(August 1948)

McCombs, 1945 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
McCombs Publications, 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

Indicia reads: Crown Comics, Summer Issue.


Mystery Adventure Danger Thrills (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Bolle
Inks
Frank Bolle ?; Leonard Starr ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; detective-mystery; historical; jungle
Characters
Vic Cutter; Bart Stewart; Voodah; Minnie Soo; Little Haha; Saba

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

Crown Puzzle page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
A. W. Nugent (signed)
Inks
A. W. Nugent (signed)
Letters
A. W. Nugent (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Johnny's birthday present
Synopsis
Follow the dots and spelling.

Indexer Notes

The letters are integrated in the drawings.

The Case of the Unused Evidence (Table of Contents: 2)

Vic Cutter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Vic Cutter (detective); Laura Ames (secretary); Captain McCasey; Mrs. Logan; James Comet; Nelson (cheufeur); Harry Logan
Synopsis
Mr. Comet is killed by his partner in a fixed car accident.

Indexer Notes

Script credits suggested by Bails' Who's Who.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The great tribe of the Soo...
Genre
humor; children; western-frontier
Characters
Minnie Soo; Little Haha; Red Bear; Tonka (great warrior)
Synopsis
Minnie is captured by a party of Wakota braves.

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

Voodah / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch
Pencils
Anthony Cataldo
Inks
Anthony Cataldo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the dense jungle beyond the limits...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Voodah; Zanzi; Cheeko (monkey); T'Wonda; Jinah (villain); Raynes (villain); Bruno (villain)
Synopsis
Zanzi and her brother are ambushed by a brutal trio. T'Wonda is killed and Zanzi taken along to act as a sun goddess in a scheme to take over a mine.

Indexer Notes

Cataldo is credited on both pencil and ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the eyes and eyebrows of faces, and the little awkward way of standing point to him. Some copying from Hogarth's Tarzan. Cataldo is very often mixed up with Ruben Moreira, and JVJ has both Moreira and Cataldo here, but this is only Cataldo. Compare the signed Cataldo story in issue #17, and there is no difference. Only one face on page 7 is like Moreira. Moreira's body movements are much more writhing and twisting with long arms and legs as in Kaänga.

Okoyu's Treasure (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Norton (byline)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
George Donner; Banyuta
Synopsis
Hunt for diamonds in South Africa.

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

Buck Farrel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch
Pencils
Anthony Cataldo [as AC] (signed)
Inks
Anthony Cataldo [as AC] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It takes real trouble...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Buck Farrel; Corny; Ginger Moran [Margie Mayo] (diamond smuggler)
Synopsis
A girl stowaway found on Buck's schooner turns out to be a wanted diamond smuggler.

Indexer Notes

Signed AC on left side of splash panel.

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

Bart Stewart / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Bolle (plot)
Pencils
Frank Bolle (signed)
Inks
Frank Bolle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The French and English had been rivals...
Genre
historical
Characters
Bart Stewart; Musket (surveyor); Filippe (French fencing master); Saba
Synopsis
Fort Necessity is under siege by the French and their Indian allies.

Speak Spanish (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Pickwick / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Home Radio Mike (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Seyco Mike Co. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Make Your Own Records (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Recordograph Corp. of America / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Amazing 16mm Movie Projector Bargain (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Mail Mart Inc. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Whirling Clock (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mystery Adventure Danger Thrills
  2. 1. ["Johnny's birthday present"]
    Crown Puzzle page
  3. 2. The Case of the Unused Evidence
    Vic Cutter
  4. 3. ["The great tribe of the Soo..."]
    Minnie Soo and Little Haha
  5. 4. ["In the dense jungle beyond the limits..."]
    Voodah
  6. 5. Okoyu's Treasure
  7. 6. ["It takes real trouble..."]
    Buck Farrel
  8. 7. ["The French and English had been rivals..."]
    Bart Stewart
  9. 8. Speak Spanish
    Pickwick
  10. 9. Home Radio Mike
    Seyco Mike Co.
  11. 10. Make Your Own Records
    Recordograph Corp. of America
  12. 11. Amazing 16mm Movie Projector Bargain
    Mail Mart Inc.
  13. 12. Whirling Clock
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
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