(February 1942)

Ralston-Purina Company, 1940 Series
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Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
[none printed]
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Issue Notes

Code on inside front cover: C1846-2-1942, the latter part of which is assumed to be the date.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tom Mix / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Meagher
Inks
Fred Meagher
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tom Mix; Wash [Washington Jefferson Lincoln Lee]

Indexer Notes

Meagher is credited only on pen/ink for Tom Mix Comics, Ralston, not covers. No horse to pin him here, but the faces, hands and gun holster are all Meagher. Compare with Straight Arrow Comics, Fawcett.

Old-Time Cowpuncher Hails Tom Mix Comics! (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Allison; ? (photograph)
Inks
Bill Allison; ? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They're chock-full of real American entertainment -- backed by the ideals that made our nation great!
Characters
Bill Allison (photo)

Indexer Notes

Half praise for the comics, half bio of cowpoke and artist Bill Allison.

The Mystery of Submarine Z-3 (Table of Contents: 2)

Tom Mix / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Meagher
Inks
Fred Meagher
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doctor Goliath, ruthless saboteur and international spy, is trapped by Tom Mix --- and now, the law is speeding him to Alcatraz -- rock of forgotten men.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Doctor Goliath; Tom Mix; Jane; Pecos Williams; Wash [Washington Jefferson Lincoln Lee]; Bradley; Momba Suli; Allison; Meagher
Synopsis
Doctor Goliath escapes custody, bombs Tom Mix's ranch, and then steals a navy submarine.

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

My Favorite Magic Tricks / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Professor Washington Jefferson Lincoln Lee] (credited)
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Magic Arrow
Characters
Wash [Washington Jefferson Lincoln Lee]

Indexer Notes

Tricks include the magic arrow, enchanted tennis balls, color-changing cards, and bottling the cork.

The Fumble Family and Uncle Amos (Table of Contents: 4)

Fumble Family / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Schendel
Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oww those pesky little pigs again!
Genre
humor
Characters
Uncle Amos; Pembroke Fumble; Sven
Synopsis
Uncle Amos wishes he could get rid of some pesky pigs of his nephews.

Indexer Notes

Based on the radio series.

George Washington (Table of Contents: 5)

Great Straight Shooters / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Meagher ?
Inks
Fred Meagher ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Young George had too much of that good old straight shooter spirit to idle in the luxury to which he was born
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
George Washington

Indexer Notes

A brief biography of George Washington.

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

Straight Shooters News / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustrations); ? (photographs)
Inks
? (illustrations); ? (photographs)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
S.S.O.A. Mail Floods Headquarters!
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Tom Mix; Herman Wende (photo); Elizabeth Eckhout (photo); Fred Morss (photo); Allen Glidden (photo); Pecos Williams; Jane; Wash [Washington Jefferson Lincoln Lee]

Indexer Notes

Jack Gordon is identified as the artist of the half-page illustration of Wash being bucked off a horse, but the other illustrations are unidentified.

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

Straight Shooters Round Up / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Phew! You straight shooters are firin' so many swell drawings an' other nifties at me, that I don't know which to publish first-
Characters
Pecos Williams; Wash [Washington Jefferson Lincoln Lee]; Zobelia; Tom Mix; Uncle Amos; Stubby; Jane; Tony Jr.

Indexer Notes

Fan art by Loran Shaffer, Emerald Gene Brass, Frederick Shannon, Arnold Levy, Richard Perry, Mildred Ladd, Isobel Mae Knappenberger, and Jane Armstrong. Joke submitted by Melvin Gates.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Jane of the Dream Castle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Schendel
Pencils
August Froehlich
Inks
August Froehlich
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tried to ditch us, huh?
Genre
adventure; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jane; Strongbow; Maldred; Mr. Mulligan
Synopsis
Maldred conjures up a bridge to get them off the island.

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

Straight Shooters' Contest Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Word-building Contest
Characters
Clinky; Li'l Injun

Indexer Notes

A word-building contest, how many squares puzzle, a rebus, and a crossword puzzle.

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

Stubby and His Straight Shooter Pals / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Schendel
Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Psst, Butch--here comes Clinky!
Genre
humor; children; western-frontier
Characters
Stubby; Butch; Clinky; Droopy
Synopsis
Stubby and Butch use the secret code words to confuse Clinky.

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

Jane's Page / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thanks lots for your letters that help to fill the fat mail bags I get!
Characters
Jane

Indexer Notes

Tips and tricks from Ellen Shea, Sheila Blair, Della Coron, Mary Sage, Janet Peddie, Anna Wald, and Irene Ellis.

Hunting Bow and Quiver and Arrows (Table of Contents: 12)

Li'l Injun / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Last one in 'sa donkey's uncle
Genre
humor; children; western-frontier
Characters
Li'l Injun
Synopsis
A young Indian annoys some beavers.

The Ride for Life! (Table of Contents: 13)

Tom Mix / comic story / 2.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Meagher
Inks
Fred Meagher
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Into Dobie's noon-day deserted main street, capers an aged, battered desert-rat!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Burro Bill; Bandy; Slick Henshaw; Jane; Tom Mix; Wrangler; Pecos Williams; Wash [Washington Jefferson Lincoln Lee]; Zobelia
Synopsis
Slick and Bandy try to steal Burro Bill's mining claim.

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Checkerboard Premiums (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tom Mix
  2. 1. Old-Time Cowpuncher Hails Tom Mix Comics!
  3. 2. The Mystery of Submarine Z-3
    Tom Mix
  4. 3. ["The Magic Arrow"]
    My Favorite Magic Tricks
  5. 4. The Fumble Family and Uncle Amos
    Fumble Family
  6. 5. George Washington
    Great Straight Shooters
  7. 6. ["S.S.O.A. Mail Floods Headquarters!"]
    Straight Shooters News
  8. 7. ["Phew! You straight shooters are firin' so many swell drawings an' other nifties at me, that I don't know which to publish first-"]
    Straight Shooters Round Up
  9. 8. ["Tried to ditch us, huh?"]
    Jane of the Dream Castle
  10. 9. ["Word-building Contest"]
    Straight Shooters' Contest Page
  11. 10. ["Psst, Butch--here comes Clinky!"]
    Stubby and His Straight Shooter Pals
  12. 11. ["Thanks lots for your letters that help to fill the fat mail bags I get!"]
    Jane's Page
  13. 12. Hunting Bow and Quiver and Arrows
    Li'l Injun
  14. 13. The Ride for Life!
    Tom Mix
  15. 14. ["Straight Shooters! Seein' real gold ore ain't the half of it! ~You can have some for your very own!!"]
  16. 15. Checkerboard Premiums
  17. 16. ["That's what we call a B-one bull's eye out west! Know why?"]
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