(August 1941)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-06-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
J. R. Publishing Co.
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
E. E. Hibbard
Inks
E. E. Hibbard
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

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

Johnson Smith & Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Adventure of the Auctioned Utility Company] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like the flash of chain lightning in storm clouded skies!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Jim Coleman (introduction); Cheekers (introduction); Uncle Thistlewit (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
While visiting an auction house with Jay, Joan Williams accidentally purchases a bankrupt utility company. Only the keen wits of the Flash keeps the company from being destroyed by its former owner's father.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

Here It Is - Boys and Girls All-Flash Quarterly No. 1! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

All-Flash Quarterly / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Fake Accidents] (Table of Contents: 4)

Johnny Thunder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; Thunderbolt

Indexer Notes

Johnny figures out that "Say You" is the phrase that summons his magic Thunderbolt. Writer credit by Craig Delich.

Adventure of the Harbour Day Invasion (Table of Contents: 5)

Les Sparks, 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 Sparks

[The Witch's Double] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The King [King Standish]; The Witch (villain)

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

In New York (Table of Contents: 7)

The Whip / comic story / 6 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]

Diamonds from Space (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
Evelyn Gaines
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
drama
Characters
Jack Raymond; Sally Raymond

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Microbe Hunters by Paul de Kruif (Table of Contents: 11)

Monthly Book Review / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Elaine Brown
Letters
typeset

The Hazards of Hazel (Table of Contents: 12)

Minute Movies / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Hazel Deare

The Louisiana Purchase Issues (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Page includes several ads from stamps dealers.

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

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

[The Mad Bomber] (Table of Contents: 15)

Hawkman / comic story / 9 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
High over New York City a strange object flies low.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Shiera Sanders; Big Frenchy (villain); "Bomb Baby" Sathan (villain)
Synopsis
A crazed czar of crime invents bombs guided by remote control in order to wreak havoc on the city he intends to take over...unless Hawkman can stop him first.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last panel features one of Hawkman's "Weapons of the Past": signals by shield.

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

The Justice Society of America Presents All Star Comics No. 6 (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Brownscope Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Metro Publications / 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 & Company
  3. 2. [The Adventure of the Auctioned Utility Company]
    The Flash
  4. 3. Here It Is - Boys and Girls All-Flash Quarterly No. 1!
    All-Flash Quarterly
  5. 4. [The Fake Accidents]
    Johnny Thunder
  6. 5. Adventure of the Harbour Day Invasion
    Les Sparks, Radio Amateur
  7. 6. [The Witch's Double]
    The King
  8. 7. In New York
    The Whip
  9. 8. Diamonds from Space
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    World's Finest Comics
  12. 11. Microbe Hunters by Paul de Kruif
    Monthly Book Review
  13. 12. The Hazards of Hazel
    Minute Movies
  14. 13. The Louisiana Purchase Issues
    Flash Stamps
  15. 14. ["Here we are again, boys and girls..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  16. 15. [The Mad Bomber]
    Hawkman
  17. 16. The Justice Society of America Presents All Star Comics No. 6
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Brownscope Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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