Humdinger #v2#2 [8]
(July-August 1947)

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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The Premium Group of Comics
Editing
Robert Wheeler [as Robert D. Wheeler] (editor, general manager); Jane Spaulding Nye (managing editor); Jean Gibson Brundage (editorial assistant); Mel Cummin (art director); Al Fago [as Alfred V. Fago] (art consultant)

Issue Notes

Per the indicia, The Premium Group of Comics is 'a division of The Premium Services Co. Inc., P.O. Box 1198, Independence Square, Philadelphia, Pa., editorial offices, 111 West 19th Street, New York 11, N. Y. Printed in the U.S.A.'


Several of the stories in this issue end with an entreaty to readers to return for more fun and adventures in the next issue — an indication this was not planned to be the last of the series.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Speck, Spot and Sis / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
52 pages of fun and excitement
Genre
humor

Humming Along with Humdinger (Table of Contents: 1)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Address your mail to Humdinger, 119 West 19th Street, New York, 11, N.Y.

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Michael Altman (from New London, Connecticut), Gustave Stockinger Jr. (from Middle Village, New York), Rita Ann Thompson (from Case Grande), Maxine Behread (from Baltimore, Maryland), Polato Gabriele (from Adria, Italy), and Barbara Lane (from London, England).

Vic and Ventura in Vacationland (Table of Contents: 2)

Vic and Ventura / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Hoffman (credited as Harry Z. Hoffman)
Inks
Harry Hoffman (credited as Harry Z. Hoffman)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
California's treasure chest of enthralling adventures is opened wide for Vic and Ventura by a twist of the magic time dials in Mr. Quiett's helicopter.
Genre
adventure; history
Characters
Vic; Ventura; Mr. Quiett; Cabrillo; Ferrelo; Galvez; Father Junipero; John Sutter; Kit Carson; Col. Fremont, the Pathfinder; 'Lean John' Brown;
Synopsis
From Mr. Quiett's time-defying helicopter, Vic and Ventura witness key moments in the history of California.

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

Kellogg's Krumbles / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where would you look for happiness?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Bottom half of the page with the Kellogg's Krumbles ad features two single-panel gag cartoons.

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

Dink / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Milt Hammer (signed)
Inks
Milt Hammer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy, is it hot! What a day for a swim!!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dink; Swipes (his dog); Courage Club
Synopsis
Dink and his pals in the Courage Club row out to an island for 'an outing' but get caught in a storm while there and have to spend a fitful night warding off a wild animal that turns out to be a harmless goat.

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

Fearless Fellers / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Donottoe (signed)
Inks
Joe Donottoe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In which Chuck risks his life to aid his honor, the mayor!
Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Chuck; The Mayor; Mr. Hilyer
Synopsis
When the mayor believes his wallet to be stolen while on his way to give a speech at Hilyer's Amusement Park, Chuck and his unnamed pals (a chubby boy, a black boy, and a girl) chased the supposed thief across a host of mechanical rides, only to realize the mayor simply left his wallet at the box office and the person they were doggedly pursuing was the park owner, out on an inspection tour.

The Rescue (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Joe, lay off!

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

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

The Case of the Sacred Ruby of Inkpore! (Table of Contents: 9)

Foxy, Office Boy in the Detective Bureau / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Hy Gage (credited, signed)
Pencils
Hy Gage (credited, signed)
Inks
Hy Gage (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi ya, Mac! Say, what's a swami?
Genre
adventure; humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Foxy; Detective Grogan
Synopsis
Foxy foils a jewel thief posing as an Indian swami.

The Death of Baldur (Table of Contents: 10)

Mickey Starlight / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Rico (signed as Don Rico)
Inks
Don Rico (signed as Don Rico)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oboy! Watch me knock over that tin can!
Characters
Mickey Starlight; Mr. Hermit; Baldur the Good; Odin; Frigga; Loki; Hodur
Synopsis
Mickey is hurling rocks at cans and not having much luck scoring a hit when Mr. Hermit arrives and advises him to try throwing mistletoe instead. When Mickey scoffs, Mr. Hermit relates the tale of Baldur the Good, who was immune to all harm thanks to his mother Frgga intervening with all living things. But when Loki discovers Frigga didn't bother seeking acquiecense from the lowly mistletoe bush. Loki then convinces a blind man to throw an arrow with mistletoe tied to it at Baldur, which kills the god instantly. Amazed, Mickey tosses a twig at his can and knocks it over.

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

The Jerkwater Line / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Warren (as Jack A. Warren) (signed)
Inks
Jack Warren (as Jack A. Warren) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All aboard the Jerkwater line —
Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Marmaduke; Aunt Tillie; Snorter; Belva Bunkelheimer
Synopsis
Hilarity ensues when Aunt Tillie takes charge of ol' Engine 711 of the Jerkwater Line, given the initial absence, then the narcoleptic urges, of its engineer, Snorter. Meanwhile, Professor Marmaduke's insistance on showing his new invention to any and all passengers results in the destruction of Tillie's new hat, which he was supposed to be guarding. But the day is saved with the mayor's wife mistakes the hardscrabble haberdashery for the latest in haute couture.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Warren (as Vincent) (signed as Jack A. Warren)
Inks
Jack Warren (as Vincent) (signed as Jack A. Warren)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're right, sis! We gotta think of a way tp earn money so we can buy furniture!
Genre
children
Characters
Speck; Spot (his dog); Sis; Archie; Brickbatt; Halfbatt
Synopsis
While brainstorming how to raise money to buy furniture for their 'Specters' Club,' Speck and Sis notice the neighborhood kids all sporting red hair. It seems the local theater is offering free admission to gingers on 'Redheads Day,' and the local bullies, Brickbatt and Halfbatt, are charging 10¢ per dye job. Speck hatches a plan to charge 10¢ to remove the hair dye after the show, which horns in on the bullies' plans to get the kids coming and going. This leads to a confrontation settled only by the timely application of hair remover to the bullies' scalps.

Indexer Notes

Identification of "Vincent" as Jack Warren per the original indexing of this issue's cover.

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

Merkin Gerkin / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gordon Guth (as B. G. Guth) (signed)
Inks
Gordon Guth (as B. G. Guth) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mike, I expect a chap with some plates for my camera.
Genre
humor
Characters
Merkin Gerkin; Mike the Cop
Synopsis
When Merkin can't get a good view of a downtown fire, he gets and idea after overhearing a reporter tell a cop he's expecting someone to come with more plates for his camera. So, Merken shows up with a stack of flatware and the confused cop lets him though to the scene.

Indexer Notes

This is a one-page gag strip.

Humdinger Stingers (Table of Contents: 14)

gag panels / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Milt Hammer (signed)
Pencils
Milt Hammer (signed)
Inks
Milt Hammer (signed)
Letters
Milt Hammer (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
G'wan — how can you carry water in a sieve?

Indexer Notes

This page contains four separate one-panel gag cartoons.

When A Slip Meant Death (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Fisk Bike Tires / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["52 pages of fun and excitement"]
    Speck, Spot and Sis
  2. 1. Humming Along with Humdinger
  3. 2. Vic and Ventura in Vacationland
    Vic and Ventura
  4. 3. ["No waiting . . . Nothing to send in . . . Get these great bird pictures"]
    Kellogg's Krumbles
  5. 4. ["Where would you look for happiness?"]
  6. 5. ["Boy, is it hot! What a day for a swim!!"]
    Dink
  7. 6. ["In which Chuck risks his life to aid his honor, the mayor!"]
    Fearless Fellers
  8. 7. The Rescue
  9. 8. ["Buy it today"]
    Frisky Fables
  10. 9. The Case of the Sacred Ruby of Inkpore!
    Foxy, Office Boy in the Detective Bureau
  11. 10. The Death of Baldur
    Mickey Starlight
  12. 11. ["All aboard the Jerkwater line —"]
    The Jerkwater Line
  13. 12. ["You're right, sis! We gotta think of a way tp earn money so we can buy furniture!"]
    Speck, Spot, and Sis
  14. 13. ["Mike, I expect a chap with some plates for my camera."]
    Merkin Gerkin
  15. 14. Humdinger Stingers
    gag panels
  16. 15. When A Slip Meant Death
    Fisk Bike Tires
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