(September 1940)

Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Tem Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Vo. 1 — No. 4 September 1940
CRASH COMICS is published monthly by Tem Publishing Co., Inc. Office of publication, Meriden, Conn. Editorial Offices, 381 Fourth Avenue, New York, N. Y. Application for entry as second-calss matter at the Post Office at Meriden, Conn. under the Act of March 3, 1879, pending. Price 10 cents per copy. Subscription rates, 12 issues for $1.20 in the United States and its possessions. Copyright 1940 by Tem Publishing Co. Inc. Printed in the U. S. A.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Strongman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bert Whitman
Inks:
Bert Whitman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Strongman [Percy Van Norton]

["Look! Out there! A Boat!"] (Table of Contents)

Strongman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Scott
Pencils:
Bert Whitman
Inks:
Bert Whitman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Strongman [Percy Van Norton]

Indexer Notes

Credit source: Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["Stalking a herd of giant elephants"] (Table of Contents)

Buck Burke / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Storm
Inks:
George Storm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Buck Burke
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

credit from Jerry Bails' Who's Who

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Cat-Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Cat-Man [David Merryweather] (introduction, origin); William Merrywether (introduction, scientist, David's father, death); David's un-named mother (introduction, death); David's un-named sister (introduction, death); Stella Richards (actress); un-named prison warden; Bull Jackson (villain)
Synopsis:
Rescued by a tigress after the death of his family in the jungle, David Merryweather returns to civilization, and, while listening to a radio crime drama, he hears the radio station being invaded by gangsters, and the star, Stella Richards, being kidnapped. Tracking down the kidnappers, Cat-Man is captured but is later ab le to rescue the girl a second time and put the criminals behind bars.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits source: Jerry Bails' Who's Who and Bill Black. The Cat-Man loses the first of his nine lives in this story.

["Z-2! This is Professor Holley..."] (Table of Contents)

Secret Agent Z-2 / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Secret Agent Z-2

Indexer Notes

credit from Jerry Bails' Who's Who

Carnival Trouble (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Loring
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

["They have been a scourge to the invaders..."] (Table of Contents)

Flying Trio / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Storm
Inks:
George Storm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Flying Trio (Ray; Low; Mac)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who

["I tell you Sheldon, we just have to crack that ring of auto thieves"] (Table of Contents)

Jane Drake / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Gormley ?
Inks:
Dan Gormley ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jane Drake
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who

["The day has come when science has penetrated the mysteries of the universe..."] (Table of Contents)

Solar Legion / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Solar Legion
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Jack Kirby removed from pencils and inks (per Greg Theakston)

[Boravia vs. Poladen] (Table of Contents)

Blue Streak / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Gormley ?
Inks:
Dan Gormley ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blue Streak [Don-Vin]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credit from Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["Alec is still captive of Yang's super submarine"] (Table of Contents)

Alec / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rudolph Johnson? [as R Johnson]
Inks:
Rudolph Johnson? [as R Johnson]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Alec

Indexer Notes

credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who

["We've got to carry on! He must get back to civilization!"] (Table of Contents)

Shangra / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Nam Chung Po
Pencils:
Pagsilang Isip
Inks:
Pagsilang Isip
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Shangra
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Strongman
  2. 1. ["Look! Out there! A Boat!"]
    Strongman
  3. 2. ["Stalking a herd of giant elephants"]
    Buck Burke
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Cat-Man
  5. 4. ["Z-2! This is Professor Holley..."]
    Secret Agent Z-2
  6. 5. Carnival Trouble
  7. 6. ["They have been a scourge to the invaders..."]
    Flying Trio
  8. 7. ["I tell you Sheldon, we just have to crack that ring of auto thieves"]
    Jane Drake
  9. 8. ["The day has come when science has penetrated the mysteries of the universe..."]
    Solar Legion
  10. 9. [Boravia vs. Poladen]
    Blue Streak
  11. 10. ["Alec is still captive of Yang's super submarine"]
    Alec
  12. 11. ["We've got to carry on! He must get back to civilization!"]
    Shangra
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
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