The Bouncer #[10]
(1944)

Fox, 1944 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
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
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Indicia:
R. W. VOIGT
Publisher
Chicago

Copyright 1944, by Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

This and Rocket Kelly (Fox, 1944 series) #[nn] are the only known cases of Fox Feature Syndicate listing a copyright on a 1944 surrogate-published book.

The numbering (as Bouncer 10) and copyright date on this comic are misleading. There are two "Rocket Kelly" stories in this issue, one straight wartime adventure and one science fiction adventure on planet Selura. However, the stories in the other "later" issues of The Bouncer (11-14) are all non-science fiction, and it is only in the final story in The Bouncer (1944 series) #14 Spring 1945 that the strip's change to science-fiction (and relocation to Selura) is announced (in the final panel).

Also, Kelly gets rockets attached to his airplane in The Green Mask (1940 series) #10 August 1944 and the story in The Bouncer (1944 series) #11 September 1944 is a direct sequel to this, as are all of the subsequent Rocket Kelly stories in Bouncer.

Consequently, this issue should probably NOT be considered Bouncer #10 or a 1944 publication (despite the copyright indicia) as it obviously contains a Rocket Kelly story that was created after Bouncer #14 (Spring 1945).

The brand is on the back cover.


Your Favorite Pin-up (Table of Contents)

The Bouncer / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Bouncer [Anteas]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artist revision from ? to Stoner per Ken Quattro's article in Alter Ego #118 (July 2013).

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Adventure of the Uneasy Graveyard (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher ? [as Lew Howe] (signed)
Pencils
Louis Ferstadt ? [as Lew Howe] (signed)
Inks
Louis Ferstadt ? [as Lew Howe] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Bouncer (introduction, origin); Adam Anteas, Jr.; Penny Manly; Bill Faulkner; Katherine Bridgford; Sergeant Ezra; Muddy; Hairy; Feathers
Synopsis
Anteas, Jr. and the Bouncer help Sergeant Ezra protect a graveyard from thugs.

Indexer Notes

Credited under the byline Lew Howe.

Who's Who suggests both scripter and artist.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One Round Hogan begins training for his first heavyweight bout...
Genre
sports
Characters
Tim Hogan; Blimp; Spigot [Cecil Barnett]; Joseph; Mr. Van Delf; Speed Haddock
Synopsis
Hogan is not concentrating on boxing because he wants to marry Heléne Van Delf, but her father won't consent to their marriage.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credited under the byline Jo Logan.

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

The 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
Come, come, Pinky...we're all going to have a photo taken!
Genre
humor
Characters
Cuthbert Joy; Judy Joy; Pinky Joy; Baby Joy; Cupid Maloney; Pete
Synopsis
The Joy family tries to get a family portrait done.

Indexer Notes

Credited under the byline SAM. Other stories in this series used another house byline "Hal George."

It Happened to Me (Table of Contents: 5)

Rocket Kelly / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Small
Pencils
Ted Small
Inks
Ted Small
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
military
Characters
Rocket Kelly
Synopsis
Rocket Kelly goes up against some Japanese flyers over the Macassar straight.

Indexer Notes

Credited under the byline Ted Small.

Atom World of Selura (Table of Contents: 6)

Rocket Kelly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Small
Pencils
Ted Small
Inks
Ted Small
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rocket Kelly; Whacky; Sue Andrews; Sabio; Dr. Malik
Synopsis
Rocket Kelly and company fight Dr. Malik who rules the atom world of Selura with his atom smasher.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credited under the byline Ted Small.

The Fainting Star (Table of Contents: 7)

Loop O'Day / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Pat Regan
Pencils
Pat Regan
Inks
Pat Regan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; aviation
Characters
Loop O'Day; Jim O'Day; Sue O'Day; Delores Darling
Synopsis
Loop damages one of the family planes, but then a film crew wants to film him taking a movie star up.

Indexer Notes

Credited under the byline Pat Regan.

A New Kind of Adversary! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher ? [as Lew Howe] (signed)
Pencils
Louis Ferstadt ? [as Lew Howe] (signed)
Inks
Louis Ferstadt ? [as Lew Howe] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Bouncer; Gold Bug (villain, introduction); Adam Anteas, Jr.; Penny Manley; John Manly
Synopsis
The Bouncer and Anteas, Jr. fight against the Gold Bug who can cause odd things to happen.

Indexer Notes

Credited under the byline Lew Howe. The Who's Who suggests the scripter and artist credit

The table of contents lists this story as The Gold Bug.

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

Here 'N There / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
SAM
Pencils
SAM
Inks
SAM
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There seems to be a stoppage... got a brush to fit?
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Five single panel cartoons.

Same art style as The Joy Family.

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

Minit Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stewart Bancroft, millionaire property owner, vanished while on an inspection tour of his various holdings
Genre
detective-mystery
Synopsis
A detective looks for a missing millionaire.

For Victory Buy United States War Savings Bonds Stamps (Table of Contents: 11)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

American Comics Library (Table of Contents: 12)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Publisher brand.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Your Favorite Pin-up
    The Bouncer
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. Adventure of the Uneasy Graveyard
    The Bouncer
  4. 3. ["One Round Hogan begins training for his first heavyweight bout..."]
    One Round Hogan
  5. 4. ["Come, come, Pinky...we're all going to have a photo taken!"]
    The Joy Family
  6. 5. It Happened to Me
    Rocket Kelly
  7. 6. Atom World of Selura
    Rocket Kelly
  8. 7. The Fainting Star
    Loop O'Day
  9. 8. A New Kind of Adversary!
    The Bouncer
  10. 9. ["There seems to be a stoppage... got a brush to fit?"]
    Here 'N There
  11. 10. ["Stewart Bancroft, millionaire property owner, vanished while on an inspection tour of his various holdings"]
    Minit Mystery
  12. 11. For Victory Buy United States War Savings Bonds Stamps
  13. 12. American Comics Library
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • David Wilt
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Arthur Lortie