(March 1945)

Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD; 0.12 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1945
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The Spotlight
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Cover and lead feature is a superhero insect, Super Duper, 'The Worm of Tomorrow'
All strips and cover are initialed 'JCA'

Indicia:
'LATEST COMICS is published quarterly by The Spotlight, 2439 Gunnison Street, Chicago, Illinois. Entire contents by Jason Comic Art. Vol. 1, No. 1. Printed in U.S.A. Single copies 10c. March, 1945'
Indexed from scanned copy at https://digitalcomicmuseum.com

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Super Duper / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Hudson (signed as BH); Jason Comic Art (signed as JCA)
Inks
Bill Hudson (signed as BH); Jason Comic Art (signed as JCA)
Colors
Jason Comic Art (signed as JCA)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Super Duper
Reprints

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

Super Duper / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Milt Stein (signed as Stein); Jason Comic Art (signed as JCA)
Inks
Milt Stein (signed as Stein); Jason Comic Art (signed as JCA)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The modern age of rock of steel...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Super Duper

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

Chippie Chipmunk / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Pross; Jason Comic Art (signed as JCA)
Inks
Al Pross; Jason Comic Art (signed as JCA)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, boy!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chippie Chipmunk

Indexer Notes

Monkey and dog characters are consistent with those in Pross’ signed art from Giggle Comics #14 and Exciting Comics #40 (1944-1945).

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

Cats Meow / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Hudson (signed)
Pencils
Bill Hudson (signed); Jason Comic Art (signed as JCA)
Inks
Bill Hudson (signed); Jason Comic Art (signed as JCA)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Geronimo!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

Cookin' with Laughing Gas / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Inez Karma (signed as Karma)
Pencils
Jason Comic Art
Inks
Jason Comic Art
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man tries to hypnotize his dog but the dog hypnotizes him.

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

Paddy and Chuck / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Pross; Jason Comic Art (signed as JCA)
Inks
Al Pross; Jason Comic Art (signed as JCA)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't you wish we had a million dollars, Chuck?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Paddy; Chuck

Indexer Notes

Human characters are consistent with those in Pross’ signed art from Triple Threat Comics #[1] (Winter 1945), including his ovular heads and big ears.

Music Makers (Table of Contents: 6)

Tisket and Tasket / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

Blackie and Bingo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Orestes Calpini (signed as Ore Cal); Jason Comic Art (signed)
Inks
Orestes Calpini (signed as Ore Cal); Jason Comic Art (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Got a date, boys?
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Blackie; Bingo

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

Chumpy Chimp / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Hal Lockwood (signed as Pat Wood); Jason Comic Art (signed as JCA)
Inks
Hal Lockwood (signed as Pat Wood); Jason Comic Art (signed as JCA)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Um, hmpfh -- hullo, Chimp's Super-Speedy Delivery Service...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chumpy Chimp

Indexer Notes

Monkey character is consistent with the monkey character on Lockwood’s signed cover for Monkeyshines Comics #19 (March 1948). “Pat Wood” may be a combination of part of his last name and his wife’s first name, Patricia.

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

Wolfgang / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Hudson (signed)
Pencils
Bill Hudson (signed); Jason Comic Art (signed as JCA)
Inks
Bill Hudson (signed); Jason Comic Art (signed as JCA)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boyoboyoboy --- lambchops!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Wolfgang
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Super Duper
  2. 1. ["The modern age of rock of steel..."]
    Super Duper
  3. 2. ["Oh, boy!"]
    Chippie Chipmunk
  4. 3. ["Geronimo!"]
    Cats Meow
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Cookin' with Laughing Gas
  6. 5. ["Don't you wish we had a million dollars, Chuck?"]
    Paddy and Chuck
  7. 6. Music Makers
    Tisket and Tasket
  8. 7. ["Got a date, boys?"]
    Blackie and Bingo
  9. 8. ["Um, hmpfh -- hullo, Chimp's Super-Speedy Delivery Service..."]
    Chumpy Chimp
  10. 9. ["Boyoboyoboy --- lambchops!"]
    Wolfgang
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