(August 1940)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-06-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
All-American Comics Inc.
Publisher's Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
M. C. Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Same Flash figure used on the cover of All-Star Comics #2.

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

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

[The Building Swindle] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flash / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That wall - Its falling!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Olsen; Mr. Jenkins (villain, introduction); The Chief (villain, introduction); Omsab (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Flash utilizes his amazing speed to help the city's D.A. gather enough evidence to convict construction company employees that have been using sub-standard materials.
Reprints

[The Captured Sub] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cliff, I don't know what this means...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Cliff Cornwall; Doctor Brine (villain)

Indexer Notes

Script and inks credits by Craig Delich. Inks credit confirmed by Jerry Bails and Sheldon Moldoff.

[The Search for the San Creso Mine] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
John Wentworth (credited as John B. Wentworth)
Pencils
Homer Fleming (credited)
Inks
Homer Fleming (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Whip [Rod Gaynor]; Jim Shiner; Sairy Shiner; Little Jimmy Shiner; Marisa Dillon; Elby Shiner; Pat Shiner; Carol Shiner

Puddn'head Wilson by Mark Twain (Table of Contents: 5)

Flash Comics Monthly Book Review / text article / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
book review

Indexer Notes

Text review of Puddn'head Wilson by Mark Twain.

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[The Witch at Sea] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On board the S. S. Islandia!
Genre
adventure
Characters
The King [King Standish]; The Witch (villain); Colonel Evers; Trader Torne

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

[Theatre Madness] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here I am, sir...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; Daisy Darling; The Thunderbolt; Ma Darling; Mr. Thunder

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

[The Gorilla Hunt] (Table of Contents: 9)

Rod Rian of the Sky Police / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Jepsen (signed as Paul H. Jepson)
Pencils
Paul Jepsen (signed as Paul H. Jepson)
Inks
Paul Jepsen (signed as Paul H. Jepson)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whew! That was close!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rod Rian; Loro; Karin; Taro
Reprints
  • from Rod Rian of the Sky Police Sunday (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.) 193x-xx-xx - 193x-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Panels are extensively reshaped and rearranged.

Panama Hats (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Text article & classified ads about stamps.

The Money Vanishes (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Pencils
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Inks
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Wheelan (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Surely not 25 thousand dollars in cash, Mr. Whiteside?!!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Pierce; Mr. Whiteside; Harvey Richmond; Sergeant Hanley; Earnest Goldman [sic]; Detective McCreery

The Strange Formula B-9 (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Evelyn Gaines (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jack! Supper's ready!
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Jack Raymond; Sally Raymond

Indexer Notes

"To be continued next month."

Here's the Chance to Get an Early Issue of Flash Comics Absolutely Free! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Boys and Girls! Do You Like Mutt & Jeff? (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[The Sunspot Wizard] (Table of Contents: 15)

Hawkman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sunspots - Those queer dots in blazing old Sol.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. French; Professor Kitzoff (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Hawkman must stop a weird scientist who has invented a machine that allows him to harness and use sunspots for his evil intents.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

Moldoff signs - as 'Shelly' - in both the first and last panels.

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

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

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

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

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

The Complete Works of Shakespeare / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  2. 1. ["Thanks boys and girls for the wonderful reception..."]
    All-American Comics; The Green Lantern
  3. 2. [The Building Swindle]
    The Flash
  4. 3. [The Captured Sub]
    Cliff Cornwall
  5. 4. [The Search for the San Creso Mine]
    The Whip
  6. 5. Puddn'head Wilson by Mark Twain
    Flash Comics Monthly Book Review
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  8. 7. [The Witch at Sea]
    King Standish
  9. 8. [Theatre Madness]
    Johnny Thunderbolt
  10. 9. [The Gorilla Hunt]
    Rod Rian of the Sky Police
  11. 10. Panama Hats
    Flash Stamps
  12. 11. The Money Vanishes
    Flash "Picture Novelette"
  13. 12. The Strange Formula B-9
  14. 13. Here's the Chance to Get an Early Issue of Flash Comics Absolutely Free!
  15. 14. Boys and Girls! Do You Like Mutt & Jeff?
    Mutt & Jeff
  16. 15. [The Sunspot Wizard]
    Hawkman
  17. 16. ["For thrills and adventure..."]
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    The Complete Works of Shakespeare
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Keith Chandler
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Merlin Haas
  • Bob Hughes
  • John Jewell
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore