Hop Harrigan

September 17, 1942 to February 6, 1948
186 episodes known to exist
Hop Harrigan (also known as The Guardian Angel and Black Lamp) first appeared in All American Comics #1 created by Jon Blummer as one of the first successful aviation heroes in comic history. Hop Harrigan was technically not a true superhero (as he had no costume or special powers) though he did meet the Justice Society of America in All American Comics #8, and he did eventually become a superhero from All American Comics #25 (April 1941) to #28 (July) as the costumed Guardian Angel. More on Wikipedia
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September 17, 1942 - March 27, 1947
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July 7, 1947 - February 6, 1948
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Hop Harrigan
September 17, 1942 - March 27, 1947
29 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
September 17, 1942 
Island Escape 
 
15:00 

 
 
October 8, 1942 
The Aerial Cannon 
 
15:00 

 
 
October 9, 1942 
Moving and Disappearing Houses 
 
15:00 

 
 
November 24, 1942 
Meeting in a Red Barn 
 
15:00 

 
 
December 9, 1942 
The Nazi Bribe 
 
15:00 

 
 
February 1, 1943 
Cargo Planes Crash 
 
15:00 

 
 
February 18, 1943 
Hop & Tank Trapped in Mine Shaft 
 
15:00 

 
 
June 7, 1943 
Hospital Attack 
 
15:00 

 
 
January 18, 1944 
The Gray Ghosts 
 
15:00 

 
 
January 24, 1944 
Stolen Patrol Car 
 
15:00 

 
 
January 25, 1944 
Tank's Medical Operation 
 
15:00 

 
 
February 2, 1944 
In Berlin 
 
15:00 

 
 
February 7, 1944 
The Berlin Adventure 
 
15:00 

 
 
October 4, 1944 
Mission over Germany 
 
15:00 

 
 
November 7, 1944 
Shot down by the R.A.F. 
 
15:00 

 
 
November 9, 1944 
Zaltsmare 
 
15:00 

 
 
December 25, 1944 
Bailed Out over Austrian Alps 
 
15:00 

 
 
April 24, 1945 
Heading For Okinawa 
 
15:00 

 
 
April 25, 1945 
Captured by the Japs 
 
15:00 

 
 
September 15, 1945 
Renagade Nazi's 
 
15:00 

 
 
November 8, 1945 
Prisoner in Nazi Camp in Mongolia 
 
15:00 

 
 
December 14, 1945 
Buzzed by Airplane 
 
15:00 

 
 
December 17, 1945 
Night Takeoff 
 
15:00 

 
 
December 19, 1945 
Wreckage Disappears 
 
15:00 

 
 
March 29, 1946 
Fire Set 
 
15:00 

 
 
April 8, 1946 
To Transport Circus Buy Air 
 
15:00 

 
 
July 1, 1946 
Dropping Atom Bomb On Bikini Island 
 
15:00 

 
 
March 7, 1947 
Escaping From Jungle Island 
 
15:00 

 
 
March 27, 1947 
Mystery of the Duck's Nest, Part 4 Plane On Fire 
 
15:00 

 
Hop Harrigan
July 7, 1947 - February 6, 1948
157 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
1241 
July 7, 1947 
Mystery of the Vanishing Men 
 
15:00 

 
1242 
July 8, 1947 
Bill King Arrives 
 
15:00 

 
1243 
July 9, 1947 
Follows Stranger to Nolan House 
 
15:00 

 
1244 
July 10, 1947 
Tank Missing 
 
15:00 

 
1245 
July 11, 1947 
Tank Found 
 
15:00 

 
1246 
July 14, 1947 
Asked to Return the Following Night 
 
15:00 

 
1247 
July 15, 1947 
Tank in Disappearing Act 
 
15:00 

 
1248 
July 16, 1947 
Tank Heard but Not Found 
 
15:00 

 
1249 
July 17, 1947 
Strange Note 
 
15:00 

 
1250 
July 18, 1947 
Ransom Note 
 
15:00 

 
1251 
July 21, 1947 
Tank Disappears 
 
15:00 

 
1252 
July 22, 1947 
Balloon in Flight 
 
15:00 

 
1253 
July 23, 1947 
Balloon Falls to Earth 
 
15:00 

 
1254 
July 24, 1947 
Tank Disappears From Hospital 
 
15:00 

 
1255 
July 25, 1947 
Third Strange Message 
 
15:00 

 
1256 
July 28, 1947 
Whistling Heard in Fun House 
 
15:00 

 
1257 
July 29, 1947 
Whistling Man in Room 
 
15:00 

 
1258 
July 30, 1947 
Bill King Responsible 
 
15:00 

 
1259 
July 31, 1947 
The Riddle of the Ghostly Avengers 
 
15:00 

 
1260 
August 1, 1947 
Paul Conroy Arrives 
 
15:00 

 
1261 
August 4, 1947 
Hop & Tank Take Flight 
 
15:00 

 
1262 
August 5, 1947 
Cargo Breaks Loose 
 
15:00 

 
1263 
August 6, 1947 
Hop Told of Accident 
 
15:00 

 
1264 
August 7, 1947 
Safe Landing 
 
15:00 

 
1265 
August 8, 1947 
Mechanic Dead 
 
15:00 

 
1266 
August 11, 1947 
Hop & Tank Arrested 
 
15:00 

 
1267 
August 12, 1947 
Hop & Tank Released (rehearsal) 
 
15:00 

 
1267 
August 12, 1947 
Hop & Tank Released 
 
15:00 

 
1268 
August 13, 1947 
Plane Crash Likely 
 
15:00 

 
1269 
August 14, 1947 
Cargo Strap Found 
 
15:00 

 
1270 
August 15, 1947 
Japanese Plane Seen 
 
15:00 

 
1271 
August 18, 1947 
Unable to Locate Wreckage 
 
15:00 

 
1272 
August 19, 1947 
Ambushed 
 
15:00 

 
1273 
August 20, 1947 
Ghost Plane Seen 
 
15:00 

 
1274 
August 21, 1947 
Paul Answers Phone 
 
15:00 

 
1275 
August 22, 1947 
Inspector's Request 
 
15:00 

 
1276 
August 25, 1947 
Flying Toward Ghost Plane 
 
15:00 

 
1277 
August 26, 1947 
Craig Guilty 
 
15:00 

 
1278 
August 27, 1947 
The Channel Wing Plane Emergency Landing 
 
15:00 

 
1279 
August 28, 1947 
Boy Missing 
 
15:00 

 
1280 
August 29, 1947 
Held At Gunpoint 
 
15:00 

 
1281 
September 1, 1947 
Envelope Contents Important 
 
15:00 

 
1282 
September 2, 1947 
Chris Found 
 
15:00 

 
1283 
September 3, 1947 
Important Papers Missing 
 
15:00 

 
1284 
September 4, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
1285 
September 5, 1947 
Gail Kidnapped 
 
15:00 

 
1286 
September 8, 1947 
Hop & Tank Chase Lapanterra 
 
15:00 

 
1287 
September 9, 1947 
Gail's Bracelet Found 
 
15:00 

 
1288 
September 10, 1947 
Police Find Abandoned Car 
 
15:00 

 
1289 
September 11, 1947 
Lapanterra Escapes by Plane 
 
15:00 

 
1290 
September 12, 1947 
Leaving For Abandoned City 
 
15:00 

 
1291 
September 15, 1947 
Soup Drugged 
 
15:00 

 
1292 
September 16, 1947 
Tied Up in Old House 
 
15:00 

 
1293 
September 17, 1947 
Escape - Chris Missing 
 
15:00 

 
1294 
September 18, 1947 
Chris Can't Swim 
 
15:00 

 
1295 
September 19, 1947 
Plane Out of Control 
 
15:00 

 
1296 
September 22, 1947 
Avoiding the Attack 
 
15:00 

 
1297 
September 23, 1947 
Lost Mayan City Spotted 
 
15:00 

 
1298 
September 24, 1947 
Strange Sound Heard 
 
15:00 

 
1299 
September 25, 1947 
Blood Stained Alter 
 
15:00 

 
1300 
September 26, 1947 
Descending Into Temple - Ghostly Black Cat 
 
15:00 

 
1300 
September 26, 1947 
Magnetic Compass Ring 
 
15:00 

 
1301 
September 29, 1947 
The Mural Wall 
 
15:00 

 
1302 
September 30, 1947 
Trying to Break Out 
 
15:00 

 
1303 
October 1, 1947 
Lapanterra Finds City 
 
15:00 

 
1304 
October 2, 1947 
Man with Horns Seen 
 
15:00 

 
1305 
October 3, 1947 
Goat and an Old Man 
 
15:00 

 
1306 
October 6, 1947 
Photographing the Murals 
 
15:00 

 
1307 
October 7, 1947 
Lapanterra Fires On Group 
 
15:00 

 
1308 
October 8, 1947 
Hop Becomes Decoy 
 
15:00 

 
1309 
October 9, 1947 
Pablo Helps 
 
15:00 

 
1310 
October 10, 1947 
Tank Finds Briefcase 
 
15:00 

 
1311 
October 13, 1947 
Escape From Temple 
 
15:00 

 
1312 
October 14, 1947 
Hop and Tank in the Movies 
 
15:00 

 
1313 
October 15, 1947 
Knife Pulled On Tank 
 
15:00 

 
1314 
October 16, 1947 
Tank Wins Fight 
 
15:00 

 
1315 
October 17, 1947 
Dixie's Horse Stolen 
 
15:00 

 
1316 
October 20, 1947 
Note From Kidnapper 
 
15:00 

 
1317 
October 21, 1947 
Joe Bell Tells Tale 
 
15:00 

 
1318 
October 22, 1947 
Hop Accuses Bell of Lying 
 
15:00 

 
1319 
October 23, 1947 
Ivanoff Obtains a Release 
 
15:00 

 
1320 
October 24, 1947 
Dixie Explains Frame 
 
15:00 

 
1321 
October 27, 1947 
Emergency Landing 
 
15:00 

 
1322 
October 28, 1947 
Taken For a Ride 
 
15:00 

 
1323 
October 29, 1947 
Letter From Dixie 
 
15:00 

 
1324 
October 30, 1947 
Who Wrote the Note? 
 
15:00 

 
1325 
October 31, 1947 
Code Flashed From Ranch House 
 
15:00 

 
1326 
November 3, 1947 
Map Missing 
 
15:00 

 
1327 
November 4, 1947 
Plane Off Course 
 
15:00 

 
1328 
November 5, 1947 
Mountain Lion Fights Sequoia 
 
15:00 

 
1329 
November 6, 1947 
Tank Trails Joe Bell 
 
15:00 

 
1330 
November 7, 1947 
Tank Finds Ranch House 
 
15:00 

 
1331 
November 10, 1947 
Tank Rescues Hop & Dixie From Burning House 
 
15:00 

 
1332 
November 11, 1947 
Aerial Battle 
 
15:00 

 
1333 
November 12, 1947 
Tex Regan At the Bank 
 
15:00 

 
1334 
November 13, 1947 
Showdown with Tex and Joe 
 
15:00 

 
1335 
November 14, 1947 
The Wailing Witches Mysterious Plane Follows 
 
15:00 

 
1336 
November 17, 1947 
Pilot Murdered by Witch 
 
15:00 

 
1337 
November 18, 1947 
Wailing Witch Heard 
 
15:00 

 
1338 
November 19, 1947 
Trapped in Sealed Room 
 
15:00 

 
1339 
November 20, 1947 
Tank Suspects Mr. Gore 
 
15:00 

 
1340 
November 21, 1947 
Hop in the Test Module 
 
15:00 

 
1341 
November 24, 1947 
Tank Turns Off the Engines 
 
15:00 

 
1342 
November 25, 1947 
Gore's Mechanic Warns Plane Too Advanced 
 
15:00 

 
1343 
November 26, 1947 
Second Warning of Death 
 
15:00 

 
1344 
November 27, 1947 
Shot Misses Hop 
 
15:00 

 
1345 
November 28, 1947 
Plane Mounts Sabotaged with Acid 
 
15:00 

 
1346 
December 1, 1947 
Following Carla Davis 
 
15:00 

 
1347 
December 2, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
1348 
December 3, 1947 
Escape Oily Death 
 
15:00 

 
1349 
December 4, 1947 
Flying Wing Plans Found 
 
15:00 

 
1350 
December 5, 1947 
Plane Crashes 
 
15:00 

 
1351 
December 8, 1947 
Hop Injured 
 
15:00 

 
1352 
December 9, 1947 
Carla Davis Questioned 
 
15:00 

 
1353 
December 10, 1947 
Passes Physical Examination 
 
15:00 

 
1354 
December 11, 1947 
Test Flight 
 
15:00 

 
1355 
December 12, 1947 
Plane Explodes in Mid-Air 
 
15:00 

 
1356 
December 15, 1947 
Saunders Dead 
 
15:00 

 
1357 
December 16, 1947 
Everyone Questioned 
 
15:00 

 
1358 
December 17, 1947 
Tank Smells Smoke 
 
15:00 

 
1359 
December 18, 1947 
The Secret of Lakeville Bell Saboteur Caught 
 
15:00 

 
1360 
December 19, 1947 
Chris Disappears - Snow Storm 
 
15:00 

 
1361 
December 22, 1947 
Chris Found 
 
15:00 

 
1362 
December 23, 1947 
Fbi Interested in Bell 
 
15:00 

 
1363 
December 24, 1947 
Another Bell Malfunction 
 
15:00 

 
1364 
December 25, 1947 
Flying to Flemington, Ohio - Christmas Services 
 
15:00 

 
1365 
December 26, 1947 
Plug Found in Bell 
 
15:00 

 
1366 
December 29, 1947 
Mendez Is Suspect 
 
15:00 

 
1367 
December 30, 1947 
Bell Missing 
 
15:00 

 
1368 
December 31, 1947 
Truck & Crane Missing 
 
15:00 

 
1369 
January 1, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
1370 
January 2, 1948 
Unidentified Plane Spotted 
 
15:00 

 
1371 
January 5, 1948 
Note From Chris Found 
 
15:00 

 
1372 
January 6, 1948 
Gail Appears to Cooperate 
 
15:00 

 
1373 
January 7, 1948 
Bell to Be Unloaded From Plane 
 
15:00 

 
1374 
January 8, 1948 
Hop Delayed 
 
15:00 

 
1375 
January 9, 1948 
Gail Seen Trying to Cut Through Bell 
 
15:00 

 
1376 
January 12, 1948 
Mendez Learns of Chris' Hiding Place 
 
15:00 

 
1377 
January 13, 1948 
Lakeville Bell Made of Gold 
 
15:00 

 
1378 
January 14, 1948 
Rescue Attempt 
 
15:00 

 
1379 
January 15, 1948 
Mendez & Voegel Captured 
 
15:00 

 
1380 
January 16, 1948 
Mendez Killed 
 
15:00 

 
1381 
January 19, 1948 
Gunfight with Voegel's Men 
 
15:00 

 
1382 
January 20, 1948 
Escape by Air 
 
15:00 

 
1383 
January 21, 1948 
Airline Protection Racket 
 
15:00 

 
1384 
January 22, 1948 
Refused Gas & Oil 
 
15:00 

 
1385 
January 23, 1948 
Refuses to Join Organization 
 
15:00 

 
1386 
January 26, 1948 
Tank Suspicious of New Student 
 
15:00 

 
1387 
January 27, 1948 
Student Sabotages Plane 
 
15:00 

 
1388 
January 28, 1948 
Mr. Charles Killed 
 
15:00 

 
1389 
January 29, 1948 
Questioned by Police 
 
15:00 

 
1390 
January 30, 1948 
Demands to See the Head of the Organization 
 
15:00 

 
1391 
February 2, 1948 
Ally Found 
 
15:00 

 
1392 
February 3, 1948 
Meets Head of Organization 
 
15:00 

 
1393 
February 4, 1948 
Refuses to Sign Agreement 
 
15:00 

 
1394 
February 5, 1948 
Dudley Captured 
 
15:00 

 
1395 
February 6, 1948 
Organization Broken Up 
 
15:00 

 
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