(September 1945)

Narrative, 1945 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Narrative Publishers
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

No dates in the book itself. Date comes from William Woolfolk's notebooks and Howard Keltner's Comic Book Index.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Raider / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

The Sinister Suitcase (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Mort Leav
Inks:
Mort Leav
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Woolfolk's name is seen on book page in last panel.

The Master of Birds (Table of Contents)

Black Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George H. Appel (signed)
Inks:
George H. Appel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Pets or Pests (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tony; Tony's father; Lank; Lou; Mrs. Beams (pet owner)
Synopsis:
When Tony's father complains about the pets that his son is watching for Mrs. Beam and getting paid for it, he orders Tony to get rid of them as soon as possible. So Tony looks for some of his friends to watch the pets in his place, but only succeeds in pawning off a cat and a parrot, but not the dog.

Indexer Notes

Art revision from Tony Di Preta ? to ? by Craig Delich. This story appeared in the latter part of 1945 and The Who's Who indicates that Di Preta worked on Power Comics only in 1944 and no extant evidence indicates otherwise.

Arson (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["The envelope contained a fortune!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
last appearance

Indexer Notes

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

["Hatred and suspicion are the breeding grounds of war!"] (Table of Contents)

Miss Espionage / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Whitman [as Reece]
Inks:
Maurice Whitman [as Reece]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Miss Espionage

["Out on the desert, water carries..."] (Table of Contents)

Merlin the Boy Magician / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Merlin; Pancho; Gopher Gus

Indexer Notes

Credits from Jerry Bails.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Raider
  2. 1. The Sinister Suitcase
  3. 2. The Master of Birds
    Black Raider
  4. 3. Pets or Pests
  5. 4. Arson
  6. 5. ["The envelope contained a fortune!"]
    Dr. Mephisto
  7. 6. ["Hatred and suspicion are the breeding grounds of war!"]
    Miss Espionage
  8. 7. ["Out on the desert, water carries..."]
    Merlin the Boy Magician
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Lou Mougin
  • Merlin Haas
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin