(July 1940)

Brookwood, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Brookwood Publishing Company, Inc.
Editing:
Maurice Rosenfield
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shock Gibson / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Powell ?
Inks:
Bob Powell ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Price Goes Up After This Sale (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.
Ad for the "Little Man" printing press from the Peck Brothers company from Mt. Carmel, Connecticut.

["At Yarvard College Works Dr Bronson, Famous Scientist..."] (Table of Contents)

Shock Gibson / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Maurice Rosenfield; Bill Scott [as Maurice Scott]
Pencils:
Norman Fallon ?
Inks:
Norman Fallon ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Comrade Ratski (Villain); Ratski's thug; Shock Gibson; Doctor Bronson; Professor Capcheck; RInceton College scientists; paperboy; earthquake victims; looters; State Police; Monster Beetle; bus passengers; Monster Spider; Monster Cockroach; mountain lion
Synopsis:
Comrade Ratski captures several noted scientists and forces them to create devices to cause mayhem in an effort to conquer America.

Join the Shock Gibson Volunteers (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? (promo copy)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad to join the Shock Gibson Volunteers fan club.

["Down in Paraguay, The Three Aces Knock About...Job-Hunting...."] (Table of Contents)

Crash, Cork and the Baron, The Three Aces / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Klaus Nordling [as Fred North]
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling
Inks:
Klaus Nordling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
The Flibbet sisters [Gail; other two unnamed] (Intro); Ni Lats (Villain, Intro, Death); The Three Aces [Cork; Crash; The Baron]; Guatos Indians of Paraguay
Synopsis:
The Flibbet sisters hire the Three Aces to transport them to northern Paraguay so they can study the Guantos Indians. When they arrive it is discovered that Ni Lats had hypnotized the locals and, eventually, Gail Flibbet, to be under his command. While dodging to advances of the Flibbet's, The Three Aces along with the sisters defeat Ni Lats and free those under his control.

["Sam, I'm Tired of These 'Playboy' Roles..."] (Table of Contents)

Ted Parrish, The Man With 1,000 Faces / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Powell
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy ?
Inks:
Arthur Peddy ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Sam (Ted's producer); Ted Parrish; waterfront dive thugs
Synopsis:
Ted arranges a fake kidnapping of his producer Sam to scare him into giving him more character roles. Ted soon finds himself having to rescue Sam as those he hired decided to make it a real kidnapping job. After his rescue, Sam puts Ted into a movie role he wanted that resulted in him winning the Academy Award for the role.

Boxcar Battle (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Rex Rollins
Pencils:
? (two illustrations)
Inks:
? (two illustrations)
Colors:
? (two illustrations)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ralph Morgan; Duke; Lefty; One-Eye
Synopsis:
Ralph takes a boxcar to New York to find a job when he ends up in a fight with Duke, Lefty, and One-Eye who attempt to rob him of his money.

["The Government Has to Transport this Secret Ray-Gun to Station X..."] (Table of Contents)

Biff Bannon of the U.S. Marines / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Briefer [as Rem Brant]
Pencils:
Dick Briefer
Inks:
Dick Briefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; military
Characters:
Biff Bannon; Marine Corps officers; two spies
Synopsis:
Biff is placed in charge of protecting a special shipment to Station X of the secret ray-gun. Biff has to fight off two spies onboard the train to protect the weapon.

["In an Effort to Reach Safe Harbor in an American Port..."] (Table of Contents)

Lieutenant Jim Cannon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ted C. Mariner]
Pencils:
Chuck Winter ?
Inks:
Chuck Winter ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Lieutenant Jim Cannon; Ship's Captain; Walter Engels; Female G-1 Secret Agent; a cabbie
Synopsis:
After Cannon saved the ship Majestic from a U-Boat, he soon finds himself entangled in a spy ring still trying to sink the ship while in port.

["With Fiendish Cunning, Landor, Brilliant Mad Scientist, Uses the Mind..."] (Table of Contents)

Landor, Maker of Monsters / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Gregory Torey]
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
John Powers (Intro); Landor; Jack Torrence; Marcia (Jack's fiancee); Kung-Fu-Tse; desk sergeant
Synopsis:
Landor captures and brainwashes famed criminologist John Powers to help frame Torrence. Marcia and Kung-Fu-Tse work to rescue Powers and clear Jack's name.

Demon Sleuths (Table of Contents)

Nick and Dick / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Hamilton ?
Pencils:
Ed Hamilton
Inks:
Ed Hamilton
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Nick and Dick (Intro); Riley the cop; two robbers; cops
Synopsis:
Nick and Dick track down bank robbers to try to win the $250 reward for their capture. After Nick is captured by the robbers, Dick tracks down Riley the cop to rescue him. Following a trail of jelly beans left by Nick, Dick, Riley, and other policemen track down the criminal's hiding place and rescue Nick.

Indexer Notes

This is Ed Hamilton, the American Comics Group letterer, not the DC writer.

["Mars is Sent to Open a New Air Route..."] (Table of Contents)

Mars Mason of the Interplanetary Mail Service / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Munson Paddock [as Glenn Ross]
Pencils:
Munson Paddock
Inks:
Munson Paddock
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mars Mason; original inhabitants of Uranus; Earth-Men from the out-post; Mercurians
Synopsis:
On his way to set up mail service between the Earth and Uranus, Mars found himself involved in rescuing Earth-Men from an outpost on Uranus from local creatures. Mars helps those men in their plans to redirect solar energy to warm up the planet for colonization only to find himself having to fight off creatures from Mercury who want to have the plan to themselves.

["Treasure and Treachery Go Hand in Hand as Spike Churns the Seas..."] (Table of Contents)

Spike Marlin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Carl Larson]
Pencils:
Witmer Williams?
Inks:
Witmer Williams?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spike Marlin; bar patrons; Dan O'Brien; kidnappers; diving ship's Captain and crew
Synopsis:
Spike has to save noted diver and treasure hunter, Dan O'Brien, from kidnappers, and octopus, and treasure thieves.

Indexer Notes

credited to Carl Larson, but not George Tuska

Rush Coupon for Mammoth Catalog (Table of Contents)

advertisement / pages (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (vignettes)
Inks:
? (vignettes)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.
Ad for Johnson Smith & Co. of Detroit, Michigan's catalog of novelty items.

Fifty Famous Fingers (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Dionne Quintuplets [Cecile; Annette; Marie; Tyonne; Emelie]

Indexer Notes

Back cover.
Ad for Remington Noiseless Typewriters from the Remington Rand Inc. of Buffalo, New York, using the Dionne Quintuplets from Quebec, Canada.