(August 1947)

Novelty Press, 1940 Series
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Volume:
8
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1947-06-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
The Premium Group of Comics
Brand:
Premium / PG
Editing:
Robert D. Wheeler
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from cover marking on issue from Bill Devine collection.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gary Stark / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Don Rico (Signed)
Inks:
Don Rico
Colors:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Gary Stark; Zalo (his assistant); Arnold Komar

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Target Hits and Misses / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Appears on inside front cover. Letters of comment from Thomas Dunn, Paul Lazzaro, Mrs. S.J. Sires, Mr. Benowit, Ronald Gatti and Marion Conners.

["Kit Carter and Dan Merry go to the mountains for a brief fishing holiday, but..."] (Table of Contents)

The Cadet featuring Kit Carter / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nina Albright (signed)
Inks:
Nina Albright
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Kit Carter; Dan Merry; Game Warden; Judge Crotchet; Ty (butcher); Hank Bletch
Synopsis:
Kit and Dan are arrested for game poaching and must find the real culprit.

["Gary's intentions of going to Prof. Sykes's school are good..."] (Table of Contents)

Gary Stark / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Gary Stark; Lady Jade; Zalo; Professor Sykes; Arnold Komar (Gary's old enemy)

Indexer Notes

Story line continued from the previous issue and continues in the next issue.

Money Isn't Everything (Table of Contents)

Heathcliff the Hobo / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Helfant
Pencils:
Art Helfant
Inks:
Art Helfant
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Heathcliff; Mr. Van Rocks; James (chauffer)

A Diamond In the Rough (Table of Contents)

Dan'l Flannel / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gus Schrotter
Inks:
Gus Schrotter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dan'l Flannel; Uncle Dud; T.T. Jones; unnamed golfer
Keywords:
golf

No More Jinx (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
C. J. Reeves
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Text story with masthead illustration.

["I swallowed a needle when I was a baby"] (Table of Contents)

Targetoons / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Milt Hammer
Pencils:
Milt Hammer (Signed)
Inks:
Milt Hammer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Hammer

Genre:
humor; children

Indexer Notes

Appears above a half page ad for Kellogg's Krumbles cereal.

["Bull's-Eye Bill, the hard-riding, straight-shooting cowboy, hits the trail once again..."] (Table of Contents)

Bull's-Eye Bill / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Inks:
Bernie Krigstein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bull's-Eye Bill; Tim McDool; Jackie
Synopsis:
Bull's-Eye Bill is recruited to catch a menacing mountain lion, but has to fend off an egotistical hunter first.

[A Junior Cross-word Puzzle] (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
A. W. Nugent
Pencils:
A. W. Nugent (signed)
Inks:
A. W. Nugent
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
junior cross-word puzzle and a rebus

Indexer Notes

Appears below an advertisement for the 1946 book "Lucky to be a Yankee", the Joe DiMaggio story.

Most American Photograph Contest (Table of Contents)

Candid Charlie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Sale [as Bob. Q. Siege] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Sale [as Bob. Q. Siege] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Candid Charlie; Merk; Flash Wilson
Synopsis:
Charlie enters a photo contest and runs up against a crafty pro in Flash Wilson.

The Mummy Wakes (Table of Contents)

The Target and the Targeteers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Battefield
Inks:
Ken Battefield
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Targeteers: Tom, Dick, Niles; Tina; Squint (villain)
Synopsis:
The Targeteers are recruited to catch a thief who has been stealing jewels from the pyramids.
Keywords:
Egypt

["I'm going to be a ghost writer when I grow up!!"] (Table of Contents)

Targetoons / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Milt Hammer
Pencils:
Milt Hammer (Signed)
Inks:
Milt Hammer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

One page of eight gag cartoons plus one panel with a house promo ad for Frisky Fables and a mail order ad for 24 San Marino stamps.

["Well, if it isn't little Boitram.."] (Table of Contents)

Boitram the Boiglar / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Art Helfant
Pencils:
Art Helfant (signed)
Inks:
Art Helfant
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Boitram; unnamed woman
Synopsis:
Boitram discusses his latest whereabouts.

["G'wan- how can your pop be a shipbuilder"] (Table of Contents)

Targetoons / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Milt Hammer
Pencils:
Milt Hammer (Signed)
Inks:
Milt Hammer
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

Indexer Notes

Four cartoons on inside back cover and in black and white.

Their Maine Chance (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Fisk Bike Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gary Stark
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Target Hits and Misses
  3. 2. ["Kit Carter and Dan Merry go to the mountains for a brief fishing holiday, but..."]
    The Cadet featuring Kit Carter
  4. 3. ["Gary's intentions of going to Prof. Sykes's school are good..."]
    Gary Stark
  5. 4. Money Isn't Everything
    Heathcliff the Hobo
  6. 5. A Diamond In the Rough
    Dan'l Flannel
  7. 6. No More Jinx
  8. 7. ["I swallowed a needle when I was a baby"]
    Targetoons
  9. 8. ["Bull's-Eye Bill, the hard-riding, straight-shooting cowboy, hits the trail once again..."]
    Bull's-Eye Bill
  10. 9. [A Junior Cross-word Puzzle]
  11. 10. Most American Photograph Contest
    Candid Charlie
  12. 11. The Mummy Wakes
    The Target and the Targeteers
  13. 12. ["I'm going to be a ghost writer when I grow up!!"]
    Targetoons
  14. 13. ["Well, if it isn't little Boitram.."]
    Boitram the Boiglar
  15. 14. ["G'wan- how can your pop be a shipbuilder"]
    Targetoons
  16. 15. Their Maine Chance
    Fisk Bike Tires
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