([1950] ?)

Times Printing Works, 1950? Series
 
Price
5d [0-0-5 NZP]
Pages
24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Times Printing Works Ltd
Editing
?
Color
colour cover; black and white interior
Dimensions
185 mm x 250 mm
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
ongoing series

Issue Notes

This substantially a reprint of 5 Star Comics (Young's Merchandising Company, 1949 ? series) #1. It has no changes to the cover other than the price, but it includes only four features. "Lady Luck" is not reprinted.

This issue's indicia confirms the Australian source: "Printed and published by the Times Printing Works Ltd., 2-4 Chapman St, Newton, Auckland by arrangement with Rosnock Pty. Ltd., Sydney, Australia. Contents copyright and all rights reserved. Distributed entirely by Gordon & Gotch (A/asia) Ltd."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?; Harry Sahle (layout)
Inks
?; Harry Sahle (layout)
Colors
?

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Indexer Notes

This cover is based closely on the splash page of the Hickory story in this issue.

[The New Columbus] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Sprit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman ?
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine; Quality staff
Letters
Martin DeMuth
Editing
George Brenner (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I thought it would be good sportsmanship to have a little party together…
Genre
adventure
Synopsis
When a tramp called the New Columbus puts a curse on Ronny Beech's gang, one of the group takes advantage of the opportunity to cover up murder.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Hickory / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Sahle [as Sahle]
Inks
Harry Sahle [as Sahle]
Letters
?
Editing
Jesse C. Rogers (original editor); Jr.; Everett M. Arnold [as E. M. Arnold] (original general manager)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yessiree, Hickory! This shore is some handy gadget…
Genre
humour
Characters
Hickory; Paw; Mr. Miller
Synopsis
Hickory's new "1001 jiffy do-Anything" engine is supposed to make all his jobs easy, but ends up destoying the farm.
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[The Problem of Sophia] (Table of Contents: 3)

Lassie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bernard Dibble
Pencils
Bernard Dibble
Inks
Bernard Dibble
Letters
?
Editing
George Brenner (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lassie and Laddie are invited to rich Uncle Balty's for a visit…
Genre
animal
Characters
Lassie; Laddie; Uncle Balty; Aunt Sophia; Pipwilliger
Synopsis
Lassie and Laddie visit Uncle Balty. His sister Sophia is stern at first, but takes her brother's advice to act more like the children, and goes on a spree with a confiscated slingshot. Lassie and Laddie promote a romance for Sophia, freeing Balty from her presence. He's delighted.
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The Land That Time Forgot (Table of Contents: 4)

Perky / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gill Fox ?
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox (signed)
Letters
?
Editing
Jesse C. Rogers (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Car hit me so I hit car back!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Perky travels into the distant past to try to help cavemen become civilized.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [The New Columbus]
    The Sprit
  3. 2. ["Yessiree, Hickory! This shore is some handy gadget…"]
    Hickory
  4. 3. [The Problem of Sophia]
    Lassie
  5. 4. The Land That Time Forgot
    Perky
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