(March 1949)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthy
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Commended Comics, Inc.
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Indicia reads:
"STEVE SAUNDERS SPECIAL AGENT, March, 1949. Vol.1, No. 5. Published bi-monthly by Commended Comics, Inc., Publications Office, 4600 Diversey Ave., Chicago 39. 10c a copy. Printed in the U.S.A. Application for entry as second-class matter at the Post Office, Chicago, Ill., under Act of March 3, 1879, pending. All manuscripts, etc. must be accompanied by return postage and are submitted at the risk of the sender."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Steve Saunders / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Colors
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Letters
1

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This hideout was the scene of a battle among gang members
Genre
crime
Characters
Steve Saunders

Official Story of the FBI (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1.83 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
history

The Mystery of the Osage Indians (Table of Contents: 2)

Steve Saunders / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
crime
Characters
Bill Hale; Blackie Thompson; John Ramsey; Mr. Smith; Ernest Burkhart; Mollie
Synopsis
The FBI is asked to find out who is murdering Native Americans in the 1920s.
Keywords
Fairfax; Oklahoma

The First College Football Game (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical; sports
Characters
William Gummere
Synopsis
Princeton challenges Rutgers to a game in 1869.

Indexer Notes

At the time, Princeton was named The College of New Jersey.

The Case of the Frightened Criminals (Table of Contents: 4)

Steve Saunders / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Mr. Blank; Steve Saunders; Anthony De Pasquale; Anthony Catalano
Synopsis
The FBI catches two extortionists in 1938.
Reprints
Keywords
1938; Buffalo; Curtiss CW-15; New York; New York Central Railroad; O'Brennette cigars; October 3

Farm in the Heart of a City (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 0.875 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Irving Rudolph
Synopsis
Irving Rudolph establishes a miniature farm in Lincoln Park to teach city children about farming.
Keywords
Chicago Boys' Clubs; Lincoln Park; Orchard Street

Fight Infantile Paralysis (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 0.125 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Keywords
March of Dimes

[no title] (Table of Contents: 7)

True Stories about Stamps / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frederic Murray [as Feg Murray]
Inks
Frederic Murray [as Feg Murray]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Keywords
Australia; Columbian Exposition of 1893; Count Philippe von Ferrary; Graf Zeppelin; rocket; Statue of Liberty

[Pssst, Betty -- How d'ya spell soup?] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Betty Crocker / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Evol -- The Terror of Begonia! (Table of Contents: 9)

Captain Blood / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Geoffrey Blood; Prince Ruppert (villain, dies); Madame LeDuc; Rene du Bois (dies); Prince Arnault; Princess Alycia
Synopsis
Captain Blood is lured to Begonia to resolve a civil war.

The Case of Public Enemy No. 1 (Table of Contents: 10)

Steve Saunders / comic story / 5.875 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
John Dillinger; Steve Saunders; Bob; Hank; Ann Sage [Ana Cumpănaş]
Synopsis
The FBI ambushes John Dillinger outside a Chicago movie theater.
Reprints

[Want extra money and prizes too?] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.125 page (report information)

[Answers to questions on the cover] (Table of Contents: 12)

activity / 0.17 page (report information)

Script
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Letters
typeset

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["This hideout was the scene of a battle among gang members"]
    Steve Saunders
  2. 1. Official Story of the FBI
  3. 2. The Mystery of the Osage Indians
    Steve Saunders
  4. 3. The First College Football Game
  5. 4. The Case of the Frightened Criminals
    Steve Saunders
  6. 5. Farm in the Heart of a City
  7. 6. Fight Infantile Paralysis
  8. 7. [no title]
    True Stories about Stamps
  9. 8. [Pssst, Betty -- How d'ya spell soup?]
    Betty Crocker
  10. 9. Evol -- The Terror of Begonia!
    Captain Blood
  11. 10. The Case of Public Enemy No. 1
    Steve Saunders
  12. 11. [Want extra money and prizes too?]
  13. 12. [Answers to questions on the cover]
  14. 13. ["Yippee Lots of Happy Reading with These Thrilling Magazines"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Darci
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig