(July 1940)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
All-American Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A 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

Introducing the Green Lantern! (Table of Contents)

The Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lantern [Alan Scott]
Reprints:
Keywords:
machine guns

Indexer Notes

Oddity: GL wears his power ring on his right hand.

[The Origin of Green Lantern] (Table of Contents)

The Green Lantern / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger (signed)
Pencils:
Martin Nodell [as Mart Dellon] (signed)
Inks:
Martin Nodell [as Mart Dellon] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Nodell

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (introduction, origin, railroad engineer); Chang (lamp maker); Joe (asylum guard); Billings (asylum patient); Jimmy (railroad worker); Dekker (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Construction engineer Alan Scott survives an explosion during a test crossing of a trestle bridge and learns he was saved by the green lantern he carried. The lantern tells how long ago a meteor was formed into a lamp by a Chinese lampmaker and how it protected him from his murderous neighbors. Later the lamp was found by an asylum inmate, who re-formed it into a lantern and was cured of his insanity by the lantern. Now it brings power to Scott, who forms a ring out of part of it and uses his new abilities to force a confession for the sabotage of the bridge out of Dekker, a rival contractor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
green lantern; oath; power ring

Indexer Notes

Oddities: 1) GL wears the power ring on his right hand in the story; 2) he doesn't charge his ring but gets power my picking the lamp up; and 3) he repeats the oath in the last panel w/o charging the ring.

[The Rescue] (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

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2-29-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Believe It or Not / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert L. Ripley
Pencils:
Robert L. Ripley
Inks:
Robert L. Ripley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Robert L. Ripley

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Strip reprinted from newspaper feature.

[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 [as Bud Fisher]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mutt; Jeff; Cicero's Cat

Indexer Notes

Strips taken from newspaper feature.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Daisybelle / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Daisybelle

Indexer Notes

Strips reprinted from newspaper feature.

[Sealed Orders] (Table of Contents)

Red, White and Blue / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel ?
Pencils:
William Smith
Inks:
William Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

[The Sinister Mansion] (Table of Contents)

Ben Webster / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole [as Edwin Alger] (signed)
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Edwin Alger] (signed)
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Edwin Alger] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Russell Cole

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ben Webster

Indexer Notes

Reprinted from newspaper strip. True writer/artist name [Cole] added by Craig Delich 2-29-08.

[Stamps] (Table of Contents)

Popsicle Pete / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Helfant
Pencils:
Art Helfant
Inks:
Art Helfant
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pete

Traitor's Treachery Part 3 (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Stone / text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer (spot illo)
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer (spot illo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Stone

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Table of Contents)

All-American Comics Monthly Book Review / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (spot illo)
Inks:
? (spot illo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[The Exploding Buildings] (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:
Alan; Ted; Jack

Indexer Notes

A chapter of "The Infra-Red Destroyers".

[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 [as Bud Fisher]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mutt; Jeff; Cicero's cat

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprints.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Believe It or Not / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert L. Ripley
Pencils:
Robert L. Ripley
Inks:
Robert L. Ripley
Colors:
?
Letters:
Robert L. Ripley

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprint.

[Good-Bye Widow-Maker] (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

Characters:
Scribbly

[The Power Plant Failure] (Table of Contents)

Gary Concord the Ultra-Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jon L. Blummer
Pencils:
Jon L. Blummer
Inks:
Jon L. Blummer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon L. Blummer

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Gary Concord

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2-29-08.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Introducing the Green Lantern!
    The Green Lantern
  2. 1. [The Origin of Green Lantern]
    The Green Lantern
  3. 2. [The Rescue]
    Hop Harrigan
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Believe It or Not
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff; Cicero's Cat
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Daisybelle
  7. 6. [Sealed Orders]
    Red, White and Blue
  8. 7. [The Sinister Mansion]
    Ben Webster
  9. 8. [Stamps]
    Popsicle Pete
  10. 9. Traitor's Treachery Part 3
    Jimmy Stone
  11. 10. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
    All-American Comics Monthly Book Review
  12. 11. [The Exploding Buildings]
    Adventures in the Unknown
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff; Cicero's Cat
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Believe It or Not
  15. 14. [Good-Bye Widow-Maker]
    Scribbly
  16. 15. [The Power Plant Failure]
    Gary Concord the Ultra-Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Bob Hughes