(Summer 1945)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gainlee Publishing Co.
Brand:
An All-American Publication
Editing:
M. C. Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (editor); Julius Schwartz (story editor); Ted Udall (story 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

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:
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

The Cheetah Returns (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joye Hummel
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; Mala; Aphrodite; Claudia Rich (a relative of Priscilla, introduction); The Cheetah [Priscilla Rich; also as Claudia] (villain)
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman arrives in Paradise Island after being informed that the Cheetah had escaped and supposedly drowned in the ocean. However, the Cheetah stows away in the Invisible Plane, returns to the Man's World, and impersonates her twin Claudia, capturing Steve and Wonder Woman.
Keywords:
Invisible Plane; Paradise Island; Reform Island; Venus Girdle

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "The Secret History of Wonder Woman" (Jill Lapore, 2014), previously given as William Moulton Marston.

Joye Hummel is the maiden name for the scripter (before 1947), then she married David Murchison. When he passed away, Joye married Jack Kelly. So her name, all combined, reads Joye Hummel Murchison Kelly, the way Jill Lapore refers to her in her book above.

Expanded synopsis by Craig Delich.

Mutt & Jeff Gags (Table of Contents)

Mutt and Jeff / comic story / 3 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 by Craig Delich.

Two Characters in Search of a Brain (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Alfred Bester ?
Pencils:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Inks:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Doiby Dickles; Murphy (hotel guest, college professor, introduction); a desk clerk (introduction); a bartender (introduction); The Sure-Shot Mob [Mike; Ike; rest unnamed] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
The Sure Shot Mob rob a bank, then steals Doiby's cab, while two of the mob's members are ordered to produced "The Brain" of their mob. In order to cover up their theft of stolen funds, the two secure a wooden dummy and attempt to convince the other mob members that Green Lantern "killed" him.

Indexer Notes

Doiby uses a green signal flare to summon the Green Lantern in this story.

The Lucky Rings (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; Corporal "Tooky" Jones (introduction); Captain Arthur Isaac (introduction, in flashback); Issac's unit (introduction for all, in flashback); Japanese soldiers (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Using Corporal Jones to infiltrate a Japanese-held island to try and enlist the support of islanders in the on-going fight against the Japanese, Hop and Tink head for the island by plane to deliver stones, used by the natives as their currency. Their plane is damaged, but Hop decides to drop the stones on the enemy installation, thus destroying it.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Birds over China (Table of Contents)

Johnny Everyman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Daly
Inks:
John Daly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Johnny Everyman

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revision from John Daly to ? by Craig Delich, updated August 2004. The Who's Who indicates that Daly was not a writer and there is no evidence extant that proves that he was.

[Whitey in Germany] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John B. Wentworth
Pencils:
Dennis Neville
Inks:
Dennis Neville
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

[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.

Changes to sequencing by Len Wolinsky, 2006-3-15.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Shenanigans in Sherwood Forest (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; unnamed nephew of Joan Williams (introduction); Robin Hood (introduction); Maid Marian (introduction); Little John (introduction); Baliff of Sherwood Forest (villain, introduction); Baliff's men (villains, introduction for all); two unnamed hoods (villains, introduction for both)
Synopsis:
After a particularly hard day of catching criminals, the Flash decides to travel into the past in order to get away from crime and take a well-deserved rest. Unfortunately, he picks Sherwood Forest at the time of Robin Hood, and is mistaken for one of Robin's men!
Keywords:
time travel

Indexer Notes

Changes to sequencing by Len Wolinsky, 2006-3-15.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman; The Flash; Green Lantern
  2. 1. The Cheetah Returns
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. Mutt & Jeff Gags
    Mutt and Jeff
  4. 3. Two Characters in Search of a Brain
    Green Lantern
  5. 4. The Lucky Rings
    Hop Harrigan
  6. 5. Birds over China
    Johnny Everyman
  7. 6. [Whitey in Germany]
    Red, White and Blue
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  9. 8. Shenanigans in Sherwood Forest
    The Flash
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • James Ludwig
  • Jim Walls
  • Dwayne Best