.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Rival Flash! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
FL 110

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick] (origin recap); Joan Williams; The Rival (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Flash is captured and forced to breathe in the by-product of hard water gasses so that he loses his speed. His place is then to be taken by a mysterious masked Flash with criminal tendencies.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Craig Delich; writer credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Last Golden Age Flash appearance. Two unpublished Golden Age Flash stories finally see print in The Flash (1959 series) #205 (May 1971) and #214 (April 1972).

["I want Scribbly!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Scribbly / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Case of the Painted Horse! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
FL115

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
The Ghost Patrol [Pedro; Slim; Fred]; Speedstar (a horse); Starspot (a horse)

Indexer Notes

Credits from Craig Delich. Delich previously suggested Carmine Infantino for pencils.

The Vanishing Lighthouse! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Arthur Adler
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Raul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
OH 36

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Al Pratt]

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Craig Delich; script credit from Roy Thomas.

For Thrills! For Action! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["The bark of a dog is an artificial development of civilization..."] (Table of Contents)

Ma Nature's Curiousity Shop / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

Christmas Customs (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Udall
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Crime on Her Hands! (Table of Contents)

The Black Canary / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
FL108

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Larry Lance; Professor Ernest Nythe (nephew of Lane Nythe, death); Professor Lane Nythe (villain)
Synopsis:
A criminologist and professor at State College are working together on an unsolved murder mystery, and the nephew uncovers some new angles on the case, but is murdered. Black Canary and Larry then uncover a twist in that old case that nearly costs them their lives.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits in Archive are wrong.

Unpublished Golden Age Black Canary stories finally see print in DC Special (DC, 1968 series) #3 (April-June 1969) and Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #399 (November 1970).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Shar-Lee Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Flaming Darkness!
    Hawkman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. America's Greatest Comics Characters
  4. 3. The Flaming Darkness!
    Hawkman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  6. 5. The Rival Flash!
    The Flash
  7. 6. ["I want Scribbly!"]
    Scribbly
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. The Case of the Painted Horse!
    The Ghost Patrol
  10. 9. The Vanishing Lighthouse!
    The Atom
  11. 10. For Thrills! For Action!
  12. 11. ["The bark of a dog is an artificial development of civilization..."]
    Ma Nature's Curiousity Shop
  13. 12. Christmas Customs
  14. 13. Crime on Her Hands!
    The Black Canary
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Shar-Lee Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Stangas
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross