4Most #v2#4 [8]
(Fall 1943)

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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Novelty Press, Inc.
Editing
Stanley Beaman
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Edison Bell / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen; war
Characters
Edison Bell
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Caricatures of Hitler, Hirohito, and Mussolini appear.

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

The top half of the page is an editorial. In it, it is mentioned that "Dick Cole" artist Bob Davis died "well over a year ago" in an automobile accident, and Jim Wilcox has just taken over the strip.

The bottom half of the page is readers' letters and editorial responses.

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

Dick Cole / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Wilcox
Inks
Jim Wilcox
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is a holiday at Farr Military Academy...
Characters
Slag (introduction, villain, death); Elmer Gutz (introduction, villain); Bill (introduction, villain); Chet (introduction, villain); Mr. Kent (introduction); Mrs. Kent (introduction)

The Kidnapping of Edison Bell (Table of Contents: 3)

Edison Bell / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
Harold DeLay
Inks
Harold DeLay
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Edison Bell

Indexer Notes

The bottom 1/3 of 5 different pages throughout the story are actually separate diagrams showing readers how to make simple games at home.

Spotto (Table of Contents: 4)

Edison Bell / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

This is separate from the Edison Bell story, but is billed as "Edison Bell's Gift to Plane Spotters..." Consists of instructions showing readers how to make a device that projects silhouettes of war planes on the wall, so their shapes can be memorized. This allows civilians to identify friendly and enemy aircraft during wartime.

Rejected (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

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

Dan'l Flannel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gorsh! I ain't heard so much fuss...

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

Cadet / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Kermit Jaediker
Pencils
John Jordan
Inks
John Jordan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm Big Jim Purdy, the oil man...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Big Jim Purdy (introduction); Ohokus (introduction); Morton (introduction, villain); Half-Pint (introduction, villain)

Indexer Notes

Signed on first page in lower right-hand corner "Jaediker & Jordan."

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Edison Bell
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Ye Editors' Page
  3. 2. ["It is a holiday at Farr Military Academy..."]
    Dick Cole
  4. 3. The Kidnapping of Edison Bell
    Edison Bell
  5. 4. Spotto
    Edison Bell
  6. 5. Rejected
  7. 6. ["Gorsh! I ain't heard so much fuss..."]
    Dan'l Flannel
  8. 7. ["I'm Big Jim Purdy, the oil man..."]
    Cadet
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
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