Reinman (Green Lantern) fills in with the art in this Hawkman strip. The
Hawkman is the mythical mediator between the competing tribes of fire and
The Flash gets in the mood for Halloween and wears a mask as the three
dimwits make the party fun.
Great house ad for DC titles on the newsstands for
Count the kids that had Flash Comics #78 that Halloween.
The inside house ad places the newsstand date
for this issue as September 11th, 1946
The Flash has a super villain to counter, the “Jumper”.
Thunder has the Flash, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and the Ghost Patrol make cameo
appearances as he tries to remain relative to his editor.
Ghost Patrol is very
good as well as Pedro meets a former lover – when he was alive.
the time honored superhero adventure technique of time travel to solve the
mystery of the Curious Casket.
Kubert leaves Hawkman for eight months at this point. Jon Chester Kozlak subs for a
This issue is significant in that it reflects two different styles of scripts offered by Fox. The artwork layouts by Hibbard and Kubert differ significantly also. You get the Flash in a routine weird science\gags\crooks formula strip drawn in flat 2 dimensional panels.
You also get the Hawkman in a 5th dimension shadow boxing
match that Kubert takes the backgrounds and makes them the foreground.
Techniques by both that will be perfected when the Hawkman makes his silver age
debut 18 years later.