Four Color #24 - Gang Busters
(1943)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title: Gang Busters, No. 24.
Copyright, 1942, by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.


Gang Busters (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Genre
crime
Keywords
machine guns; policemen

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

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Jenney [as R. L. J.] (signed)
Inks
Bob Jenney [as R. L. J.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The story of "Dodger" Willis, the one-man crime wave
Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Gates; Henry Duffy (villain); Dodger [James Willis] (villain, death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Zorko Jail Break (Table of Contents: 2)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley (signed)
Inks
Dan Gormley (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Officer Murphy; The Weasel (villain); Max Zorko (villain); Richu (villain); Grumps (villain)
Reprints

Crime Cult (Table of Contents: 3)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley (signed)
Inks
Dan Gormley (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Officer Murphy; Roy Brandt; Silas Krow (death); The Crime Cult [Auguste Murk (villain); Lead Malone (villain); Rock Benson (villain)]; Macher (villain)
Reprints

The Higgins Gang (Table of Contents: 4)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley (signed)
Inks
Dan Gormley (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Officer Murphy; The Higgings Gang [Ace Higgins (villain); Batty (villain, death); Putsey (villain, death); Slim (villain, death)]
Reprints

The "John Doe" Gang (Table of Contents: 5)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley (signed)
Inks
Dan Gormley (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Officer Murphy; Officer Kelly; The John Doe Gang (villains); Johnnie Chek (villain); Joe Meggs (villain)
Reprints

The D'Ambrosio Brothers (Table of Contents: 6)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Officer Dwyer (death); Lefty Billings (villain, death); Al D'Ambrosio (villain); Lou D'Ambrosio (villain, death); Mae D'Ambrosio (villain)
Reprints

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

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
A crate of poisonous snakes proves deadly
Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Officer Murphy; Officer Frazer; Jinks (villain, death); Pete (villain, death)
Reprints

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

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Jenney [as R. L. J.] (signed)
Inks
Bob Jenney [as R. L. J.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tony Gorio, a waterfront thug
Genre
crime
Characters
Pete Hanson; Tom Carson; Tony Gorio (villain)
Reprints

The Sea Gull Gang (Table of Contents: 9)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Harry (death); Joe; The Sea Gull Gang (villains); Pug Miller (villain); Fagan (villain)
Reprints

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

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Chambers
Inks
Jim Chambers
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Silk Spanella outlines a new racket to his mob.
Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Officer Casey; Mrs. Mallone; Tony Paletti; Miss Hayes; Mr. Fawley; Fred Aker; Mrs. Aker; Colonel Davannon; Frank; Joe; Blackout Protective Society [Silk Spanella (villain); Spike (villain); Louis (villain); Piggy (villain)]
Synopsis
Chief Winston breaks up a blackout protection racket.
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Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (April 2011).

The Silk Hat Gang (Table of Contents: 11)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
E. C. Stoner (signed)
Inks
E. C. Stoner (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; The Silk Hat Gang [Sparkie Travers (villain, death); Blondie (villain); Gyp (villain); Flash Lily (villain)]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Gang Busters Pinup] (Table of Contents: 12)

Gang Busters / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Gang Busters
    Gang Busters
  2. 1. ["The story of "Dodger" Willis, the one-man crime wave"]
    Gang Busters
  3. 2. The Zorko Jail Break
    Gang Busters
  4. 3. Crime Cult
    Gang Busters
  5. 4. The Higgins Gang
    Gang Busters
  6. 5. The "John Doe" Gang
    Gang Busters
  7. 6. The D'Ambrosio Brothers
    Gang Busters
  8. 7. ["A crate of poisonous snakes proves deadly"]
    Gang Busters
  9. 8. ["Tony Gorio, a waterfront thug"]
    Gang Busters
  10. 9. The Sea Gull Gang
    Gang Busters
  11. 10. ["Silk Spanella outlines a new racket to his mob."]
    Gang Busters
  12. 11. The Silk Hat Gang
    Gang Busters
  13. 12. [Gang Busters Pinup]
    Gang Busters
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