(December 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
1940-10-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
All-American Comics Inc.
Publisher's Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
M. C. Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

[The Long Lost Son] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Irene Miller; Mr. Blake; Mrs. Blake; Elias Strake (villain, introduction, lawyer); Tipper (villain, death); Tommy Blake [as Cub Brenner] (villain, reformed)
Synopsis
Crooked lawyer Elias Strake convinces Cub Brenner to pose as the long-lost son of the Blakes in order to steal their fortune. But when Alan Scott hears Strake was involved in the reunion, he investigates as Green Lantern. When Cub has a change of heart, GL helps him turn the tables on Strake and confess his crimes. But the Blakes refuse to press charges against Cub because he really is their son Tommy Blake, as they confirmed from his scarred and mis-shapened hand.
Reprints
Keywords
APEX Broadcasting; green lantern; oath; power ring

Indexer Notes

Oddity: GL wears the power ring on his right hand on the splash page only. Letterer credit verified by Marty Nodell.

[The Red Tornado to the Rescue] (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
Scribbly Jibbet; Red Tornado [Ma Hunkel]; Dinky Jibbet; Sisty Hunkel; Tubb Torponi and his gang (Villain)
Synopsis
The Red Tornado wipes up the Torponi mob, but when the Police Chief takes credit for the the kids rescue, Ma Hunkel decides the Red Tornado should tell him off in no uncertain terms.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

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

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Curious tree grows at one end...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from Believe It or Not daily (King Features Syndicate) 1935-09-01

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

Mutt and Jeff / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Al Smith (signed as Bud Fisher)
Pencils
Al Smith (signed as Bud Fisher)
Inks
Al Smith (signed as Bud Fisher)
Colors
?
Letters
Al Smith

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ain't you goin' in the ocean?
Genre
humor
Characters
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-07-30

[Don't Toy with the Dog on the Rope] (Table of Contents: 6)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Al Smith (ghosted for Bud Fisher)
Pencils
Al Smith (ghosted for Bud Fisher)
Inks
Al Smith (ghosted for Bud Fisher)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Cicero's Cat
Reprints
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-07-30

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

Mutt and Jeff / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Al Smith (ghosted for Bud Fisher)
Pencils
Al Smith (ghosted for Bud Fisher)
Inks
Al Smith (ghosted for Bud Fisher)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Little Jeff
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 05-28-1939

[Chasing a Fly into the Basement] (Table of Contents: 8)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Al Smith (ghosted for Bud Fisher)
Pencils
Al Smith (ghosted for Bud Fisher)
Inks
Al Smith (ghosted for Bud Fisher)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 05-28-1939

[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
Millard Minger
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Daisybelle
Reprints
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) 1938-02-27

[Skiing] (Table of Contents: 10)

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) 1938-03-06

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Shooting Match] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Jon Blummer
Pencils
Jon Blummer
Inks
Jon Blummer
Colors
?
Letters
Jon Blummer

Genre
aviation
Characters
Hop Harrigan

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

[The Monsters from the Mine] (Table of Contents: 14)

The 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]; Professor Wilson; Mary James; Joe Morgan; Truck Tarbell; un-named "Emperor of America" (Intro, Death)
Synopsis
In the midst of the Calvin College Sophomore picnic, the students are rounded up by a madman, a man who has learned how to transmute his will into any person's body and thus take control of them as his slaves.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Rescue on Mars [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
science fiction; math & science
Characters
Alan; Ted; Jack

Wings over Panama [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Evelyn Gaines
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Jimmy Stone

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

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

[Waiting on an Investment] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Pete

The American Claimant (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

James K. Polk (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Two Comic Magazines You Can't Afford to Miss!!! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Flash Comics; All-American Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[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
This is my new hunting dog, Daisybelle!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Daisybelle
Reprints
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) ?

[Animal Crackers in Bed] (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) ?

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

Mutt and Jeff / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Al Smith (signed as Bud Fisher)
Pencils
Al Smith (signed as Bud Fisher)
Inks
Al Smith (signed as Bud Fisher)
Colors
?
Letters
Al Smith

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Help! (Gulp!)
Genre
humor
Characters
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-08-13

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

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Al Smith (ghosted for Bud Fisher)
Pencils
Al Smith (ghosted for Bud Fisher)
Inks
Al Smith (ghosted for Bud Fisher)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
-And you'll find food in the ice box...
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-08-13

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

Mutt and Jeff / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Al Smith (ghosted for Bud Fisher)
Pencils
Al Smith (ghosted for Bud Fisher)
Inks
Al Smith (ghosted for Bud Fisher)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yaws, I've become frantic about baseball!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-08-20

[Electric Fan] (Table of Contents: 27)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Al Smith (ghosted for Bud Fisher)
Pencils
Al Smith (ghosted for Bud Fisher)
Inks
Al Smith (ghosted for Bud Fisher)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-08-20

[The Philadelphia Post Office] (Table of Contents: 28)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[Little Tom's Trouble] (Table of Contents: 29)

Ben Webster / comic story / 5 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) ?

[The Wire-Cutters] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Red Dugan; Whitey White; Blooey Blue

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Audels New Auto Guide / 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]
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [The Long Lost Son]
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. [The Red Tornado to the Rescue]
    Scribbly
  5. 4. ["Curious tree grows at one end..."]
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  6. 5. ["Ain't you goin' in the ocean?"]
    Mutt and Jeff
  7. 6. [Don't Toy with the Dog on the Rope]
    Cicero's Cat
  8. 7. ["Little Jeff"]
    Mutt and Jeff
  9. 8. [Chasing a Fly into the Basement]
    Cicero's Cat
  10. 9. ["Millard Minger"]
    Daisybelle
  11. 10. [Skiing]
    Daisybelle
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  13. 12. [The Shooting Match]
    Hop Harrigan
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    All-American Flying Club
  15. 14. [The Monsters from the Mine]
    The Atom
  16. 15. Rescue on Mars [Part 2]
    Adventures in the Unknown
  17. 16. Wings over Panama [Part 2]
    Jimmy Stone
  18. 17. ["Hey kids! Don't miss the December issue of Flash Comics!!!"]
    Flash Comics
  19. 18. [Waiting on an Investment]
    Popsicle Pete
  20. 19. The American Claimant
    All-American Comics Monthly Book review
  21. 20. James K. Polk
    All-American Stamp Page
  22. 21. Two Comic Magazines You Can't Afford to Miss!!!
    Flash Comics; All-American Comics
  23. 22. ["This is my new hunting dog, Daisybelle!"]
    Daisybelle
  24. 23. [Animal Crackers in Bed]
    Daisybelle
  25. 24. ["Help! (Gulp!)"]
    Mutt and Jeff
  26. 25. ["-And you'll find food in the ice box..."]
    Cicero's Cat
  27. 26. ["Yaws, I've become frantic about baseball!"]
    Mutt and Jeff
  28. 27. [Electric Fan]
    Cicero's Cat
  29. 28. [The Philadelphia Post Office]
    Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  30. 29. [Little Tom's Trouble]
    Ben Webster
  31. 30. [The Wire-Cutters]
    Red, White and Blue
  32. 31. Here It Is -- Better Than Ever!
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Audels New Auto Guide
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Peter Croome
  • Craig Delich
  • Juan Gonzalez
  • Matthew Head
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lindsey Naumann
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore