(October 1946)

Columbia, 1942 Series
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Volume:
7
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly except June and December
On-sale date:
1946-08-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Columbia Comic Corporation
Editing:
Thomas DeAngelo (Managing Editor); Mart Bailey (Art Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["Wotta Man!"] (Table of Contents)

Joe Palooka; Brass Knuckles; Sparky Watts / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Joe Palooka; Sparky Watts; Brass Knuckles; Slaphappy

["I'm a witnuss."] (Table of Contents)

Joe Palooka / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ham Fisher
Pencils:
Ham Fisher
Inks:
Ham Fisher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Joe Palooka; Judge Pattison; Gene Tunney; Col. Abe Green; Jack Dempsey; Billy Conn; Jim Braddock; Gen. Phelan; Col. Kilpatrick; Mike Jacobs; Bill Brown; Col. Harvey Miller; Knobby Walsh; Jess Willard; Miss Wenda Brader; Ann
Synopsis:
Four unrelated stories: Joe Palooka testifies in a court case. Palooka attends a Boxing Commission dinner. Palooka is introduced to a Hollywood actress. Ann thinks that Joe and Knobby are speaking a foreign language while conversing with their boxing associates.
Reprints:
  • Four Sunday newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Possible Al Capp ghost pencils/inks on these pages, depending on the year originally published.

["Boy-o-boy! Am I sick (burp)"] (Table of Contents)

Sparky Watts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom DeAngelo
Inks:
Tom DeAngelo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Sparky Watts; Slaphappy; Doc Static
Synopsis:
Slaphappy is ill and the Doc believes a road trip is in order to cure him.

["Fawn Carroll, in her haste to stowaway..."] (Table of Contents)

Skyman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ogden Whitney ?; Gardner Fox ?
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks:
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Skyman [Allan Turner]; Fawn Carroll; Pete Turner [Uncle Pete]; Alec Benson; Joan Baxter
Synopsis:
Skyman pilots his rocket to the moon while unknowingly carrying two stowaways.
Keywords:
moon landing

Indexer Notes

Storyline continues from the previous issue and continues in the next issue. On page three, first panel, a newspaper has a feature story about managing editor Thomas DeAngelo.

["Rather than have Esther leave her husband..."] (Table of Contents)

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
J. P. McEvoy
Pencils:
John H. Striebel
Inks:
John H. Striebel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Dixie Dugan; Esther; Fred; Fred's mother; Jackie
Synopsis:
Dixie tries to help Esther save her marriage by getting her interfering mother-in-law out of the house.
Reprints:
  • newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next issue.

["And then Dooperman sets off the 1000 lb. atom bomb..."] (Table of Contents)

Brass Knuckles / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Mart Bailey
Pencils:
Mart Bailey [as Marty] (signed)
Inks:
Mart Bailey [as Marty] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Brass Knuckles; the Moon Men
Synopsis:
After Brass reads a comic book to his niece and nephew, he then dreams that he is Dooperman.
Keywords:
atomic bomb

Indexer Notes

A satire of Superman and his super powers.

Squire Kingsman's Front Tooth (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mart Bailey
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
historical; romance; sports
Characters:
Squire Kingsman; Jamie Cuthbert; Paddy Doyle; Peter Brewer; Paul Revere; Esmeralda; Squire Holliday; Miss Dorothy
Synopsis:
A two-part story set in colonial America in 1775. Kingsman and Cuthbert engage in a boxing match at a local tavern. At some time later Cuthbert also desires the hand of Miss Dorothy, who is being courted by Kingsman.
Keywords:
boxing; dentist; fencing

["G-g-gorsh, Kandy."] (Table of Contents)

Cranberry Boggs / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Dean
Pencils:
Don Dean (signed)
Inks:
Don Dean (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cranberry Boggs; Kandy; Woodchuck Willie
Synopsis:
Woodchuck shows off his tan at the beach.
Reprints:
  • Newspaper strip from the McNaught Syndicate that began in 1945. (per toonopedia.com)

["Good day, young man"] (Table of Contents)

Cranberry Boggs / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Dean
Pencils:
Don Dean (signed)
Inks:
Don Dean (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cranberry Boggs; Mr. Brenner
Synopsis:
Boggs is hired to takes a man out fishing.
Reprints:
  • Newspaper strip from the McNaught Syndicate that began in 1945. (per toonopedia.com)
Keywords:
Bluefin tuna

["Bo has been captured..."] (Table of Contents)

Bo / comic story / 4.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
animal
Characters:
Bo; Junior Green; Squinty; taxicab driver; Mr. Miller; Junior's mother; Junior's father
Synopsis:
Bo chases a cat into a haunted house where he captured by an old codger.
Reprints:
  • newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Bottom quarter of page 5 has classified ads.

["While Lee has gone off to help Craig..."] (Table of Contents)

Charlie Chan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alfred Andriola
Inks:
Alfred Andriola
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Charlie Chan; Kirk; Merry Lee; Dr. Hartzell; Lee Chan; Craig; Joe; Dr. Kari
Synopsis:
Chan investigates a plot to kidnap Dr. Hartzell.
Reprints:
  • newspaper strips [dates unknown]

["Woman at front door to see you, master--"] (Table of Contents)

Hollywood Husband / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jefferson Machamer
Pencils:
Jefferson Machamer [as Jeff Machamer] (signed)
Inks:
Jefferson Machamer [as Jeff Machamer] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jefferson Machamer ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hollywood Husband; Bamboo; unnamed woman from next door
Synopsis:
A new neighbor wants to know what she has to buy for working around the lawn.
Reprints:
  • Newspaper strip from 1940.

["Think'll take Laurie Ann an' go for a ride"] (Table of Contents)

Hollywood Husband / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jefferson Machamer
Pencils:
Jefferson Machamer [as Jeff Machamer] (signed)
Inks:
Jefferson Machamer [as Jeff Machamer] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jefferson Machamer ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hollywood Husband; Laurie Ann
Synopsis:
Everything that they see reminds Laurie Ann of something from the movies.
Reprints:
  • Newspaper strip from 1940.

["Hello, Willyum..."] (Table of Contents)

Tony Trent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mart Bailey
Pencils:
Mart Bailey (signed)
Inks:
Mart Bailey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tony Trent; Willyum; Hellcat; Babs; Alice
Synopsis:
Babs has broken off her engagement with Tony and leaves Tokyo en route to Manila.

Indexer Notes

Continuing storyline.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Wotta Man!"]
    Joe Palooka; Brass Knuckles; Sparky Watts
  2. 1. ["I'm a witnuss."]
    Joe Palooka
  3. 2. ["Boy-o-boy! Am I sick (burp)"]
    Sparky Watts
  4. 3. ["Fawn Carroll, in her haste to stowaway..."]
    Skyman
  5. 4. ["Rather than have Esther leave her husband..."]
    Dixie Dugan
  6. 5. ["And then Dooperman sets off the 1000 lb. atom bomb..."]
    Brass Knuckles
  7. 6. Squire Kingsman's Front Tooth
  8. 7. ["G-g-gorsh, Kandy."]
    Cranberry Boggs
  9. 8. ["Good day, young man"]
    Cranberry Boggs
  10. 9. ["Bo has been captured..."]
    Bo
  11. 10. ["While Lee has gone off to help Craig..."]
    Charlie Chan
  12. 11. ["Woman at front door to see you, master--"]
    Hollywood Husband
  13. 12. ["Think'll take Laurie Ann an' go for a ride"]
    Hollywood Husband
  14. 13. ["Hello, Willyum..."]
    Tony Trent
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