(March 1943)

Novelty Press, 1940 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Novelty Press, Inc.
Editing:
Stanley Beaman (uncredited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Ghost Came to Life (Table of Contents)

Cadet / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Jordan (signed)
Inks:
John Jordan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Dan Merry; Kit Carter

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ye Editors' Page / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letter from Peter Morisi, Brooklyn, NY.

[The Ghost Came to Life] (Table of Contents)

Cadet / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Cuthbert] (signed)
Pencils:
John Jordan (signed)
Inks:
John Jordan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Kit Carter; Dan Merry
Synopsis:
Kit meets redhead Glenda Blake at a social, but soon has to rescue her when she is abducted by would-be thieves.

Indexer Notes

Title from cover.

["Study these faces!!"] (Table of Contents)

Al T. Tude / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Al T. Tude; Willie Rodent (villain)
Synopsis:
Lawyers tell Al T. Tude that he has been left a fortune by his recently-deceased uncle. The Uncle's will requires Al to prove his worth, though, by besting the cut-throat Willie Rodent in a race to the hidden treasure.

["How'd he die, Uncle Ike?"] (Table of Contents)

Bull's-Eye Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Daly
Inks:
John Daly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Gulliver's Travels Part 4 (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Feature Films / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jonathan Swift; ? (adaptation)
Pencils:
Harold DeLay
Inks:
Harold DeLay
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

A Pinch of Salt (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Justin Dewey Triem
Letters:
typeset

["Sech be-e-ootiful teeth!"] (Table of Contents)

Dan'l Flannel / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Ryan
Inks:
Ed Ryan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Dan'l Flannel; Abu the Mystic; Uncle Dud
Synopsis:
Dan'l sees Abu the Mystic's show when the circus comes to town, and Abu becomes grateful when Dan'l saves him from robbers. In return, Abu grants Dan'l mental powers. Dan'l reads his Uncle Dud's mind and becomes disturbed by what he sees there.

Indexer Notes

Story continues next issue.

["He proclaimed himself God..."] (Table of Contents)

Target and the Targeteers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edward Ryan (signed); Sid Greene (in collaboration with...)
Inks:
Edward Ryan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Adolf Hitler (dies this story); Niles Reed (the Target); Ed Ryan (the artist as himself); Satan; God (portrayed as an electrically charged cloud with protruding hands)
Synopsis:
Bizarre story, narrated by Niles Reed (The Target) to Ed Ryan in which The Target captures Hitler with the plan of bringing him back to the American justice system. On the way back, God appears to them as a speaking cloud with protruding hands, and puts Hitler through a series of trials before releasing him into a hail of Nazi machine gun bullets.

Indexer Notes

Ed Ryan draws himself into the story

["Speck's one great interest in life these days is his gang"] (Table of Contents)

Speck, Spot, and Sis / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Alonzo Vincent (signed)
Pencils:
Alonzo Vincent (signed)
Inks:
Alonzo Vincent (signed)
Colors:
Alonzo Vincent
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Speck's annoying little sister out-performs him in selling war saving stamps, and Speck sees that his hold on the gang's leadership is slipping.

["The scoop of the year gives Pete Stockbridge his biggest heartache..."] (Table of Contents)

Pete Stockbridge, The Chameleon / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks:
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Pete Stockbridge [The Chameleon]

["Go scare someone to death"] (Table of Contents)

Targetoons / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Oliver (signed)
Inks:
Norman Oliver (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

The possibility exists that "Norman Oliver" is a pen-name of Martin Filchock.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Ghost Came to Life
    Cadet
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Ye Editors' Page
  3. 2. [The Ghost Came to Life]
    Cadet
  4. 3. ["Study these faces!!"]
    Al T. Tude
  5. 4. ["How'd he die, Uncle Ike?"]
    Bull's-Eye Bill
  6. 5. Gulliver's Travels Part 4
    Fantastic Feature Films
  7. 6. A Pinch of Salt
  8. 7. ["Sech be-e-ootiful teeth!"]
    Dan'l Flannel
  9. 8. ["He proclaimed himself God..."]
    Target and the Targeteers
  10. 9. ["Speck's one great interest in life these days is his gang"]
    Speck, Spot, and Sis
  11. 10. ["The scoop of the year gives Pete Stockbridge his biggest heartache..."]
    Pete Stockbridge, The Chameleon
  12. 11. ["Go scare someone to death"]
    Targetoons
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony Oliva
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • James Ludwig
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Peter Croome
  • Gary L. Watson