(November 1940)

Western, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1940-10-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Whitman Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Oskar Lebeck
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

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)

Flying Fortress / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al McWilliams
Inks
Al McWilliams
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Keywords
planes

[Sabotage at the Belford Works] (Table of Contents: 1)

Owl / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Thomas
Pencils
Frank Thomas
Inks
Frank Thomas
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Owl [Nick Terry]; The Chief (first appearance; villain; death; Thor); Barbara Belford (first appearance); Mitchell Carr (first appearance; death)

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 Tournament of Nimmr: Part 3] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

[Inside the Hollow Earth: Part 4] (Table of Contents: 3)

Bob and Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

[Yaqui Joe the Bandit: Part 3] (Table of Contents: 4)

Red Ryder / comic story / 7 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

newspaper reprints copyright 1930 by NEA Services

[The Poisoned Headgear] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
adventure; humor

Indexer Notes

copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

[Pirate Attack] (Table of Contents: 6)

Crusoes / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters
A band of pirates (first appearance; villains; death)

Indexer Notes

copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

[The Chemical Plant Bombing] (Table of Contents: 7)

Ellery Queen / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

[Hyster and Professor Zero] (Table of Contents: 8)

Myra North / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Thompson (signed)
Pencils
Charles Coll (signed)
Inks
Charles Coll (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

strip reprints; cont'd from issue #24

[The Menace of Dr. Thor: Part ?] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

copyright 1939 by the Bell Syndicate

[The Dogcatcher Duel] (Table of Contents: 10)

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
And don't be late -- we're having company for dinner!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

last appearance. copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

[McKee's Problem] (Table of Contents: 11)

Wash Tubbs / comic story / 4 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 Services

[The Sinking of the Oran] (Table of Contents: 12)

Stratosphere Jim / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al McWilliams
Pencils
Al McWilliams (signed)
Inks
Al McWilliams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender

[The Crown Jewels: Part ?] (Table of Contents: 13)

Dan Dunn / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Norman Marsh
Pencils
Norman Marsh (signed)
Inks
Norman Marsh (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

strip reprints; cont'd from issue #25

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Flying Fortress
  2. 1. [Sabotage at the Belford Works]
    Owl
  3. 2. [Tarzan and the Tournament of Nimmr: Part 3]
    Tarzan
  4. 3. [Inside the Hollow Earth: Part 4]
    Bob and Bill
  5. 4. [Yaqui Joe the Bandit: Part 3]
    Red Ryder
  6. 5. [The Poisoned Headgear]
    Gabby Scoops
  7. 6. [Pirate Attack]
    Crusoes
  8. 7. [The Chemical Plant Bombing]
    Ellery Queen
  9. 8. [Hyster and Professor Zero]
    Myra North
  10. 9. [The Menace of Dr. Thor: Part ?]
    Don Winslow
  11. 10. [The Dogcatcher Duel]
    Davey and Dingo
  12. 11. [McKee's Problem]
    Wash Tubbs
  13. 12. [The Sinking of the Oran]
    Stratosphere Jim
  14. 13. [The Crown Jewels: Part ?]
    Dan Dunn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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