(December 1945)

Four Star Publications, 1944 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Four Star Publications
Brand:
A Four-Star Publication
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Cobra / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
L. B. Cole (signed)
Inks:
L. B. Cole (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Black Cobra [Jim Hornsby]

Indexer Notes

Black Cobra on cover, not in interior

The Sky Pirates (Table of Contents)

Captain Flight / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Stearns] (signed)
Pencils:
Alex Blum ? [as Frank Stearns] (signed)
Inks:
Alex Blum ? [as Frank Stearns] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
Captain Flight; Gwen Donalds (intelligence agent); Sky Pirates
Synopsis:
Captain Flight's newest assignment is to wipe out a swarm of Japanese sky pirates somewhere on a jungle island.

Indexer Notes

"last appearance, except for next issue's story behind the cover".
Faces have some similarity to the Blum credited Shark Brody story in Fight Comics #38.
Frank Stearns is merely a by-line used on the feature and is not a real person.

["From the dying embers of the Nazi blood crusade..."] (Table of Contents)

Secret Agent 2B-3 / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Anders (signed)
Inks:
Al Anders
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Spy; War
Characters:
Agent 2B-3; Admiral Sir James Dunwoodie; Captain Raleigh; Commander Mason (Nazi agent) Hawkins; von Hoff (Nazi)
Synopsis:
Agent 2B-3 is assigned to stop a plot to blow up the Suez Canal.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

["Rocket ships bearing representatives of all the world's nations..."] (Table of Contents)

Red Rocket / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Superhero; Science Fiction
Characters:
Red Rocket [Rod Page]
Synopsis:
Nazania is preparing to invade its neighbour, Slovokia.

"If I had six potatoes for five people, how could I divide them?" (Table of Contents)

Professor McScrewy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Zaan, who won fame in America, as a heavyweight boxer..."] (Table of Contents)

Zaan of the Jungle / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Jungle
Characters:
Zaan; his father; managers; Murphy (boxer)
Synopsis:
Crooked boxing managers make tempting offers to get Zaan back in the ring.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

last appearance

["Miss Pokerface- take a letter!"] (Table of Contents)

Dash Dillies / cartoon / pages (report information)

Script:
M. Gerrin (signed)
Pencils:
M. Gerrin (signed)
Inks:
M. Gerrin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Special Delivery Death Warrant (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Somers
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Captain in the Earth's interplanetary traffic system..."] (Table of Contents)

Rock Raymond / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Science Fiction
Characters:
Rock Raymond; Queen Merca; King Murda; Arco (lobsterman); Deko (lobsterman)
Synopsis:
Queen Merca has been kidnapped by strange creatures and Rock Raymond sets out to find her.

Indexer Notes

last appearance
Many of the faces and some movement point to Kiefer as a very probable penciler.

["Mystery in the government service..."] (Table of Contents)

Deep-Sea Dawson / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Spy
Characters:
Deep Sea Dawson (agent); Battler (trained seal); Toni Scarbo (villain)
Synopsis:
Trusted government agents disappear suddenly, no one knows where.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Homicide Hits the Headlines (Table of Contents)

Ace Reynolds / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Crime
Characters:
Ace Reynolds (reporter); Lefty McGovern; Willie the Ox; Hilda
Synopsis:
Ace is after a man first on the F.B.I wanted list, Willie the Ox

Indexer Notes

last appearance
Faces with broad jawbones must be Ricca.

["In a bungalow in Kabul, Captain Dash is interrupted..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Frank Stearns] (byline)
Pencils:
Alex Blum ? [as Frank Stearns] (byline)
Inks:
Alex Blum ? [as Frank Stearns] (byline)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Adventure
Characters:
Captain Dash [Captain Flight]; Lord Jordan; Crown Prince Bara
Synopsis:
Crown Prince Bara has disappeared in India, and the government requests help from Captain Dash to find him.

Indexer Notes

This is a re-lettered Captain Flight story. The last page is not re-lettered and refers to the character as Captain Flight.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Cobra
  2. 1. The Sky Pirates
    Captain Flight
  3. 2. ["From the dying embers of the Nazi blood crusade..."]
    Secret Agent 2B-3
  4. 3. ["Rocket ships bearing representatives of all the world's nations..."]
    Red Rocket
  5. 4. "If I had six potatoes for five people, how could I divide them?"
    Professor McScrewy
  6. 5. ["Zaan, who won fame in America, as a heavyweight boxer..."]
    Zaan of the Jungle
  7. 6. ["Miss Pokerface- take a letter!"]
    Dash Dillies
  8. 7. Special Delivery Death Warrant
  9. 8. ["Captain in the Earth's interplanetary traffic system..."]
    Rock Raymond
  10. 9. ["Mystery in the government service..."]
    Deep-Sea Dawson
  11. 10. Homicide Hits the Headlines
    Ace Reynolds
  12. 11. ["In a bungalow in Kabul, Captain Dash is interrupted..."]
    Captain Dash
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
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