(November 1947)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1947-09-08
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.


Introducing the Thorn, the Flash's Newest Opponent (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Jay Garrick]; Thorn [Rose Canton]; 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) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics; The Junior Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Introducing the Thorn, the Flash's Newest Opponent (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Job Number
AF33C
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Thorn [Rose Canton] (introduction)
Synopsis
The Flash faces a Jekyl-Hyde type of villain who has taken on the characteristics of a rare jungle thorn.
Keywords
Keystone City

Wally Butts (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Unexpected Hour! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Job Number
FL96
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Ghost Patrol [Fred; Slim; Pedro]

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

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

Spalding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Produce the Crime! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Job Number
FL82
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; Mr. Bijou (a jeweler); Fin (villain); Phillips (villain, the jeweler's secretary)
Synopsis
Johnny must outwit a clever gang that uses a special camouflaged net in order to steal a ruby from a jeweler.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No appearances of the Thunderbolt, Peachy Pet or the Black Canary.

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

Watt, the Question Man / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our pint-sized 'inquiring reporter'...
Genre
humor
Characters
Watt

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

Racing to the Rescue (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

"U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Waltzing Crooks! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Joe Greene
Pencils
Chester Kozlak [as Kozlak] (signed)
Inks
Chester Kozlak [as Kozlak] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
OH16
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The plot had me on the edge of my seat...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

The Mountain Trail (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Saved by a Shoestring (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Cliff Rhodes
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Crimes of the Acrobat! (Table of Contents: 14)

Hawkman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Everett Raymond Kinstler
Inks
Everett Raymond Kinstler
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
FL94
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Acrobat [Gyp Haines] (introduction)
Synopsis
Gyp Haines kidnaps the circus acrobat, “Aero”, and forces him to teach him and his gang all he knows, then kills him and puts his new acrobatic skills to use in plotting daring crimes. Hawkman correctly believes that the appearance of this new villain and the disappearance of the circus aerialist are related.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Parker Johns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Introducing the Thorn, the Flash's Newest Opponent
    The Flash
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["The Junior Justice Society of America is back in operation!"]
    All-Star Comics; The Junior Justice Society of America
  4. 3. Introducing the Thorn, the Flash's Newest Opponent
    The Flash
  5. 4. Wally Butts
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Unexpected Hour!
    Ghost Patrol
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Spalding
  8. 7. Produce the Crime!
    Johnny Thunder
  9. 8. ["Our pint-sized 'inquiring reporter'..."]
    Watt, the Question Man
  10. 9. Racing to the Rescue
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  11. 10. The Waltzing Crooks!
    The Atom
  12. 11. ["The plot had me on the edge of my seat..."]
    Ton o' Fun
  13. 12. The Mountain Trail
    Bright Star Flashlight Battery
  14. 13. Saved by a Shoestring
  15. 14. The Crimes of the Acrobat!
    Hawkman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Parker Johns
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
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