(September 1940)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
All-American Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

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

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

[The Creatures from the Canyon] (Table of Contents: 2)

Hawkman / comic story / 9 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]; George; Poseidon; King Jupo (villain, introduction, death); Ivor (villain)
Synopsis:
Hawkman is drawn into a mystery thousands of feet beneath the waters of New York harbor where a strange race called the Kogats is planning an invasion of the United States.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

The last panel of the story is the first in the series titled "Weapons of the Past": the Whip Mace.

[The Witch's Revenge] (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:
adventure
Characters:
The King [King Standish]; The Witch (villain)

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

[The Orphanage Benefit] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script:
John B. Wentworth (signed)
Pencils:
Homer Fleming (signed)
Inks:
Homer Fleming (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
The Whip [Rod Gaynor]

[Antarctic Adventure] (Table of Contents: 5)

Cliff Cornwall, Special Agent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Cornwall; Itchy (Cliff's airplane mechanic); Eston (villain)

Indexer Notes

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

[Magic's in the Air] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Thunder

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

[Preparation for War] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rod Rian

Free Stamps! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chocolate (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

A Case of Hives (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Genre:
adventure

The Strange Formula B-9 [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Evelyn Gaines
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Adventures of Don Quixote (Table of Contents: 12)

Monthly Book Review / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

[The Giant Animals] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Jim Evans; Dr. Tyler; Yap (villain); other un-named criminals (villains)
Synopsis:
A ruthless gang kidnaps an old scientist who has invented a serum that vastly enlarges smaller animals, which the gang then uses to terrorize the Flash and the inhabitants of desert towns while they make "unauthorized" bank withdrawals.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

According to info provided in this story, the Flash can travel at speeds up to 1,000 MPH.

Soon on Sale! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

New York World's Fair Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Important Announcement!! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hawkman
  2. 1. ["Thanks again, boys and girls, for the wonderful reception..."]
    All-American Comics; The Green Lantern
  3. 2. [The Creatures from the Canyon]
    Hawkman
  4. 3. [The Witch's Revenge]
    King Standish
  5. 4. [The Orphanage Benefit]
    The Whip
  6. 5. [Antarctic Adventure]
    Cliff Cornwall, Special Agent
  7. 6. [Magic's in the Air]
    Johnny Thunderbolt
  8. 7. [Preparation for War]
    Rod Rian of the Sky Police
  9. 8. Free Stamps!
    Popsicle
  10. 9. Chocolate
    Flash Stamps
  11. 10. A Case of Hives
    Flash "Picture Novelette"
  12. 11. The Strange Formula B-9 [Part 2]
  13. 12. The Adventures of Don Quixote
    Monthly Book Review
  14. 13. ["For thrills and adventure..."]
    All-Star Comics
  15. 14. ["Boys and girls! If you like Mutt & Jeff..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  16. 15. [The Giant Animals]
    The Flash
  17. 16. Soon on Sale!
    New York World's Fair Comics
  18. 17. Important Announcement!!
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • Allen Ross