(November 1948)

Novelty Press, 1940 Series
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Volume:
9
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
The Premium Group of Comics
Editing:
Robert D. Wheeler (Editor and General Manager); Katharine Urban (Story Editor); Mel Cummins (Art Director)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dick Cole / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
L. B. Cole (signed)
Inks:
L. B. Cole (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

["The Cyclones are a tough semi-pro outfit..."] (Table of Contents)

Dick Cole / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
James Wilcox
Inks:
L. B. Cole ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; sports
Characters:
Dick Cole (Farr Military Academy cadet); Coach Bradly; John Caster (crook); Mr. Deeling (Farr grad); Dooley (Cyclones player); Thugs
Synopsis:
Caster has bet heavily on the Cyclones winning a football game against Farr Academy. Dick suspects Caster of dirty-dealing when he discovers Caster taking copious notes at a Farr football practice. Dick is held prisoner so he cannot alert Farr authorities, but he escapes to lead Farr to victory in the last minutes of the game.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested Jack Hearne for pencils and inks.

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. sees possible involvement of Cole on inks here.
There might be a Wilcox signature on the blackboard in the splash.

Easy Cartooning (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Tips for drawing cartoons

["Do you own your house?"] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Tonight's talk up at the school..."] (Table of Contents)

Edison Bell / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Edison Bell; Jerry (Edison's pal); Professor Dorset (atomic energy expert); Professor Finchley; Constable Frost; Pilot
Synopsis:
Edison and Jerry attend Dorset's atomic energy lecture. Later, they find Dorset tied up in a storeroom, and Finchley fleeing with Dorset's uranium sample. Constable Frost frees Dorset and the boys from the locked storeroom, and they all head to the airport, certain this is Finchley's destination. Finchley is about to take off in an open plane, and hauls Edison aboard. Aloft, the pilot puts the plane into a snap roll, and Finchley is tossed to his death, having neglected to fasten his seat belt.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested Henry Kiefer for pencils and inks.

Gourd Craft Camping Utensils (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lazarus (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lazarus (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
"Here's how to make..."

Build This Simple Microscope (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Lazarus (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lazarus (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["It says here that without taxes..."] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
4 one-panel cartoon jokes

["Better load up your light-box, Snap..."] (Table of Contents)

Blue Bolt / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Blue Bolt; Snap Doodle (photographer); Fred Blake (crooked rancher); Thugs; Sheriff
Synopsis:
Bolt and Doodle fly to Texas to interview Blake about his sensational oil discovery, but the boys find Blake has illegally piped refined oil onto his property to make the land appear more valuable. Blake dynamites the pipe line to destroy the evidence of his crime, but, in doing so, releases crude oil and the land becomes very valuable. Doodle's photo of the pipe line is enough evidence to land Blake a long prison term.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

["Grover! It's two A.M."] (Table of Contents)

Grover and Bonnie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Callahan?
Pencils:
Jack Callahan (signed)
Inks:
Jack Callahan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Grover; Bonnie (Grover's wife); Mr. Popp; Mr. Grenitch (Grover's boss)
Synopsis:
Grover hopes his wristwatch invention will be a success, but it proves a failure.

["Come on, defend yourself."] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
4 one-panel cartoon jokes

Bouncin' Betsy (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["The Ice Age didn't touch that swamp..."] (Table of Contents)

Rick Richards / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Hearne
Inks:
Jack Hearne
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rick Richards; Professor Black; Several Dinosaurs; Journal Editors
Synopsis:
Rick uses his millions to underwrite Black's trek into the Amazonian Swamp. Black believes he can prove dinosaurs still exist. Rick's plane lands in a remote area. The two men are chased by a Stegosaurus to a cave in a cliff. The two discover a cache of prehistoric golden artifacts. Black wants to keep the treasures, but Rick insists they be sent to a museum. Black pushes Rick from the cliff. Rick survives the fall, but is chased by a Tyrannosaurus. He regains his plane, but Black is carried off by a Pterodactylus. Unable to help Black, Rick takes off for home.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Cole
  2. 1. ["The Cyclones are a tough semi-pro outfit..."]
    Dick Cole
  3. 2. Easy Cartooning
  4. 3. ["Do you own your house?"]
  5. 4. ["Tonight's talk up at the school..."]
    Edison Bell
  6. 5. Gourd Craft Camping Utensils
  7. 6. Build This Simple Microscope
  8. 7. ["It says here that without taxes..."]
  9. 8. ["Better load up your light-box, Snap..."]
    Blue Bolt
  10. 9. ["Grover! It's two A.M."]
    Grover and Bonnie
  11. 10. ["Come on, defend yourself."]
  12. 11. Bouncin' Betsy
  13. 12. ["The Ice Age didn't touch that swamp..."]
    Rick Richards
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  • Jim Van Dore
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