(1939)

Editors Press Service, 1936 Series
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Volume
4
Price
2d [0-0-2 AUP]
Pages
24
Indicia Frequency
weekly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Joshua B. Powers, Inc.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indexed from a scan
indica reads "WAGS - published weekly and copyright 1939 by Joshua B. Powers, Inc. 220 E. 42nd Street, New York. Sole agents in Australia, United Press, Melbourne. Printed in the United States of America by the Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury, Conn. Single copies, two pence."

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

Tarzan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Garden (uncredited)
Pencils
Burne Hogarth [as Hogarth]
Inks
Burne Hogarth
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To escape the deadly missiles of his foes ...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Tarzan; Kuleeah
Reprints
  • from Tarzan Sunday (United Features Syndicated) 1939-06-xx

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

Annibelle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Virginia Krausmann
Pencils
Virginia Krausmann
Inks
Virginia Krausmann
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh - oh! She goes to room 207 at eight o'clock!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Annibelle
Synopsis
Annibelle's school schedule falls into the hands of a smitten fellow student.
Reprints
  • from Annibelle Sunday (NEA) 1939-09-24

How to be a Dictator (Table of Contents: 3)

Herky / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Herky
Synopsis
Getting ready to be a dictator.
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA) 1939-09-29 ?

Indexer Notes

Herky only makes an appearance in the last panel.

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow (Table of Contents: 4)

Hawks of the Seas / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Willis Rensie]
Pencils
Will Eisner [as Willis Rensie]
Inks
Will Eisner [as Willis Rensie]
Letters
?

Job Number
123
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Hawk; Jeremy; Jose; Dolora Cordova (Maria)
Synopsis
Maria's true story is told, and she and Jeremy leave the ship and go ashore.

Indexer Notes

Strip number 123 of Hawks of the Seas.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Don Winslow of the Navy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
F, V. Martinek (credited)
Pencils
L. A. Beroth (signed)
Inks
L. A. Beroth
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tonight Winslow has called a council of war ...
Genre
adventure; military
Reprints
  • from Don Winslow of the Navy (Bell syndicate) 1939-09-17

Indexer Notes

Includes the one panel Winslowgrams #187: War - civilization's worst desease

Homeword Bound (Table of Contents: 6)

Bos'n Hal, Sea Scout / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Bos'n Hal Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-09-17

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

Dick Tracy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chester Gould (credited)
Pencils
Chester Gould
Inks
Chester Gould
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, Miss Trueheart, as your lawyer ....
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Synopsis
The thieves release the Gibbons boy and his father's furs; and Tracy makes a cast of their tire tracks.
Reprints
  • from Dick Tracy (Chicago Tribune - N.Y. News Syndicate) 1939-10-01

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

Sergeant Stony Craig and his U.S. Marines / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Frank Rentfrow (credited)
Pencils
Don Dickson (credited)
Inks
Don Dickson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Having learned that Hard-Pan gave Koba the ring ...
Genre
military
Reprints
  • from Sergeant Stony Craig Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1939-08-06

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

Dare-Devils of Destiny / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Frank Rentfrow
Pencils
Don Dickson
Inks
Don Dickson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Philip Katz was not a professional soldier.
Characters
Philip C. Katz (1889-1987)
Synopsis
How Sgt. Katz won the Medal of Honor.

Tobacco (Table of Contents: 10)

How It Begain / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Paul Berdanier (credited)
Pencils
Paul Berdanier
Inks
Paul Berdanier
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints
  • from How It Began Sunday (United Features Syndicate) 193x-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Last digit of year in syndicate copyright removed.

Four and Twenty Blackbirds Backed in a Pie (Table of Contents: 11)

If You Want to Know / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Paul Berdanier
Pencils
Paul Berdanier [as Berdanier]
Inks
Paul Berdanier
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from If You Want to Know Sunday (United Features Syndicate) 193x-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Last digit of year removed from syndicate's copyright.

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

This Curious World / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
William Ferguson (credited)
Pencils
William Ferguson
Inks
William Ferguson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Although man has penetrated to almost every corner of the earth ...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from This Curious World Sunday (NEA) 1939-09-24

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

Freckles and his Friends / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Merrill Blosser [as Blosser] (credited)
Pencils
Merrill Blosser [as Blosser] (signed)
Inks
Merrill Blosser
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But I only came after my ping-pong ball!!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Ossie
Synopsis
The neighbor does not like the boys on his yard.
Reprints
  • from Freckles and his Friends (NEA) 1939-09-24

Indexer Notes

Freckles does not appear in this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Gallant Knight / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vernon Henkel (credited)
Pencils
Vernon Henkel
Inks
Vernon Henkel
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As Sir Raymond plunges into the dense woodland ...

Indexer Notes

Strip #72, distributed by Editors Press Services, Inc.

The Dwarf and his Model Airplane (Table of Contents: 15)

Toonerville Folks / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fontaine Fox (credited)
Pencils
Fontaine Fox [as F. Fox]
Inks
Fontaine Fox
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Toonerville Folks Sunday (McNaught Syndicate) 1939-07-23

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Little Orphan Annie / comic story / 0.83 page (report information)

Script
Harold Gray
Pencils
Harold Gray (signed)
Inks
Harold Gray
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, vacation's over for another year, Jill
Genre
adventure; drama
Reprints
  • from Little Orphan Annie Sunday (Chicago Tribune - New York News Syndicate) 1939-10-01

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Ma Green / comic story / 0.17 page (report information)

Script
Harold Gray
Pencils
Harold Gray (signed)
Inks
Harold Gray
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whee! What a foine weddin' ...
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Max Green (Chicago Tribune - New York News Syndicate) 1939-10-01

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley
Pencils
Zack Mosley (signed)
Inks
Zack Mosley
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The farmer's wife was unable to return with the doctor.
Genre
adventure; aviation
Reprints
  • from Smilin' Jack Sunday (Chicago Tribune - New York News Syndicate) 1939-10-22

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Myra North Special Nurse / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our scene today is the reception room of the U.S. embassy in Santa Rica in South America.
Genre
adventure; medical
Reprints
  • from Myra North (NEA) 1939-09-24

Twixt Heaven and Earth (Table of Contents: 20)

Broncho Bill / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry O'Neill
Pencils
Harry O'Neill
Inks
Harry O'Neill
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Reprints
  • from Broncho Bill Sunday (United Features Syndicate) 1939-06-18

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Hiawatha / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [as Longfellow] (original poem); J. Carroll Mansfield ? (adaption)
Pencils
J. Carroll Mansfield (credited)
Inks
J. Carroll Mansfield
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Then the little Hiawatha studied all the little woodland creatures ...
Genre
adventure; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Strip #672, dated 1939

The World's Largest Nut Cracker (Table of Contents: 22)

Would You Believe It? / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
J. Carroll Mansfield (credited)
Pencils
J. Carroll Mansfield (signed)
Inks
J. Carroll Mansfield
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Strip #672, dated 1939

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Spencer Steel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Dennis Colebrook]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After solving the theft of a valuable painting ....
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Strip #116. Feature usually attributed to the Eisner-Iger shop.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Tiny Tim / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Stanley Link (credited)
Pencils
Stanley Link
Inks
Stanley Link
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yep - old Hank never thought he'd ever have any visitors.
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from Tiny Tim Sunday (Chicago Tribune - New York News Syndicate) 1939-10-22

[Penny in the Well] (Table of Contents: 25)

Dill and Daffy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Stanley Link (credited)
Pencils
Stanley Link
Inks
Stanley Link
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Dill and Daffy (Chicago Tribune - New York News Syndicate) 1939-10-22

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Alley Oop / comic story / 0.87 page (report information)

Script
V. T. Hamlin
Pencils
V. T. Hamlin (signed)
Inks
V. T. Hamlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw Dinny won't hurtcha!
Genre
adventure; humor; historical
Synopsis
They needed proof.
Reprints
  • from Alley Oop Sunday (NEA) 1939-10-22
Keywords
time-travel

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Odds 'n' Ends / comic story / 0.13 page (report information)

Script
V. T. Hamlin
Pencils
V. T. Hamlin
Inks
V. T. Hamlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Earthquakes have originated as deep in the earth as 400 miles ...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from Odds 'n' Ends Sunday (NEA) 1939-10-22

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Terry and the Pirates / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Milton Caniff
Pencils
Milton Caniff
Inks
Milton Caniff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm not hungry, April.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Lee; April Kane
Synopsis
A man's hunger helps him turn traitor.
Reprints
  • from Terry and the Pirates Sunday (Chicago Tribune - New York News Syndicate) 1939-10-01

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Moon Mullins / comic story / 0.87 page (report information)

Script
Frank Willard (credited)
Pencils
Frank Willard
Inks
Frank Willard
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My, my! Will the neighbors talk ...
Synopsis
Rosie sees Elmo's new car.
Reprints
  • from Moon Mullins Sunday (Chicago Tribune - New York News) 1939-10-01

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Kitty Huggins / comic story / 0.13 page (report information)

Script
Frank Willard
Pencils
Frank Willard
Inks
Frank Willard
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lend me that hose quick ...
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from Kitty Huggins Sunday (Chicago Tribune - New York News) 1939-10-01

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

The Clock Strikes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Brenner [as Geo E. Brenner]
Pencils
George Brenner
Inks
George Brenner
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well boys, I guess you and I are coming to a parting of the ways.
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Captain Kane
Synopsis
Captain Kane will be fired, unless he arrests Tony Chukka.

Indexer Notes

Story labeled Q1. Also labeled Editors Press Service, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Tex Mason / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get th' Wells Fargo Box, Schmidt!
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Schmidt; Rat Eye; Tex Mason; Johnny Reed; Beggs; Bud

Indexer Notes

Page marked 19. Strip considered to be the work of the Eisner-Iger shop.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

All in the Family / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
R. M. Brinkerhoff (credited)
Pencils
R. M. Brinkerhoff (signed)
Inks
R. M. Brinkerhoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, I'm tired.
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from All in the Family Sunday (United Features Syndicate) 193x-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Little Mary Mixup / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
R. M. Brinkerhoff (credited)
Pencils
R. M. Brinkerhoff (signed)
Inks
R. M. Brinkerhoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mary forgot to lock the door ...
Genre
humor
Characters
Mary; Betty; Vanilla (horse)
Synopsis
Mary forgot to lock the stable door, so vanilla goes out eating flowers and vegetables at two stores.
Reprints
  • from Little Mary Mixup Sunday (United Features Syndicate) 193x-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Smitty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt (credited)
Pencils
Walter Berndt [as Berndt] (signed)
Inks
Walter Berndt [as Berndt] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thay! This is my lucky day!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Smitty finds $10.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune - New York News Syndicate) 1939-10-01
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Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["To escape the deadly missiles of his foes ..."]
    Tarzan
  2. 2. ["Oh - oh! She goes to room 207 at eight o'clock!"]
    Annibelle
  3. 3. How to be a Dictator
    Herky
  4. 4. Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow
    Hawks of the Seas
  5. 5. ["Tonight Winslow has called a council of war ..."]
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  6. 6. Homeword Bound
    Bos'n Hal, Sea Scout
  7. 7. ["Yes, Miss Trueheart, as your lawyer ...."]
    Dick Tracy
  8. 8. ["Having learned that Hard-Pan gave Koba the ring ..."]
    Sergeant Stony Craig and his U.S. Marines
  9. 9. ["Philip Katz was not a professional soldier."]
    Dare-Devils of Destiny
  10. 10. Tobacco
    How It Begain
  11. 11. Four and Twenty Blackbirds Backed in a Pie
    If You Want to Know
  12. 12. ["Although man has penetrated to almost every corner of the earth ..."]
    This Curious World
  13. 13. ["But I only came after my ping-pong ball!!"]
    Freckles and his Friends
  14. 14. ["As Sir Raymond plunges into the dense woodland ..."]
    Gallant Knight
  15. 15. The Dwarf and his Model Airplane
    Toonerville Folks
  16. 16. ["Well, vacation's over for another year, Jill"]
    Little Orphan Annie
  17. 17. ["Whee! What a foine weddin' ..."]
    Ma Green
  18. 18. ["The farmer's wife was unable to return with the doctor."]
    Smilin' Jack
  19. 19. ["Our scene today is the reception room of the U.S. embassy in Santa Rica in South America."]
    Myra North Special Nurse
  20. 20. Twixt Heaven and Earth
    Broncho Bill
  21. 21. ["Then the little Hiawatha studied all the little woodland creatures ..."]
    Hiawatha
  22. 22. The World's Largest Nut Cracker
    Would You Believe It?
  23. 23. ["After solving the theft of a valuable painting ...."]
    Spencer Steel
  24. 24. ["Yep - old Hank never thought he'd ever have any visitors."]
    Tiny Tim
  25. 25. [Penny in the Well]
    Dill and Daffy
  26. 26. ["Aw Dinny won't hurtcha!"]
    Alley Oop
  27. 27. ["Earthquakes have originated as deep in the earth as 400 miles ..."]
    Odds 'n' Ends
  28. 28. ["I'm not hungry, April."]
    Terry and the Pirates
  29. 29. ["My, my! Will the neighbors talk ..."]
    Moon Mullins
  30. 30. ["Lend me that hose quick ..."]
    Kitty Huggins
  31. 31. ["Well boys, I guess you and I are coming to a parting of the ways."]
    The Clock Strikes
  32. 32. ["Get th' Wells Fargo Box, Schmidt!"]
    Tex Mason
  33. 33. ["Golly, I'm tired."]
    All in the Family
  34. 34. ["Mary forgot to lock the door ..."]
    Little Mary Mixup
  35. 35. ["Thay! This is my lucky day!"]
    Smitty
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