(December 1942)

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 Superman 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)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Irwin Hasen [as I.H.] (signed)
Inks:
Irwin Hasen [as I.H.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Doiby Dickles

Indexer Notes

Doiby appears in a G.L. uniform.

The Headstrong Heiress! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Harry Tschida
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Irene Miller; Doiby Dickles; B. F. Millson (President of Apex Broadcasting); Donna Daye (introduction); Hood Holway (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The daughter of Apex Broadcasting Company's executive manager, trying to play up top both Alan Scott and Green Lantern, has herself kidnapped as a joke. But the joke turns out to be on her as her kidnappers decide to carry out the job for real!
Keywords:
APEX Broadcasting; Green Lamp; oath; Rowwer Ring

Indexer Notes

Oddity G.L.'s oath in this story reads: "My Rays Strike the Darkest Corner, Banishing All Wickedness".

Writer identification by Craig Delich.

Doiby appears in a G.L. uniform in splash and story.

Alan Scott works for APEX Studios.

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich (2008-9-9).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mutt and 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

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 9-9-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mutt and Jeff; Cicero's Cat / 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; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mutt; Jeff; Cicero's Cat

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints.

The Gallant Gambler! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Greene ?
Pencils:
Joe Gallagher
Inks:
Joe Gallagher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Al Pratt]; Mary James; Tommy; Rocco (villain); Maxie (villain)
Synopsis:
Learning that a colloege fraternity chum of his is heavily into debt with gamblers, Al Pratt, as the Atom, uncovers and stops a plot by the gamblers to heist a jewelry store and blame it on the college fraternity members.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich, updated August 2004.

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich (2009-9-28).

Capt. Edwin C. Musick (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Hop Harrigan; Captain Edwin C. Musick

[Gunnery Practice] (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; Prop Wash; Tank Tinker; Miss Snap; Captain Knuckleduster (villain)
Synopsis:
Hop is commisioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Air Force.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Mystery in the Mining Shaft (Table of Contents)

Dr. Mid-Nite / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Reizenstein
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier [as Stan Josephs] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier [as Stan Josephs] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Myra Mason; Hooty (an owl); Dr. Rackham; Sam Story; Mr. Ruger (villain)
Synopsis:
Dr. Mid-Nider visits a doctor friend of his about a possible cure for blindness, but that doctor is suddenly called away to tend to some injured miners rescued from a cave-in. Dr. Mid-Nite decides to help out, and he discovers that the cave-in was caused by the mine manager, who was attempting to hide the existence of an undiscovered valuable vein of coal.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich, updated August 2004.

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich (2009-9-28).

Death in a Shoe Box (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Stone / text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Evelyn Gaines (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Stone

[Sheldon Mayer Meets the Red Tornado] (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:
The Red Tornado [Ma Hunkle]; The Cyclone Kids [Sisty Hunkle (Ma's daughter); Dinky Jibbet(Scribbly's brother)]; Scribbly Jibbet; Sheldon Mayer
Synopsis:
After being chastised for tired story lines and unfair treatment, Mayer tries to kill himself, but is rescued by the Red Tornado.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mutt and Jeff; Cicero's Cat / comic story / 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; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mutt; Jeff; Cicero's Cat

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints.

Black Magic against White Magic (Table of Contents)

Sargon the Sorcerer / comic story / 7 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 the Sorcerer [John Sargent]; Flora Styles; Demonio (villain, introduction, dream appearance); Dimmick (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
After refusing to aid a small-time crook in the war against crime, Sargon learns that the criminal threatens to learn black magic in order to commit crimes.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised by Craig Delich (November 2005), previously given to Ted Udall.

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich (2009-9-30).

[The Nazi Protection Racket] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ted Udall
Pencils:
Joe Gallagher
Inks:
Joe Gallagher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Dugan; Whitey White; Blooey Blue; Doris
Synopsis:
Nazi agents shake down people with relatives overseas for protection money.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich, updated 8/04.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. The Headstrong Heiress!
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff; Cicero's Cat
  5. 4. The Gallant Gambler!
    The Atom
  6. 5. Capt. Edwin C. Musick
    Hop Harrigan's History of American Aviation
  7. 6. [Gunnery Practice]
    Hop Harrigan
  8. 7. Mystery in the Mining Shaft
    Dr. Mid-Nite
  9. 8. Death in a Shoe Box (Part 2)
    Jimmy Stone
  10. 9. [Sheldon Mayer Meets the Red Tornado]
    Scribbly and the Red Tornado
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff; Cicero's Cat
  12. 11. Black Magic against White Magic
    Sargon the Sorcerer
  13. 12. [The Nazi Protection Racket]
    Red, White and Blue
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Per Sandell
  • Veracity
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes