(Summer 1943)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
92
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
All-American Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
M. C. Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cardboard cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound #1-41; Saddle-stitched #42-63
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

All story synopses by Craig Delich (Dec. 2005), some modified by Craig Delich on 8-31-09. This issue contains an ad for Hop Harrigan's All-American Flying Club.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman; The Flash; Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Harry
Inks:
Frank Harry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]
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Keywords:
Power Ring

[The Invisible Invader] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
William Moulton Marston [as Charles Moulton] (signed)
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks:
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Colonel Darnell; Etta Candy; the Holiday Girls; Captain Eric Lander (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Steve shows Diana a newspaper announcement concerning the dedication ceremonies of a Global War Heroes monument that Wonder Woman is supposed to speak at. Wonder Woman is about to speak when the monument blows up, but mysteriously, as the debris clears, the monument is still intact, then disappears in a column of black smoke. Wonder Woman finally gets to the bottom of the mystery, when she comes face to face with Eric Lander, an American-born man of German descent, who has invented a silent, self-camouflaging space bomber that he intends to terrorize the U.S. with!
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Keywords:
All American College; Global War Heroes Monument; Golden Lasso; National City Military Park; Natonal City; New London

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mutt & Jeff / comic story / 4 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:
Augustus Mutt; Mutt's wife; Jeff
Synopsis:
In the first cartoon, Mutt attends an auction to bid on an old family heirloom. In the second, Mutt is a lifeguard who saves a beautiful gal, who kisses Mutt in thanks, and he gets a black eye from his wife over it. In the third cartoon, Mutt, his wife and son are out fishing, and she catches a fish that pulls her in the water. In the fourth cartoon, Jeff is walking along the beach and notices several female lifeguards, so he jumps in the water and pretends he is drowning.
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Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints.

Most of the strips are also signed as Fisher.

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

The Guy Who Liked Bananas! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Jon Chester Kozlak [as CK] (signed)
Inks:
Jon Chester Kozlak [as CK] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The King [King Standish]; The Witch (villain); Bananas Dawson (villain, introduction, death); "Big John" (villain)
Synopsis:
Bananas brags to his prisoner, the Witch, and tells her how he got into the rackets, having been born in Satan's Basement on the east side, and spending his days swiping bananas, which then leads him to become a crime boss, thinking up crackerjack crimes that the King finds interesting. Unfortunately, bananas, which he likes so much, leads to his downfall.
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Keywords:
Daily News; Dispatch

Indexer Notes

Artist revision from Harry Lampert to Kozlak by Craig Delich.

Kozlak placed his initials "CK" in the newspaper in panel 6 on page 5.

Master Sgt. Meyer Levin, Bombardier and Hero (Table of Contents)

Meyer Levin / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Master Sergeant Meyer Levin [aka Mike] (death); Captain Colin P. Kelly (death); Sergeant William J. Delehanty (death)
Synopsis:
The true story of Meyer Levin, war hero and bombadier, whose parents received the first Hop Harrigan Award For Flying Heroism.
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Keywords:
Brooklyn (New Yoerk); Brooklyn New York Technical Institute; Flying Fortress; Pearl Harbor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

A Little Savage Revenge! (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; Tank Tinker; un-named native Chief; the Japanese (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Hop and Tank are over the South Seas on a mission when they spot Japanese planes attacking a peaceful native outrigger canoe. Hop lands and rescues the native, but the Japanese see this and attack Hop's plane. Hop flees, but suddenly loses consciousness and wakes a prisoner of the natives, who are going to kill him and Tank. Suddenly, the Japanese air commander arrives on the scene and demands that Hop and Tank be turned over to him. Quick-thinking Tank turns the natives against the Japanese, who are attacked and beaten. Hop radios his own forces from one of the Zeros and is rescued.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-31-09.

One Way Ticket (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Evelyn Gaines (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery; romance
Characters:
Nora (the housekeeper); Mr. Arnold (death); Joe Merwin (villain, fire inspector)
Synopsis:
Nora gets a ticket to a performance at the Castle Theatre, so she dresses and says goodnight to her employer, Mr. Arnold. A shadowy figure: a dishonet fire inspector, pulls a gun on Arnold, kills him, then wipes the gun clean, making it appear a suicide. A Policeman sees Merwin jumps out a window, and fires at him, hitting him. Merwin is subdued, and asks how the Police knew he had killed Arnold. The Policeman showed him Nora, whose dress was burnt and singed from a fire at the Castle Theatre, and whom the Police were detailed to bring home. So it was Merwin himself who confessed to the crime.
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Keywords:
Castle Theatre

The Man Most Like to Succeed (Table of Contents)

Sargon the Sorcerer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John B. Wentworth
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Sargon [John Sargent]; Luke Brown (a lawyer, special prosecutor); un-named Mayor; Al Tyrone (villain); Tyrone's mob (villains)
Synopsis:
Lawyer Luke Brown, once thought of as a person that was most likely to succeed, now considers himself a failure. He once refused to join the dreaded Tyrone mob, and ever since, Tyrone has frightened off clients left and right. But Sargon helps get Brown appointed as a prosecutor, and now Brown has the chance to nail the Tyrone mob and become the success he wants to be.
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Keywords:
Harmouth University; Main Bank; Ruby of Life

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich, updated August 2004.

The Minute Man Answers the Call (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
M.C. Gaines (signed)
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
General George Washington; Lord Cornwallis; Uncle Sam; the Germans (villains); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
The story of how the Minuteman....the citizen-soldier, helped win the American Revolution, then whose spirit watched over America's other battles against tyranny, and how that spirit lives on in 1943.
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Keywords:
Concord; Lewxington; Minutemen; The Alamo

Indexer Notes

This pamphlet was included in the Junior Justice Society of America membership kit.

The Bushmaster! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Doiby Dickles, Irene Miller; Doctor Davies (zoo curator); John Ames; The Bushmaster (villain, introduction, death); Bushmaster's mob (villains)
Synopsis:
Someone has attempted to break into the reptile house at the city zoo, where very dangerous snakes are kept. John Ames tells Doiby and Irene that this occured due to the actions of the Bushmaster, a Nazi spy who was chased out of South America and is now in town wanting Ame's formula for making balsa wood bullet proof.
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Keywords:
ancient Green Lamp; oath; Power Ring

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich and Jerry Bails, updated August 2004.

Alan Scott works for Apex Studios in this story.

Balboa (Table of Contents)

Picture Stories from History / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron ?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Vasco Nunez de Balboa; Ridrigo de Bastidas (outfitter); Hortado; Captain Ojeda (villain); Encisco (villain)
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Keywords:
Panama; Racific Ocean; South Sea

Indexer Notes

The story of Vasco Nunez de Balboa is told, from the time that he was 17 years old in 1492, and until he named the South Sea (Pacific Ocean) and was made Governor of Panama.

Writer credit by Craig Delich (December 2005).

Last of the Thunderbirds (Table of Contents)

Hop Harrigan / text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan; Tank Tinker; Charlie Thunderbird [Charlie T. Sharp] (death); Major Sharp; the Japanese (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Major Sharp chews Hop out for going on a mission with an Apache Indian, Charlie Thunderbird, who is killed in the line of duty, and who displayed great heroism. The Major wants to award Charlie a medal and give it to the next of kin, but Hop replies he had no next of kin. After Hop leaves the office, Major Sharp sadly reaches into his desk drawer and pulls out a picture of Charlie Thunderbird in a silver frame with air wings at the bottom, and inscribed: "Apaches are warriors.....warriors die young.....your loving brother, Charlie T. Sharp!"
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Indexer Notes

The last part of page two is an illustrated promo ad for Picture Stories From the Bible, Old Testment Edition, #3, with cover, and providing an order form.

The Laws of Pumpkin Center (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Lou Ferstadt [as E. E. Hibbard] (signed)
Inks:
Lou Ferstadt [as E. E. Hibbard] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Pumpkin Center Sheriff; the Eel [Eels Madden] (villain, introduction); Ollie (villain, Eel's lawyer); Eel's mob (villain)
Synopsis:
Eels Madden's gang a small hick town named Pumpkin Center, a town that has some very strange laws. Looking them over, Eel's brain devises a scheme to put those laws to his own advantage. As a result, the Flash and Joan, in town on other business, find it difficult to circumvent the law and bring the Eel to justice!
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Keywords:
Pumpkin Center; Pumpkin Center Bank

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich and Jerry Bails, updated August 2004.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman; The Flash; Green Lantern
  2. 1. [The Invisible Invader]
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Mutt & Jeff
  4. 3. The Guy Who Liked Bananas!
    The King
  5. 4. Master Sgt. Meyer Levin, Bombardier and Hero
    Meyer Levin
  6. 5. A Little Savage Revenge!
    Hop Harrigan
  7. 6. One Way Ticket
  8. 7. The Man Most Like to Succeed
    Sargon the Sorcerer
  9. 8. The Minute Man Answers the Call
  10. 9. The Bushmaster!
    Green Lantern
  11. 10. Balboa
    Picture Stories from History
  12. 11. Last of the Thunderbirds
    Hop Harrigan
  13. 12. The Laws of Pumpkin Center
    The Flash
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • James Ludwig
  • Jim Walls
  • Dwayne Best