(September-October 1943)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1943-08-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indexed from scanned copy at http://comicbookplus.com.

On-sale-date per page 435 Catalog of Copyright Entries 1943 Periodicals Jan-Dec New Series Vol 38 Pt 2 no. 4, 1943.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Red Ryder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Harman (signed)
Inks
Fred Harman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Red Ryder; Little Beaver; King of the Royal Mounted; Dan Dunn; Captain Easy; Wash Tubbs; Myra North

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

Red Ryder / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Harman
Pencils
Fred Harman
Inks
Fred Harman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here comes th' mail train, Little Beaver -
Genre
western-frontier
Reprints
  • from Red Ryder daily (NEA) 1940-xx-xx - 1940-xx-xx

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

Babe n' Horace / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Edgar Martin
Pencils
Edgar Martin
Inks
Edgar Martin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dog-gone-ut...
Genre
humor; domestic
Reprints
  • from Babe n' Horace Sundays (NEA) 1941-xx-xx

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

King of the Royal Mounted / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Zane Grey
Pencils
Jim Gary
Inks
Jim Gary
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here comes King to arrest you, my pretty fur thief!
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from King of the Royal Mounted daily (King Features) 1940-xx-xx - 1940-xx-xx

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

Herky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Honey... scram, quick!
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from Herky Sundays (NEA) 1939-xx-xx

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

Captain Easy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane
Pencils
Roy Crane
Inks
Roy Crane
Colors
?
Letters
Roy Crane

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ha! They're up to something!
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Captain Easy daily (NEA) 1940-xx-xx - 1940-xx-xx

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

Alley Oop / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With the aid of Alley Oop, Aeneas has routed King Boogey...
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Alley Oop daily (NEA) 1940-xx-xx - 1940-xx-xx

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

Freckles and His Friends / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Merrill Blosser
Pencils
Merrill Blosser
Inks
Merrill Blosser
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, a real bugle!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Freckles and His Friends daily (NEA) 1939-xx-xx - 1939-xx-xx

Little Beaver Picks His Shots (Table of Contents: 8)

Little Beaver / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois [as Fred Harman]
Pencils
Fred Harman
Inks
Fred Harman
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois writer credit and "Little Beaver Picks His Shots" story title per page 87, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott (Michigan State University Libraries 1985) 203 leaves ; 28 cm. -- Photocopy of computer printout. -- Call no.: PN6727.D77 A2S35 1985; and story contents.

From the story's final page:

"Picking up Red's fallen rifle, he rose to peek over the top of the big rock. Already, he saw, the bandits were halfway across at the one place where the river could be forded. Sighting quickly at the nearest rider, he squeezed the trigger.

"Three more times Red's big Winchester kicked against Little Beaver's shoulder. Two of the outlaws were down in the shallow water. Another had lost his hat."

This is the first of two text stories recorded in Du Bois's Account Books entitled "Little Beaver Picks His Shots," the second one recorded on the following page (88) of the MSU InterLibraryLoan printout. That story appears in Red Ryder Comics #29.

The Fighting Yanks in Tunisia (Table of Contents: 9)

The Fighting Yanks / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Jenney [as R. Jenney] (signed); Gaylord Du Bois [as R. Jenney] ?
Pencils
Bob Jenney [as R. Jenney] (signed)
Inks
Bob Jenney [as R. Jenney] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pal Peyton and his squadron are transferred from the Near East Command to participate in the Tunisian Campaign to chase The Desert Fox, Rommel, out of Africa...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Captain Pal Peyton (leader of the Fighting Yanks); Buck Banning (a Fighting Yank); Peters (a Fighting Yank); Jenkins (a Fighting Yank); Major Weaver (C.O., U.S. Air base, Tunisian campaign); Corporal (U.S. Air base, Tunisian campaign); Big Kraut Sentry (of Nazi-occupied French colonial villa); Nazi officer; Junkers 52 pilot; Major (German); Major (U. S. Army tank destroyer outfit)
Synopsis
On Peyton's initiative, .377 MM cannons are installed in A-20s; machine guns removed. The cannons destroy tanks. Shot down over desert enemy territory, short on food and water days later, they find a French colonial villa in the Nazi hands. Overpowering the sentry, with elements of surprise and automatic weapons they capture the German outpost. Peyton captures a Junkers 52. An American tank destroyer outfit Major is suprised to find his objective already taken by the Air Force. Peyton requests a lift to an air field, so to be in on the final kill of the Afrika Korps.

Indexer Notes

Du Bois authorship assist i.d. by David Porta, November 2019, based on Du Bois markers (below), pages 87-88 of Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott (Michigan State University Libraries 1985), and Michael Barrier's assumptions (page 123, paragraph 4) in FUNNYBOOKS (UCPress, Oakland, 2015).

The earlier account books burned in a house fire. The surviving account books pick up with payments received from June 1943 for stories submitted anywhere about 9 months before. The earliest payment for a Fighting Yanks story is on page 87, "Fighting Yanks. ?p. For Red Ryder Comics #17. Paid Sept 29, 1943." His estimates of which issue his stories appeared in, or even were intended for, are often wrong. Per Barrier's assumptions, we can presume he wrote earlier episodes of strips he was assigned to for which earliest surviving account books entries appear.

Editor Lebeck's earlier policy (again, per Barrier, page 31, quoting Frank Thomas) had been that (unless a writer was assigned to a strip, it is implicit, as Du Bois had been writing scripts for them since 1936 [Barrier, page 118]) the artist who drew a strip was to write it, as well. This policy was in place in 1940, but was being phased out by 1943 (with exceptions for the like of Carl Barks, or, in time, Walt Kelly, who illustrated Du Bois scripts, but also his own; and later, John Stanley, who soon left illustration to others; Mo Gollub found writing to be a distraction from the drawing board [Barrier, page 214]).

Barrier is silent in regards to Bob Jenney, but Jenney illustrated several aviation features (The Masked Flyer, The Flying Fortress, The New Flying Fortress), and likely wrote them, too. Fighting Yanks would be another such example. But the Du Bois account books indicate Du Bois took up the writing reins for that feature. Previously, Du Bois wrote and Jenney illustrated, under the mashup name Bob Gaylord, the aviation adventure strip THE SKY RANGER in THE FUNNIES (from September 1939) and SUPER COMICS (to May 1942), with Du Bois authorship of the strip in THE FUNNIES #37 through #47, inclusive, confirmed in copyright data.

This episode of Fighting Yanks, based on its style and content, was likely written by Jenney, but the appearance of German language dialogue and accents, both Du Bois markers, suggest a Du Bois participation in this script, a feature he was to be the sole writer of, until it was killed when the war ended. (His last Fighting Yanks script was sent April 23, 1945, appearing four months later in Red Ryder Comics #27, Sept-Oct, on sale August 17, 1945.)

German language dialogue and accents (Du Bois markers; he often wrote non-English dialogue--Algonquian, Bantu, Arabic, Japanese, French, Spanish, Portuguese--and dialect and accents):

• Achtung! Hande hoch! An die mauer stellen!

• Herr Kapitan! You take us by surprise!

• Was ist! Himmel! Ve haff been tricked!

• Herr Major--

Myra North and the Secret Terror! (Table of Contents: 10)

Myra North / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Thompson
Pencils
Charles Coll
Inks
Charles Coll
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; medical
Reprints
  • from Myra North daily (NEA) 1941-xx-xx - 1941-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Norman Marsh
Pencils
Norman Marsh
Inks
Norman Marsh
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the darkness, Kay walks up the alley...
Genre
crime
Reprints
  • from Dan Dunn daily (Publishers Syndicate) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Red Ryder
  2. 1. ["Here comes th' mail train, Little Beaver -"]
    Red Ryder
  3. 2. ["Dog-gone-ut..."]
    Babe n' Horace
  4. 3. ["Here comes King to arrest you, my pretty fur thief!"]
    King of the Royal Mounted
  5. 4. ["Hey, Honey... scram, quick!"]
    Herky
  6. 5. ["Ha! They're up to something!"]
    Captain Easy
  7. 6. ["With the aid of Alley Oop, Aeneas has routed King Boogey..."]
    Alley Oop
  8. 7. ["Gosh, a real bugle!"]
    Freckles and His Friends
  9. 8. Little Beaver Picks His Shots
    Little Beaver
  10. 9. The Fighting Yanks in Tunisia
    The Fighting Yanks
  11. 10. Myra North and the Secret Terror!
    Myra North
  12. 11. ["In the darkness, Kay walks up the alley..."]
    Dan Dunn
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