(May 1947)

McCombs, 1945 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Home Guide Publications
Editing:
?
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 reads: Crown Comics, Spring Issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Noble Steele [as Steele] (signed)
Inks:
Noble Steele [as Steele] (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bryan O'Flynn

"See this little noose?" (Table of Contents)

Minnie Soo and Little Haha / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ralph Heimdahl (signed)
Inks:
Ralph Heimdahl (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; western-frontier
Characters:
Minnie Soo; Little Haha
Synopsis:
See this little noose? It does some funny tricks in the next issue of "Crown"! Watch for it!

["...Introducing Bryan O'Flynn..."] (Table of Contents)

Bryan O'Flynn / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Noble Steele (signed)
Inks:
Noble Steele (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Noble Steele (explorer); Pip Squeak (young brother); Ah Kin Mai (Mayan priest); Mola (Mayan, Watcher of the Temple); Kukulcan (Mayan king); Hunac Mayan (slave)
Synopsis:
As an explorer, adventurer and archeologist, Bryan O'Flynn travels to Yucatan to dig up the ancient Mayan culture. He takes a drug and goes back 500 years in time.

["Having killed some game..."] (Table of Contents)

Buckskin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Bolle (plot) ?; Leonard Starr (script) ?
Pencils:
Frank Bolle (signed)
Inks:
Leonard Starr (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bartholmew Stewart (trapper); Yellow Fox (murderer); Adam West (crooked uncle)
Synopsis:
Bart is after Yellow Fox for killing his mother and father. His own uncle is the man behind it.

Indexer Notes

In other stories by Bolle/Starr in #11, they are also credited to the script as well as artwork, plot by Bolle and script by Starr.

["Whenever Master Marvin goes..."] (Table of Contents)

Master Marvin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fox Elkan ?
Inks:
Fox Elkan ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Master Marvin; Rivers (butler); Butch Bender (pal)
Synopsis:
Marvin and Butch by train to a summer camp.

Indexer Notes

Digital Comics Museum has "Fox Elkan" as artist for this one, but have found nothing about him.

A Mystery of the Sea (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; non-fiction
Characters:
Captain Mitchell; John Lewis (first mate)
Synopsis:
The fatal journey of the vessel "Queen Helen" from Boston about 1880.

["I had opened my office..."] (Table of Contents)

Vic Cutter / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Bolle (plot) ?; Leonard Starr (script) ?
Pencils:
Frank Bolle (signed)
Inks:
Leonard Starr (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Vic Cutter; Laura Ames (secretary); Solax; McCasey (police chief); Helen Martin
Synopsis:
First line: "I had opened my office several months before."

Indexer Notes

In other stories by Bolle/Starr in #11, they are also credited to the script as well as artwork, plot by Bolle and script by Starr.

["Yoo hoo, children!"] (Table of Contents)

Minnie Soo and Little HaHa / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ralph Heimdahl (signed)
Inks:
Ralph Heimdahl (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Minnie Soo; Little HaHa
Synopsis:
Minnie and Haha catch four enemy Crows.

["Eric Westcott, crime reporter..."] (Table of Contents)

Leif the Lucky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Noble Steele (signed)
Inks:
Noble Steele (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Eric Westcott (crime reporter); Leif the Lucky (dog); Dinah (society reporter); Mrs. Richwich (millionaire); Prince Yserk (crook)
Synopsis:
A big diamond is stolen from Mrs. Richwich.

Pocket Adding Machine (Table of Contents)

Tavella Sales Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Adding machine, toy sewing machine, complete fishing outfit and sports knife by mail order.

New 3 Way Color Comicscope (Table of Contents)

Projector Sales Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Filmprojector and enlarger of photos, comic strips, pictures and drawings for just $1.98.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. "See this little noose?"
    Minnie Soo and Little Haha
  3. 2. ["...Introducing Bryan O'Flynn..."]
    Bryan O'Flynn
  4. 3. ["Having killed some game..."]
    Buckskin
  5. 4. ["Whenever Master Marvin goes..."]
    Master Marvin
  6. 5. A Mystery of the Sea
  7. 6. ["I had opened my office..."]
    Vic Cutter
  8. 7. ["Yoo hoo, children!"]
    Minnie Soo and Little HaHa
  9. 8. ["Eric Westcott, crime reporter..."]
    Leif the Lucky
  10. 9. Pocket Adding Machine
    Tavella Sales Co.
  11. 10. New 3 Way Color Comicscope
    Projector Sales Co.
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