Cat-Man Comics #v2#12 [25]
(July 1944)

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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1944
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Continental Magazines Inc.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

JULY 1944. Volume 2, Number 12. CAT-MAN COMICS is published bi-monthly by Continental Magazines, Inc., 420 DeSoto Avenue, St. Louis, 7, Mo. Editorial offices: 220 West 42nd Street, New York City, 18, N. Y. Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office at St. Louis, Mo. Copyright, 1944, by Continental Magazines, Inc. Yearly subscription 60 cents for six issues in U. S. A. For advertising rates write Continental Magazines, Inc., 220 West 42nd Street, New York City, 18, N. Y.
PRINTED IN THE U. S. A.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Cat-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rudy Palais (signed as R. Palais)
Inks
Rudy Palais (signed as R. Palais)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Cat-Man [David Merrywether]; The Kitten [Katie Conn]
Reprints

Amaze Your Friends! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Albert Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Eyes of Justice! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Cat-Man and the Kitten / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Quinlan Jr. ?
Pencils
Charles Quinlan Sr. (signed as Chas. M. Quinlan)
Inks
Charles Quinlan Sr. (signed as Chas. M. Quinlan)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ca-Man [Captain David Merrywether]; The Kitten [Katie Conn]; Mike (court guard); Moroni [aka Tony; Looey; Toni] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A jury acquits Moroni despite the evidence, but David Merrywether tells him outside the courthouse that he's marked, and the Cat-Man and Kitten make good on that threat.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit added by Craig Delich 2012-11-29.

Rasputin Jr. (Table of Contents: 3)

The Deacon and Mickey / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Grogan ? (see notes)
Pencils
John Giunta
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Deacon; Mickey Matthews; Rita Jordan (the Mayor's daughter); Moody (villain, introduction); Rasputin, Jr. (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Deacon suspects a hypnotist who's giving a show in town, but when he gets hypnotized himself it's up to Mickey to save the day.

Indexer Notes

According to Who's Who, Grogan wrote this feature in 1944.

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr., also identified by Jerry Bails.

The Tops in Comics Books! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Captain Aero Comics; Terrific Comics; Suspense Comics; Cat-Man Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Jerry Jr. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
W. Jourdain ?
Inks
W. Jourdain ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Goodness, I'm Sure!
Genre
humor
Characters
Jerry Jr.; Jerry's mother

Indexer Notes

Who's Who identifies Jourdain as an artist on this, and it looks similar to other Jourdain work identified elsewhere in the GCD, but confirmation is needed.

80 to 1 (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Stamps That Spilled Blood (Table of Contents: 7)

The Reckoner / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Rico (signed)
Inks
Don Rico (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
The Reckoner [Matty Martin] (introduction); Rocky (introduction); Saunders (introduction, villain); Skully (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
The death of a young girl in the back of his cab leads Matty, a.k.a. the Reckoner, to investigate, and he discovers that she and her father had been kidnapped in order to obtain the man's rare stamp collection.
Reprints

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

Catman Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Sons of the Rising Sun (Table of Contents: 9)

The Hood / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Grogan ?
Pencils
Jack Alderman
Inks
Jack Alderman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hood [Major Craig Wood]; Rae Herman (his fiancée); Wilferd Carson; Nejo (villain); Balu (villain); other Japanese saboteurs (villain)
Synopsis
Escapees from a POW camp dress as American cowboys in order to attack and secure Carlyte, a new super explosive created by Wilferd Carson.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

There ia a reference to the Killer Dogs of issue #22.

Grogan is listed in Who's Who as the writer during this period and has a signed story elsewhere in the issue, but there is no direct evidence for this story.

The Return (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Death of a Swordsman (Table of Contents: 11)

Little Leaders / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Grogan ?
Pencils
Lou Ferstadt (signed as Ferstadt)
Inks
Lou Ferstadt (signed as Ferstadt)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Mickey Matthews [aka Mickie]; The Kitten [Katie Conn]; Mel Parker; Ray (worker in the Palace of Sweets); Paula (workwer in the Palace of Sweets); Mr. Arnold (high school principal); Police Lieutenant Colson; Mr. Schaeffer [Gary Loder] (villain, introduction, jewel thief, death)
Synopsis
Mickey, Katie and other students join the fencing club run by new teacher Mr. Schaeffer, but he turns out to be a jewel thief hiding out from his fellow criminals.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Grogan is listed in Who's Who as a writer during this period and has a signed story elsewhere in the issue, but there is no direct evidence for this story.

The Kitten does not wear her costume in this story.

Heroes All! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane (signed as Eli Katz)
Inks
Gil Kane ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography; war
Characters
J. A. "Speedy" Powell
Synopsis
The story of how "Speedy" Powell got a plane of a type he'd never flown before through a battle after the pilot was hit.

Indexer Notes

Eli Katz is Gil Kane according to Who's Who.

The Death of You (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Grogan (signed); Orren Ward Jr. (signed)
Pencils
L. B. Cole (signed)
Inks
L. B. Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Synopsis
A cautionary tale about how Japanese shells are being made from American metal sold to Japan years before.

Remove Ugly Blackheads (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Balco Products Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Be Popular (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Pioneer Publications, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Cat-Man
  2. 1. Amaze Your Friends!
    Albert Publications
  3. 2. The Eyes of Justice!
    The Cat-Man and the Kitten
  4. 3. Rasputin Jr.
    The Deacon and Mickey
  5. 4. The Tops in Comics Books!
    Captain Aero Comics; Terrific Comics; Suspense Comics; Cat-Man Comics
  6. 5. ["Goodness, I'm Sure!"]
    Jerry Jr.
  7. 6. 80 to 1
  8. 7. The Stamps That Spilled Blood
    The Reckoner
  9. 8. ["Write a true personal adventure that happened to you!"]
    Catman Comics
  10. 9. The Sons of the Rising Sun
    The Hood
  11. 10. The Return
  12. 11. The Death of a Swordsman
    Little Leaders
  13. 12. Heroes All!
  14. 13. The Death of You
  15. 14. Remove Ugly Blackheads
    Balco Products Company
  16. 15. Be Popular
    Pioneer Publications, Inc.
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Henry Andrews
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Craig Delich
  • Del Gruber
  • Michael Hoskin
  • James Ludwig
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Stangas
  • Tim Tjarks
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Len Wolinsky