(March 1941)

Columbia, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-01-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Columbia Comic Corporation
Editing
Vin Sullivan (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Joe Palooka; Charlie Chan; Skyman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Creig Flessel ?
Inks
Creig Flessel ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Joe! Look out for that tree stump!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Skyman [Allen Turner]; Charlie Chan; Joe Palooka; Jibby Jones; The Face [Tony Trent] (inset); Marvelo (inset); Rocky Ryan (inset)
Keywords
sledding; T.N.T.

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

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
A press conference at Washington --
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Skyman [Allen Trent]; Fawn Carroll; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Stentor (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who indicates that Fox was a writer on this feature at this time.

The Skyman Lends a Hand (Table of Contents: 2)

The Skyman / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited as Paul Dean); Vin Sullivan ?
Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Allan Turner lounged on the aft deck...
Genre
aviation; superhero
Characters
The Skyman [Allen Turner]; Ted Dawson

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who indicates that Fox sometimes used the pen name of Paul Dean as did Vin Sullivan. Both wrote for Columbia during this period.

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

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
Many and varied are the accidents...
Genre
spy
Characters
Spy-Chief [Jeff Cardiff]; Commander Nolan; Drahson; Norgos

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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
Despite a badly sprained ankle...
Characters
Joe Palooka; Knobby Walsh; Ann Howe
Reprints
  • from Joe Palooka daily (The McNaught Syndiccate)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The circus is in town!
Genre
crime
Characters
Tom Kerry; Carl Barker; Stella; Dolly; Joe Castell

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Jibby Jones / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Some day Jane I'm goin' to be a Boy Scout...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Jibby Jones; his mother; Jane

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

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
Well Butch what is the laugh for today?
Genre
humor
Characters
George Bungle; Homer
Reprints
  • from The Bungle Family Sunday (The McNaught Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

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

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

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
On board ship returning to the United States...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Charlie Chan; Kirk Barrow; Sam Shalett; Biena; Miss Parrish; Mr. Richter
Reprints
  • from Charlie Chan daily (The McNaught Syndicate)

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

Movieland Sketches / illustration / 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
In many of the movie fight scenes...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Bette Davis; Mala

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 2 pages (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
We'll rehearse what you're s'posed to do...
Genre
humor
Characters
Dixie 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: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Through the land of the blue glass tower...
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Rocky Ryan; Doe Ames; Targo; Prince Naran; King Mowra

Indexer Notes

Whitney signs in the final panel of page four.

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

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

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab (signed)
Inks
Fred Schwab (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Br-rr-r!

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Marvelo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're coming to the Belmere Race Track, Zee!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvelo; Zee; Mary Dolan; her mother; Lefty Louie

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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
There's Buddy now, Imogene...
Genre
humor
Characters
Dixie Dugan; Imogene; Buddy
Reprints
  • from Dixie Dugan Sunday (The McNaught Syndicate)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Facts From Here'n There / illustration / 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
The average college football game...
Genre
non-fiction

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

The Face / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One night in Harbor Haven...
Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
The Face [Tony Trent] (radio commentator); Jinny Gildernest; Dr. Franck (villain, society doctor, sandstone collector); two un-named crooks (villains)
Synopsis
The Face grabs a sandstone buddha from a pair of crooks and sees the foremost authority on sandstone figures to find out whether it is hollow or not. Dr. Franck tells him it isn't, but Tony Trent discovers that it is, and that it's secreting stolen diamonds.
Keywords
Radio Station WBSC; Sandstone Buddha

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits added by Craig Delich.

Michael Blake, a by-line used at Columbia, was used by writer Gardner F. Fox.

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

Barnyard Frolics / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Bogle (signed)
Pencils
Jack Bogle (signed)
Inks
Jack Bogle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Watch me show the rest of the gang up...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Oddities From Here'n There / illustration / 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)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The ocean liner "Liberty"...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hey, Joe! Look out for that tree stump!!"]
    Joe Palooka; Charlie Chan; Skyman
  2. 1. ["A press conference at Washington --"]
    The Skyman
  3. 2. The Skyman Lends a Hand
    The Skyman
  4. 3. ["Many and varied are the accidents..."]
    Spy-Chief
  5. 4. ["Despite a badly sprained ankle..."]
    Joe Palooka
  6. 5. ["The circus is in town!"]
    Tom Kerry District Attorney
  7. 6. ["Some day Jane I'm goin' to be a Boy Scout..."]
    Jibby Jones
  8. 7. ["Well Butch what is the laugh for today?"]
    The Bungle Family
  9. 8. ["On board ship returning to the United States..."]
    Charlie Chan
  10. 9. ["In many of the movie fight scenes..."]
    Movieland Sketches
  11. 10. ["We'll rehearse what you're s'posed to do..."]
    Dixie Dugan
  12. 11. ["Through the land of the blue glass tower..."]
    Rocky Ryan
  13. 12. ["Br-rr-r!"]
    Mike the Mascot
  14. 13. ["We're coming to the Belmere Race Track, Zee!"]
    Marvelo
  15. 14. ["There's Buddy now, Imogene..."]
    Dixie Dugan
  16. 15. ["The average college football game..."]
    Facts From Here'n There
  17. 16. ["One night in Harbor Haven..."]
    The Face
  18. 17. ["Watch me show the rest of the gang up..."]
    Barnyard Frolics
  19. 18. ["The ocean liner "Liberty"..."]
    Oddities From Here'n There
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Keith Chandler
  • Craig Delich
  • Del Gruber
  • Lou Mougin (R.I.P.)
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Dave Redmond
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ramon Schenk