(February 1947)

McCombs, 1945 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1946-11-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Home Guide Publications
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

Indicia reads: Crown Comics, Winter Issue.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Vol. 1, Part 2, Nos. 1&2, Periodicals, 1946-1947.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Harry Hotspur / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Harry Hotspur (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Harry Hotspur

Hubert (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Little
Pencils
Frank Little ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children

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

Voodah / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Blum ?
Inks
David Heames ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come back Nuna, there is danger...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Voodah; Monee (princess); Kulak (witch doctor); Slaver
Synopsis
Voodah kills a man clad in a crocodile costume who kidnapped girls and sold them to a slavetrader.

Indexer Notes

Some of the faces on page two, and of the slaver, look like Blum's work, but uncertain. He worked on Crown Comics. Heames is credited on inking this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and it looks a bit like his signed story in # 6, but uncertain, as the printing is not as clear here.

The Clue That Had Wings (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

Mickey Magic / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Feldstein
Inks
Al Feldstein
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mickey takes a cruise on the luxury liner...
Genre
crime
Characters
Mickey Magic; Trixy (dog); Captain; Thief
Synopsis
Mickey helps the captain to catch a sneak thief aboard the cruiser.

Indexer Notes

The artwork here is identical to Feldstein's signed Mickey story in issue #7, and to note is the faces with thin inklines on the cheeks of Mickey, and on his hair. Also the saggy "wet" look of folds in clothing.

Clarence (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children

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

Ace of the Newsreels / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Al Feldstein ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For years scientists associated the scarab...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Ace Williams (reporter); Foggy (girl assisstant)
Synopsis
An old golden scarab has been found in a hidden city in the Grand Canyon, and is the passport to the biggest scoop ever for Ace and Foggy.

Indexer Notes

Baker is credited on pencil on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and his faces with creepy eyes are not to be mistaken. The inking could be Feldstein, when looking at the folds in clothing. He is also credited on inking the Ace story in issue #7 by JVJ.

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

Buck Farrell / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now there she is corny...
Genre
war
Characters
Buck Farrell (ship captain); Corny (his pal)

Indexer Notes

Signed on the frontdeck of U-boat.

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

Tacky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Bolle
Pencils
Frank Bolle (signed)
Inks
Leonard Starr (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's too nice a day to go to school.
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Tacky
Synopsis
Tacky goes to a horror movie.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Credits per Bolle, "Interview with Frank Bolle" (https://web.archive.org/web/20130510042527/http://www.frankbollestudio.c...): "I had some samples I did for a little tiny outlet called Crown Comics [sic; title of series published by McCombs] where I wrote some stories and I started out by doing a filler — they had a 48-pager but they had space in the back, so they needed a one-page story. I said, 'If you need it Monday, I'll bring it in on Monday', and I wrote a cute little story and they printed it on the back and that was my first sample."

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Harry Hotspur
  2. 1. Harry Hotspur
  3. 2. Hubert
  4. 3. ["Come back Nuna, there is danger..."]
    Voodah
  5. 4. The Clue That Had Wings
  6. 5. ["Mickey takes a cruise on the luxury liner..."]
    Mickey Magic
  7. 6. Clarence
  8. 7. ["For years scientists associated the scarab..."]
    Ace of the Newsreels
  9. 8. ["Now there she is corny..."]
    Buck Farrell
  10. 9. ["It's too nice a day to go to school."]
    Tacky
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