(April 1948)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue contains an ad for the Junior Justice Society, which features the cover to All-Star Comics #40 (April-May 1948).


The Mystery of the Emerald Necklace (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Streak the Wonder Dog; Mutt (inset); Jeff (inset)

Indexer Notes

Cover is the same as the splash page of the Green Lantern story.

Mystery of the Emerald Necklace (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robet Kanigher
Pencils:
Alex Toth [as Alexander Toth] (signed)
Inks:
Alex Toth [as Alexander Toth] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
GL 32A

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Doiby Dickles; Streak, the Wonder Dog; Julia Henry; Kem Whitehall; Red Karit (villain)
Synopsis:
Streak befriends a young girl who finds herself employed by a notorious gangster she thinks to be a private detective.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich, updated August, 2004. Alan Scott works for radio station W.X.Y.Z. in this story. Second appearance of Streak, who was introduced in the Green Lantern title. Streak uses a green signal flare to summon the Green Lantern in the story.

[Studying] (Table of Contents)

Cotton-Top Katie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert [as Harrielle] (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Lampert [as Harrielle] (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lampert [as Harrielle] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert
Job Number:
OH 21

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Cotton-Top Katie; the Perfessor
Synopsis:
The Perfessor keeps interrupting Katie's studying for a test, but keeps forgetting what he wants to tell her!

[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:
Jeff

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2009-8-11.

The Earthquake Bell (Table of Contents)

The Black Pirate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy [as Peddy] (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Sachs [as Sachs] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
AA 93

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; Justin Valor; Lady Valerie; The Destroyer [Sir John Malvin] (villain)
Synopsis:
The Pirate must stop the efforts of the Destroyer, who demands that the King abdicate and he be crowned in his place.

[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; Mutt's wife; Cicero; Jeff

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2009-8-11.

Bill Got His Wings (Table of Contents)

Hop Harrigan / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
AA 98

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan; Tank Tinker; Bill Clark; Cyrus Teed [Bill's guardian]
Synopsis:
Hop's encouragement to a young Bill Clark, when Hop is injured and can't fly the plane, helps Bill's guardian to overcome his fear of flying, a fear that once claimed his girl's life!

[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. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2009-8-11.

Love Is Blind (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles King (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Synopsis:
An adept counterfeiter is encouraged by his waitress girlfriend to drop his gang and take her on as a partner. This he does and he begins making and passing his own money...money that has a fatal flaw to it!

Indexer Notes

Oddity: all characters in the story are un-named.

[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; Bertha

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2009-8-11.

The Unsinkable Bandits (Table of Contents)

Dr. Mid-Nite / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rudolph Palais
Inks:
Rudolph Palais
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
AA 99

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Myra Mason; Joe (villain)
Synopsis:
Returning from a medical convention by boat, Dr. McNider's vessel is attacked by a gang of costumed pirates, who kidnap his secretary, Myra Mason, and steal a fortune in securities.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mystery of the Emerald Necklace
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. Mystery of the Emerald Necklace
    Green Lantern
  3. 2. [Studying]
    Cotton-Top Katie
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  5. 4. The Earthquake Bell
    The Black Pirate
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  7. 6. Bill Got His Wings
    Hop Harrigan
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  9. 8. Love Is Blind
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff
  11. 10. The Unsinkable Bandits
    Dr. Mid-Nite
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jim Stangas
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