Cat-Man Comics #v3#1 [26]
(September 1944)

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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1944
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Continental Magazines, Inc.
Editing
R.R. Hermann (Managing Editor); F.Z. Temerson (Business Manager)

Issue Notes

While a commonly available but blurry scan makes this issue appear to be numbered v1#1, Frank Motler has confirmed from his physical copy that the correct number is v3#1, and also supplied the Statement of Ownership transcription.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Catman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Ferstadt (signed as Ferstadt)
Inks
Lou Ferstadt (signed as Ferstadt)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Catman [David Merrywether]; Kitten [Katie Conn]

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

The Catman and the Kitten / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What queer quirk of fate makes criminals of law abiding people?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Catman [David Merryweather]; The Kitten [Katie Conn]; Tony Berko (villain); Berko's mob (villains)
Synopsis
When a 30-year-old paperboy becomes disgusted of being called "my boy" by people, he decides to get revenge on anyone who dares call him that. So he gathers a group of eight newsboys together to work for him, exacting that revenge and getting rich in the process. But David and Katie have a run-in with one of the boys and learn where this Berko resides. From there, The Catman and Kitten take over.
Reprints
Keywords
Centre City Courier

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Craig Delich.

The Man Who was Death (Table of Contents: 2)

The Deacon and Mickey / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Deacon; Mickey (boy sidekick); Mr. Death (villain)

Count Vultiere (Table of Contents: 3)

Leatherface / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Rico ?
Inks
Don Rico ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Leatherface [Andre DeLeboef] (introduction, "champion of the damned"); the Duc du Bellaire; Catherine (the Duc's daughter)

Indexer Notes

Art credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Only appearance of Leatherface, set in 16th century France.

[Statement of Ownership] (Table of Contents: 4)

statement of ownership / 0.1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset
Editing
R. R. Hermann (owner, managing editor); F. Z. Temerson (business manager); Esther Temerson (owner); Continental Magazines, Inc. (publisher, owner)

Indexer Notes

Full data provided (courtesy of Frank Motler, April 28, 2005) as the print is exceedingly small in the original, and not easily legible even in the higher-resolution of the two available scans:

Statement Of Ownership: Continental Magazines, Inc.: Catman Comics (V3#1), Oct, 1st, 1943.
Publisher: Continental Magazines, Inc, 220 West 42nd Street, New York City. Distributor: P.D.C..
Editor: none.
Managing Editor: R.R. Hermann, 220 West 42nd Street, New York City.
Business Manager: F.Z. Temerson, 220 West 42nd Street, New York City.
Owners: Continental Magazines, Inc, 220 West 42nd Street, New York City, R.R. Hermann, 220 West 42nd Street, New York City, Esther Temerson, 220 West 42nd Street, New York City.
Other bondholders: none. Notary: Anna Higgins, Queen's County Clerk's No 2773, Reg No 772, New York. County Clerk's No 4H432. Commission expires Mar 30, 1944. Dated: 29th September 1943. Statement of Ownership

You're the Murderer! (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Rufus / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Manny Stallman [as Stallman] (signed)
Pencils
Tom Van Buren [as Van Buren] (signed)
Inks
Tom Van Buren [as Van Buren] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Folks! We want you to meet our newest addition to Cat-Man Comics...Rufus!

The Tokyo Termites (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Mickey (Deacon's sidekick); The Kitten [Katie Conn]

Indexer Notes

Inker credit added by Craig Delich 3-21-09.

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

The Golden Archer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sherwood Forest, in twelfth century England...
Genre
historical
Characters
The Golden Archer [Ned] (introduction); Ned's father (introduction); the Sheriff of Nottingham (villain); Dianne (the sheriff's niece, or 'neice')
Synopsis
Ned is a kitchen boy who becomes Robin Hood's aide, The Golden Archer.

The Man Who Sold His Soul to the Devil! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Fujitani
Inks
Bob Fujitani
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hood [Major Wood]; Rae Herman (his fiancée); Satan (the Man in the Black Cloak, villain); Harvey Stone (villain, death)
Synopsis
The Hood has to face Harvey Stone, a man who sells his soul to the Devil for 10 good years, a man who now has the luck of the Devil, and whose every venture is crowned with success and unspeakable evil.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Catman
  2. 1. ["What queer quirk of fate makes criminals of law abiding people?"]
    The Catman and the Kitten
  3. 2. The Man Who was Death
    The Deacon and Mickey
  4. 3. Count Vultiere
    Leatherface
  5. 4. [Statement of Ownership]
  6. 5. You're the Murderer!
  7. 6. ["Folks! We want you to meet our newest addition to Cat-Man Comics...Rufus!"]
    Rufus
  8. 7. The Tokyo Termites
    Little Leaders
  9. 8. ["Sherwood Forest, in twelfth century England..."]
    The Golden Archer
  10. 9. The Man Who Sold His Soul to the Devil!
    The Hood
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