Headline Comics #v10#4 (70)
(March-April 1955)

Prize, 1943 Series
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Volume
10
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Headline Publications, Inc.
Brand
Prize Group
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[The Roller Derby Raceteers] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marvin Stein
Inks
Marvin Stein
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
detective-mystery; sports
Keywords
roller derby

Indexer Notes

Cover leads directly to first page of first interior story.

The Roller Derby Racketeers (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marvin Stein
Inks
Marvin Stein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; sports
Synopsis
Gamblers fix roller derby contests by having the favored team lose.
Keywords
gamblers; murder; roller derby

Indexer Notes

Story continues from the cover scene.

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

Closeups / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Five short articles concerning various aspects of crimes and police work.
Keywords
Chicago; fingerprints; guns; London; robbery; shoplifter; St. Louis

Indexer Notes

Text with illustrated border

Smart Guy (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
A mentally-deficient man gets in a street brawl and is jailed. While in jail, a small-time hood uses him to escape and forces him to help him commit robberies.
Keywords
jail; mental handicap; newspaper columnist; robbery

Matchbook (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Article on how a matchbook found in a comic book helped track down a man who committed a murder in New Mexico.
Keywords
1951; comic book; fingerprints; matchbook; murder; New Mexico; Tucumcari

Indexer Notes

Text with illustrated border.

Face of Death (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; crime
Characters
Lieutenant Cooper (death); un-named jewelry store employee (death); Brad Aken (villain, prospector, death); Arthur Duneen [aka Phil Anderson; aka Brad Aken] (villain, actor, death); Barton [aka Joe Smith] (villain, Duneen's partner/valet, death)
Synopsis
Arthur Duneen, a master of disguise, uses his talents to commit crimes in the city. When the heat is on, he and an accomplice flee to Nevada, but find the police still on their trail. In a calculated move, Duneen assumes the guise of a supposed prospector, and unexpectantly meets his end.
Reprints
Keywords
1947; desert; disguise; murder; Nevada; Reno (Nevada); robbery

Indexer Notes

Jim Vandeboncoeur, Jr. reports that the inks for this story are by George Roussos. Originally credited to Mort Meskin.

Flames of Destruction! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5.88 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin ?; George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; crime
Characters
Dave Marshall (newspaper reporter, Clyde's brother); un-named doctor; Nicky (death); Kathy (Nicky's wife, death); Sanders (Policeman); Clyde Marshall (villain, drug racketeer, death)
Synopsis
A stockbroker smuggles drugs as a sideline to get money to impress a woman. He gets caught and the woman marries his assistant. The man breaks out of prison and gets revenge on the pair, but is trapped and killed himself.
Keywords
arson; Daily Express; drugs; murder; newspaper reporter; prison; revenge; warehouse

Indexer Notes

Last panel of story is an ad from National Name Plates in Watertown, Massachusetts, encouraging readers to contact their company and sell their personalized name plates in order to earn extra money.

Jim Vandeboncoeur, Jr. reports that the inks for this story possibly are by George Roussos. Originally credited to Mort Meskin only.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Roller Derby Raceteers]
  2. 1. The Roller Derby Racketeers
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Closeups
  4. 3. Smart Guy
  5. 4. Matchbook
  6. 5. Face of Death
  7. 6. Flames of Destruction!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Nick Caputo
  • Merlin Haas
  • Craig Delich
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