(December 1940)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1940-11-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication [Triangle]
Editing
Bill Parker
Color
Color
Dimensions
10.5" x 14" (#1-6); Standard Golden Age U.S. (#7-133)
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)

Bulletman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
C. C. Beck ?
Inks
Pete Costanza
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bulletman [Jim Barr]
Keywords
steamrollers

[Boss Kizer's Political Power Play] (Table of Contents: 1)

Bulletman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jon Smalle
Inks
Jon Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bulletman [Jim Barr]; Sergeant Kent; Susan Kent; District Attorney Jordan; Boss Kizer (villain, political racketeer); Kizer's gang (villains)
Synopsis
District Attorney Jordan is running for Governor, but Boss Kizer is determined to first back Jordan for office, then use him to cover up for Kizer's illegal rackets.
Reprints

[The Hijacked Bomber] (Table of Contents: 2)

Devil's Dagger / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
V: Mr. H

[Quest for Jimmie's Parents] (Table of Contents: 3)

El Carim, Master of Magic / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Formes
Pencils
Sven Elven
Inks
Sven Elven
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
El Carim; The Duke (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits by Michael D. Fraley per interviews with Sven Elven's widow and son-in-law and documents they provided. See article in Alter Ego #162 (January 2020).

[Captured by the Djungas] (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain Venture and the Planet Princess / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita ?
Inks
Rafael Astarita ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Djungas (first appearance; villain); King Leon (first appearance; villain)

Ghost of the Bad Lands (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[The Drought of Doom] (Table of Contents: 6)

Lee Granger, Jungle King / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Hickey?
Inks
Tom Hickey?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Reprints

[Framed for Kidnapping] (Table of Contents: 7)

Red Gaucho / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Anderson
Inks
Harry Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

[Mark of the White Arrow] (Table of Contents: 8)

Buck Jones, Frontier Marshal / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buck Jones; Silver (horse); Mesquite Mike (deputy; Santos Figaro (villain); McPherson (rancher)
Synopsis
In compliance with a mysterious note, Buck heads for the saloon, baiting his trap for the unknown "White Arrow" who signed the note.

Indexer Notes

Battefield is credited on pencils and ink in the Devil's Dagger story in Master Comcs #8, and that art is similar to this story. The faces of the villains are exact matches, long chin, small eyes and long noses. Also notice the face in sideview in the Battefield scan on Jerry Bails' Who's Who from Target comics with pencils by Battefield, and from the same period.

[The Horned Masks] (Table of Contents: 9)

Zoro, The Mystery Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Binder
Inks
Jack Binder
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zoro; Horned Masks (first appearance; villains); Horned Masks' leader (first appearance; villain; death)

Indexer Notes

The art here is very similar to Binder's signed stories like Cloud Curtis and Black Owl, especially the inking.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bulletman
  2. 1. [Boss Kizer's Political Power Play]
    Bulletman
  3. 2. [The Hijacked Bomber]
    Devil's Dagger
  4. 3. [Quest for Jimmie's Parents]
    El Carim, Master of Magic
  5. 4. [Captured by the Djungas]
    Captain Venture and the Planet Princess
  6. 5. Ghost of the Bad Lands
  7. 6. [The Drought of Doom]
    Lee Granger, Jungle King
  8. 7. [Framed for Kidnapping]
    Red Gaucho
  9. 8. [Mark of the White Arrow]
    Buck Jones, Frontier Marshal
  10. 9. [The Horned Masks]
    Zoro, The Mystery Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Kyle "The Dagger" Sullivan
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr