(1943)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title: Gang Busters, No. 24.
Copyright, 1942, by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.


Gang Busters (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
Crime
Keywords:
machine guns; policemen

["The story of "Dodger" Willis, the one-man crime wave"] (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Jenney [as R.L.J.] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Jenney [as R.L.J.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Gates; Henry Duffy (villain); Dodger [James Willis] (villain, death)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story begins on inside front cover in black, white and red.

The Zorko Jail Break (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Gormley (signed)
Inks:
Dan Gormley (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Officer Murphy; The Weasel (villain); Max Zorko (villain); Richu (villain); Grumps (villain)
Reprints:

Crime Cult (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Gormley (signed)
Inks:
Dan Gormley (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Officer Murphy; Roy Brandt; Silas Krow (death); The Crime Cult [Auguste Murk (villain); Lead Malone (villain); Rock Benson (villain)]; Macher (villain)
Reprints:

The Higgins Gang (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Gormley (signed)
Inks:
Dan Gormley (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Officer Murphy; The Higgings Gang [Ace Higgins (villain); Batty (villain, death); Putsey (villain, death); Slim (villain, death)]
Reprints:

The "John Doe" Gang (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Gormley (signed)
Inks:
Dan Gormley (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Officer Murphy; Officer Kelly; The John Doe Gang (villains); Johnnie Chek (villain); Joe Meggs (villain)
Reprints:

The D'Ambrosio Brothers (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Officer Dwyer (death); Lefty Billings (villain, death); Al D'Ambrosio (villain); Lou D'Ambrosio (villain, death); Mae D'Ambrosio (villain)
Reprints:

["A crate of poisonous snakes proves deadly"] (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Officer Murphy; Officer Frazer; Jinks (villain, death); Pete (villain, death)
Reprints:

["Tony Gorio, a waterfront thug"] (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Jenney [as R.L.J.] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Jenney [as R.L.J.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Crime
Characters:
Pete Hanson; Tom Carson; Tony Gorio (villain)
Reprints:

The Sea Gull Gang (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Harry (death); Joe; The Sea Gull Gang (villains); Pug Miller (villain); Fagan (villain)
Reprints:

["Silk Spanella outlines a new racket to his mob."] (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Chambers
Inks:
Jim Chambers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Officer Casey; Mrs. Mallone; Tony Paletti; Miss Hayes; Mr. Fawley; Fred Aker; Mrs. Aker; Colonel Davannon; Frank; Joe; Blackout Protective Society [Silk Spanella (villain); Spike (villain); Louis (villain); Piggy (villain)]
Synopsis:
Chief Winston breaks up a blackout protection racket.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (April 2011).

The Silk Hat Gang (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
E. C. Stoner (signed)
Inks:
E. C. Stoner (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; The Silk Hat Gang [Sparkie Travers (villain, death); Blondie (villain); Gyp (villain); Flash Lily (villain)]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story concludes on inside back cover in black, white and red.

[Gang Busters Pinup] (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
Crime

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Gang Busters
    Gang Busters
  2. 1. ["The story of "Dodger" Willis, the one-man crime wave"]
    Gang Busters
  3. 2. The Zorko Jail Break
    Gang Busters
  4. 3. Crime Cult
    Gang Busters
  5. 4. The Higgins Gang
    Gang Busters
  6. 5. The "John Doe" Gang
    Gang Busters
  7. 6. The D'Ambrosio Brothers
    Gang Busters
  8. 7. ["A crate of poisonous snakes proves deadly"]
    Gang Busters
  9. 8. ["Tony Gorio, a waterfront thug"]
    Gang Busters
  10. 9. The Sea Gull Gang
    Gang Busters
  11. 10. ["Silk Spanella outlines a new racket to his mob."]
    Gang Busters
  12. 11. The Silk Hat Gang
    Gang Busters
  13. 12. [Gang Busters Pinup]
    Gang Busters
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