(December 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:
1940-10-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
All-American Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
M. C. Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (assistant editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard
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)

[Trouble in Kurtavia] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Ambassador of Kurtavia; The Nuralian Armed Forces (villains)
Synopsis:
The Scarlet Speedster is hired to protect the inhabitants of the defenseless nation of Kurtavia from the war-like advances of Nural.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

[Introducing Les Watts] (Table of Contents: 3)

Les Watts, Radio Amateur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron (signed)
Pencils:
Don Cameron (signed)
Inks:
Don Cameron (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Les Watts

Indexer Notes

Not the same Don Cameron who wrote Superman and Batman.

[Johnny's Date] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Johnny Thunder

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

[Trapped] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

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

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Witch and the Emeralds] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

[Encounter with the Wolf] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John E. Ayman [as John Ayman] (signed)
Inks:
John E. Ayman [as John Ayman] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Cornwall; the Wolf (villain)

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

The Moon King's Trophy, Part I (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Evelyn Gaines
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

All-American Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Two Comic Magazines You Can't Afford to Miss!!! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Manhattan Madman (Table of Contents: 13)

Minute Movies / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; humor

Early Stamps of China (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Hawkman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
...Fighting the fight of the just and the oppressed...
Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Shiera Sanders; Tommy Rogers; Dr. Halliday (villain); Betty Tremont (villain)
Synopsis:
Carter Hall nearly falls victim to a greedy doctor who is feeding his patients drugs that seem to seriously weaken their hearts.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In this story, the oval keeper on his wing straps is colored blue instead of red throughout the story; Shiera's first name is spelled "Shierra" in this story.

The last panel of the story is another in the series "Weapons of the Past": 1400.

Credits by Craig Delich.

Here It Is -- Better Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

Audels New Auto Guide / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [Trouble in Kurtavia]
    The Flash
  4. 3. [Introducing Les Watts]
    Les Watts, Radio Amateur
  5. 4. [Johnny's Date]
    Johnny Thunder
  6. 5. [Trapped]
    The Whip
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  8. 7. [The Witch and the Emeralds]
    King Standish
  9. 8. [Encounter with the Wolf]
    Cliff Cornwall
  10. 9. The Moon King's Trophy, Part I
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    All-American Comics
  12. 11. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Flash Comics Monthly Book Review
  13. 12. Two Comic Magazines You Can't Afford to Miss!!!
    Flash Comics; All-American Comics
  14. 13. Manhattan Madman
    Minute Movies
  15. 14. Early Stamps of China
    Flash Stamps
  16. 15. ["...Fighting the fight of the just and the oppressed..."]
    Hawkman
  17. 16. Here It Is -- Better Than Ever!
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Audels New Auto Guide
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross