(July 1944)

Chesler / Dynamic, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dynamic Publications
Brand:
World's Greatest Comics / Harry "A" Chesler Jr.; Harry "A" Chesler, Jr. Features Syndicate, N.Y.
Editing:
Harry "A" Chesler
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Indicia (from Frank Motler):
DYNAMIC COMICS, July 1944, No. 10. Published bi-monthly by DYNAMIC PUBLICATIONS, 420 DeSoto Ave., St Louis 7, Mo. Editorial & executive offices 163 West 23rd Street, New York 11, N. Y. Harry "A" Chesler, Jr., publisher (on leave with U.S. Army). Harry “A” Chesler, Editor. Single copies 10c. Yearly subscription $1.00. Application for second-class entry pending at the postoffice at St. Louis, Mo.

ENTIRE CONTENTS copyright Harry "A" Chesler, Jr Features Syndicate, 163 W. 23rd St., N. Y. 11, N. Y. Printed in U.S.A.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Echo / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gus Ricca [as "RIC"] (signed, with quotes)
Inks:
Gus Ricca [as "RIC"] (signed with quotes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Echo [Jim Carson]

The Sleep King (Table of Contents)

Dynamic Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder?
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dynamic Man [Bert McQuade]; The Sleep King [Peabody Simms] (villain, introduction)

The Night Hawk (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[The Watery Graveyard of Doomed Ships] (Table of Contents)

The Echo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gus Ricca
Inks:
Gus Ricca
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Echo [Jim Carson]; Old John (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art revision from Gus Ricca to ? by Craig Delich. According the the Who's Who, Ricca did not illustrate this feature in the stories (he did covers for Chesler, though), and there is no evidence extant to verify he drew the strip.

[Pound of Flesh] (Table of Contents)

Lucky Coyne / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Lucky Coyne; Brian Adams (villain, introduction, dies)

Indexer Notes

One grisly story!

Midnight Murder (Table of Contents)

Yankee Boy / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?

Characters:
Yankee Boy

[The Black Market Mob] (Table of Contents)

Yankee Boy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Yankee Boy; Roxy Hanlon (villain, introduction); Commissioner Grady (introduction)

[The Phoney Money] (Table of Contents)

Ima Sleuth / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

[The Bug Monsters of Dr. Strange] (Table of Contents)

Dan Hastings / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Dan Hastings; Dr. Strange (villain, introduction, dies, NOT the Marvel hero!!!)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ghastly story; giant insects kill children.

[Sabotage At the Steel Mill] (Table of Contents)

Mr. "E" / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mr. "E"; King Korah (idol); Nazi spies [Hans; other unnamed] (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis:
Mr. E appeals to the god Korah to reveal where his talents could best be used to aid the war effort, and he is shown spies attempting to sabotage the Halcroft Steel Works.
Reprints:
  • in Men of Mystery (AC, 1999 series) #99 (2016) (in black and white)
Keywords:
Halcroft Steel Mill

Indexer Notes

Art revision from Jack Binder ? to ? by Craig Delich. The Who's Who does not indicate that Jack Binder worked on this feature for Chesler Publishing (he was art editor there from 1937-40), and no extant evidence exists that verifies his art on this feature.

Mr. "E" appealed for guidance and assistance to a statue of a ancient tribal god named King Kolah which he found in the ruins of a prehistoric city. Housed in a hidden subterranean temple beneath his home, Kolah presented Mr. E with visions that led him to criminals. The idol also gave him and gave Mr. E the assistance of his eleven messengers, the Messengers of Justice. The messengers were small gnome-like creatures who could shape-shift into blackbirds and wreaked mischief against Mr. E's enemies. The names of some of the creatures were Butch, Zipper, Tim and Spike. Mr. E used his visions and assistant gnomes to fight crime in Washington DC.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Echo
  2. 1. The Sleep King
    Dynamic Man
  3. 2. The Night Hawk
  4. 3. [The Watery Graveyard of Doomed Ships]
    The Echo
  5. 4. [Pound of Flesh]
    Lucky Coyne
  6. 5. Midnight Murder
    Yankee Boy
  7. 6. [The Black Market Mob]
    Yankee Boy
  8. 7. [The Phoney Money]
    Ima Sleuth
  9. 8. [The Bug Monsters of Dr. Strange]
    Dan Hastings
  10. 9. [Sabotage At the Steel Mill]
    Mr. "E"
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Andrews
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson