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THE BIG ALL-AMERICAN COMIC BOOK Vol.1, No.1, December 1944; Cover Art: Various; Writer: Various; Penciler: Various; Inker: Various
Set aside a whole day or so for this one; if we listed every story title from this amazing 132-page anthology, there would be no room to talk about it! A collaboration between All-American Publications and printer William H. Wise& Company, who had a surplus allotment of paper under the restrictive rules for conserving materials imposed during World War II, The Big All-American Comic Book stars everyone from Wonder Woman to The Flash, the two headlining heroes that bookend additional tales featuring the Atom, Johnny Thunder, Hop Harrigan, GreenLantern, Wildcat, Hawkman, and many more. In “Danny the Demon Had Plans,” Wonder Woman races to clear Steve Trevor on a murder charge, while in “The Million Dollar Apple,” The Flash and the Three Dimwits have to help explorer Robert Cromwell when a valuable emerald he discovered is hidden in an apple…and lost at a fruit stand.
Kudos to Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg for his expert commentary above from our soon to be released 2021 Vintage Dc Comics Calendar (below), and to the talented artists and writers of DC Comics who captivated and inspired millions of readers during this magical Golden Age. Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg is an educator, publisher, author, comic book and pop culture historian, and former museum curator. He is the author or co-author of Zombiemania, The Big BIG LITTLE BOOK Book, and Howe’s Transcendental Toybox. He was the editor of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide and also wrote for Cinescape, The International Journal of Comic Art, Fandom, and IGN.com. He holds a doctorate in Communications Design from the University of Baltimore and teaches courses in everything from comics and superhero mythology to zombies to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You can find him on Twitter at @DoctoroftheDead