(February 1949)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1948-12-06
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 Flaming Darkness! (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]
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

America's Greatest Comics Characters (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

The Flaming Darkness! (Table of Contents: 3)

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
FL112
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Carter Hall]
Synopsis
Hawkman discovers that a band of crooks is attempting to obtain top secret scientific information from the custodian of the science club to which Carter Hall belongs.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Craig Delich.

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

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Rival Flash! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
FL 110
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick] (origin recap); Joan Williams; The Rival (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Flash is captured and forced to breathe in the by-product of hard water gasses so that he loses his speed. His place is then to be taken by a mysterious masked Flash with criminal tendencies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Craig Delich; writer credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Last Golden Age Flash appearance. Two unpublished Golden Age Flash stories finally see print in The Flash (1959 series) #205 (May 1971) and #214 (April 1972).

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

Scribbly / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Case of the Painted Horse! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Job Number
FL115
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Ghost Patrol [Pedro; Slim; Fred]; Speedstar (a horse); Starspot (a horse)

Indexer Notes

Credits from Craig Delich. Delich previously suggested Carmine Infantino for pencils.

The Vanishing Lighthouse! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Arthur Adler
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Raul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
OH 36
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt]

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Craig Delich; script credit from Roy Thomas.

For Thrills! For Action! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Star Spangled Comics; Sensation Comics; Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Ma Nature's Curiousity Shop / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel (signed)
Pencils
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The bark of a dog is an artificial development of civilization...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

Christmas Customs (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Crime on Her Hands! (Table of Contents: 13)

The Black Canary / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
FL108
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Larry Lance; Professor Ernest Nythe (nephew of Lane Nythe, death); Professor Lane Nythe (villain)
Synopsis
A criminologist and professor at State College are working together on an unsolved murder mystery, and the nephew uncovers some new angles on the case, but is murdered. Black Canary and Larry then uncover a twist in that old case that nearly costs them their lives.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit in Archives is wrong.

Unpublished Golden Age Black Canary stories finally see print in DC Special (DC, 1968 series) #3 (April-June 1969) and Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #399 (November 1970).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Shar-Lee Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Flaming Darkness!
    Hawkman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. America's Greatest Comics Characters
  4. 3. The Flaming Darkness!
    Hawkman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  6. 5. The Rival Flash!
    The Flash
  7. 6. ["I want Scribbly!"]
    Scribbly
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. The Case of the Painted Horse!
    The Ghost Patrol
  10. 9. The Vanishing Lighthouse!
    The Atom
  11. 10. For Thrills! For Action!
    Star Spangled Comics; Sensation Comics; Adventure Comics
  12. 11. ["The bark of a dog is an artificial development of civilization..."]
    Ma Nature's Curiousity Shop
  13. 12. Christmas Customs
  14. 13. Crime on Her Hands!
    The Black Canary
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Shar-Lee Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • R S
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross