(December 1947)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1947-10-08
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.


Nine Empty Uniforms (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Nine Empty Uniforms! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
AF 34 A
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]
Synopsis
The Flash tries to help a poor baseball team to a pennant in order to save the life of its hospitalized and depressed manager. But when the entire team is kidnapped, the Scarlet Speedster decides to take the places of the missing team members!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich. "AF" as part of the job number indicates this story was originally intended for All-Flash Comics.

Bert La Brucherie (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Ghosts Don't Exist! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Job Number
FL 99
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Ghost Patrol [Fred; Pedro; Slim]

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

The Case of the Web-Footed Burglar (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Boys and Girls! Here's an Important Message for You! (Table of Contents: 7)

public service announcement / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Triple Exposure! (Table of Contents: 8)

Johnny Thunder and the Black Canary / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
FL96
Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Thunderbolt; Banko Jim (villain); Joe (villain)
Synopsis
A group of criminals committing a robbery notice that a photographer has taken a picture of them in the act. However, because Johnny and the Black Canary are also at the scene of the crime, the crooks successfully blank out their own images in the picture and thus blame our two heroes of the dastardly act.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black Canary now shares the strip's title.

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

Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[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
How do you like me in an upsweep?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

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

Lucky to Be a Yankee / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Murder on a Star! (Table of Contents: 13)

The Atom / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Greene
Pencils
Jon Chester Kozlak
Inks
Jon Chester Kozlak
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
OH23
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

Lucky Gunman (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Lee Grant
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

The Crimes That Couldn't Have Happened! (Table of Contents: 16)

Hawkman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Joe Kubert [as J. Kubert] (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert [as J. Kubert] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; The Ghost [Jim Craddock] (villain)
Synopsis
Hawkman and Hawkgirl decide to disguise themselves as archaeologists to Africa in order to confront their mortal enemy: the Ghost!
Reprints

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

Lifebuoy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I read all his letters!
Genre
humor

Junior Jim (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

How Just Two Words Turned Mac Into a He-Man! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Nine Empty Uniforms
    The Flash
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. Nine Empty Uniforms!
    The Flash
  4. 3. Bert La Brucherie
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Ghosts Don't Exist!
    The Ghost Patrol
  6. 5. The Case of the Web-Footed Burglar
    Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board
  8. 7. Boys and Girls! Here's an Important Message for You!
  9. 8. Triple Exposure!
    Johnny Thunder and the Black Canary
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  11. 10. ["Boys and girls! --- The Junior Justice Society of America is back in operation!!"]
    All-Star Comics; The Junior Justice Society of America
  12. 11. ["How do you like me in an upsweep?"]
    Ton o' Fun
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Lucky to Be a Yankee
  14. 13. Murder on a Star!
    The Atom
  15. 14. Lucky Gunman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Gang Busters
  17. 16. The Crimes That Couldn't Have Happened!
    Hawkman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Lifebuoy
  19. 18. ["I read all his letters!"]
    Ton o' Fun
  20. 19. Junior Jim
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  21. 20. How Just Two Words Turned Mac Into a He-Man!
    Charles Atlas
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross