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23-January-2009 7:32 pm
Username: glammazon
Comment: The Green Falcon was clearly inspired by the movie THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

Issue: #4
Published: June 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Abner Sundell
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/). On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 448697.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Corporal Collins
Credits: Pencils: Charles Biro (signed) | Inks: Charles Biro (signed)
Characters: Corporal Collins Rang-a-Tang (inset) Hercules (inset)

Comic Story (11 pages) The Canal Zone Murder Case
Featuring: Rang-A-Tang
Credits: Script: Joe Blair | Pencils: Ed Smalle | Inks: Ed Smalle
Characters: V: Wheeler (I)

Comic Story (8 pages) Hercules Slays the Lion of Nemea!!
Featuring: Hercules
Synopsis: Hercules suddenly appears on the streets of New York and promptly gets work as a vaudevillian strongman. When his agent is killed by the "lion of the underworld", Leo Nymia (playing on the Nemean Lion, one of the champion’s twelve labors), he kills Nymia and wipes out his gang.
Credits: Script: Joe Blair | Pencils: Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed) | Inks: Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Hercules (introduction, Origin) Leo Nymia (villain, Introduction, Death) Nymia's Gang [Scabroni (introduction) Rest Unnamed] (villains, Introduction For All)

Comic Story (5 pages) Battle with Shiek Tamah
Featuring: Gypsy Johnson
Credits: Pencils: John Bulthuis (signed) | Inks: John Bulthuis (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Gypsy Johnson (introduction) Sheik Tamah (introduction, Villain)

Comic Story (6 pages) Origin of the Fox
Featuring: The Fox
Synopsis: A masked group of men have been terrorizing the countryside by whipping people to death, and The Fox intends to stop them in their tracks. When Ruth is kidnapped by the Night Riders, he is inspired to become the hero while listening to the lyrics of a tune singing about a fox.
Credits: Script: Joe Blair (signed) | Pencils: Irwin Hasen (signed) | Inks: Irwin Hasen (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Fox [Paul Patton] (introduction, Origin) Ruth Ransom (Daily Globe Editor, Introduction) Unnamed Sheriff The Night Riders (villains, Introduction For All)

Comic Story (6 pages) Company C Is Trapped
Featuring: Corporal Collins
Credits: Script: Abner Sundell ? | Pencils: Charles Biro | Inks: Charles Biro
Genre: War
Characters: Corporal Collins [Jim Collins] Slapsie Carr (introduction) The Nazis (villains)

Text Article (1 page) Hunting the Coyote
Synopsis: Short article about hunting coyotes while on motorcycles.
Credits: Letters: Typeset

Statement Of Ownership (1 page)
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (6 pages) The Origin of Ty-Gor
Featuring: Ty-Gor
Synopsis: To atone for the death of a tiger cub, a witch doctor must offer a human sacrifice, and this time it must be a white boy. Tyrone Gorman was offered as a living sacrifice to tigers in the jungles of Malay, but, instead, the tigress Malma raises him and continues his jungle adventures even though he is unaware that he is an heir to a fortune back home.
Credits: Script: Joe Blair | Pencils: George Storm | Inks: George Storm
Genre: Jungle
Characters: Ty-Gor [Tyrone Gorman] (introduction, Origin) Mr. And Mrs. Gorman (Ty-Gor's Parents, Introduction, Both Die) Malma (a Tigress) The Gapousas (villains, Introduction For All, One Dies)

Comic Story (7 pages) The Isle of Right
Featuring: Doc Strong
Synopsis: World War II has lasted to the year 2039 and is thus called the Hundred Year War. It has laid waste to civilizations, and much of humanity is reduced to a barbaric state and conquered by Mongol warlord Gustave Ritter. With a small band set out to rebuilding civilization and science in an underground city on the Isle of Right (an island in the Pacific that they settle), Doc Strong uses one of his inventions: a gun that solidifies shadows, to immobilize those that are attached or touching the shadows.
Credits: Script: Joe Blair | Pencils: Sam Cooper (signed) | Inks: Sam Cooper (signed)
Genre: Adventure War
Characters: Doc Strong (introduction, Origin) Alice Rayburn (atomic Chemist, Introduction) Professor Harrison (electrical Engineer, Introduction) Dr. Henry Davidge (introduction) Walter Parker (mechanical Engineer, Introduction) Edward Stuyvesant (cowardly Traitorous Geologist, Introduction) Sampson Smith (Swedish Cook, Introduction) Gustave Ritter (villain, Mongol Warlord, Introduction)

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Dipsy and Doodle
Synopsis: Bring in Homicide Hogan dead or alive, or you loose your new police whistles.
Credits: Pencils: ? [as Quincy] (signed) | Inks: ? [as Quincy] (signed)
Genre: Humor
Characters: Dipsy (detective) Doodle (detective) Homicide Hogan

Comic Story (6 pages) The Blue Duke
Featuring: Loop Logan
Credits: Script: Joe Blair | Pencils: Frank Volp | Inks: Frank Volp
Genre: Aviation War
Characters: Loop Logan (American Stunt Flyer And Ace, Introduction) Clatra (Logan's Far-East Indian Assistant, Introduction) The Blue Duke [Lt. Villon] (villain, Introduction))

Comic Story (6 pages) The Coming of the Green Falcon
Featuring: Green Falcon
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten (signed) | Pencils: Edd Ashe (signed) | Inks: Edd Ashe (signed)
Genre: Historical
Characters: The Green Falcon (introduction, Origin) Lady Marion (introduction) Richard The Lion-Hearted (introduction) Prince John (villain, Introduction) Sir Boltyn (villain, Introduction) The Saracens (villains, Introduction For All)

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