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"Red, White, and Blue: "Mystery of Spott Field"": Leaving Red in a hospital bed in New York, Doris, Whitey, Blooey, and Henry go west, to Billville, Illinois, to root out some sabotage at the airplane assembly plant. Doris gets a factory job; Blooey takes piloting lessons; Whitey pulls sentry du

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All-American Comics #14 is an issue of the series All-American Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of May, 1940.

Synopsis for Red, White, and Blue: "Mystery of Spott Field"

Leaving Red in a hospital bed in New York, Doris, Whitey, Blooey, and Henry go west, to Billville, Illinois, to root out some sabotage at the airplane assembly plant. Doris gets a factory job; Blooey takes piloting lessons; Whitey pulls sentry duty as the experimental aircraft hangar. Then nothing else happens for three weeks.

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Appearing in Red, White, and Blue: "Mystery of Spott Field"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Doris West, G2 (Operator G408F)
  • Henry, Blooey's parrot

Antagonists:

  • sabotage gang:
    • Dusty Nussen
    • Gardner
    • two others

Other Characters:

  • nurse
  • Mr Scofield, plant manager
  • Shippard, student pilot
  • Army Investigating Officers, two

Locations:

  • New York City
    • hospital
  • Chicago (passing thru)
  • Des Moines, Iowa (turning point)
  • Billville, Illinois
    • Airplane Assembly Plant
    • Spott Field
      • Experimental Hangar
    • restaurant

Items:

  • Plan of Spott Field / sabotage gang roster

Vehicles:

  • streamlined steam-powered passenger train
  • Army training planes (four destroyed)
  • Nussen's Roadster (crashed)


Synopsis for Hop Harrigan: "Is Silas Crass Hop's Guardian?"

No, he's not. Also the All-American Aviation Company is awarded a million-dollar construction contract.

Appearing in Hop Harrigan: "Is Silas Crass Hop's Guardian?"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • All-American Aviation Company:
  • Miss Snap, Hop's old school teacher (First appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Silas Crass
    • Weasil, his Attorney
  • Agent 6Q7
  • another spy
    • other thugs

Other Characters:

  • Judge
  • Prop's hangar guards
  • Army Purchasing Officers
  • Army Test Pilots

Locations:

  • courthouse
  • All-American Aviation's Secret Hangar, with armed guards
  • remote farmhouse

Vehicles:

  • Ikky's Red Roadster (wrecked)
  • Spys' Green Sedan
  • Farmer's Purple Jalopy

Synopsis for Ben Webster's Career: "The Great Discovery!" & "Song of the Dollars!"

(Newspaper strip reprints)
After accidentally discovering the rejuvenating powers of Abner Mattix's wound-healing Magic Mud, Ben persuades him to mine the stuff, while he and Taffy market it as a beauty aid. They team up with a young beautician who demonstrates their product at a home for old ladies. Results are astounding, publicity is generated, and soon Ben, Taffy, and Betsy open a beauty parlor in town. Then one customer wants them to use it to cure her young son's warts.

Appearing in Ben Webster's Career: "The Great Discovery!" & "Song of the Dollars!"

Featured Characters:

Animals:

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

Antagonists:

  • two bandits

Other Characters:

  • Taffy Tate
  • Abner Mattix
  • Betsy Betts, beautician
  • gardner
  • Gertie and Flossie Embree, twins
  • crowd of excited customers
  • mom of kid with warts
  • kid with warts

Locations:

Items:

  • Magic Mud

Vehicles:

  • Tate's "Express Wagon"

Synopsis for Adventures in the Unknown: "The Infra Red Destroyers (Part 2 of 6)"

The White House and the Washington Monument are destroyed by invisible invaders from Venus.

Appearing in Adventures in the Unknown: "The Infra Red Destroyers (Part 2 of 6)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Oki, servant

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Chief Shelton, Secret Service

Locations:

Items:

  • Meteorites
  • Kane's Invisible Metal
  • Kane's Infra-Red Spectacles
  • Jurghens' Infra-Red Spectacles

Vehicles:

  • passenger trains between Amityville and Washington
  • Presidential Train, out of Washington
  • Pilot Train, out of Washington (disappears)

Synopsis for Scribbly: "Dude Ranch, Part 1 of 4: Dopey-D Ranch"

Scribbly is sent to visit a dude ranch where he accidentally does some fancy horsemanship stunts and gets roped into representing the ranch at the upcoming rodeo.

Appearing in Scribbly: "Dude Ranch, Part 1 of 4: Dopey-D Ranch"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Ma Jibbet
  • Mike Macklin, editor

Other Characters:

  • Dopey-D ranch boss
    • Dopey-D ranch hands: Smokey, others
  • dude ranch guests

Locations:

  • New York City
    • The Dispatch, newspaper offices
  • Out West
    • Dopey-D Dude Ranch

Synopsis for Gary Concord, the Ultra-Man: "Tor Attacks America, Part 3 of 3, The Miasma of Death!"

Tor escapes from the insane asylum. Deadly gas attacks are meanwhile killing thousands in Europe and Asia. Tor is behind this, and his apparatus is concealed in a cavern underneath Concord's own complex, which Tor has infiltrated by disguising himself as Dr. Stark. But Concord's subordinate Alec has booby-trapped Tor/Stark's apparatus, which backfires fatally on Tor when he tries to use it.

Appearing in Gary Concord, the Ultra-Man: "Tor Attacks America, Part 3 of 3, The Miasma of Death!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Alec, military aide
  • Dr. Stark, Chief Scientist

Antagonists:

  • Tor, (posing as Dr. Stark) (Final appearance; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Prof. Carlotta Zambezi (First appearance)
  • Scientist Zambezi, her brother

Era:

Locations:

  • Gary Concord's Laboratory
    • vast cave beneath it
  • Rome (via televisor)
  • Dar es Salaam (via televisor)

Items:

  • Giant Interfere-ometer
  • Magneto Destroyer
  • Z3M Ray

Notes

  • Published monthly by All-American Comics, Inc.
  • Adventures in the Unknown:
  • Gary Concord:
    • King Tor explains the Miasma of Death: "A high frequency charge, aimed at the sky is reflected back by the heavy-side layer so timed as to meet a super-sonic vibration transmitted through the bowels of the Earth at a pre-determined point! Ah, the genius of man!"
  • Red, White and Blue:
    • Blooey learns to fly a plane.
    • Doris is in charge of the mission.
    • Red is sidelined by the dagger wound he received last issue.
  • Also appearing in this issue of All-American Comics were:
    • All-American Comics Monthly Book Review No. 2 - "The Man Without a Country, by Edward Everett Hale" (text article)
    • All-American Stamp Page: "The White House" (text article)
    • "Believe It Or Not" (newspaper feature reprints) by Robert L. Ripley, 2 one-page strips, dispersed
    • "Cicero's Cat" (newspaper strip reprints) by Bud Fisher, 4 1/2-page strips, on two dispersed pages
    • "Daisybelle" (newspaper strip reprints) by Gene Byrnes, 4 1/2-page strips, on two dispersed pages
    • "For Thrills, Action, and Adventure" (1/2 page ad for the current issue of Flash Comics #5)
    • Jimmy Stone: "Traitors' Treachery, Part One" (text story), by George Shute
    • Mutt & Jeff (newspaper strip reprints) by Bud Fisher, 4 one-page strips, dispersed thru the magazine
    • "Nugent's Puzzles, Games, Tricks, & Comics" and "Real Magic to Mystify Your Friends", by A.W. Nugent, 2 full-page features
    • "Popsicle Pete, a Typical American Boy", by Art Helfant (comic-format ad)
    • "Reg'lar Fellers" (newspaper strip reprints) by Gene Byrnes, 4 one-page strips, dispersed
    • "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" by Robert L. Ripley
    • "Six Big Headline Features for the "Big Six" Comic Magazines!" (full page ad for the current issues of Action, Adventure, All-American, Detective, Flash, and More Fun Comics)
    • "Tippie" (newspaper strip reprints) by Frances Edwina Dumm, 2 one-page strips, dispersed



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