(Winter 1945)

Consolidated Magazines, 1944 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Consolidated Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
?
Editing:
J. A. Ruby

Issue Notes

Statement of ownership gives J. A. Ruby as Publisher.


[The Case of the Skeleton Key] (Table of Contents)

The Key / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Walter Johnson (signed)
Inks:
Walter Johnson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Key

The Story of the Skeleton Key (Table of Contents)

The Key / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dr. Varning; the Nazis (villains); a Skeleton Key

Indexer Notes

This is an atomic bomb story. The superhero character on the cover does NOT appear anywhere in this story. All info by Craig Delich (December, 2005).

["Back from war torn Europe"] (Table of Contents)

Dick Dash / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; children
Characters:
Dick Dash

Indexer Notes

Info by Craig Delich (December, 2005).

["Whom shall I say is calling?"] (Table of Contents)

Keylines / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Burton Geller [as Burton] (signed)
Inks:
Burton Geller [as Burton] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

This page is made up of five one-panel cartoons. Information & credits by Craig Delich (December, 2005).

Red Meat for Killers (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Information by Craig Delich (December, 2005).

[Bear Trouble] (Table of Contents)

Eskey and Mo / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Burton Geller [as Burton] (signed)
Inks:
Burton Geller [as Burton] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Eskey; Mo

Indexer Notes

Information & credits by Craig Delich (December, 2005).

Death Takes No Holiday (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Irv Werstein (signed)
Pencils:
Walter Johnson (signed)
Inks:
Walter Johnson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Very violent, bloody, fictional FBI story.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Information & credits by Craig Delich (December, 2005).

Carmen (Table of Contents)

Musical Key Series / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Keywords:
opera

Indexer Notes

Information by Craig Delich (December, 2005).

["Out of the night, from his lair in Guatemala's mountains, rides El Tigre, the..........."] (Table of Contents)

Gale Leary / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Will O' the Wisp [Gale Leary]; Gale's un-named father; El Tirgre (villain); Pedro (villain); Ramon (villain)
Synopsis:
When the bandit El Tigre learns of Gale and her father staying in Gautemala City, he decides to kidnap the man for ransom.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

The title of this feature is Gale Leary, the Will O' the Wisp.

Mechanix Illustrated (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr. and Hoppy the Marvel Bunny / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fawcett staff
Inks:
Fawcett staff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Hoppy

Indexer Notes

Back cover ad for Mechanix Illustrated featuring the heroes mentioned above. Information by Craig Delich (December, 2005).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Case of the Skeleton Key]
    The Key
  2. 1. The Story of the Skeleton Key
    The Key
  3. 2. ["Back from war torn Europe"]
    Dick Dash
  4. 3. ["Whom shall I say is calling?"]
    Keylines
  5. 4. Red Meat for Killers
  6. 5. [Bear Trouble]
    Eskey and Mo
  7. 6. Death Takes No Holiday
  8. 7. Carmen
    Musical Key Series
  9. 8. ["Out of the night, from his lair in Guatemala's mountains, rides El Tigre, the..........."]
    Gale Leary
  10. 9. Mechanix Illustrated
    Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr. and Hoppy the Marvel Bunny
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • David Wilt
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • James Ludwig