(May 1948)

Orbit-Wanted, 1947 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Toytown Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Wanted Comic Group
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Be on the Lookout for.. James Spencer (Table of Contents)

Wanted / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mort Leav (signed)
Inks:
Mort Leav (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
James Spencer

The Greatest Ball-Point Pen... (Table of Contents)

Illinois Merchandice Mart / advertisement / pages (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Billfold and ball-point pen for $ 1.95.

International Enemy No.1 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Leav (signed)
Inks:
Mort Leav (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Dutc Schultz; Lucy Luciano
Synopsis:
The story of the smashing of the heroin racket.

Be a Building Contractor (Table of Contents)

Home Builders Training Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Learn about the Home Builders Training Institute plan.

Wanted Larry Fay (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rudy Palais
Inks:
Rudy Palais ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Larry Fay (racketeer); Maloney; Owney Madden
Synopsis:
Larry Fay takes control of all the taxis in New York, then night clubs and milk rackets.

Indexer Notes

Palais is credited pencils on crime features for Orbit Publ., but the special shivering and crawling inking looks like his work too.

Wanted James Spencer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernie Krigstein ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
James Spencer (killer)
Synopsis:
A dangerous and desperate criminal preying on society is still at large.

Indexer Notes

Crouching figures look a bit like Krigstein. He is credited on pencils on crime stories by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Be on the Lookout for Arlis Wagner (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Arlis Spencer (killer); Virgil Williams (criminal); Detective McDermott
Synopsis:
An escaped killer considered dangerous is still at large.

3 in 1 Air Pistol (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Many small advertisements from air pistols and jive shirts to stamp collections.

The Last of the Harpes (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Lawrence ?
Inks:
Mort Lawrence ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wiley Harpe; Setton; Anthony Glass; Captain McCoy
Synopsis:
The story of the Harpes, ruthless highwaymen in the Natchez Trace by the Mississippi.

Indexer Notes

The art looks like Lawrence, with the close up heads, eyes and movement, as in his other signed stories in this issue. Probably him.

Skip Tracer (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Skip Tracer (detective); Loretta Antin (secretary); Arthur L. Hanscom; Laughton; Lefty Lamere (criminal)
Synopsis:
Detective Tracer has an appointment with Hanscom, who is killed before Tracer arrives.

Wanted-Joseph Anthony Cacciola (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?2

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Joseph Anthony Cacciola
Synopsis:
Cacciola wanted for robbery and still at large.

Wanted - Fred Poole (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Fred Poole (killer)
Synopsis:
Poole is wanted for many crimes, but he's especially wanted for murder.

How to Hypnotize (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
It's easy to hypnotize when you know how. Many small advertisements.

The Salem Terror (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Del Bourgo [as del] (signed)
Inks:
Maurice Del Bourgo [as del] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
history
Characters:
Sarah Good; Sarah Osburn; Tituba; Bridget Bishop
Synopsis:
About the witch hunt in the town of Salem that claimed more than twenty lives.

America's Sensational New Writing Trio! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
A beautiful matching set of fountain pen, mechanical pencil and ball point pen for $2.98.

Order by Mail (Table of Contents)

Mark Foster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Genuine aged imported briar pipes and accessories by mail.

Weather Forecaster (Table of Contents)

Weatherman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Donald Duck
Synopsis:
Amazing new Mickey Mouse-Donald Duck Weather Forecaster.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Be on the Lookout for.. James Spencer
    Wanted
  2. 1. The Greatest Ball-Point Pen...
    Illinois Merchandice Mart
  3. 2. International Enemy No.1
  4. 3. Be a Building Contractor
    Home Builders Training Institute
  5. 4. Wanted Larry Fay
  6. 5. Wanted James Spencer
  7. 6. Be on the Lookout for Arlis Wagner
  8. 7. 3 in 1 Air Pistol
  9. 8. The Last of the Harpes
  10. 9. Skip Tracer
  11. 10. Wanted-Joseph Anthony Cacciola
  12. 11. Wanted - Fred Poole
  13. 12. How to Hypnotize
  14. 13. The Salem Terror
  15. 14. America's Sensational New Writing Trio!
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  16. 15. Order by Mail
    Mark Foster
  17. 16. Weather Forecaster
    Weatherman
This issue was most recently modified by:
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