(October 1944)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume
5
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1944-08-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
J. R. Publishing Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (editor, credited); Julius Schwartz (story editor, uncredited); Ted Udall (story 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.


Merman Meets the Flash (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Merman [Jon Rogers]; The Hawkman [Carter Hall] (inset)

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

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

[no title indexed] (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.

Merman Meets the Flash! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Gardner Fox [as Gardner F. Fox] (credited)
Pencils
Jon Chester Kozlak [as ck] (signed)
Inks
Jon Chester Kozlak [as CK] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Merman [Jon Rogers] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Unable to get work because of a lack of job skills (other than being a great swimmer), Jon Rogers turns to crime, each one involving some form of water in each.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich. E. E. Hibbard is credited as artist.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

What Cooks? (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Harry
Inks
Frank Harry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
The Ghost Patrol [Fred; Slim; Pedro]

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Demon Dozen (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
adventure; humor

Hop Harrigan's Bull Story (Table of Contents: 8)

Hop Harrigan / text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation
Characters
Hop Harrigan; Tank Tinker

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

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

Outsmarting a Saboteur! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Peachy Pet's Job] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
John Wentworth [as John B. Wentworth] (credited)
Pencils
Stan Asch
Inks
Stan Asch
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; Peachy Pet

The Voice from the Lake! (Table of Contents: 12)

Hawkman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]
Synopsis
A clever criminal discovers that a lake can pick up radio messages and transmit them, so he decides to use it to plot crimes.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Merman Meets the Flash
    The Flash
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Merman Meets the Flash!
    The Flash
  5. 4. ["I'm sorry, Sirs!"]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
  6. 5. What Cooks?
    The Ghost Patrol
  7. 6. ["Mind if I join you?"]
    Wheaties
  8. 7. The Demon Dozen
    Minute Movies
  9. 8. Hop Harrigan's Bull Story
    Hop Harrigan
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Picture Stories from the Bible
  11. 10. Outsmarting a Saboteur!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  12. 11. [Peachy Pet's Job]
    Johnny Thunder
  13. 12. The Voice from the Lake!
    Hawkman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  15. 14. ["Boys & girls - Here is the comic book you've been waiting for!"]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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