(May 1947 [1948])

Magazine Village, 1947 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1948-03-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Village, Inc.
Editing
Jack Cole?

Issue Notes

All information for this issue supplied by Craig Delich.

The year printed in the indicia is 1947, so this issue has always been considered a May 1947 issue. This appears to be incorrect for two reasons. This issue was copyrighted by Magazine Village in 1948 with a publishing date (i.e. on-sale date) of March 2, 1948, making the cover date actually May 1948. Also, this issue includes an ad for a Personal Comics Album. As best as can be determined, these ads did not start appearing until comics cover-dated September 1947, and continued in 1948.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Cole; ? (photo of Police Officer in top left corner)
Inks
Jack Cole; ? (photo of Police Officer in top left corner)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
James Kent (crook)
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$100.00 Reward for Information Leading to the Capture of James Kent (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole ?
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You'll never get away with it, Kent!
Genre
crime
Characters
James Kent; Sadie; George Kern; Tom Carlson
Reprints

Murder, Morphine and Me! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole ?
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The true confessions of a dope smuggler...
Genre
non-fiction; crime
Characters
Mary Kennedy [aka Jane] (villain, reforms, narrator); Olsen "Olie" Johnson; Mrs. Johnson; Joseph Donnici (city chemist, death); Jacobs [aka The Professor] (of the Federal Narcotics Bureau); Mac (Jacob's partner); Mr. Cushing (villain, dope peddler); Tony Petrillo (villain, dope dealer, killer, death); Esther Gordon (villain, death); Esther Gordon's mob [Maxie Gordon (Esther's husband, death); Gordon (her son, death)] (villains, all die); The Big Boss [Papa Donnici] (villain, diner owner, Joseph's father)
Synopsis
The Johnsons hear the story of Mary Kennedy, a roomer of theirs, who left Kansas City and changed her name to escape the clutches of a drug dealer named Tony, who she was a moll for. He got her plenty of dates.....dates that were actually pushing dope on the side and when she wanted to get out of this racket, Tony reminded her that she was his front for the racket and was just as guilty as he was. Mary later learns from Jacobs, narcotics agent, that he had joined the gang to get the goods on the Big Boss, which he had. The Johnsons, after hearing the story, encouraged Mary to tell her story.
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Keywords
Cordova Island

Murder Is a Short Road! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2.1 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The two boys...
Genre
crime
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Indexer Notes

Spread over four pages, the balance of the space is taken up with advertisements.

Demons Dance on Galloway Moor! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole ?
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where did they come from?
Genre
crime
Characters
Sawney; Mary
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A very rare tale of cannibalism.

Boston's Bloody Gang War (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now boy...No tears!
Genre
crime
Characters
Big Phil Cappolla; Little Mike Turk; Sally Turk; Angelo Olivier
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Keith Chandler : Art previously credited to Jack Cole, but this is a different style altogether, familiar but I cannot place it beyond a feeling that this looks like an artist who worked for E. C. Comics.

Crime on My Hands (Table of Contents: 6)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

A Match for Satan (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Neil Bowman had the gift of gab...
Genre
crime
Characters
Neil Bowman
Reprints

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

Personal Comic Album; Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. $100.00 Reward for Information Leading to the Capture of James Kent
  3. 2. Murder, Morphine and Me!
  4. 3. Murder Is a Short Road!
  5. 4. Demons Dance on Galloway Moor!
  6. 5. Boston's Bloody Gang War
  7. 6. Crime on My Hands
  8. 7. A Match for Satan
  9. 8. ["Look, Fellers"]
    Personal Comic Album; Stravon Publishers
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  • Craig Delich
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