(February 1940)

Novelty Press, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Novelty Press, Inc.
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bull's-Eye Bill / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Everett [as Blake] (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett [as Blake] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bull's-Eye Bill [Bill Target]; Dee Parsons
Reprints:

[On the Trail of Travis Trent] (Table of Contents)

Bull's-Eye Bill / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett [as Everett Blake] (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Everett [as Everett Blake] (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett [as Everett Blake] (signed)
Colors:
Bill Everett [as Everett Blake] (signed)
Letters:
Bill Everett [as Everett Blake] (signed)

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
"Bull's-Eye" Bill [Bill Target] (introduction); Quing (introduction, a cook); Dee Parsons (introduction); Steve Casey (introduction); un-named Sheriff; Travis Trent (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Bull's-Eye Bill protects his friend Steve from the Sheriff's posse after Steve uses a gun to settle a land dispute with his neighbor. This puts Bill in hot water with the law, but all is soon forgiven when cattle rustler Travis Trent strikes, and the Sheriff needs Bill's help to bring him in. Dee suffers an unrequited love for Bill, who has no time for women.

Indexer Notes

Also signed again as "Blake" on the final page.

[The Coming of Manowar] (Table of Contents)

White Streak / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Carl Burgos (signed)

Characters:
The White Streak [Manowar] (Intro; Origin); Simms (Intro); Ramon (Intro); Don Ruizen (Intro; Death; Villain)
Synopsis:
Archeologists Simms and Ramon explore an erupting South American volcano. They discover, emerging from the devastation, the robot Manowar, who tells that he is the last servant of an ancient civilization. He was sent by his masters to bring the war mongers of the world to justice. He gets his first mission in the surrounding countryside, where Dictator Don Ruizen wages war for the benefit of corrupt oil companies.

Sabotage (Table of Contents)

Lucky Byrd / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Campbell?
Pencils:
Harry Campbell
Inks:
Harry Campbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Campbell?

Characters:
Lucky Byrd (Intro); Rocky Stone (Villain; Intro; Death)

[The Fifty-Year-Old Infants] (Table of Contents)

Hi-Grass Twins / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
Jack Cole
Letters:
Jack Cole

Characters:
Hi-Grass Twins [Moe; Joe] (Intro)

The Case of the Black Widow Spider (Table of Contents)

T-Men / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
E. F. Webster
Pencils:
Joe Simon
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
E. F. Webster

Characters:
T-Man Turner (Origin; Intro); Dr. Black (Villain; Intro)

[The Clip-Ear Case] (Table of Contents)

City Editor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harold Potter
Inks:
Harold Potter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The City Editor (Intro); Pinky (Intro); Katie (Intro); Phil Manners (Intro); Joyce Bellamy (Intro)

Bullseye Bill Gets His Moniker (Table of Contents)

Bull's-Eye Bill / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gray Browne (credited)
Pencils:
Bill Everett (Illustration) [as Blake] (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (Illustration) [as Blake] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bull's-Eye Bill [Bill Target] (origin); Jess Barnard (general store owner); Steve Casey; un-named Sheriff
Synopsis:
Bill is mystified by a stranger coming out of the general store who is packing a gun, but also is said to be heading out to the Veedor mining claim to have a shootout. To make matters worse, Bill's friend, Steve Casey, has not been seen at his mining claim in a week.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text with 1/2 page spot illustration. The Archive edition reprints only the first page.

[The Turkey Whistle] (Table of Contents)

Little Puppet Man / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
John Spina?
Pencils:
John Spina
Inks:
John Spina
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Spina?

Characters:
The Puppet Man (Intro); Jerry (Intro); Jane (Intro); Jerry's Mother (Intro)

[The Redemption of Speck] (Table of Contents)

Calling 2R / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Alonzo Warren
Pencils:
Alonzo Warren [as Alonzo Vincent] (signed)
Inks:
Alonzo Warren [as Alonzo Vincent] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Alonzo Warren [as Alonzo Vincent] (signed)

Characters:
The Captain (Intro); The Skipper (Intro); V-Y (Intro); Speck (Intro); Other inhabitants of Boyville (Intro)
Synopsis:
A scientist known only as The Captain runs a foundation called Boyville, whose mission is to train young men to be Rangers. With the assistance of the Skipper and Ranger V-Y, they take an errant trainee, Speck, into the field for some much-needed discipline. The training mission runs into unexpected complications when V-Y and Speck are captured by spies.

Indexer Notes

2R refers to the home base from which the Captain and the Skipper monitor the progress of their trainees.

[Rip Rory's Initiation] (Table of Contents)

Rip Rory / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Rip Rory (Intro); Bart (Villain; Intro); Anne Stuart (Intro)
Synopsis:
Rip Rory is a freshman at State College, entering with a reputation as a star basketball player from high school. Upperclassman Bart decides to show up the freshman by taking him to the gym and making a fool of him on the basketball court. The plan backfires, as Rip's turns the tables on Bart. Bart's girlfriend Anne sees Bart's cruelty, and introduces herself to Rip.

[Introducing the Sapps] (Table of Contents)

Sapp Family / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Elmer Sapp (Intro); Ima Sapp (Intro); Junior Sapp (Intro)

The Maskless Axeman (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Feature Films / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bull's-Eye Bill
  2. 1. [On the Trail of Travis Trent]
    Bull's-Eye Bill
  3. 2. [The Coming of Manowar]
    White Streak
  4. 3. Sabotage
    Lucky Byrd
  5. 4. [The Fifty-Year-Old Infants]
    Hi-Grass Twins
  6. 5. The Case of the Black Widow Spider
    T-Men
  7. 6. [The Clip-Ear Case]
    City Editor
  8. 7. Bullseye Bill Gets His Moniker
    Bull's-Eye Bill
  9. 8. [The Turkey Whistle]
    Little Puppet Man
  10. 9. [The Redemption of Speck]
    Calling 2R
  11. 10. [Rip Rory's Initiation]
    Rip Rory
  12. 11. [Introducing the Sapps]
    Sapp Family
  13. 12. The Maskless Axeman
    Fantastic Feature Films
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