Target Comics #v3#2 [26]
(April 1942)

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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1942-01-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Novelty Press, Inc.
Editing
David Adams
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The cover lists the feature Al T. Tude as starting in this issue, it actually doesn't begin until the next issue.

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. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Chameleon / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Davis
Inks
Bob Davis
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Chameleon burst into the cellar like a ball of fury to save Ragsy's life!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Chameleon [Pete Stockbridge]; Ragsy Murphy [Kid Tyrant]

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

The Editors Page / text article / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
David Adams ?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Readers: The editors think the beginning of the New Year...

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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

Letter from Our Readers / letters page / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Sirs: It certainly looks like Target Comics is on the road to success.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Daunton Night at the Carnival (Table of Contents: 3)

The Cadet / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Jordan
Inks
John Jordan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What nerve!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Cadet [Kit Carter]; Bob Norton; Mr. Hipple; Colosso; Obediah; Flip

Movieland Murder (Table of Contents: 4)

Target / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sid Greene
Inks
Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hollywood producers are being threatened by an extortion gang.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Target [Niles Reed]; Targeteers [Dave Brown; Tommy Foster]; Blackstone; Frank Hawkins Gregg; Archer

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

Bull's-Eye Bill / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Daly ?
Inks
John Daly ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So long, folks, and thanks for everything!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bull's-Eye Bill; Rawhide Ike; Dee; Pancho; Hank
Reprints

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

Adventures In Stamps / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Speck, Spot, and Sis / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Warren
Pencils
Jack Warren [as Vincent]
Inks
Jack Warren [as Vincent]
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Warren

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Speck, I betcha can't go eighty miles an hour...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Speck; Sis; Tony; Spot (dog)

The Secret of the Wreck! (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The gloom of the courthouse made the slight figure of the little man...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Hal Williams; Sgt. McCabe
Synopsis
Hal Williams suspects that an auto wreck contains the evidence which would help convict a murderer.

Indexer Notes

Script ID by inclusion in PRIMAL SPILLANE; see https://www.boldventurepress.com/primal-spillane-early-stories-1941-1942...

Who Is Kid Tyrant? (Table of Contents: 9)

Chameleon / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Fagaly ?
Inks
Al Fagaly ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll get to the store just as they do...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Chameleon [Pete Stockbridge]; Ragsy Murphy [Kid Tyrant]; The Hood [Felix Dort]; Pussy Jones
Synopsis
The Hood organizes a campaign to ruin the Daily Star.
Keywords
Daily Crier; Daily Star

Indexer Notes

Kid Tyrant's identity is exposed by a gang of boys.

The Ghost of Lucky Byrd (Table of Contents: 10)

Lucky Byrd / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Campbell
Pencils
Harry Campbell
Inks
Harry Campbell
Colors
Harry Campbell
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's the field where those ferry planes for England have been crashing!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Lucky Byrd; Col. Clive; Fritz; Smitty
Synopsis
Lucky hunts down an agent who is sabotaging planes at an airfield.
Keywords
Napa Airport

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The Last of the Mohicans [Part 3] (Table of Contents: 11)

Fantastic Feature Films / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harold DeLay
Inks
Harold DeLay
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama; historical
Characters
Alice; Cora; Hawkeye; Chingachgook; Duncan; Uncas; Magua; Hurons
Reprints

The Case of the Black Avenger (Table of Contents: 12)

Spacehawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Basil Wolverton
Pencils
Basil Wolverton
Inks
Basil Wolverton
Colors
Basil Wolverton
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The dread shadow of the Black Avengers, a secret band of alien saboteurs, crosses a great power dam...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Spacehawk; Dork; Troland
Synopsis
Spacehawk thwarts a plot to bomb the Thunder Mountain dam.
Reprints
Keywords
dams; Thunder Mountain

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

Targetoons / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll admit it doesn't look much like you now...
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Beezerton

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The Chameleon burst into the cellar like a ball of fury to save Ragsy's life!"]
    Chameleon
  2. 1. ["Dear Readers: The editors think the beginning of the New Year..."]
    The Editors Page
  3. 2. ["Dear Sirs: It certainly looks like Target Comics is on the road to success."]
    Letter from Our Readers
  4. 3. Daunton Night at the Carnival
    The Cadet
  5. 4. Movieland Murder
    Target
  6. 5. ["So long, folks, and thanks for everything!"]
    Bull's-Eye Bill
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Adventures In Stamps
  8. 7. ["Speck, I betcha can't go eighty miles an hour..."]
    Speck, Spot, and Sis
  9. 8. The Secret of the Wreck!
  10. 9. Who Is Kid Tyrant?
    Chameleon
  11. 10. The Ghost of Lucky Byrd
    Lucky Byrd
  12. 11. The Last of the Mohicans [Part 3]
    Fantastic Feature Films
  13. 12. The Case of the Black Avenger
    Spacehawk
  14. 13. ["I'll admit it doesn't look much like you now..."]
    Targetoons
  15. 14. ["Were these in your Christmas stocking?"]
  16. 15. ["Prizes for all!"]
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