(October 1940)

Novelty Press, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Novelty Press, Inc.
Editing:
David Adams
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

first letters page in this issue


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

White Streak / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carl Burgos ?
Inks:
Carl Burgos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
White Streak

[The Revenge of Dr. Death] (Table of Contents)

White Streak / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Burgos
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Carl Burgos

Characters:
Dr. Death (Villain); Messon (Villain; Death); Slim (Villain; Intro; Death); Baldy (Villain; Intro); Betty [Simms?] (Intro; Death)

[Mayhem At the Martian Election] (Table of Contents)

Spacehawk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Basil Wolverton
Pencils:
Basil Wolverton
Inks:
Basil Wolverton
Colors:
?
Letters:
Basil Wolverton

Characters:
Glork (Villain; Intro; Death; Martian); Robo (King of Mars; Intro)
Reprints:

Boomerang (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Feature Films / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Tarpe Mills
Pencils:
Tarpe Mills
Inks:
Tarpe Mills
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tarpe Mills

Quick Change Artist (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stockbridge Winslow
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Chameleon

The Eyes Have It (Table of Contents)

Lucky Byrd / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Campbell
Pencils:
Harry Campbell
Inks:
Harry Campbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Campbell

[The Murder of Joe the Goon-Man] (Table of Contents)

T-Men / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Schneider
Pencils:
Paul Schneider
Inks:
Paul Schneider
Colors:
?
Letters:
Paul Schneider

Characters:
Joe the Goon-Man (Intro; Death); Sam Barkus (Villain; Intro)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Telepath and the Gorilla] (Table of Contents)

Calling 2-R / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Alonzo Vincent
Pencils:
Alonzo Vincent
Inks:
Alonzo Vincent
Colors:
?
Letters:
Alonzo Vincent

Characters:
Braino (Villain; Intro); Cristo (Villain; Intro; a Gorilla)

[The Fence and the Frameup] (Table of Contents)

The Chameleon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Doug Allan
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
Doug Allan
Letters:
Bill Everett

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Chameleon [Peter Stockbridge] [also as Ropollo; Parks]; Slim (Stockbridge's chauffeur); Detective Parks; Joe Antonio [aka Joey]; Mrs. Antonio (Joey's mother); Sam Ropollo (villain, curiousity shop owner, introduction); Mike Donati (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Mike Donati, unhappy that young Joey will not join his East Side gang, frames the boy for a robbery, and it's up to the Chameleon to get to the truth and apprehend the culprits.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Problem: The strip is signed by Paul Quinn (in addition to Everett), who was an artist at Funnies, Inc. circa 1940-41, doing comic book work at Timely and Hillman before leaving comics in 1943 (going with Magellan). The art on this story looks to be totally by Everett, so unsure why Quinn's name is on this strip. The Who's Who doesn't indicate that Quinn worked at Novelty Press. Added by Craig Delich 2013-10-11.

Art also signed "Everett" in the last panel.

[The Wildcat Cub and the Movie Cowboy: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Bull's-Eye Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
B. Holmes
Pencils:
L. Kenner
Inks:
L. Kenner
Colors:
?
Letters:
B. Holmes

Characters:
Tex O'Connor (Villain)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    White Streak
  2. 1. [The Revenge of Dr. Death]
    White Streak
  3. 2. [Mayhem At the Martian Election]
    Spacehawk
  4. 3. Boomerang
    Fantastic Feature Films
  5. 4. Quick Change Artist
  6. 5. The Eyes Have It
    Lucky Byrd
  7. 6. [The Murder of Joe the Goon-Man]
    T-Men
  8. 7. [The Telepath and the Gorilla]
    Calling 2-R
  9. 8. [The Fence and the Frameup]
    The Chameleon
  10. 9. [The Wildcat Cub and the Movie Cowboy: Part 2]
    Bull's-Eye Bill
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Peter Croome
  • Gary L. Watson