Prize Comics #v5#1 (49)
(January 1945)

Prize, 1940 Series
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Volume
5
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Feature Publications, Inc.
Editing
Samuel Bierman ?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Boom Boom Brannigan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Giunta
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Boom Boom Brannigan

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Boom Boom Brannigan / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Voight
Inks
Charles Voight
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hold on to your hats, reader!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Boom Boom Brannigan; "Bet-A-Million" Fish; Gabby Garrett; Evil-Eye Edgar; Canvasback Carson; Ted Aster; Character; Dean Gunger
Synopsis
"Bet-A-Million" Fish gets Brannigan discredited by making people think Brannigan has the evil eye.

[The Adventure of Blooperman] (Table of Contents: 3)

Frankenstein / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Briefer
Pencils
Dick Briefer
Inks
Dick Briefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
An elf (Intro); Frankenstein; Blooperman (comic); Slugs
Synopsis
An elf temporarily turns Frankenstein into Blooperman.

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

Strange Facts Scrapbook / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Edmund Good
Pencils
Leo Bachle
Inks
Leo Bachle
Colors
?
Letters
Leo Bachle ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Torchlight Squid
Characters
Pete

Indexer Notes

Information on the Torchlight Squid, a beard tax in Czarist Russia, Pete, a penguin who appears in movies, and scorpions.

Was reused and redrawn (traced?) from Dime Comics #9 (Bell Features), except for the scorpion information.

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

Little Chief Big Shot / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howie Post
Inks
Howie Post
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wish I could be a great warrior, too!
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Chief Big Shot (Intro; Only appearance); Gravity
Synopsis
Little Chief Big Shot hunts a bear.

The Die is Cast! (Table of Contents: 6)

Prize Comics' Magic Page... / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Doing a magic trick with a die and a box of 6 matches.

A Man From Berlin (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Crestwood
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
Karl Froelich; Hans Froelich
Synopsis
The commander of a German battleship speaks to a new man.

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

Prince Ra / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the vast madhouse that was the Third Reich, one had to be crazy indeed to attract attention and pity!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Prince Ra; Schmidt; Adolph Hitler; Hykos
Synopsis
A German inventor and pilot challenges Prince Ra to an air duel.

Bag the Axis (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
The importance of recycling paper.

The Forgotten Memories (Table of Contents: 10)

Yank and Doodle and Black Owl / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Gattuso
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dude Barclay; Yank; Doodle; The Black Owl; Whistling Willie; Dr. Quigley; Rita Quigley; Slats
Synopsis
A crime boss loses his memory in a car crash.

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

J. E. Smith / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Pickwick Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Boom Boom Brannigan
  2. 1. ["Boys and girls! Here's how I landed a movie contract"]
  3. 2. ["Hold on to your hats, reader!"]
    Boom Boom Brannigan
  4. 3. [The Adventure of Blooperman]
    Frankenstein
  5. 4. ["Torchlight Squid"]
    Strange Facts Scrapbook
  6. 5. ["I wish I could be a great warrior, too!"]
    Little Chief Big Shot
  7. 6. The Die is Cast!
    Prize Comics' Magic Page...
  8. 7. A Man From Berlin
  9. 8. ["In the vast madhouse that was the Third Reich, one had to be crazy indeed to attract attention and pity!"]
    Prince Ra
  10. 9. Bag the Axis
  11. 10. The Forgotten Memories
    Yank and Doodle and Black Owl
  12. 11. ["Be a radio technician"]
    J. E. Smith
  13. 12. ["Learn to defend yourself"]
    Pickwick Co.
  14. 13. ["He mailed this coupon"]
    Charles Atlas
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