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"Green Lantern: "The Patent Medicine Racket"": Mitch Hogan, a well-known racketeer, entertains a chemist named Mortimer Pestle in his hotel room. Pestle reveals he can create brand name toothpastes, mouthwashes, and other pharmaceutical creams using his own formula. Two months later, the racket



Appearing in Green Lantern: "The Patent Medicine Racket"

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Synopsis for Green Lantern: "The Patent Medicine Racket"

Mitch Hogan, a well-known racketeer, entertains a chemist named Mortimer Pestle in his hotel room. Pestle reveals he can create brand name toothpastes, mouthwashes, and other pharmaceutical creams using his own formula. Two months later, the racket is put into effect, and Hogan's goons strong-arm pharmacists around the city to sell their counterfeit products. Pestle and Hogan grow rich from their scheme, and the legitimate manufacturers meet to solve the issue. When they confront drug store owners, the owners refuse to expose the racket out of fear for their lives.

At Apex Broadcasting, Irene Miller and Alan Scott overhear a broadcast bemoaning the situation. Irene declares that this is a job the Green Lantern should handle. Alan Scott, agreeing with her, transforms into the Green Lantern that night and meets up with Doiby Dickles. He asks Doiby to keep an eye on the local drug stores, while Green Lantern heads to the Dentiment toothpaste factory to take a look at their records to see which stores canceled their shipments. Observing a drug store, Doiby sees a delivery truck park. Suspicious, Doiby makes a commotion and is cornered by two thugs, who capture him and throw him on the truck.

Green Lantern arrives at the same drug store and finds Doiby's hat. The owner of the store points him in the truck's direction, and GL tails the truck to the racket's secret factory. Before Doiby gets a beating, Green Lantern bursts in the room, and the partners make short work of the criminals. Hogan and Pestle attempt to escape, but Green Lantern's magic powers stop them in their tracks. Pestle, however, falls into a vat of acid and is killed. The police soon arrive, and Hogan is quickly arrested and put on trial.

At the trial, Hogan's lawyers make a mockery of the law, laying the blame for the crime on Pestle. Since Pestle is dead, Hogan appears to have gotten off without legal penalty. One of the witnesses on the stand is handed a note saying they have kidnapped his daughter, and the man refuses to testify. Green Lantern, however, stops the attack and brings the child to court with him. Cornered, Hogan pulls a gun and threatens to kill the judge, slowly moving toward the door. Doiby, entering the courtroom, distracts Hogan. Green Lantern moves into action, rescues the judge, and saves the day.

Appearing in Scribbly: "The Red Tornado vs. Kid Marblehead"

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Appearing in Atom: "Sabotage"

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  • Zercoff (Only appearance; dies)
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Appearing in Hop Harrigan: "Ikky and the Soaring Wings"

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Appearing in Doctor Mid-Nite: "The Menace of King Cobra"

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Appearing in Sargon the Sorcerer: "Arrested for Murder"

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  • Flora Styles (First appearance)

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  • Mr. White (Single appearance)

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  • Amos Arndt (Single appearance)
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Appearing in Jimmy Stone: "Murder by Messenger (Part II)"

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Appearing in Red, White, and Blue: "The Case of the Murdered G-2 Agent"

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Notes

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  • "Mutt & Jeff" and "Cicero's Cat" by Bud Fisher

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