Robert Kanigher began his writing credits to Flash Comics
with both the Flash and the Hawkman strips – later the Black Canary.
The relationship between Joan and Jay acts as a marker for me. This relationship
quirk is different than anything previously scene to the reader.
The Hawkman strip also uses a background story page that is new to the style. This issue begins the transition from what I describe the Golden Age of Flash Comics to
the Proto-Silverage. The stories, in this issue with the Hawkman, become less
about solving crimes and more adventures into the sub-conscious. The gratuitous
bad guys are still there as a link to the familiar. However, the glimpse into the
next generation of comic book themes begins here.
Peachy Pet and Johnny Thunder strip makes for an enjoyable filler.
This issue features the last appearances in the GA from the
three dimwits (they will continue to appear in All-Flash thru out 1947). Their next appearance in this series is as the SA back up story from Flash
Kozlak’s art is used again with the Hawkman strip when the
birds revolt. Johnny Thunder and Ghost Patrol are average strips for this