(September - October 1946)

O. W. Comics Corp., 1946 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
O. W. Comics Corp.
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Mad Hatter vs. Humpty Dumpty; Mad Hatter Visits the Golden City of Crime (Table of Contents)

The Mad Hatter / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mort Leav (signed)
Inks:
Mort Leav (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Mad Hatter [Grant Richmond]
Reprints:
  • in Alter Ego (TwoMorrows, 1999 series) Vol. 3 #6 (Autumn, 2000) [in black and white]

Indexer Notes

In an article by Bill Woolfolk that appeared in in Alter Ego #6, it reprints the color proof to this cover [in black and white], stating first it was drawn by John Giunta [who drew the feature at the same time Mort Leav did], and then a take-off on this cover by done in 1996, stating that both were done by Mort Leav.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Animal Fables / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Burton Geller ?
Inks:
Burton Geller ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Freddy Firefly; Hector the Inspector; Willie Weasel; Korky Kangaroo
Synopsis:
Promotional, illustrated ad for EC Comics Animal Fables #1 (July-August 1946), with the cover.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Art credits added by Craig Delich 2012-12-2.

The Golden City! (Table of Contents)

Mad Hatter / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk (signed)
Pencils:
Mort Leav (signed)
Inks:
Mort Leav (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Mad Hatter [Grant Richmond]; Fernand De Leon (flashback, explorer, death); Fuddy (lawyer); Bustle (lawyer); De Leon (descendant of Fernand); Spade Delvane (villain, jewel thief)
Synopsis:
In 1528, Spanish exporer Fernand De Leon had discovered the fabled City of Gold, built by the Atzecs who had fled from Cortez twenty years before. Now, in 1946, young Grant Richmond suspects that noted jewel thief Spade Delvane is escaping town by air with $50,000 in gold, and when the Mad Hatter follows him, they both wind up in the City of Gold.
Keywords:
City of Gold

["Master criminal is the man known as Frank Faro!"] (Table of Contents)

The Mad Hatter / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils:
John Giunta
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Mad Hatter [Grant Richmond]; Barbara Blake (reporter); un-named doctor (death); Fuddy (lawyer); Bustle (lawyer); Judge John Hastings (death); Denimore (juror, death); Harley (juror, death); Terese Dagon (juror); The Gargoyle [aka Frank Faro] (villain)
Synopsis:
The Hatter finally tracks down wanted crininal Frank Faro, who was soon executed in the electric chair. Soon after, a doctor claims the body, takes it to his lab, and removes the brain, placing it in the skull of a gorilla. When the gorilla comes to, he kills the doctor and disguises himself as a human, calling himself the Gargoyle, and vows revenge on the judge, jury and Mad Hatter.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur and Hames Ware, verified by Bill Black. The cover to this story is actually found on the cover of The Mad Hatter #1 (January-February 1946).

["Watcha doin' Tardy?"] (Table of Contents)

Hasty and Tardy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Hasty (a rabbit); Tardy (a bear)
Synopsis:
Tardy is putting in a vegetable garden, and the next day, while checking on his carrots, Tardy discovers them all gone. He sets a trap to catch the thief and discovers that Hasty is responsible.

Murder Rides the Trail (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Tommy Mason (horse raiser); Johnny Knight (foreman); Jake Hatton
Synopsis:
Tommy and Jake's fathers had been unable to make a go of raising horses in the desolate environment they resided in, and now it was a battle between the two to see who would raise horses all these years later.

["What am I looking for?"] (Table of Contents)

Fuddy and Bustle / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils:
John Giunta
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Elmer Fuddy (lawyer); Bustle (lawyer); Sweet Tooth Samuels (villain)
Synopsis:
Elmer, on the lookout for Sweet Tooth Samuels, receives a call from a woman to be on the look out for her husband who lives at 22 Lenox Avenue. As it turns out, the woman is Elmer's wife, who wanted her husband to be home on time for dinner.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur and Hames Ware.

Crime Consultant! (Table of Contents)

The Mad Hatter / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk (signed)
Pencils:
Mort Leav (signed)
Inks:
Mort Leav (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Mad Hatter (last appearance); Humpty Dumpty (villain); Freddy Gaunt (villain); Sparrow Saunders (villain)
Synopsis:
The Hatter spots Humpty Dumpty and his men making a fur heist on the waterfront.....later, the villain decides to "go straight" in business selling advice for a price......to criminals! The Mad Hatter is concerned when his lawyer bosses decide to defend one of the felons.

Amuse and Amaze Friends with the Library of Fun (Table of Contents)

Fun Industries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?; some typeset

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. Illustrated advertisement from Fun Industries in New York City in regards to the Library of Fun, which contains 20 books and more than 500 pages of ideas covering sports, games, tricks, stunts, and puzzles, all for $1 postpaid.

Be a Movie Producer! (Table of Contents)

Projector Sales Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover. Illustrated advertisement from Projector Sales Company in New York City, telling readers that they, too, can be a big movie producer with the Techicolor Comic Scope, for sale at $1.98. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-12-2.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Mad Hatter vs. Humpty Dumpty; Mad Hatter Visits the Golden City of Crime
    The Mad Hatter
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Animal Fables
  3. 2. The Golden City!
    Mad Hatter
  4. 3. ["Master criminal is the man known as Frank Faro!"]
    The Mad Hatter
  5. 4. ["Watcha doin' Tardy?"]
    Hasty and Tardy
  6. 5. Murder Rides the Trail
  7. 6. ["What am I looking for?"]
    Fuddy and Bustle
  8. 7. Crime Consultant!
    The Mad Hatter
  9. 8. Amuse and Amaze Friends with the Library of Fun
    Fun Industries
  10. 9. Be a Movie Producer!
    Projector Sales Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Merlin Haas
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig