(Winter 1945)

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

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:
Fred Ball
Inks:
Fred Ball
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, information from Craig Delich (December, 2005).
Pencils and inks credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. through a posting by Ken Quattro via the Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (25 August 2016).

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Battefield
Inks:
Ken Battefield
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; children
Characters:
Dick Dash

Indexer Notes

Original information from Craig Delich (December, 2005).
Pencils and inks credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. through a posting by Ken Quattro via the Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (25 August 2016).

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

Keylines / cartoon / 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 and 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 from 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 and credits from 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 from credits by Craig Delich (December, 2005).

Carmen (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry C. Kiefer [as HCK] (signed)
Inks:
Henry C. Kiefer [as HCK] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Keywords:
opera

Indexer Notes

Original information from Craig Delich (December, 2005).
Pencils and inks credits from Ken Quattro via the Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (25 August 2016). HCK initials found on the last panel on the last page.

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

Gale Leary, the Will O' the Wisp / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gerald Altman ?
Inks:
Gerald Altman ?
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:

Indexer Notes

Possible pencil and inks credits from Ken Quattro via the Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (25 August 2016).
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. noted on the posting by Ken Quattro that a "BL" and an "ER" on the Royal Hotel sign on the second panel on the first page which MIGHT be sneaks of some sort" indicating potentially the creators of this story,

Mechanix Illustrated (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mechanix Illustrated; Captain Marvel; Captain Marvel Jr.; Hoppy the Marvel Bunny / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
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, the Will O' the Wisp
  10. 9. Mechanix Illustrated
    Mechanix Illustrated; Captain Marvel; Captain Marvel Jr.; Hoppy the Marvel Bunny
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • David Wilt
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • James Ludwig