(December 1943)

American Comics Group, 1943 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Creston Publications Corporation
Brand:
?
Editing:
Gerald Albert
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Tyer?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["So long, Whitey!"] (Table of Contents)

Hoppy Hare / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Wessler (credited)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Hoppy Hare; Victor Bear; Whitey Weasel
Synopsis:
Hoppy and Victor borrow Whitey Weasel's cabin for a camping trip. One thing leads to another and the cabin burns down.

["What's wrong, young man?"] (Table of Contents)

Smoky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rusty Lehman?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Smoky; Professor Littlejohn
Synopsis:
Professor Littlejohn of Hale University offers to help hillbilly boy Smoky with his math homework.

["Hmmm--can't find nothin' wrong--I gues he was just out of gas!"] (Table of Contents)

Marty the Grease Monkey / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irving Dressler (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Marty; Gink the Goat
Synopsis:
Marty the mechanic helps capture fugitive Gink the Goat.

["Well! Look at that steel safe door!"] (Table of Contents)

Silas Skinflint, Esquire, of Groundhog-ville / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Erich F. T. Schenk (signed) [as E.F.T.S.]
Inks:
Erich F. T. Schenk
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis:
Anti-social miser Silas Skinflint locks himself in a steel bunker with enough supplies for 6 months, but soon finds himself in a bad way. The other residents of Groundhog-ville pitch in to rescue him.

Indexer Notes

Signed "E.F.T.S." on the last panel.

[Air Raid Warden] (Table of Contents)

Ella Fant / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Hudson (credited)
Inks:
Teddie Hudson [as Ted Hudson] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Ella Fant; Hilda Hippo
Synopsis:
Silly Ella Fant becomes an air raid warden but constantly screws up. At the end, she saves the day by putting out a fire with water from her trunk.

The Lion and the Gnat (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

["When Hitler gets a load of th' invention I've cooked up, he'll yell Uncle Sam!"] (Table of Contents)

Whacky the Inventor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Thurston Harper (credited)
Inks:
Thurston Harper (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Whacky; Major Beet
Synopsis:
Dopey dog inventor Whacky has his ideas rejected by the War Inventions Office but in the end he helps trap a gang of Nazi spies.

["Although he is a little short-suited in the brain department, Jobless Joe's uncanny luck keeps finding work for him."] (Table of Contents)

Jobless Joe / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rusty Lehman?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jobless Joe
Synopsis:
Jobless Joe buys half-interest in a city-owned pier from two criminals.

Indexer Notes

Credited to "Rusty" on splash panel.

Lou Rabbit, Super Bond-Salesman (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Hefty Learns the Ropes (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Golden?
Pencils:
Tom Golden (credited)
Inks:
Tom Golden (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Hefty Hippo; Slugger McMurder
Synopsis:
Hefty Hippo attends a wrestling match and accidentally gets in the ring.

["Gee--I wonder what they meant when they talked about the perils of the big city!"] (Table of Contents)

Boopy Ostrich / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Woody Gelman (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Boopy Ostrich
Synopsis:
Boopy visits the big city and is terrified by the various goings-on.

["Wheah yo' goin' ?"] (Table of Contents)

Smoky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rusty Lehman?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Smmoky; Jeanne Ames; Luke Hatcher
Synopsis:
Jeanne tries to get hillbillies Smoky and Luke to settle their feud.

Shooting Star Has a Fall (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Glen Lloyd
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["Any resemblance between him and me ain't a coincidence, folks!"] (Table of Contents)

Bango Bear / comic story / pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Solomon (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Bango Bear; Squint-Eye Wolf; Doc Turtle; Nero; Jupiter
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["So long, Whitey!"]
    Hoppy Hare
  3. 2. ["What's wrong, young man?"]
    Smoky
  4. 3. ["Hmmm--can't find nothin' wrong--I gues he was just out of gas!"]
    Marty the Grease Monkey
  5. 4. ["Well! Look at that steel safe door!"]
    Silas Skinflint, Esquire, of Groundhog-ville
  6. 5. [Air Raid Warden]
    Ella Fant
  7. 6. The Lion and the Gnat
  8. 7. ["When Hitler gets a load of th' invention I've cooked up, he'll yell Uncle Sam!"]
    Whacky the Inventor
  9. 8. ["Although he is a little short-suited in the brain department, Jobless Joe's uncanny luck keeps finding work for him."]
    Jobless Joe
  10. 9. Lou Rabbit, Super Bond-Salesman
  11. 10. Hefty Learns the Ropes
  12. 11. ["Gee--I wonder what they meant when they talked about the perils of the big city!"]
    Boopy Ostrich
  13. 12. ["Wheah yo' goin' ?"]
    Smoky
  14. 13. Shooting Star Has a Fall
  15. 14. ["Any resemblance between him and me ain't a coincidence, folks!"]
    Bango Bear
This issue was most recently modified by:
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