(February 1941)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
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

[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]; Delia Day
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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

Johnson Smith & Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Sins of the Father] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Bill Finger (signed)
Pencils:
E. E. Hibbard [as Mart Dellon] (signed)
Inks:
E. E. Hibbard [as Mart Dellon] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Irene Miller; Joe (prison guard); Delia Maloney [as Delia Day]; Mary Day Maloney (Delia's mother, death); Al Maloney (villain, Delia's father, death); Frankie Fowler (villain, death); "Slug" Kafey (villain)
Synopsis:
Accompanying Irene on an interview with movie star Delia Day, Alan Scott becomes suspicious, spying her talking to hoodlum "Slug" Kafey. Taking action as Green Lantern, Scott discovers that Day is being blackmailed because her father is actually racketeer Al Maloney. GL interviews Maloney in prison and finds that Frankie Fowler is the only other person who knows the connection between the two and races to find Fowler, but Delia is already there paying the blackmail. Fowler forces GL to surrender to save Delia, but Maloney bursts in, there is an exchange of gunfire, and both men are killed.
Reprints:
Keywords:
APEX Broadcasting; green lantern (called the lamp of power); oath; power ring

Indexer Notes

Oddity: GL uses a variation of his oath in this story: "And I shall shed my light upon dark evil, for the dark things cannot stand the light...the light of the Green Lantern!"

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

Scribbly and the Red Tornado / 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]; Scribbly Jibbet; Big Eddie (Villain); Sisty Hunkel; Dinky Jibbet
Synopsis:
When the Police learn that the Red Tornado is operating in the neighborhood, they attempt to capture her. Quickly thinking on her feet, Ma dresses up a gorilla in the zoo with her outfit, and when the Police round it up, are they surprised!
Reprints:

[Walking the Shark!] (Table of Contents: 4)

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) 1940-?-?

["This business of eating hot dogs for lunch ain't so hot!"] (Table of Contents: 5)

Mutt & Jeff / comic story / 0.67 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) 1939-08-06

["No, no! This liver is not for you!"] (Table of Contents: 6)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.33 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
Characters:
Cicero's Cat
Reprints:
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-08-06

["Say, how'd you fellas like to dig me a well?"] (Table of Contents: 7)

Mutt & Jeff / comic story / 0.67 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) 1939-05-21

[Scared of Her Shadow] (Table of Contents: 8)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.33 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) 1939-05-21

[Oldest Monument to the Unknown Soldier] (Table of Contents: 9)

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) 1940-?-?

["All the ladies will be here..."] (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:
? (red tones)
Letters:
Gene Byrnes

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Daisybelle
Reprints:
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) 1938-09-18

["Willie Oaks is runnin' a sidewalk cafe..."] (Table of Contents: 11)

Daisybelle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Pencils:
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Inks:
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Colors:
? (red tones)
Letters:
Gene Byrnes

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

[Charter Flight to Disaster] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

["We've had so many requests..."] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

All-American Flying Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["Commander Richard E. Byrd became the first man..."] (Table of Contents: 14)

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:
Hop Harrigan (inset)

[Jailbreak] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script:
Art Helfant
Pencils:
Art Helfant (signed)
Inks:
Art Helfant (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pete

[Joe's Appointment] (Table of Contents: 16)

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]; Nada (villain, introduction); Boris (villain, introduction); Joe Morgan
Synopsis:
A mysterious woman in black succeeds in drugging Joe Morgan and getting him to take the blame for the theft of secret Cruiser plans, which ends up landing him and Al in jail.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Craig Delich and Jerry Bails.

Rescue on Mars [Part 4] (Table of Contents: 17)

Adventures 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

Crime, Inc., Part II (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) /

Built-Rite Toys / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Dr. Jekyll; Mr. Hyde

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Millard Fillmore (Table of Contents: 22)

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.

["What are you doing, Raymond?"] (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:
? (red tones)
Letters:
Gene Byrnes

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

[Toll Bridge] (Table of Contents: 24)

Daisybelle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Pencils:
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Inks:
Gene Byrnes (signed)
Colors:
? (red tones)
Letters:
Gene Byrnes

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

["New born seals are white..."] (Table of Contents: 25)

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) 1940-?-?

["Now, Jeff, we'll get in the plane and fly to Little Cicero..."] (Table of Contents: 26)

Mutt & Jeff / comic story / 0.67 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) 1938-12-25

["There! That was some tough job putting all those balls on that tree!"] (Table of Contents: 27)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.33 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) 1938-12-25

["Blind Man Finds Love!"] (Table of Contents: 28)

Mutt & Jeff / comic story / 0.67 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) 1939-08-27

["Spider"] (Table of Contents: 29)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.33 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) 1939-08-27

[Greatest Life Saver of All Time] (Table of Contents: 30)

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) 1940-?-?

[The Worthless Stock] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

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

[The Mysterious Murder of the Texas Ranger] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Now on Sale -- All-Star No. 3 (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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

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

Lancaster County Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Green Lantern
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Company
  3. 2. [The Sins of the Father]
    The Green Lantern
  4. 3. [After the Red Tornado]
    Scribbly and the Red Tornado
  5. 4. [Walking the Shark!]
    Believe It or Not
  6. 5. ["This business of eating hot dogs for lunch ain't so hot!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  7. 6. ["No, no! This liver is not for you!"]
    Cicero's Cat
  8. 7. ["Say, how'd you fellas like to dig me a well?"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  9. 8. [Scared of Her Shadow]
    Cicero's Cat
  10. 9. [Oldest Monument to the Unknown Soldier]
    Believe It or Not
  11. 10. ["All the ladies will be here..."]
    Daisybelle
  12. 11. ["Willie Oaks is runnin' a sidewalk cafe..."]
    Daisybelle
  13. 12. [Charter Flight to Disaster]
    Hop Harrigan
  14. 13. ["We've had so many requests..."]
    All-American Flying Club
  15. 14. ["Commander Richard E. Byrd became the first man..."]
    Hop Harrigan's History of American Aviation
  16. 15. [Jailbreak]
    Popsicle Pete
  17. 16. [Joe's Appointment]
    The Atom
  18. 17. Rescue on Mars [Part 4]
    Adventures in the Unknown
  19. 18. Crime, Inc., Part II
    Jimmy Stone
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Built-Rite Toys
  21. 20. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
    All-American Comics Monthly Book Review
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
  23. 22. Millard Fillmore
    All-American Stamp Page
  24. 23. ["What are you doing, Raymond?"]
    Daisybelle
  25. 24. [Toll Bridge]
    Daisybelle
  26. 25. ["New born seals are white..."]
    Believe It or Not
  27. 26. ["Now, Jeff, we'll get in the plane and fly to Little Cicero..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  28. 27. ["There! That was some tough job putting all those balls on that tree!"]
    Cicero's Cat
  29. 28. ["Blind Man Finds Love!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  30. 29. ["Spider"]
    Cicero's Cat
  31. 30. [Greatest Life Saver of All Time]
    Believe It or Not
  32. 31. [The Worthless Stock]
    Ben Webster
  33. 32. [The Mysterious Murder of the Texas Ranger]
    Red, White and Blue
  34. 33. Now on Sale -- All-Star No. 3
    All-Star Comics
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes