([December] 1944)

DC, 1944 Series
 
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
132
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
William H. Wise & Company
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Published by William H. Wise as a surrogate for All-American Comics.


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Flash; Wonder Woman; Hawkman; Atom; Wildcat; Red,White and Blue; Sargon; Scribbly; Little Boy Blue; Johnny Thunder; Hop Harrigan; Whip; Ghost Patrol; Bulldog Drumhead; Mr. Terrific; Green Lantern; Mutt and Jeff / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Red, White and Blue [Red Dugan; Whitey Smith; Blooey Blue]; Sargon; Scribbly; Little Boy Blue [Tommy Rogers]; Johnny Thunder; Hop Harrigan; Whip [Rod Gaynor]; Ghost Patrol [Pedro; Slim; Fred]; Bulldog Drumhead; Mr. Terrific [Terry Sloan]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Mutt; Jeff
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Each character appears to have been drawn by his regular artist. Green Lantern figure from cover of Green Lantern #8.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
?

Reprints:

[Danny the Demon Had Plans] (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]; Etta Candy; the Holliday Girls; Major Steve Trevor; General Darnell; General Courtney (death); Colonel Fuzz; Bingley (amusement park owner); Dipsey (amusement park clown); Danny the Demon [also as Dipsey the Clown] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman has to work fast to discover evidence that will exonerate Steve from the murder of General Courtney.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cookoo Amusement Park

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Mutt and Jeff / 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
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. Both also signed as "Fisher".

Meet ... J. Groaner Crooner (Table of Contents)

Who's Who in Zooville / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ronald Santi [as R. Santi] (signed)
Pencils:
Ronald Santi [as R. Santi] (signed)
Inks:
Ronald Santi [as R. Santi] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ronald Santi

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
J. Groaner Crooner
Synopsis:
In order to honor Mr. Crooner, the fellas decide to put his footprints into wet cement, but ends up stuck fast when too many publicity pictures are taken!
Reprints:

[The Ten Buck Nut] (Table of Contents)

Scribbly and the Hunkel Family / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Mayer

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Ma Hunkel; Scribbly Jibbet; Dinky Jibbet
Synopsis:
Ma and the kids head out to the racetrack and overhear a man who gets Ma to bet on "a sure thing" --- with disastrous results.
Reprints:

Meet ... Explorer Ernie (Table of Contents)

Who's Who in Zooville / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ronald Santi [as R. Santi] (signed)
Pencils:
Ronald Santi [as R. Santi] (signed)
Inks:
Ronald Santi [as R. Santi] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ronald Santi

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Ernie
Synopsis:
Ernie succesfully bags a lion during a hunt, but are taken prisoner by a native tribe that uses Ernie's cookbook to fix them for dinner!
Reprints:

[Putting on the Dog] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Al Pratt]; Mrs. Herminetta Wallibi; Rollo (a trained dog); Big Mouth Bo-Bo (villain, introduction); Freddie the Fence (villain, mention only)
Synopsis:
Big Mouth Bo-Bo kidnaps a talented dog who has been trained to open doors and arranges for it to be declared homeless so that it will be adopted into a wealthy family.....all in order to rip them off!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Mulligan's Cafe

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Mutt and Jeff / 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
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. Both also signed as "Fisher".

[Three Fugitives from Clarence] (Table of Contents)

Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Lynn Evans (signed)
Pencils:
Frank Harry (signed)
Inks:
Frank Harry (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; superhero
Characters:
Little Boy Blue [Tommy Rogers]; The Blue Boys [Tubby; Toughy]; Tommy's un-named mother; Clarence; Monk Healey (villain); Baldy (villain)
Synopsis:
Tommy is asked by his mother to watch little Clarence while she shops with his mother. But it's little Clarence who watches Tommy and his friends change into Little Boy Blue & the Blue Boys, and decides to follow them on a case!
Reprints:

[Little Peachy Pet Riding Hood] (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunder / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz [as John B. Wentworth] (signed)
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier [as Stan Josephs] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier [as Stan Josephs] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Johnny Thunder; Peachy Pet Thunder; Little Red Riding Hood [Peachy Pet] (dream sequence); Little Red's mother (dream sequence); Grandma [Johnny Thunder] (dream sequence); Big Bad Wolf (villain, a wolf, dream sequence)
Synopsis:
After a rather wild birthday party for Peachy Pet, Johnny offers to tell her a bedtime story: Little Red Riding Hood. But Peachy has a disturbing nightmare, caused by too much food!
Reprints:

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Mutt and Jeff / 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
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. Both strips are also signed as "Fisher".

[The Fatal Charm of Tank Tinker] (Table of Contents)

Hop Harrigan / comic story / 8 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 General; un-named Admiral; the Japanese (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Hop and Tank are long overdue from a spy mission, in which they tried to discover a secret airplane hanger of the Japanese.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2007-12-22.

[Warpath] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John B. Wentworth (signed)
Pencils:
Homer Fleming (signed)
Inks:
Homer Fleming (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
The Whip [Rodney Gaynor]; Yellow Horse (Chief's son); Chief Laughing Dog; Shelby (villain); Daggett (villain); Charley (villain); Professor Brahmer (villain, chemist)
Synopsis:
Rod Gaynor discovers a young Indian boy stabbed and gets him medical attention, only to learn that his people's cattle were poisoned by some men posing as chemists.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mutt and Jeff / 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
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. Both strips are also signed "Fisher".

[Simply Shocking] (Table of Contents)

Pint-Size Pete / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Pint-Sized Pete; Minus (Pete's dog); B. Goat (City Dog Cather); Foxy Finageller (villain); Snapper (villain)
Synopsis:
Pete heads for town to seek fame and fortune in order to help save his father's farm.
Reprints:

Heroes Are Born...Not Made! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Alfred Bester
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed); (also signed as Mart Nodell)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed); (also signed as Mart Nodell)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Doiby Dickles; Leslie Banks (orphan home nursery attendant, daughter of "Pop" Banks); Adams (banker, Leslie's Uncle, death); Medusa [Leslie "Pop" Banks] (villain, bell ringer, sculptor, father of Leslie, death)
Synopsis:
While visiting the city of Baxton, Alan and Doiby visit with the town's bell ringer, who tells them he will never ring the bell again until something heroic is done. Something heroic does occur, but with grim results.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Baxton; oath; Secor Hotel

Indexer Notes

While the story is co-signed by Nodell and Reinman, Nodell did NO art for this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mutt and Jeff / 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
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints.

[Meet Honest John] (Table of Contents)

The Ghost Patrol / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John B. Wentworth (signed)
Pencils:
Frank Harry (signed)
Inks:
Frank Harry (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult; adventure; war
Characters:
Ghost Patrol [Slim; Pedro; Fred]; John Gyppem (villain); Big Charlie Bildit [aka Big Bill] (villain)
Synopsis:
The Ghost Patrol are encouraged to help expose a crooked politician who is scheming to rip off the city for a million bucks!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Argus City

Models for Crime (Table of Contents)

Mr. Terrific / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Terrific [Terry Sloan]; Jack Tarr (model ship builder); "Money" Lowy (villain)
Synopsis:
The underworld settles in the corner of a small waterfront town, using ship models made by Jack Tarr to commit crimes.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mutt and Jeff / 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
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. Each strip is also signed "Fisher".

Wildcat Meets the Kidder! (Table of Contents)

Wildcat / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Stretch Skinner; Ernest Kidder (villain)
Synopsis:
Ernest Kidder was a practical joker...something that cost him every honest job he ever had. Now, he plans to use them to MAKE money...the dishonest way!
Reprints:

[A Hot Time in the Old Town] (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; the Hot Shot (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Hot Shot, a man who decidedly hates the cold, decides to use his talent and love for the heat to make himself a bundle of cash.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Hawkgirl wears a green top rather than her normal red one.

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Mutt and Jeff / 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
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. Each strip is also signed "Fisher".

[Leary Leery McSneery] (Table of Contents)

Bulldog Drumhead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ronald Santi
Pencils:
Ronald Santi
Inks:
Ronald Santi
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ronald Santi

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; detective-mystery
Characters:
Bulldog Drumhead; Oliver Wendell McDuffy; Leary Leery McSneery (villain)
Synopsis:
Bulldog convinces himself that he can't let his partner run roughshod over him, yet little Oliver saves the day for him against Leery McSneery.
Reprints:

The Million Dollar Apple (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; Three Dimwits [Winky Moylan; Blinky Boylan; Noddy Toylan]; Robert Cromwell (noted explorer); Tony (fruit peddler); Jocko Wolf (villain)
Synopsis:
Robert Cromwell, noted explorer, has discovered a several million dollar emerald while on one of his trips. A detective gets the bright idea of hiding the jewel in an apple, which accidently finds its way into a fruit peddler's stand. Thanks to the Three Dimwits, the jewel turns up --- in a most unexpected way!
Reprints:
Keywords:
S.S. Luck

Indexer Notes

Inker revision from Martin Naydel to Hibbard by Craig Delich 2013-9-7. There is NO Naydel work here.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mutt and Jeff / 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
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. The two strips are also signed "Fisher".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ed Wheelan ?
Pencils:
Ed Wheelan
Inks:
Ed Wheelan
Letters:
Ed Wheelan

Characters:
Fat; Slat

Indexer Notes

Full page promotional ad for Ed Wheelan's Joke Book Featuring Fat and Slat, displaying the cover, and printed in blue and white. Sequence, writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich 2007-12-22.

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illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor; superhero
Characters:
Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hop Harrigan; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Stretch Skinner; Noddy Toylan; Winky Moylan; Blinky Boylan; Etta Candy; The Whip [Rod Gaynor]; Red Dugan; Peachy Pet; Scribbly Jibbet; Whitey Smith; Little Boy Blue [Tommy Rogers]; Mr. Terrific [Terry Sloan]; Blooey Blue; Tubby; Pint Size Pete; Toughy; Atom [Al Pratt]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Bulldog Drumhead; Oliver; Johnny Thunder; Thunder Bolt; Sargon; Fred; Pedro; Slim; Jeff; Mutt
Synopsis:
This was a promotional memo to the script department from the Editor regarding the features in the Big All-American Comic Book.

Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Flash; Wonder Woman; Hawkman; Atom; Wildcat; Red,White and Blue; Sargon; Scribbly; Little Boy Blue; Johnny Thunder; Hop Harrigan; Whip; Ghost Patrol; Bulldog Drumhead; Mr. Terrific; Green Lantern; Mutt and Jeff
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. [Danny the Demon Had Plans]
    Wonder Woman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  5. 4. Meet ... J. Groaner Crooner
    Who's Who in Zooville
  6. 5. [The Ten Buck Nut]
    Scribbly and the Hunkel Family
  7. 6. Meet ... Explorer Ernie
    Who's Who in Zooville
  8. 7. [Putting on the Dog]
    The Atom
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  10. 9. [Three Fugitives from Clarence]
    Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys
  11. 10. [Little Peachy Pet Riding Hood]
    Johnny Thunder
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  13. 12. [The Fatal Charm of Tank Tinker]
    Hop Harrigan
  14. 13. [Warpath]
    The Whip
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  16. 15. [Simply Shocking]
    Pint-Size Pete
  17. 16. Heroes Are Born...Not Made!
    Green Lantern
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  19. 18. [Meet Honest John]
    The Ghost Patrol
  20. 19. Models for Crime
    Mr. Terrific
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  22. 21. Wildcat Meets the Kidder!
    Wildcat
  23. 22. [A Hot Time in the Old Town]
    Hawkman
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  25. 24. [Leary Leery McSneery]
    Bulldog Drumhead
  26. 25. The Million Dollar Apple
    The Flash
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Fat and Slat
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Henry Andrews
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