Four Color #23 - Gang Busters
(1941)

Dell, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Copyright, 1940, 1941, by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Genre
crime

The Teeth of the Law (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Chambers (signed)
Inks
Jim Chambers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; crime

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black, white and blue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the story of Hank Lamar
Genre
crime
Characters
John Winston; Tony Carter; Hank Lamar [also as John Williams; also as Mr. Hammer; also as George Benson] (villain)
Reprints

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

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Erwin L. Hess (signed)
Inks
Erwin L. Hess (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gus McGoig's ambition was to make Dillinger look like a piker.
Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Thula [also as Rose Dean]; Gus McGoig (villain); Clarence Bunch (villain; death); Pete Dean (villain); Frank Hopson (villain)
Reprints

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

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Fletcher [as Fletcher] (signed)
Inks
Dick Fletcher [as Fletcher] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whitey Day left his father's farm at the age of twenty to seek the 'easy money'
Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Officer Tobin; Officer Ryan; Mr. Morton; Mrs. Morton; Whitey Day (villain, death); Sharp (villain); Nick (villain); Smiley (villain)
Reprints

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

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Erwin L. Hess (signed)
Inks
Erwin L. Hess (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Late one night, a gray touring car pulls up at the Jane's Filling Station
Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Officer Mike Bauer (death); Mr. Janes; Edwin Asher; Mrs. Asher; Mr. Pacelli; Mrs. Hall; Mabel; Joe Prince [also as Joe Klein] (villain); Rusty Hall (villain)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Erwin L. Hess (signed)
Inks
Erwin L. Hess (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jud Durk, called the "Phantom"...
Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Pat; Clarence; Bill; Dave Durk (villain); The Phantom [Jud Durk; also as Jim Mason] (villain); Tex Willard (villain); Jess (villain)
Reprints

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

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Erwin L. Hess (signed)
Inks
Erwin L. Hess (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is on a cold January night back in 1925
Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Officer John Floyd (death); Mr. Allen; Red Caulkett [also as H.C. Jones; also as H.C. Johnson] (villain, death); M.H. Dugan [also as J. Blake] (villain, death)
Reprints

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

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Erwin L. Hess (signed)
Inks
Erwin L. Hess (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Smart guy' Howard Sawyer
Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Sally Jones; Mr. Baumann; Spatz [Bud Hogan] (villain); Howard Sawyer (villain)
Reprints

Pete Bono (Table of Contents: 9)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Mr. Loeder; Mr. Smith (death); Pete Bono (villain); Bo Baxter (villain)
Reprints

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

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley (signed)
Inks
Dan Gormley (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Harlequin Eyes,' the name given Sigmund Shults
Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Officer Kelly; Jake; Joyce; Harlequin Eyes [Sigmund Shults] (villain); Sadie Shults (villain, death)
Reprints

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

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley (signed)
Inks
Dan Gormley (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
In south Chicago, Illinois, one of the cleverest gangs...
Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Officer Grey; Ralph Gilmore (death); The Durowsky Gang [Jan Durowsky (villain, death); Grogan (villain, death); Jack (villain, death); Slug (villain, death)]
Reprints

'Sailor' Kimbro (Table of Contents: 12)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley (signed)
Inks
Dan Gormley (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Officer Murphy; Sadie; Sailor Kimbro (villain); Jake Curry (villain)
Reprints
Keywords
Midland City

Indexer Notes

Story concludes on inside back cover and back cover. Inside back cover is in black, white and blue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gang Busters
  2. 1. The Teeth of the Law
  3. 2. ["This is the story of Hank Lamar"]
    Gang Busters
  4. 3. ["Gus McGoig's ambition was to make Dillinger look like a piker."]
    Gang Busters
  5. 4. ["Whitey Day left his father's farm at the age of twenty to seek the 'easy money'"]
    Gang Busters
  6. 5. ["Late one night, a gray touring car pulls up at the Jane's Filling Station"]
    Gang Busters
  7. 6. ["Jud Durk, called the "Phantom"..."]
    Gang Busters
  8. 7. ["It is on a cold January night back in 1925"]
    Gang Busters
  9. 8. ["'Smart guy' Howard Sawyer"]
    Gang Busters
  10. 9. Pete Bono
    Gang Busters
  11. 10. ["'Harlequin Eyes,' the name given Sigmund Shults"]
    Gang Busters
  12. 11. ["In south Chicago, Illinois, one of the cleverest gangs..."]
    Gang Busters
  13. 12. 'Sailor' Kimbro
    Gang Busters
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