(November 1940)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
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Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
All-American Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer
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, GL 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 GL hit Mr. Gates on the jaw, it left behind a small "green lantern" emblem. Letterer credit verified by Marty 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 re the Green Lantern puts the thought into Ma's head of adopting the personna of a costumed heroine herself to save them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-26-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Daisybelle / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Daisybelle

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mutt and Jeff / Cicero's Cat / filler / 3 pages (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; Cicero's cat

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints.

[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 (Nov. 2005). Synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-25-08.

[Robbers' Ropost] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jon L. Blummer (signed)
Pencils:
Jon L. Blummer (signed)
Inks:
Jon L. Blummer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon L. Blummer

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 3-1-08.

Orville and Wilbur Wright (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Credits added by Craig Delich 3-1-08.

Rescue on Mars: Part 1 (Table of Contents)

Adventures 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

[Bank Robbery] (Table of Contents)

Popsicle Pete / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pete

[The Mysterious Mechanical Man] (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

Indexer Notes

True writer/artist name [Cole] added by Craig Delich 3-1-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Daisybelle / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Daisybelle

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mutt and Jeff / filler / 2 pages (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

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mutt and Jeff / Cicero's Cat / filler / 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; Cicero's cat

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints.

Wings over Panama Part 1 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Stone

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[The Super-Plane] (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
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. [no title indexed]
    Daisybelle
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff / Cicero's Cat
  6. 5. [Action at the College Ball]
    The Mighty Atom
  7. 6. [Robbers' Ropost]
    Hop Harrigan
  8. 7. Orville and Wilbur Wright
    Hop Harrigan's History of American Aviation
  9. 8. Rescue on Mars: Part 1
    Adventures in the Unknown
  10. 9. [Bank Robbery]
    Popsicle Pete
  11. 10. [The Mysterious Mechanical Man]
    Ben Webster
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Daisybelle
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff / Cicero's Cat
  15. 14. Wings over Panama Part 1
    Jimmy Stone
  16. 15. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
    All-American Comics Monthly Book Review
  17. 16. [The Super-Plane]
    Red, White and Blue
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