(September 1944)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
5
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
J. R. Publishing Co.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer; Julius Schwartz (story editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[Beware of Pickpockets] (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Reinman [as P.R.] (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman [as P.R.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern; Doiby Dickles; Hop Harrigan (inset)

Indexer Notes

Story title added by Craig Delich 9-29-08.

The Desperate Dilemma of Dippy Drake! (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alfred Bester ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Doiby Dickles; Dippy Drake (introduction); Sleazy Slugg (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A timid pickpocket who wants to reform is hired by a mobster to pick the pocket of the District Attorney, who is carrying the evidence needed to convict him.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich, updated 8/04; inker credit and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-29-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mutt and Jeff / 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
Characters:
Mutt; Jeff

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 9-29-08.

[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.

[Who Is the Atom?] (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:
Atom [Al Pratt]; Mary James; Bertram Beazle; Basil (villain); Boris (villain)
Synopsis:
Bertram Beazle, Mary's newspaper editor, assigns her to find out who the Atom really is, but she mistakenly hires two thugs to bait the trap for the Mighty Mite.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich, updated 8/04. Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-28-09.

The Man Who Spoke in Whispers! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Greene
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; Oliver Upp (introduction); gang of bank robbers (villains)
Synopsis:
A bank teller loses his voice after being threatened by a gang of bank robbers to leave the bank unlocked one night. When Dr. Mid-Nite learns of the plan, he tries to help Oliver Upp to get his voice back, literally by scaring him to death.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich, updated 8/04. Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-28-09.

Murdered Spy (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Stone

[Courier Duty] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Ted Udall script credit removed by Craig Delich.

[Prison Camp Invaders] (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
Synopsis:
Hop and Tank are in the midst of a "Jap-held cannibal island."

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 9-29-08.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Beware of Pickpockets]
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. The Desperate Dilemma of Dippy Drake!
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff; Cicero's Cat
  5. 4. [Who Is the Atom?]
    The Atom
  6. 5. The Man Who Spoke in Whispers!
    Dr. Mid-Nite
  7. 6. Murdered Spy
    Jimmy Stone
  8. 7. [Courier Duty]
    Red, White and Blue
  9. 8. [Prison Camp Invaders]
    Hop Harrigan
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