(March 1941)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
J. R. Publishing Co.
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:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lantern [Alan Scott]
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Keywords:
power ring

[The 'Big Six' Comics Magazines Still Lead the Field!] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Flash [Jay Garrick]
Synopsis:
Promotional advertisement for 6 of DC's biggest heroes starring in Action, Detective, Adventure, All-American, More Fun and Flash Comics.
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Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2008-3-7.

[The Slave Racket] (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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lantern [Alan Scott; also as Lane]; Irene Miller; Mr. Blake (Scott's employer at APEX); Jim Cass; R. J. Karns (villain, shipping tycoon); Joe (villain); Pancho Lupo (villain); Jose (villain); Carlo (villain); Piedro (villain)
Synopsis:
When Jim Cass tells him how he was tricked into working as a slave in the tropics for tycoon R. J. Karns, Alan Scott signs on for the same job. Then, as Green Lantern, he encourages the workers to rebel before grabbing the overseer in order to take him to the U.S. to force him to testify against Karns.
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Keywords:
APEX Broadcasting; green lantern (called the lantern); oath; power ring

Indexer Notes

Green Lantern resides in Capitol City in this story. Panel 3 on page 8 had to be based on the cover to All-American #18 done by Sheldon Moldoff.

[Neither Man Nor Mouse] (Table of Contents)

Scribbly and the Red Tornado / 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:
The Red Tornado [Ma Hunkel]; The Cyclone Kids [Sisty Hunkel; Dinky Jibbet] (introduction); Scribbly Jibbet; un-named Morning Dispatch editor; Gus (Dispatch typesetter); Smokey (villain)
Synopsis:
When the local newspaper publishes a story that the Red Tornado is a hoax, the crooks that had left town decide to return....with a vengeance!
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Keywords:
Morning Dispatch

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Believe It or Not / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert L. Ripley [as Rip] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert L. Ripley [as Rip] (signed)
Inks:
Robert L. Ripley [as Rip] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Robert L. Ripley

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Field Marshall Count of Wrangel
Synopsis:
The strange stories of a horse with hair 10" long, a hole from a Civil War cannon ball in a wall that was cut out and framed, and how 100,000 men kissed the face of FM Wrangel at graduation are told.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mutt and Jeff / Cicero's Cat / 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; Cicero's cat
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Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints.

Real Magic to Mystify Your Friends (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
A. W. Nugent (signed)
Pencils:
A. W. Nugent (signed)
Inks:
A. W. Nugent (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
A. W. Nugent

Synopsis:
Four different tricks, such as "a trick star" and shadow pictures, are illustrated for the readers so that they can perform these at home.
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[The Factory Infiltrators] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jon L. Blummer [as Jon L-B] (signed)
Pencils:
Jon L. Blummer [as Jon L-B] (signed)
Inks:
Jon L. Blummer [as Jon L-B] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon L. Blummer

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan; Tank "Ikky" Tinker; Prop Wash; Miss Snap; un-named German spies (villains)
Synopsis:
Hop investigates the disappearance of important tool dies and parts of secret aircraft from the factory.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-3-7.

[Here's More Good News for the Members of the All-American Flying Club!] (Table of Contents)

The All-American Flying Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Hop Harrigan
Synopsis:
Hop reports to all members of the Flying Club that free baggage stickers from T.W.A. and Eastern Airlines are available to them.
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Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2008-3-8.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jon L. Blummer [as JLB] (signed; spot illustration; main feature art?)
Inks:
Jon L. Blummer [as JLB] (signed; spot illustration; main feature art?)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Hop Harrigan; Paul Redfern; Art Goebel; Colonel Clarence Chamberlain; Ernest L. Smith; Emory B. Bronte; Lt. Lester J. Maitland; Lt. Albert F. Hegenberger
Synopsis:
True stories about famed aviators are recounted by Hop.
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Indexer Notes

Credits added by Craig Delich 2008-3-8.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Baby Ruth candy bars / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?; (photo)
Inks:
?; (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
James Crowley
Synopsis:
Curtiss Candy Company illustrated ad for Baby Ruth candy bars, using Fordham University's head football coach, James Crowley, as spokesman.

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-7-9.

[Shakedown Racket] (Table of Contents)

The 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]; Blackie (young bootblack); un-named Boss (villain, introduction); Slink (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Atom steps in to halt a protection racket involving local newsboys and bootblacks.
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Keywords:
Atom's calling card

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Craig Delich & Jerry Bails (November 2005).

[The County Fair] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Art Helfant (signed)
Pencils:
Art Helfant (signed)
Inks:
Art Helfant (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pete; Butch; J. Moses Appleberry (scout for the Silver Gloves Boxing Committee)
Synopsis:
When Pete is able to ring a bell at the local county fair, he is offered the chance to fight a champion boxer, "One-Round O'Rouke," in the Silver Gloves boxing contest.
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Rescue on Mars: Part 5 (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:
Ted; Alan; Jack; Dr. Lutyens; the Martians (villains)
Synopsis:
Ted, Alan and Jack attempt to track down Professor Lutyens, who is being held prisoner in the Hall of the Great Brain.
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[Announcing Two New Exciting Features Which Will Make All-American Comics Even Better Than Before!] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Mid-Nite and Sargon the Sorcerer / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier (Dr. Mid-Nite); Howard Purcell (Sargon)
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier (Dr. Mid-Nite); Howard Purcell (Sargon)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hooty (an owl); Sargon [John Sargent]
Synopsis:
Promotional plugs, with illustrations, introduce new features to the All-American Comic's line-up: Dr. Mid-Nite & Hooty in issue #26 and Sargon the Sorcerer in issue #26.
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Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2008-3-8.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

All-America Stamp Page / filler / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; ?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Franklin Pierce
Synopsis:
Half the page is devoted to the 14 cent stamp, which has the portrait of President Franklin Pierce on it. Rest of page is stamp dealer advertisements.
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Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2008-3-8.

The Missing Witness (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Stone; Phil Hackett; Linda Warren; Crandall (insurance agent); McKenzie (a lapidary); Andrews (Harcourt's butler); J.P. Harcourt (villain)
Synopsis:
Through a shrewd luck, Jimmy overhears and sees Harcourt's insurance man, Crandall, pull the thought-to-be stolen Burma Ruby pulled out of a wall safe, and concludes that Harcourt is attempting to defraud the insurance company.
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Indexer Notes

The other half page is an ad from the Remmington Rand Typewriter Company, offering a desk for $1 with the purchase of any Remington portable typewriter.

Canterbury Tales (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Rusty Messing
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
most typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Rusty Messing, a reader of All-American Comics, provides his review of Geoffrey Chaucer's book, "Canterbury Tales."
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Indexer Notes

Rest of the page is made up of various ads. Writer added by Craig Delich 2008-3-8.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Nugent's Original Puzzles, Games, Tricks & Comics / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
A. W. Nugent (signed)
Pencils:
A. W. Nugent (signed)
Inks:
A. W. Nugent (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
A. W. Nugent

Synopsis:
Five different illustrated activities for the reader are shown.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mutt and Jeff / Cicero's Cat / 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; Cicero's cat
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Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Believe It or Not / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert L. Ripley [as Rip] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert L. Ripley [as Rip] (signed)
Inks:
Robert L. Ripley [as Rip] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Robert L. Ripley

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Adele Garrison; Frank Carretta
Synopsis:
The features tell about: wooden horse carver Frank Carretta, who has never ridden a horse; Adele Harrison, who wrote the longest story ever told; and a fort built at Rowse's Point, New York, accidently built on British soil in 1818, and sometimes referred to as Fort Blunder!
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Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprint.

[Just Call Me Mr. Black] (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; Billy; Mr. Black; Mrs. Jackson; Bart Campbell
Synopsis:
Mrs. Jackson and the entire household is mystified by the oddities surrounding the new boarder, Mr. Black, who turns out to be a writer!
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Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. True writer/artist name [Cole] added by Craig Delich 2008-3-8.

[Duty on the Docks] (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; Doris West [as Doris Mosey]; Captain Todt (villain); Sigmund (villain)
Synopsis:
Red, Whitey and Blooey react to rough tactics used on a old pencil seller by some criminals, not realizing that it's Doris in disguise, who has been assigned by G-2 to investigate the activities of a mysterious frieghter on the waterfront.
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[Here's What You've Been Waiting For - All Star No. 4!] (Table of Contents)

All-Star Comics #4 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Hour-Man [Rex Tyler]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional ad for All-Star Comics #4 and the new JSA adventure "For America and Democracy!", including the cover.
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Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2008-3-8.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilson Chemical Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Advertisements from the Wilson Chemical Company of Tyrone, Pennsylvania, makers of White Cloverine brand salve.
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Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2008-3-8.

[Ready: the Sensational New Daisy 1000-shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Harman (signed)
Inks:
Fred Harman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
most typeset

Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver
Synopsis:
Daisy Manufacturing Company ad for their new air rifle, the "1000-shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine."
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Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2008-3-8.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Green Lantern
  2. 1. [The 'Big Six' Comics Magazines Still Lead the Field!]
  3. 2. [The Slave Racket]
    The Green Lantern
  4. 3. [Neither Man Nor Mouse]
    Scribbly and the Red Tornado
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Believe It or Not
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff / Cicero's Cat
  7. 6. Real Magic to Mystify Your Friends
  8. 7. [The Factory Infiltrators]
    Hop Harrigan
  9. 8. [Here's More Good News for the Members of the All-American Flying Club!]
    The All-American Flying Club
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Hop Harrigan's History of American Aviation
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth candy bars
  12. 11. [Shakedown Racket]
    The Atom
  13. 12. [The County Fair]
    Popsicle Pete
  14. 13. Rescue on Mars: Part 5
    Adventures in the Unknown
  15. 14. [Announcing Two New Exciting Features Which Will Make All-American Comics Even Better Than Before!]
    Dr. Mid-Nite and Sargon the Sorcerer
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    All-America Stamp Page
  17. 16. The Missing Witness
    Jimmy Stone
  18. 17. Canterbury Tales
    All-American Comics Monthly Book Review
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Nugent's Original Puzzles, Games, Tricks & Comics
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff / Cicero's Cat
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Believe It or Not
  22. 21. [Just Call Me Mr. Black]
    Ben Webster
  23. 22. [Duty on the Docks]
    Red, White and Blue
  24. 23. [Here's What You've Been Waiting For - All Star No. 4!]
    All-Star Comics #4
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Company
  26. 25. [Ready: the Sensational New Daisy 1000-shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes