(February 1945)

Rural Home, 1944 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Rural Home Publishing Co.
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

According to Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., based on the ads, this appears to be material prepared in 1945, but released around 1950, along with the other issues numbered volume 2.

Entire book is almost certainly lettered by the same individual. Suggested by Jim Ludwig July 2008 and Eric Schumacher agrees suggesting "Two possible names are Ellen Cole (wife of L.B. Cole) and M. Tweed. Ellen Cole also did lettering for Holyoke in 44-45, and it seems like I've seen this lettering before (but that could also be simply because I've looked at the book so much over the years), so I kind of lean toward her."

Rural Home Publishing Co., Edwin Hamilton Proprietor. Copyright 1944 by ENWIL ASSOCIATES, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Turtle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Chu Hing
Inks:
Chu Hing
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Art id by Eric Schumacher.

Mission to Chunking (Table of Contents)

Green Turtle / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chu Hing
Inks:
Chu Hing
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Turtle; Burma Boy; Wun Too; General Harford; Japanese army [Captain Hiro; others]
Keywords:
China

Indexer Notes

credits and title by Craig Delich 9/05

["Tommy Paige, marine combat correspondent, lends a new twist..."] (Table of Contents)

Tommy Paige / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nina Albright
Inks:
Nina Albright
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tommy Paige

Indexer Notes

Eric Schumacher gives art ID as 100% sure July 2008.

A different comment:
A tricky one here, as this is not Albright, but Bill Allison.
Several facts point to that.
The faces in close up in all these Tommy Paige stories are the same shape, narrower chin and jaw than Albright's more rounded in her signed stories of The Cadet in 4Most Comics.
The overlip in the Allison close ups are always formed, either thin black waves or an open waved outline, while Albright just made an even line (males), never waves or outline.
Allison had several small inklines on the cheekbones, but Albright usually made one arch or none at all.
The ears of Allison usually had several lines inside, often non-connected, while Albright most often used two Cs or a continuous S-figure.
Allison had a funny way of drawing running people with outstretched legs really stepping on it, with Albright a bit more realistic.
Allison had eyes in close up with pupils, very thin wavy eyebrows pointed at each end, while Albright had eyebrows a little thicker by the nose.
Albright and Allison can be very difficult to separate. The artwork on the first four Tommy Paige stories is by the same artist, and the first is credited to Allison by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. So if JVJ is right and the credited stories elsewhere are right, then all four are by Allison, not Albright.

Compare these faces in close up with credited Allison stories like Jesse James in Cowboy Western #38 and Chameleon in Target Comics v5#5, and with Albright stories in 4Most Comics.

Inca Sacrificial Rite (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Briefer ?
Inks:
Dick Briefer ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical

Indexer Notes

Art ID suggested by Gary Watson, June 2008.
Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has Gil Kane and/or Leonard Starr as possible artists here, as the artwork is identical to the five first in this feature. Some faces like Starr, and Kane with something like his signed Eli Katz stories, but hard to spot any Green Lanter-Kane.

So I'm 4F (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["I'm the chief!"] (Table of Contents)

Super Drooper and Drip / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Moore
Inks:
Art Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Gary Watson, June 2008.

Cargo of Death (Table of Contents)

Red Hawk / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Art ID suggested by Gary Watson, June 2008.
July 2008 Eric Schumacher confirms pencils 100% sure and gives credit to Chu Hing for inks 100% sure, Gary believed it to be Battefield inks.

["World War II comes to the Tagoma village..."] (Table of Contents)

Jun-Gal / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harold De Lay
Inks:
Harold De Lay
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Gary Watson, June 2008.

The Corpse That Came Back (Table of Contents)

Mr. Lee / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
formerly Mr. Ree

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Gary Watson, June 2008.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Turtle
  2. 1. Mission to Chunking
    Green Turtle
  3. 2. ["Tommy Paige, marine combat correspondent, lends a new twist..."]
    Tommy Paige
  4. 3. Inca Sacrificial Rite
    Black Buccaneer
  5. 4. So I'm 4F
  6. 5. ["I'm the chief!"]
    Super Drooper and Drip
  7. 6. Cargo of Death
    Red Hawk
  8. 7. ["World War II comes to the Tagoma village..."]
    Jun-Gal
  9. 8. The Corpse That Came Back
    Mr. Lee
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig