(June 1946)

Marvel, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1946-04-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Current Detective Stories, Inc.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the copyright registration found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Part 2, Periodicals, 1946-1947.

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Tessie the Typist; Powerhouse Pepper / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Tessie; Powerhouse Pepper

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Amateur Nite] (Table of Contents: 2)

Tessie the Typist / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harold Straubing
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
SL-70
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Skidsie---you're going the wrong way!
Genre
humor
Characters
Tessie; Skidsie; Joe Zilch
Synopsis
Tessie and Skidsie go to the movies in a heavy downpour. At the movie, Tessie and Skidsie are contestants in a quiz contest.

Indexer Notes

Skidsy is spelled "Skidsie" throughout this story.
Script credit from posting on the Facebook group "Fathers of Marvel Comics" 22 March 2020, which included photos of several pages of the original script from Straubing's files.
Straubing's title for the story, included here, was not used.

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Hey Look / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman [as H.K.] (signed)
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman [as H.K.] (signed)
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman [as H.K.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I cum tuh sail muh ships!
Genre
humor
Keywords
bathtub

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Ruffy Ropes / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
SL-82
First Line of Dialogue or Text
This will teach you that I hate violence in any form!
Genre
humor
Characters
Rudolph Quincy Ropes [Ruffy Ropes]; Kayo Wilson; Gabby Gimmick; Miss Liverlilly
Synopsis
Ruffy tries to make amends for knocking out Kayo during the boxing match; however, Ruffy accidentally knocks out Kayo instead. To keep the fighter's apart, Gabby takes Ruffy to Miss Liverlilly's to lay low for a bit.

Indexer Notes

This is a continuation of the story from Joker Comics #22.

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Squat Car Squad / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
M-9
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The chief says a ferocious gorilla is on the loose!
Genre
humor
Characters
Gorilla Gook; Rook; Sarge
Synopsis
Rook and Sarge are sent to stop a bank robbery and capture a gorilla on the loose.

Tessie Rides Again (Table of Contents: 6)

Tessie the Typist / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
SL-101
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The bright rays of the morning sun filtered thru the blinds of Tessie's room.
Genre
humor
Characters
Tessie; Skidsie
Synopsis
Skidsie takes Tessie horseback riding before going to the carnival.

Indexer Notes

Text story with spot illustrations.

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Little Vinegar / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
SL-88
First Line of Dialogue or Text
This story is about a sinister sinisterism with desperate desperadoes whose cruelty toward Little Vinegar, our tender little hero, is utterly beyond belief!
Genre
humor
Characters
Vinegar; Mrs. Beakel-blister; Wigglepot Wiggins; Mrs. Wiggins; Duke
Synopsis
Vinegar is kidnapped and the ransomers demand $100,000,000,000 for his return.

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Snoopy and Dr. Nutzy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
SL-86
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sh, Doc, this is certainly a hair raising story!
Genre
humor
Characters
Snoopy; Dr. Nutzy; Gashouse Jones; Officer Michael
Synopsis
Snoopy and Dr. Nutzy are chasing the criminal, Gashouse Jones. Snoopy, seeking a disguise, takes a pill developed by Dr. Nutzy that causes beards to quickly grow long.

Now You Can Be the Editor! (Table of Contents: 10)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Kids, here's your chance to be editor of this magazine!

Indexer Notes

The publisher is asking for feedback from readers as to the best and worst characters of Joker Comics and asking what changes the readers would like to see.

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

Powerhouse Pepper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Basil Wolverton [as Basil Beaknose Wolverton] (signed)
Pencils
Basil Wolverton [as Basil Beaknose Wolverton] (signed)
Inks
Basil Wolverton [as Basil Beaknose Wolverton] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Basil Wolverton [as Basil Beaknose Wolverton] (signed)

Job Number
SL-37
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, look! What a cute little dog!
Genre
humor
Characters
Powerhouse Pepper; Dolly O'Golly; Joggie (dog); Fleafang (dog); Sneerleer McJeer; Mr. Panic
Synopsis
Sneerleer and Powerhouse Pepper try to get their dogs a job with Panic Pictures.

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Hey Look / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman [as H.K.] (signed)
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman [as H.K.] (signed)
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman [as H.K.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
SL-107
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Watcher makin'?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The protagonist builds a jet propulsion rocket.

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tessie the Typist; Powerhouse Pepper
  2. 1. ["Most thrilling keepsake!"]
  3. 2. [Amateur Nite]
    Tessie the Typist
  4. 3. ["I cum tuh sail muh ships!"]
    Hey Look
  5. 4. ["This will teach you that I hate violence in any form!"]
    Ruffy Ropes
  6. 5. ["The chief says a ferocious gorilla is on the loose!"]
    Squat Car Squad
  7. 6. Tessie Rides Again
    Tessie the Typist
  8. 7. ["Girls can't resist this kiss me necktie as it glows in the dark!"]
  9. 8. ["This story is about a sinister sinisterism with desperate desperadoes whose cruelty toward Little Vinegar, our tender little hero, is utterly beyond belief!"]
    Little Vinegar
  10. 9. ["Sh, Doc, this is certainly a hair raising story!"]
    Snoopy and Dr. Nutzy
  11. 10. Now You Can Be the Editor!
  12. 11. ["Oh, look! What a cute little dog!"]
    Powerhouse Pepper
  13. 12. ["Watcher makin'?"]
    Hey Look
  14. 13. ["This easy way teaches piano without music"]
  15. 14. ["Amuse & amaze friends with the library of fun"]
  16. 15. ["Let me show you too, how to make yourself commando tough"]
  17. 16. ["Complete 5-piece candid camera outfit"]
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