(February 1942)

Western, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Whitman Publishing Company
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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and please ... see that he confines his maneuvers to the army!

[Fun Thrills Entertainment] (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

Four girls holding placards showing the main ingredients of the issue. Printed in black and blue on inside front cover.

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

Rusty O'Reilly / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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Reckless, adventure-loving Rusty O'Reilly...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Rusty O'Reilly (introduction); Betsy Saunders; Madam Q (spy queen); Zandusi
Synopsis
Rusty by mistake gets handed a roll of spy microfilm, intended for Madam Q, who is looking exactly like Rusty. Rusty and Betsy go to the lair of Zandusi claiming to be Madam Q and a new spy recruit. Paratroopers save their lives at the last minute.

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Pepsi and Pete / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Seaman Sy Wheeler / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
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Walt Kelly
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Walt Kelly
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The Navy is our first line of defense!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Seaman Sy Wheeler (introduction); Clarence (Sy's friend); Kitty (first girlfriend); Betty (second girlfriend); Herman Preevy (Kitty's fiancé); Paul Poozle (Betty's fiancé); Angelo (bear); Angelo's bear tamer
Synopsis
Sy gets his girl's name tattooed on his chest, and when she gets engaged to another man, he has the tattoo changed to the name of his next girlfriend. When the first girlfriend returns to Sy, desperate measures are needed. Clarence tries using hair tonic on Sy's chest in order to hide the tattoo under a mat of chest hairs.
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Rimfire Ferguson / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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Fork yore broncs, coks...
Genre
drama; western-frontier
Characters
Rimfire Ferguson (introduction); Scotty Burke (Rimfire's pal); Cole Darrow; Ruth Gaynor; Dan Darrow (Ruth's uncle)
Synopsis
Rimfire and Scotty stay the night at Cole Darrow's place. Rimfire chases an intruder, turning out to be Ruth looking for her uncle's will that is stashed away at Darrow's house.

Rita Hayworth reveals ... (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Party Line / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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Charles Saxon [as Chuck Saxon] (signed)
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Charles Saxon [as Chuck Saxon] (signed)
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I've been dancing with a sergeant ...
Genre
humor; erotica
Synopsis
Six more or less scantily clad young women delivering double entendres about servicemen on the phone.

How the Fighting Giants Won Their Name (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre
war
Synopsis
Account of the 38th U.S. Infantry, 3rd Division and their defense of the bank of the Marne in July 1918.

Indexer Notes

Uniforms of the German soldiers and officers look more like the ones used in WWII than WWI.

Dear Joe (Table of Contents: 9)

Camp Girl / text story / 3 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
Synopsis
"Good" advice to servicemen about how to act in army camp.

How to keep peace (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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Oh, hello Margie - no we haven't anything special ...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Two cartoons about servicemen and pretty girls.

The Sooper Sweeps, or, How To Keep Our City Clean (Table of Contents: 12)

Hank and Lank / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Thomas ?
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Frank Thomas (signed)
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Frank Thomas (signed)
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Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Hank; Lank (introduction and origin for both); the Spirit of All Comic Avengers; "Grade A Gorilla"; the town's mayor
Synopsis
The gangster chief "Grade A Gorilla" corners all the milk in town so that the babies have none. The protagonists, having gained sooper powers by boiling old superhero comics in a large pot, save the day by making milk fountains, and moreover convincing the gangsters to reform.

Indexer Notes

The Spirit of All Comic Avengers looks a lot like Batman. He presents the protagonists with a Captain Marvel-like magic word: "Xntz!"

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advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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If there's anything I hate worse than a quitter ...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Two cartoons about servicemen and pretty girls.

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

Elmer and Bugs Bunny / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly ?
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Walt Kelly
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Walt Kelly
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Th' Army doctor said I was a little wunt...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Elmer Fudd; Bugs Bunny; an unnamed army doctor
Synopsis
Elmer wants to pass the army's medical exam, and Bugs helps him out.

$100.00 cash (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Roughin' It by Samuel Clemens (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Samuel Clemens [Mark Twain]; Ballou (friend of Clemens'); Ollendorf (friend of Clemens'); Arkansas (villain)
Synopsis
Clemens and his two friends get thrown out of a tavern, and decide instead to spend the night with their horses; but the stable is getting washed away by a river. They save the horses' lives and try to get to the next town, but none of them knows the way in the blizzard that blows up.

Indexer Notes

Adapted in part from Mark Twain's ROUGHING IT.

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cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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I thought the army was mechanized!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Five cartoons about servicemen. Printed in black and blue on inside back cover.

28% less nicotine (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)