(May 1949)

McCombs, 1945 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
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

[The Claws of Death] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Anthony Cataldo
Inks
Anthony Cataldo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

The faces and clumsy movements point to Cataldo.

Seatcovers (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Gaylark Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Kid Safety Says Play Safe! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Harvey Comics Group / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bobby Shelby and His Pals (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

The Shelby Cycle Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Adventure in El Chico (Table of Contents: 4)

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); Major Martinez; Jay Thompson (U.S. agent); Senor Alvaros
Synopsis
A U.S. federal agent is killed in his hotel room, and Cutter is going to take his place to find the revolutionary outfit he was tracing.

Indexer Notes

Script credits suggested by Bails' Who's Who.

The Claws of Death (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Denton Bowles (ghost chaser); Roger Sherill; Cecilie Sherill; Anthony DeBleu; The Claw (pirate)
Synopsis
The curse of "The Claws of Death" has killed four of the Sherill brides for half a century, and now bride Cecille fears for her life. But Denton Bowles reveals the curse isn't supernatural at all.

Indexer Notes

Faces and movement of figures are all signs of Cataldo.

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

Little Artists' page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These heads were made by using the numbers...
Synopsis
Follow the dots and other puzzles with numbers and letters.

Dangerous Flight (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Cadet Jimmy Quentin; Captain James Quentin; Sgt. O'Shaughnessy
Synopsis
Adventures at an Air Force training center.

The Tip That Turned the Table (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Gillette Bicycle Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Sportopics / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Doerer (signed)
Pencils
Tom Doerer (signed)
Inks
Tom Doerer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Tom Doerer (signed) ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Basketball...
Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Ward Lambert
Synopsis
A little about basketball.

Indexer Notes

The letters are so integrated in the panels that it is most probably Doerer's work all the way.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Cartoons and Jokes / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kirk Stiles; Vic Herman; Ron; La ? (all signed)
Inks
Kirk Stiles; Vic Herman; Ron; La ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nancy! Don't tease him!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Many small cartoons and jokes. Not easy to read all the signed names.

Can You Find the Secret Clues (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Monark Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Ralph Heimdahl
Pencils
Ralph Heimdahl
Inks
Ralph Heimdahl
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on Minnie! Jump on the raft!
Genre
humor; children; western-frontier
Characters
Minnie Soo; Little Haha; Tonka (great warrior)
Synopsis
Minnie and Haha are rafting on the river and stumble upon unfriendly white trappers.

Indexer Notes

Unusually, not signed, but art similar to the rest in this feature.

Call to Action (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tommy; Buddy
Synopsis
Tommy dreams of riding freight trains with a tramp.

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

Voodah / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's the last of the old chief, Lagha!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Voodah; Zanzi; Cheeko (monkey); Laga (crooked pretender); Chief Kuala
Synopsis
The old chief is dead, and the new one has a dangerous rival.

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What will happen if you connect the dots..?
Synopsis
Follow the dots and other puzzles.

Here They Are Guys... (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Reliance / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

They Laughed When I Started To Talk (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Fun Parade, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It "Zips" All the Way Around (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

The New B-B Pak (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Daisy B-B Guns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Claws of Death]
  2. 1. Seatcovers
    Gaylark Products
  3. 2. Kid Safety Says Play Safe!
    Harvey Comics Group
  4. 3. Bobby Shelby and His Pals
    The Shelby Cycle Company
  5. 4. Adventure in El Chico
    Vic Cutter
  6. 5. The Claws of Death
  7. 6. ["These heads were made by using the numbers..."]
    Little Artists' page
  8. 7. Dangerous Flight
  9. 8. The Tip That Turned the Table
    Gillette Bicycle Tires
  10. 9. ["Basketball..."]
    Sportopics
  11. 10. ["Nancy! Don't tease him!"]
    Cartoons and Jokes
  12. 11. Can You Find the Secret Clues
    Monark Bicycles
  13. 12. ["Come on Minnie! Jump on the raft!"]
    Minnie Soo with Little Haha and Tonka
  14. 13. Call to Action
  15. 14. ["That's the last of the old chief, Lagha!"]
    Voodah
  16. 15. ["What will happen if you connect the dots..?"]
    Crown Puzzle Page
  17. 16. Here They Are Guys...
    Reliance
  18. 17. They Laughed When I Started To Talk
    Fun Parade, Inc.
  19. 18. It "Zips" All the Way Around
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  20. 19. The New B-B Pak
    Daisy B-B Guns
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