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"Green Lantern: "Deep in the Heart of Crime!"": A Hollywood mogul decides to shoot a Western epic about Bullseye Bayre, the "Robin Hood of the West." Bullseye's surviving relatives aren't keen on having attention called to his legacy, and send some banditos to attack the convoy carrying the crew

All-American Comics #50 is an issue of the series All-American Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1943.

Synopsis for Green Lantern: "Deep in the Heart of Crime!"

A Hollywood mogul decides to shoot a Western epic about Bullseye Bayre, the "Robin Hood of the West." Bullseye's surviving relatives aren't keen on having attention called to his legacy, and send some banditos to attack the convoy carrying the crew and equipment for the movie shoot. Fortunately, Alan Scott's along for the ride to do some radio publicity for the epic film, and switches identities to fight back with his mighty power ring. Realizing they're totally outmatched by the hero, the banditos try to pretend they were only shooting blanks and giving the movie crew a proper western welcome. Despite this, Green Lantern notices some genuine bullet holes in the sides of the trucks.

Still trying to drive off the movie crew, the Bayre family's underlings stage a string of disasters, including setting fire to the local library and burning all the old newspapers. Even though Green Lantern slices that wing off the building, saving the rest of the library before the flames can spread to it, there's nothing for the crew to use to read up on Bullseye Bayre. Instead, they're told by a local old timer what Bullseye was like.

Suspicious after all these disasters, Green Lantern crashes into the hideout of the underlings and fights until one of them busts a wooden chair over his head. They leave him to be crushed by a herd of stampeding bull, but the hero handily escapes. Reporting to the movie crew that all their misfortunes were staged by the Bayre family, the crew (and the old timer) march on the Bayre estate. In beating up the desperadoes, GL realizes the why the old timer knows so much about Bullseye Bayre: he is Bullseye Bayre! With this revelation also comes the truth behind his reputation: his wife was afraid that one day he'd be killed, so he pulled off one last robbery, left her the money, and left his family behind so they'd be spared having to constantly worry about his untimely death. The Bayre family tried to stop the movie from being made so his "Robin Hood" reputation, and the social standing they enjoyed because of it, wouldn't be ruined. He hands the $50k over to the inamorato of Helen Bayre, the only goodhearted member of the family, so they can enjoy a happy life together. With his conscience thus clear, Bullseye heads off to enjoy life. After all, he's only ninety years old.

Appearing in Green Lantern: "Deep in the Heart of Crime!"

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  • The Bayre family
    • Blackie Trap
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  • Bullseye Bayre
  • Helen Bayre

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Synopsis for The Atom: "The Atom Is Dead!"


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  • Moustache Max

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Synopsis for Doctor Mid-Nite: "The Beggar King!"


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Synopsis for Sargon: "Crime Keeps a Filing System!"

Gangster Al Rudd decides to improve his rackets by going to night school and learning the principles of business management, since, he tells his flunkies, crime is a business like any other. He comes up with a filing system where he keeps information on the proclivities of managers of banks and stores to find weaknesses he can exploit to rob them. He makes the mistake of targeting a friend of Sargon who was supposed to go on a fishing trip with him. The wizard shrinks himself to zip through a phone line over to the company being victimized, only to trip over his friend's fishing rod and let the thieves get away. However, he brings the fishing rod to life and has it lead him back to where it came from, and collars the Rudd mob in their hideout. Ironically, Sargon has the floor sprout hands and clobber Rudd insensate with his filing cabinet full of dirty secrets, then notes Al Rudd himself is now part of a filing system. Inmate records, that is!

Appearing in Sargon: "Crime Keeps a Filing System!"

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  • Al Rudd
  • Butch


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Synopsis for Hop Harrigan: "Furlough"


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Synopsis for Scribbly: "Scribbly Gets Promoted"


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  • Irritating Office Workers


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Synopsis for Red, White, and Blue: "The Laziest Man in the World"


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Notes

  • Also appearing in this issue of All-American Comics were:
    • "All-American Flying Club" (promotional article)
    • "All-American Stamp Page" by Sidney M. Elias
    • Cicero's Cat (newspaper strip reprints) by Al Smith as "Bud Fisher"
    • "Good Books Worth Reading" by Josette Frank
    • How to Spot Planes in the Sky: Douglas A-20A by Falcon Mathieu
    • Jimmy Stone: "The Thirty-First Passenger, Part 1" by Evelyn Gaines
    • Mutt & Jeff (newspaper strip reprints) by Al Smith as "Bud Fisher"
    • Victory Puzzles by A.W. Nugent

Trivia

  • This issue's Green Lantern story is credited to "HASEN NODELL"
  • This issue's Doctor Mid-Nite art, by Stan Aschmeier, is credited to "Stan Josephs"
  • This issue is the last for Sargon the Sorcerer. Sargon will continue in Comic Cavalcade # 3.


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