(June 1942)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
J. R. Publishing Co.
Brand:
A Superman 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)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern

The Mystery of the Theater of Fear (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Doiby Dickles; Irene Miller
Synopsis:
Strange coincidences between plays being performed in a theatre and actual crimes lead the Emerald Crusader into a murder-mystery that threatens the life of Irene Miller and the radio station at APEX Studios.

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Craig Delich. Although Nodell is given a by-line on this story, he didn't do any art.

The original splash page to this story recently surfaced and the reverse was signed by Chet Kozlak. The splash appears to be solely by Hasen, so am not sure why Kozlak signed this piece.

Alan Scott works for APEX Studios. Notes & synopsis added by Craig Delich.

["Here it is again!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Here it is again!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

["Mailing two letters to your wife every day!"] (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) ?

[Using a Mouse Trap to Catch a Fish] (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) ?

["Only the wicked need fear the dark, for out of the blackness of night..."] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Mid-Nite / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Myra Mason; Hooty; Sam Oldwinn; Steve Fink (villain)
Synopsis:
A gangster, who has had his life portrayed on the silver screen, threatens the producer, trying to get him to cancel the film.

Indexer Notes

Synopsis and other information added by Craig Delich.

["Lookee! Miss Snap! Wash! A letter from Hop!"] (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

Letters credit from Craig Delich.

The Vultee Vanguard (Table of Contents)

How to Spot the Planes in the Skies / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Falcon Mathieu (signed)
Pencils:
Falcon Mathieu (signed)
Inks:
Falcon Mathieu (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Falcon Mathieu

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation

An Important Message to Members of the All-American Flying Club (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Everything he touches is Sargon's to command -- wood, stones, bricks, anything!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John B. Wentworth
Pencils:
Howard Purcell [as H.P.] (signed)
Inks:
Howard Purcell [as H.P.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sargon [John Sargent]; Flora Styles; "Deuces" Wilde (villain); Mike (villain)
Synopsis:
A racket boss offers Sargon as job as a dealer in a casino, but the magician turns the tables on him when he reveals to patrons that the casino games are fixed.

Indexer Notes

Script credit, synopsis, and other information from Craig Delich.

["The Red Tornado and the Cyclone Kids, known to their friends as Ma Hunkel, little Sisty Hunkel, and Dinky Jibbet..."] (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]; Scribbly

Ghost Town, Part 2 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Evelyn Gaines
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Stone

["Read what Alice Marble, former World's Tennis Champion..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Augustus and the River (Table of Contents)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Review of Augustus and the River by Legrand. Page includes a listing of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Superman DC Comic Magazines, a list of those magazines and their frequencies, and Superman's Secret Message.

["Hello, you old bachelor!"] (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) 1936.05.31

[The Effects of Sleep Medicine] (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) 1936.05.31

Calvin Coolidge (Table of Contents)

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

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

["Fighting for freedom! Three tried and true friends in the service of Uncle Sam!"] (Table of Contents)

Red, White and Blue / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John B. Wentworth ?
Pencils:
Howard Purcell [as H P] (signed)
Inks:
Howard Purcell [as H P] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Craig Delich.

["No one knows that Al Pratt, the meek Calvin College sophomore..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Al Pratt]; Malcolm; Slade (villain)
Synopsis:
The Atom wages a campaign to prevent gangsters from forcing dairymen to join a crooked union.

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Jerry Bails. Synopsis and other information added by Craig Delich.

[War Calls the Justice Society Into Action!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Here are three other leaders..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. The Mystery of the Theater of Fear
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. ["Here it is again!"]
    All-Flash
  4. 3. ["Here it is again!"]
    Green Lantern
  5. 4. ["Mailing two letters to your wife every day!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  6. 5. [Using a Mouse Trap to Catch a Fish]
    Cicero's Cat
  7. 6. ["Only the wicked need fear the dark, for out of the blackness of night..."]
    Dr. Mid-Nite
  8. 7. ["Lookee! Miss Snap! Wash! A letter from Hop!"]
    Hop Harrigan
  9. 8. The Vultee Vanguard
    How to Spot the Planes in the Skies
  10. 9. An Important Message to Members of the All-American Flying Club
    All-American Flying Club
  11. 10. ["Everything he touches is Sargon's to command -- wood, stones, bricks, anything!"]
    Sargon the Sorcerer
  12. 11. ["The Red Tornado and the Cyclone Kids, known to their friends as Ma Hunkel, little Sisty Hunkel, and Dinky Jibbet..."]
    Scribbly and the Red Tornado
  13. 12. Ghost Town, Part 2
    A Jimmy Stone Story
  14. 13. ["Read what Alice Marble, former World's Tennis Champion..."]
    Sensation Comics
  15. 14. Augustus and the River
    Good Books Worth Reading
  16. 15. ["Hello, you old bachelor!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  17. 16. [The Effects of Sleep Medicine]
    Cicero's Cat
  18. 17. Calvin Coolidge
    All-American Stamp Page
  19. 18. ["Fighting for freedom! Three tried and true friends in the service of Uncle Sam!"]
    Red, White and Blue
  20. 19. ["No one knows that Al Pratt, the meek Calvin College sophomore..."]
    The Atom
  21. 20. [War Calls the Justice Society Into Action!]
    All-Star Comics
  22. 21. ["Here are three other leaders..."]
    Superman; Leading Comics; Batman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Veracity
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Bob Hughes