Four Color #11 - Wash Tubbs
(1942)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell Publishing Co.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "WASH TUBBS, No. 11." No code number. Copyright 1937, 1938 by NEA Service, Inc. The first 36 story pages have a logo at the top of each page, even though they are daily strip reprints. They have been separated into three storylines. Beginning with Sequence 4, each sequence starts with a logo and is a reprint, likely from Red Ryder Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wash Tubbs / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Captain Easy
Keywords
sharks

[Piracy aboard the S.S. Platonic] (Table of Contents: 1)

Wash Tubbs / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane (signed)
Pencils
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Captain Easy; Helga Zmith; Beverly Hill
Synopsis
Easy gets in the middle of a love triangle with Helga Zmith and Beverly Hill. Zmith turns out to be the mastermind of a mid-ocean robbery that nets her gang $3,000,000. She also takes Beverly Hill along, for ransom and also to settle a grudge against Easy. Easy and Wash track Zmith to her island hideout.
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1937.12.03-1938.02.16

Indexer Notes

Story begins on inside front cover in black, red, and white.

[Wash Meets Carol McKee] (Table of Contents: 2)

Wash Tubbs / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane (signed)
Pencils
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Roy Crane (signed)

Characters
Wash Tubbs; Gozy Gallup; Roxie Gallup; Sheriff McGuire; Carol McKee; J.P. McKee
Synopsis
With Easy gone, Wash decides to go back to his home town. He connects with an old pal, Gozy Gallup, but Gozy's wife tosses both of them out of the house. After a night in a blizzard, Gozy's wife takes them back in. Gozy and his wife decide that Wash needs to get married and arranges a party with all the town's debutantes—which includes Carol McKee.
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1938.

[Wash buys the Topsy-Turvey Club] (Table of Contents: 3)

Wash Tubbs / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane (signed)
Pencils
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Captain Easy; J.P. McKee; Carol McKee; Frankie Slaughter; Gozy Gallup; Roxie Gallup; Lucifer
Synopsis
Wash gets a check for $3,000 for helping recover the S.S. Platonic's gold. He ends up leasing a run-down night club from Frankie Slaughter. Wash doesn't know that Slaughter is a gangster. Easy comes back after an unexplained absence. Wash gets the club ready to open, only to find out that the highway department is re-paving the highway and there is no access to the club.
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1938

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

Wash Tubbs / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane
Pencils
Roy Crane
Inks
Roy Crane
Colors
?
Letters
Roy Crane

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll borrow some money to pay the drivers, Easy, Hurry...
Genre
crime
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Captain Easy; Lucifer; J.P. McKee; Carol McKee; Frankie Slaughter
Synopsis
Wash opens the Topsy-Turvey Club and is an immediate success. Gangster Frankie Slaughter decides that he wants to buy the club and when Wash refuses, pulls the extortion racket on him.
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1938.04.14 [last panel (partially redrawn)], 1938.04.15-1939.04.16, 1938.04.18-1938.04.23, 1938.04.25, 1938.04.26, 1938.04.27 [half of first panel cut], 1938.04.28, 1938.04.29 [third panel cut], 1938.04.30, 1938.05.02 [third panel cut], 1938.05.03 [last panel cut]

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

Wash Tubbs / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane
Pencils
Roy Crane
Inks
Roy Crane
Colors
?
Letters
Roy Crane

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You've cost me $830
Genre
crime
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Captain Easy; Frankie Slaughter; Flo; Trigger Murphy; Hallelujah Robinson; Smiles Tortoni
Synopsis
The law is helpless when Slaughter repeatedly vandalizes Wash's night club. Easy imports a couple of hired guns to even the odds.
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1938.05.06 [last panel], 1938.05.07, 1938.05.09 [third panel cut], 1938.05.10-1938.05.14, 1938.05.16-1938.05.21 [first two panels]

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

Wash Tubbs / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane
Pencils
Roy Crane
Inks
Roy Crane
Colors
?
Letters
Roy Crane

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When I start home tonight, They'll be laying for me...
Genre
crime
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Captain Easy; Flo; Frankie Slaughter; Dinwiddy; Smiles Tortoni; Carol McKee
Synopsis
Easy sets a trap for Slaughter, but Slaughter is warned and instead goes to the club where he roughs up Wash and demands the lease for the night club. When Wash doesn't produce the lease the next day, Slaughter sets up an series of attacks to eliminate Wash and disfigure Carol McKee.
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1938.05.21 [last two panels], 1938.05.23-1938.05.26, 1938.05.27 [last panel cut], 1938.05.28, 1938.05.30, 1938.06.01 [first panel cut], 1938.06.02 [third panel cut], 1938.06.03, 1938.06.04, 1938.06.06

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

Wash Tubbs / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane (signed)
Pencils
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Roy Crane (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Give her the gas, Beany! It's a clear get-away!
Genre
crime
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Captain Easy; Carol McKee; Hallelujah Robinson
Synopsis
Slaughter machine-guns Wash's limousine and one of his men threatens to disfigure Carol with acid. The police chase Slaughter's car which smashes into a roadblock. His men are captured, but Slaughter escapes. All this activity has ruined Wash's business, so he decides to throw one last big party at the night club. Slaughter is brazen enough to attend, confident that he has an iron-clad alibi for the afternoon's action. Wash weasels a deal for the club from Slaughter, while Easy goes and gets the police.
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1938.06.07-1938,06.11, 1938.06.13- 1938.06.15, 1938.06.16 [second panel cut], 1938.06.17, 1938.06.18, 1938.06.20, 1938.06.21 [first panel]

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

Wash Tubbs / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane (signed)
Pencils
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Roy Crane (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I happen to like pictures, Frankie. Here's one that shows you...
Genre
crime
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Captain Easy; Frankie Slaughter; Smiles Tortoni; Hallelujah Robinson; J.P McKee; Carol McKee
Synopsis
Easy confronts Frankie Slaughter with evidence that he tried to murder Wash. Slaughter tries to escape, but is killed. Wash closes the night club and goes to ask Carol McKee to marry him. Her father is not happy.
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1938.06.21 [last three panels]-1938.06.25, 1938.06.25-1938.07.01, 1938.07.03, 1938.07.04

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

Wash Tubbs / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane (signed)
Pencils
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Roy Crane (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Being my only child, Carol will some day inherit an estate...
Genre
drama
Characters
Wash Tubbs; J.P. McKee; Carol McKee; Dauntless (dog)
Synopsis
Carol's father doesn't approve of Wash marrying his daughter and takes her on a trip to Europe to get away from him. Wash gets "adopted" by a stray dog.
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1938.07.05-1938.07.09, 1938.07.11, 1938.07.12 [first two panels]
Keywords
soap opera

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

Wash Tubbs / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane (signed)
Pencils
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Roy Crane (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Easy disappeared once before, an' when I tried to question him...
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Dauntless (dog); Mother Grey; Virginia
Synopsis
Easy has disappeared. Wash tries to give a cowering mongrel dog some confidence and takes a room in a house with a woman and her crippled daughter.
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs (NEA Service) daily newspaper strips from 1938.07.16 [last panel]-1938.07.21

Indexer Notes

Story begins on inside back cover in black, red, and white and concludes on back cover in color.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wash Tubbs
  2. 1. [Piracy aboard the S.S. Platonic]
    Wash Tubbs
  3. 2. [Wash Meets Carol McKee]
    Wash Tubbs
  4. 3. [Wash buys the Topsy-Turvey Club]
    Wash Tubbs
  5. 4. ["I'll borrow some money to pay the drivers, Easy, Hurry..."]
    Wash Tubbs
  6. 5. ["You've cost me $830"]
    Wash Tubbs
  7. 6. ["When I start home tonight, They'll be laying for me..."]
    Wash Tubbs
  8. 7. ["Give her the gas, Beany! It's a clear get-away!"]
    Wash Tubbs
  9. 8. ["I happen to like pictures, Frankie. Here's one that shows you..."]
    Wash Tubbs
  10. 9. ["Being my only child, Carol will some day inherit an estate..."]
    Wash Tubbs
  11. 10. ["Easy disappeared once before, an' when I tried to question him..."]
    Wash Tubbs
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