(May 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:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

[The Case of the Loan Shark] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger (signed)
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen [as Mart Dellon] (signed)
Inks:
Irwin Hasen [as Mart Dellon] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Irene Miller; Carl Kessor (candy store owner); Martha Kessor (Carl's wife); F. Denkert (tailor); Richard Turpin (villain, loan company President)
Synopsis:
After Carl Kessor tells him how loan shark Richard Turpin falsified loan documents to keep Kessor paying long after his debt should have been cleared, Alan Scott hatches a plan to expose Turpin. As Green Lantern, he offers himself as Turpin's enforcer, convinces Turpin's men to testify against their boss, then gets Turpin to explain his crimes within earshot of the police.
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Keywords:
APEX Broadcasting; green lantern (called the lamp of power); oath; power ring

Indexer Notes

When GL hits a villain in this story, he leaves behind a small "green lantern" on his jaw. When GL flies, green flames surround his body.

[The Crazy Man] (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
Characters:
Red Tornado [Ma Hunkel]; the Cyclone Kids [Dinky Jibbet, Sisty Hunkel]; The Crazy Man [Remington Flutewhistle]
Synopsis:
Remington Flutewhistle has a great invention that can help the war effort, if only he can get out of the asylum!

[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

Printed in red from newspaper strips.

[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

Printed in red from newspaper strips.

[The Guardian Angel] (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; superhero
Characters:
Hop Harrigan [as the Guardian Angel]; Ikky; Prop Wash
Synopsis:
Hop becomes the Guardian Angel to help Ikky and Prop capture spies outside American territory.

Indexer Notes

Hop continues to appear as the Guardian Angel. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 3-9-08.

[no title indexed] (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:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Hop Harrigan

Indexer Notes

Credits added by Craig Delich 3-9-08.

[The Secret of Mr. Connelly] (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]; Mary James; Jimmy Baker; Jim Baker; Stroehm (villain); Kane (villain)
Synopsis:
The Atom breaks up a ring of gamblers who are preying on college students, and who have framed the father of Jimmy Baker for the crime of arson.

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Craig Delich & Jerry Bails (November 2005). Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 2009-9-9.

[The Waterfront Mystery] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Mid-Nite / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Reizenstein
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Mid-Nite [Charles McNider]; Myra Mason; Hooty; Merton Marlow (villain)
Synopsis:
Dr. Mid-Nite exposes a crooked politician who is connected with a group of river pirates, and who is trying to use sabotage to become governor.
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Indexer Notes

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-9-09.

[The Ruby of Life] (Table of Contents)

Sargon the Sorcerer / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John B. Wentworth
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Sargon the Sorceror [John Sargent] (introduction, origin); Mrs. Sargent; Mr. Schoff
Synopsis:
When John Sargent was born, the first thing he saw was a mysterious ruby around his mother's neck. That ruby gives him the power over all objects he touches. He decides to disguise himself as a stage magician so no one will know he has real power.
Keywords:
Ruby of Life; Temple of Asyreth

[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

Printed in red from newspaper strips.

[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

Printed in red from newspaper strips.

Case of the Frozen Flyers (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Stone

Young Eagles (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Clint McDade (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

[Champion Kid Fighter of the West Side] (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

[Koval's Invention] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John B. Wentworth
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Dugan; Whitey White; Blooey Blue; Doris West; Koval (villain)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Green Lantern
  2. 1. [The Case of the Loan Shark]
    The Green Lantern
  3. 2. [The Crazy Man]
    Scribbly and the Red Tornado
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff / Cicero's Cat
  6. 5. [The Guardian Angel]
    Hop Harrigan
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Hop Harrigan's History of American Aviation
  8. 7. [The Secret of Mr. Connelly]
    The Atom
  9. 8. [The Waterfront Mystery]
    Dr. Mid-Nite
  10. 9. [The Ruby of Life]
    Sargon the Sorcerer
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff / Cicero's Cat
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  13. 12. Case of the Frozen Flyers
    Jimmy Stone
  14. 13. Young Eagles
    All-American Comics Monthly Book Review
  15. 14. [Champion Kid Fighter of the West Side]
    Popsicle Pete
  16. 15. [Koval's Invention]
    Red, White and Blue
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes