(December 1945)

Fawcett, 1943 Series
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Volume:
5
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fawcett Publications, Incorporated
Brand:
A Fawcett Magazine
Editing:
Richard Kraus (Editor); Will Lieberson (Executive Editor); Sidonie M. Gruenberg (Consulting Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Don Winslow of the Navy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Jordan
Inks:
John Jordan
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Don Winslow

Saves the Day and Wins a Bike (Table of Contents)

Speedy Wheeler; Arnold, Schwinn & Co. / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Milt Youngren (signed)
Inks:
Mile Youngren (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Speedy Wheeler; Jack
Synopsis:
Speedy is told by his Dad that he can't afford to buy him a bike, but when his father leaves a briefcase with important papers in it at home, Speedy borrows a friend's bike and delivers them to his Dad....and receives a new bike in gratitude.

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover.

["They're making history!"] (Table of Contents)

Don Winslow of the Navy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Jordan
Inks:
John Jordan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Don Winslow
Synopsis:
Don encourages his readers to collect waste paper as well as tin cans to help the war effort.

Indexer Notes

A PSA for paper collecting as part of the war effort, along with the indicia and editorial information.

Aerial Pickup (Table of Contents)

Don Winslow of the Navy / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Jordan (signed)
Inks:
John Jordan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Don Winslow; Red; Admiral Colby; Admiral Warburton; The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
While flying Admiral Colby back to the naval base, hias plane is attacked by Japanese fighters. While the Admiral bails out, Don and Red take the plane into a water landing. Later, they begin a mission to rescue the Admiral and the vital attack plans he is carrying.

["Hero of a thousand daredevil adventures! It's Radar!!"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Promotes Master Comics and the feature Radar.

["Hello boys! Do you know all these exciting facts..."] (Table of Contents)

A. C. Gilbert / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
This illustrated page discusses facts about the famed Gilbert Hall of Science located at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street in New York, maker of American Flyer trains, erector sets and chemistry sets.

["Hey, Joe! What are you doing?"] (Table of Contents)

Jetsam Joe / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jetsam Joe
Synopsis:
Not having seen or heard from his girl in 15 years, Joe writes her a letter to have her send him her address.

He Always Has an Explanation Handy (Table of Contents)

Eaglebeak Spruder / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Eaglebeak Spruder
Synopsis:
Eaglebeak challenges the throwing accuracy of someone and pays the price for it.

Don Winslow's Crossword Puzzle (Table of Contents)

Don Winslow of the Navy / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Jordan
Inks:
John Jordan
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Don Winslow

Indexer Notes

Crossword puzzle.

["Hey, Joe! I want you to paint the deck!"] (Table of Contents)

Jetsam Joe / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jetsam Joe
Synopsis:
Joe is ordered by his Captain to paint the deck, a job reaquiring 20 gallons of paint. Joe discovers he only has one gallon and tries to paint quickly before he runs out of paint.

Stalemate (Table of Contents)

Don Winslow / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Don Winslow; Red; General Hing; Colonel Martin; The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
Don volunteers to try and rescue a unit of Chinese freedom fighters from possibly being wiped out by japanese forces that have them stalemated.

Consolidated PB2Y-2 "Coronado" (Table of Contents)

Don Winslow's Fighting Ship / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

There is a strip at the very bottom of the page with promotional ads for Captain Marvel's Magic Folder and Rocket Raider.

Everything Always Seems to Be in His Favor (Table of Contents)

Eaglebeak Spruder / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Eaglebeak Spruder; Rooney
Synopsis:
Two toughs get the tables turned on them when they decide to lay in wait for Eaglebeak to knock his block off.

["Hey, Joe! I'm making up your pay envelope for last week!"] (Table of Contents)

Jetsam Joe / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jetsam Joe
Synopsis:
Joe's Captain gets the better of Joe on payday.

["I started a rumor that the tackling dummy is stuffed with Wheaties."] (Table of Contents)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Redmer Keller (signed)
Inks:
Redmer Keller (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Illustrated Wheaties promotional advertisement.

A Break for Drake (Table of Contents)

A True "Warriors of the Sea" story / text story / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Bert Mills
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Ensign John Drake
Synopsis:
Drake's Grumman Avenger gets shot down in Japanese waters, but the American Air Force shows up just in time to drive away a Japanese rescue boat intent on making the pilot their prisoner.

Indexer Notes

A true story in a series.

Lifeboat Equipment (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
This factual article discusses equipment that protects U.S. boys at sea: matches, oars, propellors, painters, plugs, provisions, rowlocks, rudder & tiller, sea anchor, storm oil, signal flag, signaling mirrors, signal pistol, water, and wooden bullet hole plugs.

Undersea Raiders (Table of Contents)

Don Winslow of the Navy / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Don Winslow; Red; Captain Mirmo; The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
After a Japanese sub torpedos the destroyer he is on, Don is captured by the Japanese, who attempt to torture him into relaying information as to the whereabouts of his transport.

A Special New Feature -- "British Seagoing Slang" (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes the solution to the crossword puzzle.

["First we blow up the arsenal..."] (Table of Contents)

Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Volto; Jimmy
Synopsis:
Although captured by a couple of thugs, Volto and Jimmy escape and help capture the duo before they can blow up an arsenal.

Indexer Notes

This strip was copyrighted and promoted as a sales gimmick for Grape Nuts Flakes.

["Here's what you get as prizes in Kellogg's Shredded Wheat!"] (Table of Contents)

Kellogg's Shredded Wheat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Synopsis:
Illustrated ad for Kellogg's Shredded Wheat, which focuses in on the great prizes one can get from boxes of the cereal: action pictures of battleships, cruisers, destroyers and other Navy craft, which one can print with a hot iron onto sports shirts, jackets and swim suits.

["Meet a Bit-o-Honey"] (Table of Contents)

Bit-O-Honey / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement for Bit-O-Honey candy bar, and has a coupon for readers to send in in order to get "the key to your secret number."

Indexer Notes

On the inside back cover.

["Choice of the experts"] (Table of Contents)

X-Acto Knives / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement by the X-Acto Cresent Products Company, pushing their line of products, including the famed "x-acto knife."

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  2. 1. Saves the Day and Wins a Bike
    Speedy Wheeler; Arnold, Schwinn & Co.
  3. 2. ["They're making history!"]
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  4. 3. Aerial Pickup
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  5. 4. ["Hero of a thousand daredevil adventures! It's Radar!!"]
  6. 5. ["Hello boys! Do you know all these exciting facts..."]
    A. C. Gilbert
  7. 6. ["Hey, Joe! What are you doing?"]
    Jetsam Joe
  8. 7. He Always Has an Explanation Handy
    Eaglebeak Spruder
  9. 8. Don Winslow's Crossword Puzzle
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  10. 9. ["Hey, Joe! I want you to paint the deck!"]
    Jetsam Joe
  11. 10. Stalemate
    Don Winslow
  12. 11. Consolidated PB2Y-2 "Coronado"
    Don Winslow's Fighting Ship
  13. 12. Everything Always Seems to Be in His Favor
    Eaglebeak Spruder
  14. 13. ["Hey, Joe! I'm making up your pay envelope for last week!"]
    Jetsam Joe
  15. 14. ["I started a rumor that the tackling dummy is stuffed with Wheaties."]
    Wheaties
  16. 15. A Break for Drake
    A True "Warriors of the Sea" story
  17. 16. Lifeboat Equipment
  18. 17. Undersea Raiders
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  19. 18. A Special New Feature -- "British Seagoing Slang"
  20. 19. ["First we blow up the arsenal..."]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  21. 20. ["Here's what you get as prizes in Kellogg's Shredded Wheat!"]
    Kellogg's Shredded Wheat
  22. 21. ["Meet a Bit-o-Honey"]
    Bit-O-Honey
  23. 22. ["Choice of the experts"]
    X-Acto Knives
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Timothy L. Stroup
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich