Statement of Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. on credits/table of contents page.
Index updated from a DCM scan missing pages 31-34 and 61-62.
There is considerable confusion surrounding this issue and the previous issue (Star Comics #8) in older sources. The original indexes were taken from Howard Keltner's guide, which appears to have swapped the contents of #8 and #9 (with a few inconsistencies). Even though the DCM scan is incomplete, the table of contents page is unquestionably that of #9, as it includes the indicia as well, and makes it clear that the Keltner listing for #8 come from the contents page of #9.
Inside front cover.
Art spotting by Henry Andrews.
The statement of ownership takes up about a quarter of the page, most of the way down. Otherwise this would have a page count of 1.
404 Fourth Avenue, N. Y. C. (Ullman; Temerson; Ultem Publications, Inc.)
420 Lexington Avenue, N. Y. C. (C. & A. Publishing Co.)
276 Fifth Avenue, N. Y. C. (Chesler; Nagle)
Sworn to on October 7, 1937
Signature in the top-left corner of the last panel. Writing credit from Who's Who.
Style matches the signed Riggin' Bill story on the previous two pages. Who's Who shows that Schwab wrote most of his features. Also, the Marvel Masterworks reprint of the reprint credits Schwab.
Credits from Who's Who and comparison with the cover of Star Comics #1.
Art credit from Who's Who and comparison with the cover of this issue.
Art credits from Who's Who.
Art ID by comparison with signed Schwab work. Schwab as writer credit from Who's Who.
Credits from Who's Who and comparison to signed Schwab stories in this issue.
According to Who's Who, Wood wrote most of his features during this time. Signature is in the bottom right-hand corner of the last panel.
Signed in the last panel. Also credited "by Claire S. Moe" in the splash panel.
Only the first page is present in the available scan, after which the next several pages are missing, but 2 pages would be typical of this feature.
This story may or may not be located at this point- the pages here are missing from the available scan. The page count would fit given the expected page counts of the features to either side (the page count is from Keltner's index, although as with most of the issue, it is incorrectly listed under #8- however, it appears on this issue's title page which otherwise exactly matches the interior contents).
Alternately, the story listed as "50 Men Outside" may actually be "Colt Canyon" (with a 1-page filler occupying the extra space), and "50 Men Outside" may be a 2-page story here.
The available scan is missing the first page of this story, but Ken Fitch was credited on earlier splash illustrations. This story is at least 7 pages, and 8 pages is likely as that is the length of the installment in issue #7 (the text story for #8 has not been indexed at this time).
There's a "by Phil Nolan" byline, but no information on Nolan can be found. He might have been a writer, or just a pen name.
Art/writing ID from Who's Who and comparison with signed Schwab work in this issue.
Signed in the last panel. According to Who's Who, Bob Wood scripted his own work for Chesler.
Credits from Who's Who and comparison with signed Schwab work in this issue.
Credits from Who's Who and comparison with other Fred Schwab features.
It's not entirely clear if this is "50 Men Outside" or not, as only the final page is present in the available copy. It may be "Colt Canyon", which is the other story on the table of contents that is not accounted for. The story is not mentioned in Keltner's guide, so there's no telling whether it's a 2 or 3 page story (it's possible that there was a 1-page filler that is also part of the 2 pages that are missing between this feature and the previous one.
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Art spotting by Henry Andrews. Schwab usually wrote his humor scripts.
Inside back cover.