Big Shot #43
(February 1944)

Columbia, 1943 Series
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Volume
4
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-12-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Columbia Comic Corporation
Editing
Vin Sullivan

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1944, New Series, Vol. 39, No. 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sparky Watts / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom DeAngelo [as TDA] (signed)
Inks
Tom DeAngelo [as TDA] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ouch!--Please, Sparky, vot are you doink mit mine mustache?
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Sparky Watts; Adolph Hitler

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Herr Schmutz's Spy Ring] (Table of Contents: 2)

Sparky Watts / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Boody Rogers
Pencils
Boody Rogers
Inks
Boody Rogers
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sparky, this special delivery letter just came for you!
Genre
satire-parody; superhero; humor
Characters
Sparky Watts; Herr Schmutz (introduction, villain); the Eye (introduction, villain); Burton; Doc Static; General Powers; Senator Smutherline; Slap Happy
Synopsis
General Powers and Senator Smutherline use Sparky as bait to lure out a Nazi spy ring.
Keywords
cosmic rays machine; New York; Washington Monument

[More Army Life] (Table of Contents: 3)

Joe Palooka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher
Pencils
Ham Fisher
Inks
Ham Fisher
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That raiding party ought to be back.
Genre
humor; war; sports
Characters
Joe Palooka; Jerry Leemy
Synopsis
Jerry volunteers to search for a raiding party that's overdue to report; when Jerry fails to report within two hours, Joe offers to go in search of Jerry and the raiding party.

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

Joe Palooka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher
Pencils
Ham Fisher
Inks
Ham Fisher
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Got th' racin' form?
Genre
humor; military; sports
Characters
Jerry Leemy; Joe Palooka

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

Joe Palooka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher
Pencils
Ham Fisher
Inks
Ham Fisher
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Joe and Jerry are now in enemy territory, but before they...
Genre
humor; war; sports
Characters
Joe Palooka; Jerry Leemy
Synopsis
A captain and a sergeant are impressed when they witness Jerry's feats on the field - not realizing that Jerry is motivated by a bee inside his pants.

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

Joe Palooka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher
Pencils
Ham Fisher
Inks
Ham Fisher
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poor lonesome Little Max.
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Little Max
Synopsis
Little Max finds a way to do his part for the war effort.

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

Joe Palooka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher
Pencils
Ham Fisher
Inks
Ham Fisher
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Jerry--that's a signal corpsman.
Genre
humor; war; sports
Characters
Jerry Leemy; Joe Palooka
Synopsis
Jerry hams it up in front of a cameraman filming a battle.

[The Synthetic Rubber Formula, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 8)

Captain Yank / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Tinsley
Pencils
Frank Tinsley
Inks
Frank Tinsley
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eluding the pursuing Jap armored cars, Yank, Wing, and Dr. Lin reach...
Genre
war
Characters
Dr. Lin; Wing; Capt. Yank; Wong; Chu-Ling
Synopsis
Capt. Yank and his companions join a group of traveling pilgrims to sneak past Japanese soldiers to reach Hangchow.
Keywords
Grand Canal; Hangchow; Shrine of the Five Glories

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Pet Show] (Table of Contents: 9)

Bo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Beck
Pencils
Frank Beck
Inks
Frank Beck
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The day of the pet show draws near.
Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Bo (a dog); Junior; Mr. Brown; Wilfred; Bertram
Synopsis
The day before a pet show, Bo spends the night chasing after cats leaving him tired and lethargic at the competition.

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Hydraulic Boomerang, Part 5] (Table of Contents: 10)

Charlie Chan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Andriola
Pencils
Alfred Andriola
Inks
Alfred Andriola
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The enemy submarine Atlantis has been hit by torpedo fire, upsetting a...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Charlie Chan; Admiral Rudley; Sparks; Gina; Capt. Recker; Hans; Otto; Zara; J. Edgar Hoover; Kirk
Keywords
Atlantis (submarine); Washington

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Redwood Forest, Part 5] (Table of Contents: 11)

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
J. P. McEvoy
Pencils
John Striebel
Inks
John Striebel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rellini's henchmen leave Dixie and Mickey miles from camp...
Genre
humor
Characters
Dixie Dugan; Mickey; Bud Hale; Mr. Wood; Mr. Wolfe; Rellini
Synopsis
After preparing an "accident" for Dixie, Mickey, and Hale, Wolfe and Rellini coerce Wood into signing away his timberland.

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

The Coastal Plan (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reichswehr Colonel Wilhelm Von Glick knew he must be seeing things.
Genre
spy; war
Characters
Wilhelm Von Glick; Private Glauber; Lt. Lasser; Thomas McBride; Johan Stevennson
Keywords
World War II

[The Submersible Aircraft Carrier] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Skyman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox [as Paul Dean]
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As American might strikes harder and ever closer to the heart of Japan, the...
Genre
aviation; war; adventure
Characters
Skyman; Admiral McGuire
Synopsis
Skyman discovers that the Japanese are using a submersible aircraft carrier as a base of operations to strike at targets.
Keywords
Aleutian Islands; World War II

Indexer Notes

Signed by Ogden Whitney on the third panel of story page #6.

[The Exposure of Major Koenig] (Table of Contents: 14)

Vic Jordan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Wexler
Pencils
Paine
Inks
Paine
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Vic's suspicions of Lt. Hawks are well grounded...
Genre
spy; war
Characters
Vic Jordan; Adrienne; Godfrey Hawks [Capt. Koenig]
Keywords
Raeger Farm

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

All in a Lifetime / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Beck
Pencils
Frank Beck
Inks
Frank Beck
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you'll give me the stick of gum first, I'll chew it and then put it on...
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from All in a Lifetime newspaper strip

[Flat-Top Floogie] (Table of Contents: 16)

Face / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (Mart Bailey)
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Flat-Top Floogie was the hard luck kid...
Genre
war
Characters
Flat-Top Floogie; Face [Tony Trent]; Lt. Haroll; Jinx Jenton
Keywords
World War II

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

National Radio Institute Home Study Course / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

MoToR's Auto and Truck Repair Manuals / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Ouch!--Please, Sparky, vot are you doink mit mine mustache?"]
    Sparky Watts
  2. 1. ["Piano playing so easy it's really amazing!"]
  3. 2. [Herr Schmutz's Spy Ring]
    Sparky Watts
  4. 3. [More Army Life]
    Joe Palooka
  5. 4. ["Got th' racin' form?"]
    Joe Palooka
  6. 5. ["Joe and Jerry are now in enemy territory, but before they..."]
    Joe Palooka
  7. 6. ["Poor lonesome Little Max."]
    Joe Palooka
  8. 7. ["Look, Jerry--that's a signal corpsman."]
    Joe Palooka
  9. 8. [The Synthetic Rubber Formula, Part 4]
    Captain Yank
  10. 9. [The Pet Show]
    Bo
  11. 10. [The Hydraulic Boomerang, Part 5]
    Charlie Chan
  12. 11. [The Redwood Forest, Part 5]
    Dixie Dugan
  13. 12. The Coastal Plan
  14. 13. [The Submersible Aircraft Carrier]
    The Skyman
  15. 14. [The Exposure of Major Koenig]
    Vic Jordan
  16. 15. ["If you'll give me the stick of gum first, I'll chew it and then put it on..."]
    All in a Lifetime
  17. 16. [Flat-Top Floogie]
    Face
  18. 17. ["I will train you at home for vital jobs now open in radio"]
    National Radio Institute Home Study Course
  19. 18. ["Now you can lick every auto repair job!"]
    MoToR's Auto and Truck Repair Manuals
This issue was modified by, among others
  • movielover
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Del Gruber
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Stangas
  • Dan Stevenson
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