(September 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lantern [Alan Scott]
Reprints:
Keywords:
fighter planes; The 1940 World's Fair

[At the World's Fair] (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:
The Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Irene Miller (introduction); Danny Miller; Judge Wake; un-named daughter of Judge Wake; Murdock (villain, introduction, death); Lefty (villain)
Synopsis:
On the grounds of the World's Fair, Alan Scott meets Irene Miller when he stops her from shooting a man in cold blood. She explains that the man, Murdock, is a gang leader who framed her brother Danny for manslaughter when he tried to leave the gang. Investigating, Green Lantern discovers that Murdock framed Danny with the help of Judge Wake, an honest man forced to help when Murdock kidnapped his daughter. Green Lantern frees the girl and forces a confession out of Murdock before the gangster dies after falling off the Perisphere.
Reprints:
Keywords:
1940 World's Fair; green lantern (called the lamp of power); oath; power ring

Indexer Notes

In this story, GL says a variation of his oath: "And I shall shed my light over dark evil, for the dark things cannot stand the light of the Green Lantern!"

[The Hunt for Prof. Jurghens] (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)

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.

[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)

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

Newspaper reprint.

[Hitchhikers] (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; Ichabod Mudd; Prop Wash; Miss Snap
Synopsis:
Ikky teaches Miss Snap to fly.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 3-1-08.

[The Trip to Cobra Island] (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 White; Blooey Blue

[The Mattix Mansion Mystery] (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:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ben Webster

Indexer Notes

Newspaper reprint. True writer/artist name [Cole] added by Craig Delich 3-1-08.

[Business Problems] (Table of Contents)

Popsicle Pete / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pete

Murder in the Classroom Part 2 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Stone

Alice in Wonderland (Table of Contents)

All-American Comics Monthly Book Review / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alice

[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

Newspaper reprint.

[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
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.

[Ma Hunkel's Grocery Bill] (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; teen
Characters:
Scribbly; Ma Hunkel; Gus Hunkel; Sisty Hunkel; Dinky Jibbet
Synopsis:
Ma buys a grocery store and then refuses to pay protection money to some hoodlums, and Sisty and Dinky accidentally get themselves kidnapped by gangsters.

[The Insect Invasion] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Gary Concord; Ginger; Alec; Slater; Gracia Darling
Synopsis:
Gary resigns as High Moderator after apparently embezzling money, but it's all a plot to infiltrate the Eastern Empire.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 3-1-08.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Green Lantern
  2. 1. [At the World's Fair]
    The Green Lantern
  3. 2. [The Hunt for Prof. Jurghens]
    Adventures in the Unknown
  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. [Hitchhikers]
    Hop Harrigan
  8. 7. [The Trip to Cobra Island]
    Red, White and Blue
  9. 8. [The Mattix Mansion Mystery]
    Ben Webster
  10. 9. [Business Problems]
    Popsicle Pete
  11. 10. Murder in the Classroom Part 2
    Jimmy Stone
  12. 11. Alice in Wonderland
    All-American Comics Monthly Book Review
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Daisybelle
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Mutt and Jeff; Cicero's Cat
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Believe It or Not
  16. 15. [Ma Hunkel's Grocery Bill]
    Scribbly
  17. 16. [The Insect Invasion]
    Gary Concord the Ultra-Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes