(February 1948)

Marvel, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Official Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Formerly Official True Crime Cases.

Index updated with information from Tom Lammers and atlastales.com.


[Killing Was His Business!] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
Syd Shores
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Killing Was His Business! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
2127

Characters:
Fate (introduction; host of crime stories; only appearance?)

Guns Talked in Abilene! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
2278

Genre:
crime; western-frontier
Characters:
John Wesley Hardin (dies in this story)

Indexer Notes

Semi-historical biographical account of western outlaw John Wesley Hardin (1853-1895); features lawman James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok (1837-1876).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wanted by the F.B.I. / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

One of These Circus Performers Is a Killer! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
2144

Indexer Notes

Blurbs on splash read, "An 'All-True Crime' Extra" and "Detective Mike Trapp was able to pick out the murderer! Can You?" Solution of the crime printed upside down in last panel.

Born to Hang (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
2326

Remember! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

"The finest, funniest, most exciting, most interesting, comic magazines you can buy are the Marvel Group magazines / Martin Goodman Publisher / Stan Lee Editor."

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

For Official True Crime Cases Comics, 1 Oct 1947. Stan Lee, Editor and Managing Editor; Martin Goodman, Business Manager.

He Lived with Danger! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
2162

For the Best in Teen Comic Reading (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Shows cover mastheads of Teen, Junior Miss, Willie, Miss America, Margie, Gay, Jeanie, Joker, Nellie, Patsy Walker, Millie, Georgie, Oscar, Rusty, Cindy, Tessie, and Frankie.

The Mighty Manhunt! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Syd Shores ?
Inks:
Syd Shores ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
2238
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Killing Was His Business!]
  2. 1. Killing Was His Business!
  3. 2. Guns Talked in Abilene!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wanted by the F.B.I.
  5. 4. One of These Circus Performers Is a Killer!
  6. 5. Born to Hang
  7. 6. Remember!
  8. 7. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.
  9. 8. He Lived with Danger!
  10. 9. For the Best in Teen Comic Reading
  11. 10. The Mighty Manhunt!
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