(Fall 1941)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1941-09-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Jolaine Publications, Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
M. C. Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (assistant editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of September 26 in ad in Star Spangled Comics #2 (November 1941).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Howard Purcell
Colors
?
Letters
? (logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Lantern [Alan Scott]
Reprints
Keywords
green lantern

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the trademarked Green Lantern logo used in many variations over the decades. Patent and Trademark Office trademark serial number 444,484. Filed for trademark protection for magazine publication by All-American Comics, Inc. of New York, New York on June 13, 1941. All-American claimed to Patent and Trademark Office that the logo had been in use since May 1, 1941 (from the Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office, Volume 529, Number 2, August 12, 1941).

Another Message to Our Readers (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Green Lantern: His Personal History (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Lantern / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger (signed)
Pencils
Mart Nodell (signed)
Inks
Mart Nodell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (origin retold); Chang (lamp maker, un-named in the story, death); Mr. Billings, un-named in the story)
Synopsis
Engineer Alan Scott survives an explosion during a test crossing of a trestle bridge and learns he was saved by the green lantern he carried. The lantern tells how long ago a meteor was formed into a lamp by a Chinese lampmaker and how it protected him from his murderous neighbors. Later the lamp was found by an asylum inmate, who re-formed it into a lantern and was cured of his insanity by the lantern. Now it brings power to Scott, who forms a ring out of part of it and uses his new abilities as Green Lantern.
Reprints
Keywords
green lantern (called the green lamp); oath; power ring

The Masquerading Mare! (Table of Contents: 3)

Green Lantern / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger (signed)
Pencils
Mart Nodell (signed)
Inks
Mart Nodell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Irene Miller; "Scar" Jorgis (villain); Slink (villain); Gerald Davis (villain)
Synopsis
When Irene Miller inherits a racehorse named Jersey Queen, racketeer "Scar" Jorgis tries to buy it to keep it out of competition. Failing that, he tries to cripple the horse, but Green Lantern puts an end to that plot. Finally, Jorgis gets Irene's cousin to convince her to enter the horse in a "claiming race," and Irene loses ownership of Jersey Queen to Scar. After GL reclaims the horse, he forces confessions out of Scar and Gerald and returns Jersey Queen to Irene.
Reprints
Keywords
APEX Broadcasting; green lantern (called the lamp of power); Jersey Queen; oath; power ring

Indexer Notes

G.L. uses his ring to blind a gangster unless he talks.

Will Power Is the Flame of the Green Lantern! My Flame Shall Be Yours If You Develop Will Power! (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
William Moulton Marston [as Dr. Wm. Moulton Marston] (signed)
Pencils
Mart Nodell (illustrations); ? (photograph)
Inks
Mart Nodell (illustrations); ? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
William Moulton Marston (photograph); General George Washington; General Ulysses S. Grant
Synopsis
Extols the virtue of will power and uses two great men from American history as examples.
Reprints
Keywords
green lantern

Disease!! (Table of Contents: 5)

Green Lantern / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger (signed)
Pencils
Mart Nodell (signed)
Inks
Mart Nodell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Irene Miller; un-named District Attorney (death); Mr. Van Smithers; un-named butler of Boss Filch; un-named crook dressed as Green Lantern (villain); Tommy Filch (Boss Filch's son); Boss Filch (villain); Commissioner Merril (villain)
Synopsis
After the district attorney accuses Boss Filch of stealing money meant for pneumonia serum and winds up dead, Green Lantern confronts Filch, but gets nowhere. GL mounts his own campaign to raise funds, stopping an impostor along the way, until Filch's son gets sick. Filch promises to confess to his grafting in exchange for help saving his boy. But Filch fingers Commissioner Merril, his partner in crime, as responsible for the D.A.'s murderer, so GL confronts him and collects the evidence needed to put him away too.
Reprints
Keywords
APEX Broadcasting; green lantern (called the lamp); oath; power ring

Introducing Bill Finger and Marty Nodell Creators of Green Lantern! (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Bill Finger (photo); Martin Nodell (photo)
Synopsis
This contains short, informational biographies of Finger and Nodell.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This features does NOT appear in the Golden Age Green Lantern Archives Volume 1 (1999). Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Arson in the Slums (Table of Contents: 7)

Green Lantern / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger (signed)
Pencils
Mart Nodell (signed)
Inks
Mart Nodell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Irene Miller; un-named Fire Department Chief; Mrs. James; un-named Fire Inspector; un-named "Daily Tattle" reporter; Commissioner Grey; Mrs. Grey; un-named Grey children; Mr. Barton (villain, publisher of "The Daily Tattle"); Murker (villain); Gorley (villain)
Synopsis
As a series of fires breaks out in the tenements of Capitol City, Barton, the publisher of the Daily Tattle, campaigns for the razing of the slums. But when the fire inspector uncovers evidence of arson, a Tattle reporter overhears Barton conspiring with real-estate man Murker, and a commissioner accuses Merker of his crimes, Green Lantern must swing into action to save the fire inspector and reporter from murder attempts and free the kidnapped family of the commissioner before tricking a confession out of Barton.
Reprints
Keywords
APEX Broadcasting; green lantern (called the lamp of power); oath; power ring

Indexer Notes

Story takes place in Capitol City.

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

All-Flash Quarterly / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

The Justice Society of America; All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Sweet Adeline / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hear they's a drummer over to Burke's Hotel...
Genre
humor
Characters
Adeline

Indexer Notes

This filler does NOT appear in the Golden Age Green Lantern Archives Volume 1 (1999). Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Trailers of Treachery (Table of Contents: 11)

Hop Harrigan / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irwin Hasen (Green Lantern illustration); Sheldon Mayer (Hop Harrigan & Doiby Dickles illustration)
Inks
Irwin Hasen (Green Lantern illustration); Sheldon Mayer (Hop Harrigan & Doiby Dickles illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Hop Harrigan; Tank Tinker; Dolores; Doiby Dickles; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]
Synopsis
Green Lantern and Doiby help Hop fight off some tough-looking men seemingly after Tank, only to find out that the men were trying to help Tank lose weight for his girlfriend Dolores.
Reprints
Keywords
power ring

Indexer Notes

Art credit revisions by Craig Delich. We formerly credited Martin Nodell.

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

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

[Green Lantern in South America] (Table of Contents: 13)

Green Lantern / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger (signed)
Pencils
Mart Nodell (signed)
Inks
Mart Nodell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Irene Miller; Doiby Dickles; un-named President of the Apex Broadcasting System; Jensen (APEX employee); Jose; un-named rebel spy (villain, Jose's father)); General Ranko (villain); President Carlos (villain)
Synopsis
Alan and Doiby head for South America to find out who has been tampering with Apex's short-wave outlet in Landavo and run right into a civil war caused by foreign agents seeking to overthrow the democratically-elected government. Green Lantern exposes the plot, opening the eyes of the misguided rebels and saving Landavo's democracy.
Reprints
Keywords
APEX Broadcasting; green lantern (called the green lamp); oath; power ring

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

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

The "Big Six" Now Becomes the "Big Seven" (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

Comicscope Co. of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Lantern
  2. 1. Another Message to Our Readers
  3. 2. Green Lantern: His Personal History
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. The Masquerading Mare!
    Green Lantern
  5. 4. Will Power Is the Flame of the Green Lantern! My Flame Shall Be Yours If You Develop Will Power!
  6. 5. Disease!!
    Green Lantern
  7. 6. Introducing Bill Finger and Marty Nodell Creators of Green Lantern!
  8. 7. Arson in the Slums
    Green Lantern
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    All-Flash Quarterly
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    The Justice Society of America; All-Star Comics
  11. 10. ["I hear they's a drummer over to Burke's Hotel..."]
    Sweet Adeline
  12. 11. Trailers of Treachery
    Hop Harrigan
  13. 12. ["Here's more good news for members of the All-American Flying Club!"]
    All-American Flying Club
  14. 13. [Green Lantern in South America]
    Green Lantern
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    All-American Comics
  16. 15. The "Big Six" Now Becomes the "Big Seven"
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Comicscope Co. of America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Matthew Head
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Matthias Hofmann
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes