Target Comics #v4#1 [37]
(March 1943)

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Volume
4
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-12-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Novelty Press, Inc.
Editing
Stanley Beaman (uncredited)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

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.


The Ghost Came to Life (Table of Contents)

Cadet / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Jordan (signed)
Inks
John Jordan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Dan Merry; Kit Carter

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

Ye Editors' Page / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letter from Peter Morisi, Brooklyn, NY.

[The Ghost Came to Life] (Table of Contents: 2)

Cadet / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Cuthbert] (signed)
Pencils
John Jordan (signed)
Inks
John Jordan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Kit Carter; Dan Merry
Synopsis
Kit meets redhead Glenda Blake at a social, but soon has to rescue her when she is abducted by would-be thieves.

Indexer Notes

Title from cover.

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

Al T. Tude / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Gates (signed)
Inks
Art Gates (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Study these faces!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Al T. Tude; Willie Rodent (villain)
Synopsis
Lawyers tell Al T. Tude that he has been left a fortune by his recently-deceased uncle. The Uncle's will requires Al to prove his worth, though, by besting the cut-throat Willie Rodent in a race to the hidden treasure.

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

Bull's-Eye Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How'd he die, Uncle Ike?

Gulliver's Travels Part 4 (Table of Contents: 5)

Fantastic Feature Films / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jonathan Swift; ? (adaptation)
Pencils
Harold DeLay
Inks
Harold DeLay
Colors
?
Letters
?

A Pinch of Salt (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Justin Dewey Triem
Letters
typeset

Reprints

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

Dan'l Flannel / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Ryan
Inks
Ed Ryan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sech be-e-ootiful teeth!
Characters
Dan'l Flannel; Abu the Mystic; Uncle Dud
Synopsis
Dan'l sees Abu the Mystic's show when the circus comes to town, and Abu becomes grateful when Dan'l saves him from robbers. In return, Abu grants Dan'l mental powers. Dan'l reads his Uncle Dud's mind and becomes disturbed by what he sees there.

Indexer Notes

Story continues next issue.

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

Target and the Targeteers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Edward Ryan (signed); Sid Greene (in collaboration with...)
Inks
Edward Ryan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He proclaimed himself God...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Adolf Hitler (dies this story); Niles Reed (the Target); Ed Ryan (the artist as himself); Satan; God (portrayed as an electrically charged cloud with protruding hands)
Synopsis
Bizarre story, narrated by Niles Reed (The Target) to Ed Ryan in which The Target captures Hitler with the plan of bringing him back to the American justice system. On the way back, God appears to them as a speaking cloud with protruding hands, and puts Hitler through a series of trials before releasing him into a hail of Nazi machine gun bullets.

Indexer Notes

Ed Ryan draws himself into the story

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

Speck, Spot, and Sis / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Warren
Pencils
Jack Warren [as Vincent] (signed)
Inks
Jack Warren [as Vincent] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Warren

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Speck's one great interest in life these days is his gang
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Speck's annoying little sister out-performs him in selling war saving stamps, and Speck sees that his hold on the gang's leadership is slipping.

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

Pete Stockbridge, The Chameleon / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The scoop of the year gives Pete Stockbridge his biggest heartache...
Characters
Pete Stockbridge [The Chameleon]

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

Targetoons / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Oliver (signed)
Inks
Norman Oliver (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Go scare someone to death
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

The possibility exists that "Norman Oliver" is a pen-name of Martin Filchock.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Ghost Came to Life
    Cadet
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Ye Editors' Page
  3. 2. [The Ghost Came to Life]
    Cadet
  4. 3. ["Study these faces!!"]
    Al T. Tude
  5. 4. ["How'd he die, Uncle Ike?"]
    Bull's-Eye Bill
  6. 5. Gulliver's Travels Part 4
    Fantastic Feature Films
  7. 6. A Pinch of Salt
  8. 7. ["Sech be-e-ootiful teeth!"]
    Dan'l Flannel
  9. 8. ["He proclaimed himself God..."]
    Target and the Targeteers
  10. 9. ["Speck's one great interest in life these days is his gang"]
    Speck, Spot, and Sis
  11. 10. ["The scoop of the year gives Pete Stockbridge his biggest heartache..."]
    Pete Stockbridge, The Chameleon
  12. 11. ["Go scare someone to death"]
    Targetoons
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