(March 1952)

Toby, 1952 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Toby Press, Inc.
Brand
Toby Press
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spike and Bat / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war

Operation Petticoat (Table of Contents: 1)

Spike and Bat / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Spike; Bat; Lotus Blossom
Synopsis
Spike and Bat, two brawny, lusty, best-buddy Marines on the Korean front, are sent behind enemy lines to retrieve valuable information from an elderly, wounded Korean acting as an agent for the United States. Before dying, the agent tells the boys the information is sewn into the dress hem of his lovely granddaughter, Lotus Blossom. Spike and Bat head back to camp with Lotus Blossom in tow and have several close calls with Korean soldiers before recrossing enemy lines. The story is punctuated with the two Marines playing pranks on one another and lusting after "dames".
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Arabian Nightmare (Table of Contents: 2)

Spike and Bat / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Spain Verral
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Spike; Bat; Boris; Shah of Ariq
Synopsis
A big mistake is made in Washington and the boys are sent to the Middle East to secure oil concessions for the western powers. Boris, a Russian emissary, is trying to do the same for his country. The Shah of Ariq, a boxing fan, decides the issue will be settled via a boxing match between Boris and Spike, a renowned Corps heavyweight champion celebrated for a punch of his own devising called the Double Reverse Pretzel Bolo. The story features scantily clad harem girls and a transvestite scene for Spike and Bat.
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[Blue Plate Blossom] (Table of Contents: 3)

Lover O'Leary and His Liberty Belles / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor; military
Characters
Lover O'Leary; Blue Plate Blossom; Queenie Quadrille; Marlene; Three-Quarters-of-a-Mile Miriam; two nerdy, lusting young Marines
Synopsis
Lover O'Leary is the "pre-eminent gal-hound" of the United States Marine Corps and agrees to take two nerdy, young "chowderheads" out on the town. The three pass their time ogling busty, leggy Good Girls in little clothing.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spike and Bat
  2. 1. Operation Petticoat
    Spike and Bat
  3. 2. Arabian Nightmare
    Spike and Bat
  4. 3. [Blue Plate Blossom]
    Lover O'Leary and His Liberty Belles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Kathryn Wright
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Randy Scott
  • Mike Nielsen