(February 1949)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
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]

The Flaming Darkness! (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome ?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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 by Craig Delich October 2004.

The Rival Flash! (Table of Contents)

Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich, updated October 2004. Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Next Flash appearances unpublished until Flash 205 (May 1971) and Flash 214 (April 1972).

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 by Craig Delich October 2004. Corrected pencil credit revised from Carmine Infantino to Peddy 2013-10-23.

The Vanishing Lighthouse! (Table of Contents)

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 by Craig Delich (December 2007). Script credit from Roy Thomas on 2004-11-16.

Crime on Her Hands! (Table of Contents)

The Black Canary / comic story / 7 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: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Credits in Archive are wrong. Next appearances of Black Canary unpublished until DC Special #3(1969-4-6) and Adventure Comics #399 (November 1970).

none (Table of Contents)

Ma Nature's Curiousity Shop / filler / ? pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 12-19-07 and is probably out of proper sequence.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Flaming Darkness!
    Hawkman
  2. 1. The Flaming Darkness!
    Hawkman
  3. 2. The Rival Flash!
    Flash
  4. 3. The Case of the Painted Horse!
    The Ghost Patrol
  5. 4. The Vanishing Lighthouse!
    Atom
  6. 5. Crime on Her Hands!
    The Black Canary
  7. 6. none
    Ma Nature's Curiousity Shop
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