All-American 50 – Green Lantern goes west, and Sargon the Sorcerer ends

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All-American 50 (June 1943) features Green Lantern and Doiby Dickles in a western setting, as per the cover, but is also the last appearance of Sargon the Sorcerer in these pages for a couple of years.

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Bill Finger’s story is quite good, with art by Hasen and Tschida.  A movie is going to made in a old west ghost town, but some of the people who live around it have ties to the legend that the film is based on.

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Once again Doiby is all but the star of this tale, with Green Lantern taking care of the serious action.  There is a bit more of it than usual, with the complex plot of trying to disrupt the production.

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Sargon the Sorcerer has one of his more exciting adventure, just as the series, by Wentworth and Purcell, comes to a close.  Sargon deals with a highly organized mob, and does so with more creativity than normal.

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For the first time, he uses the Ruby’s effect on himself, shrinking to travel through a telephone wire.  Then he resorts to his more typical ploys, making various objects go haywire, and attack the villains.

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While the series never approached the magic level of the Spectre or Dr, Fate, it rarely even lived up to the Zatara stories from this period.  Sargon had a few more stories in Comic Cavalcade before his series got a reboot a couple years down the road.

 

 

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