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"Green Lantern: "The Mystery of Marvelous Marvyn"": Mervyn Luminous is a child savant violinist, whose family sponge off his talents to surround themselves with luxury. Getting fed up that he never gets to do anything he wants, when the Goulash Gang tries to rob the attendees of his latest conce

All-American Comics #58 is an issue of the series All-American Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1944.

Synopsis for Green Lantern: "The Mystery of Marvelous Marvyn"

Mervyn Luminous is a child savant violinist, whose family sponge off his talents to surround themselves with luxury. Getting fed up that he never gets to do anything he wants, when the Goulash Gang tries to rob the attendees of his latest concert and Green Lantern tries to stop them, Mervyn knocks the crimefighter out with a wooden violin in one of the more ignominious moments in GL's career. Mervyn then tags along with the fleeing gangsters, who plan to ransom him, but he soon begins planning ridiculously ambitious crimes that drive the Goulash Gang to the point of being unhinged.

Doiby takes GL to a hangout for other cab drivers, who prove to have spotted the gang's getaway car. The duo track it down but GL is knocked out by a wooden ladder this time. However, the gang has had enough of Mervyn's playing and planning outlandish crimes for them and send GL a note offering to pay the hero to "rescue" Mervyn from them. When he doesn't bite they stage a robbery of a penny candy store to get his attention. After pounding them GL agrees to take Mervyn home, but only if they confess all of their crimes. The Goulash Gang agree, looking forward to jail because Mervyn won't be there. This little adventure has given Mervyn the nerve to stand up to his family, by saying that if they keep forcing him to do what benefits them he'll ruin his good name by saying he was the mastermind of the Goulash Gang. Soon Mervyn is getting to play profitable music, but have fun at the same time playing in a jive band instead of classical.

Appearing in Green Lantern: "The Mystery of Marvelous Marvyn"

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Synopsis for Scribbly: "The Bully"

Scribbly encounters bullies led by Big Butch, who beat him up enough that he is dazed & wanders into an alley. He begins thinking obsessively about the Red Tornado & their identity, realizing Mike the Cop is too short & his former boss, Mr. Macklin, is too skinny. While reasoning that it's the last person he'd suspect, he wanders back near the bullies, who bludgeon him with a flowerpot, making him think that he IS the Red Tornado & seemingly channels her power to beat up the bullies. Still concussed, he soon explains this to Ma Hunkel & the Kids, much to their confusion & mentions that he figured out the Red Tornado IS someone he'd least suspect... but he doesn't know any farther than that!

Appearing in Scribbly: "The Bully"

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Synopsis for Atom: "Gangsters, Guns and Girls"

Al Pratt works after school hours at the newspaper, and one day he convinces his boss to run a fake obituary for local gangster Dude Henwick. Dude is very un-amused, and visits Al at the newspaper office; brash remarks are exchanged, and Dude smacks Al, then leaves. Al changes clothes and jumps out the window, then overtakes Henwick on the sidewalk, bullying a newsboy. The thrashes the dude, and warns him to leave town; Henwick runs away.

Al resumes his regular identity, in which his life is being complicated by a favor he's doing for his sort-of-girlfriend, Mary James. He's gotten fast-talked into chaperoning two freshmen sorority candidates around for the evening, and show them the campus. They show up, and they're both extremely tall, especially by contrast with Al. They're built like fullbacks, really. It doesn't go very well at first. Meanwhile not far away, Dude Henwick huddles up with his two thug buddies, planning one last job before they blow town. Easiest target in town is the ice-cream parlor, so that's where they'll strike. At the soda shop they burst in, brandishing handguns, and encounter Al and his two dates. The girls think this is some fake stunt, so Al pretends to faint, and knocks over their table in the process. Behind the table, he changes clothes, then leaps into battle as the Atom! He makes mincemeat of the robbers and leaves them nicely trussed up for the police. The girls are quite impressed with this, and they decide to forget about Al, and drag the Atom around town to see the sights instead.

Appearing in Atom: "Gangsters, Guns and Girls"

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  • Dude Henwick
    • two hench

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  • Pratt's Editor
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Synopsis for Doctor Mid-Nite: "Limericks Vs. Larceny"


Appearing in Doctor Mid-Nite: "Limericks Vs. Larceny"

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  • "Fats" Walsh

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Synopsis for Red, White, and Blue: "Blooey Blows His Horn"


Appearing in Red, White, and Blue: "Blooey Blows His Horn"

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Synopsis for Hop Harrigan: "The Evil Power of Naja Hana, the Black Cobra"


Appearing in Hop Harrigan: "The Evil Power of Naja Hana, the Black Cobra"

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Notes

  • Published by J.R. Publishing Company.
  • Also appearing in this issue of All-American Comics were:
    • "Cicero's Cat" (newspaper strip reprints) by Al Smith
    • "Mutt & Jeff" (newspaper strip reprints) by Al Smith
  • The Red Tornado does not actually appear in this issue, only as a delusion of Scribbly's head trauma.



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