(August 1944)

Columbia, 1942 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly except June and December
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Columbia Comic Corporation
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sparky Watts / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

[Standard Art Studios ad] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Golly, this bombardmunt's been goin' on all day..."] (Table of Contents)

Joe Palooka / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Ham Fisher
Pencils:
Ham Fisher
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports; war
Reprints:
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

This is actually a series of one-page stories.

["There was a day when the Skyman flew from China..."] (Table of Contents)

Skyman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Skyman flies to Padma Nor's home in the mountains of Tibet to take a break from the war, but is followed by Japanese forces, including a spy who has infiltrated Nor's home.

["Sparky, will you go into town..."] (Table of Contents)

Sparky Watts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Synopsis:
Sparky runs into adventure when he goes into town to get some new batteries for Doc's "invisible ray" torch.

["Without expecting it..."] (Table of Contents)

Charlie Chan / comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Alfred Andriola
Pencils:
Alfred Andriola
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Kirk and Sparks come face to face with foreign spies.

[Dean Studios ad] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Aces Back to Back (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Synopsis:
Aviation radioman Joe McCloskey survives an encounter with Japanese fighters during a bombing run.

["Yank intends to seize control of the locomotive..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Yank / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Tinsley
Pencils:
Frank Tinsley
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Captain Yank
Synopsis:
Captain Yank seizes control of the locomotive for a Japanese supply train and guides it into a trap set by Chinese guerrillas.
Reprints:
  • newspaper strips [dates unknown]

["When Bud Hale asks Dixie for some advice..."] (Table of Contents)

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
J.P. McEvoy
Pencils:
John Striebel
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Synopsis:
Confusion results when Bud Hale asks Dixie for romance advice and she assumes he's in love with Mickey.
Reprints:
  • newspaper strips [dates unknown]

A Dog's Life (Table of Contents)

All in a Lifetime / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The family dog has to endure having a pipe stuck in his mouth for the sake of a humorous family photo.

[Gold Crown Products ad] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["A British agent assigned to learn how the Nazis get information..."] (Table of Contents)

Vic Jordan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Kermit Jaediker [as Tom Paine]; Charles Zerner [as Tom Paine]
Pencils:
Elmer Wexler
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; drama
Synopsis:
Vic sets out to solve the mystery of a murdered British agent who died while assigned to learn how the Nazis get information of Allied convoys.
Reprints:
  • newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Kermit Jaediker and Charles Zerner combined their writing talents under the pseudonym "Tom Paine."

["The new dog is in trouble as usual..."] (Table of Contents)

Bo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal
Synopsis:
The new dog is in trouble as usual and is staying with Bo until everything blows over.
Reprints:
  • newspaper strips [dates unknown]

["Though Tony Trent is a prisoner in Japan..."] (Table of Contents)

Face / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mart Bailey
Pencils:
Mart Bailey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; war
Synopsis:
The Face (Tony Trent) engineers a jail-break from a Japanese POW camp.

[Crowell-Collier Publishing Company ad] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Invention Company ad] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sparky Watts
  2. 1. [Standard Art Studios ad]
  3. 2. ["Golly, this bombardmunt's been goin' on all day..."]
    Joe Palooka
  4. 3. ["There was a day when the Skyman flew from China..."]
    Skyman
  5. 4. ["Sparky, will you go into town..."]
    Sparky Watts
  6. 5. ["Without expecting it..."]
    Charlie Chan
  7. 6. [Dean Studios ad]
  8. 7. Aces Back to Back
  9. 8. ["Yank intends to seize control of the locomotive..."]
    Captain Yank
  10. 9. ["When Bud Hale asks Dixie for some advice..."]
    Dixie Dugan
  11. 10. A Dog's Life
    All in a Lifetime
  12. 11. [Gold Crown Products ad]
  13. 12. ["A British agent assigned to learn how the Nazis get information..."]
    Vic Jordan
  14. 13. ["The new dog is in trouble as usual..."]
    Bo
  15. 14. ["Though Tony Trent is a prisoner in Japan..."]
    Face
  16. 15. [Crowell-Collier Publishing Company ad]
  17. 16. [Invention Company ad]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Wagner
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Walls