Clue Comics #v1#2 [2]
(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: 1)

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: 2)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee - It must be rainin'...

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Crime and art are strange companions...

Indexer Notes

Art signed in last panel of story.

Detectives Have Brains (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[A Racket in Dolls] (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Keywords
Glad Ragdoll Company

[A Well-Laid Plot] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Quilled Death!! (Table of Contents: 8)

Twilight / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Cassone [as J. Cassone] (signed)
Inks
John Cassone [as J. Cassone] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Twilight [Sergeant Terry Gardener]; Snoopy (Twilight's pet parrot); The Porcupine (villain, introduction); Porcupine's gang (introduction for all)
Synopsis
On furlough from the Marines, Terry and Snoopy stroll around town and discover a moving van in front of a museum. Noting from a newspaper that the theft of valuable gems in town has caused the Mayor to close down the museum. Smelling a rat, Twilight confronts the Porcupine inside the museum, who has already killed the movers at the museum and who seeks a stuffed porcupine found within that contains the stolen gems.
Keywords
Record (newspaper)

Indexer Notes

Cassone's signature is found on the newspaper in the last panel of the story.

Editing
Related Scans
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
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin