(April 1939)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
All-American Comics, Inc.
Editing:
M. C. Gaines (managing); Sheldon Mayer (assistant)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

All American Comics, Inc. 480 Lexington Ave NY, NY. 2nd Class postal permit pending at New York City.
Most newspaper strip reprints carried over from Dell's Popular Comics.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Scribbly; Mutt & Jeff; Ben Webster; Reg'lar Fellas; Skippy; Toonerville Folks / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Scribbly; Mutt; Jeff; Ben Webster; Reg'lar Fellas; Skippy; Toonerville Folks

[Canal Zone Intrigue] (Table of Contents)

Red, White and Blue / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel ?
Pencils:
William A. Smith
Inks:
William A. Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Dugan (introduction); Whitey Smith (introduction); Blooey Blue (introduction); Doris West (introduction)
Synopsis:
Three old pals in the military service from Oakville reunite, they believe, to save Doris West, not realizing that she is a G-2 agent for the United States Secret Service, who is on the trail of a ring buying U.S. military secrets.

Indexer Notes

Corrections made in November, 2004 by Bob Hughes.

["What? $1.30 to paint this house?"] (Table of Contents)

Mutt & 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; Mutt's wife
Synopsis:
Mutt decides to paint his house rather than have professionals do it...with disastrous results.
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1938-05-08

["Oh, boy! You ought to see the swell trick a magician just showed me, Mutt!"] (Table of Contents)

Mutt & 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:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mutt; Jeff
Synopsis:
Jeff, owing a friend $1, decides to get a buck the easy way out of Mutt by showing him a magic trick.
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1938-04-24

["Do you think you can build her, Pop?"] (Table of Contents)

Mutt & 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:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mutt; Cicero; Mrs. Mutt
Synopsis:
Mutt helps Cicero built a boat in the basement...but it's the boy who figures out a way to get it out of that basement.
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1938-05-01

["I don't see any fish!"] (Table of Contents)

Mutt & 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:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mutt; Mrs. Mutt; Cicero
Synopsis:
Mutt takes his wife and Cicero fishing in the new boat.
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1938-04-17

[Hey! Move Over!] (Table of Contents)

Tippie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Edwina Dumm [as Edwina] (signed)
Pencils:
Edwina Dumm [as Edwina] (signed)
Inks:
Edwina Dumm [as Edwina] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Edwina Dumm

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tippie
Synopsis:
Tippie and her dog go to bed together, until her dog decides to take over all the space for itself!

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. 11-15-1936. Credits corrected (October, 2004). Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-4-6. George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Always Belittlin' / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Percy Crosby (signed)
Pencils:
Percy Crosby (signed)
Inks:
Percy Crosby (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Percy Crosby

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Skippy; Mr. Brown
Synopsis:
When a friend of Skippy's berates him for not buying him a drink, Skippy offers to do so, even though the friend is unaware the drink contains castor oil!

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints (Topper for Skippy-two half-pages). May 10-1936, 11-15-1936. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-4-6.

["I don't suppose you'd ask a fella to come in and have a drink would ya"] (Table of Contents)

Skippy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Percy Crosby (signed)
Pencils:
Percy Crosby (signed)
Inks:
Percy Crosby (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Percy Crosby

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Skippy

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints (two half-pages). May 10-1936, 11-15-1936. King Features Syndicate

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Nugent's Original Puzzles, Games, Tricks & Comics / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arthur William Nugent [as A. W. Nugent] (signed)
Pencils:
Arthur William Nugent [as A. W. Nugent] (signed)
Inks:
Arthur William Nugent [as A. W. Nugent] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Arthur William Nugent [as A. W. Nugent]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Reg'lar Fellers / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Pencils:
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Inks:
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gene Byrnes

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pinhead; Jimmie; Curley; Puddinhead

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. Famous Features Syndicate. 2-6-1938, 2-13-1938, 1-30-1938, 2-20-1938.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Montgomery Mulford

Genre:
non-fiction

[Hop Leaves the Farm] (Table of Contents)

Hop Harrigan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jon L. Blummer [as Jon Elby] (signed)
Pencils:
Jon L. Blummer [as Jon Elby] (signed)
Inks:
Jon L. Blummer [as Jon Elby] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon L. Blummer [as Jon Elby]

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan (introduction); Tank Tinker [called Ikky] (introduction); Prop Wash (introduction)
Synopsis:
Having lost his father's farm, Hop jumps into a Flying Jenny and lands at an air field, meeting two people destined to be life-long friends.

["Oboy! Home at last!!"] (Table of Contents)

Scribbly / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Scribbly Jibbet; Scribbly's un-named mother; Amelia "Sisty" Hunkel; Daphine; Sylvester; Butch; Eppie; Gladys
Synopsis:
Scribbly returns from a trip to the coast with his mother and Sisty only to discover that his favorite girl, Daphine, has fallen for a soldier.

Indexer Notes

Topper is Why Big Brudders Leave Home! Continued from series in Dell's The Funnies. Last appearance in the Funnies #29, March, 1939.

The Mystery Men of Mars: Part 1 (Table of Contents)

Adventures in the Unknown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl H. Claudy (signed)
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ted Dolliver; Alan Kane; Professor Lutyens
Synopsis:
Alan and Ted meet one another by pure chance, but both become involved with a Professor who has figured out a way to reverse gravity. They are asked by the professor to accompany him in his space ship, "The Wanderer", on a trip to Mars, where they are told they will find fame and fortune.

Indexer Notes

Book adaptation.Art corrections from Jerry Bails and Craig Delich.

The Strange Instructions (Table of Contents)

Ben Webster / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jay Jerome Williams [as Edwin Alger] (signed)
Pencils:
Calvin Fader ?
Inks:
Calvin Fader ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Edwin Alger

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ben Webster; Professor Matt Mattix; Briarsie (Ben's dog)
Synopsis:
Ben moves a down-on-his-luck friend into better quarters and provides him with some money to get along. However, that friend suddenly has "friends" of his own crawling out of the woodwork to access some of that money.

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. copyright 1937 by Jay Jerome Williams. Bell Syndicate. Russell Alger Cole had nothing to do with this strip. He just has a similar name. Credits from Ron Goulart.

Introducing Spot Savage (Table of Contents)

Spot Savage, the All-American News Hound / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

Characters:
Spot Savage
Synopsis:
Spot is given the assignment to interview The Duchess.....who turns out to be a man!

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-4-6.

["Millard Minger in The Berries"] (Table of Contents)

Daisybelle / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Pencils:
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Inks:
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gene Byrnes

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Daisybelle

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. Topper for Reglar Fellers. 2-27-38, 3-6-38, 2-13-38, 2-20-37

["Didn't I tell you to go get a chicken for our dinner?"] (Table of Contents)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.5 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:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Cicero; Cicero's Cat
Reprints:
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1938-06-26

[Scared of Her Shadow] (Table of Contents)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.5 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:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Cicero's Cat
Reprints:
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1938-05-29

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Real Magic to Mystify Your Friends / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arthur William Nugent [as A. W. Nugent] (signed)
Pencils:
Arthur William Nugent [as A. W. Nugent] (signed)
Inks:
Arthur William Nugent [as A. W. Nugent] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Arthur William Nugent [as A. W. Nugent]

Synopsis:
Five different magic tricks are illustrated and explained.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Always Belittlin' / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Percy Crosby (signed)
Pencils:
Percy Crosby (signed)
Inks:
Percy Crosby (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Percy Crosby

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Skippy; Northrup

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints (two half-pages).

["Thank you Skippy"] (Table of Contents)

Skippy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Percy Crosby (signed)
Pencils:
Percy Crosby (signed)
Inks:
Percy Crosby (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Percy Crosby

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Skippy

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints (two half pages). 11-1-36, 5-24-36

[All Safe! Let It Rain!] (Table of Contents)

Tippie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Edwina Dumm [as Edwina] (signed)
Pencils:
Edwina Dumm [as Edwina] (signed)
Inks:
Edwina Dumm [as Edwina] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Edwina Dumm

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tippie

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. 8-2-36. George Matthew Adams Service.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

All-American Champs / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Walter Galli (signed)
Inks:
Walter Galli (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Walter Galli

Genre:
non-fiction; biography; sports
Characters:
Davey O'Brien; Hank Luisetti; Ernie Lombardi
Keywords:
baseball; basketball; football

["Lots of snow but we had a nice trip!"] (Table of Contents)

Toonerville Folks / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Fontaine Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Fontaine Fox (signed)
Inks:
Fontaine Fox (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fontaine Fox

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Stanley; Uncle Eben; Katrinka; Ezra
Synopsis:
The kids decide to milk the cow out in the snow and end up with snow ice cream! Later, Katrinka offers to pull Stanley's sled, but ends up pulling a "train" of sleds. Still later, Stanley decides to test out his mother's belief that whenever Uncle Eben's corns hurt, it snows.

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. 2-7-37, 2-14-37, 2-28-37.

["The river must be a mile wide here"] (Table of Contents)

Bobby Thatcher / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Storm (signed)
Inks:
George Storm (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Storm

Genre:
adventure; children
Characters:
Bobby Thatcher; Tubby; ? Bowers
Synopsis:
The boys go out on a fishin g trip, but get caught in a rainstorm and decide to hunker down in a deserted house.

Indexer Notes

strip reprints- Consolidated News Syndicate -1937- #734?-737?

A Real American (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Stone / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Stone (introduction); Mr. Hackett (introduction)
Synopsis:
Jimmy, an orphan who lost his father in a fire that was set by racketeers and burned down the family store, decides to go to night school and become a lawyer. Hovering around the dock areas, he discovers a spy ring and alerts the Police to the matter.

["Local Boy Off to West Point"] (Table of Contents)

Wiley of West Point / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Lt. Richard Rick (signed)
Pencils:
Lt. Richard Rick (signed)
Inks:
Lt. Richard Rick (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bob Wiley; Mr. Knox; Dexter
Synopsis:
Bob wins an appointment to West Point, but a landslide on the road heading to the Point has it blocked, so Bob decides to parachute into the facility instead!
Keywords:
West Point

Indexer Notes

strip reprint. Bell Syndicate 2-25-35 and following.

Movie Comics No. 1 April 1939 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Movie Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Scribbly; Mutt & Jeff; Ben Webster; Reg'lar Fellas; Skippy; Toonerville Folks
  2. 1. [Canal Zone Intrigue]
    Red, White and Blue
  3. 2. ["What? $1.30 to paint this house?"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  4. 3. ["Oh, boy! You ought to see the swell trick a magician just showed me, Mutt!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  5. 4. ["Do you think you can build her, Pop?"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  6. 5. ["I don't see any fish!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  7. 6. [Hey! Move Over!]
    Tippie
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Always Belittlin'
  9. 8. ["I don't suppose you'd ask a fella to come in and have a drink would ya"]
    Skippy
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Nugent's Original Puzzles, Games, Tricks & Comics
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Reg'lar Fellers
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    All-American Stamp Club
  13. 12. [Hop Leaves the Farm]
    Hop Harrigan
  14. 13. ["Oboy! Home at last!!"]
    Scribbly
  15. 14. The Mystery Men of Mars: Part 1
    Adventures in the Unknown
  16. 15. The Strange Instructions
    Ben Webster
  17. 16. Introducing Spot Savage
    Spot Savage, the All-American News Hound
  18. 17. ["Millard Minger in The Berries"]
    Daisybelle
  19. 18. ["Didn't I tell you to go get a chicken for our dinner?"]
    Cicero's Cat
  20. 19. [Scared of Her Shadow]
    Cicero's Cat
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Real Magic to Mystify Your Friends
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Always Belittlin'
  23. 22. ["Thank you Skippy"]
    Skippy
  24. 23. [All Safe! Let It Rain!]
    Tippie
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    All-American Champs
  26. 25. ["Lots of snow but we had a nice trip!"]
    Toonerville Folks
  27. 26. ["The river must be a mile wide here"]
    Bobby Thatcher
  28. 27. A Real American
    Jimmy Stone
  29. 28. ["Local Boy Off to West Point"]
    Wiley of West Point
  30. 29. Movie Comics No. 1 April 1939
    Movie Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes