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(Winter 1941)

Fawcett, 1941 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
On-sale date:
1941-09-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Fawcett Publication [Triangle]
Editing:
France Herron ?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint interior; Glossy cover
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["Death to Spies in America!"] (Table of Contents)

Spy Smasher / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy; superhero
Characters:
Spy Smasher

[The Red Death] (Table of Contents)

Spy Smasher / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy; superhero
Characters:
Spy Smasher [Alan Armstrong]; Admiral Corby; Eve Corby; General Noosan (death); Jackson; The Red Death (villain, introduction, death); Mousey (villain, death); Hermann Fritz (villain)
Synopsis:
America's greatest military minds meet together to discuss the landing of the Red Death on the shores of America, and one of them, General Noosan, is killed in front of them all by the Red Death. Spy Smasher follows one of the Red Death's gang to his hideout, but is rendered unconscious after learning of the Red Death's plan to use a giant bomber to drop his "red death" on the major cities of America. Spy Smasher succeeds in escaping the trap of the Red Death and battles him aboard his plane, during which time more of the "red death" gas is released. Spy Smasher escapes from the plane at the last minute, which eventually crashes into the ocean, killing all on board.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Spy Smasher is still in his brown uniform. Bill Black has identified the art to be by Charles Sultan, not Ken Battefield. Writer from Bails' Who's Who. Confirmed by Bob Hughes. Excessive use of passive voice, run on sentences held together by ellipses.

["Don't forget, three pounds of apples!"] (Table of Contents)

Chubby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom McNamara
Pencils:
Tom McNamara
Inks:
Tom McNamara
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Chubby

[The Tigress] (Table of Contents)

Spy Smasher / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy; superhero
Characters:
Spy Smasher; The Tigress (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

The Tigress is a Spy Smasher double.

Boy Detective (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Millard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[America Smasher's Air Raid] (Table of Contents)

Spy Smasher / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Forte ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy; superhero
Characters:
Spy Smasher; America Smasher (villain)

[The War Games] (Table of Contents)

Private Ward / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; military

[The Mystery of the Eye] (Table of Contents)

Spy Smasher / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils:
Charles Sultan ?
Inks:
Charles Sultan ?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy; superhero
Characters:
Spy Smasher; The Eye (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer from Bails' Who's Who. Confirmed by Bob Hughes. Excessive use of passive voice, run on sentences held together by ellipses.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Death to Spies in America!"]
    Spy Smasher
  2. 1. [The Red Death]
    Spy Smasher
  3. 2. ["Don't forget, three pounds of apples!"]
    Chubby
  4. 3. [The Tigress]
    Spy Smasher
  5. 4. Boy Detective
  6. 5. [America Smasher's Air Raid]
    Spy Smasher
  7. 6. [The War Games]
    Private Ward
  8. 7. [The Mystery of the Eye]
    Spy Smasher
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin