(January 1948)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1947-11-10
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.


The Phantom Menace (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits from Roy Thomas via the GCD Error List; art previously credited to Bob Oksner in error.

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

Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Crimes by Horoscope! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]
Synopsis
The Flash comes across a gang of crooks who amazingly perform miracles in crime by predicting the events of tomorrow.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich, verified by Martin O'Hearn.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

The Tumbling Trees! (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Thunderbolt; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Mike (villain)
Synopsis
Black Canary is forced by a gang to commit a crime in order to save the life of Johnny.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Oddity: the Thunderbolt is rendered unconscious by a lightning rod.

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

Erector / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Harry Lampert
Pencils
Harry Lampert
Inks
Harry Lampert
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was on my way here to visit you, when...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

Rescue from the Wreck (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Never Underestimate a Ghost! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Job Number
FL 98
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Ghost Patrol [Fred; Pedro; Slim]

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

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

Out of the Gag-Bag / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
OH
First Line of Dialogue or Text
How's it goin', Joe?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

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

All-Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Willie Wonder (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Double Dilemma! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Job Number
OH 24
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

The Unhappy Hero (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall [as Charles King] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Hey, folks! Kilroy is here!] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

The Kilroys / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Phantom Menace! (Table of Contents: 17)

Hawkman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
FL95
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; "Bulk" Bane (villain); Lefty (villain)
Synopsis
Hawkman sets out to recover a rare stolen mace, a vial of a new serum, and Hawkgirl, but faces a menace that remains unseen.

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich; writer verified by Martin O'Hearn.

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Phantom Menace
    Hawkman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Roadmaster
  3. 2. Crimes by Horoscope!
    The Flash
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Gang Busters
  6. 5. The Tumbling Trees!
    Johnny Thunder and The Black Canary
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Erector
  8. 7. ["I was on my way here to visit you, when..."]
    Ton o' Fun
  9. 8. Rescue from the Wreck
    Bright Star Flashlight Battery
  10. 9. Never Underestimate a Ghost!
    The Ghost Patrol
  11. 10. ["How's it goin', Joe?"]
    Out of the Gag-Bag
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    All-Flash
  13. 12. Willie Wonder
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  14. 13. Double Dilemma!
    The Atom
  15. 14. The Unhappy Hero
  16. 15. Editorial Advisory Board
  17. 16. [Hey, folks! Kilroy is here!]
    The Kilroys
  18. 17. The Phantom Menace!
    Hawkman
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross