All-American Comics #22 [With Canadian Price]
(January 1941)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
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) /

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

[Fix the Fight Game] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Bill Finger (signed)
Pencils:
Martin Nodell [as Mart Dellon] (signed)
Inks:
Martin Nodell [as Mart Dellon] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Carrie Nodell

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Irene Miller; Tyler (radio announcer); Kid McKay (prize fighter); Mary McKay; Mark Karaste (villain); Brute Nolan (villain, champion prize fighter)
Synopsis:
After Green Lantern stops two attempts on prize-fighter "Kid" McKay's life, mobsters working for Mark Karaste kidnap Kid's wife Mary to force him to take a dive in the big fight. Green Lantern convinces the Kid to go ahead with the fight, taking a dive in the last round if he has to, while GL looks for Mary. He finds Mary and gets her to the arena in time so Kid can knock out the champ before the bell, while he corrals Karaste and gets a confession from him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
APEX Broadcasting; green lantern (called the green lamp); power ring

Indexer Notes

Story takes place in Capitol City. Oddity: a crook was destroyed when he placed GL's power ring on his finger. Letterer credit verified by Marty Nodell.

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

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; superhero; teen
Characters:
Red Tornado [Ma Hunkel]; Scribbly Jibbet; Sisty Hunkel; Dinky Jibbet
Synopsis:
Scribbly's newspaper editor, knowing that the Red Tornado operates solely in the neighborhood, assigned Scribbly to try and get a drawing made of the hero so that his paper could get a scoop over the other newspapers in town.
Reprints:

[Uncle Tom's Cabin] (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) 1935-07-31

[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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Whatya mean e'gypt ya?"
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1935-12-08

[Alarmed by Clock] (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) 1935-12-08

[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:
"Whatcha cuttin' such a big hole in the ice for, Cicero?"
Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1936-02-02

[Whistling Tea Kettle] (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) 1936-02-02

[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:
? (red tones)
Letters:
Gene Byrnes

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Oh, Daisybelle! Where did you ever get that great big apple?"
Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Daisybelle
Reprints:
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) 1938-01-02

[Smelly Hair] (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
Reprints:
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Butterfinger / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Secret on the Mountain] (Table of Contents: 12)

Hop Harrigan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jon L. Blummer [as Jon Elby]
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: 13) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Harriett Quimby, July 1911, becomes the first..."
Genre:
non-fiction; aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan (spot illo)

Indexer Notes

Writer and artist credits added by Craig Delich.

[Truckers' War] (Table of Contents: 15)

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]; Mr. Tarbell; Truck Tarbell; Joe Morgan; Mary James; Lefty Lou Albano (villain)
Synopsis:
The Atom decides to help out a fellow student's father, who is being forced to pay protection money to racketeers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit verified by Craig Delich & Jerry Bails.

Rescue on Mars [Part 3] (Table of Contents: 16)

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 1] (Table of Contents: 17)

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: 18) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Officer O'Toole (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pete; Officer O'Toole

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

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain (Table of Contents: 21)

All-American Comics Monthly Book Review / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

Zachary Taylor (Table of Contents: 23)

All-American Stamp Page / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

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

Model Airplane News / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"To Daisybelle for her birthday..."
Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Daisybelle
Reprints:
  • from Daisybelle Sunday (Gene Byrnes) 1937-12-19

[Kidd's Restaurant] (Table of Contents: 27)

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) 1937-12-26

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
"Eggs are forty cents a dozen..."
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1936-04-05

[Catching a Fish with Her Tail] (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) 1936-04-05

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

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'm sorry I upset you, lady - I'll settle for those eggs in the morning..."
Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Mutt & Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1938-01-05

[Hitching a Ride] (Table of Contents: 31)

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) 1938-01-05

[The First Dollar] (Table of Contents: 32)

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) 1935-07-30

[The Gold Mine Stock] (Table of Contents: 33)

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 Mining Accidents] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Here It Is -- All-Star No. 3... (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / 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. [Fix the Fight Game]
    The Green Lantern
  4. 3. [Search for the Red Tornado]
    Scribbly
  5. 4. [Uncle Tom's Cabin]
    Believe It or Not
  6. 5. ["Whatya mean e'gypt ya?"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  7. 6. [Alarmed by Clock]
    Cicero's Cat
  8. 7. ["Whatcha cuttin' such a big hole in the ice for, Cicero?"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  9. 8. [Whistling Tea Kettle]
    Cicero's Cat
  10. 9. ["Oh, Daisybelle! Where did you ever get that great big apple?"]
    Daisybelle
  11. 10. [Smelly Hair]
    Daisybelle
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Butterfinger
  13. 12. [Secret on the Mountain]
    Hop Harrigan
  14. 13. ["Here's some good news..."]
    All-American Flying Club
  15. 14. ["Harriett Quimby, July 1911, becomes the first..."]
    Hop Harrigan's History of American Aviation
  16. 15. [Truckers' War]
    The Atom
  17. 16. Rescue on Mars [Part 3]
    Adventures in the Unknown
  18. 17. Crime, Inc. [Part 1]
    Jimmy Stone
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  20. 19. Officer O'Toole
    Popsicle Pete
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Chemcraft
  22. 21. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
    All-American Comics Monthly Book Review
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
  24. 23. Zachary Taylor
    All-American Stamp Page
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Model Airplane News
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Home Recording Co.
  27. 26. ["To Daisybelle for her birthday..."]
    Daisybelle
  28. 27. [Kidd's Restaurant]
    Daisybelle
  29. 28. ["Eggs are forty cents a dozen..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  30. 29. [Catching a Fish with Her Tail]
    Cicero's Cat
  31. 30. ["I'm sorry I upset you, lady - I'll settle for those eggs in the morning..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  32. 31. [Hitching a Ride]
    Cicero's Cat
  33. 32. [The First Dollar]
    Believe It or Not
  34. 33. [The Gold Mine Stock]
    Ben Webster
  35. 34. [The Mining Accidents]
    Red, White and Blue
  36. 35. Here It Is -- All-Star No. 3...
    All-Star Comics
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lindsey Naumann
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes