(Winter 1941)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1941-11-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Jolaine Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
M. C. Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (assistant editor)
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 November 21 in ad in Flash Comics #25. First Superman-DC bullet on cover.


[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]; Joan Williams; a Centaur

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Good Books for Christmas / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
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
?
Pencils
E. E. Hibbard
Inks
E. E. Hibbard
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Frontispiece.

Chapter I: The Adventure of the Duplicate Faces! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Adam Addams (villain, research scientist)
Synopsis
The Flash investigates the activities of a research scientist named Addams, who has a theory that the human face is shaped by glandular activities of the body. Addams plots to treat people with his special formula in order to make them look like prominent men who he plans to kidnap and replace with a phony.

Indexer Notes

Alternate chapter title on 2nd page: "The Adventure of the Misplaced Faces"

And Here It Is -- All Star Comics No. 8! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Chapter Two: The Adventure of the Savage Centaurs (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Dr. Manning; Adam Addams (villain); Hercule (villain, a centaur); Oats (villain, a centaur)
Synopsis
Jay Garrick visits Western University for Homecoming and meets with Dr. Manning, the Professor Jay did experiments for when he suffered his accident with the "hard Water" gasses. He is shocked to learn that Dr. Addams has threatened Manning with death unless he divulges the "hard water" formula.
Keywords
Hard Water; Keystone City; Western University

How to Develop Your Speed by the Flash! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]

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

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
Boy, oh, boy - Jes' lookit dis mail...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Butch McLobster

Chapter III: House-Guests of Death! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Dr. Manning; Dr. French; Louisa French; Jeb Young; Rutherford Rockford; Gloria Rockford; Dr. Hart; Adam Addams (villain)
Synopsis
Addams successfully kidnaps Dr. Manning and forces him to work night and day on the "hard water" formula. Deciding to take the matter one step further, Addams invites Jay Garrick, Joan Williams, Dr. French and others to his lab in Arizona, then proceeds to kill them off...one by one.
Keywords
Hard Water

The Inkling Kid (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Inkling Kid

Wheelan Phoni-Tone News (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Bound for Britain (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Evelyn Gaines (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation
Characters
Hop Harrigan

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

All-American Flying Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Mutt & Jeff / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher] (signed)
Pencils
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher] (signed)
Inks
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Al Smith

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Has anything awful ever happened to you in the water?
Genre
humor
Characters
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

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

Mutt & Jeff / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

Chapter IV: The Flash vs. the Flash! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick; also as the false Flash]; Joan Williams; Dr. Manning; Jeb Young; Dr. French; Louisa French; Rutherford Rockford; Gloria Rockford; Dr. Hart; Adam Addams (villain); false Flash (villain)
Synopsis
The evil Addams creates a false Flash to kill the guests in his home, realizing that the real Flash will be blamed for the horrible deeds. However, the Scarlet Speedster disposes of his counterpart and takes his place in order to be in a position to capture Addams.
Keywords
Hard Water

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Flash Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Superman Is in the Movies! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Flash Presents His Hall of Speed Records (Table of Contents: 21)

The Flash / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]

And Now the "Big Seven" Becomes the "Big Eight"! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (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. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Good Books for Christmas
  4. 3. The Flash! Fastest Man Alive!
    The Flash
  5. 4. Chapter I: The Adventure of the Duplicate Faces!
    The Flash
  6. 5. And Here It Is -- All Star Comics No. 8!
    All-Star Comics
  7. 6. ["Thanks a million, boys and girls..."]
    Green Lantern
  8. 7. Chapter Two: The Adventure of the Savage Centaurs
    The Flash
  9. 8. How to Develop Your Speed by the Flash!
    The Flash
  10. 9. ["Boy, oh, boy - Jes' lookit dis mail..."]
    Butch McLobster, The Super Mobster
  11. 10. Chapter III: House-Guests of Death!
    The Flash
  12. 11. The Inkling Kid
  13. 12. Wheelan Phoni-Tone News
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. Bound for Britain
    Hop Harrigan
  16. 15. ["Here's the letter from the Adjutant General's Office..."]
    All-American Flying Club
  17. 16. ["Has anything awful ever happened to you in the water?"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Mutt & Jeff
  19. 18. Chapter IV: The Flash vs. the Flash!
    The Flash
  20. 19. ["Follow the further adventures of the Flash..."]
    Flash Comics
  21. 20. Superman Is in the Movies!
    The Adventures of Superman
  22. 21. The Flash Presents His Hall of Speed Records
    The Flash
  23. 22. And Now the "Big Seven" Becomes the "Big Eight"!
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed