(July 1948)

Novelty Press, 1945 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
The Premium Group of Comics
Editing:
Robert D. Wheeler; Katharine Urban (story editor); Mel Cummin (art advisor)
Format:
Color; Standard Golden Age US; Saddle-Stitched; Glossy Cover, Newsprint Interior; Ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Young King Cole / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
A. McWilliams (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Characters:
Young King Cole

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cole Clues / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
editors and readers
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

this is the inside-front cover

"When Young King Cole clashes with a gang of smugglers, the result is..." (Table of Contents)

Young King Cole / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Young King Cole (detective agency mastermind); Iris Norland (his assistant); Whip Steele (his co-worker); Burke Kelley (his co-worker); Ursus Graham (his employee); John Barton (smuggler captain); Sloppy John (smuggler)
Synopsis:
Deported criminals are smuggled back into the USA hidden in fish barrels.

Indexer Notes

Most probably by McWilliams. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the art is very similar to the signed cover and his signed story in Air Boy #3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Milt Hammer
Pencils:
Milt Hammer (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

No title or 'feature'

Plant Me Now and Dig Me Later! (Table of Contents)

Inspector Klooz / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
JCA (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Time Will Tell (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Mike Ryan (police officer; becomes detective)
Reprints:

The Case of the Mute Mountain Lions (Table of Contents)

Dr. Drew the Zoo Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Joe Certa
Colors:
Joe Certa
Letters:
?

Characters:
Dr. Whisper Drew; Mikko (monkey); Snoupe (partner); Zan (partner); Larry Flint (crooked rancher); Lone Hawk
Synopsis:
Dr. Drew has been sent for by the Cattlemen's Association to catch a band of mountain lions who have been killing cattle.

Indexer Notes

Art identical to the "Dr. Drew the Zoo Man" story in issue #v3 #10 of "Young King Cole" credited to Certa.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Heathcliff the Hobo / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Art Helfant
Pencils:
Art Helfant (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Milt Hammer
Pencils:
Milt Hammer (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

no 'feature' or title

"A modeling job in Redstone Park, that treasury of natural wonders, leads Toni..." (Table of Contents)

Toni Gayle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Plate
Pencils:
Pete Riss
Inks:
Janice Valleau ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Toni Gayle; Biff Muggson (her bodyguard); Chick (her photographer); Mary Lake (actress); Hal Brown (actor); VILLAINS: Brock; Allen
Synopsis:
An actress is killed for real when the TV show is on the air. It is a frame up to get hold of certain blackmail papers.

Indexer Notes

Pete Riss is credited as penciller on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and he is spotted by his tapering faces with eyes far apart. Inker could be Valleau.

The Case of the Murdered Gangster (Table of Contents)

Larry Broderick, Detective / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Hammell (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Boitram the Boiglar / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Art Helfant
Pencils:
Art Helfant (signed)
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

This is the inside-back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Young King Cole
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Cole Clues
  3. 2. "When Young King Cole clashes with a gang of smugglers, the result is..."
    Young King Cole
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Plant Me Now and Dig Me Later!
    Inspector Klooz
  6. 5. Time Will Tell
  7. 6. The Case of the Mute Mountain Lions
    Dr. Drew the Zoo Man
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Heathcliff the Hobo
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. "A modeling job in Redstone Park, that treasury of natural wonders, leads Toni..."
    Toni Gayle
  11. 10. The Case of the Murdered Gangster
    Larry Broderick, Detective
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Boitram the Boiglar
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