(December 1944)

Four Star Publications, 1944 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
A Four-Star Publication
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Red Rocket / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

["Far above the famous black forests, Captain Flight innocently gets wedged in cross-fire..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Flight / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Stevens (byline)
Pencils:
Robert H. Webb [as Frank Stevens]
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
Captain Flight; Jerry McGuire (pilot); Parker (pilot); Dale (pilot)
Synopsis:
Captain Flight has an emergency landing on a hidden runway inside a mountain, hiding a secret plane factory.

Indexer Notes

The stories with the byline Frank Stevens vary in artwork in this comic book, so it has to be several artists at work. Compare artwork with Fiction House Fight #31.

["Are youse de Plug McTee outfit?"] (Table of Contents)

Plug McTee / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab [as Fist E. Cuffs] (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Schwab [as Fist E. Cuffs] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Schwab [as Fist E. Cuffs] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Plug McTee (boxer); Manager
Synopsis:
McTee's manager gets ten grand for quitting the boxing racket.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who has Fist E. Cuffs as a pen name for Schwab.

["Yes, Sir, I am Jim Carson. What can I do for you?"] (Table of Contents)

Secret Agent 2B-3 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Secret Agent 2B-3; Jim Carson
Synopsis:
A man is offering Agent 2B-3 one million dollars for a new fighting aircraft.

The Protection Slip Racket (Table of Contents)

Red Rocket / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Red Rocket [Rod Page] (first appearance); Punchy; Mrs. Namreh
Synopsis:
Red finds a glove in the hand of a storekeeper murdered by racketeers.

Indexer Notes

See 2nd Captain Flight story in issue 4.

Cremation (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Cornelius Tanner; Mrs. Cornelius Tanner; Undertaker
Synopsis:
A wife gets more than she bargained for after attempting to poison her husband and have him cremated.

Blazing Skies (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
T. Shelton
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Joan Ashley (WAC); Major Clark
Synopsis:
Japanese air raids on an American held island .

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bonzo the Great / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
W.C. Shields (byline)
Pencils:
W.C. Shields (byline)
Inks:
W.C. Shields (byline)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bonzo

The Case of the Limping Nazi (Table of Contents)

Grenade / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Boynansky (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Boynansky (signed)
Inks:
Bill Boynansky (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Grenade [Bruce Corbett] (first appearance; only appearance); Danny Corbett; The Fat-Man (Nazi); Zongo (half man-half beast); Pumpernickle
Synopsis:
Bruce Corbett's brother is killed by a beast controlled by a Nazi gang.

Flight Fun (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lyne (byline)
Pencils:
Lyne (byline)
Inks:
Lyne (byline)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Send word to the Governor of the sixteenth satelite, that we arrive today!"] (Table of Contents)

Rock Raymond / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry C. Kiefer [as Trace R. Bullet]
Inks:
Henry C. Kiefer [as Trace R. Bullet]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rock Raymond; King Satius (Saturnian ruler); Dr. Stelli; King Morono (Plutonian ruler)
Synopsis:
The king of Saturn has been kidnapped by the Plutonian idiots.

Indexer Notes

The word "satellite" is spelled incorrectly in the story.
The faces give away Kiefer as the artist.

["Well, Blimp, here we are..."] (Table of Contents)

Ferdie and his Friends / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gosh (byline)
Pencils:
Gosh (byline)
Inks:
Gosh (byline)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Ferdie; Blimp; Gert

["One thousand feet below the heaving sea into the fathomless pit of mystery"] (Table of Contents)

Deep-Sea Dawson / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gordon Fisher (byline)
Pencils:
Gus Schrotter ? [as Gordon Fisher]
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dawson; Queen of the Weed People
Synopsis:
A creature with clammy green fingers pulls ships under the sea and Dawson is sent to investigate.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Red Rocket
  2. 1. ["Far above the famous black forests, Captain Flight innocently gets wedged in cross-fire..."]
    Captain Flight
  3. 2. ["Are youse de Plug McTee outfit?"]
    Plug McTee
  4. 3. ["Yes, Sir, I am Jim Carson. What can I do for you?"]
    Secret Agent 2B-3
  5. 4. The Protection Slip Racket
    Red Rocket
  6. 5. Cremation
  7. 6. Blazing Skies
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Bonzo the Great
  9. 8. The Case of the Limping Nazi
    Grenade
  10. 9. Flight Fun
  11. 10. ["Send word to the Governor of the sixteenth satelite, that we arrive today!"]
    Rock Raymond
  12. 11. ["Well, Blimp, here we are..."]
    Ferdie and his Friends
  13. 12. ["One thousand feet below the heaving sea into the fathomless pit of mystery"]
    Deep-Sea Dawson
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