(January 1942)

Great Comics, 1941 Series
Price
0.10 USD (U.S.A. and Canada); 0.15 USD (Foreign Countries)
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1942-01-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Great Comics Publications, Inc.
Printer
Printed in U. S. A.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Some page numbers in the table of contents scan are difficult to read, so the story order in this index still needs confirmation.

Indicia (scan provided by Frank Motler):
Great Comics, No. 3, 1942. Published bi-monthly by Great Comics Publications, Inc., 220 West 42nd St., New York City. Entire contents Copyrighted, 1942 by Great Comics Publications, Inc. Yearly Subscription in the U. S. A. $1.00; Canada $1.50; Foreign $2.10. Single copies 10 cents in the U. S. A. and Canada; 15 cents in Foreign Countries. The publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited material.
Printed in U. S. A.
Distributed by American News Company

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 1.

Jap War Spurs Futuro to Kidnap Hitler (Table of Contents)

Futuro / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Adolf Hitler; Satan; Futuro
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reed Crandall artist credit from Rudy Palais and his copy of the original cover proof as shown to Roger Hill (story posted to GCD-Chat list by Roger Hill on 14 August 2018).

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall (Futuro figure); various (other figures)
Inks
Reed Crandall (Futuro figure); various (other figures)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Futuro; Kid Bagdad; The Octopus; Madame Strange; Bud Wilson; The Great Zarro

Indexer Notes

Each feature has a drawing, a teaser blurb, and a page number. Scan provided by Frank Motler, and used to reorder the sequences in this index.

Reed Crandall Futuro figure artist credit from Rudy Palais as told to Roger Hill (story posted to GCD-Chat list by Roger Hill on 14 August 2018). Per Palais, Crandall was originally scheduled to do work on the Futuro feature, but his heavy workload prevented that and the Futuro feature went to another artist to work on.

Futuro Kidnaps Hitler and Takes Him to Hades! (Table of Contents: 2)

Futuro / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Adolf Hitler (villain); Satan (villain); Futuro (introduction); Benito Mussolini (villain); Futurians [Faith; Justice; Freedom; Truth; Courage]; Nimbus (dog); Schmidt; Violet; Orchid; Iris
Synopsis
Because of all that Hitler has been doing on planet Earth, Futuro decides that maybe Hell is the place for him and takes him there. Hitler can't stand it and wants out of there as quickly as possible.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Futuro's lone appearance.

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

Khaki Kid / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pagsilang Isip (signed as Silang Isip)
Inks
Pagsilang Isip (signed as Silang Isip)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Uncle Sam's very young nephew...
Genre
humor
Characters
Bud Wilson
Synopsis
Twelve-year old Bud tries to join the army and causes trouble.

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

Great Zarro / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
America is at war!!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Great Zarro; Major Whalen; Rags; Heinz; Fritz
Synopsis
Zarro becomes an officer of the U.S. Army Air Corps Intelligence to fight war enemies.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

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

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Help your country destroy the enemies of freedom!

Indexer Notes

How readers can get 2 U. S. Defense stamps.

How He Became Master of the Gigantic Genie (Table of Contents: 6)

Kid Baghdad / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Victor Pazmiño (signed as VEP)
Inks
Victor Pazmiño (signed as VEP)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Kid Bagdad; Caliph of Bagdad; The Unholy Three
Synopsis
Kid Bagdad is sent to get a cask for the Caliph.

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

Madame Strange / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jean Press (signed)
Pencils
Pagsilang Isip (signed as Silang Isip)
Inks
Pagsilang Isip (signed as Silang Isip)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Yellow Peril reaches greedy claws for America's far eastern outposts.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Madame Strange (American girl reporter); Perry (U.S. Navy's ace spy chaser); The Octopus (villain); Octopus' gang (villains)
Synopsis
Madame Strange seeks to stop the evil plans of The Octopus, who has decided now to seize American planes for his Emperor.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

Last panel blurb alerts readers to look for the next Madame Strange story which will reveal if The Octopus survived from drowning. However, this was the last story and that outcome never was published.

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

Willing Willie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
T. Herman (credited)
Pencils
T. Herman (credited)
Inks
T. Herman (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
T. Herman (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where did you get the new hat, pal?
Genre
humor
Characters
Willie
Synopsis
A hat store is giving away hats based on someone's personality.

The Lost City (Part 1) (Table of Contents: 9)

The Lost City / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bruce Gordon; Dr. Manyus; Reynolds; Natcha Manyus; Zolok; Tom Dolan; Dr. Colton; Andrews; Burke; Gorzo; Hoogo; Appolyn; Pierre
Synopsis
Zolok, master of the Lost City seeks to rule the world.

Indexer Notes

Movie adaptation story continued from Choice Comics (Great Comics Publications, 1941 Series) #3 ([April] 1942).

Rudy Palais artist credit from Rudy Palais and his copy of the original cover proof as shown to Roger Hill (story posted to GCD-Chat list by Roger Hill on 14 August 2018).

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Jap War Spurs Futuro to Kidnap Hitler
    Futuro
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. Futuro Kidnaps Hitler and Takes Him to Hades!
    Futuro
  4. 3. ["Uncle Sam's very young nephew..."]
    Khaki Kid
  5. 4. ["America is at war!!!"]
    Great Zarro
  6. 5. ["Help your country destroy the enemies of freedom!"]
  7. 6. How He Became Master of the Gigantic Genie
    Kid Baghdad
  8. 7. ["The Yellow Peril reaches greedy claws for America's far eastern outposts."]
    Madame Strange
  9. 8. ["Where did you get the new hat, pal?"]
    Willing Willie
  10. 9. The Lost City (Part 1)
    The Lost City
  11. 10. ["The Lost City"]
  12. 11. ["Living dead men the Lost City"]
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