(February 1948)

McCombs, 1945 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
McCombs Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Leslie E. McCombs
Color:
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)

Voodah / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Anthony Cataldo
Inks:
Anthony Cataldo
Colors:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Voodah; Rosa

Indexer Notes

Cataldo is credited on both pencil and ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the eyes and eyebrows of faces, and the little awkward way of standing point to him. He is very often mixed up with Ruben Moreira.

["In darkest Africa..."] (Table of Contents)

Voodah / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Voodah; Lwana (hunter); Commissioner Aubrey; SMUGGLERS: Kilian; Rosa
Synopsis:
Two ivory smugglers with Voodah in pursuit, try to bring contraband down to the coast.

Indexer Notes

Bolle and Starr are credited on colaboration on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Compare art with their next signed story.

["Why doesn't somebody get murdered..?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Vic Cutter (detective); Laura Ames (secretary); Clyde Lucas; Mary Lucas; Phil Thompson; Betty Crane (kidnapper)
Synopsis:
Mister Lucas' daughter has been kidnapped and he receives a ransom note for fifty thousand dollar, and asks detective Cutter to handle the investigation.

Indexer Notes

Bolle and Starr are credited by Jerry Bails' Who's Who as colaborators on this feature.

["Aw heck! Snow shoes are too slow!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children; western-frontier
Characters:
Minnie Soo; Little Haha; Sloo Pumper; Lynx the Evil One
Synopsis:
Minnie and Haha are making snow runners, like skis, and run into the evil one.

Indexer Notes

Heimdahl is credited on writing and drawing this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

By Their Guns (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jeff Goodwin; Tom Warren; Vic Raynor; Chris Benton
Synopsis:
Tom Warren will prove that Raynor killed mister Goodwin.

["The Suzy-Q has weathered storms at sea..."] (Table of Contents)

Buck Farrel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Ken Fitch
Pencils:
Paul Parker
Inks:
Paul Parker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Buck Farrel; Corny; Pedro Gorda; Jose (cook)
Synopsis:
A crooked businessman buys Buck's scooner to use it in an insurance swindle.

Indexer Notes

Parker is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and JVJ confirms the artwork here.

["Having had a close call in a sword fight..."] (Table of Contents)

Bart Stewart / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Bart Stewart; Musket (surveyor); Filippe (French fencing master); Kate
Synopsis:
Indians have kidnapped a girl and Bart and Musket will try to rescue her.

Indexer Notes

Bolle is credited on plot and pencil, and Starr on ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["You must be frightfully heartbroken..."] (Table of Contents)

Master Marvin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Feldstein
Inks:
Al Feldstein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Master Marvin; Blanch; Rivers (butler); Butch; Mung Wee (dog)
Synopsis:
Mrs. Blanch has lost her pekinese dog and offers a fifty dollars reward for anyone finding it.

Indexer Notes

Feldstein is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and JVJ confirms it.

How a Simple Discovery... (Table of Contents)

Dale Shears School of Music / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Billy; Shirley; Struthers
Synopsis:
A new invention of how to learn to play piano in a jiffy.

Indexer Notes

Top half of page a comic strip.

America's Greatest Zipper Billfold Bargain (Table of Contents)

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Billfold bargain by mail order.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Voodah
  2. 1. ["In darkest Africa..."]
    Voodah
  3. 2. ["Why doesn't somebody get murdered..?"]
    Vic Cutter
  4. 3. ["Aw heck! Snow shoes are too slow!"]
    Minnie Soo and Little Haha
  5. 4. By Their Guns
  6. 5. ["The Suzy-Q has weathered storms at sea..."]
    Buck Farrel
  7. 6. ["Having had a close call in a sword fight..."]
    Bart Stewart
  8. 7. ["You must be frightfully heartbroken..."]
    Master Marvin
  9. 8. How a Simple Discovery...
    Dale Shears School of Music
  10. 9. America's Greatest Zipper Billfold Bargain
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
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