(October 1942)

Harvey, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Family Comics, Inc.
Editing
Alfred Harvey (credited) (president); Leon Harvey (editor)

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Liberty Lads / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Simon
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer suggested Jack Kirby for pencils and Joe Simon for inks.

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

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Morgenthau Jr. (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A special message to the readers of Champ Comics
Genre
war
Synopsis
Reproduction of a letter from the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau Jr. urging readers of the comic book to purchase War Savings Stamps.

Indexer Notes

This public service announcement appeared in numerous comic books around this time. The only difference was in the headline, where the particular comic book title was inserted.

Black-and-white, inside front cover.

[Carrying the Fight to France] (Table of Contents: 2)

Human Meteor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Peddy
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On a foggy night, on the French Channel...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Nazis (villains); Lambesque (villain, introduction, death); Human Meteor [Duke O'Dowd]; Toby
Synopsis
After hearing of the massacre of a commando unit in France, Duke and Toby decide to pop over and help.
Keywords
France; French resistance

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[The Poison Plot] (Table of Contents: 3)

Liberty Lads / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the warehouse of the Dayton Chemical Company...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Liberty Lads [Skip; Chuck]; Lee Hunt; The General [Dr. Dayton] (villain, introduction); Nazis [villains];
Synopsis
The Lads investigate when they notice a robbery taking place at a drug company.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[Framed for Murder] (Table of Contents: 4)

Champ / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Champ; Henry; Sergeant Cassidy; Ed Day (villain, introduction, death); Pete Carter (villain, introduction); Eduardo Martinelli (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Champ and Henry are accused of murder.

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

Li'l Abner / public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Capp (signed)
Inks
Al Capp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dogpatch goes 100% for U.S. War Bonds
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Lil Abner; Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Daisy Mae
Synopsis
One panel cartoon showing the inhabitants of Dogpatch lining up to buy War Bonds.

Indexer Notes

Promotional cartoon to purchase US war bonds. The Li’l Abner and Winnie Winkle cartoons together take up the left two thirds of the page, the Liberty Limericks the right third.

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

Winnie Winkle / public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Martin Branner (signed)
Pencils
Martin Branner (signed)
Inks
Martin Branner (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boss, I'd be glad to accept part of my salary in U.S. War Bonds!
Genre
humor; war; drama
Characters
Winnie Winkle
Synopsis
One-panel cartoon showing Winnie Winkle offering to accept part of her salary in U.S. War Bonds.

Indexer Notes

Promotional cartoon to purchase US war bonds. The Li’l Abner and Winnie Winkle cartoons together take up the left two thirds of the page, the Liberty Limericks the right third.

Liberty Limericks (Table of Contents: 7)

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; war
Synopsis
Two poems and illustrations promoting the purchase of U.S. War Bonds.

Indexer Notes

Promo to purchase US war bonds. The second of the two illustrations is signed, but the signature is very difficult to identify. The Li’l Abner and Willie Winkle cartoons together take up the left two thirds of the page, the Liberty Limericks the right third.

The Story Behind the Cover (Table of Contents: 8)

Liberty Lads / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
Liberty Lads [Skip; Chuck]
Synopsis
The Lads fight off an invading Japanese force that have landed in the Aleutian Islands.
Keywords
Aleutian Islands

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

Slim Jim and the Force / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stanley Armstrong (signed as Armstrong)
Pencils
Stanley Armstrong (signed as Armstrong)
Inks
Stanley Armstrong (signed as Armstrong)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well s'r kids, it makes me laugh every time I think about...
Genre
humor
Characters
Slim Jim; The Force
Synopsis
Slim attempts to escape The Force by stowing away on a ship.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Flags of the 28 United Nations (Table of Contents: 10)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Howard Ferguson ? (signed as Ferg)
Inks
Howard Ferguson ? (signed as Ferg)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Drawings of flags of 28 United Nations and a charging soldier.

Indexer Notes

The signature "Ferg" appears next to the art of the soldier. Bails indicates Howard Ferguson worked for Harvey around this time.

Conditions in Army Camp Appalling! (Table of Contents: 11)

Twinkle Twins / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
A. Daniel Durst (villain, introduction); Countess Honen Linden (villain, introduction); Elijah Truth; Diane Twinkle; Dan Twinkle
Synopsis
To undermine the public’s confidence, an unscrupulous newspaper publisher is paid by the enemy to publish lies about the conditions in American Army camps.

Indexer Notes

Art identification from original art at Lewis Wayne gallery.
Previous indexer suggested Rudy Palais? for pencils and inks or Mort Leav? for pencils and inks.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Daffy Drafty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Men, we need a reporter for our camp paper...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Daffy Drafty
Synopsis
Daffy gets a role as a reporter for the camp newspaper.

Indexer Notes

app. between SPEED COMICS #18 and 26

[The Fiendish Four] (Table of Contents: 13)

Padlock Homes / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Wheelan (signed as Ed Wheelan)
Pencils
Ed Wheelan (signed as Ed Wheelan)
Inks
Ed Wheelan (signed as Ed Wheelan)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
The Professor (villain); the Baroness (villain); the Fiendish Four (villains)
Synopsis
Padlock continues in his pursuit of The Professor, while both Nick O’Tyme and Dr Watsis have gone missing.

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

Smokey Stover / public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where you rushing to, Smokey?
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover
Synopsis
One-panel cartoon showing Smokey Stover going to purchase War Bonds.

Indexer Notes

Promo for the purchase of US war bonds. The 2 cartoons (this and Rube Goldberg’s inventions) occupy the left two thirds of the page.

One of Rube Goldberg's Inventions (Table of Contents: 15)

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Rube Goldberg (signed)
Pencils
Rube Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Rube Goldberg (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
One-panel cartoon showing a man with an elaborate invention to remind him to purchase War Bonds.

Indexer Notes

Promo for the purchase of US war bonds. The 2 cartoons (this and Smokey Stover) occupy the left two thirds of the page.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Champ Confusers / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
A. W. Nugent
Pencils
A. W. Nugent
Inks
A. W. Nugent
Colors
?
Letters
A. W. Nugent

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eight incomplete words
Synopsis
Multiple puzzles and word games.

Snooky the Mayor (Table of Contents: 18)

Snooky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Snooky (introduction); V (introduction); Harlow Jarmin (introduction)
Synopsis
Snooky fights off crooked campaigners in his run for mayor.

Indexer Notes

story all in rhyme
only appearance

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

Dr. Miracle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good versus evil... black magic pitted against white magic...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Dr. Miracle; Mat Mahata (villain, introduction, death); Dolores Dolora (introduction)
Synopsis
A former colleague of Dr. Miracle has come to Hollywood to raise a zombie army.
Reprints
Keywords
Hollywood; zombies

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Liberty Lads
  2. 1. ["A special message to the readers of Champ Comics"]
  3. 2. [Carrying the Fight to France]
    Human Meteor
  4. 3. [The Poison Plot]
    Liberty Lads
  5. 4. [Framed for Murder]
    Champ
  6. 5. ["Dogpatch goes 100% for U.S. War Bonds"]
    Li'l Abner
  7. 6. ["Boss, I'd be glad to accept part of my salary in U.S. War Bonds!"]
    Winnie Winkle
  8. 7. Liberty Limericks
  9. 8. The Story Behind the Cover
    Liberty Lads
  10. 9. ["Well s'r kids, it makes me laugh every time I think about..."]
    Slim Jim and the Force
  11. 10. Flags of the 28 United Nations
  12. 11. Conditions in Army Camp Appalling!
    Twinkle Twins
  13. 12. ["Men, we need a reporter for our camp paper..."]
    Daffy Drafty
  14. 13. [The Fiendish Four]
    Padlock Homes
  15. 14. ["Where you rushing to, Smokey?"]
    Smokey Stover
  16. 15. One of Rube Goldberg's Inventions
  17. 16. ["Just out--on sale at all newsstands"]
  18. 17. ["Eight incomplete words"]
    Champ Confusers
  19. 18. Snooky the Mayor
    Snooky
  20. 19. ["Good versus evil... black magic pitted against white magic..."]
    Dr. Miracle
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