(May 1947)

McCombs, 1945 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1947-02-10
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, Spring 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.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Noble Steele [as Steele] (signed)
Inks
Noble Steele [as Steele] (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Bryan O'Flynn

"See this little noose?" (Table of Contents: 1)

Minnie Soo and Little Haha / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Heimdahl (signed)
Inks
Ralph Heimdahl (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
children; western-frontier
Characters
Minnie Soo; Little Haha
Synopsis
See this little noose? It does some funny tricks in the next issue of "Crown"! Watch for it!

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

Bryan O'Flynn / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Noble Steele (signed)
Inks
Noble Steele (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...Introducing Bryan O'Flynn...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Noble Steele (explorer); Pip Squeak (young brother); Ah Kin Mai (Mayan priest); Mola (Mayan, Watcher of the Temple); Kukulcan (Mayan king); Hunac Mayan (slave)
Synopsis
As an explorer, adventurer and archeologist, Bryan O'Flynn travels to Yucatan to dig up the ancient Mayan culture. He takes a drug and goes back 500 years in time.

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

Buckskin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Bolle (plot) ?; Leonard Starr (script) ?
Pencils
Frank Bolle (signed)
Inks
Leonard Starr (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Having killed some game...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bartholmew Stewart (trapper); Yellow Fox (murderer); Adam West (crooked uncle)
Synopsis
Bart is after Yellow Fox for killing his mother and father. His own uncle is the man behind it.

Indexer Notes

In other stories by Bolle/Starr in #11, they are also credited to the script as well as artwork, plot by Bolle and script by Starr.

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

Master Marvin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fox Elkan ?
Inks
Fox Elkan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whenever Master Marvin goes...
Genre
humor
Characters
Master Marvin; Rivers (butler); Butch Bender (pal)
Synopsis
Marvin and Butch by train to a summer camp.

Indexer Notes

Digital Comics Museum has "Fox Elkan" as artist for this one, but have found nothing about him.

A Mystery of the Sea (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; non-fiction
Characters
Captain Mitchell; John Lewis (first mate)
Synopsis
The fatal journey of the vessel "Queen Helen" from Boston about 1880.

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

Vic Cutter / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Bolle (plot) ?; Leonard Starr (script) ?
Pencils
Frank Bolle (signed)
Inks
Leonard Starr (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I had opened my office...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Vic Cutter; Laura Ames (secretary); Solax; McCasey (police chief); Helen Martin
Synopsis
First line: "I had opened my office several months before."

Indexer Notes

In other stories by Bolle/Starr in #11, they are also credited to the script as well as artwork, plot by Bolle and script by Starr.

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

Minnie Soo and Little HaHa / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Heimdahl (signed)
Inks
Ralph Heimdahl (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yoo hoo, children!
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Minnie Soo; Little HaHa
Synopsis
Minnie and Haha catch four enemy Crows.

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

Leif the Lucky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Noble Steele (signed)
Inks
Noble Steele (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eric Westcott, crime reporter...
Genre
crime
Characters
Eric Westcott (crime reporter); Leif the Lucky (dog); Dinah (society reporter); Mrs. Richwich (millionaire); Prince Yserk (crook)
Synopsis
A big diamond is stolen from Mrs. Richwich.

Pocket Adding Machine (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Tavella Sales Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

New 3 Way Color Comicscope (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Projector Sales Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. "See this little noose?"
    Minnie Soo and Little Haha
  3. 2. ["...Introducing Bryan O'Flynn..."]
    Bryan O'Flynn
  4. 3. ["Having killed some game..."]
    Buckskin
  5. 4. ["Whenever Master Marvin goes..."]
    Master Marvin
  6. 5. A Mystery of the Sea
  7. 6. ["I had opened my office..."]
    Vic Cutter
  8. 7. ["Yoo hoo, children!"]
    Minnie Soo and Little HaHa
  9. 8. ["Eric Westcott, crime reporter..."]
    Leif the Lucky
  10. 9. Pocket Adding Machine
    Tavella Sales Co.
  11. 10. New 3 Way Color Comicscope
    Projector Sales Co.
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