(February 1943)

Hillman, 1943 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Hillman Periodicals, Inc.
Brand:
A Hillman Publication
Editing:
Ed Cronin
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Boy King / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Boy King [King David]

A Leader Against Crime! (Table of Contents)

The Boy King / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Barry
Inks:
Dan Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Upside-Down Town (Table of Contents)

Nightmare and Sleepy / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Mandel [as Mandel] (signed)
Inks:
Dan Barry [as Barry] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nightmare [Bob White] (wrestler); Sleepy [Terry Wake] (White's kid manager); Hack (newspaper Editor); un-named Botanist (death); Homer; Professor Froott (villain); an un-named cook (villain)
Synopsis:
Bob and Terry enter Sunnytown and go to see the town's newspaper editor to see about getting some matches lined up, when a professor runs in and asks the editor to warn the residents that Sunnytown's gravity is disappearing! When Nightmare and Sleepy investigate, they discover, as the professor warned, that people would be doubled up and/or walking on their hands. Nightmare finally discovers that the professor and a cook are responsible for the mess, wanting to drive the citizens out of town and confiscate their property!
Keywords:
Sunnytown

["Gee - It must be rainin'..."] (Table of Contents)

Stupid Manny / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tony DiPreta
Pencils:
Tony DiPreta
Inks:
Tony DiPreta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["Crime and art are strange companions..."] (Table of Contents)

Micro-Face / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Allen Ulmer (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Art signed in last panel of story.

Detectives Have Brains (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[A Racket in Dolls] (Table of Contents)

Zippo / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Inks:
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zippo [Joe Blair]; Lynx (villain); Slug (villain); Bill (villain)
Synopsis:
Detective Blair passes by a junkyard, hears a cry for help and encounters a suspicious man. Blair has a cabbie trail this man in a truck, which mysteriously disappears near a doll factory. Blair enters the factory, encounters more suspicious men, is knocked out and winds up in jail. Released on his own recognizance, he becomes Zippo and returns to the factory to further investigate and discovers that the ragdolls are filled with steel bars instead of straw, which other nations then melt down and use for their own purposes......good or bad. Zippo shuts down the illegal sale of defense steel.
Reprints:
  • in Super Weird Heroes (IDW Publishing, 2016 series) nn (November 2016)
Keywords:
Glad Ragdoll Company

[A Well-Laid Plot] (Table of Contents)

Jackie Law and the Boy Rangers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Quilled Death!! (Table of Contents)

Twilight / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Cassone
Inks:
John Cassone
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Boy King
  2. 1. A Leader Against Crime!
    The Boy King
  3. 2. The Upside-Down Town
    Nightmare and Sleepy
  4. 3. ["Gee - It must be rainin'..."]
    Stupid Manny
  5. 4. ["Crime and art are strange companions..."]
    Micro-Face
  6. 5. Detectives Have Brains
  7. 6. [A Racket in Dolls]
    Zippo
  8. 7. [A Well-Laid Plot]
    Jackie Law and the Boy Rangers
  9. 8. The Quilled Death!!
    Twilight
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin