(July 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

Issue Notes

Includes ads for Harvey's Babe Ruth Sports #3 and McCombs' Love Problems & Advice #2.


Adventure Mystery Thrills (Table of Contents)

Voodah / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Anthony Cataldo
Inks
Anthony Cataldo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Voodah; Zanzi

Indexer Notes

Faces and the girl on short legs are all Cataldo.

If Polio Hits Your Area This Year... (Table of Contents: 1)

Fight Infantile Paralysis / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Message to parents about polio.

Can You Find the Secret Clues..? (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Monark Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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
The collegiate who uses a dramatic...
Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Joe Verdeur (swimmer)
Synopsis
About swimming.
Reprints

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: 4)

Voodah / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Voodah, look!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Voodah; Zanzi; Cheeko (monkey); Prince Saschi; Bel Zi (new ruler)
Synopsis
After his father is poisoned, the prince must flee from the Bonzi tribe and asks Voodah for help.

Indexer Notes

Faces and awkward movement of figures on a bit short legs are all signs of Cataldo. Also the Hogarth inspired muscles.

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

Stunt 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
Balance a pile of coins...
Synopsis
Small tricks everybody can do.

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

Minnie and Little Haha with Sloo Pumper / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wouldn't go very far, Sloo Pumper!
Genre
humor; children; western-frontier
Characters
Minnie Soo; Little Haha; Tonka (great warrior); Sloo Pumper; Wild Girl
Synopsis
Sloo Pumper falls in the river and is saved by Tonka.

Indexer Notes

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

From Dud to Dynamo (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Featuring the XP-85 (Table of Contents: 8)

Plane Talk / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell (signed)
Inks
Bob Powell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Kip; Captain
Synopsis
Facts about the tiny experimental jet fighter XP-85 hooked under a B-29.
Reprints

Flaphappy (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Post's Cereals / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the Tattooed Man (Table of Contents: 10)

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); Joe Martin (tattooed man); Sailor; Frazer (crook)
Synopsis
A tattoed man joins a carnival, and someone's trying to kill him.

Indexer Notes

Script credits suggested by Bails' Who's Who.

Game of Chance (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
religious
Characters
Jack White; God
Synopsis
Horse betting with God on your side.

Magic Formula (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
sports
Characters
Chester Mark (basketball player)
Synopsis
How teamwork saved the day.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Dot an' Dash / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at the jewels on that woman...
Genre
crime; romance
Characters
Dot (telephonist); Dash [Dashiel Jones] (waiter); Mr. Lane (manager); Blake (thief); Cassidy (hotel detective)
Synopsis
The stolen Carlson jewels are hidden somewhere in the hotel.

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by Bails' Who's Who.

Popsicle Pete in Hollywood (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Adventures of Popsicle Pete / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Fleers Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Calling All Sport Fans (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Harvey Comics / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Don't Miss Issue No. 2 (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Harvey Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It's Yours Free! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Schwinn Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Adventure Mystery Thrills
    Voodah
  2. 1. If Polio Hits Your Area This Year...
    Fight Infantile Paralysis
  3. 2. Can You Find the Secret Clues..?
    Monark Bicycles
  4. 3. ["The collegiate who uses a dramatic..."]
    Sportopics
  5. 4. ["Voodah, look!"]
    Voodah
  6. 5. ["Balance a pile of coins..."]
    Stunt Page
  7. 6. ["I wouldn't go very far, Sloo Pumper!"]
    Minnie and Little Haha with Sloo Pumper
  8. 7. From Dud to Dynamo
    Gillette Bicycle Tires
  9. 8. Featuring the XP-85
    Plane Talk
  10. 9. Flaphappy
    Post's Cereals
  11. 10. The Case of the Tattooed Man
    Vic Cutter
  12. 11. Game of Chance
  13. 12. Magic Formula
  14. 13. ["Look at the jewels on that woman..."]
    Dot an' Dash
  15. 14. Popsicle Pete in Hollywood
    Adventures of Popsicle Pete
  16. 15. ["Gramps, what is Bossy doing?"]
    Fleers Dubble Bubble
  17. 16. Calling All Sport Fans
    Harvey Comics
  18. 17. Don't Miss Issue No. 2
    Harvey Comics
  19. 18. It's Yours Free!
    Schwinn Bicycles
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