(March 1948)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1948-01-07
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 Violin of Villainy (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Uses the artwork from the splash page of The Flash story, re-colored in characteristic Jack Adler style.

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Violin of Villainy (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Job Number
FL95
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Fiddler [Isaac Bowin] (villain)
Synopsis
The infamous Fiddler and the Fastest Man Alive once more battle in a duel of wits in Keystone City, this time with the Flash deciding to retire from crime fighting.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mystery of the Crimson Crystal! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Black Canary / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
FL 99
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Larry Lance; Bullet Benn [as the Swami] (villain)
Synopsis
Larry waits for a client to meet him at Dinah’s flower shop, only to have the client die in his arms as soon as she appears. She was followed and killed by members of the Crimson Crystal cult after stealing their precious crimson crystal. They kidnap Larry, and the police catch the Black Canary standing over the woman’s body. Now its up to the Canary to rescue Larry and clear her name.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit per original indexer, World's Finest Comics #225 reprint, and Craig Delich. Black Canary Archives states Joe Giella.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Hopeless Henry / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm - A circus...
Genre
humor

Danny's Dream (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Angler Has an Angle! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
John Wentworth
Pencils
Art Peddy
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
FL101
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ghost Patrol [Slim; Predro; Fred]; the Angler (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Little Orville / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just watch and you'll see how brave I am!
Genre
humor

The Light That Did Not Fail (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Mystery of the Cabinets (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Bob Oksner ?; Frank Giacoia ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
OH#25
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt]

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

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

Leave It to Binky / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Easy Money (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

All-American Comics; Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Horsemen in the Sky! (Table of Contents: 16)

Hawkman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
FL 99
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; the Ghost [Jim Craddock] (villain)
Synopsis
The Feathered Furies are stunned to learn of old western-style bandits on horseback robbing airplanes in the sky!

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Violin of Villainy
    The Flash
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. Violin of Villainy
    The Flash
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Mystery of the Crimson Crystal!
    The Black Canary
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  7. 6. ["Hmm - A circus..."]
    Hopeless Henry
  8. 7. Danny's Dream
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  9. 8. The Angler Has an Angle!
    The Ghost Patrol
  10. 9. ["Just watch and you'll see how brave I am!"]
    Little Orville
  11. 10. The Light That Did Not Fail
    Bright Star Flashlight Battery
  12. 11. The Mystery of the Cabinets
    The Atom
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Leave It to Binky
  14. 13. Easy Money
  15. 14. Editorial Advisory Board
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    All-American Comics; Green Lantern
  17. 16. Horsemen in the Sky!
    Hawkman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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