(January 1943)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume
4
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-11-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
J. R. Publishing Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (editor); Ted Udall (assistant editor, uncredited); Dorothy Woolfolk (assistant editor, uncredited)
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)

Hawkman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Oddity: Hawkgirl is not wearing a mask.

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

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

Sons of the Hurricane (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Crime Goes Crazy (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Gardner Fox [as Gardner F. Fox] (credited)
Pencils
Hal Sharp [as E. E. Hibbard] (credited)
Inks
Hal Sharp [as E. E. Hibbard] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams
Synopsis
As part of an initiation ceremony for Joan, the Flash must convince the authorities that he is insane and be committed to an institution. Unfortunately for the Flash, the warden is a crook and Joan blows the Scarlet Speedster's cover.

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Craig Delich.

They're Back Again! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

The Ghost Patrol / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall (signed)
Pencils
Frank Harry (signed)
Inks
Frank Harry (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As Japan's hordes spill across war-torn China...
Genre
war
Characters
The Ghost Patrol [Slim; Pedro; Fred]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Johnny Thunder / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What happened to Johnny Thunder shouldn't happen to a dogfish...
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder

The New World's First Banner! (Table of Contents: 8)

Flying Colors / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
John M. Jenks (signed)
Pencils
Martin Naydel [as Martin Nadle] (signed)
Inks
Martin Naydel [as Martin Nadle] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

The Last of the Old Whalers (Table of Contents: 9)

The King / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Sam Burlockoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The King [King Standish]

Indexer Notes

Credits from Craig Delich.

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

The Whip / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John B. Wentworth
Pencils
Homer Fleming
Inks
Homer Fleming
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's a price on the Whip's head, and it's a fancy price!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Whip [Rodney Gaynor]

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

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

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

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

If Time Would Only Tell! Part 2 (Table of Contents: 13)

A Jack Raymond Story / text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Evelyn Gaines
Letters
typeset

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

advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

The Commandos Are Here! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Minute Movies Revue (Table of Contents: 16)

Minute Movies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor

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

Fat and Slat / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Fat, this poster sure looks swell now...
Genre
advocacy
Characters
Fat; Slat

Indexer Notes

War Bonds ad.

Bermuda (Table of Contents: 18)

Flash Stamp Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sidney M. Elias
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (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: 20) (Expand) /

Picture Stories from the Bible / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

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
...Three little jewel chests - One gold, one silver and one copper...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Chance (villain)
Synopsis
The Hawk is trapped by a man named Chance who gives the Feathered Fury the opportunity to choose his fate: freedom, slavery or death!

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hawkman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Sons of the Hurricane
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Crime Goes Crazy
    The Flash
  5. 4. They're Back Again!
    All-Flash
  6. 5. ["Thanks, boys & girls, for the wonderful reception..."]
    Wonder Woman
  7. 6. ["As Japan's hordes spill across war-torn China..."]
    The Ghost Patrol
  8. 7. ["What happened to Johnny Thunder shouldn't happen to a dogfish..."]
    Johnny Thunder
  9. 8. The New World's First Banner!
    Flying Colors
  10. 9. The Last of the Old Whalers
    The King
  11. 10. ["There's a price on the Whip's head, and it's a fancy price!"]
    The Whip
  12. 11. ["Doiby Dickles, speakin'..."]
    Green Lantern
  13. 12. ["Well, Jeff, we made it!"]
    Mutt and Jeff
  14. 13. If Time Would Only Tell! Part 2
    A Jack Raymond Story
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. The Commandos Are Here!
    Boy Commandos
  17. 16. Minute Movies Revue
    Minute Movies
  18. 17. ["Gee, Fat, this poster sure looks swell now..."]
    Fat and Slat
  19. 18. Bermuda
    Flash Stamp Page
  20. 19. ["The Justice Society is here again!"]
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  21. 20. ["Startlingly new!"]
    Picture Stories from the Bible
  22. 21. ["...Three little jewel chests - One gold, one silver and one copper..."]
    Hawkman
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
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