(March-April 1943)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1943-01-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Jolaine Publications, Inc.
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 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 January 22 in ad in Flash Comics #39.


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.

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

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

Salute by C. W. Anderson (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Jackie Cordell
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Adventure of the Stolen Telescope! [Chapter 1: The Anti-Gravity Metal] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Gardner Fox [as Gardner F. Fox] (signed)
Pencils
Lou Ferstadt [as E. E. Hibbard] (signed)
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: 4) (Expand) /

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

Another Meeting of the Justice Society! (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)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mix me one of your best chocolate malteds...
Genre
humor
Characters
Simp O'Dill
Reprints
  • from Simp O'Dill Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can you use a good bicycle cheap?
Genre
humor
Characters
Simp O'Dill
Reprints
  • from Simp O'Dill Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

[Adventure of the Stolen Telescope!] Chapter Two: The Terrible Three Ain't So Terrible! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Gardner Fox [as Gardner F. Fox] (signed)
Pencils
Lou Ferstadt [as E. E. Hibbard] (signed)
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 accidentally 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: 9)

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

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Free! An Autographed Picture of Wonder Woman to All Those Who Help the March of Dimes! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
? (see notes)
Pencils
Harry Peter
Inks
Harry 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 1947. 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: 12)

Rumpus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll guess your weight...
Genre
humor
Characters
Rumpus

The Junior Justice Society of America (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Junior Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

The Adventure of the Magic Mirror! Chapter One: Into the Looking Glass! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Ferstadt art credits per Craig Delich. We previously credited E. E. Hibbard with pencils and Chester Kozlak with inks.

The Catafighter (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Evelyn Gaines (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation
Characters
Hop Harrigan

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

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

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

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

[The Adventure of the Magic Mirror!] Chapter Two: Out of the Fourth Dimension! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Ferstadt art credits per Craig Delich. We previously credited E. E. Hibbard with pencils and Chester Kozlak with inks.

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

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

Muscle Power Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Adventure of the Stolen Telescope!; Adventure of the Magic Mirror!
    The Flash
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Salute by C. W. Anderson
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Adventure of the Stolen Telescope! [Chapter 1: The Anti-Gravity Metal]
    The Flash
  5. 4. ["What? A new Mutt & Jeff issue already??"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  6. 5. Another Meeting of the Justice Society!
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  7. 6. ["Mix me one of your best chocolate malteds..."]
    Simp O'Dill
  8. 7. ["Can you use a good bicycle cheap?"]
    Simp O'Dill
  9. 8. [Adventure of the Stolen Telescope!] Chapter Two: The Terrible Three Ain't So Terrible!
    The Flash
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Victory Puzzles
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. Free! An Autographed Picture of Wonder Woman to All Those Who Help the March of Dimes!
    Wonder Woman
  13. 12. ["I'll guess your weight..."]
    Rumpus
  14. 13. The Junior Justice Society of America
    Junior Justice Society of America
  15. 14. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  16. 15. The Adventure of the Magic Mirror! Chapter One: Into the Looking Glass!
    The Flash
  17. 16. The Catafighter
    Hop Harrigan
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Picture Stories from the Bible
  19. 18. ["Boys and girls! How do you like my radio show?"]
    Hop Harrigan
  20. 19. [The Adventure of the Magic Mirror!] Chapter Two: Out of the Fourth Dimension!
    The Flash
  21. 20. The Big Eight!
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Muscle Power Co.
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lionel English
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • R S
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed