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"Green Lantern: "The Mail Goes Through"": Sheltering from the rain in an abandoned house, a falling tree reveals a mail pouch hidden in the walls to Alan Scott and Doiby Dickles. Deciding the post office is spread awfully thin, Alan decides to deliver the 86-year-old letters himself as Green Lan


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All-American Comics #53 is an issue of the series All-American Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of October, 1943.

Synopsis for Green Lantern: "The Mail Goes Through"

Sheltering from the rain in an abandoned house, a falling tree reveals a mail pouch hidden in the walls to Alan Scott and Doiby Dickles. Deciding the post office is spread awfully thin, Alan decides to deliver the 86-year-old letters himself as Green Lantern. He inspires a few folks, then when he goes to deliver a letter to explorer "Steel-Nerves" Thomas, finds the man under attack by gangsters come to rob his house of valuable treasures from his adventures. Thomas admits to the heroes he's nothing but a fraud, who makes up overblown stories to impress people. One of the gangsters regains consciousness and shoots out the hull of an old wooden ship from the ceiling so it drops on Green Lantern. Regaining consciousness himself, Green Lantern uses his ring to turn invisible so that when Thomas fights back, it seems like he knocks out all the gangsters by himself, and gives him the confidence of a brave explorer ancestor of his.

Next Green Lantern delivers a letter to recently released safe-cracker Pete Blake, who realizes he's descended from "the great statesman Henry Cl---", news Green Lantern hopes will hope him go straight, and proposes Pete attend a party held by the USA Society, people descended from great Americans. Pete meets and gets a date offer from a beautiful blonde named Dorothy, only for some gangsters to rob the party and lock most of the attendees inside a vault. Green Lantern shows up but is forced to let them go when they threaten to shoot Dorothy. Pete proves himself to her by using his safe-cracking expertise to save everyone from the vault before they suffocate. While he was doing that, Green Lantern rounded up the thieves. Doiby marvels at how delivering those letters did more good than it would've if they'd arrived on time.

Appearing in Green Lantern: "The Mail Goes Through"

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Antagonists:

  • Lifter
  • Soapy
  • 3rd thug
  • four more thugs

Other Characters:

  • "Steel Nerves" Thomas, explorer
  • Pete Blake, parolee
  • U.S.A.Society (club for descendants of great Americans)
    • Roger Cartwright
    • Dorothy Cartwright

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Synopsis for Atom: "Colors and Crime"


Appearing in Atom: "Colors and Crime"

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Antagonists:

  • Gus Morello
  • Fats
  • Shive

Other Characters:

  • Wilmer, inventor
  • Rodney Garrick
    • his Shakespearean Players

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Synopsis for Dr. Mid-Nite: "Caught by Coincidence"


Appearing in Dr. Mid-Nite: "Caught by Coincidence"

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Antagonists:

  • Hans, demolition diver, as "Peter Dwight the Third, Australian steel magnate"
  • saboteur gang

Other Characters:

  • Archie, young playboy
  • Roger, young playboy
  • Mrs. van Kollem
  • hobos
  • society swells
  • Sen. van Kollem

Locations:

Items:

Vehicles:

  • Nazi Submarine

Synopsis for Scribbly and the Red Tornado: "Red Tornado Now on Despatch Staff"


Appearing in Scribbly and the Red Tornado: "Red Tornado Now on Despatch Staff"

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Antagonists:

  • Greasy
  • his pal

Other Characters:

  • Macklin, ex-editor (Mentioned only)

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Synopsis for Red, White, and Blue: "Trouble is Its Own Reward"


Appearing in Red, White, and Blue: "Trouble is Its Own Reward"

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Other Characters:

  • Frederico San Angelo, South American Envoy (Dies)
  • Motorcycle Cop
  • many more cops

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Vehicles:

  • Passenger Steamship

Synopsis for Hop Harrigan: "Crash"


Appearing in Hop Harrigan: "Crash"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Hippity
    • Mayan Pararompers

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Other Characters:

  • Mayan Chieftains and Medicine Men
  • Mayan Tribespeople
  • Quimexo, God of Blood and Vengeance (in the guise of many savage orphan children)

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Vehicles:

  • 100 Japanese Bombers

Notes

  • Published monthly except May, August, November, and February by J.R. Publishing Company.
  • Green Lantern is head-konked unconscious by a falling ornamental bowsprit carving.
  • Hop Harrigan is head-konked unconscious with a rifle-butt.
    • Hippity recruits his first cadre of Pararompers and Paratots from a mob of Mayan refugee children.
  • The Red Tornado and the Cyclone Kids are still being called the "Terrific Trio" in this story, by characters and captions alike.
  • In Red, White and Blue, Red Dugan gets head-konked unconscious with a blackjack.
  • Also appearing in this issue of All-American Comics were:



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