(December 1942)

Harvey, 1941 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Family Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Leon Harvey
Color:
four color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US (except #14-16, which are pocket-size)
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched (except #14-16, which are squarebound)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

New Speed Comics on cover.


Commandos in Action (Table of Contents)

Captain Freedom and the Young Defenders; The Girl Commandos / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Arthur Cazeneuve ?
Inks:
Arthur Cazeneuve ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Freedom; Pat Parker

["Within the grim confines of the Horror Mansion..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Freedom and the Young Defenders / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur Cazeneuve (signed)
Inks:
Arthur Cazeneuve (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Freedom [Don Wright]; Young Defenders [Blackie, Joanie, Slim]; un-named Japanese [posing as Silas Green] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
When the Young Defenders see a man horribly killed and get Don Wright to investigate a license plate number of the fleeing perpetrator, they find out the car belongs to an inventor named Silas Green, who has invented a horrible killing agent called the Yellow Death! Captain Freedom vows to track the fiend down.
Reprints:

["Robert Gibson, young scientist and heir to millions..."] (Table of Contents)

Shock Gibson / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shock Gibson

Glorious History of Korea (Table of Contents)

The Girl Commandos / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Barbara Hall [as B. Hall] (signed)
Inks:
Barbara Hall [as B. Hall] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
President Ahnho; Penny Kirk; Manolo [Zero] (villain); Bick Caniff; Pat Parker; Ellen, Tanya; Meiling; Don Fraser; Dick Lane; Crab (villain)
Synopsis:
Japanese spy Zero, posing as President Ahnho's Philippine manservant, tricks him into returning to Korea where he is captured by the Crab. The Girl Commandos, with Dick and Don, fly to Korea to rescue him.

Indexer Notes

Ahn Chang Ho was President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea in 1926? Kim Koo was the President from 1940-1947.
Mansei (ten thousand years), aka Man-se, refers to the March 1 (Sam-il), 1919 demonstrations against Japanese occupation.

Mom's Best Birthday Present (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pierce G. Rice (signed)
Inks:
Pierce G. Rice (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Promotes War Savings Stamps.

["Competition, eh!"] (Table of Contents)

Biff Bannon, U.S. Marine / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Dog Gone (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Hendrik Hudson (Table of Contents)

Trail Blazers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Nazi Uniforms (Table of Contents)

Black Cat / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur Cazeneuve ?
Inks:
Arthur Cazeneuve ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Cat; Garboil (villain)

["Ordered to Chungking, China..."] (Table of Contents)

Crash, Cork, and the Baron / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

last appearance

["I wanna join up with that there ladie's [sic] regiment!"] (Table of Contents)

Flossie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
William Jourdain
Pencils:
William Jourdain (signed)
Inks:
William Jourdain (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

Indexer Notes

Artist's first name added by Craig Delich.

["My goodness there was somethin' important..."] (Table of Contents)

Flossie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
William Jourdain
Pencils:
William Jourdain (signed)
Inks:
William Jourdain (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

A Rat's Tale (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Russia. U. S. A. England. and then -- Mars!"] (Table of Contents)

Army & Navy Laughs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Murder...and the black finger of guilt points at...Ted Parrish!"] (Table of Contents)

Ted Parrish, Man of 1000 Faces / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Solve a Riddle (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

John Paul Jones (Table of Contents)

American Heroes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Football becomes unimportant..."] (Table of Contents)

Speed Taylor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Commandos in Action
    Captain Freedom and the Young Defenders; The Girl Commandos
  2. 1. ["Within the grim confines of the Horror Mansion..."]
    Captain Freedom and the Young Defenders
  3. 2. ["Robert Gibson, young scientist and heir to millions..."]
    Shock Gibson
  4. 3. Glorious History of Korea
    The Girl Commandos
  5. 4. Mom's Best Birthday Present
  6. 5. ["Competition, eh!"]
    Biff Bannon, U.S. Marine
  7. 6. Dog Gone
  8. 7. Hendrik Hudson
    Trail Blazers
  9. 8. Nazi Uniforms
    Black Cat
  10. 9. ["Ordered to Chungking, China..."]
    Crash, Cork, and the Baron
  11. 10. ["I wanna join up with that there ladie's [sic] regiment!"]
    Flossie
  12. 11. ["My goodness there was somethin' important..."]
    Flossie
  13. 12. A Rat's Tale
  14. 13. ["Russia. U. S. A. England. and then -- Mars!"]
    Army & Navy Laughs
  15. 14. ["Murder...and the black finger of guilt points at...Ted Parrish!"]
    Ted Parrish, Man of 1000 Faces
  16. 15. Solve a Riddle
  17. 16. John Paul Jones
    American Heroes
  18. 17. ["Football becomes unimportant..."]
    Speed Taylor
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Darci
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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