(October 1940)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
All-American Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
M. C. Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (assistant editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

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.

["Bright idea"] (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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cicero's cat
Reprints:
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

["Gulp! Gulp!"] (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:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints:
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

["Mutt, the gate-crasher!"] (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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1937-09-19

["Three shots for a dime!"] (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:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1937-05-16

["Free Lecture S.P.C.A. Everybody Welcome"] (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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Daisybelle
Reprints:
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) ?

["Hank! Daisybelle Draper wants to talk to you on the phone!"] (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

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

["For swell vacation reading..."] (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:
?

["Dr. Hall's Adventures in the Jungle"] (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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Daisybelle
Reprints:
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) ?

["You'd better change your mind..."] (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

Genre:
humor; children
Reprints:
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) ?

["What do you mean, Mutt, football is scientific?"] (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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1937-10-31

["You want a lift?"] (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:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1937-07-18

["Shoo!"] (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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mutt; Cicero's cat
Reprints:
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

["Thanks, Pel!"] (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:
?

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
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes