(October 1940)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-08-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
All-American Comics Inc.
Publisher's Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
M. C. Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[The Education of Killer Kelly] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited as Gardner F. Fox)
Pencils
E. E. Hibbard
Inks
E. E. Hibbard
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say! - What's going on here?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; John Higgins (introduction); Killer Kelly (villain, introduction); Butch (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A political organization backed by Killer Kelly takes over the local Board of Education, and tries to divert school funds into phony corporations...that is, until the Flash decides to "teach" the criminals the error of their ways.
Reprints

[The Green Cap] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Think I'll try this Green Cap for an evening...
Genre
adventure
Characters
The King [King Standish]; The Witch (villain); Joe Baldon (crook); Lefty

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

Lampert signs on the final page.

[The Orphanage Benefit, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
John Wentworth (credited as John B. Wentworth)
Pencils
Homer Fleming (credited)
Inks
Homer Fleming (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Right under Rod's nose...
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
The Whip [Rod Gaynor]; Marisa Dillon; "Tubby" Toomer (villain)

[White Renegade] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John E. Ayman
Inks
John E. Ayman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The United States fears for her Pacific Empire...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Cliff Cornwall; Goldy (villain, introduction); Carmody; Joan
Synopsis
Goldy is a beautiful spy stirring up native unrest in the Philippines, hoping to get the Americans to pull out their bases.

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth; Butterfinger / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Picnic] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
John Wentworth
Pencils
Stan Asch
Inks
Stan Asch
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Johnny Thunder is about ready to blow up!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; Daisy Darling; Ma Thunder; Pa Thunder

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

[War] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Paul Jepsen (credited as Paul H. Jepson) (signed as Paul H. Jepson)
Pencils
Paul Jepsen (credited as Paul H. Jepson) (signed as Paul H. Jepson)
Inks
Paul Jepsen (credited as Paul H. Jepson) (signed as Paul H. Jepson)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rod! Rod! Help him!
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Rod Rian; Karin; Mephistos (villain); Prince Taro; The King
Reprints
  • from Rod Rian of the Sky Police Sunday (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.) 193x-xx-xx - 193x-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

Elixir of Goodwill (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Evelyn Gaines (credited)
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (spot illustration)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jack Raymond, 25th century scientist...
Characters
Jack Raymond; Sally Raymond; Tommy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

New York World's Fair Comics; Mutt & Jeff / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Two A.M. (Table of Contents: 12)

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 (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh. There it goes again!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Robert Wilson; Asa Martin; Parker; Inspector Pierce; Sergeant Hanley

The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Adventures of the Spanish Blunderers] (Table of Contents: 14)

Hawkman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How much am I bid...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Goldie; John Denver (villain, death)
Synopsis
A treasure map secreted in the barrel of an old gun leads the Feathered Fury to a fortune in gold and some very determined killers!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich. Story title from the Archives reprint.

Moldoff signs - as 'Shelly' - on both first and last pages.

Here It Is -- Better Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [The Education of Killer Kelly]
    The Flash
  4. 3. [The Green Cap]
    King Standish
  5. 4. [The Orphanage Benefit, Part 2]
    The Whip
  6. 5. [White Renegade]
    Cliff Cornwall
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth; Butterfinger
  8. 7. [The Picnic]
    Johnny Thunderbolt
  9. 8. [War]
    Rod Rian of the Sky Police
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Flash Stamps
  11. 10. Elixir of Goodwill
  12. 11. ["For swell vacation reading, don't miss these two!"]
    New York World's Fair Comics; Mutt & Jeff
  13. 12. Two A.M.
    Flash "Picture Novelette"
  14. 13. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
    Flash Comics Monthly Book Review
  15. 14. [Adventures of the Spanish Blunderers]
    Hawkman
  16. 15. Here It Is -- Better Than Ever!
    All-Star Comics
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Remington Rand
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was modified by, among others
  • David Banuelos
  • Keith Chandler
  • Peter Croome
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jaclyn H
  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore