(July 1949)

McCombs, 1945 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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

Includes ads for Harvey's Babe Ruth Sports #3 and McCombs' Love Problems & Advice #2.


Adventure Mystery Thrills (Table of Contents)

Voodah / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Anthony Cataldo
Inks:
Anthony Cataldo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Voodah; Zanzi

Indexer Notes

Faces and the girl on short legs are all Cataldo.

If Polio Hits Your Area This Year... (Table of Contents)

Fight Infantile Paralysis / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Message to parents about polio.

Can You Find the Secret Clues..? (Table of Contents)

Monark Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Sherlock Holmes
Synopsis:
The secrets of Monark bicycles' popularity.

["The collegiate who uses a dramatic..."] (Table of Contents)

Sportopics / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Doerer (signed)
Pencils:
Tom Doerer (signed)
Inks:
Tom Doerer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom Doerer (signed)

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Joe Verdeur (swimmer)
Synopsis:
About swimming.

Indexer Notes

Doerer is credited on sports fillers by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the letters are so integrated in the panels that it is most probably Doerer's work all the way.

["Voodah, look!"] (Table of Contents)

Voodah / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Voodah; Zanzi; Cheeko (monkey); Prince Saschi; Bel Zi (new ruler)
Synopsis:
After his father is poisoned, the prince must flee from Bonzi tribe and asks Voodah for help.

Indexer Notes

Faces and awkward movement of figures on a bit short legs are all signs of Cataldo. Also the Hogarth inspired muscles.

["Balance a pile of coins..."] (Table of Contents)

Stunt Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Small tricks everybody can do.

["I wouldn't go very far, Sloo Pumper!"] (Table of Contents)

Minnie and Little Haha with Sloo Pumper / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Ralph Heimdahl
Pencils:
Ralph Heimdahl
Inks:
Ralph Heimdahl
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children; western-frontier
Characters:
Minnie Soo; Little Haha; Tonka (great warrior); Sloo Pumper; Wild Girl
Synopsis:
Sloo Pumper falls in the river and is saved by Tonka.

Indexer Notes

Not signed as usual, but art similar to the rest in this series. Heimdahl is credited on writing and drawing this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

From Dud to Dynamo (Table of Contents)

Gillette Bicycle Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Anderson ?
Inks:
Harry Anderson ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Bob; Jim
Synopsis:
The secret of Gillette Bicycle Tires shown in a one-page comic strip.

Indexer Notes

The faces with short lines below the outer corners of the eyes looks very much like Andrson.

Featuring the XP-85 (Table of Contents)

Plane Talk / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell (signed)
Inks:
Bob Powell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Kip; Captain
Synopsis:
Facts about the tiny experimental jet fighter XP-85 hooked under a B-29.

Flaphappy (Table of Contents)

Post's Cereals / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A flapping, flying cardboard bird from Post's.

The Case of the Tattooed Man (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Vic Cutter (detective); Laura Ames (secretary); Joe Martin (tattooed man); Sailor; Frazer (crook)
Synopsis:
A tattoed man joins up with a carnival and someone's trying to kill him.

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.

Game of Chance (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
religious
Characters:
Jack White; God
Synopsis:
Horse betting with God on your side.

Magic Formula (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Chester Mark (basketball player)
Synopsis:
How teamwork saved the day.

"Look at the jewels on that woman..." (Table of Contents)

Dot an' Dash / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; romance
Characters:
Dot (telephonist); Dash [Dashiel Jones] (waiter); Mr. Lane (manager); Blake (thief); Cassidy (hotel detective)
Synopsis:
The stolen Carlson jewels are hidden somewhere in the hotel.

Indexer Notes

Bolle is credited on plot and drawing on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Popsicle Pete in Hollywood (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Popsicle Pete / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Glankoff (signed)
Inks:
Sam Glankoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Popsicle Pete; Roddy McDowall
Synopsis:
Pete visits Hollywood.

Indexer Notes

Signed in second panel.

["Gramps, what is Bossy doing?"] (Table of Contents)

Fleers Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Thompson [as RT] (signed)
Pencils:
Ray Thompson [as RT] (signed)
Inks:
Ray Thompson [as RT] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Pud; Gramps; Bossy (cow)
Synopsis:
Bossy gets a chewing gum.

Calling All Sport Fans (Table of Contents)

Harvey Comics / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Babe Ruth (baseball player)
Synopsis:
Cover of Babe Ruth Sports Comics from Harvey.

Don't Miss Issue No. 2 (Table of Contents)

Harvey Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lee Elias (signed)
Inks:
Lee Elias (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance
Synopsis:
Cover of Love Problems & Advice Illustrated from Harvey.

It's Yours Free! (Table of Contents)

Schwinn Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Big exciting new bicycle comic book from Schwinn.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Adventure Mystery Thrills
    Voodah
  2. 1. If Polio Hits Your Area This Year...
    Fight Infantile Paralysis
  3. 2. Can You Find the Secret Clues..?
    Monark Bicycles
  4. 3. ["The collegiate who uses a dramatic..."]
    Sportopics
  5. 4. ["Voodah, look!"]
    Voodah
  6. 5. ["Balance a pile of coins..."]
    Stunt Page
  7. 6. ["I wouldn't go very far, Sloo Pumper!"]
    Minnie and Little Haha with Sloo Pumper
  8. 7. From Dud to Dynamo
    Gillette Bicycle Tires
  9. 8. Featuring the XP-85
    Plane Talk
  10. 9. Flaphappy
    Post's Cereals
  11. 10. The Case of the Tattooed Man
    Vic Cutter
  12. 11. Game of Chance
  13. 12. Magic Formula
  14. 13. "Look at the jewels on that woman..."
    Dot an' Dash
  15. 14. Popsicle Pete in Hollywood
    Adventures of Popsicle Pete
  16. 15. ["Gramps, what is Bossy doing?"]
    Fleers Dubble Bubble
  17. 16. Calling All Sport Fans
    Harvey Comics
  18. 17. Don't Miss Issue No. 2
    Harvey Comics
  19. 18. It's Yours Free!
    Schwinn Bicycles
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