(August 1940)

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]
Reprints:

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

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

[The Sign of the Green Lantern] (Table of Contents: 2)

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]; John Hall (President of Hall Construction Company, Scott's employer); Cyrus Gorson (villain, Commisioner of Public Works, death); Muller (villain, contractor)
Synopsis:
When the company Alan Scott works for loses a job to another company, Scott discovers that the commissioner of public works is taking kickbacks from the company with the winning bid. Alan takes action as Green Lantern to put an end to their grafting scheme.
Reprints:
Keywords:
green lantern; power ring

Indexer Notes

Story takes place in Metropolis. Oddities: when GL hits a villain on the jaw, it leaves a "green lantern" emblem behind; when GL recharges his ring he does NOT repeat his oath. Alan Scott works for Hall Construction Company in this story.

The Infra Red Destroyers [Part 5] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"There are no lilies in Jersey..."
Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:
  • from Believe It or Not daily (King Features Syndicate) 1935-07-15

[no title indexed] (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 [as Bud Fisher]

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"I thought so!"
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-06-04

[Garden Hose] (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:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Cicero's Cat
Reprints:
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-06-04

[no title indexed] (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:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Oh, boy! A pip, Jeff!"
Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-06-18

[Hot Supper] (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:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints:
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-06-18

[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:
"That's a real big sale, Raymond!"
Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Daisybelle
Reprints:
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) ?

[Dishing Umbrella] (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) ?

[The Plane Hater] (Table of Contents: 11)

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: 12) (Expand) /

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

[The Peace Treaty] (Table of Contents: 13)

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.

[Escape from Sinister Mansion] (Table of Contents: 14)

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) ?

[In the Stamp Business] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pete

Free Stamps! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mutiny on the Bounty (Table of Contents: 17)

All-American Comics Monthly Book Review / text article / 0.75 page (report information)

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

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Andrew Jackson (Table of Contents: 19)

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.

Murder in the Classroom (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script:
Evelyn Gaines (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Stone

Announcement!!!! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Why I'm Glad I'm an American / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"That's a beautiful garden you have, Daisybelle!"
Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Daisybelle
Reprints:
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) ?

[no title indexed] (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:
?
Letters:
Gene Byrnes

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Oh, Raymond! You dropped the whole quarter's worth of eggs!"
Genre:
humor; children
Reprints:
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) ?

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

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:
"Good gosh, Emma! That's the third time you fell on your head!"
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-06-11

[Follow the Duck] (Table of Contents: 26)

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) 1939-06-11

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

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:
"In Switzerland I have a place..."
Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-05-07

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

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:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Ya ho, ya ho and a bottle of rum!"
Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints:
  • from Cicero's Cat Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-05-07

[The Closed Gate] (Table of Contents: 29)

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) 1935-07-18

Boys and Girls! Do You Like Mutt & Jeff? (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

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

[The Stray] (Table of Contents: 31)

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; children
Characters:
Scribbly

[The Propaganda Battle] (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

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

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

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

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

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

Book Coupon Exchange / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Green Lantern
  2. 1. ["Thanks boys and girls for the wonderful reception..."]
    Flash Comics
  3. 2. [The Sign of the Green Lantern]
    The Green Lantern
  4. 3. The Infra Red Destroyers [Part 5]
    Adventures in the Unknown
  5. 4. ["There are no lilies in Jersey..."]
    Believe It or Not!
  6. 5. ["I thought so!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  7. 6. [Garden Hose]
    Cicero's Cat
  8. 7. ["Oh, boy! A pip, Jeff!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  9. 8. [Hot Supper]
    Cicero's Cat
  10. 9. ["That's a real big sale, Raymond!"]
    Daisybelle
  11. 10. [Dishing Umbrella]
    Daisybelle
  12. 11. [The Plane Hater]
    Hop Harrigan
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    All-American Flying Club
  14. 13. [The Peace Treaty]
    Gary Concord, the Ultra-Man
  15. 14. [Escape from Sinister Mansion]
    Ben Webster
  16. 15. [In the Stamp Business]
    Popsicle Pete
  17. 16. Free Stamps!
    Popsicle
  18. 17. Mutiny on the Bounty
    All-American Comics Monthly Book Review
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  20. 19. Andrew Jackson
    All-American Stamp Page
  21. 20. Murder in the Classroom
    Jimmy Stone
  22. 21. Announcement!!!!
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Why I'm Glad I'm an American
  24. 23. ["That's a beautiful garden you have, Daisybelle!"]
    Daisybelle
  25. 24. ["Oh, Raymond! You dropped the whole quarter's worth of eggs!"]
    Daisybelle
  26. 25. ["Good gosh, Emma! That's the third time you fell on your head!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  27. 26. [Follow the Duck]
    Cicero's Cat
  28. 27. ["In Switzerland I have a place..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  29. 28. ["Ya ho, ya ho and a bottle of rum!"]
    Cicero's Cat
  30. 29. [The Closed Gate]
    Believe It or Not
  31. 30. Boys and Girls! Do You Like Mutt & Jeff?
    Mutt & Jeff
  32. 31. [The Stray]
    Scribbly
  33. 32. [The Propaganda Battle]
    Red, White and Blue
  34. 33. ["For thrills and adventure..."]
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    Book Coupon Exchange
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes