(July 1945)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1945-06-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Editing
?
Color
Color cover
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

June 15 on sale date per page 375 Catalog of Copyright Entries 1945 Periodicals Jan-Dec New Series Vol 40 Pt 2.


[Little Beaver Takes a Spill] (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; Thunder (Red's horse); Papoose (Little Beaver's pinto)
Synopsis
Papoose stumbles mid-gallop, and Little Beaver goes flying.

Little Beaver's Mystery Arrow (Table of Contents: 1)

Little Beaver / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois [as Fred Harmon]
Pencils
Fred Harmon (signed)
Inks
Fred Harmon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Hoss tracks!" Little Beaver exclaimed softly, pointing to the mud at the edge of a tiny spring.
Genre
adventure; drama; crime; detective-mystery; historical; western-frontier
Characters
Little Beaver (a Navaho youngster); Red Ryder; Pock-mark Pete
Synopsis
Little Beaver and Red are on the path of an outlaw.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover in red and black. Concludes on inside back cover. Title and writer credit per page 87, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title, compiled by Randall W. Scott (MSU Libraries, 1985).

[Reservation Starvation] (Table of Contents: 2)

Red Ryder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
R.R.C. 26 - 457
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Accordin' to this receipt you signed, I gave you the wrong express package, Ryder!
Genre
adventure; drama; humor; western-frontier
Characters
Red Ryder; Little Beaver; Express Agent; Doctor; Counterfeiter; Sheriff; Birdfeather (Indian); steer; Dr. Tate (Ethnologist); Alice Tate (his daughter); starving Indians; Bearclaw (Medicine Man)
Synopsis
The counterfeiters confess. Bearclaw forbids the starving tribe receiving charity beef from Red. Dr. Tate seeks native picture writing. His daughter is huffy, a brat who despises rustic life. Bearclaw attempts to murder Little Beaver who is salting a site with native picture writing.
Reprints
  • From Red Ryder newspaper comic strip (N. E. A. Service, Inc.), 1944.

[Bearding Boss Crane] (Table of Contents: 3)

Zane Grey's King of the Royal Mounted / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stephen Slesinger ?
Pencils
Jim Gary
Inks
Jim Gary
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
King and Kid stop at the Indian village of Chief White Eagle and find that all the braves have been enslaved by a white man named Crane, who owns a mine.
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Dave King (Sergeant of the Royal Mounted); Kid (King's companion); Gillis (storekeeper); ore train engineer; Indian; Boss Crane (mine boss); Crane henchman
Synopsis
King and Kid arrest Crane's ore train engineer for murdering an escaped Indian slave laborer, and Crane for slaving. Crane slugs King, and races the train back to bury the Indians in the mine. King sends Kid to wire for help. At the mine, King commandeers the train to charge Crane, but is switched to a submerged line. He defuses the dynamite. Now he must ensure Crane can't reset the charge as he leads the Indians out of the mine.
Reprints
  • From Zane Grey's King of the Royal Mounted newspaper comic strip King Features Syndicate, Inc.), 1943.

[Failed Raid] (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain Easy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane; Leslie Turner
Pencils
Roy Crane; Leslie Turner
Inks
Roy Crane; Leslie Turner
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sir, unless that armored car stops snooping around we'll miss the glider.
Genre
adventure; historical; military; war
Characters
Captain Easy; Sgt Max Hitler; Heintz; German soldier; Scotty (tail gunner); Major Chappell, M.D.; patient
Synopsis
Easy and Max are wounded making it back to the glider. The other glider is lost returning to England. The raid has failed because a soldier brought American cigarettes with him. The U. S. Medical Corps mends Easy.
Reprints
  • From Captain Easy newspaper comic strip (N. E. A. Service, Inc.), 1943.

[All's Fair In Love And War] (Table of Contents: 5)

Biff Baker / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Ernest Lynn [as Henry Lee]
Pencils
Henry Schlensker [as Henry Lee]
Inks
Henry Schlensker [as Henry Lee]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cadet Hamilton!
Genre
humor; military; romance
Characters
Biff Baker; Stu Warren; Fizz Hamilton; Barbara Hamilton
Synopsis
At Randolph Field, San Antonio, Texas: Stu is steamed that Fizz doesn't introduce his female guest. He's embarrassed when Fizz does finally introduce her; it's Fizz's sister, Barbara. Fizz asks Stu to show her San Antonio. That night, at the dance, Stu is called away from Barb for a telephone call. (He hopes nothing's wrong at the field.) Biff introduces himself to Barb, explaining that he's pranked Stu with a phony call.
Reprints
  • From Biff Baker newspaper comic strip (N. E. A. Service, Inc.), 1942.

[Four Dates For Lard] (Table of Contents: 6)

Freckles and his Friends / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Fox (as Blosser)
Pencils
Henry Formhals [as Blosser] (on dailies, and assistant on Sunday strip); Merrill Blosser [as Blosser] (on Sunday strip)
Inks
Henry Formhals [as Blosser] (on dailies, and assistant on Sunday strip); Merrill Blosser [as Blosser] (on Sunday strip)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I could see you tonight, tomorrow, Sunday afternoon, or possibly Monday!
Characters
Freckles McGoosey; Lard Smith; Hilda; barber; manicurist; Hector
Synopsis
On the phone, Hilda, who previously wouldn't give him a tumble, grants Lard four consecutive dates. Lard gets a haircut, with Bay Rum, and convinces Freckles to make a double date, so he and Hilda can ride in the rumble seat. When Lard goes in to pick up Hilda, he's chagrined to discover that, while he slimmed down, she's become fat.
Reprints
  • From Freckles and his Friends newspaper comic strip (N. E. A. Service, Inc.), 1940.

[Battle in the Philippines!] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Fighting Yanks / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One after another, daring Filipinos mark the Jap pillboxes with fire grenades for the Yanks mortar fire.
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Pal Peyton; Buck Banning; Snorky York; Filipino guerillas; Japanese soldiers; Jack Jordan; Manuelo; José; Japanese pillbox garrison; American landing troops; American soldier with flamethrower
Synopsis
Using fire grenades aimed by Pal, Filipino guerillas mark Jap pillboxes for the U. S. Naval bombardment. Retreating Japs pouring out of the earth overwhelm Pal and Snorky. Jack lets rip with automatic fire. Buck pulls Pal and Snorky, alive, from under the pile of dead Japs. Manuelo and José sacrifice themselves so Pal and Snorky can occupy the pillbox tunnels. Hand to hand, Yanks and Filipinos battle the pillbox garrison. Almost unopposed, U. S. landing troops splash ashore. A U.S. flamethrower soldier takes out the pillbox garrison. From the tunnel, Pal alerts him they are friendlies.

Indexer Notes

12 panels per page (this issue's page count falls to 36, from 52 last issue; the story's page count was reduced to 4, from 6 pages as written; but, one presumes, without panel loss, by changing the page panel count from 8 to 12).

The art bears a resemblance to another Du Bois war series, Adventures of Omar (in Omar Super-Book of Comics). Credited artists for that strip were Dan Gormley, and W. B. Smith.

Du Bois writer credit 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) Call no.: PN6727.D77 A2S35 1985.

Du Bois markers:
• Peoples of the world: non-white. The focus of the story is the contribution of the Filipino guerillas, who are personalized; their bravery and sacrifice for liberty.
• Language: Spanish, Japanese. Accents: Spanish. "Viva liberdad!" "Bueno!" "Abajo Nippon!" "Banzai! Banzai!" "Get inside, Capitan! Jose and I weel close the door!" "Vivan ... las Filipinas!" "Caramba! They weel burn us next!"

[Back In Egypt] (Table of Contents: 8)

Alley Oop / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Alley Oop, wearing the magic belt, having unconsciously wished himself back in Ancient Egypt, is set upon by a soldier.
Characters
Alley Oop; soldier of Egypt; crocodile
Synopsis
Having unwittingly wished himself back to Cleopatra's Egypt, Oop faces off a soldier of Egypt. Espying the Nile's breadth, he figures his armour would thwart swimming across. Seeing a bird fly across, he wishes he could fly, and finds himself in the air. Bemused, he tumbles into the water next to a crocodile on the shore!
Reprints
  • From Alley Oop newspaper comic strip (N. E. A. Service, Inc.), 1940, December.

Indexer Notes

Appears to be two consecutive Sunday pages.

Little Beaver's Mystery Arrow (Table of Contents: 9)

Little Beaver / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois [as Fred Harmon]
Pencils
Fred Harmon (signed)
Inks
Fred Harmon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'scare us off Pock-mark Pete's trail, and I don't mean maybe!'
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Little Beaver (a Navaho youngster);Red Ryder; Pock-mark Pete
Synopsis
An ancient arrow knocks Red's hat off. Come dusk, Red scaled the stone tower while Little Beaver covered him from below. The Navaho youth let fly with four arrows at four figures, scoring each time, but none of the figures were affected by them. Red called down: Pock-mark Pete was trussed up. The figures were mummified ancient warriors of a bygone tribe.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Continued from Inside front cover. Concludes.

Title and writer credit 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).

[Howling] (Table of Contents: 10)

Boots / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Abe Martin
Pencils
Abe Martin
Inks
Abe Martin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! This is my night t'howl! I feel it comin' on!
Genre
humor
Characters
Fat; girl
Synopsis
Fat is grooving until the girl upsets his groove with news of Boots.
Reprints
  • From Boots newspaper comic strip (N. E. A. Service, Inc.), 1942, Sunday.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Little Beaver Takes a Spill]
    Red Ryder
  2. 1. Little Beaver's Mystery Arrow
    Little Beaver
  3. 2. [Reservation Starvation]
    Red Ryder
  4. 3. [Bearding Boss Crane]
    Zane Grey's King of the Royal Mounted
  5. 4. [Failed Raid]
    Captain Easy
  6. 5. [All's Fair In Love And War]
    Biff Baker
  7. 6. [Four Dates For Lard]
    Freckles and his Friends
  8. 7. [Battle in the Philippines!]
    The Fighting Yanks
  9. 8. [Back In Egypt]
    Alley Oop
  10. 9. Little Beaver's Mystery Arrow
    Little Beaver
  11. 10. [Howling]
    Boots
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