(October 1940)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-08-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
All-American Comics, Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
M. C. Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

In this issue, Scribbly makes an advertising plug for All-Star Comics #2. However, this plug curiously appears on the "All-American Stamp Page" instead of with the full-page ad for the issue elsewhere in the comic.

[no title indexed] (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Insurance Racket] (Table of Contents: 2)

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; also as Mr. Titus]; Joe Prentiss (death); Mrs. Hodges; Mr. Hodges; Slade (villain, introduction, death); Wolfe (villain, lawyer)
Synopsis
After a man Alan Scott saves from a near hit-and-run dies under mysterious circumstances, Green Lantern uncovers a gambling ring run by a man named Slade where those in debt are made to take out insurance policies and sign them over to Slade, before they meet untimely ends. By posing as a gambler who runs up a large debt, Green Lantern scares a confession out of Slade's lawyer, then confronts Slade himself, but Slade falls into the deathtrap he plans for the hero.
Reprints
Keywords
green lantern (called the lamp of power); oath; power ring

Introducing the Mighty Atom (Table of Contents: 3)

The Mighty Atom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill O'Connor (signed)
Pencils
Ben Flinton (signed)
Inks
Leonard Sansone
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt] (intro, origin); Mary James; Joe Morgan
Synopsis
Poor little Al Pratt, dubbed "Atom Al" by his friends, meets up with a fight trainer that agrees to help him build up his body to help deal with bullies who harrass him. But it proves of better use when Mary is kidnapped.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Craig Delich & Jerry Bails. The Atom does NOT appear in uniform in this story. Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bright idea
Genre
humor
Characters
Cicero's cat
Reprints
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Pencils
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Inks
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gulp! Gulp!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mutt, the gate-crasher!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1937-09-19

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Mutt & Jeff / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Pencils
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Inks
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Three shots for a dime!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1937-05-16

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Daisybelle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Free Lecture S.P.C.A. Everybody Welcome
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Daisybelle
Reprints
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Daisybelle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hank! Daisybelle Draper wants to talk to you on the phone!
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) ?

[The Payroll Robbers] (Table of Contents: 10)

Hop Harrigan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jon L. Blummer
Pencils
Jon L. Blummer [as Jon Elby]
Inks
Jon L. Blummer [as Jon Elby]
Colors
?
Letters
Jon L. Blummer

Genre
aviation
Characters
Hop Harrigan

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

All-American Flying Club / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Information about, and an application to join, Hop Harrigan's Flying Club

[The Human Tree] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from Believe It or Not daily (King Features Syndicate) 1935-09-04

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth; Butterfinger / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[On the Side of the Enemy] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Jon L. Blummer
Pencils
Jon L. Blummer [as Don Shelby]
Inks
Jon L. Blummer [as Don Shelby]
Colors
?
Letters
Jon L. Blummer ?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Gary Concord

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[Introducing Luke McLuke] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Pete; Luke McLuke (intro)

Collect Postage Stamps (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Iccolo Miccolo] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from Believe It or Not daily (King Features Syndicate) 1935-07-26

Murder in the Classroom [Part 3] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

New York World's Fair Comics; Mutt & Jeff / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Briar Disappears] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Edwin Alger
Pencils
Edwin Alger
Inks
Edwin Alger
Colors
?
Letters
Edwin Alger

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ben Webster
Reprints
  • from Ben Webster's Career Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

Roughing It in the Bush (Table of Contents: 21)

All-American Comics Monthly Book Review / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Daisybelle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dr. Hall's Adventures in the Jungle
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Daisybelle
Reprints
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Daisybelle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You'd better change your mind...
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you mean, Mutt, football is scientific?
Genre
humor
Characters
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1937-10-31

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Mutt & Jeff / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Pencils
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Inks
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You want a lift?
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1937-07-18

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shoo!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mutt; Cicero's cat
Reprints
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Pencils
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Inks
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thanks, Pel!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

William Henry Harrison (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Includes assorted ads, mainly for stamps.

[Sisty and Dinky Are Kidnapped] (Table of Contents: 29)

Scribbly / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Scribbly Jibbet; Sisty Hunkel; Dinky Jibbet; Ma Hunkel

[The Booby-Trapped Bridge] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Here It Is -- Better Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Green Lantern
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [The Insurance Racket]
    The Green Lantern
  4. 3. Introducing the Mighty Atom
    The Mighty Atom
  5. 4. ["Bright idea"]
    Cicero's Cat
  6. 5. ["Gulp! Gulp!"]
    Cicero's Cat
  7. 6. ["Mutt, the gate-crasher!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  8. 7. ["Three shots for a dime!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  9. 8. ["Free Lecture S.P.C.A. Everybody Welcome"]
    Daisybelle
  10. 9. ["Hank! Daisybelle Draper wants to talk to you on the phone!"]
    Daisybelle
  11. 10. [The Payroll Robbers]
    Hop Harrigan
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    All-American Flying Club
  13. 12. [The Human Tree]
    Believe It or Not
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth; Butterfinger
  15. 14. [On the Side of the Enemy]
    Gary Concord, the Ultra-Man
  16. 15. [Introducing Luke McLuke]
    Popsicle Pete
  17. 16. Collect Postage Stamps
    Popsicle
  18. 17. [Iccolo Miccolo]
    Believe It or Not
  19. 18. Murder in the Classroom [Part 3]
    Jimmy Stone
  20. 19. ["For swell vacation reading..."]
    New York World's Fair Comics; Mutt & Jeff
  21. 20. [Briar Disappears]
    Ben Webster
  22. 21. Roughing It in the Bush
    All-American Comics Monthly Book Review
  23. 22. ["Dr. Hall's Adventures in the Jungle"]
    Daisybelle
  24. 23. ["You'd better change your mind..."]
    Daisybelle
  25. 24. ["What do you mean, Mutt, football is scientific?"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  26. 25. ["You want a lift?"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  27. 26. ["Shoo!"]
    Cicero's Cat
  28. 27. ["Thanks, Pel!"]
    Cicero's Cat
  29. 28. William Henry Harrison
    All-American Stamp Page
  30. 29. [Sisty and Dinky Are Kidnapped]
    Scribbly
  31. 30. [The Booby-Trapped Bridge]
    Red, White and Blue
  32. 31. Here It Is -- Better Than Ever!
    All-Star Comics
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Remington Rand
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome