([December] 1944)

Fox, 1944 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
132
On-sale Date
1944-12-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
R. W. Voigt
Brand
American Comics Library
Editing
Victor Fox
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Library of Congress copyright date 12/28/44

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Puppeteer / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
The Puppeteer

Indexer Notes

Art identification based on Stoner’s signed cover for The Funnies #56 (June, 1941). Similarities include muscular protagonists with curly hair, big dimples, and wide smiles showing teeth.

Murder Turns the Pages (Table of Contents: 1)

Puppeteer / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Puppeteer [Alan Hale]; Raven; Lila Gray; Judge Gray; Smoke Smith (villain)
Synopsis
Judge Hale is receiving threatening letters reading "Dog Eats Dog." Alan Hale, aka the Puppeteer, and his talking bird sidekick Raven investigate. Ex-con Smoke Smith puts poison on the paws of a dog puppet to kill the judge but the Puppeteer brings the antidote and captures the villain.

Indexer Notes

app. between ALL GOOD COMICS #1 (first one-shot) / ALL GREAT COMICS #2 (first series)

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

Merciless the Sorceress / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Alaskans are a peaceful sort of people...
Characters
Dr. John Stark Jr.; Professor John Stark; Merciless; Garu
Synopsis
Merciless tries to frighten the inhabitants of Alaska with the mythical two-headed "quiquern" beast so they'll revolt against the USA. Professor Stark and his son John expose the monster as two men in a costume and foil the plans of Merciless...for now.

Indexer Notes

app. between ALL TOP COMICS #1 (one-shot) / BOOK OF COMICS #1

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ab Moore (signed)
Inks
Ab Moore
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Vicki, when can I see you again, huh?
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Gus; Vicki
Synopsis
Sailor Gus is so in love with Vicki that he gets her name tattooed on his chest, then discovers he's the sixth man on his ship to have such a tattoo.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ab Moore (signed)
Inks
Ab Moore
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! Here's the place for me!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Gus; Lola Montez; Mrs. Harvey; Chief
Synopsis
Gus mistakenly turns down a date with an attractive young woman.

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

Titan / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Large cities are fertile with all sorts of adventures
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Titan; Tom Kollins; Mama Bern; Papa Bern; Helena Bern; William Schweid [Wilhelm Schweidermann]; Ralph; Mr. Dlacey
Synopsis
Nazi agents attempt to discover some hidden diamonds sent to the USA in a shipment of antique costumes. Titan exposes their plan.

Indexer Notes

app. between ALL GOOD COMICS #1 (first one-shot) / BOOK OF COMICS #1

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

Mr. Memory / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the horrible story of Kenneth Devanter...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Mr. Memory; Mr. Panic; Mr. Alter Ego; Mr. Logic; Kenneth Devanter; Paul; Uncle Marsden; Tom; Edna Devanter; Sheriff Neuss; Amy; Gail
Synopsis
Kenneth is accused of the murder of his uncle Marsden and Amy the housekeeper. He flees and falls unconscious in a cave. While he's unconscious, various aspects of his mind--Mr. Memory, Mr. Panic, Mr. Logic, Mr. Alter Ego--review the facts of the case. When Kenneth awakes, he remembers that his uncle's beach chair had been moved to a different spot, and this proves someone else killed him. The murderer is exposed as Marsden's greedy and unfaithful wife.

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

Imagine THAT! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The herring gull has very keen eyesight
Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
Ripley's Believe It or Not-type feature.

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

Imagine THAT! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sir Walter Raleigh was executed on the charge of treason!
Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

One Round Hogan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Joe Logan]
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spigot, if I'm matched with the champion...
Genre
sports
Characters
Tim "One Round" Hogan; Spigot Barnett; McGurk; Blimp; Burt; Bruiser O'Shay
Synopsis
Hogan can't get a title bout because he's not "glamourous" enough. His manager Spigot arranges to have Hogan fight as the masked "Kid Question," allegedly a high-society young man. But Hogan reveals the trick before his fight with O'Shay. During the fight, O'Shay's henchmen turn off the arena lights, then turn them back on, causing Hogan to get knocked out for the first time in his career.

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

Mike the M.P. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll take a buck's worth!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Mike Waters; Jack; Belle; Homer
Synopsis
Military policeman Mike visits a dance hall. His pals fix him up with the very tall and muscular Belle. Mike protests and Belle has her diminutive husband Homer give Mike a black eye.

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

Mike The M.P. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oboy--me an' Mimi all alone fer tonite!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Mimi; Mrs. Marcus; Mike Waters; Mr. Marcus; Oscar Marcus; Captain Adams
Synopsis
Mike hopes for a romantic evening alone with Mimi.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmmmmmm! This matter is worth investigating!
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Transom; Mr. Adams
Synopsis
Dick takes a job as a hotel detective, promising "tact." When $10,000 in jewels are stolen, Dick catches the criminal--a "sleepwalking" young woman.

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

Crime At Number Nine / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Uh--You're covered, Gloop!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; crime
Characters
Gloop; Snard; Sheriff; Limey
Synopsis
Snard and his gang plan to rob a bank. Snard disguises himself as a Scotland Yard detective.

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

Karrots / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Little
Inks
Frank Little
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey--get back where you came from--
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Karrots; Goopy
Synopsis
Karrots and Goopy build a rocket to fly to the moon.

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

Karrots / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
'?
Pencils
Frank Little
Inks
Frank Little
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is as good a way as any to cross the ocean!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Karrots; Goopy
Synopsis
Karrots invents a boat and he and Goopy set off to cross the ocean but capture a Japanese submarine instead.
Keywords
World War II

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Slap-Happy Bear / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hope they're biting today!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Slap-Happy Bear; Sheriff
Synopsis
Slap-Happy defies the sheriff and goes fishing. The sheriff gives a fish some "super vitamins" and the fish thrashes Slap-Happy. When the bear catches a tin of sardines, he's arrested and tried by a fish judge, but wakes up---it was all a dream.

Indexer Notes

"Sheriff" is spelled "Sherrif" on page one.

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

Sis and Junior / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This animal book sure has some keen pictures!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Sis; Junior; Mom; Pop [George]
Synopsis
Junior buys five bunches of bananas because Pop says that's what makes gorillas strong. That night, Pop eats some bananas and accidentally captures a burglar.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Sis and Junior / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bills, bills, bills!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Sis; Junior; Pop; Professor Whiz; Mom
Synopsis
When their father says his family thinks he's a magician and can make bills disappear, Sis and Junior take him literally.

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

Sis and Junior / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Be home early, George, dear!
Genre
humor; children; domestic
Characters
Sis; Junior; Mom; Pop [George]
Synopsis
Sis and Junior unearth some old love letters to their father...but the sender wasn't their mother. Mom doesn't take kindly to this.

Eviction Enigma (Table of Contents: 20)

Pussy Katnip / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pussy Katnip; George; Camelia Hump Slump [Maizie]; Racetrack Hutch
Synopsis
Pussy is evicted from her night club by Camelia Hump Slump. Drinking her Katnip Fizz, Pussy proves Camelia's deed is a forgery created by Racetrack Hutch, the boyfriend of her cigarette girl Maizie...who is the fake Camelia.

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

Hizzoner the Judge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your honor, this man is accused of beating up his wife!
Genre
humor
Characters
Judge
Synopsis
The judge and a defendant spar verbally.

Bop the Boobs (Table of Contents: 22)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Dead-Eye Doody; Adolf Hitler; Hirohito
Synopsis
A maze puzzle with the objective of shooting Hitler and Hirohito. There is an empty spot where "Mussy" (Mussolini) would be.

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

Roy Powers / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The thrilling adventure story of Roy Powers...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Roy Powers (first appearance; an Eagle Scout)
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

next app. in ALL GREAT COMICS #2 (first series)

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

Willie WIseguy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where is all de gang?
Genre
humor
Characters
Wilie Wiseguy; Ma; Uncle Bill; Lem; Pa; Grandpa

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

Dinny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now Dinny you get the paper!
Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Dinny (dog)
Synopsis
Dinny's master tries to get him to fetch the newspaper.

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

Joy Family / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as SAM]
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gentlemen, at this directors' meeting...
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Cuthbert Joy; Pinky Joy; Roweena
Synopsis
Cuthbert's wife is going to have a baby, and things get hectic at work and home.

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

Adventures of Connie / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The space ship returns to Earth
Genre
adventure; aviation

Indexer Notes

Newspaper comic strip reprints.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Ribticklers / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you say--wanna neck?
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
Six gag cartoons about animals.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Foto Jenny / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hold it!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Five gag cartoons.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Little
Inks
Frank Little
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw gee! Aw gosh! Aw golly!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Red Kamphor; Inny; Inky; bank president
Synopsis
Worms Inny and Inky are plagued by "Red Stinky," a criminal skunk. Inky takes a job as a bank guard, and Red and his gang try to rob him. However, he's carrying a "decoy" bag filled with bees and the crooks are foiled.

The Gentleman Thief (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Red Robbins; Sparkle Busch; Adeline; Mr. Royce; Henix
Synopsis
Gangster Sparkle escapes from prison and resumes his life of crime. Red and Adeline each stake out one jewelry store; Sparkle's gang robs Adeline's store using a poisoned check. Adeline is abducted but Red rescues her and captures the gang.

Indexer Notes

app. between ALL GOOD COMICS #1 (first one-shot) / BOOK OF COMICS #1

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)


First Line of Dialogue or Text
For Victory Buy United States War Bonds and Stamps
Synopsis
Reproduction of War Bonds promo logo only.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover, black and white.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

cover / 1 page (report information)


First Line of Dialogue or Text
American Comics Library
Synopsis
Back cover, "American Comics Library" logo only.
Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Puppeteer
  2. 1. Murder Turns the Pages
    Puppeteer
  3. 2. ["The Alaskans are a peaceful sort of people..."]
    Merciless the Sorceress
  4. 3. ["Gee, Vicki, when can I see you again, huh?"]
    Gussie the Gob
  5. 4. ["Ah! Here's the place for me!"]
    Gussie The Gob
  6. 5. ["Large cities are fertile with all sorts of adventures"]
    Titan
  7. 6. ["This is the horrible story of Kenneth Devanter..."]
    Mr. Memory
  8. 7. ["The herring gull has very keen eyesight"]
    Imagine THAT!
  9. 8. ["Sir Walter Raleigh was executed on the charge of treason!"]
    Imagine THAT!
  10. 9. ["Spigot, if I'm matched with the champion..."]
    One Round Hogan
  11. 10. ["I'll take a buck's worth!"]
    Mike the M.P.
  12. 11. ["Oboy--me an' Mimi all alone fer tonite!"]
    Mike The M.P.
  13. 12. ["Hmmmmmm! This matter is worth investigating!"]
    Dick Transom
  14. 13. ["Uh--You're covered, Gloop!"]
    Crime At Number Nine
  15. 14. ["Hey--get back where you came from--"]
    Karrots
  16. 15. ["This is as good a way as any to cross the ocean!"]
    Karrots
  17. 16. ["I hope they're biting today!"]
    Slap-Happy Bear
  18. 17. ["This animal book sure has some keen pictures!"]
    Sis and Junior
  19. 18. ["Bills, bills, bills!"]
    Sis and Junior
  20. 19. ["Be home early, George, dear!"]
    Sis and Junior
  21. 20. Eviction Enigma
    Pussy Katnip
  22. 21. ["Your honor, this man is accused of beating up his wife!"]
    Hizzoner the Judge
  23. 22. Bop the Boobs
  24. 23. ["The thrilling adventure story of Roy Powers..."]
    Roy Powers
  25. 24. ["Where is all de gang?"]
    Willie WIseguy
  26. 25. ["Now Dinny you get the paper!"]
    Dinny
  27. 26. ["Gentlemen, at this directors' meeting..."]
    Joy Family
  28. 27. ["The space ship returns to Earth"]
    Adventures of Connie
  29. 28. ["What do you say--wanna neck?"]
    Ribticklers
  30. 29. ["Hold it!"]
    Foto Jenny
  31. 30. ["Aw gee! Aw gosh! Aw golly!"]
    Red Kamphor
  32. 31. The Gentleman Thief
    Red Robbins
  33. 32. ["For Victory Buy United States War Bonds and Stamps"]
  34. 33. ["American Comics Library"]
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