"Green Lantern: "The Circle of Kafoon"": In a remote corner of Asia the high priest of a mysterious cult dies. To replace him, the cult members, as always, know they must find a man who's the spitting image of their menacing idol, Dhoy Bee. The members of the cult search far and wide, eventually

All-American Comics #40 is an issue of the series All-American Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1942.

Synopsis for Green Lantern: "The Circle of Kafoon"

In a remote corner of Asia the high priest of a mysterious cult dies. To replace him, the cult members, as always, know they must find a man who's the spitting image of their menacing idol, Dhoy Bee. The members of the cult search far and wide, eventually finding the idol's lookalike wearing a derby and driving a beat-up old taxi for a living. They entreat him to come with them, but Doiby has no interest in joining a goony cult on the other side of the old and starts throwing punches. The monks close in and Doiby flees to the top of his apartment house, where they don't bother to stop him from lighting a rocket set up there, not seeing the harm it can do. Until it summons Green Lantern, who unleashes his ring on the strange foreigners attacking his friend. Because they're foreigners and don't know the ways of America, Green Lantern lets them go, but this gives the monks the idea to study American ways, and in one such instance they see something that gives them a big idea: a gangster movie.

The monks get guns and masks and rob a bank, figuring Doiby will come to stop them. Indeed he does, allowing them to knock him over the head and haul him off. However, they robbed a bank on the turf of the Scarpo gang, who come after the monks to steal the loot. The monks bedeck Doiby into looking like their green idol, just before the Scarpo gang crashes in. the fight ends when the head monk hypnotizes Scarpo into thinking he's a monkey, but one of his men had already mistaken Doiby for an actual ancient statue and absconded with him. Tracking down their errant idol, the monks end up at the Scarpo gang's hideout, where Green Lantern's been waiting for the gang to show up so he can shake them down for info on what's happened to Doiby. The head monk is compelled to un-hypnotize Scarpo, but in commanding him to become "a normal man", he inadvertently cures Scarpo of his criminal tendencies. Enraged, the gang tries to gun him down, but Green Lantern saves the monk, since he's found Doiby, but the portly cabbie's acting like he's really a god made flesh like they wanted. Green Lantern threatens the monk with worse trouble than a gang of hoods if he doesn't use his hypnotic powers to restore Doiby to normal. Knowing they're beat, the monks go home, saying they'll worship Dhoy Bee from afar from now on.

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  • Green Lantern
    • The splash page is signed "by Mart Nodell and Hasen".
    • Doiby gets head-konked unconscious, with a pistol butt.
  • Also appearing in this issue of All American Comics were:
    • Mutt & Jeff: (newspaper strip reprints), by Al Smith



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