Headline Comics #v1#1 (1)
(February 1943)

Prize, 1943 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-12-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
American Boys' Comics, Inc.
Editing
Samuel Bierman

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Junior Rangers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Junior Rangers / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased...
Characters
Junior Rangers [Smokey; Roger; Chan; etc.] (first appearance)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Animal Crackers / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Buster Green
Pencils
Buster Green
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

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

Cliff Gordon the Wonder Boy / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Bell ?
Inks
Fred Bell ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just as necessity is the mother of invention, so will a country's need...
Characters
Cliff Gordon (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Tentative art ID from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version: https://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=25126

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

Happy and Scrappy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Browne [credited]
Inks
Ken Browne
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Happy Day (first appearance); Scrappy (first appearance); Mom Day
Synopsis
Happy and his dog Scrappy collect scrap for the war effort.
Keywords
World War Two

Indexer Notes

JVJ index card attached to online scanned version says Ken Browne is aka Terry Gilkison.

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

Little Johnny Doolittle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Crime rears its ugly head in the presence of...
Genre
children; crime
Characters
Little Johnny Doolittle (first appearance); Mother Doolittle; Elmer Doolittle; Lumpy Moran; Mr. Schultz; Lester Clinton; Mr. McCabe; May Sherman; Tom; Mr. Rogers
Synopsis
Young Johnny solves a murder and robbery.

Grandfather Clock (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Crest Wood
Letters
typeset

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

Perry Allen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Ferstadt
Inks
Lou Ferstadt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Swashbuckling Yankee adventurers they are...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Allen (first appearance; Pan-American adventurer); Don Powers (his friend); Guido Paulo; Manuel
Synopsis
Perry and his pal Don run into a Fifth Columnist in the jungles of Brazil.

Indexer Notes

Art ID from JVJ index card attached to online scanned version.

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

Private Messkit / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Willis Blaine ? [as Blaine] (credited)
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Huh! 48 hour pass and not a dime to my name!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Messkit (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

The byline is "Blaine" and this is writer Willis Blaine, according to Bails.

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

Buck Sanders / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It takes all kinds to make the world.
Genre
children
Characters
Buck Sanders; Fatty; Percy; Mr. Sanders; Geezle; Gorilla; The Mighty Midget; Sgt. Cork
Synopsis
Buck and his friends foil the Mighty Midget, a Fifth Columnist crook trying to steal airplane plans.

Indexer Notes

app. between PRIZE COMICS #28 / 29

Calling All Readers! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Boy's Life of General MacArthur (Table of Contents: 11)

Douglas MacArthur / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Binder ?
Inks
Jack Binder ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Douglas MacArthur
Synopsis
Biography of General Douglas MacArthur.

Indexer Notes

Art strongly resembles the signed Jack Binder war-hero bio story in issue 2. The JVJ index cards attached to the online scanned versions indicates this may be Binder shop work.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Junior Rangers
  2. 1. ["Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased..."]
    Junior Rangers
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Animal Crackers
  4. 3. ["Just as necessity is the mother of invention, so will a country's need..."]
    Cliff Gordon the Wonder Boy
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Happy and Scrappy
  6. 5. ["Crime rears its ugly head in the presence of..."]
    Little Johnny Doolittle
  7. 6. Grandfather Clock
  8. 7. ["Swashbuckling Yankee adventurers they are..."]
    Perry Allen
  9. 8. ["Huh! 48 hour pass and not a dime to my name!"]
    Private Messkit
  10. 9. ["It takes all kinds to make the world."]
    Buck Sanders
  11. 10. Calling All Readers!
  12. 11. Boy's Life of General MacArthur
    Douglas MacArthur
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