Candid Tales #[April]
(April 1950)

Kirby Publishing Co., 1950 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
148
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale Date
1950
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Kirby Publishing Company
Editing
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Issue Notes

Indexed from scanned copy at https://digitalcomicmuseum.com

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Honest, honey, I'm not throwing the bull!
Genre
humor

In This Issue (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Splitting Hares (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Sam Schmo; Seymour Keister; Diana Schtunk; Mrs. Schtunk; Dr. Schtunk; maid
Synopsis
Detectives Sam and Seymour are hired to find a missing mink-rabbit.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
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Inks
?
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?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are you sure your suit is shrink-proof, dear?
Genre
humor

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

The Farmer's Daughter / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gwan, ya big windbag!
Genre
humor
Characters
Doctor Slick; Falso

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Wenzel (signed as Wenzel)
Pencils
Bill Wenzel (signed as Wenzel)
Inks
Bill Wenzel (signed as Wenzel)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's between the government and her...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A wealthy man thinks it will be either the government or his girlfriend who will take all of his money.

Miss Adventuress (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 25 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Lois Littlejohn; Zonia Zeal; Louisa; Gregg; Cha Siu Yan

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I laid them in the aisle tonight...
Genre
humor

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stanley Rayon (signed as Rayon)
Pencils
Stanley Rayon (signed as Rayon)
Inks
Stanley Rayon (signed as Rayon)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee! Mr. Van Horn, it looks like I've hit the old...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Honey Harden / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack O'Brien (signed as O'Brien)
Inks
Jack O'Brien (signed as O'Brien)
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Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So I end up with my carcass covered...
Genre
detective-mystery

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Louis Priscilla (signed as Priscilla)
Pencils
Louis Priscilla (signed as Priscilla)
Inks
Louis Priscilla (signed as Priscilla)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Mr. Carp - can I take a day off...
Genre
humor

The Mad Strangler of Budapest (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Bela Kiss; Sari; Paul Binhars; Mademoiselle Franzen; Private Schmidt; Gregor
Synopsis
In 1912, Bela Kiss murders his unfaithful wife. He goes on to kill other beautiful women and is never found.

Meet Nifty Nick (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Wenzel (signed as Wenzel)
Pencils
Bill Wenzel (signed as Wenzel)
Inks
Bill Wenzel (signed as Wenzel)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the idea of cellophane window shades?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman is annoyed that her window shades are made from cellophane.

Doctor Killmore's Big Decision (Table of Contents: 15)

Dr. Killmore / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Wally Wood ?
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; medical
Characters
Dr. Killmore; Dr. Heathen; Miss Lushbottom; Dr. Pennywinkle; Miss Quivertum; Miss Overborne; Chaffington Drexel Bainwallington

Indexer Notes

This sequence according to Heritage Auctions who specifically state that this issue does not have Wood's female pirate story. http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7030&lotNo=93266

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Front Girl (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
crime

[Mother With Labeled Bra] (Table of Contents: 18)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Doc] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Doc] (signed)
Inks
? [as Doc] (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A mother of twins has a bra which reads 'his' and 'hers.'

Indexer Notes

The woman is holding a copy of Nifty magazine.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Louis Priscilla (signed as Priscilla)
Pencils
Louis Priscilla (signed as Priscilla)
Inks
Louis Priscilla (signed as Priscilla)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oddly enough, the food is good too!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Wenzel (signed as Wenzel)
Pencils
Bill Wenzel (signed as Wenzel)
Inks
Bill Wenzel (signed as Wenzel)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I thought bigamy might be excusable in my case...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man guilty of bigamy argues that he can afford two wives.

Little Red Rattlehead (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Little Red Rattlehead; Mother; Grandma Daisy; George Remington Wolfe; Mortimer
Synopsis
Re-telling of "Little Red Riding Hood" updated to the present day and Red is now a sexy young woman.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Honest, honey, I'm not throwing the bull!"]
  2. 1. In This Issue
  3. 2. Splitting Hares
  4. 3. ["Are you sure your suit is shrink-proof, dear?"]
  5. 4. ["Gwan, ya big windbag!"]
    The Farmer's Daughter
  6. 5. ["It's between the government and her..."]
  7. 6. Miss Adventuress
  8. 7. ["I laid them in the aisle tonight..."]
  9. 8. ["Gee! Mr. Van Horn, it looks like I've hit the old..."]
  10. 9. ["So I end up with my carcass covered..."]
    Honey Harden
  11. 10. ["Win a Fin!"]
  12. 11. ["Hello, Mr. Carp - can I take a day off..."]
  13. 12. The Mad Strangler of Budapest
  14. 13. Meet Nifty Nick
  15. 14. ["What's the idea of cellophane window shades?"]
  16. 15. Doctor Killmore's Big Decision
    Dr. Killmore
  17. 16. ["Look, gents..."]
  18. 17. Front Girl
  19. 18. [Mother With Labeled Bra]
  20. 19. ["Oddly enough, the food is good too!"]
  21. 20. ["Calling all fun-loving men!"]
  22. 21. ["I thought bigamy might be excusable in my case..."]
  23. 22. Little Red Rattlehead
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