(Winter 1945-46)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
On-sale date
1945-11-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Novelty Press Division of the Premium Service Co., Inc.
Editing
Robert D. Wheeler
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, 1945, page 574, registration number B698376.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Young King Cole / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Wilcox (signed)
Inks
Jim Wilcox (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
King Cole, Jr.; Ursus Graham
Keywords
judo

Blackhanded (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lee Fredricks
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bill Arnsworth shook his head as though to clear the cobwebs...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bill Arnsworth; Tom Reilly; Mr. Siebert
Synopsis
Pay envelopes are missing and men working at the chemical lab suspect the new employee.
Keywords
laboratory; locker room; silver nitrate

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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

Young King Cole / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Wilcox (signed)
Inks
Jim Wilcox (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When King Cole, Jr., was graduated from State College...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
King Cole, Jr.; Kingston Cole; Dick Cole; Anthony "Whip" Steele; Iris Norland; Ursus Graham; the Spade Gang (villains); Mr. Percy
Synopsis
Having been called to duty by the federal government, Kingston turns the reins of his detective agency over to his son, Young King Cole. Just as this happens, the once vanquished Spade Gang returns to seek revenge against the Coles.

Indexer Notes

Continues in next issue.

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

Inspector Klooz / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? Jason Comic Art Studio [as JCA] (signed)
Inks
? Jason Comic Art Studio [as JCA] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now! Kitty, Kitty!
Genre
humor
Characters
Inspector Klooz; salesman; Comptesse La Twirk; doorman; store manager; policeman
Synopsis
Klooz has no clients until the phone rings and a woman wants him to find her stolen cat.
Keywords
Donahue's Fish Market; Persian cat

Finger Marks (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kenneth Fitch
Letters
? (title); typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Detective Tom Campbell drew a pack of cigarettes from his pocket...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Tom Campbell; Johnny Foyle; Maxie Madden; Otto Horst
Synopsis
It appears that Foyle killed crime boss Maxie Madden, however Detective Campbell has another suspect in mind after reviewing the evidence.
Reprints
Keywords
fingerprints; telephone

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

Toni Gayle / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Plate
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Wayne Boring
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When a wave of petty annoyances on the college campus...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Toni Gayle; Biff Muggson (her bodyguard); Chick (her photographer); Mr. Plover; Joe Collins (cheer leader); Professor Twistle (villain)
Synopsis
A wave of near accidents at the college, at first seen as practical jokes, ends with attempted murder.
Keywords
Lane College; Plover Model Agency; poison gas

Indexer Notes

Boring is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the art matches his Superman cover of Action Comics #78.
Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

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

Dr. Doom / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nina Albright (signed)
Inks
Nina Albright (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Introducing---Doctor Doom, a wise and relentless foe of crime...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dr. Doom (a detective; introduction; not to be confused with Marvel's Dr. Doom); the Undertaker [Juniper] (villain; introduction); building owner; elevatorman; Windy; Jerry
Synopsis
Accidents and murders at the Skylight building are forcing the owner to sell at a low price, but Dr. Doom and his detective students offer to solve the mystery.
Reprints
Keywords
Crime Detection School of City University

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

Homer K. Beagle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Plate (signed)
Pencils
Harvey Fuller (signed)
Inks
Harvey Fuller (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The blundering detective harks to the call of the wild...
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Homer K. Beagle (detective); Mr. Nilby (innkeeper); Barfoot Ben; Jellaby Behan (detective); Letitia Luger
Synopsis
Homer is out hunting for a fabulous white moose, but finds a man in hiding believing he has killed his girlfriend many years ago.
Keywords
white moose

Luminous Dial Compass (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Giant Telescope Offer (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Yankee Clipper Super Telescope; Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Young King Cole
  2. 1. Blackhanded
  3. 2. ["When King Cole, Jr., was graduated from State College..."]
    Young King Cole
  4. 3. ["Now! Kitty, Kitty!"]
    Inspector Klooz
  5. 4. Finger Marks
  6. 5. ["When a wave of petty annoyances on the college campus..."]
    Toni Gayle
  7. 6. ["Introducing---Doctor Doom, a wise and relentless foe of crime..."]
    Dr. Doom
  8. 7. ["The blundering detective harks to the call of the wild..."]
    Homer K. Beagle
  9. 8. Luminous Dial Compass
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  10. 9. Giant Telescope Offer
    Yankee Clipper Super Telescope; Illinois Merchandise Mart
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