(July 1940)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-05-17
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

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office renewal filing.


Introducing the Green Lantern! (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
Keywords
machine guns

Indexer Notes

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

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

Flash Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Origin of Green Lantern] (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (introduction, origin, railroad engineer); Chang (lamp maker); Joe (asylum guard); Billings (asylum patient); Jimmy (railroad worker); Dekker (villain, death)
Synopsis
Construction 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 to force a confession for the sabotage of the bridge out of Dekker, a rival contractor.
Reprints
Keywords
green lantern; oath; power ring

Indexer Notes

Oddities: 1) GL wears the power ring on his right hand in the story; 2) he doesn't charge his ring but gets power my picking the lamp up; and 3) he repeats the oath in the last panel w/o charging the ring.

[The Rescue] (Table of Contents: 4)

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: 5)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the recent repeal election...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from Believe It or Not daily (King Features Syndicate) 1935-07-04

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

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 [as Bud Fisher]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pop, will you give me a dime...
Genre
humor
Characters
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-07-16

[Frog Chase] (Table of Contents: 7)

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
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Cicero's Cat
Reprints
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-07-16

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

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With all this dry weather we've been having...
Genre
humor
Characters
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-06-25

[Hidden Mice] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-06-25

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What happened to your nose, Daisybelle?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Daisybelle
Reprints
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) ?

[no title indexed] (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
?
Letters
Gene Byrnes

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My goodness, Daisybelle it certainly takes you...
Genre
humor; children

[Sealed Orders] (Table of Contents: 12)

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 Smith; Blooey Blue

[The Sinister Mansion] (Table of Contents: 13)

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) ?

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

[Stamps] (Table of Contents: 15)

Popsicle Pete / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Pete

Boys & Girls! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Traitors' Treachery, Part III (Table of Contents: 17)

Jimmy Stone / text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (spot illo)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (spot illo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jimmy Stone

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (spot illo)
Inks
? (spot illo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Baltimore Fireworks / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Infra Red Destroyers [Part 4] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Rosati Accordions / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

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 [as Bud Fisher]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, boy! Can she kiss!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-07-23

[Milk Bottle] (Table of Contents: 25)

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
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-07-23

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

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I got permission from the manager to rehearse our act...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-07-02

[Barrel Roll] (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
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-07-02

[The Square Tree] (Table of Contents: 28)

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) 1935-07-01

John Quincy Adams (Table of Contents: 29)

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.

[Good-Bye, Widow-Maker] (Table of Contents: 30)

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
Characters
Scribbly

[The Power Plant Failure] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

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

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

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

Home Recording Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Introducing the Green Lantern!
    The Green Lantern
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Flash Comics
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  4. 3. [The Origin of Green Lantern]
    The Green Lantern
  5. 4. [The Rescue]
    Hop Harrigan
  6. 5. ["In the recent repeal election..."]
    Believe It or Not
  7. 6. ["Pop, will you give me a dime..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  8. 7. [Frog Chase]
    Cicero's Cat
  9. 8. ["With all this dry weather we've been having..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  10. 9. [Hidden Mice]
    Cicero's Cat
  11. 10. ["What happened to your nose, Daisybelle?"]
    Daisybelle
  12. 11. ["My goodness, Daisybelle it certainly takes you..."]
    Daisybelle
  13. 12. [Sealed Orders]
    Red, White and Blue
  14. 13. [The Sinister Mansion]
    Ben Webster
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  16. 15. [Stamps]
    Popsicle Pete
  17. 16. Boys & Girls!
  18. 17. Traitors' Treachery, Part III
    Jimmy Stone
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
    All-American Comics Monthly Book Review
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Baltimore Fireworks
  22. 21. The Infra Red Destroyers [Part 4]
    Adventures in the Unknown
  23. 22. The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Rosati Accordions
  25. 24. ["Oh, boy! Can she kiss!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  26. 25. [Milk Bottle]
    Cicero's Cat
  27. 26. ["I got permission from the manager to rehearse our act..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  28. 27. [Barrel Roll]
    Cicero's Cat
  29. 28. [The Square Tree]
    Believe It or Not
  30. 29. John Quincy Adams
    All-American Stamp Page
  31. 30. [Good-Bye, Widow-Maker]
    Scribbly
  32. 31. [The Power Plant Failure]
    Gary Concord, the Ultra-Man
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Comics
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    Home Recording Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • R. S. Martin
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes