(January-February 1943)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1942-11-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Jolaine Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (editor); Ted Udall (assistant editor, uncredited); Dorothy Roubicek (assistant editor, uncredited)
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 25 in ad in All-American Comics #46. Assistant editor dates are approximate.

Oddity: insides in spots the lightning bolt on Flash's costume is depicted backwards!


The Flash and the Formula to Fairyland! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; various characters from Fairyland

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

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

Secret Cargo by Howard Pease (Table of Contents: 2)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Formula to Fairyland! [Prologue] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Jimmy [a.k.a. Buster]
Synopsis
The Flash is called in to try and revive the spirits of a blind boy who lies near death at a local hospital.

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

[The Formula to Fairyland!] Chapter One: Migration into Fantasy (Table of Contents: 4)

The Flash / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Winky Moylan; Blinky Boylan; Noddy Toylan; Joan Williams; Jimmy [a.k.a. Buster]; Red; Rats Riley; Lumps Riley (villain); Crusher Riley (villain); various characters from Fairyland
Synopsis
A local bookstore owner, unknowingly saved by the Flash, believes that the Three Dimwits have saved him and thus rewards them (as scientists) with a rare volume on how to enter Fairyland. When the appointed night, Halloween, arrives, they read the magic incantation, shrink and enter into Fairyland, as do the Flash and Joan, who also repeat the words.

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Wonder Woman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Formula to Fairyland!] Chapter Two: Unfairness in Fairyland! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Winky Moylan; Blinky Boylan; Noddy Toylan; Joan Williams; Jimmy [aka Buster]; Red; Rats Riley; Lumps Riley (villain); Crusher Riley (villain); various characters from Fairyland
Synopsis
Once in Fairyland, Flash, Jean and the Dimwits run into a variety of characters: Cinderella, Puss n' Boots and the Ugly Duckling, as well as an old witch who, with two crooks, abscond with the golden treasure of Fairyland. It's up to the Flash to recover the loot in order to release Joan. who is being accused of the foul deed.

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

He Puts Over a Fast One on Egbert, the Boy Scout (Table of Contents: 8)

Butch McLobster the Super Mobster / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Butch McLobster

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

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

Boys and Girls! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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

Hop Harrigan; All-American Flying Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Japanese Mitsubishi; Italian Savoia-Marchetti-SM81 (Table of Contents: 12)

How to Spot the Planes in the Skies / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Falcon Mathieu
Pencils
Falcon Mathieu
Inks
Falcon Mathieu
Colors
?
Letters
Falcon Mathieu

Genre
non-fiction; aviation

[The Formula to Fairyland!] Chapter Three: The Flash Meets Magic! (Table of Contents: 13)

The Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Winky Moylan; Blinky Boylan; Noddy Toylan; Joan Williams; Jimmy [aka Buster]; Rats Riley; Red; Lumps Riley (villain); Crusher Riley (villain); various characters from Fairyland
Synopsis
The Flash meets Jack (of the Beanstalk fame) and climbs up the beanstalk in order to confront the witch and crooks who have teamed up with the giant, but is captured.

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

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

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

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

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

Decoys...Made in Japan (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Evelyn Gaines (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation
Characters
Hop Harrigan

[The Formula to Fairyland!] Chapter Four: Tale's End! (Table of Contents: 17)

The Flash / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Winky Moylan; Blinky Boylan; Noddy Toylan; Joan Williams; Jimmy [aka Buster]; Red; Rats Riley; Lumps Riley (villain); Crusher Riley (villain); various characters from Fairyland
Synopsis
Thanks to Mother Frost and friends, the Flash is released from Captivity, and then he seeks out the Fairy Godmother, who provides weapons needed to battle the old witch, recover the loot, and secure the release of Joan. The telling of this story gives the dying boy new hope and he recovers (learning the Flash's secret identity in the process).

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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

Knickerbocker Pub. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Tootsie Roll of Honor (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Flash and the Formula to Fairyland!
    The Flash
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Secret Cargo by Howard Pease
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Formula to Fairyland! [Prologue]
    The Flash
  5. 4. [The Formula to Fairyland!] Chapter One: Migration into Fantasy
    The Flash
  6. 5. ["The Justice Society is here again!"]
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  7. 6. ["Thanks, boys & girls, for the wonderful reception..."]
    Wonder Woman
  8. 7. [The Formula to Fairyland!] Chapter Two: Unfairness in Fairyland!
    The Flash
  9. 8. He Puts Over a Fast One on Egbert, the Boy Scout
    Butch McLobster the Super Mobster
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Comic Cavalcade
  11. 10. Boys and Girls!
    All-Flash
  12. 11. ["Boys and girls - I'm on the radio now..."]
    Hop Harrigan; All-American Flying Club
  13. 12. Japanese Mitsubishi; Italian Savoia-Marchetti-SM81
    How to Spot the Planes in the Skies
  14. 13. [The Formula to Fairyland!] Chapter Three: The Flash Meets Magic!
    The Flash
  15. 14. ["Doiby Dickles, speakin'..."]
    Green Lantern
  16. 15. ["Well, Jeff, we made it!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  17. 16. Decoys...Made in Japan
    Hop Harrigan
  18. 17. [The Formula to Fairyland!] Chapter Four: Tale's End!
    The Flash
  19. 18. The Big Eight!
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Knickerbocker Pub. Co.
  21. 20. The Tootsie Roll of Honor
    Tootsie Roll
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