(March 1942)

Western, 1942 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-02-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications Inc.
Printer
Printed in U. S. A.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Colors
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He said I wouldn't be safe without a convoy!
Genre
humor

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

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
A girl dancer; a high ranking army officer
Synopsis
The dancer carries a circular item reading the main contents of the issue, while the officer looks on delightedly ... and might be just about to leave a burn mark on her bottom with his cigar ...

Indexer Notes

Printed in black and blue on inside front cover.

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

Rusty O'Reilly / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh--Betsy! What's this we've walked into? We had an appointment with Major Keene, but-
Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Rusty O'Reilly; Betsy Saunders; Madame Q (villainess); Major Keene; General Howett
Synopsis
Rusty poses as Madam Q in a jailbreak, and achieves inside information about the spy ring. Betsy seeks Rusty, gets captured by the spies, and in the last minute gets saved by Keene.

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

Pepsi and Pete / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

Buck and Chuck / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
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?
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?
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?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What d'ya know!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; an army chef
Synopsis
Elmer wants to sell a truckload of carrots to the army, but the chef wants to buy Bugs who is hiding in the truck, instead.

Indexer Notes

Meta gag on pg. 2: "Do you figure the guy can't pronounce 'rabbits' or do you think the dope that drew this junk just can't spell?"

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

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw - c'mon be a sport -
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

One cartoon about sailors.

For self defense (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

It's Not Etiquette to Strike a Lady Who Is a Good Counter-Puncher (Table of Contents: 8)

Seaman Sy Wheeler / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Sy Wheeler; Clarence; Kitty; unnamed lady wrestler
Synopsis
Sy has a date with Kitty, and Clarence has a blind date that turns out to be the lady wrestler. Due to certain highly implausible complications, Sy ends up being the one that has to deal with the lady wrestler. He gets kicked around by her, 'til Clarence "saves" the lady from Sy's abuse, and all ends in pure delight.

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

Party Line / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He was home for only two days, but he had me all out for defense!
Genre
humor; erotica

Indexer Notes

Four pretty girls delivering double entendres about servicemen.

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
General, I think you dropped one of your medals!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Two cartoons about soldiers, officers and pretty girls.

The Case of the Scalped Hermit (Table of Contents: 12)

Philo Vance / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Philo Vance; Sergeant Heath; Skittles; Mr. Padgett; Markham; Joan Harrow; Simmonds
Synopsis
An old man has been murdered, scalped and shaved after death, and $25,000 has been drawn from his bank account after his death. Vance questions the suspects, and exposes the killer, just about to board a train out of town.

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

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While your [sic!] at it soldier -
Genre
humor
Characters
Margie (tattoo)

Indexer Notes

Two cartoons about servicemen and pretty girls.

All you pipe fans, Ahoy! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Yoshio Matsuda -- of the Japanese Navy (Table of Contents: 15)

True Spy Stories / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
spy
Characters
Yoshio Matsuda
Reprints

Thompson, the Masquerading Yeoman (Table of Contents: 16)

True Spy Stories / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
spy
Characters
Harry Thomas Thompson; Toshio Myaskaki
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Rimfire Ferguson / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fork your broncs, cowpokes...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rimfire Ferguson; Beth Hardy; Broder
Synopsis
Beth Hardy and her father are sheep owners and get assaulted by a bunch of cow herders, led by Broder. Rimfire intrudes on the attack and scare off the villains, but they capture him and drive a flock of cattle stampeding towards Rimfire. Beth saves the day.

Dear Ethel (Table of Contents: 18)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
W. B. Bingle
Synopsis
"Letter" from W.B. Bingle to his girl at home, Ethel, telling of events at army camp.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

General Fuffle / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Lichty
Pencils
George Lichty
Inks
George Lichty
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
She ought to make a fine camp hostess.. she took a course in charm... and ju-jitsu..
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Four cartoons about military life.

This issue is the only appearance of the "General Fuffle" feature.

At Camp Anemic (Table of Contents: 20)

Hank and Lank / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Frank Thomas (credited, signed)
Inks
Frank Thomas (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Hank; Lank; two unnamed fifth columnists; Hans; Fritz; Bubbles
Synopsis
Hank and Lank want to sign up for service at Camp Anemic, but are ridiculed by the recruiting officer. They prevent the fifth columnists (all looking like Hitler) from stealing the plans for the army's new, super secret potato peeler, and are finally admitted - as sweepers in the donkey stalls.

Indexer Notes

First four frames resume the protagonists' adventures in "Camp Comics" #1, breaking the fourth wall.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

General Fuffle / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Lichty (signed as Lichty)
Pencils
George Lichty (signed as Lichty)
Inks
George Lichty (signed as Lichty)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I told you this territory was no good ...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Five cartoons about military life printed in black and blue on the inside back cover.

This issue is the only appearance of the "General Fuffle" feature.

Every time It's Chesterfield (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["He said I wouldn't be safe without a convoy!"]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["Oh--Betsy! What's this we've walked into? We had an appointment with Major Keene, but-"]
    Rusty O'Reilly
  4. 3. ["Golly, Pete, it's raining!"]
    Pepsi and Pete
  5. 4. ["Thank goodness they finally got off duty!"]
    Buck and Chuck
  6. 5. ["What d'ya know!"]
    Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd
  7. 6. ["Aw - c'mon be a sport -"]
  8. 7. For self defense
  9. 8. It's Not Etiquette to Strike a Lady Who Is a Good Counter-Puncher
    Seaman Sy Wheeler
  10. 9. ["He was home for only two days, but he had me all out for defense!"]
    Party Line
  11. 10. ["These rookies catch on pretty quick that thin Gillettes make guys look slick!"]
  12. 11. ["General, I think you dropped one of your medals!"]
  13. 12. The Case of the Scalped Hermit
    Philo Vance
  14. 13. ["While your [sic!] at it soldier -"]
  15. 14. All you pipe fans, Ahoy!
  16. 15. Yoshio Matsuda -- of the Japanese Navy
    True Spy Stories
  17. 16. Thompson, the Masquerading Yeoman
    True Spy Stories
  18. 17. ["Fork your broncs, cowpokes..."]
    Rimfire Ferguson
  19. 18. Dear Ethel
  20. 19. ["She ought to make a fine camp hostess.. she took a course in charm... and ju-jitsu.."]
    General Fuffle
  21. 20. At Camp Anemic
    Hank and Lank
  22. 21. ["I told you this territory was no good ..."]
    General Fuffle
  23. 22. Every time It's Chesterfield
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Del Gruber
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Lou Mougin (R.I.P.)
  • Claus Simonsen
  • Jim Van Dore