(January 14 1942)

Fawcett, 1941 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication [Triangle]
Editing
France Herron ?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy Covers; Newsprint Interiors
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bulletman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mac Raboy; Bob Rogers (backgrounds)
Inks
Mac Raboy; Bob Rogers (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bulletman [Jim Barr]; Bulletgirl [Susan Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bob Rogers verified doing the backgrounds in interview with Roger Hill in Alter-Ego #7 (Winter, 2001).

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

Captain Marvel Picture Puzzle / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Lightning King] (Table of Contents: 2)

Bulletman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jack Binder Shop; Ed Dobrotka ?
Inks
Jack Binder Shop; Ed Dobrotka ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bulletman [Jim Barr]; Bulletgirl [Susan Kent; Sergeant Kent; Rodney B. Kent (distant cousin of Susan's); George L. Kent (Rodney's brother); Maxwell Kent (death); The Lightning King [Professor Willis Kent; aka Prefessor John Willoughby] (villain, introduction, death); Lightning King's gang [Bugs Jonker (underworld gang chief); others un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
An airliner traveling near a castle in the mountains on a clear day is suddenly struck by lightning and many passengers are killed, including Susan's distant cousin. When another distant cousin's life is threatened, Susan decides to investigate: as Bulletgirl, and discovers a wholesale plot to murder anyone named Kent!
Keywords
Evening Standard

Indexer Notes

The indicia on the splash page lists W. H. Fawcett, Jr. as President, Elliott D. Odell as the Advertising Director, Roscoe K. Fawcett as Circulation Director, Ralph Daigh as Editorial Director, and Al Allard as Art Director.

On page 2, panel 3, a newspaper listing the fatalities from the airliner crash lists artist Pete Riss.

Binder Shop credit by Craig Delich, per Bill Schelly, in Alter Ego #147 (July 2017).

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

America's Greatest Comics / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mac Raboy
Inks
Mac Raboy
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Smashing to the Top!
Characters
Spy Smasher [Alan Armstrong]; Bulletman [Jim Barr]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Minute Man [Jack Weston]; Mr. Scarlet [Brian Butler]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated house advertisement for America's Greatest Comics #1 (1941) featuring a reproduction of the cover.

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

Gene Autry Comics / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yipee! Gene Autry is in the Comics!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Gene Autry

Indexer Notes

Illustrated house advertisement for Gene Autry Comics #1 (December 1941), with on sale date of December 31st.

[The Octopus] (Table of Contents: 5)

Bulletman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Don Rico ?
Inks
Don Rico ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Buletman [Jim Barr]; Bulletgirl [Susan Kent]; Sergeant Kent; Joe (street cleaner); Mr. Meade; Mary (Mr. Meade;s maid); Jeeves (Mr. Meade's butler); The Octopus [Mr. Appleby] (villain, a reformer, introduction); Octopus' gang [Crusher; Monk; other un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Keywords
Daily Pop-Off; News

[Dropping Into the Parachute Corps] (Table of Contents: 6)

Private Ward / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Ward
Pencils
Bill Ward
Inks
Bill Ward
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Ward (introduction); Private Enterprise (introduction); Colonel Deakyne (introduction); General Carter (introduction)
Synopsis
Fate hits Private Ward hard when he attempts to ask the Colonel for a promotion.
Keywords
Camp Udope

[The Case of the Murdered Millionaire] (Table of Contents: 7)

Bulletman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bulletman [Jim Barr]; Bulletgirl [Susan Kent]; Sergeant Kent; Casey (Policeman); Mike (Policeman, death); Jake (Policeman, death); Henry Roberts (millionaire banker, death); Miss Lake (Robert's secretary); The Hunchback [Miller] (not connected with prior two Hunchbacks, villain, Robert's accountant, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The strange death of a prominent banker leads the Bullet duo into an investigation that brings them face to face with a killer hunchback!
Keywords
Hawkmoor

Swords For Two (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman [as "Juan Lopez"] (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Stacey Hughes (American good will ambassador); Old Carlo (A,merican Secret Service agent); un-named landlord; Dan Pablo Gorgo (villain, death)
Synopsis
An argument in a South American cafe leads to a duel.

Indexer Notes

The illustration appears to have a signature that is difficult to read.

[Mystery Island] (Table of Contents: 9)

Bulletman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bulletman [Jim Barr] [aka Fritz]; Miss Lloyd; Captain Glume; Mr. Wood; Petie (sailor, death); The Black Rat (villain, introduction); McKeefe (villain, killer); Pitelli (villain)
Synopsis
An ad in the newspaper for a rather dangerous and mysterious voyage to Mystery Island, from which no one has ever returned alive, perks the interest of the Police as well as Susan and Jim.
Reprints
Keywords
Fate (a ship); Mystery Island

Indexer Notes

The Black Rat apparently dies at the end of the story.

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

Comicscope / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Remington Portable Type writer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bulletman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Captain Marvel Picture Puzzle
  3. 2. [The Lightning King]
    Bulletman
  4. 3. ["Smashing to the Top!"]
    America's Greatest Comics
  5. 4. ["Yipee! Gene Autry is in the Comics!"]
    Gene Autry Comics
  6. 5. [The Octopus]
    Bulletman
  7. 6. [Dropping Into the Parachute Corps]
    Private Ward
  8. 7. [The Case of the Murdered Millionaire]
    Bulletman
  9. 8. Swords For Two
  10. 9. [Mystery Island]
    Bulletman
  11. 10. ["Absolutely Free!"]
    Comicscope
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Remington Portable Type writer
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