(Summer 1941)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1941-05-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
J. R. Publishing Co.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
M. C. Gaines (managing); Sheldon Mayer (assistant)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The winners of the "All-Flash Quarterly" name contest were announced in this issue. George Robbins of Brooklyn, New York won the 1st prize of $10, Carol Stutz of Pewaukee, Wisconsin won the 2nd prize of $7.50, William Shelli of Chicago, Illinois won the 3rd prize of $5, and Esther Barros of Marion, Massachusetts won the 4th prize of $2.50.

On-sale date from copyright registration. Superman #11 also says this issue on-sale "about May 25th."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
E. E. Hibbard
Inks
E. E. Hibbard
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Oddity: The lightning bolt on Flash's chest is backwards.

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

Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Origin of the Flash] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flash / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (signed)
Pencils
E. E. Hibbard (signed)
Inks
E. E. Hibbard (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick] (origin); Joan Williams; un-named college Science Professor [Professor Manning]; un-named Police Sergeant
Reprints
Keywords
Midwest University

Indexer Notes

The Western University college science Professor's name was revealed in a later issue.

The origin of the Scarlet Speedster is recounted from Flash Comics #1.

[The Living Statues] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (signed)
Pencils
E. E. Hibbard (signed)
Inks
E. E. Hibbard (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Mr. Norris (scientist); Joan Williams; Wallace (Acme Tie Company owner); Police Sergeant Casey; Joe Callen (villain, introduction); Callen's gang [Killer; others un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
A scientist discovers the serum KZ-10 that transforms living objects into stone, a discovery that certain criminal types would like to wield for themselves.
Reprints
Keywords
KZ-10

The Flash Presents His Hall of Speed Records (Table of Contents: 4)

The Flash / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
E. E. Hibbard [as Hibbard] (signed)
Inks
E. E. Hibbard [as Hibbard] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Glenn Cunningham; Equipoise (a horse)
Synopsis
Flash discusses actual speed records, such as for the Lockheed P-38, the Cheetah, the race horse Equipoise, miler Glenn Cunningham, and a comet.
Reprints

Boys & Girls: Meet the Author and Artist of The Flash -- Fastest Man Alive! (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Gardner Fox (photo); E. E. Hibbard (photo)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Biographies and black and white photos of the Flash strip writer and artist, Gardner Fox and E. E. Hibbard, are featured.

The Adventure of "The Monocle" and His Garden of Gems (Table of Contents: 6)

The Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
E. E. Hibbard [as EEH] (signed)
Inks
E. E. Hibbard [as EEH] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; The Monocle (villain, introduction); Bennett (villain, introduction); Sanders (villain, introduction); Barnes (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A new criminal genius plots crimes to steal the jewels of high society women and add them to his own collection. When the Flash steps in, the Monocle decides to simply eliminate the Scarlet Speedster as if he were an ordinary obstacle.
Reprints

[The Rodeo Racketeers] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (signed)
Pencils
E. E. Hibbard (signed)
Inks
E. E. Hibbard (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Cowboy Jack Crofts (introduction); Mr. Crofts (introduction); Mrs. Crofts (introduction); Mr. Benton (villain, introduction); Benton's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Discovering that his father has just found oil on his property in Oklahoma, Cowboy Jack tries to make his way back home while city gangsters to to eliminate their heir to the oil fortune.
Reprints
Keywords
Oklahoma

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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

Mutt & Jeff / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Mayor of Mapletown (Table of Contents: 10)

Hop Harrigan / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Hop Harrigan

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

Butch McLobster, the Super-Mobster / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Wheelan
Pencils
Ed Wheelan
Inks
Ed Wheelan
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Wheelan

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After snoopin' around fer days an' nights...
Genre
humor; crime
Characters
Butch McLobster

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Menace of the Racket King] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
E. E. Hibbard [as EEH] (signed)
Inks
E. E. Hibbard [as EEH] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Joe Vickers (hockey team owner); Virginia Vickers (Joe's daughter); Billy James (hockey team mascot); Bill; Gunner Parker (villain, introduction); Dagger Daniels (villain, introduction, racket king); Chuck (villain); Heels (villain)
Synopsis
Needing money very badly to help pay hospital expenses for his crippled daughter, Joe Vickers buys into a top professional hockey team, only to discover that two crooks are part owners.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

Remington Rand Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (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]
    Justice Society of America
  3. 2. [Origin of the Flash]
    The Flash
  4. 3. [The Living Statues]
    The Flash
  5. 4. The Flash Presents His Hall of Speed Records
    The Flash
  6. 5. Boys & Girls: Meet the Author and Artist of The Flash -- Fastest Man Alive!
  7. 6. The Adventure of "The Monocle" and His Garden of Gems
    The Flash
  8. 7. [The Rodeo Racketeers]
    The Flash
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    All-American Comics
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Mutt & Jeff
  11. 10. The Mayor of Mapletown
    Hop Harrigan
  12. 11. ["After snoopin' around fer days an' nights..."]
    Butch McLobster, the Super-Mobster
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  14. 13. [Menace of the Racket King]
    The Flash
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Flash Comics
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Remington Rand Inc.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed