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"Red, White, and Blue: "Who Blew Up the Williams Works?"": A foreign agent blows up a munitions factory with an exploding arrow. Red Dugan and his two pals get after him, uncovering one clue after another, all pointing to Redi Rausch, a diplomatic attache from one unidentified warring foreign na

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Hop Harrigan

All-American Comics #12 is an issue of the series All-American Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 1940.

Synopsis for Red, White, and Blue: "Who Blew Up the Williams Works?"

A foreign agent blows up a munitions factory with an exploding arrow. Red Dugan and his two pals get after him, uncovering one clue after another, all pointing to Redi Rausch, a diplomatic attache from one unidentified warring foreign nation. But the clues are all planted by Mr. Spotter, a diplomatic attache from the opposite warring foreign nation. Doris figures this out and convinces Red of it and the mysterious archer is arrested.

Appearing in Red, White, and Blue: "Who Blew Up the Williams Works?"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Redi Rausch, diplomatic attache, demolition archer
  • Mr. Spotter, diplomatic attache

Other Characters:

  • Reggie Rumer, reporter, Washington Blade
  • taxi driver
  • Mrs. Rausch, newlywed

Locations:

  • Washington, D.C. Area
    • Montville
      • Williams Munitions Works (Destroyed)
    • Embassy of an unidentified belligerent nation (See Notes.)
    • International Archery Range

Vehicles:

  • U.S. Army Scouting Plane
  • Rumer's car
  • Dugan's car
  • taxi


Synopsis for Hop Harrigan: "Rescuing Chinese Refugees"

Hop's jealousy over Gerry and Maurice boils over and harsh things get said. Hop takes off in a huff, in Prop Wash's new plane, no permission, no clearance, no nothing. He flies out over the Pacific, and manages to get lost for awhile, then ends up in China. There's a flood, and barrages of Japanese artillery, and Hop gets a chance to use the plane to rescue a bunch of refugees from it. A reporter gets the story and relays it to America.

Hop returning home as a big hero goes a long way toward smoothing things over with Prop, but what does Gerry have to say?

Appearing in Hop Harrigan: "Rescuing Chinese Refugees"

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Other Characters:

  • Reporter
  • Mike, Missionary

Locations:

Synopsis for Adventures in the Unknown: "A Thousand Years a Minute (Part 6 of 6)"

Ted and Alan escape from the tribe of ape-men, with the help of their primitive friend Ikki. They plan to take Ikki back with them to 1939, and hand him off to a zoo or a sideshow, but later on, Ted accidentally shoots Ikki in the head, before they return their native time.

Appearing in Adventures in the Unknown: "A Thousand Years a Minute (Part 6 of 6)"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Prehistoric Ape Men (Some die)
    • A-Ak (Dies)

Other Characters:

  • Prehistoric Cave Men
    • Ikki (Dies)
    • Oki, Lazar's Servant

Era:

Vehicles:

Synopsis for Scribbly: "Sisty Puts the Moves on Dink"

Amelia "Sisty" Hunkel gets a big old crush on Mortimer "Dinky" Jibbet, and pursues him with great ardor and persistence.

Appearing in Scribbly: "Sisty Puts the Moves on Dink"

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Synopsis for Ben Webster's Career: "Danger Country!" & "Captured!"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Ben Webster's Career: "Danger Country!" & "Captured!"

Featured Characters:

Animals:

  • Briarsie, Ben's Dog
  • Agnes "Aggie" Tate, Taffy's Monkey
  • three burros

Antagonists:

  • "Sidewinder" Pete
  • two bandits

Other Characters:

  • "Taffy" Tate
  • Abner Mattix (Mentioned only)

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Tate's "Express Wagon"

Synopsis for Gary Concord, the Ultra-Man: "Tor Attacks America, Part 1 of 3"

Tor, the vengeful father of the late Stella Tor, and tyrant over an entire nation, goes to war against the United States of North America. He begins with a huge advantage, having captured Gary Concord, Jr., the High Moderator of the USNA. He conquers about half of America in a very short time.

Concord, meanwhile, has been left under the guard of a war-weary soldier, pining only for his own endangered wife and mother. Gary plays on his disaffection and converts him to his side. In turn, this guy helps to persuade other troops in his unit to do likewise. Once freed, the Ultra-Man prepares to fight back against Tor.

Appearing in Gary Concord, the Ultra-Man: "Tor Attacks America, Part 1 of 3"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Guppy, Concord's Aide
  • Alec, turncoat, ex-Tor's Legions (First appearance)
  • Mikel, turncoat, ex-Tor's Legions (First appearance)
  • Tonio, turncoat, ex-Tor's Legions (First appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Imperator Tor
    • his legions
      • Prison Stratostad crew: 17 men

Other Characters:

  • USNA Armed Forces

Locations:

Items:

  • Helio-Shaft Units
    • (loaded with Foam Formula)

Vehicles:

    • Tor's Prison Stratostad
    • Tor's 8 other Stratostads
    • USNA Planostats, thousands of them
      • (armed with Atomic-Power Ray Units)

Notes

  • Published monthly by All-American Comics, Inc.
  • Red, White, & Blue:
    • Sgt. Dugan explains: "Quiet, Blooey! That's the embassy of a belligerent nation ... They're doing everything they can to get the United States into war on their side ... Just to play safe we're not going to mention EITHER country's name in connection with this case!!"
    • Red Dugan gets shot in the shoulder.
  • Also appearing in this issue of All-American Comics were:
    • "Mutt & Jeff" and "Cicero's Cat" (newspaper strip reprints) by Bud Fisher
    • "Reg'lar Fellers" and "Daisybelle" (newspaper strip reprints) by Gene Byrnes
    • "Always Belittlin'" and "Skippy" (newspaper strip reprints) by Percy Crosby
    • "Tippie" (newspaper strip reprints) by Frances Edwina Dumm
    • "Toonerville Folks" and "Little Stanley" (newspaper strip reprints) by Fontaine Fox
    • "Wiley of West Point" (newspaper strip reprints) by Lt. Richard Rick
    • Jimmy Stone: "Death's Playground" (text story) by George Shute
    • "Popsicle Pete a Typical American Boy" by Art Helfant

Trivia

  • Jon L. Blummer is credited as "Jon Elby" on his Hop Harrigan story.
  • Russell Cole is credited as "Edwin Alger" on his Ben Webster pages.


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