(November 1940)

Columbia, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1940-09-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Columbia Comic Corporation
Editing
Vin Sullivan (credited as Vincent Sullivan) (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Joe Palooka; The Skyman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Creig Flessel ?; ?
Inks
Creig Flessel ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; sports; adventure; aviation
Characters
Joe Palooka; Skyman; Marvelo (inset); Charlie Chan (inset); Rocky Ryan (inset)

Indexer Notes

A previous indexer credited Ogden Whitney with pencils and inks, but there is nothing of his style evident. Comparing the style with his "Jibby Jones" stories Creig Flessel seems more likely. At any rate, the faces of the main characters are by their respective artists.

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

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

[Joe and the Killers] (Table of Contents: 2)

Joe Palooka / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher (credited)
Pencils
Ham Fisher (credited)
Inks
Ham Fisher (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Missing for many months...
Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Joe Palooka; Knobby Walsh; Ann Howes; Ma Palooka
Reprints
  • from Joe Palooka daily (The McNaught Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

strip reprints; Inside Front-Cover

[The Death Lenses of Count Alexis] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Skyman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited as Paul Dean)
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Adventurous and daring - Man of action...
Genre
superhero; adventure; aviation
Characters
The Skyman [Allan Turner]; Fawn Carroll; Count Alexis

Indexer Notes

Whitney signs in the sixth panel of page 10.

The Skyman Attacks at Night (Table of Contents: 4)

The Skyman / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited as Paul Dean)
Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; adventure; aviation
Characters
The Skyman [Allan Turner]; Emmett Clarkson

Indexer Notes

Three illustrations by Whitney are lifted from previously published Skyman stories.

[Slick Severn's Bootleggers] (Table of Contents: 5)

Tom Kerry District Attorney / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox ?
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (credited as Gene Baxter)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (credited as Gene Baxter)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A two-fisted fighting man...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Tom Kerry; Slick Severn

[The Tornado Weapon] (Table of Contents: 6)

Spy-Chief / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mart Bailey (signed)
Inks
Mart Bailey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The United States Fleet holds war games...
Genre
spy
Characters
Spy-Chief [Jeff Daniels]; "The Inventor"

[The Camping Trip] (Table of Contents: 7)

Jibby Jones / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Creig Flessel
Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Staying home is alright...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Jibby Jones; Samson; Jibby's mother

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

Flossie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gimme a glass...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Flossie

[The Kidnapping of David Frome, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 9)

Charlie Chan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Andriola
Pencils
Alfred Andriola
Inks
Alfred Andriola
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Charlie and Kirk, in the thick of an impending South Americna revolution...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Charlie Chan; Kirk; Steffi; Colonel Bamba; Carla Jura; David Frome
Reprints
  • from Charlie Chan daily (The McNaught Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

Mike the Mascot / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Mike!! It's your birthday today!
Genre
humor

[Peril in Angkor-Thom] (Table of Contents: 11)

Rocky Ryan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox ?
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Travelling north from Tibet...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Rocky Ryan; Doe Ames (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Whitney signs on the sixth panel of the final page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
J. P. McEvoy (credited)
Pencils
John Striebel (credited)
Inks
John Striebel (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Happy landing on your first solo flight, Dixie!
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Dixie Dugan; her mother; her father; Imogene
Reprints
  • from Dixie Dugan Sunday (The McNaught Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

Four Sundays: two full pages, two half pages (on one comic page). The top tier of the full pages is "Good Deed Dotty", by the same creators.

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

Facts from the Files / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eels rank next to the turkey...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Five unrelated fact panels.

[The Menace of Molanga] (Table of Contents: 14)

Marvelo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox ?
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (credited)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Prince of all magicians...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvelo; Zee (manservant); Doris Morrel; Mr. Morrel; Malanga (witch doctor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

The Bungle Family / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
H. J. Tuthill (credited)
Pencils
H. J. Tuthill (credited)
Inks
H. J. Tuthill (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yeah, Prof, I'm from the income tax office.
Genre
humor; domestic
Reprints
  • from The Bungle Family Sunday (The McNaught Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

The top tier is "Short Stories", by the same creator.

[Zigzag Sondrow's Fur Robberies] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited as Michael Blake)
Pencils
Mart Bailey
Inks
Mart Bailey
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tony Trent acts as commentator...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Face [Tony Trent]; J. I. Cox; Hank Baron
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Joe Palooka; The Skyman
  2. 1. ["Breaking all records.."]
    Big Shot Comics
  3. 2. [Joe and the Killers]
    Joe Palooka
  4. 3. [The Death Lenses of Count Alexis]
    The Skyman
  5. 4. The Skyman Attacks at Night
    The Skyman
  6. 5. [Slick Severn's Bootleggers]
    Tom Kerry District Attorney
  7. 6. [The Tornado Weapon]
    Spy-Chief
  8. 7. [The Camping Trip]
    Jibby Jones
  9. 8. ["Gimme a glass..."]
    Flossie
  10. 9. [The Kidnapping of David Frome, Part 2]
    Charlie Chan
  11. 10. ["Hey Mike!! It's your birthday today!"]
    Mike the Mascot
  12. 11. [Peril in Angkor-Thom]
    Rocky Ryan
  13. 12. ["Happy landing on your first solo flight, Dixie!"]
    Dixie Dugan
  14. 13. ["Eels rank next to the turkey..."]
    Facts from the Files
  15. 14. [The Menace of Molanga]
    Marvelo
  16. 15. ["Yeah, Prof, I'm from the income tax office."]
    The Bungle Family
  17. 16. [Zigzag Sondrow's Fur Robberies]
    The Face
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Keith Chandler
  • Del Gruber
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Dave Redmond
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Daniel Thingvold