(May 1940)

Novelty Press, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
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)

White Streak / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Claire Moe
Inks:
Claire Moe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
White Streak

More Free Prizes for Target Readers (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[The Gas Mask Disaster] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Carl Burgos
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Carl Burgos

Genre:
sports; superhero
Characters:
White Streak; Reynolds (villain, introduction)

[""Chick" Farrell, T-Man, runs headlong into trouble..."] [The Counterfeit Lottery Ring] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ben Thompson (signed)
Pencils:
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks:
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ben Thompson based on signature found on story by Ken Quattro and posted to Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (24 August 2016).
The original writer and letters tentatively was given to E.W. Webster (Ethel Felder Webster). Original pencil and inks credit given to Joe Simon.

Bomb-Sight Boomerang (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; Captain James (villain, introduction)

[The Dam Breaks] (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

Indexer Notes

This story continues in the next issue.

["The Televisor Eye doesn't pick him up!"] [The Reformation of Pretty Boy: Part 3] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Warren [Jack A Warren]
Pencils:
Jack Warren [Jack A Warren]; E.W. Webster [Ethel Felder Webster] ?
Inks:
Jack Warren [Jack A Warren]; E.W. Webster [Ethel Felder Webster] ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Warren [Jack A Warren]

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Skipper; The Captain; Big Boss [Big Shot] (villain); Drusella (villain); Pretty Boy (guest star); Butch (villain)

Indexer Notes

Ken Quattro posted to Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (24 August 2016), that he sees both Warren and Webster's work in this story.

Submarine Surprise (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Andrew Allen
Pencils:
Sam Gilman (illustration, signed)
Inks:
Sam Gilman (illustration, signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; war

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits reported by Ken Quattro and posted to Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (24 August 2016).

[The Garment District Diamond Smugglers] (Table of Contents)

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

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

The Music Monster (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Feature Films / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama

["Hello-What's this?"] [The Beautiful Baby Contest] (Table of Contents)

Hi-Grass Twins / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moe; Joe

[The Track Meet] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lochlan Field
Inks:
Lochlan Field
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who in 20th Century American Comics Books.

["Hullo! What's this? Bill!"] [The Coming of Cameron] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bill Target; Quing (a cook); Steve Casey (mention only); Dawn; Bob (Sheriff); Ted Cameron (villain, introduction); Blackbeard Hurston (villain, introduction, death); Tony (villain)
Synopsis:
Bill has a run-in with a dude named Ted Cameron, who has accompanied Dawn to see what a round-up camp looks like. In actuality, Cameron is interested in securing some mining papers, claims and deeds.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Bill Everett to ? by Craig Delich 2013-10-10. The Who's Who does not indicate who the writer was for this feature and also indicates that Everett only drew this strip.

Boy! Look at this Bargains! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["The new companion magazine to Target Comics will go on sale April 10"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    White Streak
  2. 1. More Free Prizes for Target Readers
  3. 2. [The Gas Mask Disaster]
    White Streak
  4. 3. [""Chick" Farrell, T-Man, runs headlong into trouble..."] [The Counterfeit Lottery Ring]
    T-Men
  5. 4. Bomb-Sight Boomerang
    Lucky Byrd
  6. 5. [The Dam Breaks]
    Little Puppet Man
  7. 6. ["The Televisor Eye doesn't pick him up!"] [The Reformation of Pretty Boy: Part 3]
    Calling 2-R
  8. 7. Submarine Surprise
  9. 8. [The Garment District Diamond Smugglers]
    City Editor
  10. 9. The Music Monster
    Fantastic Feature Films
  11. 10. ["Hello-What's this?"] [The Beautiful Baby Contest]
    Hi-Grass Twins
  12. 11. [The Track Meet]
    Rip Rory
  13. 12. ["Hullo! What's this? Bill!"] [The Coming of Cameron]
    Bull's-Eye Bill
  14. 13. Boy! Look at this Bargains!
  15. 14. ["The new companion magazine to Target Comics will go on sale April 10"]
    Blue Bolt
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Peter Croome
  • Gary L. Watson