(February 1940)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1939-12-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
All-American Comics, Inc.
Editing
M. C. Gaines (managing); Sheldon Mayer (assistant)
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 the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 440417. Promoted as on-sale "about Dec. 15th" in house ad in More Fun Comics #51.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Hawkman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dennis Neville
Inks
Dennis Neville
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Flash [Jay Garrick] (inset); Cliff Cornwall (inset); Johnny Thunder (inset); The Whip [Rod Gaynor] (inset)
Reprints

Rush 3¢ for 604 page Catalog of Amazing Novelties (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Opera House Shootings] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; the un-named doctor from origin story (cameo); Theo Parker (introduction); Greta Garson (introduction); Stella Rollins (introduction); Della Roberts (introduction); Mr. Rogers (introduction); Lord Donelin (villain, introduction); Goll (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Flash investigates the mysterious shootings of female singers in a local opera house, the trail leading directly to one man each of the women knew.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Flash uses a metal lightning bolt as his calling card in this story. The lightning bolt on Flash's shirt is missing in panels 2 and 3 on page 7. The lightning bolts on Flash's pants come and go throughout the story.

[The Panama Canal Scheme] (Table of Contents: 3)

Cliff Cornwall / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cliff Cornwall

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

[The Globe Conquerors] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Hawk-Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Dennis Neville
Inks
Dennis Neville
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Shiera Sanders; Alexander the Great (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A great physicist named Alexander the Great invents a machine that increases an object's weight 1000 times, and Hawkman must stop him before he succeeds in destroying all the seaboard cities of the United States.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The title given here is used in the table of contents in the Archive.

[Johnny Becomes a Boxer] (Table of Contents: 5)

Johnny Thunderbolt / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John B. Wentworth
Pencils
Stan Asch
Inks
Stan Asch
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; Daisy Darling (introduction); Mike Trainer; Suicide Kid (boxer); unnamed thug (villain)
Synopsis
Through the use of his powers (that he knows nothing about), Johnny signs a fight contract to battle the Suicide Kid, and that same unknown power helps Johnny win the contest.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

There is a brief origin recap. The story title given here is used in the table of contents in the Archive.

[The Captured Moon Transport] (Table of Contents: 6)

Rod Rian of the Sky Police / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Jepson (signed)
Pencils
Paul Jepson (signed)
Inks
Paul Jepson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rod Rian
Reprints
  • from Rod Rian of the Sky Police (The George Matthew Adams Service) ?

Warfare in Space (Part 2) (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox [as Gardner F. Fox] (credited)
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (spot illustrations)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Billy Morton; Port Commander Worth; Ralph "The Ruthless" Farnham (villain)
Synopsis
In the orbit of Jupiter, Billy's spaceship, armed with a new weapon, confronts the spaceships of the murderer of his father.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #1.

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

Flash Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Includes a discussion about local postage stamps, as well as classified ads from six stamp dealers. The logo is similar to the logo for the Flash feature, including speed lines.

The Demon Dummy, Part Two (Table of Contents: 9)

"Flash" Picture Novel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Pencils
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Inks
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Wheelan

Genre
crime
Characters
Harry Dunstan; Red the Dummy (villain); Billy Devlin; Hope Fulton

Indexer Notes

Story continued from previous issue.

[Vigilantes of Seguro] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Whip / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John B. Wentworth
Pencils
George Storm
Inks
George Storm
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Whip [El Castigo; Rod Gaynor]; Marissa Dillon; Wing Tai; Sheriff Todds; Broaker; Mr. Dillon; Carlos; Cokey; Spike (villain)

Rush Coupon for Mammoth Catalog (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

All-American Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Hawkman
  2. 1. Rush 3¢ for 604 page Catalog of Amazing Novelties
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [The Opera House Shootings]
    The Flash
  4. 3. [The Panama Canal Scheme]
    Cliff Cornwall
  5. 4. [The Globe Conquerors]
    The Hawk-Man
  6. 5. [Johnny Becomes a Boxer]
    Johnny Thunderbolt
  7. 6. [The Captured Moon Transport]
    Rod Rian of the Sky Police
  8. 7. Warfare in Space (Part 2)
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Flash Stamps
  10. 9. The Demon Dummy, Part Two
    "Flash" Picture Novel
  11. 10. [Vigilantes of Seguro]
    The Whip
  12. 11. Rush Coupon for Mammoth Catalog
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    All-American Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Allen Ross
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross