(August 1948)

McCombs, 1945 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
McCombs Publications, Inc.
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, Summer Issue.


Mystery Adventure Danger Thrills (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Bolle
Inks:
Frank Bolle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; detective-mystery; historical; jungle
Characters:
Vic Cutter; Bart Stewart; Voodah; Minnie Soo; Little Haha; Saba

Indexer Notes

Bolle and Starr used to colaborate on this comic book, but this issue has only stories signed by Bolle, not Starr, so maybe this cover is all by Bolle too...

["Johnny's birthday present"] (Table of Contents)

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

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.

The Case of the Unused Evidence (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Vic Cutter (detective); Laura Ames (secretary); Captain McCasey; Mrs. Logan; James Comet; Nelson (cheufeur); Harry Logan
Synopsis:
Mr. Comet is killed in a fixed car accident by his partner.

Indexer Notes

Bolle and Starr are both credited on this feature, but this story is only signed by Bolle, and Starr as writer is uncertain. It could also be Ken Fitch, who is also credited on writing this feature at this time.

["The great tribe of the Soo..."] (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; Red Bear; Tonka (great warrior)
Synopsis:
Minnie is captured by a party of Wakota braves.

Indexer Notes

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

["In the dense jungle beyond the limits..."] (Table of Contents)

Voodah / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Voodah; Zanzi; Cheeko (monkey); T'Wonda; VILLAINS: Jinah; Raynes; Bruno
Synopsis:
Zanzi and her brother are ambushed by a brutal trio. T'Wonda is killed and Zanzi taken along to act as a sun goddess in a sceme to take over a mine.

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. Some copying from Hogarth's Tarzan. Cataldo is very often mixed up with Ruben Moreira, and JVJ has both Moreira and Cataldo here, but this is only Cataldo. Compare the signed Cataldo story in issue #17, and there is no difference. Only one face on page 7 is like Moreira. He is not credited as working for McCombes, and his body movements are much more writhing and twisting with long arms and legs as in Kaänga.

Okoyu's Treasure (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Norton (byline)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
George Donner; Banyuta
Synopsis:
Hunt for diamonds in South Africa.

["It takes real trouble..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ken Fitch
Pencils:
Anthony Cataldo [as AC] (signed)
Inks:
Anthony Cataldo [as AC] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Buck Farrel; Corny; Ginger Moran [Margie Mayo] (diamond smuggler)
Synopsis:
A girl stowaway found on Buck's schooner turns out to be a wanted diamond smuggler.

Indexer Notes

Signed AC on left side of splash panel.

["The French and English had been rivals..."] (Table of Contents)

Bart Stewart / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Bart Stewart; Musket (surveyor); Filippe (French fencing master); Saba
Synopsis:
Fort Necessity is under siege by the French and their Indian allies.

Speak Spanish (Table of Contents)

Pickwick / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Learn to speak Spanish, and learn to fight and wrestle.

Home Radio Mike (Table of Contents)

Seyco Mike Co. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Talk and sing through your own radio with Home Radio Mike.

Make Your Own Records (Table of Contents)

Recordograph Corp. of America / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Enjoy making records in the privacy of your own home.

Amazing 16mm Movie Projector Bargain (Table of Contents)

Mail Mart Inc. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Show movies at home.

Whirling Clock (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
New Swiss chalet electric whirling clock by mail order.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Mystery Adventure Danger Thrills
  2. 1. ["Johnny's birthday present"]
    Crown Puzzle page
  3. 2. The Case of the Unused Evidence
    Vic Cutter
  4. 3. ["The great tribe of the Soo..."]
    Minnie Soo and Little Haha
  5. 4. ["In the dense jungle beyond the limits..."]
    Voodah
  6. 5. Okoyu's Treasure
  7. 6. ["It takes real trouble..."]
    Buck Farrel
  8. 7. ["The French and English had been rivals..."]
    Bart Stewart
  9. 8. Speak Spanish
    Pickwick
  10. 9. Home Radio Mike
    Seyco Mike Co.
  11. 10. Make Your Own Records
    Recordograph Corp. of America
  12. 11. Amazing 16mm Movie Projector Bargain
    Mail Mart Inc.
  13. 12. Whirling Clock
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
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