(1945)

Fox, 1945 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Chicago Nite Life News, Inc.
Editing
Victor Fox
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Inside front cover is a table of contents which lists titles for the two Bouncer stories which are not on the splash pages. The page also gives credits (probably fictitious names for all stories) as listed in this index. Indicia states Chicago Nite Life News Inc. Publishers but has blacked out Green Publishing Company on the line between the name and the word "Publishers." Entire contents copyrighted 1945.


36 Complete Features! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; superhero
Characters
Joan Mason; Puppeteer; One Round Hogan; Green Mask; Gussie the Gob; Red Robbins; Pussy Katnip

Prison Beneath the Waves (Table of Contents: 1)

Bouncer / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher ? [as Lew Howe]
Pencils
Louis Ferstadt? [as Lew Howe]
Inks
Louis Ferstadt? [as Lew Howe]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Bouncer; Anteas Jr.; Penny; The Bang; Mousie Jones; Smith
Synopsis
Gangster Bang abducts Anteas Jr. and Penny and replaces them with lookalikes, then frames them for a crime. The Bouncer comes to life and defeats the crook's plan.

Indexer Notes

The Bouncer last appeared in All Great Comics #2 (1st series).

The Bouncer Meets Himself (Table of Contents: 2)

Bouncer / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher ? [as Lew Howe]
Pencils
Louis Ferstadt? [as Lew Howe]
Inks
Louis Ferstadt? [as Lew Howe]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Bouncer (last appearance); Noel; Anteas Jr.; Professor Numb; Princess Pala
Synopsis
Anteas Jr., his skeptical friend Noel, Professor Numb, and the Bouncer go back in time to ancient Greece. The Bouncer meets his former self, Anteas. The two heroes rescue Princess Pala, defeat a sea monster, and thrash a Cyclops. Then the Bouncer and his friends return to the present.

The Underground City of Selura (Table of Contents: 3)

Rocket Kelly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ted Small]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Captain Patrick (Rocket) Kelly; Sue Andrews; Whacky; Ora; Sabio; Urubura
Synopsis
Rocket, Sue, and Whacky land on the planet Selura. Earthmen had visited the planet in the past, so everyone speaks English. The inhabitants live in an underground city. When the roof of the cavern collapses, magician Urubura blames the visitors. Little person Sabio helps them escape.

The Mystery of the Wanted Loot (Table of Contents: 4)

Joan Mason / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Art Allen]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Joan Mason; McPherson; Chickie; Mopsie Mulligan; Dapper Dan Dugan; Mike
Synopsis
Dapper Dan retrieves reporter Joan's purse from a thief. She discovers he put money inside, with a note. The bills are counterfeit, and Dan was trying to hide them from his accomplices. Joan and policeman Mike foil the crooks' plans.

Indexer Notes

Joan Mason works as a reporter for "The Daily Planet" but there is no sign of Clark Kent.

Death Goes To A Party (Table of Contents: 5)

Joan Mason / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Art Allen]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Joan Mason; McPherson; Mike; Dinah Bank; Ted Lew; Johnny Haxford; Mr. Haxford
Synopsis
Joan covers an engagement party at the wealthy Haxford mansion. Johnny Haxford, engaged to singer Dinah, is shot to death. A pistol is found in Joan's purse, and she has to flee. She discovers bandleader Ted Lew, Dinah's former employer, killed Johnny with a gun hidden in his cane.

Indexer Notes

"Ted Lew" is a reference to real-life bandleader Ted Lewis, right down to his iconic top hat and his catch-phrase "Is everybody happy?"

Showboat In the Sky (Table of Contents: 6)

Puppeteer / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Alex Hope]
Pencils
Louis Ferstadt (signed)
Inks
Louis Ferstadt (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Puppeteer [Alan Hale]; Ed Riley; Cap'n Mary; Seaweed; The Eel; Raven
Synopsis
Alan Hale donates some puppets to Cap'n Mary to auction for charity on her showboat. Criminals Seaweed and the Eel plant a bomb in a puppet to cause a distraction so they can rob the customs house. Alan plays "the mighty notes" on his organ and becomes the Puppeteer. He and his talking bird Raven save the day.

Indexer Notes

Puppeteer appearance between BOOK OF COMICS #1 (as Captain V) / ROCKET KELLY #1 (regular series).

Fiddler of Flame (Table of Contents: 7)

Puppeteer / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Alex Hope]
Pencils
Louis Ferstadt
Inks
Louis Ferstadt
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Puppeteer [Alan Hale]; Raven; Ed Riley; Mr. Five By Five
Synopsis
A series of arson fires attract the attention of the Puppeteer and his wise-cracking avian sidekick Raven. The arsonist is a crazed fiddler "with a Nero complex."

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

One Round Hogan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jo Logan]
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In spite of the interference of Boss McVey's mob...
Genre
sports
Characters
One Round [Tim] Hogan; Spigot Barnett; Boss McVey; Tiny Ruffo
Synopsis
Hogan signs to fight Tiny Ruffo, then learns the boxer is controlled by gangster Boss McVey. McVey forces them to hold the bout in his arena, where his thugs will cause a disruption if Tony is losing. Hogan and his friends have other plans: in the middle of the fight, Hogan grabs Tiny and they speed away to a neutral arena with a fair referee. Hogan wins the bout and breaks McVey's crooked stranglehold on sports in the city.

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

One Round Hogan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jo Logan]
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hm..m! Mr. Hogan, the X-ray shows...
Genre
sports
Characters
One Round [Tim] Hogan; Spigot Barnett; Gerard; Johnny Van Ralston; Carl; Miss Van Ralston; Shiny Blake; Stuff McCabe
Synopsis
Hogan breaks his hand and is warned not to fight again until it heals. Miss Van Ralston says her sick brother Johnny is a Hogan fan. While Hogan is visiting Johnny, Blake tries to shoot him but is captured. The doctor and Blake were in cahoots to try to prevent Hogan from fighting Stuff McCabe: Hogan's hand is fine. Hogan defeats McCabe and Johnny will recover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Joy Family / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Sam]
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's Joy. They say that he's not dependable!
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Cuthbert Joy; Pinky Joy; Judy Joy; Miss G; Mr. Baggs; Peoria Joy
Synopsis
Judy asks her husband to babysit their two children while her bridge club meets. Cuthbert is at work, and the children disrupt the office, prompting Mr. Baggs to fire him. However, public opinion goes against the boss, and he asks Cuthbert to come back to work.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Joy Family / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Hal George]
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is it air conditioned?
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Cuthbert Joy; Judy Joy; Mr. Stebbins; Pinky Joy; Steve
Synopsis
Cuthbert continually argues with his neighbour Stebbins and tries to find a new home for his family, but the housing shortage forces him to stay put.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Here N' There / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Walt Egan]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Red cap!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
4 gag cartoons.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Here N' There / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Walt Egan]
Pencils
?
Inks
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's our field crew clowning again
Genre
humor
Synopsis
4 gag cartoons.

The Pigeons of Death (Table of Contents: 14)

Green Mask / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jack Fiske]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Mask; Johnny Green; Suzie; Ronnie; Rummy
Synopsis
Johnny, Suzie and Ronnie take a walk, then return to Ronnie's rooftop pigeon coop and find criminals have stolen some of his birds and killed the rest. They plan to make the pigeons flying bombs to down an FBI airplane. Johnny becomes the Green Mask and fights the crooks but Ronnie, the Green Mask and Suzie are captured. The crooks use rockets to send their 3 prisoners skyward as well, with bombs tied to them. Ronnie uses his lead pigeon to cause the rest of his flock to avoid the FBI plane. The bombs are dropped on the crooks' cave hideout and the "robber sub" waiting to pick them up.
Reprints

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

Sis and Junior / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Mac Miller]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Today is your father's birthday...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Sis; Junior; Mom; Mary; Uncle Nick
Synopsis
Sis and her brother sell lemonade to earn money for their father's birthday present, but the competition is tough.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

This N' That / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Walt Egan]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wrote to my rich uncle and forgot to include love and kisses.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Five gag cartoons.

Indexer Notes

One gag shows two cats looking at a poster for a Mickey Mouse cartoon.

Zooming Zoo (Table of Contents: 17)

Loop O'Day / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pat Regan]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Loop O'Day; Mr. O'Day; Mrs. O'Day; Jerry Dale; Mr. Dale
Synopsis
Loop tries to promote his parents' air show, but his own wacky antics draw more attention.

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

Gussie the Gob / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Abner Moore [as Ab Moore]
Pencils
Abner Moore [as Ab Moore]
Inks
Abner Moore [as Ab Moore]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, whaddya say, Gus...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Gus
Synopsis
Gus and his sailor pal take a ride in an airplane. The pilot says they don't have to pay if they can keep silent during the entire flight. After going through various acrobatics, the pilot congratulates his passengers on not speaking. Gus says "I almost did yell once -- when my friend fell out of the plane!"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Gussie the Gob / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Abner Moore [as Ab Moore]
Pencils
Abner Moore [as Ab Moore]
Inks
Abner Moore [as Ab Moore]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I volunteered to take the leading part...
Genre
humor
Characters
Gus; Captain Marko; Miss Marko
Synopsis
To impress his commanding officer, Gus takes a role in an amateur play with the captain's daughter. However, his borrowed suit (borrowed from a magician) wrecks the performance.

The Case of the Artistic Burglar (Table of Contents: 20)

Dick Transom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Hap Harris]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Transom; Mr. Rose
Synopsis
Dick is hired by an art museum to solve their crime wave. He accidentally captures the robber, who is the architect who designed the building.

Indexer Notes

The two Dick Transom stories in this book are not by the usual Dick Transom artist (Al Zere).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Dick Transom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Hap Harris]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you think of these hula dancers, Pop?
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Transom; Mr. Parks; Pop Transom; Mimi Parks; Gregory
Synopsis
In Hawaii, detective Dick is hired by Mr. Parks to guard two chests of gold. German spies try to steal it, but Dick is too smart for them.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

O'Brine Twins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Larry Page]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm Waterman--urp!
Genre
humor
Characters
Waterman O'Brine; Wetmore O'Brine; Dr. Slick Philly; Weasel
Synopsis
Waterman and Wetmore visit Dr. Philly and Waterman accidentally takes some horse-vitamins. He wins a race.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

O'Brine Twins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Larry Page]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The O'Brine Twins have been everywhere...
Genre
humor
Characters
Wetmore O'Brine; Waterman O'Brine; Davey Jones; Mrs. Jones; Pearl Jones; Captain Kidd
Synopsis
Sailors Wetmore and Waterman get shore leave. They decide to have some seafood instead of their usual hot dogs and beer, but run into a hostile waiter and have a delirious undersea dream.

The Schemers (Table of Contents: 24)

Johnny Earthquake / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Sid Tyler]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Johnny Earthquake; Rusty Ringle; Slats Packer; Roberts; Maxie
Synopsis
Gangster Packer tries to blackmail politician Roberts over the purchase of some black market tires. Johnny and Rusty break up the racket.

Indexer Notes

Johnny Earthquake (app. between BOOK OF COMICS #1 / BLUE BEETLE #44)

Prescription For Crime (Table of Contents: 25)

Red Robbins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ron Rogan]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Robbins; Professor Gracen; Doctor Henry; Dean Parker; Rosalyn
Synopsis
Dr. Henry turns to crime to finance his experiments on a new hypnotising gas. Red Robbins solves the case.

Indexer Notes

Red Robbins (last app. in BOOK OF COMICS #1)

Nickel Snatchers (Table of Contents: 26)

Red Robbins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ron Rogan]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Robbins; Slip Jackal; Bugsy; Speed; Rosalyn
Synopsis
Slip and his gang hijack a shipment of nickels from subway turnstiles. Red and Speed capture the crooks.

Indexer Notes

Red Robbins next appearance in ALL YOUR COMICS #1 (second one-shot).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Mike the M.P. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Tod Kay]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Maybe we'll go to the canteen tonight.
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Mike Waters; Annette Goldburke; Vicki Gottling
Synopsis
Military policeman Mike and his pal go to a fancy club's "Servicemen's Night," but the rich women in attendance are only interested in rich servicemen. Mike wins the lottery but his ticket gets ruined.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Mike the M.P. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Tod Kay]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, I'd like to get out of here!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Mike Waters; Frank the Fixer
Synopsis
Mike and his pal think they are out of luck because the baseball game is sold out, but Frank the Fixer gets them a rooftop view.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Crime At Number Nine / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Cy King]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Huh?" "Hey, men, wait a minute!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Snard; Limey; Gloop; Officer O'Clancy; Officer Hoolihan; Hobo Horace
Synopsis
Snard hires a hobo to impersonate him so he has an alibi for a jewel robbery. Snard's gang, including the tramp, are arrested. Snard pretends to be the hobo and is jailed for the hobo's crimes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Red Kamphor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Little [as Barry]
Pencils
Frank Little [as Barry]
Inks
Frank Little [as Barry]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right, Red Kamphor...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Red Kamphor (a skunk); Inny; Inky
Synopsis
Inky the worm fights boxing skunk champion Red in order to impress his girlfriend-worm Inny.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Karrots / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Bud Davis]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, Karrots--we'll be killed!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Karrots (a rabbit); Goopy
Synopsis
Karrots invents motorised roller skates and he and his pal Goopy test them out.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Karrots / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Bud Davis]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't worry, Goopy...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Karrots; Goopy; Officer O'Hoolihan
Synopsis
Karrots invents a thief-trap. At first it appears he's accidentally caught a policeman, but it turns out the trap caught a crook disguised as a cop.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Pussy Katnip / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Toby]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our heroine has long held the title...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pussy Katnip; George; Boss Hogan; Mugsy
Synopsis
Pussy loses the jam-making contest because Boss Hogan's henchman switched the labels on the jars. Pussy drinks her Katnip Fizz and sorts out the mess.

Safe In a Storm (Table of Contents: 34)

Pussy Katnip / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Toby]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pussy Katnip; George; Boss Hogan; Mugsy
Synopsis
The Boss sends Mugsy to rob Pussy's cafe but she drinks her Katnip Fizz and exposes the crime.

Bubble Trouble (Table of Contents: 35)

Snooky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Toby]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Snooky (a little girl); Honey Bear
Synopsis
Snooky tries to help Honey Bear overcome his fear of swimming.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Minit Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Canby
Pencils
Tom Canby
Inks
Tom Canby
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Solve the mystery in a minute

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover is an ad for war bonds. Back cover is blank

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. 36 Complete Features!
  2. 1. Prison Beneath the Waves
    Bouncer
  3. 2. The Bouncer Meets Himself
    Bouncer
  4. 3. The Underground City of Selura
    Rocket Kelly
  5. 4. The Mystery of the Wanted Loot
    Joan Mason
  6. 5. Death Goes To A Party
    Joan Mason
  7. 6. Showboat In the Sky
    Puppeteer
  8. 7. Fiddler of Flame
    Puppeteer
  9. 8. ["In spite of the interference of Boss McVey's mob..."]
    One Round Hogan
  10. 9. ["Hm..m! Mr. Hogan, the X-ray shows..."]
    One Round Hogan
  11. 10. ["That's Joy. They say that he's not dependable!"]
    Joy Family
  12. 11. ["Is it air conditioned?"]
    The Joy Family
  13. 12. ["Red cap!"]
    Here N' There
  14. 13. ["It's our field crew clowning again"]
    Here N' There
  15. 14. The Pigeons of Death
    Green Mask
  16. 15. ["Today is your father's birthday..."]
    Sis and Junior
  17. 16. ["I wrote to my rich uncle and forgot to include love and kisses."]
    This N' That
  18. 17. Zooming Zoo
    Loop O'Day
  19. 18. ["Well, whaddya say, Gus..."]
    Gussie the Gob
  20. 19. ["I volunteered to take the leading part..."]
    Gussie the Gob
  21. 20. The Case of the Artistic Burglar
    Dick Transom
  22. 21. ["What do you think of these hula dancers, Pop?"]
    Dick Transom
  23. 22. ["I'm Waterman--urp!"]
    O'Brine Twins
  24. 23. ["The O'Brine Twins have been everywhere..."]
    O'Brine Twins
  25. 24. The Schemers
    Johnny Earthquake
  26. 25. Prescription For Crime
    Red Robbins
  27. 26. Nickel Snatchers
    Red Robbins
  28. 27. ["Maybe we'll go to the canteen tonight."]
    Mike the M.P.
  29. 28. ["Gee, I'd like to get out of here!"]
    Mike the M.P.
  30. 29. ["Huh?" "Hey, men, wait a minute!"]
    Crime At Number Nine
  31. 30. ["All right, Red Kamphor..."]
    Red Kamphor
  32. 31. ["Gosh, Karrots--we'll be killed!"]
    Karrots
  33. 32. ["Don't worry, Goopy..."]
    Karrots
  34. 33. ["Our heroine has long held the title..."]
    Pussy Katnip
  35. 34. Safe In a Storm
    Pussy Katnip
  36. 35. Bubble Trouble
    Snooky
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    Minit Mystery
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