(May 1940)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-03-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
All-American Comics, Inc.
Editing
M. C. Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (assistant 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 renewal.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The King / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jon L. Blummer
Inks
Jon L. Blummer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The King [King Standish]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Hawkman [Carter Hall] (inset); Cliff Cornwall (inset); Johnny Thunder (inset); The Whip [Rod Gaynor]
Reprints

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

Peck Brothers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Case of the Murderous Art Collector] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Boleau (introduction); The Vandal (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Flash must terminate the evil desires of The Vandal, an art collector extra-ordinary who would do anything to make his collection more valuable, even if he has to kill the artists of the works he owns!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

We previously credited the art to Dennis Neville in error.

Get the King (Table of Contents: 3)

King Standish / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The King [King Standish]

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

[The Kidnapping of Ione Craig] (Table of Contents: 4)

Hawkman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Ione Craig; Abdul Ben Hathor (villain, death), Hassan Ibn Sadah (villain, death)
Synopsis
Hawk follows a female secret agent to the hidden city of Alamut, home to an ancient league of assassins who are attempting to kill the leaders of the world.
Reprints
Keywords
Alamut

[Johnny Becomes a G-Man] (Table of Contents: 5)

Johnny Thunderbolt / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; The Thunderbolt; Daisy Darling; Herman Darling; Simon P. Thunder; Cut Perce (villain); Perce's gang (villains)
Synopsis
Johnny's life as a G-Man begins by looking into a case where crooks have stolen an entire safety deposit vault...and his father along with it!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Thunderbolt appears as a yellow streak of lightning.

[The Mephisians Attack] (Table of Contents: 6)

Rod Rian of the Sky Police / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul H. Jepson
Pencils
Paul H. Jepson
Inks
Paul H. Jepson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rod Rian

No. 2 - Buckskin, by Thomas C. Hinkle (Table of Contents: 7)

Flash Comics Monthly Book Review / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[Niagara Falls] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

[The Snow King] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cliff Cornwall; The Snow King (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich and verified by Sheldon Moldoff.

Planet of the Metal Men (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Evelyn Gaines
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

You Can't Get Away with It! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Ed Wheelan
Pencils
Ed Wheelan
Inks
Ed Wheelan
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Wheelan

Genre
adventure

[Judge Frawd's Court] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Whip / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
John B. Wentworth
Pencils
Homer Fleming
Inks
Homer Fleming
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Whip [Rod Gaynor]

Six Big Headline Features for the "Big Six" Comic Magazines! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The King
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Peck Brothers
  3. 2. [Case of the Murderous Art Collector]
    The Flash
  4. 3. Get the King
    King Standish
  5. 4. [The Kidnapping of Ione Craig]
    Hawkman
  6. 5. [Johnny Becomes a G-Man]
    Johnny Thunderbolt
  7. 6. [The Mephisians Attack]
    Rod Rian of the Sky Police
  8. 7. No. 2 - Buckskin, by Thomas C. Hinkle
    Flash Comics Monthly Book Review
  9. 8. [Niagara Falls]
    Flash Stamps
  10. 9. [The Snow King]
    Cliff Cornwall
  11. 10. Planet of the Metal Men
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    All-American Comics
  13. 12. You Can't Get Away with It!
    Flash "Picture Novelette"
  14. 13. [Judge Frawd's Court]
    The Whip
  15. 14. Six Big Headline Features for the "Big Six" Comic Magazines!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross