(August 1947)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1947-06-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (editor, credited); Julius Schwartz (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.


Stone Age Menace! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Stone Age Menace (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
AF 32 A
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]
Synopsis
The sudden appearance of a prehistoric dinosaur in Keystone City lands Jay Garrick in prison when the Police fail to believe his story. So, the Flash must save him!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

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

Ton o' Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So, my new hat designs are too conventional!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

Pete Reiser (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the Tell-Tale Comb (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Black Canary (Table of Contents: 6)

Johnny Thunder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; Black Canary [Dinah Drake] (introduction); Thunderbolt; "Socks" Slade (villain); Rocco (villain)
Synopsis
Johnny meets the Black Canary, a girl crime-fighter who is determined to take the famed Kooblin Sapphire and return it to its owner.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st appearance of the Black Canary. Peachy Pet doesn't appear.

Roy Thomas believes the inks to be that of Bernard Sachs. Inks credited to Frank Giacoia in Adventure Comics #416 reprint.

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

Kellogg's Shredded Wheat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Funny Stuff; The Dodo and the Frog / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.8 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.2 page (report information)

The Case of the Extra Ghost! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Ghost Patrol / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
John Wentworth
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Carmine Infantino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ghost Patrol [Fred; Pedro; Slim]

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

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

Ton o' Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I know, Doctor, but just how strong should he be for his age?
Genre
humor

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

Post's Grape-Nuts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Ton o' Fun / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Madame, the dress fits like a glove!
Genre
humor

Trapping the Bank Robber (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Bright Star Flashlight Battery / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Coward (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome [as John Osgood]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Ton o' Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out to Lunch
Genre
humor

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

Spalding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Valley of the Purple Pilgrim! (Table of Contents: 19)

Hawkman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher ?
Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
FL 86
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Purple Pilgrim (villain, first appearance); Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]
Synopsis
Hawkman faces the tough problem of saving the descendant of a man who practiced sorcery and witchcraft. The Purple Pilgrim seems intent on killing everyone named Sanders.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Red Ryder's Safety Message to Daisy Air Rifle Owners (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Stone Age Menace!
    The Flash
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. Stone Age Menace
    The Flash
  4. 3. ["So, my new hat designs are too conventional!"]
    Ton o' Fun
  5. 4. Pete Reiser
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Case of the Tell-Tale Comb
    The Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  7. 6. The Black Canary
    Johnny Thunder
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Shredded Wheat
  9. 8. ["Vote for J. Fenimore Frog"]
    Funny Stuff; The Dodo and the Frog
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. The Case of the Extra Ghost!
    The Ghost Patrol
  12. 11. ["I know, Doctor, but just how strong should he be for his age?"]
    Ton o' Fun
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Post's Grape-Nuts
  14. 13. ["Madame, the dress fits like a glove!"]
    Ton o' Fun
  15. 14. Trapping the Bank Robber
    Bright Star Flashlight Battery
  16. 15. Coward
  17. 16. ["The Justice Society of America is proud to announce..."]
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  18. 17. ["Out to Lunch"]
    Ton o' Fun
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Spalding
  20. 19. The Valley of the Purple Pilgrim!
    Hawkman
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Roadmaster
  22. 21. Red Ryder's Safety Message to Daisy Air Rifle Owners
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
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