(November 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
1940-09-20
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[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

Be a Cowboy! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[Mystery at Apex Broadcasting] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Green Lantern / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (brief origin recap); Irene Miller; Jim Tellum (death); Mrs. Tellum (death); "The Boss" [Mr. Gates] (villain, APEX Assistant Manager, introduction); "Duke" (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When the station's top announcer is murdered, Alan Scott applies for a job at APEX Broadcasting to investigate, but the assistant manager, Mr. Gates, tells him there are no openings. Working with Irene Miller, who coincidentally works at APEX, Scott discovers that Mr. Gates was using the announcer's program to send coded messages to his henchmen in his smuggling operations. After getting a confession out of Gates as Green Lantern, Alan frees Irene and receives a job offer from the president of APEX Broadcasting.
Reprints
Keywords
APEX Broadcasting; green lantern (called the green lamp); power ring

Indexer Notes

Alan Scott begins working for APEX Broadcasting (the last issue that positively mentions him working there is All-American #58). In the story, Green Lantern recites a variation on his oath: "And I shall shed my light over dark evil, for the dark things cannot stand the light...the light of...Green Lantern!" In the story, when Green Lantern hit Mr. Gates on the jaw, it left behind a small "green lantern" emblem. Letterer credit verified by Martin Nodell.

[The Coming of the Red Tornado] (Table of Contents: 3)

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; superhero; teen
Characters
Red Tornado [Ma Hunkel] (introduction); Scribbly Jibbet; Sisty Hunkel; Dinky Jibbet; Tubb Torponi (villain); Torponi's gang (villains)
Synopsis
When Ma learns of the kidnapping of Dinky and Sisty by the Torponi mob, a chance remark by Scribbly about the Green Lantern puts the idea into Ma's head of adopting the persona of a costumed heroine herself to save them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

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

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
Look at that funny-looking cow, Daisybelle...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Daisybelle
Reprints
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) 1938-02-13

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

Daisybelle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Gene Byrnes
Pencils
Gene Byrnes
Inks
Gene Byrnes
Colors
?
Letters
Gene Byrnes

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Poor Little Foundling
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) 1937-02-20

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

Mutt & Jeff / comic story / 0.6 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
Can you tell me what is the best method...
Genre
humor
Characters
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1936.07.26

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

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.4 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Houdini couldn't get out of that fix!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1936.07.26

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

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
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now that we got more gas...
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

[Chased Into the Kangaroo Yard] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Cicero's Cat daily (Bell Syndicate) ?

[Safe on a Giraffe] (Table of Contents: 10)

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
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Cicero's Cat daily (Bell Syndicate) ?

[Action at the College Ball] (Table of Contents: 11)

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]; Mary James; Joe Morgan
Synopsis
When Mary decides to wear the "Kador Necklace," worth $25,000, to the Calvin College "Diamond Ball," Al decides to attend, and soon has his hands full of action as The Atom when crooks appear to steal it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Craig Delich & Jerry Bails. Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

First line: "The object of much ridicule while at college because of his small size..."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Three weary figures stumble into the sheriff's office...
Genre
aviation
Characters
Hop Harrigan

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Craig Delich.

Orville and Wilbur Wright (Table of Contents: 13)

Hop Harrigan's History of American Aviation / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Characters
Orville Wright; Wilbur Wright

Indexer Notes

Creative credits from Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

All-American Flying Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Rescue on Mars [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 15)

An Adventure in the Unknown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl H. Claudy (signed)
Pencils
Stan Asch
Inks
Stan Asch
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Alan; Ted; Jack

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pete had a close call when a supposed-to-be inventor...
Genre
humor
Characters
Pete

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
High Power, the huge mechanical man, electrically controlled...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Ben Webster
Reprints
  • from Ben Webster's Career Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

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
Welcome back from boy's camp, Raymond!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Daisybelle
Reprints
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) ?

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

Daisybelle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Gene Byrnes
Pencils
Gene Byrnes
Inks
Gene Byrnes
Colors
?
Letters
Gene Byrnes

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Please, Mother, won't you buy me one?
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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
Boys, boys! Come back here!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

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
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dang it, now they gotta build houses on wheels!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

[Crossing a Creek] (Table of Contents: 22)

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 daily (Bell Syndicate) ?

[A Yappy Puppy Has a Father] (Table of Contents: 23)

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
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher]

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Cicero's Cat daily (Bell Syndicate) ?

John Tyler (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

Wings Over Panama [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Evelyn Gaines
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (illustration)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jimmy Stone

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

Flash Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

For Fun, Thrills, & Adventure (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the west coast laboratories of the Navy Research Bureau...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Red Dugan; Whitey White; Blooey Blue

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

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Superman; Batman; Action Comics; Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Green Lantern
  2. 1. Be a Cowboy!
    Daisy Air Rifles
  3. 2. [Mystery at Apex Broadcasting]
    The Green Lantern
  4. 3. [The Coming of the Red Tornado]
    Scribbly
  5. 4. ["Look at that funny-looking cow, Daisybelle..."]
    Daisybelle
  6. 5. ["The Poor Little Foundling"]
    Daisybelle
  7. 6. ["Can you tell me what is the best method..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  8. 7. ["Houdini couldn't get out of that fix!"]
    Cicero's Cat
  9. 8. ["Now that we got more gas..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  10. 9. [Chased Into the Kangaroo Yard]
    Cicero's Cat
  11. 10. [Safe on a Giraffe]
    Cicero's Cat
  12. 11. [Action at the College Ball]
    The Mighty Atom
  13. 12. ["Three weary figures stumble into the sheriff's office..."]
    Hop Harrigan
  14. 13. Orville and Wilbur Wright
    Hop Harrigan's History of American Aviation
  15. 14. ["Members of the All-American Flying Club..."]
    All-American Flying Club
  16. 15. Rescue on Mars [Part 1]
    An Adventure in the Unknown
  17. 16. ["Pete had a close call when a supposed-to-be inventor..."]
    Popsicle Pete
  18. 17. ["High Power, the huge mechanical man, electrically controlled..."]
    Ben Webster
  19. 18. ["Welcome back from boy's camp, Raymond!"]
    Daisybelle
  20. 19. ["Please, Mother, won't you buy me one?"]
    Daisybelle
  21. 20. ["Boys, boys! Come back here!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  22. 21. ["Dang it, now they gotta build houses on wheels!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  23. 22. [Crossing a Creek]
    Cicero's Cat
  24. 23. [A Yappy Puppy Has a Father]
    Cicero's Cat
  25. 24. John Tyler
    All-American Stamp Page
  26. 25. Wings Over Panama [Part 1]
    Jimmy Stone
  27. 26. ["Don't miss this stirring issue of Flash Comics..."]
    Flash Comics
  28. 27. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
    All-American Comics Monthly Book Review
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
  30. 29. For Fun, Thrills, & Adventure
    New York World's Fair Comics; Mutt & Jeff
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
  32. 31. ["In the west coast laboratories of the Navy Research Bureau..."]
    Red, White and Blue
  33. 32. ["Here it is - better than ever!"]
    All-Star Comics
  34. 33. ["These 4 comic magazines and the five shown above..."]
    Superman; Batman; Action Comics; Detective Comics
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes