(May 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
Benton J. Resnik (General Manager); Mel Lazarus (Art Director)
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
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bring a friend...
Genre
adventure; humor; war
Characters
Spike; Bat; Cobra Woman
Synopsis
Full-page, front cover illustration depicts Spike and Bat approaching the gun-toting Cobra Woman.
Reprints

[Camera Offer] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Madame Cobra (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
adventure; humor; war
Characters
Spike; Bat; Cobra Woman
Synopsis
Spike and Bat are sent behind enemy lines to free an intelligence officer held in a Korean POW camp commanded by the notorious torturer, Madame Cobra.

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker.

The Terror of the Deep (Table of Contents: 3)

Spike and Bat / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor; war
Characters
Spike; Bat; Professor Hiller; Rose (Hiller's niece)
Synopsis
Spike and Bat discover a Communist base on a Pacific island while investigating a sea serpent rumor.

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker.

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

Oliver / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy, I feel lower...
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Oliver
Synopsis
Young Marine Oliver receives a six-foot photograph of his girlfriend.

A Walk in Korea (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Article about a two-day battle in Korea involving United States Marines in 1871.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ya goin' inta the dance, Joe?
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Lover O'Leary; Tango Tillie; Waltzin' Winnie; Jivin' Judy; Rhumba Rosie; two nerdy, young Marines
Synopsis
Lover O'Leary takes two young Marines to a dance and comments on Good Girl types.

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker.

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

Gwendolyn / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vic Herman (signed)
Inks
Vic Herman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's on your mind...
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Gwendolyn
Synopsis
Female Marine Gwendolyn wants to meet men so she's stationed on the chow-line.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Signature spotted by Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker.

[Doll House Offer] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Puppet Theater Offer] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Bring a friend..."]
    Spike and Bat
  2. 1. [Camera Offer]
  3. 2. Madame Cobra
    Spike and Bat
  4. 3. The Terror of the Deep
    Spike and Bat
  5. 4. ["Boy, I feel lower..."]
    Oliver
  6. 5. A Walk in Korea
  7. 6. ["Ya goin' inta the dance, Joe?"]
    Lover O'Leary and His Liberty Belles
  8. 7. ["What's on your mind..."]
    Gwendolyn
  9. 8. [Doll House Offer]
  10. 9. [Puppet Theater Offer]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Kathryn Wright
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Mike Nielsen