([August 1945])

Narrative, 1945 Series
Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
?
Editing
L. B. Cole ?

Issue Notes

The book itself is undated anywhere. Date is a best guess based on William Woolfolk's records and Keltner's Index.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dr, Mephisto / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
L. B. Cole
Inks
L. B. Cole
Colors
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Black Raider; Merlin; Dr. Mephisto; Miss Espionage; Chin Chop
Reprints

Cut Rate Crimes (Table of Contents: 1)

Black Raider / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils
George Appel (signed)
Inks
George Appel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Raider [Gordon Summers]

Indexer Notes

Woolfolk's records indicate he wrote at least one Black Raider story. This is probably it.
Previously appeared in Mask Comics #2.

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

Chin Chop / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Tony Dipreta (signed)
Inks
Tony Dipreta
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chin Chop, the world's worst detective...
Genre
humor
Characters
Chin Chop

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

Dr. Mephisto / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Casper Emerson
Inks
Casper Emerson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here is a tale of the diabolical Dr. Mephisto...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Mephisto (Introduction)

Indexer Notes

Art ID by David Saunders at <http://www.pulpartists.com/Emerson.html> (September 2013).

Science Solves a Crime (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

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

Miss Espionage, the International Detective / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils
Rudy Palais [as R. Palais] (signed)
Inks
Rudy Palais [as R. Palais] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out of the smoke and flame of war...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Miss Espionage [daughter of Mata Hari] (introduction; origin, villain that has reformed); Major Smithson (introduction, intelligence officer); Mati Hari (villain, spy, death, cameo); Count von Bruno (villain, Mati Hari's teacher, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Allied HQ inside Germany assigns Major Smithson the task of locating the modern Mati Hari, who has stolen the plans of Allied occupation armies. In the end, Smithson tracks her down, but she escapes, vowing revenge against the Nazis who used her for their own purposes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Woolfolk's records for this time period indicate he wrote at least one Miss Espionage story and this is probably it.

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

Boy Magician / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leo Morey
Inks
Leo Morey
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What was the secret of the magic coin?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Merlin (the Boy Magician); Pancho; Morgan Le Faye (villain)

Indexer Notes

credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Boy Magician previously appeared in Mask Comics #2

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dr, Mephisto
  2. 1. Cut Rate Crimes
    Black Raider
  3. 2. ["Chin Chop, the world's worst detective..."]
    Chin Chop
  4. 3. ["Here is a tale of the diabolical Dr. Mephisto..."]
    Dr. Mephisto
  5. 4. Science Solves a Crime
  6. 5. ["Out of the smoke and flame of war..."]
    Miss Espionage, the International Detective
  7. 6. ["What was the secret of the magic coin?"]
    Boy Magician
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