(May 1948)

McCombs, 1945 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
McCombs Publications, Inc.
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Spring issue


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Vic Cutter / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Bolle
Inks:
Leonard Starr
Colors:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Vic Cutter

Indexer Notes

Bolle and Starr are credited to cooperate on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Art credits verified by Starr in Alter Ego #110 (June 2012).

["Connect the dots..."] (Table of Contents)

Crown Puzzle page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
A. W. Nugent (signed)
Inks:
A. W. Nugent (signed)
Letters:
A. W. Nugent (signed)

Synopsis:
Follow the dots and spelling.

Indexer Notes

The letters are integrated in the drawings, so it has to be his work all the way.

["I'll see you in jail..."] (Table of Contents)

Vic Cutter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Vic Cutter (detective); Laura Ames (secretary); Long Legs (robber); Dawn Jerome (cover girl); Joey Jerome; Sharpy (villain, robber); Captain Flynn
Synopsis:
A gang of bankrobbers has got a diagram of a bank floor with a street traffic getaway chart.

Indexer Notes

Bolle is credited on plot and pencil, and Starr on writing and ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Credits verified by Starr in Alter Ego #110 (June 2012).

["Hsst, Vodah! Leopard hide..."] (Table of Contents)

Voodah / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Ken Fitch
Pencils:
Anthony Cataldo
Inks:
Anthony Cataldo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Voodah; Zanzi; Cheeko (monkey);
Synopsis:
A Leopard Man is killed by mistake, and his brothers prepare for an attack on the village to avenge him.

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.

Rattlesnake Hill (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Norton (byline)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dave Grover; Cliff Warner
Synopsis:
A man is looking for rattlesnakes for its medically useful poison.

["It's day for swimming..."] (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:
Lynx uses a trap to catch a wolf for the zoo.

Indexer Notes

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

["On his way to his shipping company..."] (Table of Contents)

Bart Stewart / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Bart Stewart; Musket (surveyor); Filippe (French fencing master); Colonel Knight; Saba; Niles; Jim Sly
Synopsis:
War between France and the colonies has broken out.

Indexer Notes

Bolle is credited on plot and pencil, and Starr on ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Credits, as listed, verified by Starr in Alter Ego #110 (June 2012).

Case of the Confused Killer (Table of Contents)

Vic Cutter / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Vic Cutter (detective); Laura Ames (secretary); Joel Brown
Synopsis:
A man has killed in self defence and asks detective Cutter to help him prove it.

Indexer Notes

Bolle and Starr are credited by Jerry Bails' Who's Who as colaborators on this feature. Credits verified by Starr in Alter Ego #110 (June 2012).

Smashing Book Offer (Table of Contents)

Pickwick Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Your choise of any of these books free with your order.

Play Bingo at Home (Table of Contents)

Fifth Ave. Mdse. Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Play Bingo at home with this fascinating automatic Bingo outfit.

The Greatest Ball-Point Pen and Billfold Bargain in America (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]
    Vic Cutter
  2. 1. ["Connect the dots..."]
    Crown Puzzle page
  3. 2. ["I'll see you in jail..."]
    Vic Cutter
  4. 3. ["Hsst, Vodah! Leopard hide..."]
    Voodah
  5. 4. Rattlesnake Hill
  6. 5. ["It's day for swimming..."]
    Minnie Soo and Little Haha
  7. 6. ["On his way to his shipping company..."]
    Bart Stewart
  8. 7. Case of the Confused Killer
    Vic Cutter
  9. 8. Smashing Book Offer
    Pickwick Co.
  10. 9. Play Bingo at Home
    Fifth Ave. Mdse. Mart
  11. 10. The Greatest Ball-Point Pen and Billfold Bargain in America
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
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