(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?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

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 Office in inset)
Inks
Jack Cole; (photo of Police Office in inset)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
James Kent
Reprints

$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 (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

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

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole ?
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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.
Reprints
Keywords
Cordova Island

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

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

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

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole?
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

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

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Reprints

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
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Pat Conolly
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Jochen G.
  • Mark Long
  • Peter Croome
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