(December 1939)

Brookwood, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Brookwood Publishing Company, Inc.
Editing:
Maurice Rosenfield
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shock Gibson / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Fallon ?
Inks:
Norman Fallon ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

["In a European capital a scene of parting takes place... 'No, JIm, I'm sorry. I can't marry you.' "] (Table of Contents)

Shock Gibson / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Maurice Rosenfield; Bill Scott [as Maurice Scott]
Pencils:
Norman Fallon ?
Inks:
Norman Fallon ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Charles Gibson [Shock]; Jim Worth (Intro)
Synopsis:
Shock joins the Foreign Legion to track down Jim Worth, son of a prominent American businessman who joined to forget girl who jilted him.

Shock Gibson Volunteers (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
editors
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Send in the coupon and join the club

["Our three friends are stranded at an inland village in South Africa..."] (Table of Contents)

Crash, Cork, and the Baron / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Klaus Nordling [as Fred North]
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling
Inks:
Klaus Nordling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

["At a Hollywood party... 'Nice party, isn't it Ted?' 'Yes, but look, our hostess seems excited!' "] (Table of Contents)

Ted Parrish / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Powell
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

An Escape From Headhunters (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

["Well, well -- the Navy's come to give me a headache my last hours on this island!"] (Table of Contents)

Biff Bannon of the U.S. Marines / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Briefer [as Remington Brant]
Pencils:
Dick Briefer
Inks:
Dick Briefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Biff Bannon

["In a blazing car ferry, a human rat is trapped!"] (Table of Contents)

Smoke Carter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Munson Paddock [as Joe E. Martin]
Pencils:
Munson Paddock
Inks:
Munson Paddock
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

["Locked in his vast laboratory, Landor, brilliant mad scientist, plots the destruction..."] (Table of Contents)

Landor, Maker of Monsters / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Gregory Torey]
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Landor (villain); Anthony Torrence (hero); Marcia (his beautiful fiancée)

Indexer Notes

rip-off of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA unmasking scene

["Tex foils a band of desperate cattle thieves."] (Table of Contents)

Texas Tyler / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
William Allison [as Harry Walters]
Pencils:
William Allison
Inks:
William Allison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

Air Speed (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
"Ace" Shaw (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Facts about planes

["Modern pirates still roam the North Atlantic, and though they no longer fly..."] (Table of Contents)

Spike Marlin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Carl Larson]
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Every Month in Speed Comics (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside-back cover house ad for Speed, showing all the main characters

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shock Gibson
  2. 1. ["In a European capital a scene of parting takes place... 'No, JIm, I'm sorry. I can't marry you.' "]
    Shock Gibson
  3. 2. Shock Gibson Volunteers
  4. 3. ["Our three friends are stranded at an inland village in South Africa..."]
    Crash, Cork, and the Baron
  5. 4. ["At a Hollywood party... 'Nice party, isn't it Ted?' 'Yes, but look, our hostess seems excited!' "]
    Ted Parrish
  6. 5. An Escape From Headhunters
  7. 6. ["Well, well -- the Navy's come to give me a headache my last hours on this island!"]
    Biff Bannon of the U.S. Marines
  8. 7. ["In a blazing car ferry, a human rat is trapped!"]
    Smoke Carter
  9. 8. ["Locked in his vast laboratory, Landor, brilliant mad scientist, plots the destruction..."]
    Landor, Maker of Monsters
  10. 9. ["Tex foils a band of desperate cattle thieves."]
    Texas Tyler
  11. 10. Air Speed
  12. 11. ["Modern pirates still roam the North Atlantic, and though they no longer fly..."]
    Spike Marlin
  13. 12. Every Month in Speed Comics
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