Cat-Man Comics #v2#13 (8)
(March 1942)

Holyoke, 1942 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Holyoke Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

This is the first issue of volume 2, "VOL.2 -No. 13" in the indicia.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cat-Man; Volton / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Charles Quinlan Sr.
Inks
Charles Quinlan Sr.
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cat Man [David Merrywether]; Volton
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First cover where Cat-Man is not hyphenated.

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

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

The Spymaster's Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

Cat-Man / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Quinlan Jr.
Pencils
Charles Quinlan Sr.
Inks
Charles Quinlan Sr.
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cat-Man [David Merrywether]; Kitten [Katy Conn]; William Wade (called Mr. Watts at the end of the story); Piggy (villain); Dwarfy (villain); Schiller (villain); Baron (villain); Tigress Foster-Mother
Synopsis
Cat-Man and Kitten foil an attempt to steal plans for a new silent aircraft engine.

Indexer Notes

Cat Man's name sometimes has a hyphen, sometimes not.

Script credit by Craig Delich, per Charles Quinlan Sr.

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

The Deacon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An innocent man, framed by unscrupulous gangsters is sentenced to the electric chair!
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Deacon; Mickey; boys in group home; Judge; Jack Fletcher; Slug Kanin (villain); Slug's thugs
Synopsis
The Deacon helps a friend falsely accused and convicted of murder.

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

Ragman [Temerson / Helnit / Continental; Holyoke] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Herman C. Browner (signed as Gus Herman); Gus Schrotter (signed as Gus Herman)
Inks
Herman C. Browner (signed as Gus Herman); Gus Schrotter (signed as Gus Herman)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Midnight! A full moon casts its brilliant rays upon Glen Haven State Hospital for the Insane...
Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Rag-Man; Tiny; Benny (villain, dies); Annie Cole (dies); Dr. Binge (Benny's brother, dies); two policemen
Synopsis
Rag-Man and Tiny go to a house with a stranger not knowing he is killer who has recently escaped from an asylum.

Indexer Notes

Who's Who of American Comics Books 1929-1999 indicates that Herman and Schrotter used the pseudonym "Gus Herman" on joint work. Presumably one pencilled and the other inked.

Friday 13 (Table of Contents: 5)

Black Friday / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Allen Ulmer (signed as Allen Ulmer)
Inks
Allen Ulmer (signed as Allen Ulmer)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is midnight--the streets are deserted...
Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Black Friday [Lee Ansley]; Von Sterber (villain); government guards (dies); Colonel Runavan; Sterber's crew; Sterber's pilot
Synopsis
German spies try to steal an American battleship.

Indexer Notes

Logo for the feature calls it just "Friday".

Frank Fairplay's Victory (Table of Contents: 6)

Frank Fairplay / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Horace Wallace (signed)
Pencils
Saul Rosen ? (signed as S.R.) (illustrations)
Inks
Saul Rosen ? (signed as S.R.) (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Frank Fairplay; Will Maitland; Tom Patton; Mr. Morris; Buff Branner
Synopsis
As punishment Frank and his friends are forbidden from attending the local carnival after the Dean catches them wrestling in their rooms.

Indexer Notes

It is possible that this story is a reprint of, or at least based on, stories in British magazine's from the late 1800s. Frank Fairplay was a character that appeared in a number of issues of Boy's Standard (1875-1892) in stories entitled Frank Fairplay's Schooldays.

Here They Are! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

Volton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed as Kubert)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed as Kubert)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Flash! Enemy Planes Reported Off-Shore!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Volton (first appearance); gang of thugs; police captain
Synopsis
When enemy planes are reported off-shore, Empire City must be blacked out. Taking advantage of the darkness, gangsters attempt to rob the city bank. Volton senses the use of electricity, and arrives at the bank to thwart the thieves. When the raid is over, it is discovered that the lights won't turn back on. Volton investigates the power plant, and discovers more of the gangsters there.
Keywords
Empire City

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Volton. This is not the same Volton that previously appeared in Worth Carnahan's Cyclone Comics.
This is Joe Kubert's first known professional work.

The Green Vampire (Table of Contents: 9)

The Pied Piper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Allen Ulmer ?
Inks
Allen Ulmer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Pied Piper; Mr. Ford (death); Helen Ford (Ford's daughter); The Green Vampire (villain, death)
Synopsis
Mr. Ford is attacked and killed by the Green Vampire, which draws the attention of the Pied Piper and leads him to the Ford mansion to await the return of this evil being and prevent him from also killing Ford's daughter.

Indexer Notes

The Piper gains powers from his magic flute.

Art credits by Craig Delich.

[Brainstorm Coming] (Table of Contents: 10)

Mastermind M'Ginty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mastermind M'Ginty; Warden; Honeysuckle Dearborn; Governor
Synopsis
M’Ginty convinces the governor of a prison to let him try to rehabilitate the prisoners.

Read (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Quinlan Sr. (signed as Chas. M. Quinlan)
Inks
Charles Quinlan Sr. (signed as Chas. M. Quinlan)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Was Mickey to be the next victim of the Inner Circle?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mickey; Kitten [Katy Conn]; David Merrywether; Deacon; Butch; Sarah; Professor; Nazi soldiers
Synopsis
Kitten and Mickey go on summer camp at the same time and together foil a plot by Nazis.

Indexer Notes

Little Leaders are Kitten and Mickey, the Deacon's sidekick.
This is the second part of a 2 part story. The first part appears in the next issue (#9 on cover or V2#14 in indicia, Apr 1942), the two parts were published out of order.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Silent Sims / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
S. S. Kittie Katt to Sail on Cruise Around the World
Genre
humor
Characters
Silent Sims

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Hood / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alan Mandel
Inks
Alan Mandel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What happens when a lone defender defies the overwhelming onslaught of the descpicable yellow horde?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hood; Japanese Commander; Japanese soldiers and sailors; Emperor Hirohito
Synopsis
The Hood is captured by the Japanese.

Cash Prizes! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Absolutely Free! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Most Amazing Sight You Ever Saw! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Cat-Man; Volton
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Spymaster's Doom!
    Cat-Man
  4. 3. ["An innocent man, framed by unscrupulous gangsters is sentenced to the electric chair!"]
    The Deacon
  5. 4. ["Midnight! A full moon casts its brilliant rays upon Glen Haven State Hospital for the Insane..."]
    Ragman [Temerson / Helnit / Continental; Holyoke]
  6. 5. Friday 13
    Black Friday
  7. 6. Frank Fairplay's Victory
    Frank Fairplay
  8. 7. Here They Are!
  9. 8. ["Flash! Enemy Planes Reported Off-Shore!"]
    Volton
  10. 9. The Green Vampire
    The Pied Piper
  11. 10. [Brainstorm Coming]
    Mastermind M'Ginty
  12. 11. Read
    Captain Aero
  13. 12. ["Was Mickey to be the next victim of the Inner Circle?"]
    Little Leaders
  14. 13. ["S. S. Kittie Katt to Sail on Cruise Around the World"]
    Silent Sims
  15. 14. ["What happens when a lone defender defies the overwhelming onslaught of the descpicable yellow horde?"]
    The Hood
  16. 15. Cash Prizes!
  17. 16. Absolutely Free!
  18. 17. Most Amazing Sight You Ever Saw!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Alexandros Diamantidis
  • Mike Nielsen
  • John Censullo
  • Craig Delich
  • Tom Zsolt
  • Ray Bottorff Jr