(March 1950)

Hillman, 1947 Series
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Volume
5
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Hillman Periodicals, Inc.
Brand
A Hillman Publication
Editing
Edward Cronin
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Big Ed.... you never told me.... how did'ja ever get t'be such a successful big shot??
Genre
crime
Characters
Big Ed
Reprints

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Canarsie Bullet (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; crime
Characters
Stormy Ramsey; Sergeant Kelly; Rocket Erbler; Pete Drabney; Steve; Spindles Grandel; Louie Mencken
Synopsis
Sergeant Kelly hunts the men who killed his friend Stormy.

Indexer Notes

Based on an actual case.

Pencil ID by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Clown (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lawrence Dresser
Inks
Lawrence Dresser
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; historical
Characters
Queen Eleanor; Jacques
Synopsis
As a reward for his performance the queen gives a jester a sceptor and if he does not marry for 15 years she will make him the baron of Erehwon.

Indexer Notes

Set in 16th Century France.

Art ID by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Box 39 (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; crime
Characters
Danny Fleagle; Jake Fleagle; Luke Fleagle; Pop Fleagle; Charlie; Doctor Taylor; E. Collyer; Lafe; Daniels; Pinky Andrews
Synopsis
After a bank robbery in Lamar, Colorado, the FBI hunts down the Fleagle brothers.

Indexer Notes

Building sign in splash has "Mastroserio" on the front.

Based on an actual case.

Raffles Rafferty, Gentleman Crook (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Briefer (signed)
Inks
Dick Briefer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; crime
Characters
Raffles "Bulge" Rafferty; "Feet" Fergusen; Mrs. Vandervan; Mr. De Cleave; Louie the Lug
Synopsis
"Bulge" Rafferty reads about Raffles and decides to try to be a gentleman crook.

The Man with the Big Heart (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Johan Felix; William Nelson; Charles MacPherson; Haggerty; Moran; Robert O'Reilly
Synopsis
Johan is convinced to gamble money in a horse-racing scam.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Boy from the Country (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
Leo Morey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; crime
Characters
Alvin Williams; Ely Tonkin; Jeff Tonkins; Mike Fancher; Mr. Fairchild; Patsy; Tom O'Brien; Muggsy Sloan; Biff Ransome
Synopsis
Alvin gets duped into driving trucks for crooks.

Indexer Notes

Based on an actual case.

Inker ID by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Exit to Danger (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos [as Roussos] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos [as Roussos] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; crime
Characters
Richard Roe; John Smith ["Little Dynamite" Jack Tango]; Tim Heaphy; George Brann; Abe Zakar; Benny Sick; Hans Cooperman; Kaye; Varian; Dopy Wanzel
Synopsis
Richard Roe hires a man who turns out to be a gang leader.

Indexer Notes

Based on an actual case.

[Motor's Auto Repair Manual] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Novelty Mart] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hey, Big Ed.... you never told me.... how did'ja ever get t'be such a successful big shot??"]
  2. 1. ["All-in-one cigarette lighter and full-pack case"]
  3. 2. The Canarsie Bullet
  4. 3. The Clown
  5. 4. Box 39
  6. 5. Raffles Rafferty, Gentleman Crook
  7. 6. The Man with the Big Heart
  8. 7. ["America's smartest cottons"]
  9. 8. The Boy from the Country
  10. 9. Exit to Danger
  11. 10. [Motor's Auto Repair Manual]
  12. 11. [Novelty Mart]
  13. 12. ["A memorial to your loved one"]
  14. 13. ["Have a slimmer, youthful, feminine appearance instantly!"]
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