(August 1945)

Narrative, 1945 Series
Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
L. B. Cole ?
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Standard U. S. Golden Age;
Paper Stock:
Newsprint with Glossy Covers
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The book itself is undated anywhere. Date is a best guess based on William Woolfolk's records and Keltner's Index.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dr, Mephisto / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
L. B. Cole
Inks:
L. B. Cole
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Black Raider; Merlin; Dr. Mephisto; Miss Espionage; Chin Chop
Reprints:

Cut Rate Crimes (Table of Contents)

Black Raider / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils:
George Appel (signed)
Inks:
George Appel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Raider [Gordon Summers]

Indexer Notes

Woolfolk's records indicate he wrote at least one Black Raider story. This is probably it.
Previously appeared in Mask Comics #2.

["Chin Chop, the world's worst detective..."] (Table of Contents)

Chin Chop / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Tony Dipreta (signed)
Inks:
Tony Dipreta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chin Chop

["Here is a tale of the diabolical Dr. Mephisto..."] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Mephisto / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Casper Emerson
Inks:
Casper Emerson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Mephisto (Introduction)

Indexer Notes

Art ID by David Saunders at <http://www.pulpartists.com/Emerson.html> (September 2013).

Science Solves a Crime (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime

["Out of the smoke and flame of war..."] (Table of Contents)

Miss Espionage / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils:
Rudy Palais (signed)
Inks:
Rudy Palais
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Miss Espionage [daughter of Mata Hari](introduction; origin)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Woolfolk's records for this period indicate he wrote at least one Miss Espionage story and this is probably it.

["What was the secret of the magic coin?"] (Table of Contents)

Boy Magician / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leo Morey
Inks:
Leo Morey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Merlin (the Boy Magician); Pancho; Morgan Le Faye (villain)

Indexer Notes

credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Previously appeared in Mask Comics #2

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dr, Mephisto
  2. 1. Cut Rate Crimes
    Black Raider
  3. 2. ["Chin Chop, the world's worst detective..."]
    Chin Chop
  4. 3. ["Here is a tale of the diabolical Dr. Mephisto..."]
    Dr. Mephisto
  5. 4. Science Solves a Crime
  6. 5. ["Out of the smoke and flame of war..."]
    Miss Espionage
  7. 6. ["What was the secret of the magic coin?"]
    Boy Magician
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Merlin Haas
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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