([November] 1944)

Fox, 1944 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
132
On-sale Date
1944-11-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
R. W. Voigt
Brand
American Comics Library
Editing
Victor Fox
Color
Color
Dimensions
7 1/8" x 10 1/8"
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

Infinity cover.
Indicia:
R. W. Voigt
Publisher
Chicago, Ill.
Entire contents copyrighted 1944, by R. W. Voigt.
Library of Congress copyright date 11/15/44

30 Complete Picture Stories (Table of Contents)

Bouncer; O'Brine Twins / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
E. C. Stoner
Inks
E. C. Stoner
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Bouncer; Adam Anteas Jr.; Waterman O'Brine; Wetmore O'Brine
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification based on Stoner’s signed cover for The Funnies #56 (June, 1941), which includes similarities such as Stoner’s use of protagonists with curly hair, big dimples, and wide smiles showing teeth.

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

List of contents for the issue, plus copyright and publisher notices.

Inside front cover.

The Borrowed Eye (Table of Contents: 2)

Bouncer / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher ?
Pencils
Lou Ferstadt (signed as Lew Howe)
Inks
Lou Ferstadt (signed as Lew Howe)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Bouncer; Adam Anteas Jr.; Penny; Professor Mentor; The Lens; Mrs. Jones; Sneaky; Mr. Good
Synopsis
Anteas and the Bouncer save Professor Mentor from a fire but his eye is hurt. The Lens decides to kidnap the volunteers that come forward to help save the professor's eye.

Indexer Notes

Title from contents page. Appearance between The Bouncer #13 and #14.

S.O.S. From Mars (Table of Contents: 3)

Rick Evans / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Stan Ford]
Inks
? [as Stan Ford]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rick Evans; Stringbean; Lugo; Princess Mina; Astra
Synopsis
Princess Mina uses telepathy to bring Rick Evans to Mars to fight a six-armed villain named Lugo.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in All Top Comics #1 (one-shot).

The Prison in the Sky (Table of Contents: 4)

Rick Evans / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Stan Ford]
Inks
? [as Stan Ford]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rick Evans; Stringbean; Astra; Prof. Dennis; Prof. Brown
Synopsis
Rick and his friends go searching for missing scientists in space but find themselves enslaved by a giant cyclops and his wife.

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in All Your Comics #1 (first one-shot).

The Bleeding Statue (Table of Contents: 5)

The Puppeteer / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alvin Hollingsworth (signed as Alec Hope)
Inks
Alvin Hollingsworth (signed as Alec Hope)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Puppeteer [Alan Dale]; Raven (bird friend of Puppeteer); Dr. Martin; Myra Martin; Helen Martin; a mad sculptor (villain, death); mad sculptor's apprentices (villains)
Synopsis
The Puppeteer saves museum curator Dr. Martin's daughters when they are kidnapped by a mad sculptor.

Indexer Notes

Alan Dale transforms himself into the Puppeteer by playing the first notes of Beethoven's fifth on the giant organ.

Last appearance in All Top Comics #1 (one-shot) as Captain V.

Next appearance in All Your Comics #1 (first one-shot).

Alec Hope is a by-line that appeared on art by Hollingsworth.

Art credits courtesy of the Who's Who.

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

Imagine That / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All circus elephants come from India...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Julius Caesar

Indexer Notes

Filler with facts about elephants, Julius Caesar, burning books in England, snapping turtles and horseshoe crabs.

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

Imagine That / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archery was first introduced to the Britons...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Unusual facts about archery, triceratops, water spiders, tuatara, and hermit crabs.

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

Red Robbins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Ron Rogan]
Inks
? [as Ron Rogan]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
During the war a boat in the convoy was sunk...
Genre
adventure
Characters
"Speed" Karr (first appearance); Blackie (first appearance; villain); Red Robbins; Pugsie; Mugsie
Synopsis
Speed Karr finds a secret message and gets kidnapped for having it. Red Robbins uncovers a plot to steal gold from a sunken ship.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in All Top Comics #1 (one-shot).

The Medical Murderer (Table of Contents: 9)

Red Robbins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Ron Rogan]
Inks
? [as Ron Rogan]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dr. Howell (first appearance; villain); Trigger Burke (first appearance; villain); Red Robbins; Muggsy; Penny
Synopsis
Red Robbins tracks down Trigger Burke after he's hurt in a car crash.

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in All Your Comics #1 (first one-shot).

The Case of the Vanishing Gems! (Table of Contents: 10)

Dick Transom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Hap Harris]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Transom; Mrs. Ascot
Synopsis
Dick goes undercover as a waiter at a dinner party to catch a cross-dressing jewel thief.

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

O'Brine Twins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Larry Page]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oops! It went into a hole!
Genre
humor
Characters
Waterman O'Brine; Wetmore O'Brine; Pluto (The Devil); Gabriel (angel); Luna Moon; Mr. Sun; Venus; Mr. Champ Golpher; Halput'ertherekid; Susie
Synopsis
The O'Brine twins go golfing and end up imagining themselves golfing with the sun.

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

O'Brine Twins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Larry Page]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I thought this was a strange lookin' horse!
Genre
humor
Characters
Wetmore O'Brine; Waterman O'Brine; Pappy O'Connor; Zeke O'Connor; Rufe O'Connor; Tim McLoy; Maw O'Connor; Jennie O'Connor
Synopsis
The O'Brine twins get involved in a southern feud.

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

Imagine That / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The attempt to train the golden eagle...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Facts about golden eagles, bagpipes, signing with an X, quartz spectacles, and torpedoes.

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

Imagine That / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bells were first invented about the year 400...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Christopher Columbus

Indexer Notes

Facts about bells, Christopher Columbus, the water lily, diamonds, and the woodpecker.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Betty Boyd / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Al Jones]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right, boys the game's up!!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Betty Boyd (first appearance; only appearance?); Chuck Morgan (first appearance; villain; death); Harvey Thatcher (first appearance; villain); Bud
Synopsis
Betty, a reporter, tries to find out who's behind the Stetson Silver Mine robberies.

Indexer Notes

Chuck Morgan is also spelled Chuck Morgon.

[Who Is the Purple Tigress?] (Table of Contents: 16)

The Purple Tigress / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Betty Brown] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Purple Tigress [Ann Morgan] (introduction); Sally; Thorne (villain, introduction); Stella (villain, introduction); Thorne and Stella's gang (villains, introduction for all); Mrs. Alstyne
Synopsis
Ann Morgan, the richest girl in town, changes into The Purple Tigress to stop jewel thieves at a party.
Reprints
Keywords
Beacon (newspaper)

Indexer Notes

Purple Tigress appears next in Jo-Jo Comics #7[a] (Fox, 1946 Series)

Newspaper in story reports that the Tigress captured the Stultz Gang.

Betty Brown is a house name and not the name of a real person.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Adventures of Connie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Godwin ?
Pencils
Frank Godwin
Inks
Frank Godwin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Arriving in Bombay, Walker with Connie visited Kurt Schreiber...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Connie; Kurt Schrieber; Walker; Abraham Lincoln; Amos Q. Billings; Mr. Sorty
Synopsis
Connie and Walker travel 100 years back in time to track down Walker's sister who Kurt Schrieber has sent back in time.
Reprints
  • from Connie (Newspaper strip) unknown dates [circa 1930's]

Wires Down (Table of Contents: 18)

Titan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Ben Ellis]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Scar Plumm (first appearance; villain); Mr. Harte (first appearance; villain); Titan; Walter Crane; Bill; Frank; Fred
Synopsis
Titan infiltrates a gang who is destroying telegraph lines.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in All Top Comics #1 (one-shot); next appearance in All Your Comics #1 (first one-shot).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Percy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Pat Adams]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee what a dull day!
Genre
humor
Characters
Percy; Betty; Reggie
Synopsis
Percy and Betty find a fake treasure map that leads them to a real treasure.

The Cat's Meow! (Table of Contents: 20)

Pussy Katnip / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Len Short]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Pussy Katnip; Bulldog; Setter; George; Pointer
Synopsis
Pussy Katnip, nightclub owner, takes the Katnip Fizz to turn her into a crime-fighter when Bulldog and his gang tries to put her out of business.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Snooky / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Toby]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Starlight, starbright, first star I didn't see tonight.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Snooky; Honey Bear; Man in the Moon; Tootsie
Synopsis
Snooky and Honey Bear take their sky rocket to investigate where all the stars have gone.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Sis an' Jr. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurry up, Junior!
Genre
humor
Characters
Sis; Junior
Synopsis
Sis and Junior sneak into a baseball game.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Prof. Nudnik / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why don't you leave me alone?
Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Nudnik; Professor Nudnik's assistant
Synopsis
Professor Nudnik's assistant mishears the word "bum" for the word "bomb".

Indexer Notes

Not listed in table of contents inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Karrots / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Little (credited as Cy King)
Inks
Frank Little (credited as Cy King)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The lion grabs th' steak an' wham! he's trapped!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Karrots; Goopy
Synopsis
Karrots and Goopy make an invention to trap an animal.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Mike the M.P. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Tod Kay]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're off duty, Mike, and you have a camera...
Genre
humor
Characters
Mike the M.P.
Synopsis
Mike's friend asks him to take pictures of him being extorted, but Mike can't focus the camera in time.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Gussie the Gob / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Ab Moore]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh boy--ten days' furlough, Paul.
Genre
humor
Characters
Gussie the Gob; Paul; Mimi; Frank
Synopsis
Gussie goes home on leave but can't find a date.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Red Kamphor / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Little (credited as Barry)
Inks
Frank Little (credited as Barry)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't worry, Inny!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Inny; Inky; Red Kamphor
Synopsis
Inky goes into a boxing match with Red Kamphor to get money to pay off the Bunny family's mortgage.

Crime in No. 9 (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; crime
Characters
Limey; Mr. Snard; Sparkins
Synopsis
A funny animal gang uses a shrinking ray to infiltrate a jewelry store.

Indexer Notes

Contents page gives title as "Crime at No. 9".

The Landlady (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man who owes back-rent escapes his landlady by using his wits.

Harvest of Horror (Table of Contents: 30)

Green Mask / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Jack Fiske]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Mask III [Johnny Green] (possibly first appearance); The Neck (first appearance; villain); Suzie; Bill; Beeswax; Lee Plough; Lug; Bozo
Synopsis
The Neck escapes from jail and battles the Green Mask while Johnny Green and his friends are going to help a farmer.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Mystery Men #31; next appearance in All Great Comics #1 (second one-shot)

For Victory (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

American Comics Library (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. 30 Complete Picture Stories
    Bouncer; O'Brine Twins
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. The Borrowed Eye
    Bouncer
  4. 3. S.O.S. From Mars
    Rick Evans
  5. 4. The Prison in the Sky
    Rick Evans
  6. 5. The Bleeding Statue
    The Puppeteer
  7. 6. ["All circus elephants come from India..."]
    Imagine That
  8. 7. ["Archery was first introduced to the Britons..."]
    Imagine That
  9. 8. ["During the war a boat in the convoy was sunk..."]
    Red Robbins
  10. 9. The Medical Murderer
    Red Robbins
  11. 10. The Case of the Vanishing Gems!
    Dick Transom
  12. 11. ["Oops! It went into a hole!"]
    O'Brine Twins
  13. 12. ["I thought this was a strange lookin' horse!"]
    O'Brine Twins
  14. 13. ["The attempt to train the golden eagle..."]
    Imagine That
  15. 14. ["Bells were first invented about the year 400..."]
    Imagine That
  16. 15. ["All right, boys the game's up!!"]
    Betty Boyd
  17. 16. [Who Is the Purple Tigress?]
    The Purple Tigress
  18. 17. ["Arriving in Bombay, Walker with Connie visited Kurt Schreiber..."]
    Adventures of Connie
  19. 18. Wires Down
    Titan
  20. 19. ["Gee what a dull day!"]
    Percy
  21. 20. The Cat's Meow!
    Pussy Katnip
  22. 21. ["Starlight, starbright, first star I didn't see tonight."]
    Snooky
  23. 22. ["Hurry up, Junior!"]
    Sis an' Jr.
  24. 23. ["Why don't you leave me alone?"]
    Prof. Nudnik
  25. 24. ["The lion grabs th' steak an' wham! he's trapped!"]
    Karrots
  26. 25. ["You're off duty, Mike, and you have a camera..."]
    Mike the M.P.
  27. 26. ["Oh boy--ten days' furlough, Paul."]
    Gussie the Gob
  28. 27. ["Don't worry, Inny!"]
    Red Kamphor
  29. 28. Crime in No. 9
  30. 29. The Landlady
  31. 30. Harvest of Horror
    Green Mask
  32. 31. For Victory
  33. 32. American Comics Library
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