(September 1948)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1948-07-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Julius Schwartz (actual editor)
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 Star Prize of the Year (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Carmine Infantino
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Credits from Craig Delich.

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Star Prize of the Year! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Job Number
FL104
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]
Synopsis
Gangland decides to award its own "Oscars" for the best crimes committed, one of which has nailed the Flash!

Indexer Notes

Credits from Craig Delich; script credit verified by Martin O'Hearn.

Ewell Blackwell (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Hammer Man! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Job Number
FL106
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ghost Patrol [Pedro; Fred; Slim]

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Craig Delich.

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

Kellogg's Rice Krispies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Flash Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Although an owl's eyes are set immovably in their sockets...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

The Red-Headed Doll! (Table of Contents: 7)

Hawkman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
FL105
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]
Synopsis
Shiera buys a lovely red-headed doll in a department store, unaware the doll carries a fortune in diamonds inside!

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Craig Delich, verified by Martin O'Hearn.

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

Johnny Thunder / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Flash Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The fastest moving thing on Earth is a tidal wave...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

Disaster at Hairpin Turn! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Job Number
OH 31
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt]

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

Flash Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The motorist who speeds up to reach a filling station...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

America's Birthday (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
C. D. Judith
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Blazing West / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Time Runs Out! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Job Number
FL 105
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Larry Lance; Danny Deake (florist, death); un-named boss and his gang (villains)
Synopsis
A rival florist is murdered when he comes to pick up a package accidentally delivered to the Drake Florist Shop. Tracking down the crooks responsible, Larry and the Black Canary discover the package contained a radioactive substance called Vinium, and that they had been using various florist shops to distribute the material.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

We formerly credited the pencils to Frank Giacoia. The inks credit in Archives is wrong.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Dale Evans Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Manufacturing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Star Prize of the Year
    The Flash
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. The Star Prize of the Year!
    The Flash
  4. 3. Ewell Blackwell
    Wheaties
  5. 4. The Hammer Man!
    The Ghost Patrol
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Rice Krispies
  7. 6. ["Although an owl's eyes are set immovably in their sockets..."]
    Flash Facts
  8. 7. The Red-Headed Doll!
    Hawkman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Johnny Thunder
  10. 9. ["The fastest moving thing on Earth is a tidal wave..."]
    Flash Facts
  11. 10. Disaster at Hairpin Turn!
    The Atom
  12. 11. ["The motorist who speeds up to reach a filling station..."]
    Flash Facts
  13. 12. America's Birthday
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Blazing West
  15. 14. Editorial Advisory Board
  16. 15. Time Runs Out!
    The Black Canary
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Dale Evans Comics
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross