(1945)

Croydon Publishing Co., 1945 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Croydon Publishing Co.
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Charles M. Grothkopf
Inks
Charles M. Grothkopf
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Ali Baba; Hansel and Gretal; Rip Van Winkle; Puck

Indexer Notes

All cover illustrations are reprinted, edited and recolored from syndicated FAMOUS FICTION Sunday strips, originally distributed by the Bell Syndicate.
Specifically --
The top logo is from the strip dated July 12, 1942
The Ali Baba illustration is from panel 4 of July 19, 1942
The Hansel and Gretal illustration is from panel 2 of December 24, 1944
The Rip Van Winkle illustration appears new but based on panel 2 of November 28, 1943
The Midsummer Night's Dream illustration is from panel 1 of October 29, 1944

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Table of Contents: 1)

Tales from the Arabian Nights / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Charles M. Grothkopf [as CHAD]
Pencils
Charles M. Grothkopf [as CHAD]
Inks
Charles M. Grothkopf [as CHAD]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ali Baba; the Forty Thieves; Ali Baba's wife; Cassin (Ali Baba's brother); Morgiana (Ali Baba's slave); Ali Baba's son

Indexer Notes

Reprinted, edited and recolored from syndicated FAMOUS FICTION Sunday strips. Originally distributed by the Bell Syndicate from July 12, 1942 to August 30, 1942.

The final panel of the Genie bowing, however, is original in this comic.

Hansel and Gretel (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Caplin ?
Pencils
Baryé Phillips
Inks
Baryé Phillips
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Hansel; Gretel; woodcutter; wife; old woman
Synopsis
Hansel and Gretel are abandoned in the woods. They take shelter in a house made of candy and cake, but the old woman who lives there makes them her prisoners, intending to eat Hansel after he's fattened up. The children turn the tables on the old woman and are reunited with their father.

Indexer Notes

Reprinted, edited and recolored from syndicated FAMOUS FICTION Sunday strips. Originally distributed by the Bell Syndicate from December 24, 1944 to January 28, 1945.

The copy available online (http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=28725) has several pages of this story out of order. It is not known if this was a printing error in the original copy or a scanner error.

The Story of Rip Van Winkle (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charles M. Grothkopf [as CHAD]
Pencils
Charles M. Grothkopf [as CHAD]
Inks
Charles M. Grothkopf [as CHAD]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Rip Van Winkle

Indexer Notes

Reprinted, edited and recolored from syndicated FAMOUS FICTION Sunday strips. Originally distributed by the Bell Syndicate from November 21, 1943 to November 28, 1943.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot Caplin ?
Pencils
Baryé Phillips
Inks
Baryé Phillips
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Puck; Lysander; Hermia; Helena; Demetrius; Titania; Oberon

Indexer Notes

Reprinted, edited and recolored from syndicated FAMOUS FICTION Sunday strips. Originally distributed by the Bell Syndicate from October 15, 1944 to November 5, 1944.

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

The Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sol Hess
Pencils
Sol Hess
Inks
Sol Hess
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How long are you in for?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

"The Gag Bag" was a Sunday comic strip that ran from 1943-49. Bails' Who's Who lists Hess as writer and artist on this strip, unlike "The Nebbs," where he is only credited as writer (Wallace A. Carlson was the artist on that strip).

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
    Tales from the Arabian Nights
  3. 2. Hansel and Gretel
  4. 3. The Story of Rip Van Winkle
  5. 4. A Midsummer Night's Dream
  6. 5. ["How long are you in for?"]
    The Gag Bag
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Alberto Becattini
  • David Wilt
  • Matthew Torrance
  • Arthur Lortie