(August 1940)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
All-American Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

In this issue, a contest offering 500 free copies of Flash Comics #10 was held, given to the first 500 readers to write in and tell the editors which features in Flash they liked the best.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Same Flash figure used on the cover of All-Star Comics #2.

[The Building Swindle] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Olsen; Mr. Jenkins (villain, introduction); The Chief (villain, introduction); Omsab (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Flash utilizes his amazing speed to help the city's D.A. gather enough evidence to convict construction company employees that have been using sub-standard materials.
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Indexer Notes

Spelling corrected September 2004.

The Captured Sub (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Leonard Sansone
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Cornwall

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich September 2004. ? removed belatedly from inking credit by Craig Delich, based on conversations with Jerry Bails and Moldoff.

The Search for the San Creso Mine (Table of Contents)

The Whip / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John B. Wentworth
Pencils:
Homer Fleming
Inks:
Homer Fleming
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
The Whip [Rod Gaynor]

Puddn'head Wilson by Mark Twain (Table of Contents)

Flash Comics Monthly Book Review / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Keywords:
book review

Indexer Notes

Text review of Puddn'head Wilson by Mark Twain

The Witch at Sea (Table of Contents)

King Standish / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The King [King Standish]; The Witch (villain)

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credit by Craig Delich September 2004, up-dated 2007-9-2.

Theatre Madness (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunderbolt / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Thunder

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich September 2004.

The Gorilla Hunt (Table of Contents)

Rod Rian of the Sky Police / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul H. Jepson (signed)
Pencils:
Paul H. Jepson (signed)
Inks:
Paul H. Jepson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rod Rian

Indexer Notes

Credits corrected September 2004.

Panama Hats (Table of Contents)

Flash Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Text article & classified ads about stamps.

The Money Vanishes (Table of Contents)

Flash Picture Novelette / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Inks:
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Wheelan

Genre:
detective-mystery

The Strange Formula of B-9 (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Evelyn Gaines (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

"To be continued next month."

"Boys and girls. Do you like Mutt & Jeff?" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bid Fisher (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

House ad for Mutt & Jeff comic.

[The Sunspot Wizard] (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. French; Professor Kitzoff (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Hawkman must stop a weird scientist who has invented a machine that allows him to harness and use sunspots for his evil intents.
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich September 2004.

"For thrills and adventure..." (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

House ad for All Star Comic #1 and eight other current comics.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  2. 1. [The Building Swindle]
    The Flash
  3. 2. The Captured Sub
    Cliff Cornwall
  4. 3. The Search for the San Creso Mine
    The Whip
  5. 4. Puddn'head Wilson by Mark Twain
    Flash Comics Monthly Book Review
  6. 5. The Witch at Sea
    King Standish
  7. 6. Theatre Madness
    Johnny Thunderbolt
  8. 7. The Gorilla Hunt
    Rod Rian of the Sky Police
  9. 8. Panama Hats
    Flash Stamps
  10. 9. The Money Vanishes
    Flash Picture Novelette
  11. 10. The Strange Formula of B-9
  12. 11. "Boys and girls. Do you like Mutt & Jeff?"
  13. 12. [The Sunspot Wizard]
    Hawkman
  14. 13. "For thrills and adventure..."
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • John Jewell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross