(October 1946)

Hillman, 1943 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Hillman Periodicals, Inc.
Brand:
A Hillman Publication
Editing:
Ed Cronin [as Edward Cronin]
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

The Amazing Gun Master (Table of Contents)

Gun Master / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Kida
Inks:
Fred Kida
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Gun Master

The Birth of the Gun! (Table of Contents)

Gun Master / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Gun Master [Dumas Poe] (origin); Kattak Po (original Gun Master, flashback, death); un-named brother of Kattak Po (flashback); Kattak Po's son (flashback, death); Kattak Po's grandson (flashback); Captain Kane (of homicide); Velvet [as V. Silver] (villain, gun shop owner); Lefty Finger (villain); Duke Dillon (villain)
Synopsis:
The original Gun Master, named Kattak Po, has his invention of gunpowder and iron tube which can fire a projectile (early example of a gun) is stolen from him, and the charge is made to his descendants to track down the criminal if they can, but, most importantly, commit their lives to stopping the use of this weapon. Now, the last able-bodied descendant of Kattak Po, Dumas Poe, carries on that tradition.
Keywords:
Black Paper (Circle of Elders constitution); Circle of Elders (descendants of Kattak Po); Kattak (silk scarf); Tibet; V. Silver Gun Shop

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich, based on the Whos' Who.

Early parts of the story are told in flashback.

The Man Who Lost His Face (Table of Contents)

Micro-Face / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Belfi (credited)
Inks:
John Belfi (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["Hercules was pretty strong..."] (Table of Contents)

Stupid Manny / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony diPreta (signed)
Inks:
Tony diPreta (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Trap (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Wanted for Murder (Table of Contents)

Nightmare and Sleepy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nightmare [Bob Whiyte] (a wrestler); Sleepy [Terry Wake] (White's teenage manager); Rooney (detective, White's pal); un-named Chief of Police; Chuck Harris (world champion wrestler); Sweeney (champion swimmer, death); Roy Nelson (champion boxer); Riles (boxer, mention only); Toro (a tiger); Skeik (a shark); Fargo (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Nightmare and Sleepy investigate the disappearance of ten athletes that disappear in the span of one week, and discover a man who pits the athletes in do or die battles so that others can bet on the event.
Reprints:
  • in Mystery Men Comics (AC, 1999 series) #92 (2014) (in black and white)
Keywords:
Daily Press; Todd Stadium

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit revised from Carmine Infantino to ? by Craig Delich. The Who's Who doesn't seem to indicate that Infantino worked on this feature (calling up Infantino himself as well as Nightmare)

Nero (Table of Contents)

Pass to the Present / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles W. Winter (signed)
Inks:
Charles W. Winter (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Story of Caleb Scott (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Amazing Gun Master
    Gun Master
  2. 1. The Birth of the Gun!
    Gun Master
  3. 2. The Man Who Lost His Face
    Micro-Face
  4. 3. ["Hercules was pretty strong..."]
    Stupid Manny
  5. 4. The Trap
  6. 5. Wanted for Murder
    Nightmare and Sleepy
  7. 6. Nero
    Pass to the Present
  8. 7. The Story of Caleb Scott
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin