(November 1940)

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

Issue Notes

Vol. 1 -- No. 5 November 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-class matter at the Post Office of 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.

Only issue that is just "Crash Comics" on both the cover and indicia.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Cat-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bert Whitman (signed)
Inks
Bert Whitman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Cat-Man [David Merrywether]; The Blue Streak [Don-Vin] (inset); Buck Burke (inset); Shangra (inset); Strongman [Percy van Norton] (inset); Secret Agent Z-2 (inset)
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Read the 3 Outstanding Comic Magazines (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Crash Comics; Speed Comics; Whirlwind Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Strongman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rey Isip [as "Pagsilang R. Isip" (signed)]
Inks
Rey Isip [as "Pagsilang R. Isip" (signed)]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Strongman, the mighty man of tomorrow...
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Indexer Notes

next appears in THE INVADERS (2nd series) #1 (Marvel)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Holy jumpin' fish hooks!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

The Cat-Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a cabin at the edge of a cliff..
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Cat-Man [David Merrywether]; un-named Chief of the Secret Service; Herr Blonker [aka Hans the Tailor] (villain, foreign spy)
Synopsis
David convinces the Chief of the Secret Service to let him handle the recent influx of spys coming into the country on forged passports. To do so, the Cat-Man must successfully live through a series of traps that the spy's have used to kill other agents that have tried to penetrate the spy's stronghold.
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Keywords
Blood-Freeze Ray; Power Gun; Smother Sphere

Indexer Notes

The Cat-Man loses his second of nine lives in the story. Catman next appears in Catman Comics #1.

Alec & the Reign of Yang (Table of Contents: 5)

Alec / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudolf Johnson (signed)
Inks
Rudolf Johnson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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Indexer Notes

next appears in CATMAN COMICS #10

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Buck and his hunters are breaking camp...
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Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

The Blue Streak, the Defender of the People / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Blue Streak moves to free men of importance...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Streak [Don-Vin]; Tago (Streak's servant); Admiral Swan (explorer); group of Fifth Columnists (villains, all die)
Synopsis
The Streak heads to Antarctica in search of a noted explorer who has not been heard from in 48 hours, and who had hoped to stake a claim on behalf of the U.S. for iron gold and oil in the region. He discovers the Admiral under avalanch snows, rescues him, but then has to fight off the Admiral's assistants who turn out to be 5th Columnists!
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Indexer Notes

Blue Streak's last appearance.

Art credits by Craig Delich.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Because of her innumerable escapes...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Jane Drake
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Indexer Notes

This was the last appearance of the Jane Drake feature..

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Bob Preston / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The N.Y. Museum of Cultural History has commissioned young Bob Preston...
Characters
Bob Preston (intro, only appearance)
Reprints

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

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

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scientists freely admit that a century hence...
Reprints

Indexer Notes

last appearance; Jack Kirby removed from pencils and inks fields (per Greg Theakston)

Waterfront Wildcat (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Turner
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cloaked in anonymity...
Reprints

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

Shangra / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Nam Chung Po
Pencils
Rey Isip [as "Pagsilang R. Isip"] (signed)
Inks
Rey Isip [as "Pagsilang R. Isip"] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We shall soon reach the palace, Jack.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Shangra
Reprints

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Cat-Man
  2. 1. Read the 3 Outstanding Comic Magazines
    Crash Comics; Speed Comics; Whirlwind Comics
  3. 2. ["Strongman, the mighty man of tomorrow..."]
    Strongman
  4. 3. ["Holy jumpin' fish hooks!"]
    Flying Trio
  5. 4. ["In a cabin at the edge of a cliff.."]
    The Cat-Man
  6. 5. Alec & the Reign of Yang
    Alec
  7. 6. ["Buck and his hunters are breaking camp..."]
    Buck Burke
  8. 7. ["The Blue Streak moves to free men of importance..."]
    The Blue Streak, the Defender of the People
  9. 8. ["Because of her innumerable escapes..."]
    Jane Drake
  10. 9. ["The N.Y. Museum of Cultural History has commissioned young Bob Preston..."]
    Bob Preston
  11. 10. ["Scientists freely admit that a century hence..."]
    Solar Legion
  12. 11. Waterfront Wildcat
  13. 12. ["Cloaked in anonymity..."]
    Secret Agent Z-2
  14. 13. ["We shall soon reach the palace, Jack."]
    Shangra
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr