(March 1943)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume
4
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-01-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
J. R. Publishing Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (editor, credited); Ted Udall (assistant editor, uncredited); Dorothy Woolfolk (assistant editor, uncredited)

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)

Indexer Notes

Hawkgirl is not wearing a mask on the cover.

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

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

Hide-Rack Kidnapped (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Juanita Siveright
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Play of the Year (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]
Synopsis
A theatre promoter devises a plan to revive a play with its original cast of stars as the drawing card. Although the Flash thinks the man is crazy, crookdom decides it's too good to pass up!

Indexer Notes

Credits from Craig Delich.

The Biggest Thing in Bi-Monthlies!! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Brand New! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Comic Cavalcade / 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
In the dark days of devastating warfare...
Genre
war
Characters
The Ghost Patrol [Pedro; Fred; Slim]

[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
This is a Nazi spy by the name of Count Orf...
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; Count Orf (villain)

Free! An Autographed Picture of Wonder Woman to All Those Who Help the March of Dimes! (Table of Contents: 8)

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.

Writer unlikely to be Jack Schiff, who did DC's PSAs from 1949-1967 but is not known to have worked on any All American titles prior to their merge with DC, so probably written by 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. Sheldon Mayer has also been identified as a potential writer of this PSA, but the source of that credit is not known.

Crime Plays Ball!! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Joe Gallagher (signed)
Inks
Joe Gallagher (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The King [King Standish]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Homer Fleming
Inks
Homer Fleming
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's always funny when a playboy with too much money gets rebuffed...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Whip [Rod Gaynor]
Keywords
Diablo Cafe

Thousand-Face, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Evelyn Gaines
Letters
typeset

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Matinee Murder Mystery (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
adventure; humor

Slapstick "Corn" (Table of Contents: 16)

Fat and Slat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Fat; Slat

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

Philhellenes (Table of Contents: 17)

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.

Energy for Victory! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Timetable of Crime (Table of Contents: 19)

Hawkman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]
Synopsis
A former railroad man devises a foolproof timetable for crimes to be committed, each guaranteed to outwit the law and the Hawkman.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

Another Meeting of the Justice Society! (Table of Contents: 20) (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: 21) (Expand) /

Boy Commandos; World's Finest Comics; Leading Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

American Seed Co. / 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. Hide-Rack Kidnapped
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Play of the Year
    The Flash
  5. 4. The Biggest Thing in Bi-Monthlies!!
    All-Flash
  6. 5. Brand New!
    Comic Cavalcade
  7. 6. ["In the dark days of devastating warfare..."]
    The Ghost Patrol
  8. 7. ["This is a Nazi spy by the name of Count Orf..."]
    Johnny Thunder
  9. 8. Free! An Autographed Picture of Wonder Woman to All Those Who Help the March of Dimes!
    Wonder Woman
  10. 9. Crime Plays Ball!!
    The King
  11. 10. ["It's always funny when a playboy with too much money gets rebuffed..."]
    The Whip
  12. 11. Thousand-Face, Part 2
    A Jack Raymond Story
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Picture Stories from the Bible
  14. 13. ["Thanks, boys and girls for the wonderful reception you're giving Wonder Woman!"]
    Wonder Woman
  15. 14. ["Here are the two magazines you've been waiting for!"]
    Mutt and Jeff; Green Lantern
  16. 15. The Matinee Murder Mystery
    Minute Movies
  17. 16. Slapstick "Corn"
    Fat and Slat
  18. 17. Philhellenes
    Flash Stamp Page
  19. 18. Energy for Victory!
    Baby Ruth
  20. 19. The Timetable of Crime
    Hawkman
  21. 20. Another Meeting of the Justice Society!
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  22. 21. ["Here are three other leaders..."]
    Boy Commandos; World's Finest Comics; Leading Comics
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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