(March-April 1943)

DC, 1941 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Jolaine Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer; Ted Udall (assistant editor); Dorothy Roubicek (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

This issue contains an ad for the Junior Justice Society of America.


Adventure of the Stolen Telescope!; Adventure of the Magic Mirror! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lou Ferstadt
Inks:
Lou Ferstadt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Winky Moylan; Blinky Boylan; Noddy Toylan

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

Adventure of the Stolen Telescope! Chapter 1: [The Anti-Gravity Metal] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Lou Ferstadt
Inks:
Lou Ferstadt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Winky Moylan; Blinky Boylan; Noddy Toylan; The Terrible Three (villains)
Synopsis:
Research scientist Jay Garrick makes a startling discovery of a new metal, thanks to the use of a new type of telescope. A group of Nazis, called the "Terrible Three", find out about Jay's discovery and succeed in stealing both the telescope and metal.

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

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

Simp O'Dill / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sol Hess [as Hess] (signed)
Pencils:
Sol Hess [as Hess] (signed)
Inks:
Sol Hess [as Hess] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sol Hess

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Simp O'Dill

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Simp O'Dill / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sol Hess [as Hess] (signed)
Pencils:
Sol Hess [as Hess] (signed)
Inks:
Sol Hess [as Hess] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sol Hess

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Simp O'Dill

Adventure of the Stolen Telescope! Chapter 2: The Terrible Three Ain't So Terrible! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Lou Ferstadt
Inks:
Lou Ferstadt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Winky Moylan; Blinky Boyland; Noddy Toylan; Editor Sheldon Mayer; The Terrible Three (villains)
Synopsis:
The Three Dimwits accidently convince the Nazis that they are the "Terrible Three." It's all the Flash can do to save them and capture the spies at the same time.

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

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

Victory Puzzles / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
A. W. Nugent
Pencils:
A. W. Nugent
Inks:
A. W. Nugent
Colors:
?
Letters:
A. W. Nugent

Genre:
children

Free! An Autographed Picture of Wonder Woman to All Those Who Help the March of Dimes! (Table of Contents: 6)

Wonder Woman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (see notes)
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy; superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince], Hippolyte, Steve Trevor
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman explains infantile paralysis to her mother, and how it can be treated with an iron lung. She agrees to offer an autographed picture of herself to each child who contributes to the March of Dimes.
Keywords:
infantile paralysis; invisible plane; iron lung; March of Dimes; mental radio

Indexer Notes

Appears in several DC comics circa March 1943. PSA featuring Wonder Woman for Infantile Paralysis.
Writer unlikely to be Jack Schiff, who did DC's PSA from 1949-1967
but is not known to have worked on any All American titles prior to their
merge with DC. Probably an AA staffer.
Ted Udall was on the AA staff in 1942-3, wrote a lot of the AA
fillers, and would have been familiar with Wonder Woman, so he's a
likely suspect.
Another is (the future) Dorothy Woolfolk, who was also staff around
this time, and is said to have written Wonder Woman, prior to her
working on EC's Moon Girl in 47. A PSA would make sense.
Sheldon Mayer has also been identified as a potential writer of this PSA,
but the source of that credit is not known.

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

Rumpus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Art Helfant
Pencils:
Art Helfant
Inks:
Art Helfant
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Helfant

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rumpus

Adventure of the Magic Mirror: Chapter 1: Into the Looking Glass! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Lou Ferstadt [as E. E. Hibbard] (signed)
Inks:
Lou Ferstadt [as E. E. Hibbard] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Marty Burke (explorer); Winky Moylan; Blinky Boylan; Noddy Toylan
Synopsis:
World explorer Marty Burke brings an odd mirror back from the Pacific area of the war, and when Winky, Blinky and Noddy learn the 4th Dimensional aspects of it, the Flash is swept into mystery right out of "Alice in Wonderland".

Indexer Notes

Art credits revised from Hibbard pencils and Kozlak inks to Ferstadt art by Craig Delich.

The Catafighter (Table of Contents: 9)

Hop Harrigan / text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Evelyn Gaines (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan

Adventure of the Magic Mirror: Chapter 2: Out of the Fourth Dimension (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Lou Ferstadt [as E. E. Hibbard] (signed)
Inks:
Lou Ferstadt [as E. E. Hibbard] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Marty Burke; Winky Moylan; Blinky Boylan; Noddy Toylan
Synopsis:
Learning that Marty and Joan have been captured by criminal elements, who have learned of the mirror's existence, the Flash travels from the 4th Dimension to save them and round up the crooks who have stolen the mirror.
Keywords:
4th Dimension

Indexer Notes

Art credits revision from Hibbard pencils and Kozlak inks to Ferstadt art by Craig Delich.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Adventure of the Stolen Telescope!; Adventure of the Magic Mirror!
    The Flash
  2. 1. Adventure of the Stolen Telescope! Chapter 1: [The Anti-Gravity Metal]
    The Flash
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Simp O'Dill
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Simp O'Dill
  5. 4. Adventure of the Stolen Telescope! Chapter 2: The Terrible Three Ain't So Terrible!
    The Flash
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Victory Puzzles
  7. 6. Free! An Autographed Picture of Wonder Woman to All Those Who Help the March of Dimes!
    Wonder Woman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Rumpus
  9. 8. Adventure of the Magic Mirror: Chapter 1: Into the Looking Glass!
    The Flash
  10. 9. The Catafighter
    Hop Harrigan
  11. 10. Adventure of the Magic Mirror: Chapter 2: Out of the Fourth Dimension
    The Flash
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lionel English
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • R S
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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