All-American 34 – Green Lantern framed for murder, and Dr.Mid-Nite vs Dr. Kwack

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In All-American 34 (Jan. 42) Finger and Hasen have Green Lantern discover the depths of corruption in his city.

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A bridge collapse leads Green Lantern to uncover graft in the construction.  He informs the mayor, but the politician is part of the problem.  He orders a man killed to silence him, and then announces that Green Lantern is guilty of the murder.

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Wanted by the police, and hated by the public, Green Lantern nevertheless steps up when another bridge threatens to fall into the river. A whole page is dedicated to showing him holding the bridge together until the people can get to safety.  This convinces the crowd that Green Lantern could not be a killer.  It also almost wipes Alan Scott out, and he comments that this was the most difficult thing he has had to do.

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The story also has as delightful ending.  The mayor attempts to flee, but gets into Doiby’s can to do so, and Doiby takes him straight to Green Lantern.

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Dr. Mid-Nite finally gets a story that makes the most of his medical talents, in this tale by Reizenstein and Aschmeier.

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Charles McNider hears about Dr. Kwack, who makes outrageous claims about his ability to cure any diseases.  Investigating, Mid-Nite discovers that Kwack is actually infecting those who come to see him, so that he can then charge them for expensive cures.

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Dr. Mid-Nite exposes and takes down the phony doctor, and also devises a real cure for the patients Kwack had infected.

 

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