(October 1940)

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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Whitman Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
Oskar Lebeck
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ellery Queen; Bob and Bill; The Owl; Red Ryder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely (Queen); Fred Harman (Red Ryder); Frank Thompson (The Owl); Robert Bugg (Bob and Bill)
Inks:
Bill Ely (Queen); Fred Harman (Red Ryder); Frank Thompson (The Owl); Robert Bugg (Bob and BIll)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

cover is made up from panels from stories inside

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Herky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Clyde Lewis
Pencils:
Clyde Lewis
Inks:
Clyde Lewis
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Herky; Noodles Nelson; Herky's mother
Reprints:
  • from Herky Sunday (Newspaper Enterprise Association) 1938.11.20

Indexer Notes

inside front cover printed in red and black

[Crash At Satan's Elbow] (Table of Contents)

Ellery Queen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Synopsis:
copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

[Inside the Hollow Earth: Part 3] (Table of Contents)

Bob and Bill / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Bugg (signed)
Inks:
Robert Bugg (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

[The Menace of Dr. Thor: Part ?] (Table of Contents)

Don Winslow / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank V. Martinek [as F. V. Martinek] (credited)
Pencils:
Leon A. Beroth [as L. A. Beroth] (signed)
Inks:
Leon A. Beroth [as L. A. Beroth] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Don Winslow; Red Pennington; Dr. Thor (villain); the Dutchess (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Don Winslow of the Navy (Bell Syndicate) ? - ?

Indexer Notes

copyright 1938 by the Bell Syndicate

[The South Pole Voyage: Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Pete and Pudgie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Win Smith
Pencils:
Win Smith (signed)
Inks:
Win Smith (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Penguin Pete; Pudgie

Indexer Notes

last appearance. Copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

[Gabby In Hollywood: Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Gabby Scoops / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Treadwell (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Connor
Inks:
Bill Connor
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor

Indexer Notes

copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

[The Skeleton's Key] (Table of Contents)

Crusoes / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Micale
Inks:
Al Micale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

[Battle With the Tank Squadron] (Table of Contents)

Stratosphere Jim / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Al McWilliams
Pencils:
Al McWilliams [as A. McWilliams] (signed)
Inks:
Al McWilliams [as A. McWilliams] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
The Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

[Yaqui Joe the Bandit: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Red Ryder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Harman
Pencils:
Fred Harman (signed)
Inks:
Fred Harman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Yaqui Joe (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Red Ryder (Newspaper Enterprise Association) ? - ?

Indexer Notes

copyright 1939 by NEA Services, Inc.

[Reunion With Carol] (Table of Contents)

Wash Tubbs / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Crane
Pencils:
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks:
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:
  • from Wash Tubbs (Newspaper Enterprise Association) ? - ?

Indexer Notes

copyright 1938 by NEA Service, Inc.

[The Murder of Whitney Morgan] (Table of Contents)

Owl / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Thomas
Pencils:
Frank Thomas (signed)
Inks:
Frank Thomas (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Owl [Nick Terry]; Belle Wayne; Whitney Morgan (first appearance; death); Shutter O'Neil (first appearance; death)
Synopsis:
Belle learns the Owl's secret i.d.

Indexer Notes

copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender. According to Michael Barrier in his book Funnybooks The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comics Frank Thomas was the writer. Previous indexer credited Leonard Steinman.

[Tarzan and the Tourney of Nimmr: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Tarzan / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hal Bittner [as HB] (signed, illustrations)
Inks:
Hal Bittner [as HB] (signed, illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tarzan

["Get your coat an' hat, Honey"] (Table of Contents)

Herky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Clyde Lewis
Pencils:
Clyde Lewis
Inks:
Clyde Lewis
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Herky; Honey
Reprints:
  • from Herky (Newspaper Enterprise Association) ?

[Bath Day] (Table of Contents)

Davey and Dingo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Black (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Berger (signed)
Inks:
Joe Berger (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Davey (first appearance); Davey's mother (first appearance); Dingo (first appearance; Davey's dog)

Indexer Notes

copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ellery Queen; Bob and Bill; The Owl; Red Ryder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Herky
  3. 2. [Crash At Satan's Elbow]
    Ellery Queen
  4. 3. [Inside the Hollow Earth: Part 3]
    Bob and Bill
  5. 4. [The Menace of Dr. Thor: Part ?]
    Don Winslow
  6. 5. [The South Pole Voyage: Part 1]
    Pete and Pudgie
  7. 6. [Gabby In Hollywood: Part 1]
    Gabby Scoops
  8. 7. [The Skeleton's Key]
    Crusoes
  9. 8. [Battle With the Tank Squadron]
    Stratosphere Jim
  10. 9. [Yaqui Joe the Bandit: Part 2]
    Red Ryder
  11. 10. [Reunion With Carol]
    Wash Tubbs
  12. 11. [The Murder of Whitney Morgan]
    Owl
  13. 12. [Tarzan and the Tourney of Nimmr: Part 2]
    Tarzan
  14. 13. ["Get your coat an' hat, Honey"]
    Herky
  15. 14. [Bath Day]
    Davey and Dingo
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