(August 1940)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-06-19
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[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