(September 1940)

Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Tem Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Vo. 1 — No. 4 September 1940
CRASH COMICS is published monthly by Tem Publishing Co., Inc. Office of publication, Meriden, Conn. Editorial Offices, 381 Fourth Avenue, New York, N. Y. Application for entry as second-calss matter at the Post Office at Meriden, Conn. under the Act of March 3, 1879, pending. Price 10 cents per copy. Subscription rates, 12 issues for $1.20 in the United States and its possessions. Copyright 1940 by Tem Publishing Co. Inc. Printed in the U. S. A.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Strongman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bert Whitman
Inks
Bert Whitman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Strongman [Percy Van Norton]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Strongman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Scott ?
Pencils
Bert Whitman ?
Inks
Bert Whitman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look! Out there! A Boat!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Strongman [Percy Van Norton]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Buck Burke / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Storm ?
Inks
George Storm ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stalking a herd of giant elephants
Characters
Buck Burke
Reprints

Indexer Notes

credit suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Cat-Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Cat-Man [David Merryweather] (introduction, origin); William Merrywether (introduction, scientist, David's father, death); David's un-named mother (introduction, death); David's un-named sister (introduction, death); Stella Richards (actress); un-named prison warden; Bull Jackson (villain)
Synopsis
Rescued by a tigress after the death of his family in the jungle, David Merryweather returns to civilization, and, while listening to a radio crime drama, he hears the radio station being invaded by gangsters, and the star, Stella Richards, being kidnapped. Tracking down the kidnappers, Cat-Man is captured but is later able to rescue the girl a second time and put the criminals behind bars.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from Bill Black.

The Cat-Man loses the first of his nine lives in this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Secret Agent Z-2 / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irwin Hasen ?
Inks
Irwin Hasen ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Z-2! This is Professor Holley...
Characters
Secret Agent Z-2
Reprints

Indexer Notes

credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who

Carnival Trouble (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Loring
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Flying Trio / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Storm ?
Inks
George Storm ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They have been a scourge to the invaders...
Characters
Flying Trio (Ray; Low; Mac)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Jane Drake / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley ?
Inks
Dan Gormley ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I tell you Sheldon, we just have to crack that ring of auto thieves
Genre
adventure
Characters
Jane Drake
Reprints

Indexer Notes

credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Solar Legion / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The day has come when science has penetrated the mysteries of the universe...
Characters
Solar Legion
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Jack Kirby removed from pencils and inks (per Greg Theakston)

[Boravia vs. Poladen] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley ?
Inks
Dan Gormley ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Streak [Don-Vin]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Alec / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudolph Johnson ? [as R Johnson]
Inks
Rudolph Johnson ? [as R Johnson]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Alec is still captive of Yang's super submarine
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Alec

Indexer Notes

credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Shangra / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Nam Chung Po
Pencils
Pagsilang Isip
Inks
Pagsilang Isip
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We've got to carry on! He must get back to civilization!
Characters
Shangra
Reprints
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Strongman
  2. 1. ["Look! Out there! A Boat!"]
    Strongman
  3. 2. ["Stalking a herd of giant elephants"]
    Buck Burke
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Cat-Man
  5. 4. ["Z-2! This is Professor Holley..."]
    Secret Agent Z-2
  6. 5. Carnival Trouble
  7. 6. ["They have been a scourge to the invaders..."]
    Flying Trio
  8. 7. ["I tell you Sheldon, we just have to crack that ring of auto thieves"]
    Jane Drake
  9. 8. ["The day has come when science has penetrated the mysteries of the universe..."]
    Solar Legion
  10. 9. [Boravia vs. Poladen]
    Blue Streak
  11. 10. ["Alec is still captive of Yang's super submarine"]
    Alec
  12. 11. ["We've got to carry on! He must get back to civilization!"]
    Shangra
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Jeremy Patterson
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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