(September 1942)

Harvey, 1941 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Family Comics, Inc.
Editing
Leon Harvey (editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Freedom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Simon (signed as Glaven)
Inks
Joe Simon (signed as Glaven)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Freedom [Don Wright]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil identification by Henry Mendryk, who reports that "Glaven" was a boyhood friend of Simon.
Some experts believe the pencils are by Jack Kirby.

Keith Chandler : Simon, I think, possibly with another inker on Captain Freedom's face.

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

Captain Freedom and the Young Defenders / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arturo Cazeneuve ?
Inks
Arturo Cazeneuve ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The largest bomb ever constructed in the history of the world...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Freedom [Don Wright]; The Young Defenders [Slim; Whitey; Lefty; Joanie]; Maku Siki (Japanese villain)

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

Shock Gibson / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
Mort Leav
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is an eventful day!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Shock Gibson [Robert Charles Gibson]; Emperor Hirohito (villain)

Indexer Notes

Name Mort Leav appears as pseudo Japanese writing in final panel of page 5 of this story. Either a joke or a signature.

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

Pat Parker, War Nurse / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Barbara Hall ?
Inks
Barbara Hall ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Axis High Command spawns an insidious plot...
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Pat Parker [Girl Commando]; Admiral Varing
Synopsis
Pat Parker, a senior nurse working with her team in Malta, dons the costume of Girl Commando and pursues the enemy aboard a submarine.

Indexer Notes

Keith Chandler : A previous indexer sugeested Jill Elgin as artist, but, by comparison with the signed Parker story in issue #24, this is more likely to be Barbara Hall. In a possible red herring, the final panel has a male artist sitting at his easel and addressing the readers, advising them to discover the story development in the next issue.

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

Biff Bannon U. S. Marine / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Art Helfant (signed)
Pencils
Art Helfant (signed)
Inks
Art Helfant (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Art Helfant (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spies...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Biff Bannon; The Admiral

You're in the Army Now! (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Weine (signed)
Pencils
Al Weine (signed)
Inks
Al Weine (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military

Indexer Notes

Four one-panel gag cartoons, all war-oriented, by several different hands, including Al Weine.

The Story Behind the Cover (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain Freedom / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two stocky, bull-necked men...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Freedom [Don Wright]; The Young Defenders [Slim; Whitey; Lefty; Joanie]

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

Black Cat [Harvey] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arturo Cazeneuve (signed as Arthur Cazeneuve)
Inks
Arturo Cazeneuve (signed as Arthur Cazeneuve)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sabotage and espionage threaten the security of America's West Coast...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Cat [Linda Sterling]; Colonel Lowell Stone; Garboil (villain)

Indexer Notes

Keith Chandler : The story opens with an excellent double-page spread. The second panel of page one has Linda talking about a film series clearly based on M.G.M.'s Andy Hardy series. Andrew Smith = Andy Hardy; Judge Smith = Judge Hardy, played by Lowell Stone = Lewis Stone

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

Crash, Cork, and the Baron, The Three Aces / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Gates (signed)
Inks
Art Gates (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With the Jap hordes sweeping across Burma...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Crash; Cork; The Baron

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

Roddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Zere (credited as Jourdain)
Pencils
Al Zere (credited as Jourdain)
Inks
Al Zere (credited as Jourdain)
Colors
?
Letters
Al Zere

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! At's an idea!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Roddy (introduction); Roddy's father
Reprints

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

Roddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Zere (credited as Jourdain)
Pencils
Al Zere (credited as Jourdain)
Inks
Al Zere (credited as Jourdain)
Colors
?
Letters
Al Zere

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh! Ain't you afraid, Roddy?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Roddy; Roddy's father; Roddy's mother

Stop Us If You've Seen or Heard This One! (Table of Contents: 11)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Art Helfant (signed)
Pencils
Art Helfant (signed)
Inks
Art Helfant (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Art Helfant (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My buddy couldn't find a ladder...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

8 one-panel gag cartoons, all war-oriented.

Speed Sticklers (Table of Contents: 12)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
A. W. Nugent
Pencils
A. W. Nugent (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Five different puzzles or activities.

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

Ted Parrish...Man of 1000 Faces / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arturo Cazeneuve
Inks
Arturo Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Got it, Slug?
Genre
adventure
Characters
Ted Parrish; Slug (crook); Dinah Lake; Jones (crook)

Gobs and Gags (Table of Contents: 14)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Arthur Beeman (signed); Mischa Richter
Pencils
Arthur Beeman (signed); Mischa Richter
Inks
Arthur Beeman (signed); Mischa Richter
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

6 one-panel gag cartoons, all war-oriented, and one text joke. One cartoon is signed "Beeman" but the art in the others does not look like his work. The other cartoons may be by Al Weine, who drew another page of cartoons in this issue.

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

Speed Taylor of Clayton College / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Clayton College's annual treasure hunt...
Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Speed Taylor; Tubby; Clarence; Hans Schtunk (Nazi spy)

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

Officer O'Toole Badge No. 44 / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Arthur Beeman ? (signed)
Pencils
Arthur Beeman ? (signed)
Inks
Arthur Beeman ? (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just got a call there's a hold-up at the bank!
Genre
humor
Characters
Officer O'Toole

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Freedom
  2. 1. ["The largest bomb ever constructed in the history of the world..."]
    Captain Freedom and the Young Defenders
  3. 2. ["It is an eventful day!"]
    Shock Gibson
  4. 3. ["The Axis High Command spawns an insidious plot..."]
    Pat Parker, War Nurse
  5. 4. ["Spies..."]
    Biff Bannon U. S. Marine
  6. 5. You're in the Army Now!
  7. 6. The Story Behind the Cover
    Captain Freedom
  8. 7. ["Sabotage and espionage threaten the security of America's West Coast..."]
    Black Cat [Harvey]
  9. 8. ["With the Jap hordes sweeping across Burma..."]
    Crash, Cork, and the Baron, The Three Aces
  10. 9. ["Boy! At's an idea!"]
    Roddy
  11. 10. ["Gosh! Ain't you afraid, Roddy?"]
    Roddy
  12. 11. Stop Us If You've Seen or Heard This One!
  13. 12. Speed Sticklers
  14. 13. ["Got it, Slug?"]
    Ted Parrish...Man of 1000 Faces
  15. 14. Gobs and Gags
  16. 15. ["Clayton College's annual treasure hunt..."]
    Speed Taylor of Clayton College
  17. 16. ["Just got a call there's a hold-up at the bank!"]
    Officer O'Toole Badge No. 44
  18. 17. ["New Issues Now on Sale"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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