(August-September 1975)

DC, 1974 Series
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Volume
2
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1975-05-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell (editor); M. C. Gaines (original managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (original assistant editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Tabloid
Paper Stock
Cardboard covers; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #118.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Johnny Thunder; The Whip; Cliff Cornwall
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from Golden Age Flash Archives #1 and Golden Age Hawkman Archives #1.

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

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

[Origin of the Flash] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flash / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Faster than the streak of the lightning in the sky...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Jay Garrick] (introduction, origin); Joan Williams (introduction); Major Williams; the Faultless Four [Sieur Satan; Serge Orloff; Duriel; Smythe]; Professor Hughes
Synopsis
The origin of The Flash and his battle against The Faultless Four, spies who have kidnapped Joan Williams' father and who all die.
Reprints

[The Disappearing Plane] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Washington D.C. are special agents...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Cliff Cornwall; Lys Valliere; US Army personnel
Synopsis
An unnamed enemy is attacking US planes in Alaska and Cliff is sent to find them. Once there, he teams up with Lys and rescues the trapped airmen.
Reprints

[The Origin of Hawkman] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beginning the tale of a phantom of the night...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Carter Hall; Prince Khufu] (introduction, origin); Shiera Sanders [later Hawkgirl] (introduction); Doctor Hastor [Hath-Set] (introduction); Kolar
Synopsis
Recounts the final battle between Hath-Set and Prince Khufu and their first battle as the reincarnated Doctor Hastor and Carter Hall (Hawkman).
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title from Golden Age Hawkman Archives #1.

[The Kidnapping of Johnny Thunder] (Table of Contents: 5)

Johnny Thunderbolt / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Simon B. Thunder was a bank clerk...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder (introduction, origin); Thunderbolt (introduction); Simon B. Thunder; Mildred Thunder; Badhnisian agents; Priest of Aissor; Mr. Congreve
Synopsis
Johnny's life story is told up to the point where he begins to command his Thunderbolt, without knowledge of what he is doing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Coloring error on page 5 has Johnny's hair color changing instantaneously.

Warfare in Space, Part One (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox [as Gardner F. Fox]
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer
Inks
Sheldon Mayer
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Billy Morton; Keith Morton; Port Commander Worth; Ralph "The Ruthless" Farnham
Synopsis
Billy completes an experiment he and his father had been working on and takes the resulting weapon into space during a raid on Jupiter, intent on unleashing it upon Ralph "The Ruthless " Farnhan.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes spot illustrations. Story continues in Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #2. There are three small ads for fireworks at the end of page 2 for Baltimore Fireworks Co., Spencer Fireworks Co., and The Brazel Novelty Manufacturing Co.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A history of Polish postage stamps, with illustrations of three of them. Also includes classified ads for five stamp dealers and one for class pins.

The Demon Dummy [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 8)

"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 (signed)

Genre
crime
Characters
Red [a wooden dummy]; Harry Dunstan; Madge Devere; Jim Devlin; Sam; Slim; Tim; unnamed street bum (dies); prison warden; prisoners
Synopsis
Jim Devlin frames ventriloquist Harry Dunstan for a murder, to get him out of the way for the affections of Madge. Harry goes to prison, with Red, but eventually Devlin is found out and imprisoned, which frees Harry.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Flash Comics (DC, 1940 series) #2.

[Origin of the Whip] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Whip / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the time of Cortez the conqueror of Mexico...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Whip [Don Fernando Suarez]; The Whip [Rod Gaynor]; Marisa Dillon; Mr. Dillon (Marisa's father); Carlos; King [The Whip's horse]; Nita; Wing; Sheriff Todd; the Padre
Synopsis
The new Whip, affecting a Spanish accent, is aided by girl friend Marisa Dillon, not to mention his horse King, in freeing Carlos from jail.
Reprints

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

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

Make Your Own Records at Home (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Home Recording Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    All-American Comics
  3. 2. [Origin of the Flash]
    The Flash
  4. 3. [The Disappearing Plane]
    "Cliff" Cornwall
  5. 4. [The Origin of Hawkman]
    The Hawkman
  6. 5. [The Kidnapping of Johnny Thunder]
    Johnny Thunderbolt
  7. 6. Warfare in Space, Part One
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Flash Stamps
  9. 8. The Demon Dummy [Part 1]
    "Flash" Picture Novel
  10. 9. [Origin of the Whip]
    The Whip
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  12. 11. Make Your Own Records at Home
    Home Recording Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Stangas
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