(April 1945)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume
6
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly except February, May, August and November
On-sale date
1945-02-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
J. R. Publishing Co.
Brand
An All-American 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.


[The Fire Bandits!] (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]; Winky Moylan; Blinky Boylan; Noddy Toylan; The Hawkman [Carter Hall] (inset)

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

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

To the Boys and Girls of America (Table of Contents: 2)

public service announcement / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Basil O'Connor
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Keywords
Red Cross

The Fire Bandits! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Winky Moylan; Blinky Boylan; Noddy Toylan
Synopsis
The Three Dimwits decide that they want to be firemen and the Flash must deal with the ineptness as well as a mysterious tipster who predicts future fires.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

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

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

The Story of Benjamin Franklin (Table of Contents: 5)

Picture Stories from American History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
M. C. Gaines; W. W. D. Sones
Pencils
Allen Simon
Inks
Allen Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Benjamin Franklin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from reprint. We formerly credited the art to Don Cameron in error.

Circus Terror! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[Cousin Howie] (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Howie

Want to Be a Champion? (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

The Adventure of the Man Who Quit Too Late (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

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

Join the Junior Justice Society of America (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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

Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Brooklyn Goat (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Jay Marr] (credited)
Letters
typeset

I Was There, Brother... (Table of Contents: 13)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Victory Puzzles / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Look, Fellows... (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Ranger Helmet Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Man with the Magic Monocles (Table of Contents: 16)

Hawkman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Monocle [Jonathan Chevel] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Jonathan Cheval is an honest businessman in optics, he loses his business due to the schemes of criminals. Cheval plans his revenge on those who ruined him and uses his knowledge of optics (and their relation to the invisible rays of the atmosphere) to invent a variety of monocles that emit beams of energy. He gets revenge on two of the three before he's captured by Hawkman and imprisoned alongside the third.

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

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

Speedy Energy (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Fire Bandits!]
    The Flash
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. To the Boys and Girls of America
  4. 3. The Fire Bandits!
    The Flash
  5. 4. ["Gee! It's good to hear your voice again, Sergeant!"]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
  6. 5. The Story of Benjamin Franklin
    Picture Stories from American History
  7. 6. Circus Terror!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  8. 7. [Cousin Howie]
    Johnny Thunder
  9. 8. Want to Be a Champion?
    Wheaties
  10. 9. The Adventure of the Man Who Quit Too Late
    The Ghost Patrol
  11. 10. Join the Junior Justice Society of America
    The Junior Justice Society of America
  12. 11. ["Careful, men, we are in dangerous South American jungles!"]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  13. 12. The Brooklyn Goat
  14. 13. I Was There, Brother...
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Victory Puzzles
  16. 15. Look, Fellows...
    Ranger Helmet Co.
  17. 16. The Man with the Magic Monocles
    Hawkman
  18. 17. ["Have you read these issues yet?"]
  19. 18. Speedy Energy
    Baby Ruth
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross