(February 1949)

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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U .S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia:
STAR SPANGLED COMICS, No. 89. Feb., 1949. Published monthly by National Comics Publications, Inc., 480 Lexington Ave., New York 17, N. Y. Whitney Ellsworth, Editor. Entered as second class matter July 18, 1941 at the Post Office at New York, N. Y. under the act of March 3, 1879. Yearly subscription in the U. S. $1.50 including postage. Foreign, $3.00 in American funds. For advertising rates address Richard A. Fadden & Co., 205 E. 42nd St., New York 17, N. Y. Entire contents copyrighted 1948 by National Comics Publications, Inc. Except those who have authorized use of their names, the stories, characters and incidents mentioned in this periodical are entirely imaginary and fictitious, and no identification with actual persons, living or dead, is intended or should be inferred.
Printed in U.S.A.

Correct sequence order, all filler, ad and promo sequences, character notes, synopses, statement of ownership (see sequence 15) and indicia information added by Henry Andrews (2009-04-25).


Batman's Utility Belt (Table of Contents)

Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint info and inker revision from Mortimer to Mooney verified by Craig Delich 2010-4-2.

Which Kodak Camera for Christmas? (Table of Contents)

Kodak Cameras / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photographs)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

The Batman's Utility Belt! (Table of Contents)

Robin / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Carl Galt (villain); Dan (villain); Sleepy (villain)
Synopsis:
Criminals steal Batmans utility belt when they manage to knock him out and study it in order to make crime utility belts for themselves.
Reprints:

Navigator's Compass Ring! (Table of Contents)

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Smith Brother's cough drops, including a six-panel comic of boys using their compass rings.

["You'll find this sure-fire brand..."] (Table of Contents)

Dale Evans Comics; All American Western; Western Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Dale Evans

The League of Lost Souls (Table of Contents)

Captain Compass / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chuck Winter
Inks:
Chuck Winter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Compass [Mark Compass]; Red (villain); Sparks (villain)
Synopsis:
Criminals already convicted of capital crimes band together to steal the S.S. Nautilus.

Indexer Notes

Artist verification by Craig Delich 2010-4-2.

Stan Musial Famous Cardinal Slugger (Table of Contents)

Winthrop Jrs. Man-Styled Shoes for Boys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Stan Musial; Dick Musial
Synopsis:
Ad for these famed shoes, including drawings of the Musial, his son and the product.

["Ah - What a lovely day to be in the park!"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-4-2.

["Hi Daffy! Catch anything yet?"] (Table of Contents)

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Lit-Win] (signed)
Pencils:
? [as Lit-Win] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Lit-Win] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Daffy; Doodle

Indexer Notes

Lit-Win is a pen name. Jack Burnley recalls seeing this man in the DC offices often, but he could not remember his true name.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents)

credits / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Lists the following as DC's Editorial Advisory Board:
Dr. Lauretta Bender (Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, New York University); Josette Frank (Consultant on Children's Reading, Child Study Association of America); Dr. C. Bowie Millican (Department of English Literature, New York University); Dr. W. W. D. Sones (Professor of Education and Director of Curriculum Study, University of Pittsburgh); Dr. S. Harcourt Peppard, Acting Director, Bureau of Child Guidance, Board of Education, City of New York).

Marauders from Mars (Table of Contents)

Merry, Girl of 1000 Gimmicks / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Merry, Girl of 1000 Gimmicks [Mary Pemberton]
Synopsis:
Merry fights off the scouting party of a Martian invasion force.

Indexer Notes

Art credits and writer credit verified by Craig Delich 2010-4-2.

["You can't afford to miss these brand new issues!"] (Table of Contents)

Detective Comics; Action Comics; Adventure Comics; Flash Comics; Sensation Comics; All American Western / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

["G'bye, Mommy, I'm going to the zoo to study up on the animals!"] (Table of Contents)

Bebe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bebe; Bebe's mother; Billy

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-4-2.

Can You Hear Yourself Think? (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Sure, come on over!"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jerry; Jerry's father; Larry

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-4-2.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.34 page (report information)

Script:
J. S. Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership of Star Spangled Comics, published monthly at New York, N. Y. for October 1, 1948.
Publisher: National Comics Publicaitons, Inc., 480 Lexington Avenue, New York 17, N. Y.
Editor; F. W. Ellsworth, 480 Lexington Avenue, New York 17, N. Y.
Managing Editor: none.
Business Manager: J. S. Liebowitz, 480 Lexington Avenue, New York 17, N. Y.
Owner:
National Comics Publications, Inc.: Harry Donenfeld; J. S. Liebowitz; P. H. Sampliner; Gussie Donenfeld; Rose Liebowitz; Sophie U. Sampliner; Jacob S. Liebowitz and Abraham I. Menin as Successor Trustees for Irwin Donenfeld; Jacob Liebowitz and Abraham I. Menin as Successor Trustees for Sonis Donenfeld; Frederick H. Iger; Arlene J. Donenfeld. All at 480 Lexington Avenue, New York 17, N. Y.
Known bondholders, mortgages, and other security holders owning or holding 1 per cent or more of total amount of bons, mortgages or other securities are: none.
"Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th day of September, 1948, Alfred B. Yaffe, Notary Public (Commission expires March 30, 1950)."

The First Prize Fight (Table of Contents)

Tomahawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical; western-frontier
Characters:
Tomahawk [Tom Hawk]; Dan Hunter; Abe Garner
Synopsis:
Garner challenges an English prize fighter who dumped water on him out his coach window. After seeing Garner's strength and skill, the prizefighter arranges for an "accident" to break Garner's arm, so Tom Hawk has to take his place.

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Craig Delich 2010-4-2.

Prizes of Everyone! (Table of Contents)

Lancaster County Seed Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Now You Can "Breeze Through" Any Auto Repair Job! (Table of Contents)

MoToR's Truck Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photographs)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

Congratulations, Partner! (Table of Contents)

Daisy Air Rifles Handbook No. 2 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Batman's Utility Belt
    Robin
  2. 1. Which Kodak Camera for Christmas?
    Kodak Cameras
  3. 2. The Batman's Utility Belt!
    Robin
  4. 3. Navigator's Compass Ring!
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  5. 4. ["You'll find this sure-fire brand..."]
    Dale Evans Comics; All American Western; Western Comics
  6. 5. The League of Lost Souls
    Captain Compass
  7. 6. Stan Musial Famous Cardinal Slugger
    Winthrop Jrs. Man-Styled Shoes for Boys
  8. 7. ["Ah - What a lovely day to be in the park!"]
    Shorty
  9. 8. ["Hi Daffy! Catch anything yet?"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. Marauders from Mars
    Merry, Girl of 1000 Gimmicks
  12. 11. ["You can't afford to miss these brand new issues!"]
    Detective Comics; Action Comics; Adventure Comics; Flash Comics; Sensation Comics; All American Western
  13. 12. ["G'bye, Mommy, I'm going to the zoo to study up on the animals!"]
    Bebe
  14. 13. Can You Hear Yourself Think?
  15. 14. ["Sure, come on over!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  16. 15. Statement of Ownership
  17. 16. The First Prize Fight
    Tomahawk
  18. 17. Prizes of Everyone!
    Lancaster County Seed Company
  19. 18. Now You Can "Breeze Through" Any Auto Repair Job!
    MoToR's Truck Repair Manual
  20. 19. Congratulations, Partner!
    Daisy Air Rifles Handbook No. 2
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Jim Walls
  • Mark Gordon