(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)

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

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

Genre
adventure; western-frontier

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
?

Genre
humor
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
Robert Bugg (signed)
Inks
Robert Bugg (signed)
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 [as F. V. Martinek] (credited)
Pencils
Leon A. Beroth [as L. A. Beroth] (signed)
Inks
Leon A. Beroth [as L. A. Beroth] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
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)

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

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Penguin Pete; Pudgie

Indexer Notes

last appearance. Copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

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

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

Script
Bill Treadwell (signed)
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)

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 / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al McWilliams
Pencils
Al McWilliams [as A. McWilliams] (signed)
Inks
Al McWilliams [as A. McWilliams] (signed)
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 (Newspaper Enterprise Association) ? - ?

Indexer Notes

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
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 [as HB] (signed, illustrations)
Inks
Hal Bittner [as HB] (signed, illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
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
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 [as Joe Berger] (signed)
Inks
Joe Eichberger [as Joe Berger] (signed)
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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ellery Queen; Bob and Bill; The Owl; Red Ryder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    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]
    Pete and Pudgie
  7. 6. [Gabby in Hollywood: Part 1]
    Gabby Scoops
  8. 7. [The Skeleton's Key]
    Crusoes
  9. 8. [Battle with the Tank Squadron]
    Stratosphere Jim
  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
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