(October 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)

Issue Notes

Scanned copy available at goldenagecomics.co.uk.

Read How Capt. Freedom Aids the Commandos (Table of Contents)

Captain Freedom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ?
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Freedom [Don Wright]

Indexer Notes

There is uncertainty in the pencil credit for this cover.
The 1998 Jack Kirby Checklist and Jack Kirby Collector state Jack Kirby pencils.

Greg Theakston states Joe Simon and Harry Mendryk's blog feels the pencils are by Joe Simon.

Keith Chandler : The pose of the main figure and the faces of the soldiers are far more typical of Simon than Kirby.

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

Captain Freedom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can Captain Freedom escape the net of circumstantial evidence that emeshes him...
Feature Logo
Captain Freedom and the Young Defenders
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Freedom [Don Wright]; The Young Defenders [Slim; Whitey; Lefty; Joanie]; Adolph Shturk (Villain, Intro)

[The Nazi Shock Gibson] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Somewhere in the Atlantic...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Shock Gibson [Robert Charles Gibson]; The Nazi "Shock Gibson" (Villain; Intro); the Nazis (Villain)

[Origin of the Girl Commandos] (Table of Contents: 3)

Pat Parker / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As the bloody hands of the Japanese murders stretch down the Burma Road...
Feature Logo
Pat Parker, Girl Commando
Genre
adventure; medical; superhero; war
Characters
Girl Commando [Pat Parker]; The Girl Commandos [Tanya (Intro); Mei Ling (Intro); Penelope Penny Kirk (Intro); Ellen Billings]; The Japanese (Villain); Dick Lane; Don Fraser; Captain Parker

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer credited Jill Elgin. Elgin took over Girl Commandos from Barbara Hall some time in 1943. As Hall is credited with the next issue's Girl Commandos, and this issue is dated in 1942, it's almost certainly Hall and definitely not Elgin.

Keith Chandler : Well reasoned, but simply compare the art with the signed Hall story in issue #24. Hall's use of two nostrils only to designate a nose is the surest sign.

"Pat Parker" is replaced next issue by "Girl Commandos", which is a spin-off of "Pat Parker". The character Pat Parker will continue to appear in "Girl Commandos".

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

Biff Bannon / 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
U.S. Marines and Japs are locked in a life and death struggle...
Feature Logo
Biff Bannon U. S. Marine
Genre
humor; war; military
Characters
Biff Bannon; The Admiral

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

Rube Goldberg's Side Show; Smokey Stover / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman; Rube Goldberg
Pencils
Bill Holman; Rube Goldberg
Inks
Bill Holman; Rube Goldberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where are you rushing to, Smokey...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Two cartoons. Sequence added per Len Wolinsky, December 2008.

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

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

Flags of the 28 United Nations (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Sequence added per Len Wolinsky, December 2008.

Hollywood Attacked By Japs (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rendered desperate, Linda Turner, glamourous screen star...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Shock Gibson [Robert Charles Gibson] (Guest Star); Ted Parrish (Guest Star); Girl Commando [Pat Parker] (Guest Star); The Girl Commandos [Tanya; Mei-Ling; Penelope Kirk; Ellen Billings] (Guest Star); Captain Freedom [Don Wright]; Dick Lane (Guest Star); Don Frazer (Guest Star); The Japanese (Villain); The Black Cat [Linda Turner]; Rick Horne

Indexer Notes

Introduction and origin of Harvey Comics' unofficial hero team.

The Story Behind the Cover (Table of Contents: 9)

Captain Freedom / text story / 1.9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At Boulogne, the Nazis laid a trap for the Commandos.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Freedom [Don Wright]

Singapore Ed's Bar (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Singapore Eddie...tough, wily ex-barkeep...
Genre
aviation; adventure
Characters
Crash; Cork; The Baron; Singapore Eddie (Villain; Intro); the Japanese (Villain)

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

Flossie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
William Jourdain [as Jourdain] (signed)
Pencils
William Jourdain [as Jourdain] (signed)
Inks
William Jourdain [as Jourdain] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll blow you to some ice cream cones...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Flossie; Flossie's father

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

Army Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're new in the Navy - aren't you!
Genre
humor; military

Indexer Notes

Sequence added per Len Wolinsky, December 2008.

The Curse of Cave Canyon (Table of Contents: 13)

Ted Parrish / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Man of 1000 Faces, Hollywood's famous actor...
Feature Logo
Ted Parrish the Man with 1000 Faces
Genre
adventure
Characters
Ted Parrish; An old prospector (Villain; Intro)

Speed Sticklers (Table of Contents: 14)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Puzzles & games.

Indexer Notes

Sequence added per Len Wolinsky, December 2008.

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

Bimbo's Beanery / comic story / 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
Yes! I can use a good man to carry a sign around...
Genre
humor
Characters
Bimbo

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

Speed Taylor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais ?
Inks
Rudy Palais ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The gridiron is the background for one of our country's favorite sports...
Genre
crime; sports; adventure
Characters
Dapper Dan Dunn (villain; intro; death); Speed Taylor
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Read How Capt. Freedom Aids the Commandos
    Captain Freedom
  2. 1. ["Can Captain Freedom escape the net of circumstantial evidence that emeshes him..."]
    Captain Freedom
  3. 2. [The Nazi Shock Gibson]
    Shock Gibson
  4. 3. [Origin of the Girl Commandos]
    Pat Parker
  5. 4. ["U.S. Marines and Japs are locked in a life and death struggle..."]
    Biff Bannon
  6. 5. ["Where are you rushing to, Smokey..."]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show; Smokey Stover
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Flags of the 28 United Nations
  9. 8. Hollywood Attacked By Japs
    Black Cat [Harvey]
  10. 9. The Story Behind the Cover
    Captain Freedom
  11. 10. Singapore Ed's Bar
    Crash, Cork, and the Baron
  12. 11. ["I'll blow you to some ice cream cones..."]
    Flossie
  13. 12. ["You're new in the Navy - aren't you!"]
    Army Fun
  14. 13. The Curse of Cave Canyon
    Ted Parrish
  15. 14. Speed Sticklers
  16. 15. ["Yes! I can use a good man to carry a sign around..."]
    Bimbo's Beanery
  17. 16. ["The gridiron is the background for one of our country's favorite sports..."]
    Speed Taylor
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