(Winter 1945)

 
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Special Action Comics, Inc.
Editing:
?

[Thrill Packed Action stories] (Table of Contents)

Duke of Darkness; Beau Brummel; King O'Leary / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Giunta; Gerald Altman; ?
Inks:
John Giunta; Gerald Altman; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; detective-mystery; superhero
Characters:
Duke of Darkness; Beau Brummel; King O'Leary

Murder in the Numbers Racket!! (Table of Contents)

King O'Leary / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gerald Altman
Inks:
Gerald Alman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
King O'Leary (a crime-fighting reporter)

Indexer Notes

First line: "Many a ruthless killer and cunning racketeer..."

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Anybody's Guess / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

A "Believe It or Not" type of page.

["When horrible dreams come to life..."] (Table of Contents)

Duke of Darkness / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Giunta [as Jay Gee] (signed)
Inks:
John Giunta [as Jay Gee] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Duke of Darkness; P. G. Banks; Slumber (villain)
Synopsis:
The Duke must battle Mr. Slumber, who has come back from the dead to give nightmares to a man who is, in life, mean and ruthless.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Looks like this story could have inspired Steve Ditko on Doctor Strange and the villain Nightmare. Reprint info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 10-25-08.

The World's Greatest Store (Table of Contents)

Beau Brummel / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Beau Brummel

["When someone makes wild statements - and they come true...watch out!"] (Table of Contents)

The Menace / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Ferstadt
Inks:
Lou Ferstadt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
The Menace

["Epod, lone survivor of lost Atlantis, is having a little trouble coping..."] (Table of Contents)

The Magnificent Epod / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Autust Froelich?; Charles Voight?
Inks:
Autust Froelich?; Charles Voight?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Epod

["I hate to spend my last twenty cents..."] (Table of Contents)

Whippet Wilkins / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Pross?
Pencils:
Al Pross [as Pross] (signed)
Inks:
Al Pross [as Pross] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Whippet Wilkens

Indexer Notes

Al Pross signs his name with a line that goes from the final s, which makes his name appear to be Prossy in this comic.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Thrill Packed Action stories]
    Duke of Darkness; Beau Brummel; King O'Leary
  2. 1. Murder in the Numbers Racket!!
    King O'Leary
  3. 2. [untitled]
    Anybody's Guess
  4. 3. ["When horrible dreams come to life..."]
    Duke of Darkness
  5. 4. The World's Greatest Store
    Beau Brummel
  6. 5. ["When someone makes wild statements - and they come true...watch out!"]
    The Menace
  7. 6. ["Epod, lone survivor of lost Atlantis, is having a little trouble coping..."]
    The Magnificent Epod
  8. 7. ["I hate to spend my last twenty cents..."]
    Whippet Wilkins
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig