(February 1941)

Columbia, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1940
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Columbia Comic Corporation
Editing
Vin Sullivan

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Skyman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ogden Whitney ? (Skyman figure); Creig Flessel ?
Inks
Ogden Whitney ? (Skyman figure); Creig Flessel ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Skyman; Charlie Chan (tied to conning tower); The Face (inset); Joe Palooka (inset); Charlie Chan (inset)

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

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
A. W. Nugent
Pencils
A. W. Nugent
Inks
A. W. Nugent
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Inside Front-Cover

[The Cosmic Ray Weapon] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Skyman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited as Paul Dean)
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the social event of the season...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fawn Carroll; Allan Turner [The Skyman]

Indexer Notes

Whitney signs on the first panel of the final page.

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

Mike the Mascot / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[The Breadloaf Bomber Plans] (Table of Contents: 4)

Spy-Chief / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mart Bailey (signed)
Inks
Mart Bailey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Plans for the Dawson bomber...
Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Spy-Chief [Jeff Cardiff]; Mr. Dawson; Old Jake; MacDonald

The Day Before the Big Fight. (Table of Contents: 5)

Joe Palooka / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher (credited)
Pencils
Ham Fisher (credited)
Inks
Ham Fisher (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Darling, I'm worried.
Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Joe Palooka; Ann Howe; Knobby Walsh; Buddy Peters, the Australian Assassin; Mike Jacobs
Reprints
  • from Joe Palooka daily (The McNaught Syndiccate)

Indexer Notes

strip reprints; Inside Front-Cover

[The Terch Kidnapping Case] (Table of Contents: 6)

Tom Kerry District Attorney / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (credited as Gene Baxter)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (credited as Gene Baxter)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Teach kidnapping case...
Genre
crime
Characters
Tom Kerry; Officer Clancy; Chicago Al; Li Teach

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

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
J. P. McEvoy (credited)
Pencils
John Striebel (credited as J. H. Striebel)
Inks
John Striebel (credited as J. H. Striebel)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Zere weel be a prize...
Characters
Dixie Dugan; her mother
Reprints
  • from Dixie Dugan Sunday (The McNaught Syndicate)

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

Off-Side / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Metzer (credited as Jo Metzer)
Pencils
Joe Metzer (credited as Jo Metzer)
Inks
Joe Metzer (credited as Jo Metzer)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hoist away Louie - we caught a whopper
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Three single panel gag cartoons.

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

The Bungle Family / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
H. J. Tuthill (credited)
Pencils
H. J. Tuthill (credited)
Inks
H. J. Tuthill (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gum. One stick. Yes sir.
Characters
George Bungle
Reprints
  • from The Bungle Family Sunday (The MvNaught Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

The top tier is a strip entitled "Short Stories", by the same creator.

[The Macaw Mystery, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 10)

Charlie Chan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Andriola (credited)
Pencils
Alfred Andriola (credited)
Inks
Alfred Andriola (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Finding Shalet's door open...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Charlie Chan; David Frome; Kirk Barrow; Shallet; Miss Parrish; Mr. Richter
Reprints
  • from Charlie Chan daily (The McNaught Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

Film Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer (signed as F B G)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed as F B G)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed as F B G)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Helen Vinson's speciality...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
James Stewart; Helen Vinson

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

Potts the Butler / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vin Sullivan (signed)
Pencils
Vin Sullivan (signed)
Inks
Vin Sullivan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My cold is so bad I can hardly talk.
Genre
humor
Characters
Potts the Butler

Indexer Notes

A previous indexer misread the signature as "Jim Sullivan".

[Land of the Blue Glass Tower] (Table of Contents: 13)

Rocky Ryan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Returning from the underground Antarctic city of Pola...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Doe Ames; Rocky Ryan; Targo; Blusto

Marvelo's Railroad Adventure! (Table of Contents: 14)

Marvelo / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox ?
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvelo; Zee

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations.

While travelling by train, Marvelo's man Zee is reading a copy of "Big Shot Comics".

[The Troglodytes of Matto Grosso] (Table of Contents: 15)

Marvelo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (credited)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After deep sea fishing...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvelo; Frank Burt; his father

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

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
J. P. McEvoy (credited)
Pencils
John Striebel (credited as J. H. Striebel)
Inks
John Striebel (credited as J. H. Striebel)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mornin'
Genre
humor
Characters
Dixie Dugan; Ma Dugan; Pa Dugan
Reprints
  • from Dixie Dugan Sunday (The McNaught Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

The top tier is "Good Deed Dotty", by the same creators.

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

Facts from Here 'n' There / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

[The Dude Ranch Kidnapping] (Table of Contents: 18)

Face / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited as Michael Blake)
Pencils
Mart Bailey
Inks
Mart Bailey
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tony Trent - popular radio commentator...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Face [Tony Trent]; Babs Walsh; Uncle Bill Walsh; Ferret

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

Mortimer the Monk / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Skyman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [The Cosmic Ray Weapon]
    The Skyman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Mike the Mascot
  5. 4. [The Breadloaf Bomber Plans]
    Spy-Chief
  6. 5. The Day Before the Big Fight.
    Joe Palooka
  7. 6. [The Terch Kidnapping Case]
    Tom Kerry District Attorney
  8. 7. ["Zere weel be a prize..."]
    Dixie Dugan
  9. 8. ["Hoist away Louie - we caught a whopper"]
    Off-Side
  10. 9. ["Gum. One stick. Yes sir."]
    The Bungle Family
  11. 10. [The Macaw Mystery, Part 2]
    Charlie Chan
  12. 11. ["Helen Vinson's speciality..."]
    Film Facts
  13. 12. ["My cold is so bad I can hardly talk."]
    Potts the Butler
  14. 13. [Land of the Blue Glass Tower]
    Rocky Ryan
  15. 14. Marvelo's Railroad Adventure!
    Marvelo
  16. 15. [The Troglodytes of Matto Grosso]
    Marvelo
  17. 16. ["Mornin'"]
    Dixie Dugan
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Facts from Here 'n' There
  19. 18. [The Dude Ranch Kidnapping]
    Face
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Mortimer the Monk
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Keith Chandler
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Dave Redmond
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Daniel Thingvold