Indicia publication date is August 1942. Cover date is September 1942.
Published at Meriden, Conn., © 1942.
Entry as second class matter at the Meriden, Conn. post office still pending as of this issue.
Four single-page features, each signed by Lou Paige.
Three one-page features, each signed by Reney.
It is highly unlikely that this is Lily Renée as she began her career when first hired by Fiction House in 1943, per Renée in Alter Ego v3#85.
Who's Who lists "Reney" as a pen name for Renée and mentions this feature, and Michael J. Vassallo also references this, but it is not clear if that is based on viewing the art or the Who's Who credit. Renée made no mention of working for Timely in her interview, nor of signing any name other than "L. Renée".
Three one-page features, each signed "SOL" in at least one panel somewhere.
By this point, The Vagabond has a more humorous tone than his original USA Comics appearances.
last appeared in Young Allies (Marvel, 1941 series) #4
last golden age appearance
next appearance in All-Winners Squad: Band of Heroes (Marvel, 2011 series) #3
The Creeper goes on to invade the "Homer" feature in Krazy Komics (Marvel, 1942 series), which becomes "The Creeper and Homer". Exact issues unknown.
last known appearance, previously appeared in Daring Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1940 series) #6 and Joker Comics (Marvel, 1942 series) #1. Due to the sparse indexing of humor comics, additional appearances may have been overlooked.
Contrary to various other published theories, "Harry / Douglas" was an editor/artist named Harry Douglas, as confirmed by Michael J. Vassallo upon interviewing Harry Douglas, Jr. after the younger Douglas contacted the author of this blog post: http://monomythic.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/marvel-mystery-monday-stuporm...
Credits by Michael J. Vassallo at http://www.comicartville.com/vincefago.htm, specifically noting that this "looks to be a very early George Tuska freelance piece."
Also: "Tuska took a look at this feature at the wonderful White Plains, NY convention in 2000 and vaguely recalled drawing it. . He suggested that it 'may' have been inventory from a shop, though"
Previously credited to Chic Stone ? (pencils) / Al Gabriele ? (inks)