(January 14 1942)

Fawcett, 1941 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
A Fawcett Publication [Triangle]
Editing:
France Herron ?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Covers; Newsprint Interiors
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bulletman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mac Raboy; Bob Rogers (backgrounds)
Inks:
Mac Raboy; Bob Rogers (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bulletman [Jim Barr]; Bulletgirl [Susan Kent]
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Bob Rogers verified doing the backgrounds in interview with Roger Hill in Alter-Ego #7 (Winter, 2001).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel Picture Puzzle / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
C. C. Beck; ? (photo)
Inks:
C.C. Beck; ? (photo)
Letters:
?; most typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

Illustrated house advertisement for the new Captain Marvel Picture Puzzle (with photo of the puzzle itself), scene taken from the cover of Whiz Comics #12 (January 1941), plus other art panels. Puzzle cost 25 cents.

[The Lightning King] (Table of Contents)

Bulletman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka ?
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bulletman [Jim Barr]; Bulletgirl [Susan Kent; Sergeant Kent; Rodney B. Kent (distant cousin of Susan's); George L. Kent (Rodney's brother); Maxwell Kent (death); The Lightning King [Professor Willis Kent; aka Prefessor John Willoughby] (villain, introduction, death); Lightning King's gang [Bugs Jonker (underworld gang chief); others un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
An airliner traveling near a castle in the mountains on a clear day is suddenly struck by lightning and many passengers are killed, including Susan's distant cousin. When another distant cousin's life is threatened, Susan decides to investigate: as Bulletgirl, and discovers a wholesale plot to murder anyone named Kent!
Keywords:
Evening Standard

Indexer Notes

The indicia on the splash page lists W. H. Fawcett, Jr. as President, Elliott D. Odell as the Advertising Director, Roscoe K. Fawcett as Circulation Director, Ralph Daigh as Editorial Director, and Al Allard as Art Director.

On page 2, panel 3, a newspaper listing the fatalities from the airliner crash lists artist Pete Riss.

["Smashing to the Top!"] (Table of Contents)

America's Greatest Comics / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mac Raboy
Inks:
Mac Raboy
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Spy Smasher [Alan Armstrong]; Bulletman [Jim Barr]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Minute Man [Jack Weston]; Mr. Scarlet [Brian Butler]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated house advertisement for America's Greatest Comics #1 (1941) featuring a reproduction of the cover.

["Yipee! Gene Autry is in the Comics!"] (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry Comics / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gene Autry

Indexer Notes

Illustrated house advertisement for Gene Autry Comics #1 (December 1941), with on sale date of December 31st.

[The Octopus] (Table of Contents)

Bulletman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Don Rico ?
Inks:
Don Rico ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Buletman [Jim Barr]; Bulletgirl [Susan Kent]; Sergeant Kent; Joe (street cleaner); Mr. Meade; Mary (Mr. Meade;s maid); Jeeves (Mr. Meade's butler); The Octopus [Mr. Appleby] (villain, a reformer, introduction); Octopus' gang [Crusher; Monk; other un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Keywords:
Daily Pop-Off; News

[Dropping Into the Parachute Corps] (Table of Contents)

Private Ward / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Private Ward (introduction); Private Enterprise (introduction); Colonel Deakyne (introduction); General Carter (introduction)
Synopsis:
Fate hits Private Ward hard when he attempts to ask the Colonel for a promotion.
Keywords:
Camp Udope

[The Case of the Murdered Millionaire] (Table of Contents)

Bulletman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bulletman [Jim Barr]; Bulletgirl [Susan Kent]; Sergeant Kent; Casey (Policeman); Mike (Policeman, death); Jake (Policeman, death); Henry Roberts (millionaire banker, death); Miss Lake (Robert's secretary); The Hunchback [Miller] (not connected with prior two Hunchbacks, villain, Robert's accountant, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
The strange death of a prominent banker leads the Bullet duo into an investigation that brings them face to face with a killer hunchback!
Keywords:
Hawkmoor

Swords For Two (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Manly Wade Wellman [as "Juan Lopez"] (credited)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Stacey Hughes (American good will ambassador); Old Carlo (A,merican Secret Service agent); un-named landlord; Dan Pablo Gorgo (villain, death)
Synopsis:
An argument in a South American cafe leads to a duel.

Indexer Notes

The illustration appears to have a signature that is difficult to read.

[Mystery Island] (Table of Contents)

Bulletman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bulletman [Jim Barr] [aka Fritz]; Miss Lloyd; Captain Glume; Mr. Wood; Petie (sailor, death); The Black Rat (villain, introduction); McKeefe (villain, killer); Pitelli (villain)
Synopsis:
An ad in the newspaper for a rather dangerous and mysterious voyage to Mystery Island, from which no one has ever returned alive, perks the interest of the Police as well as Susan and Jim.
Keywords:
Fate (a ship); Mystery Island

Indexer Notes

Black Rat apparently dies at the end of the story.

["Absolutely Free!"] (Table of Contents)

Comicscope / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

Illustrated advertisement from the Comicscope Company of America, offer made to the readers of Bulletman, for the new Comicscope, a giant camera projector, costing 25 cents. Comes with 20 free pictures of the Official U.S. Army and Navy Planes "Wings of Victory".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Remington Portable Type writer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?; ? (photos)
Inks:
?; ? (photos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover.

Illustrated Remington Rand Company advertisement for their new portable typewriter, available on a free trial basis. Readers can get the typewriter on a plan costing just 10 cents a day. For $1 nore, readers can also get a beautiful walnut-grain desk to hold the typewriter.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bulletman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Captain Marvel Picture Puzzle
  3. 2. [The Lightning King]
    Bulletman
  4. 3. ["Smashing to the Top!"]
    America's Greatest Comics
  5. 4. ["Yipee! Gene Autry is in the Comics!"]
    Gene Autry Comics
  6. 5. [The Octopus]
    Bulletman
  7. 6. [Dropping Into the Parachute Corps]
    Private Ward
  8. 7. [The Case of the Murdered Millionaire]
    Bulletman
  9. 8. Swords For Two
  10. 9. [Mystery Island]
    Bulletman
  11. 10. ["Absolutely Free!"]
    Comicscope
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Remington Portable Type writer
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