(Fall 1941)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1941-08-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Jolaine Publications, Inc.
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

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of August 27 in ad in All-American Comics #31.

Begin book-length adventures.


[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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

A Message to Our Readers (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Flash! Fastest Man Alive! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Flash / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page consists of several reprint pieces of art from previous Flash covers and stories.

A Short History of the Flash (Table of Contents: 4)

The Flash / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A capsule introduction to the Flash and his powers is provided (no doubt for newer readers).

[Challenge of the Threat] Chapter One: The Adventure of Roy Revenge! (Table of Contents: 5)

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; District Attorney/Mayor Jim Kelley (introduction); Mrs. Kelley (introduction); Roy Revenge (Jim Kelley's son, introduction); Annie Crowley [also as Annie Connor] (introduction); Ann Connor (Roy's sister, introduction); The Threat ["Tough" Joe Connor] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A hardened criminal, in order to exact revenge upon District Attorney Kelley, who originally sent him to prison, kidnap's the D.A.'s son, raising him and influencing him to believe that the D.A. is his enemy.
Reprints

The Flash Presents His Hall of Speed Records (Table of Contents: 6)

The Flash / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Atley Donald; Jesse Owens; John R. Cobb
Synopsis
The Flash presents some more speed records, this time by John R. Cobb in his streamlined racer, runner Jesse Owens, N. Y. Yankees pitcher Atley Donald and the London to Glasgow express train.
Reprints

How to Develop Your Speed by The Flash! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Flash / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; sports; superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]
Synopsis
Through illustrations, the Flash demonstrates the proper positions a runner must take in order to be successful.
Reprints

[Challenge of the Threat] Chapter Two: The Adventure of the Blood-Red Ray (Table of Contents: 8)

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; Mayor Jim Kelley; Mrs. Kelley; Roy Revenge (Jim Kelley's son); Ann Connor (Roy's sister); The Threat [Joe Connor] (villain); D'Arcy (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The sister of Roy Revenge, unable to influence her father or brother to stop their campaign of revenge, turns to the Flash, hoping he can find a way to halt their plans.
Reprints

The Justice Society of America Proudly Presents All-Star No. 7! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[Challenge of the Threat] Chapter Three: [The Threat Returns to the Big House] (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Mayor Jim Kelley; Roy Revenge (Jim Kelley's son); Ann Connor (Roy's sister); Farmer Dell (introduction); The Threat [Joe Connor; also as Dr. Cravath] (villain)
Synopsis
The Threat escapes prison, secreted in a barrel of lye which burns him horribly. Now disfigured, he adopts a new identity, locates his son, and plots once again to kill the D.A., unaware that his daughter is on the train he plans to blow up.
Reprints

Blackmail Money (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Evelyn Gaines (signed)
Pencils
Jon L. Blummer (spot illustrations)
Inks
Jon L. Blummer (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation
Characters
Hop Harrigan

Indexer Notes

Not found in the Archives edition.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lissen, mob, here's a letter from a mug named Joe Kantzen of Brooklyn...
Genre
humor; crime
Characters
Butch McLobster

Indexer Notes

Not found in the archive edition.

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

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

[Challenge of the Threat] Chapter Four: [Roy Revenge Learns the Truth] (Table of Contents: 15)

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; Governor Jim Kelley; Mrs. Kelley; Roy Revenge (Jim Kelley's son); Ann Connor (Roy's sister); The Threat [Joe Connor] [aka Jake Boyles] (villain)
Synopsis
Learning that he is really the D.A.'s son, Roy helps the Flash trap his insidious father before his revenge becomes complete!
Reprints

Choose Your Prize (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Modern Concise Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. A Message to Our Readers
  4. 3. The Flash! Fastest Man Alive!
    The Flash
  5. 4. A Short History of the Flash
    The Flash
  6. 5. [Challenge of the Threat] Chapter One: The Adventure of Roy Revenge!
    The Flash
  7. 6. The Flash Presents His Hall of Speed Records
    The Flash
  8. 7. How to Develop Your Speed by The Flash!
    The Flash
  9. 8. [Challenge of the Threat] Chapter Two: The Adventure of the Blood-Red Ray
    The Flash
  10. 9. The Justice Society of America Proudly Presents All-Star No. 7!
  11. 10. [Challenge of the Threat] Chapter Three: [The Threat Returns to the Big House]
    The Flash
  12. 11. Blackmail Money
    Hop Harrigan
  13. 12. ["Here's more good news for members of the All-American Flying Club!"]
    Hop Harrigan
  14. 13. ["Lissen, mob, here's a letter from a mug named Joe Kantzen of Brooklyn..."]
    Butch McLobster, The Super Mobster
  15. 14. ["Follow the further and amazing adventures of the Flash..."]
    Flash Comics
  16. 15. [Challenge of the Threat] Chapter Four: [Roy Revenge Learns the Truth]
    The Flash
  17. 16. Choose Your Prize
    American Specialty Co.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Green Lantern
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Modern Concise Encyclopedia
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Per Sandell
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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