(January 1937)

Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comics Magazine Company, Inc.

Issue Notes

Data taken from Howard Keltner's Golden age index & the existing GCD index.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Allison (credited as W.M. Allison)
Inks
Bill Allison (credited as W.M. Allison)
Colors
?
Letters
William Cook ?

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Allison is credited on the contents page.

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

Contents / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Brenner ?
Inks
George Brenner ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Baffled by a Flower (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
George Brenner (credited as Geo. E. Brenner)
Pencils
George Brenner (credited as Geo. E. Brenner)
Inks
George Brenner (credited as Geo. E. Brenner)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Clock stopped for a day...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Clock; The Orchid (introduction)
Synopsis
A woman calling herself The Orchid is sitting behind a blonde man on an open-topped bus, when she notices brown hairs growing on the back of his nexk. She writes a note, which he picks up, stating she knows he is The Clock and to meet her at a specific time and place. Thinking this might lead to a romantic encounter, he attends and helps rescue her from a band of thugs, but she disappears into the night.
Reprints
  • in Wags Comics (Editors Press Service) #? [overseas]

Murder at Midnight (Table of Contents: 3)

Spurlock and Watkins / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
John Patterson (credited as J.A. Patterson)
Pencils
John Patterson (credited as J.A. Patterson)
Inks
John Patterson (credited as J.A. Patterson)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Goodness what was that?
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Spurlock; Watkins; Colonel Thorndyke; Mrs. Thorndyke; Ling
Synopsis
Colonel Thorndyke is murdered in his home, and the great detective is called in to solve the case.

Indexer Notes

Holmes & Watson style detectives. Humor

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

Clues Club / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Lester (signed as ES) (credited as Charles F. Lester)
Pencils
Charles Lester (signed as ES) (credited as Charles F. Lester)
Inks
Charles Lester (signed as ES) (credited as Charles F. Lester)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Suppose you were a detective!
Genre
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Lester is credited on the contents page.

The Trans-Atlantic Murder Mystery (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
E. F. Webster (credited) (signed as E. F. W.)
Pencils
E. F. Webster (credited) (signed as E. F. W.)
Inks
E. F. Webster (credited) (signed as E. F. W.)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aboard the S.S. Gigantic...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Nikolas Gale; Inspector Craig; the Captain; Crimmins
Synopsis
Wealthy Nikolas Gale is murdered aboad the liner S.S. Gigantic, two days out of Southampton, England, and the fabulous Rajah Diamond stolen. Inspector Craig, on vacation, is also aboard and brings the murderer to justice.

The Master Mind (Table of Contents: 6)

Master Mind / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Marko (credited as George Merkle)
Pencils
George Marko (credited as George Merkle)
Inks
George Marko (credited as George Merkle)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ain't that the guy they call the "Master Mind"?
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Warren [The Master Mind]; Mrs. Gould; Larson the butler
Synopsis
The Master Mind solves the mystery of the murder of the wealthy Gould in his own home.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page seven is headed "The Solution to the Master Mind Mystery", and has our hero explaining the solution to the case.

Caught in the Act (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Bill Allison (credited as W.M. Allison)
Inks
Bill Allison (credited as W.M. Allison)
Colors
Bill Allison (credited as W.M. Allison)
Letters
?

Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

A two page spread.

Diamond of Doom (Table of Contents: 8)

Speed Rush / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Richards (credited)
Pencils
Jim Wilcox (credited as Milt Wilcox)
Inks
Jim Wilcox (credited as Milt Wilcox)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're going to be murdered, Detective Rush!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Speed Rush; O. Fenton; Machine Gun Corson (crook); Rocks McCool (crook)
Synopsis
Speed Rush, "hard-boiled Ace of the private detectives", is called in by Fenton, who is charged by the Rajah of Dewar to cut the famous Dewar Diamond, worth half a million dollars. International diamond thief Rocks McCool steals the gem at gunpoint, and takes Rush and Fenton aboard a ship, intending to encase them in cement and drop them overboard. But Rush disarms one of the crooks and holds the others at gunpoint until the arrival of the Coast Guard.
Reprints

The Case of The-Lizard (Table of Contents: 9)

Clem Bowers / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Victor Dowling (credited as Victor J. Dowling)
Pencils
Victor Dowling (credited as Victor J. Dowling)
Inks
Victor Dowling (credited as Victor J. Dowling)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who was that, Clem?
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Clem Bowers; Dr. Harvey; Angus McKeever; Donovan; Kucharski
Synopsis
Bowers is called in on a case of espionage involving military secrets microscopically etched on glass, and transported in the gizzard of lizards.
Reprints

Sapphire Seas (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Captain C. W. Scott (credited)
Pencils
? (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
? (2 spot illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Eggers; Second Officer Harley; Andy Lauenberg; Miss Foster

Wharf Rat (Table of Contents: 11)

Thurston Hunt / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Art Pinajian (signed as Pinajian) (credited as Arthur A. Pinajian)
Pencils
Art Pinajian (signed as Pinajian) (credited as Arthur A. Pinajian)
Inks
Art Pinajian (signed as Pinajian) (credited as Arthur A. Pinajian)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This Slug Barton...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Thurston Hunt; Tom; Slug Barton (crook); Mike (crook)
Synopsis
Hunt and Tom are looking for Slug Barton and his gang of thieves on the waterfront, but are themselves captured. Managing to escape, they pursue Barton and Hunt shoots him.
Reprints

The Amateur Murder (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Tom McNamara (credited as G.G. Lewis)
Pencils
Tom McNamara (credited as G.G. Lewis)
Inks
Tom McNamara (credited as G.G. Lewis)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Away out west in San Francisco...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Lilly Belle Swidge; Whitney D. Le Zard; Norman Rogers
Synopsis
Lilly Belle rejects Le Zard's proposal of marriage in favor of Norman Rogers. Le Zard murders Rogers, staging it to look like a suicide, but still has no luck gaining her affections. Eventually, proof of the murder takes Le Zard to the electric chair.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Contents
  3. 2. Baffled by a Flower
    The Clock
  4. 3. Murder at Midnight
    Spurlock and Watkins
  5. 4. ["Suppose you were a detective!"]
    Clues Club
  6. 5. The Trans-Atlantic Murder Mystery
  7. 6. The Master Mind
    Master Mind
  8. 7. Caught in the Act
  9. 8. Diamond of Doom
    Speed Rush
  10. 9. The Case of The-Lizard
    Clem Bowers
  11. 10. Sapphire Seas
  12. 11. Wharf Rat
    Thurston Hunt
  13. 12. The Amateur Murder
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