(March 1945)

Rural Home, 1945 Series
Volume:
1
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crash Kid / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Crash Kid [Rusty Adams]

["Ummm! Sniff! Ah!"] (Table of Contents)

Hobo-Ken / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dan Gordon
Pencils:
Dan Gordon
Inks:
Dan Gordon
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hobo-Ken
Synopsis:
Hobo-Ken plays a prank on a dog, then "rescues" him in order to get a share of the dog's food.
Keywords:
hobo

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Art ID from Who's Who in American Comic Books website.

The Case of the Color-Blind Confessions (Table of Contents)

The Crash Kid / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Crash Kid [Rusty Adams]; Pook; Nora Nolan; Timmy Nolan; Butch Malone; Dr. Franz Salzmann
Synopsis:
Copyboy Rusty Adams pretends to be a reporter when a pretty girl comes for help for her brother, who she thinks has confessed to a crime he didn't commit.
Keywords:
hypnosis

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

["There's a fight at 14th and Clinker Streets!"] (Table of Contents)

Officer O'Heck / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dan Gordon
Pencils:
Dan Gordon [as dang] (signed)
Inks:
Dan Gordon [as dang] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Officer O'Heck
Synopsis:
Office O'Heck arrests a little kid for biting the arm of a man who was trying to steal his lollipop.

Jonathan Gets His Man (Table of Contents)

Crime Crusader / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Leon Hartman (credited)
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Crime Crusader [Jonathan Jones]; Kewpie O'Toole; Killer Morgan
Synopsis:
Killer Morgan kills a judge and impersonates him to set an ambush for Jonathan Jones.
Keywords:
impersonation; judge; murder; shotgun

Indexer Notes

Text story with one illustration.

["Clear the road for laffy-daffy thrills, folks..."] (Table of Contents)

Hardy of Hillsdale High / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Quinlan [as Chas. M. Quinlan] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Quinlan [as Chas. M. Quinlan] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Ted Hardy; Lizzie Jones; Zelda; Horace; Miss Prinklepot; Horace
Synopsis:
Ted keeps failing because he has no self-confidence. Lizzie takes him to her uncle, a magician, who makes Ted think he has a magical power over baseballs.
Keywords:
baseball; high school; magic; poetry

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

["Disguised as a mild-mannered dope..."] (Table of Contents)

Mussel-Man / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dan Gordon
Pencils:
Dan Gordon
Inks:
Dan Gordon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Mussel-Man
Synopsis:
Mussel-Man breaks into an apartment after he hears a call for help, only to find it was just a radio program.
Keywords:
radio

Indexer Notes

Art ID from Who's Who in American Comics website.

["Long ago -- when Europe was divided into scores of warring kingdoms..."] (Table of Contents)

Thunderbrand / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Thunderbrand; Barbarossa; Giacomo; Ismail Emir; Dorena
Synopsis:
Thunderbrand goes to Alexandria in his quest for the scepter that will reveal his identity.
Keywords:
Alexandria; kidnapping; pirates; snake

Indexer Notes

last appearance

["I eats those things, Bud!"] (Table of Contents)

Hank the Hero / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dan Gordon
Pencils:
Dan Gordon
Inks:
Dan Gordon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hank
Synopsis:
A soldier takes everything the Japanese can throw at him without batting an eye, but is hurt when a medal is pinned on him.
Keywords:
grenade; Japanese; medal; Pacific; tanks; World War II

The Crash Kid Crashes Through (Table of Contents)

The Crash Kid / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Randall (credited)
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Crash Kid [Rusty Adams]; Pook
Synopsis:
The Crash Kid breaks up a phony investment scheme aimed at old people.
Keywords:
investments

Indexer Notes

Text story with two illustrations.

The Mystery of the Modern Midas (Table of Contents)

The Crime Crusader / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Crime Crusader [Jonathan Jones]; Kewpie O'Toole; Hal Peters; Diane Winters
Synopsis:
Two men send Jonathan Jones and Kewpie out west to collect their earnings in a gold mine from Hal Peters . They collect the money easily, but after they accept a case to find a missing mine inspector; Peters suddenly is anxious for them to leave town.
Keywords:
dream; gold mine; railroad

Birthstone Ring Given Away (Table of Contents)

Gold Crown Spot Remover / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Top third of inside back cover. Ad for selling Gold Crown Spot Remover and Cleaner. Gold Crown Products, Jefferson, Iowa.

New True-Love and Friendship Ring (Table of Contents)

Empire Diamond Co. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Middle third of inside back cover. Ad for sterling silver ring and matching earrings. $1.95 each from Empire Diamond Co., Jefferson, Iowa.

New Enlargement 3¢ Stamp (Table of Contents)

Dean Studios / advertisement / 0.34 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Bottom third of inside back cover. Ad for introductory offer of a 5 x 7 enlargement of a photo or negative for sending the mail-in coupon and a 3¢ stamp. Dean Studios, Des Moines, Iowa.

Here's the Kind of Man I Build! (Table of Contents)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Charles Atlas (photo); J. G. O'Brien (photo)

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for Charles Atlas "dynamic tension" bodybuilding course. Free book from Charles Atlas, Dept 1633, 115 East 23rd Street, New York 10, N.Y.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Crash Kid
  2. 1. ["Ummm! Sniff! Ah!"]
    Hobo-Ken
  3. 2. The Case of the Color-Blind Confessions
    The Crash Kid
  4. 3. ["There's a fight at 14th and Clinker Streets!"]
    Officer O'Heck
  5. 4. Jonathan Gets His Man
    Crime Crusader
  6. 5. ["Clear the road for laffy-daffy thrills, folks..."]
    Hardy of Hillsdale High
  7. 6. ["Disguised as a mild-mannered dope..."]
    Mussel-Man
  8. 7. ["Long ago -- when Europe was divided into scores of warring kingdoms..."]
    Thunderbrand
  9. 8. ["I eats those things, Bud!"]
    Hank the Hero
  10. 9. The Crash Kid Crashes Through
    The Crash Kid
  11. 10. The Mystery of the Modern Midas
    The Crime Crusader
  12. 11. Birthstone Ring Given Away
    Gold Crown Spot Remover
  13. 12. New True-Love and Friendship Ring
    Empire Diamond Co.
  14. 13. New Enlargement 3¢ Stamp
    Dean Studios
  15. 14. Here's the Kind of Man I Build!
    Charles Atlas
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  • Gary L. Watson
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