(1945)

Chicago Nite Life News, 1945 Series
 
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

All stories list a 1945 copyright to Louis Ferstadt. Ferstadt was an artist and also ran his own comics shop at various times, so the content of this comic was most likely all a product of this shop.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
H. C. Browner (signed)
Inks
H. C. Browner (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
detective-mystery

"Pioneer! The killers hate him..." (Table of Contents: 1)

Pioneer / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Louis Ferstadt (signed)
Inks
Louis Ferstadt (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
superhero
Characters
Pioneer [John Doe]; Braggy (villain); Trigger (villain); Blabber (villain); Butch (villain); Mr. Randall (villain); Senator Podge (villain); Major Sterrill (villain)
Synopsis
Superhero Pioneer saves a child who is nearly run over by members of gangster Braggy's mob, but the crooks escape. Braggy decides to move his racket into defense work. 2 years pass, and Pioneer discovers Braggy's gang is involved in large-scale government and business corruption. He poses as a would-be defense worker and refuses to pay off the crooks to get a job. They abduct him to make him an example of others, and when Pioneer has identified the "big shots" behind the scheme, he defeats them.
Keywords
Daily Express

Indexer Notes

The features in this comic were produced by Ferstadt's comic shop; this story looks the most like Ferstadt's own work.

In the first part of the story, Pioneer speaks with an exaggerated "old-time" accent: "Dat thar papoose--must rescue it first! Then I will attend the gun-toter!" However, after two years, he speaks perfect English at all times.

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

Michael Morgan: The Yankee / comic story / 8 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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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Michael Morgan! Adventurer and soldier of fortune restlessly roams the earth
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Yankee [Michael Morgan]; Mr. Laird; Baron Ivan Nokavai; Diana Fowler; Hendricks; Jane Fowler; Josef; Peter; Mario
Synopsis
At the behest of an insurance company, Morgan goes undercover at the Laird health resort to investigate the mysterious deaths of women who stayed there. Jane's sister Diana married Baron Ivan and has now fallen ill. Michael discovers that Laird poisons new brides so their husband can collect the insurance. He breaks up the racket.

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Poopsies / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Doodle D. Dumm]
Pencils
? [as Doodle D. Dumm]
Inks
? [as Doodle D. Dumm]
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's a man outside with a wooden leg named Jones
Genre
humor
Synopsis
6 one-panel gag cartoons.

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

Dick Royce / comic story / 8 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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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Post war transportation will be swift
Genre
adventure
Characters
Dick Royce; Ricki; King Mula; Na-Ki; Ricki's father; Slim
Synopsis
Dick Royce flies to Africa to arrange for an airstrip in the jungle. He discovers New York gangsters are trying to force a missionary to reveal the location of the elephants' graveyard so they can steal the ivory. The local witch doctor conspires with the crooks to eliminate King Mula in exchange for the ivory, but Dick foils their plans.

Indexer Notes

On page 7, Na-Ki tells Ricki "Bad men come to village and kill King Mula and your father!" but in the last panel on page 8 King Mula is still alive and grants Dick permission for the airfield.

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Sir Gallagher / comic story / 5 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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First Line of Dialogue or Text
This King Arthur's bustle invention
Genre
humor
Characters
Sir Krusty Gallagher; Mother Gallagher; Sis Gallagher; Junior Gallagher; Officer Pup; Miss Snipp
Synopsis
A wacky young inventor accidentally helps catch a bank robber.

Circus Disaster (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sophie Freedman
Letters
Typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Synopsis
Murder at the circus.

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

Steve Hagen / comic story / 7 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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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Steeltown, a thriving midwestern metropolis.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Steve Hagen; Azarro; Mazda; Sunbo
Synopsis
The residents of Steeltown think rival city Blastville is bombarding them with ancient artifacts but Steve proves the objects are coming from the floating city of Stratosphere Island. An "Aztec" faction and "Modern Party" faction are battling there and the objects were accidental "fallout" of that conflict. Steve proves the leaders of the faction are conspiring against their subjects in an attempt to take over the aerial city. He returns to Steeltown and prevents them from retaliating against Blastville.

Indexer Notes

This story seems to be contemporary but it portrays a very odd situation where one American city would consider using a missile to attack a rival city.

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

Live and Learn / cartoon / 1 page (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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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scientists have never solved the mystery of the disappearance
Genre
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis
6 illustrated factoids, mostly about animals.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Live and Learn / cartoon / 1 page (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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First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Sir Walter Raleigh mounted the scaffold
Genre
non-fiction; animal; history; nature
Synopsis
5 illustrated factoids: 1 historical, 4 animal.
Keywords
Sir Walter Raleigh

"Naturally, when the old lady wanted to give me a dog" (Table of Contents: 10)

Weeny and Pop / comic story / 5 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
humor
Characters
Weeny; Pop; Reck Neebur; Alphonse Normandia; Mary; Crane; Doc
Synopsis
Thanks to Buttons their dog Weeny and Pop foil a crime and get a reward.

Indexer Notes

Weeny and Pop somewhat resemble Abbott and Costello.

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Weeny and Pop / comic story / 1 page (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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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Weeny and Pop are not exactly lazy
Genre
humor
Characters
Weeny; Pop
Synopsis
Weeny and Pop give away their dog to an attractive redhead.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. "Pioneer! The killers hate him..."
    Pioneer
  3. 2. ["Michael Morgan! Adventurer and soldier of fortune restlessly roams the earth"]
    Michael Morgan: The Yankee
  4. 3. ["There's a man outside with a wooden leg named Jones"]
    Poopsies
  5. 4. ["Post war transportation will be swift"]
    Dick Royce
  6. 5. ["This King Arthur's bustle invention"]
    Sir Gallagher
  7. 6. Circus Disaster
  8. 7. ["Steeltown, a thriving midwestern metropolis."]
    Steve Hagen
  9. 8. ["Scientists have never solved the mystery of the disappearance"]
    Live and Learn
  10. 9. ["When Sir Walter Raleigh mounted the scaffold"]
    Live and Learn
  11. 10. "Naturally, when the old lady wanted to give me a dog"
    Weeny and Pop
  12. 11. ["Weeny and Pop are not exactly lazy"]
    Weeny and Pop
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