Big Shot #34
(April 1943)

Columbia, 1943 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-03-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Columbia Comic Corporation
Editing
Vin Sullivan (credited as Vincent Sullivan) (editor)

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. 2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bo / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Take it easy, Bo - it's only an honorable picture!
Genre
humor
Characters
Bo
Synopsis
Bo is chasing a sandwich board displaying sausage and other meats.

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

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

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

Joe Palooka / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher (signed)
Pencils
Ham Fisher (signed)
Inks
Ham Fisher (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Joe is now in the U.S. Army and is leaving for camp.
Genre
adventure; humor; sports
Characters
Joe Palooka; Ann Howe
Synopsis
Now in the Army, Joe is sent on a morale-building mission to visit a couple of other camps.
Reprints
  • from Joe Palooka daily (McNaught Syndicate) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

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

Sparky Watts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Boody Rogers (credited)
Pencils
Boody Rogers (credited)
Inks
Boody Rogers (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hedy arrived in Appledale just in time to see Sparky and Sally drive off...
Genre
adventure; humor; superhero
Characters
Sparky Watts; Doc Static; Slap Happy
Synopsis
In an effort to win back Hedy, Sparky lets Doc Static bombard him with a new experimental ray that gives him a more magnetic personality.

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

Captain Yank / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Tinsley
Pencils
Frank Tinsley
Inks
Frank Tinsley
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ambushing the advance guard of a pursuing Jap column...
Genre
adventure; drama; war
Characters
Captain Yank; Bonnie
Synopsis
Captain Yank steals some trucks and ammunition from Japanese forces, but Bonnie is captured by the Japanese as they try to get away with the equipment.

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

Bo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Beck
Pencils
Frank Beck
Inks
Frank Beck
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bo has been left in the care of a milkman until his folks have settled in the city where they moved--he runs away to find them.
Genre
adventure; drama; anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bo; Junior [Bo's owner]
Synopsis
Bo struggles to find food while waiting for his owners to send for him.

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

Charlie Chan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Andriola (credited); ?
Pencils
Alfred Andriola (credited)
Inks
Alfred Andriola (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Laddie has hidden his father's confession which identifies the Hawk...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Charlie Chan; Laddie; the Hawk (villain)
Synopsis
Chan faces danger after discovering the Hawk's identity, as the Hawk plots to kill him and Laddie.
Reprints
  • from Charlie Chan daily (McNaught Syndicate) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

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

The Face / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mart Bailey
Inks
Mart Bailey
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Among the Anzacs and U.S. Marines who have taken over a tiny but vital island...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Face [Tony Trent]; Babbling Brooks
Synopsis
The Face and Brooks are captured by Japanese forces and threatened to tell what they know about U.S. troop locations and plans. They escape and the Face collapses as he reaches an army hospital, where he awakens later to discover that a nurse has his mask and now knows his secret identity.

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

Dinky Dinkerton / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Huhta
Inks
Art Huhta
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dinky was hired to guard Herman Kop's secret formula...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Dinky Dinkerton; Sniffy; Herman Kop
Synopsis
Herman hires Dinky to guard his new, secret formula.

Saga of a Flag (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Synopsis
The adventures of a U.S. flag in the south pacific theatre, told in first-person perspective by the flag.

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

Vic Jordan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paine (credited)
Pencils
Elmer Wexler (credited)
Inks
Elmer Wexler (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Paris, 1940. Vic Jordan, an american, tries to help Sue Bennett escape jail.
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Vic Jordan; Sue Bennett
Synopsis
Vic encounters espionage, spies, and nazi agents while trying to rescue Sue Bennett.
Reprints
  • from Vic Jordan (PM magazine) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

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

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
J. P. McEvoy (credited)
Pencils
John Striebel (credited)
Inks
John Striebel (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Dugans have been renting their spare room without success.
Genre
humor
Characters
Dixie Dugan; Ma Dugan; Pa Dugan
Synopsis
Dixie and her parents are taken hostage by an unknown couple, who turn out to be a pair of kids who want to elope and are hiding from their parents.
Reprints
  • from Dixie Dugan daily (McNaught Syndicate) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Skyman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited as Paul Dean)
Pencils
Ogden Whitney ?
Inks
Ogden Whitney ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Somewhere over the Pacific, a powerful army plane plunges toward the hungry sea...
Genre
superhero; adventure; aviation
Characters
Skyman [Allen Turner]
Synopsis
Skyman investigates a series of mysterious disappearances of planes and crew in the Pacific ocean.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Take it easy, Bo - it's only an honorable picture!"]
    Bo
  2. 1. ["Here's NEWS!"]
    The Face
  3. 2. ["Joe is now in the U.S. Army and is leaving for camp."]
    Joe Palooka
  4. 3. ["Hedy arrived in Appledale just in time to see Sparky and Sally drive off..."]
    Sparky Watts
  5. 4. ["Ambushing the advance guard of a pursuing Jap column..."]
    Captain Yank
  6. 5. ["Bo has been left in the care of a milkman until his folks have settled in the city where they moved--he runs away to find them."]
    Bo
  7. 6. ["Laddie has hidden his father's confession which identifies the Hawk..."]
    Charlie Chan
  8. 7. ["Among the Anzacs and U.S. Marines who have taken over a tiny but vital island..."]
    The Face
  9. 8. ["Dinky was hired to guard Herman Kop's secret formula..."]
    Dinky Dinkerton
  10. 9. Saga of a Flag
  11. 10. ["Paris, 1940. Vic Jordan, an american, tries to help Sue Bennett escape jail."]
    Vic Jordan
  12. 11. ["The Dugans have been renting their spare room without success."]
    Dixie Dugan
  13. 12. ["Somewhere over the Pacific, a powerful army plane plunges toward the hungry sea..."]
    The Skyman
  14. 13. ["Don't miss this complete book!"]
    Joe Palooka
  15. 14. ["Free with this offer, 33 power telescope lens kit."]
    Metro Publications
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Del Gruber
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Mike Wagner