(July 1945)

Chesler / Dynamic, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Flying Cadet Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
World's Greatest Comics / Harry "A" Chesler Jr.
Editing:
Dana E. Dutch ?; Will Harr ?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The statement of ownership in this issue lists Dana E. Dutch, while statements from a few months later list Will Harr. It is not clear when the transition occurred. Chesler himself is not listed as an editor.

Index updated with correct story order, text sequences, fillers and statement of ownership from a scan at http://www.goldenagecomics.co.uk/

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?

Genre:
crime

Indexer Notes

The knuckled hands and faces are good signs of Moreira, so most probably him. Compare style with the Rocketman story.

The Haunted Highway (Table of Contents)

Rocketman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira ?
Inks:
Ruben Moreira ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Rocketman [Cal Martin]; Rocketgirl [Doris Dalton]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint info from Darci, January 2008, based on scans of the issues involved.

["Cheating the electric chair is a tough task"] (Table of Contents)

Master Key / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gattuso
Inks:
Paul Gattuso
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Master Key [Ray Cardell]; Marcia

Indexer Notes

Gattuso is credited on Master Key by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and his unique style with long legs really stepping out, and faces with large open mouth and eyes, and high arched eyebrows are not to be mistaken.

["Outta mah way small fry!"] (Table of Contents)

Happy Landing / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Beck
Inks:
Otto Eppers ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Private Landing; Major Laff

Indexer Notes

Both Beck and Eppers are credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Style is identical to Beck's "Prehistoric Pete" stories in Red Seal Comics. The only Eppers art samples are some QSL radio cards.

["A fugitive from justice, Jim Collins doges the law..."] (Table of Contents)

Gay Desperado / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Gay Desperado [Jim Collins]; Patsy; Dave Dwyer; The Sheriff; Jose Alvarez; White Mask (villain; death); El Tigre (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Tuska is credited on Gay Desperado by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["Prison Mail"] (Table of Contents)

Stamp-O-Grams / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Illustrated stamp-related facts. Text is lettered, not typeset.

["Has he asked the 64 dollar question yet?"] (Table of Contents)

Knock-Out Drops / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Four single-panel cartoons and one three-panel strip, all unrelated. Only Beck is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["Who you all gonna fight next, Mistah Punch?"] (Table of Contents)

Punch and Cutey / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Beck
Inks:
Otto Eppers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Punch O'Malley; Cutey O'Malley; Jackson; Gunboat Green

Indexer Notes

Both Otto Eppers and Beck are credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Only Beck is credited on "Prehistoric Pete" in Seal Comics, and the art here is similar.

Murder in Act II (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["The desperation of hunted men"] (Table of Contents)

Manhunters--Guardians of the Law / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Pitcher By Force (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Double Trouble (Table of Contents)

Johnny on the Spot / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Johnny Jenkins; Birchie; Gloria; Roger

Indexer Notes

Plastino is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the art compares well with his art sample on Who's Who.

["Bill, as Willie's Dad you've got to take him in hand."] (Table of Contents)

Li'l Willie / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • From Star Comics (1937 series) #1.

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. required by the Acts of Congress of August 24th, 1912 and March 3, 1933 (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Harry "A" Chesler [as Harry A. Chesler]; Joseph Bell (notary public)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Dane E. Dutch; Harry "A" Chesler (business manager); Harry "A" Chesler, Jr. (owner); Arthur B. Chesler (owner); Betty Chesler (owner); Flying Cadet Publishing Co., Inc. (publisher; owner)

Indexer Notes

Both Harry "A" Cheslers have their initials printed as A. instead of "A"

Address for Flying Cadet Publishing Co., Inc. given as 163 West 23rd Street, N. Y. C.
Address for Harry "A" Chesler and Dana E. Dutch given as 163 West 23rd Street, N. Y. C.
Address for Betty Chesler given just as Succasunna, N. J.
Harry "A" Chesler, Jr. and Arthur B. Chesler listed as on leave with U. S. Army (no address)
Dated February 10th, 1945.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
  2. 1. The Haunted Highway
    Rocketman
  3. 2. ["Cheating the electric chair is a tough task"]
    Master Key
  4. 3. ["Outta mah way small fry!"]
    Happy Landing
  5. 4. ["A fugitive from justice, Jim Collins doges the law..."]
    Gay Desperado
  6. 5. ["Prison Mail"]
    Stamp-O-Grams
  7. 6. ["Has he asked the 64 dollar question yet?"]
    Knock-Out Drops
  8. 7. ["Who you all gonna fight next, Mistah Punch?"]
    Punch and Cutey
  9. 8. Murder in Act II
  10. 9. ["The desperation of hunted men"]
    Manhunters--Guardians of the Law
  11. 10. Pitcher By Force
  12. 11. Double Trouble
    Johnny on the Spot
  13. 12. ["Bill, as Willie's Dad you've got to take him in hand."]
    Li'l Willie
  14. 13. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. required by the Acts of Congress of August 24th, 1912 and March 3, 1933
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