Sparkie #3
(July-August 1952)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Approved Comics, Inc
Brand
Ziff-Davis Comic Group
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Cover title is "Big Jon and Sparkie," which was the name of a radio show in the 1950s that inspired many children's television shows. Sparkie, the radio pixie, was the sped up recorded
voice of Jon Arthur. The show was produced by Arthur Sampson.


Big Jon and Sparkie (Table of Contents)

Sparkie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
children
Characters
Sparkie

Who Am I? (Table of Contents: 1)

Sparkie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jason Comic Art
Inks
Jason Comic Art
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Sparkie; Robin Hood; King Richard

Lion in the House (Table of Contents: 2)

Big Jon & Sparkie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jason Comic Art
Inks
Jason Comic Art
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Big Jon; Sparkie

Riddle Bag (Table of Contents: 3)

Twinkle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jason Comic Art
Inks
Jason Comic Art
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Twinkle; Sparkie

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

Sparkie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jason Comic Art
Inks
Jason Comic Art
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Every player on Sparkie's team watched...
Genre
children
Characters
Sparkie

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

Benny the Bug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Detour
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Benny the Bug

The Texas Kid (Table of Contents: 6)

Sparkie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jason Comic Art
Inks
Jason Comic Art
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Sparkie
Synopsis
Sparkie persuades a hobo to pretend to be a rodeo
cowboy.

The Nameless Dwarf (Table of Contents: 7)

Sparkie and Twinkle / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jason Comic Art
Inks
Jason Comic Art
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Sparkie; Twinkle

The Mail Bag (Table of Contents: 8)

Sparkie / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jason Comic Art
Inks
Jason Comic Art
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
children

No School Today (Table of Contents: 9)

Sparkie and Twinkle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jason Comic Art
Inks
Jason Comic Art
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Sparkie; Twinkle

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

Big Jon & Sparkie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jason Comic Art
Inks
Jason Comic Art
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Charlie!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Sparkie; Charlie; Big Jon

Indexer Notes

Two half-page comics

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

Benny the Bug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This way to the big show
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Benny the Bug

Indexer Notes

Inside Back Cover

No School Today (Table of Contents: 12)

Big Jon & Sparkie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ruth Ruhman (signed)
Inks
Ruth Ruhman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children

Indexer Notes

Promo for the ABC radio program "Big Jon & Sparkie" (a.k.a. "No School Today") [Back cover]

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Big Jon and Sparkie
    Sparkie
  2. 1. Who Am I?
    Sparkie
  3. 2. Lion in the House
    Big Jon & Sparkie
  4. 3. Riddle Bag
    Twinkle
  5. 4. ["Every player on Sparkie's team watched..."]
    Sparkie
  6. 5. ["Detour"]
    Benny the Bug
  7. 6. The Texas Kid
    Sparkie
  8. 7. The Nameless Dwarf
    Sparkie and Twinkle
  9. 8. The Mail Bag
    Sparkie
  10. 9. No School Today
    Sparkie and Twinkle
  11. 10. ["Hi, Charlie!"]
    Big Jon & Sparkie
  12. 11. ["This way to the big show"]
    Benny the Bug
  13. 12. No School Today
    Big Jon & Sparkie
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