(1944)

Fox, 1944 Series
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Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
196
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Wm H. Wise & Co., Inc.
Brand:
Great Comic Library; World's Best Comics
Editing:
Victor Fox ?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Giant-Size; 7" x 9 3/4" (1946 issue)
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound

Issue Notes

"Great Comic Library" appears on the back cover along with "World's Best Comics".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lou Ferstadt (figures surrounding comic book)
Inks:
Louis Ferstadt
Colors:
?

Contents (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

The Murder In Masquerade (Table of Contents)

Bouncer / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher ? [as Lew Howe]
Pencils:
Lou Ferstadt
Inks:
Lou Ferstadt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bouncer; Anteas Jr.
Reprints:

Modern Hercules (Table of Contents)

Bouncer / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher ? [as Lew Howe]
Pencils:
Louis Ferstadt
Inks:
Lou Ferstadt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bouncer; Anteas; Hercules
Reprints:

Selura (Table of Contents)

Rocket Kelly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher [as Ted Small]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Wise One (Table of Contents)

Rocket Kelly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher [as Ted Small]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

The Man Who Made Dreams Come True (Table of Contents)

Puppeteer / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Ferstadt
Inks:
Lou Ferstadt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credited as "by Alec Hope." Bails' Who's Who suggests this is a pen name for artist Alvin Hollingsworth.

One Round Hogan Vs Battling Bradford (Table of Contents)

One Round Hogan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Logan (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Tim Hogan; Blimp; Spigot Barnett; Dad Hogan
Reprints:
Keywords:
boxing

Indexer Notes

Title from contents page.

Light Heavyweight Champion of the World (Table of Contents)

One Round Hogan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jo Logan (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Tim Hogan; Spigot Barnett; Dad Logan; Blimp
Reprints:
Keywords:
boxing

Indexer Notes

"Jo" Logan byline this time, previous story spelled it "Joe" Logan. Contents page lists "Jo Logan" for all 3 One Round Hogan stories.

Elephants at Large (Table of Contents)

One Round Hogan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jo Logan (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Reprints:
Keywords:
boxing

Indexer Notes

Title from contents page. "Jo Logan" credit from Contents page.

Nylon Murders (Table of Contents)

Joan Mason Reporter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Allen (credited)
Pencils:
George Appel
Inks:
George Appel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Joan Mason
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Joan Mason is a reporter for the "Daily Planet" but presumably this is not the same newspaper that employs Clark Kent.

Firebug (Table of Contents)

Joan Mason Reporter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Allen (credited)
Pencils:
George Appel
Inks:
George Appel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

Murder At The Opera (Table of Contents)

Joan Mason Reporter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Allen (credited)
Pencils:
George Appel
Inks:
George Appel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Joan Mason
Reprints:

["Yes, ma'am..we have our own methods"] (Table of Contents)

This 'N That / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Walt Egan (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Five one-panel gag cartoons. "Walt Egan" credit comes from contents page.

["One by one eleven members of a quiet suburb have been slain in cold blood"] (Table of Contents)

Minit Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Canby (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"Tom Canby" credit comes from Contents page. Spelled "Minute Mystery" on Contents page, but "Minit Mystery" on the comic itself.

["You'd better go home and get some sleep Mr. Joy!"] (Table of Contents)

Joy Family / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sam (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cuthbert Joy
Reprints:

["Greatest Baby On Earth! Cuthbert Joy..Father"] (Table of Contents)

Joy Family / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sam (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cuthbert Hoy; Roweena
Reprints:

["Tale of the counterfeit coins plug our own silly sleuth"] (Table of Contents)

Dick Transom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Hap Harris (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; crime
Characters:
Dick Transom
Reprints:

["Big crime wave in city! Police fail (newspaper headline)"] (Table of Contents)

Dick Transom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Hap Harris (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; crime
Characters:
Dick Transom
Reprints:

His Doubtful Double (Table of Contents)

Green Mask / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Fiske (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Green; Green Mask
Reprints:

["The O'Brine Twins brough themselves a whizzbang..."] (Table of Contents)

O'Brine Twins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Page (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Waterman O'Brine; Wetmore O'Brine; Time Immemorial Man
Reprints:

["Our time immerorial machine got us a real knight form King Arthur's Court!"] (Table of Contents)

O'Brine Twins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Page (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Wetmore O'Brine; Waterman O'Brine
Reprints:

["And when I found out her father owns a chain of groceries, I knew I was in love!"] (Table of Contents)

Gussie The Gob / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Abner Moore [as Ab Moore]
Inks:
Abner Moore [as Ab Moore]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gussie; Paul
Reprints:

["This town is full of beautiful girls sure wish I could get rid of this detail"] (Table of Contents)

Gussie The Gob / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Abner Moore [as Ab Moore]
Inks:
Abner Moore [as Ab Moore]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gussie; Paul; Vicki
Reprints:

["So tonight's the liar's contest. The one telling the biggest lie wins"] (Table of Contents)

Mike The M.P. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tod Kay (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mike
Reprints:

["My duty is over for to-day-I hop somethin' interesting turns up!"] (Table of Contents)

Mike The M.P. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tod Kay (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mike
Reprints:

["In this story, Pussy Katnip, toast of all who come to her night club, sings three numbers..."] (Table of Contents)

Pussy Katnip / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Short (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Pussy Katnip
Reprints:

The Unfortunate Fortune Teller (Table of Contents)

Pussy Katnip / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Short (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints:

Bottled Misery (Table of Contents)

Snooky / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Toby (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Snooky; Honeybear
Reprints:

["That old witch is in for a big surprise in just a minute"] (Table of Contents)

Snooky / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Toby (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Snooky; Honeybear
Reprints:

["This happens every Monday since those Air WAC's moved in"] (Table of Contents)

Sky High / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

5 one-panel cartoons.

Cleans Up (Table of Contents)

Gwendolyn / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bert Bain (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gwendolyn
Reprints:

["Barnes, several our our cargo planes carrying Federal gold have been lost over the ocean!"] (Table of Contents)

Minit Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Canby (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"Tom Canby" credit comes from Contents page. Spelled "Minute Mystery" on Contents page, but "Minit Mystery" on the comic itself.

["There's a mortgage onit but it's liquidated when the sun shines again!"] (Table of Contents)

This 'N That / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Walt Egan (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

5 one-panel joke cartoons. "Walt Egan" credit comes from contents page.

["Put 'er right in there, Robbie, ol boy..an' watch me put 'er right over the fence!"] (Table of Contents)

Karrots / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Cy King (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Karrots; Goopy; Robbie Robot
Reprints:

["Let's have a smile, Snard"] (Table of Contents)

Crime at No. 9 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Cy King (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints:

["Ooh! This is a mess! Snif snif snif!"] (Table of Contents)

Sweet Sue / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Pat King (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Reprints:

["Beautiful day isn't it?"] (Table of Contents)

Sis & Jr. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Mac Miller (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"Mac Miller" credit from the Contents page.

["Ow! What's the matter, dear?"] (Table of Contents)

Sis & Jr. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Mac Miller (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"Mac Miller" credit from the Contents page.

["Illuso, master of magic and arch foe of crime, was taught the mysteries of illusion by a high llama of Tibet!"] (Table of Contents)

Illuso / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
King (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Illuso, Master of Magic
Reprints:

The Marauder Comet (Table of Contents)

Rick Evans / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Ford (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rick Evans; Stringbean; Astra; Igno, Master of Flame (villain)
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. The Murder In Masquerade
    Bouncer
  4. 3. Modern Hercules
    Bouncer
  5. 4. Selura
    Rocket Kelly
  6. 5. Wise One
    Rocket Kelly
  7. 6. The Man Who Made Dreams Come True
    Puppeteer
  8. 7. One Round Hogan Vs Battling Bradford
    One Round Hogan
  9. 8. Light Heavyweight Champion of the World
    One Round Hogan
  10. 9. Elephants at Large
    One Round Hogan
  11. 10. Nylon Murders
    Joan Mason Reporter
  12. 11. Firebug
    Joan Mason Reporter
  13. 12. Murder At The Opera
    Joan Mason Reporter
  14. 13. ["Yes, ma'am..we have our own methods"]
    This 'N That
  15. 14. ["One by one eleven members of a quiet suburb have been slain in cold blood"]
    Minit Mystery
  16. 15. ["You'd better go home and get some sleep Mr. Joy!"]
    Joy Family
  17. 16. ["Greatest Baby On Earth! Cuthbert Joy..Father"]
    Joy Family
  18. 17. ["Tale of the counterfeit coins plug our own silly sleuth"]
    Dick Transom
  19. 18. ["Big crime wave in city! Police fail (newspaper headline)"]
    Dick Transom
  20. 19. His Doubtful Double
    Green Mask
  21. 20. ["The O'Brine Twins brough themselves a whizzbang..."]
    O'Brine Twins
  22. 21. ["Our time immerorial machine got us a real knight form King Arthur's Court!"]
    O'Brine Twins
  23. 22. ["And when I found out her father owns a chain of groceries, I knew I was in love!"]
    Gussie The Gob
  24. 23. ["This town is full of beautiful girls sure wish I could get rid of this detail"]
    Gussie The Gob
  25. 24. ["So tonight's the liar's contest. The one telling the biggest lie wins"]
    Mike The M.P.
  26. 25. ["My duty is over for to-day-I hop somethin' interesting turns up!"]
    Mike The M.P.
  27. 26. ["In this story, Pussy Katnip, toast of all who come to her night club, sings three numbers..."]
    Pussy Katnip
  28. 27. The Unfortunate Fortune Teller
    Pussy Katnip
  29. 28. Bottled Misery
    Snooky
  30. 29. ["That old witch is in for a big surprise in just a minute"]
    Snooky
  31. 30. ["This happens every Monday since those Air WAC's moved in"]
    Sky High
  32. 31. Cleans Up
    Gwendolyn
  33. 32. ["Barnes, several our our cargo planes carrying Federal gold have been lost over the ocean!"]
    Minit Mystery
  34. 33. ["There's a mortgage onit but it's liquidated when the sun shines again!"]
    This 'N That
  35. 34. ["Put 'er right in there, Robbie, ol boy..an' watch me put 'er right over the fence!"]
    Karrots
  36. 35. ["Let's have a smile, Snard"]
    Crime at No. 9
  37. 36. ["Ooh! This is a mess! Snif snif snif!"]
    Sweet Sue
  38. 37. ["Beautiful day isn't it?"]
    Sis & Jr.
  39. 38. ["Ow! What's the matter, dear?"]
    Sis & Jr.
  40. 39. ["Illuso, master of magic and arch foe of crime, was taught the mysteries of illusion by a high llama of Tibet!"]
    Illuso
  41. 40. The Marauder Comet
    Rick Evans
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Andrews
  • David Wilt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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