(November 1940)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
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 U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lantern [Alan Scott]
Reprints:

[Mystery at Apex Broadcasting] (Table of Contents)

The Green Lantern / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger (signed)
Pencils:
Martin Nodell [as Mart Dellon] (signed)
Inks:
Martin Nodell [as Mart Dellon] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Carrie Nodell

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (brief origin recap); Irene Miller; Jim Tellum (death); Mrs. Tellum (death); "The Boss" [Mr. Gates] (villain, APEX Assistant Manager, introduction); "Duke" (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
When the station's top announcer is murdered, Alan Scott applies for a job at APEX Broadcasting to investigate, but the assistant manager, Mr. Gates, tells him there are no openings. Working with Irene Miller, who coincidentally works at APEX, Scott discovers that Mr. Gates was using the announcer's program to send coded messages to his henchmen in his smuggling operations. After getting a confession out of Gates as Green Lantern, Alan frees Irene and receives a job offer from the president of APEX Broadcasting.
Reprints:
Keywords:
APEX Broadcasting; green lantern (called the green lamp); power ring

Indexer Notes

Alan Scott begins working for APEX Broadcasting (the last issue that positively mentions him working there is All-American #58). In the story, Green Lantern recites a variation on his oath: "And I shall shed my light over dark evil, for the dark things cannot stand the light...the light of...Green Lantern!" In the story, when Green Lantern hit Mr. Gates on the jaw, it left behind a small "green lantern" emblem. Letterer credit verified by Martin Nodell.

[The Coming of the Red Tornado] (Table of Contents)

Scribbly / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Mayer

Genre:
humor; superhero; teen
Characters:
Red Tornado [Ma Hunkel] (introduction); Scribbly Jibbet; Sisty Hunkel; Dinky Jibbet; Tubb Torponi (villain); Torponi's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
When Ma learns of the kidnapping of Dinky and Sisty by the Torponi mob, a chance remark by Scribbly about the Green Lantern puts the idea into Ma's head of adopting the persona of a costumed heroine herself to save them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

["Look at that funny-looking cow, Daisybelle..."] (Table of Contents)

Daisybelle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Pencils:
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Inks:
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gene Byrnes

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Daisybelle
Reprints:
  • from Daisybelle daily (Gene Byrnes) ????.02.13 ?

["The Poor Little Foundling"] (Table of Contents)

Daisybelle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Byrnes
Pencils:
Gene Byrnes
Inks:
Gene Byrnes
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gene Byrnes

Genre:
humor; children
Reprints:
  • from Daisybelle daily (Gene Byrnes) ????.02.16 ?

["Can you tell me what is the best method..."] (Table of Contents)

Mutt & Jeff / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

Script:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher] (signed)
Pencils:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher] (signed)
Inks:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Smith

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1936.07.26

["Houdini couldn't get out of that fix!"] (Table of Contents)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.4 page (report information)

Script:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Pencils:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Inks:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1936.07.26

["Now that we got more gas..."] (Table of Contents)

Mutt & Jeff / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Pencils:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Inks:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

[Chased Into the Kangaroo Yard] (Table of Contents)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Pencils:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Inks:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Cicero's Cat daily (Bell Syndicate) ?

[Safe on a Giraffe] (Table of Contents)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Pencils:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Inks:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Cicero's Cat daily (Bell Syndicate) ?

[Action at the College Ball] (Table of Contents)

The Mighty Atom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill O'Connor (signed)
Pencils:
Ben Flinton (signed)
Inks:
Leonard Sansone
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Al Pratt]; Mary James; Joe Morgan
Synopsis:
When Mary decides to wear the "Kador Necklace," worth $25,000, to the Calvin College "Diamond Ball," Al decides to attend, and soon has his hands full of action as The Atom when crooks appear to steal it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Craig Delich & Jerry Bails. Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

First line: "The object of much ridicule while at college because of his small size..."

["Three weary figures stumble into the sheriff's office..."] (Table of Contents)

Hop Harrigan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jon L. Blummer [as Jon Elby]
Pencils:
Jon L. Blummer [as Jon Elby]
Inks:
Jon L. Blummer [as Jon Elby]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon L. Blummer [as Jon Elby]

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Craig Delich.

Orville and Wilbur Wright (Table of Contents)

Hop Harrigan's History of American Aviation / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jon L. Blummer
Pencils:
Jon L. Blummer
Inks:
Jon L. Blummer
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation
Characters:
Orville Wright; Wilbur Wright

Indexer Notes

Creative credits from Craig Delich.

["Members of the All-American Flying Club..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

All-American Flying Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Rescue on Mars [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

An Adventure in the Unknown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl H. Claudy (signed)
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Alan; Ted; Jack

["Pete had a close call when a supposed-to-be inventor..."] (Table of Contents)

Popsicle Pete / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Helfant
Pencils:
Art Helfant
Inks:
Art Helfant
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pete

["High Power, the huge mechanical man, electrically controlled..."] (Table of Contents)

Ben Webster / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole [as Edwin Alger] (signed)
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Edwin Alger] (signed)
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Edwin Alger] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ben Webster

["Welcome back from boy's camp, Raymond!"] (Table of Contents)

Daisybelle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Pencils:
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Inks:
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gene Byrnes

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Daisybelle
Reprints:
  • from Daisybelle daily (Gene Byrnes) ?

["Please, Mother, won't you buy me one?"] (Table of Contents)

Daisybelle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Byrnes
Pencils:
Gene Byrnes
Inks:
Gene Byrnes
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gene Byrnes

Genre:
humor; children
Reprints:
  • from Daisybelle daily (Gene Byrnes) ?

["Boys, boys! Come back here!"] (Table of Contents)

Mutt & Jeff / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher] (signed)
Pencils:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher] (signed)
Inks:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Smith

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

["Dang it, now they gotta build houses on wheels!"] (Table of Contents)

Mutt & Jeff / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Pencils:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Inks:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

[Crossing a Creek] (Table of Contents)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher] (signed)
Pencils:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher] (signed)
Inks:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Smith

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cicero's cat
Reprints:
  • from Cicero's Cat daily (Bell Syndicate) ?

[A Yappy Puppy Has a Father] (Table of Contents)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Pencils:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Inks:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Cicero's Cat daily (Bell Syndicate) ?

John Tyler (Table of Contents)

All-American Stamp Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Wings Over Panama [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Stone / text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Evelyn Gaines
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer (illustration)
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Stone

["Don't miss this stirring issue of Flash Comics..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (Table of Contents)

All-American Comics Monthly Book Review / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

For Fun, Thrills, & Adventure (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["In the west coast laboratories of the Navy Research Bureau..."] (Table of Contents)

Red, White and Blue / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel ?
Pencils:
William Smith
Inks:
William Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Dugan; Whitey White; Blooey Blue

["Here it is - better than ever!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["These 4 comic magazines and the five shown above..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Superman; Batman; Action Comics; Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Green Lantern
  2. 1. [Mystery at Apex Broadcasting]
    The Green Lantern
  3. 2. [The Coming of the Red Tornado]
    Scribbly
  4. 3. ["Look at that funny-looking cow, Daisybelle..."]
    Daisybelle
  5. 4. ["The Poor Little Foundling"]
    Daisybelle
  6. 5. ["Can you tell me what is the best method..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  7. 6. ["Houdini couldn't get out of that fix!"]
    Cicero's Cat
  8. 7. ["Now that we got more gas..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  9. 8. [Chased Into the Kangaroo Yard]
    Cicero's Cat
  10. 9. [Safe on a Giraffe]
    Cicero's Cat
  11. 10. [Action at the College Ball]
    The Mighty Atom
  12. 11. ["Three weary figures stumble into the sheriff's office..."]
    Hop Harrigan
  13. 12. Orville and Wilbur Wright
    Hop Harrigan's History of American Aviation
  14. 13. ["Members of the All-American Flying Club..."]
    All-American Flying Club
  15. 14. Rescue on Mars [Part 1]
    An Adventure in the Unknown
  16. 15. ["Pete had a close call when a supposed-to-be inventor..."]
    Popsicle Pete
  17. 16. ["High Power, the huge mechanical man, electrically controlled..."]
    Ben Webster
  18. 17. ["Welcome back from boy's camp, Raymond!"]
    Daisybelle
  19. 18. ["Please, Mother, won't you buy me one?"]
    Daisybelle
  20. 19. ["Boys, boys! Come back here!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  21. 20. ["Dang it, now they gotta build houses on wheels!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  22. 21. [Crossing a Creek]
    Cicero's Cat
  23. 22. [A Yappy Puppy Has a Father]
    Cicero's Cat
  24. 23. John Tyler
    All-American Stamp Page
  25. 24. Wings Over Panama [Part 1]
    Jimmy Stone
  26. 25. ["Don't miss this stirring issue of Flash Comics..."]
    Flash Comics
  27. 26. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
    All-American Comics Monthly Book Review
  28. 27. For Fun, Thrills, & Adventure
    New York World's Fair Comics; Mutt & Jeff
  29. 28. ["In the west coast laboratories of the Navy Research Bureau..."]
    Red, White and Blue
  30. 29. ["Here it is - better than ever!"]
    All-Star Comics
  31. 30. ["These 4 comic magazines and the five shown above..."]
    Superman; Batman; Action Comics; Detective Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes