(October 1940)

Western, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1940-09-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Whitman Publishing Co. Inc.
Editing
Oskar Lebeck

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bob and Bill; Ellery Queen; The Owl; Red Ryder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely (Ellery Queen); Fred Harman (Red Ryder); Bob Bugg (Bob and Bill); Frank Thomas (The Owl)
Inks
Bill Ely (Ellery Queen); Fred Harman (Red Ryder); Bob Bugg (Bob and Bill); Frank Thomas (The Owl)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; western-frontier; detective-mystery; superhero

Indexer Notes

cover is made up from panels from stories inside

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

Herky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clyde Lewis
Pencils
Clyde Lewis
Inks
Clyde Lewis
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't say nothin, Hoikey
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Herky; Noodles Nelson; Herky's mother
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (Newspaper Enterprise Association) 1938-11-20

Indexer Notes

inside front cover printed in red and black

[Crash at Satan's Elbow] (Table of Contents: 2)

Ellery Queen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Synopsis
copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

[Inside the Hollow Earth: Part 3] (Table of Contents: 3)

Bob and Bill / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bugg (signed as Robert Bugg)
Inks
Bob Bugg (signed as Robert Bugg)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

[The Menace of Dr. Thor: Part ?] (Table of Contents: 4)

Don Winslow / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank V. Martinek (credited as F. V. Martinek)
Pencils
Leon A. Beroth (signed as L. A. Beroth)
Inks
Leon A. Beroth (signed as L. A. Beroth)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war; military
Characters
Don Winslow; Red Pennington; Dr. Thor (villain); the Dutchess (villain)
Reprints
  • from Don Winslow of the Navy (Bell Syndicate) ? - ?

Indexer Notes

copyright 1938 by the Bell Syndicate

[The South Pole Voyage: Part 1] (Table of Contents: 5)

Penguin Pete and His Pal Pudgie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Win Smith
Pencils
Win Smith (signed)
Inks
Win Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Pete and Pudgie
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Penguin Pete; Pudgie

Indexer Notes

This is the final appearance of "Penguin Pete and His Pal Pudgie" feature in Crackajack Funnies. The feature appears next in Super Comics (Western, 1938 Series) #65 (October 1943).

Copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

[Gabby in Hollywood: Part 1] (Table of Contents: 6)

Gabby Scoops / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
William Treadwell (signed as Bill Treadwell)
Pencils
Bill Connor
Inks
Bill Connor
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor

Indexer Notes

copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

[The Skeleton's Key] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Crusoes / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Micale
Inks
Al Micale
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

[Battle with the Tank Squadron] (Table of Contents: 8)

Stratosphere Jim and His Flying Fortress / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al McWilliams
Pencils
Al McWilliams (signed as A. McWilliams)
Inks
Al McWilliams (signed as A. McWilliams)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
The Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

[Yaqui Joe the Bandit: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 9)

Red Ryder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Harman
Pencils
Fred Harman (signed)
Inks
Fred Harman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Yaqui Joe (villain)
Reprints
  • from Red Ryder daily (Newspaper Enterprise Association) 1939-08-12? - 1939-08-28

Indexer Notes

These strips are copyright 1939 by NEA Services, Inc.

[Reunion with Carol] (Table of Contents: 10)

Wash Tubbs / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane
Pencils
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (Newspaper Enterprise Association) ? - ?

Indexer Notes

copyright 1938 by NEA Service, Inc.

[The Murder of Whitney Morgan] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Owl / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Thomas
Pencils
Frank Thomas (signed)
Inks
Frank Thomas (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Owl [Nick Terry]; Belle Wayne; Whitney Morgan (introduction, death); Shutter O'Neil (introduction, death)
Synopsis
Belle learns the Owl's secret identity.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender. According to Michael Barrier in his book "Funnybooks: The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comics" Frank Thomas was the writer. Previous indexer credited Leonard Steinman.

[Tarzan and the Tourney of Nimmr: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 12)

Tarzan / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Hal Bittner (signed as HB) (illustrations)
Inks
Hal Bittner (signed as HB) (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Tarzan

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Herky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clyde Lewis
Pencils
Clyde Lewis
Inks
Clyde Lewis
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get your coat an' hat, Honey
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Herky; Honey
Reprints
  • from Herky (Newspaper Enterprise Association) ?

[Bath Day] (Table of Contents: 14)

Davey and Dingo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don Black (signed)
Pencils
Joe Eichberger (signed as Joe Berger)
Inks
Joe Eichberger (signed as Joe Berger)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just look at your face! Inside -- both of you!
Genre
humor
Characters
Davey (first appearance); Davey's mother (first appearance); Dingo (first appearance; Davey's dog)

Indexer Notes

copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bob and Bill; Ellery Queen; The Owl; Red Ryder
  2. 1. ["Don't say nothin, Hoikey"]
    Herky
  3. 2. [Crash at Satan's Elbow]
    Ellery Queen
  4. 3. [Inside the Hollow Earth: Part 3]
    Bob and Bill
  5. 4. [The Menace of Dr. Thor: Part ?]
    Don Winslow
  6. 5. [The South Pole Voyage: Part 1]
    Penguin Pete and His Pal Pudgie
  7. 6. [Gabby in Hollywood: Part 1]
    Gabby Scoops
  8. 7. [The Skeleton's Key]
    The Crusoes
  9. 8. [Battle with the Tank Squadron]
    Stratosphere Jim and His Flying Fortress
  10. 9. [Yaqui Joe the Bandit: Part 2]
    Red Ryder
  11. 10. [Reunion with Carol]
    Wash Tubbs
  12. 11. [The Murder of Whitney Morgan]
    The Owl
  13. 12. [Tarzan and the Tourney of Nimmr: Part 2]
    Tarzan
  14. 13. ["Get your coat an' hat, Honey"]
    Herky
  15. 14. [Bath Day]
    Davey and Dingo
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Nick Caputo
  • Peter Croome
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Del Gruber
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)
  • James Zee