Big Shot #52
(January 1945)

Columbia, 1943 Series
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Volume
5
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly, except December and June
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Columbia Comic Corporation
Editing
Tom DeAngelo (managing editor)

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Sparky Watts / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Boody Rogers ?
Inks
Boody Rogers ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come back, Yoo Hoo, -- you're crabbin' the act!
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Slap Happy; Yoo Hoo
Keywords
New Year

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Joe Palooka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher
Pencils
Ham Fisher
Inks
Ham Fisher
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once upon a time...
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Joe Palooka
Synopsis
In a flashback to Joe's youth, Joe can't understand why the kids running the Christmas party don't want to invite certain kids.
Reprints
  • from Joe Palooka (McNaught Syndicate) 19xx-xx-xx

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

Joe Palooka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher
Pencils
Ham Fisher
Inks
Ham Fisher
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mail just came in so I brought yours Joe
Genre
military; sports
Characters
Don; Joe Palooka; Harry Grepps; Myrt
Synopsis
Joe receives a letter from Harry telling what's happening back in the states.
Reprints
  • from Joe Palooka (McNaught Syndicate) 19xx-xx-xx

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Joe Palooka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher
Pencils
Ham Fisher
Inks
Ham Fisher
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here he is again!
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Weidebottom; Knobby Walsh
Synopsis
Weidebottom tries to get a post office for his constituency.
Reprints
  • from Joe Palooka (McNaught Syndicate) 19xx-xx-xx

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Joe Palooka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher
Pencils
Ham Fisher
Inks
Ham Fisher
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ho ho ho
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Joe Palooka; Miss Hemingway; Bateese
Synopsis
Bateese promises his girl he won't take another drink.
Reprints
  • from Joe Palooka (McNaught Syndicate) 19xx-xx-xx

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Joe Palooka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher
Pencils
Ham Fisher
Inks
Ham Fisher
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
London New Year's Eve
Genre
sports
Characters
Bateese; Joe Palooka
Synopsis
Joe and Bateese get lost in London looking for the New Year's party they were invited to.
Reprints
  • from Joe Palooka (McNaught Syndicate) 19xx-xx-xx

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Skyman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox ?
Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Professor Peter Turner and his nephew Allen cooked up the most powerful explosive in the world, they were asking for trouble and they got it...!"
Genre
superhero
Characters
Peter Turner; Allen Turner [Skyman]; Drom (villain; introduction); Sue St. Marie
Synopsis
As soon as it is invented the explosive V-69 is stolen.

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Sparky Watts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Boody Rogers
Pencils
Tom DeAngelo (signed)
Inks
Tom DeAngelo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We children in U.S. very fortunate to enjoy Xmas out of war zone!
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Slap Happy; Yoo Hoo; Sparky Watts; Hank; Lem
Synopsis
Sparky and company try to help some war orphans.

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Charlie Chan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alfred Andriola
Inks
Alfred Andriola
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Charlie, Gina, and Kirk are on the trail of a spy ring!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Charlie Chan; Gina; Kirk; J. Edgar Hoover; Sparks; Karl; Everett Morgan; Zara
Synopsis
Charlie Chan returns to San Francisco to catch the other members of the spy ring.
Reprints
  • from Charlie Chan (McNaught Syndicate) 19xx-xx-xx

Happy New Year, Jim! (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Krank
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Ray; Frankie; Rita; Doc Ogden
Synopsis
Ray writes a letter to his brother Jim in the army telling of the crazy things happening at home.

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statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

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Captain Yank / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Tinsley
Pencils
Frank Tinsley
Inks
Frank Tinsley
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Raiding the secret Jap mine...
Genre
war
Characters
Captain Yank; Marshal Chevenko; Wing Lin; Marianne Dupleix; Dan; Colonel Musette
Synopsis
Yank finishes up his mission in Siberia and goes to his next assignment in Tunisia.
Reprints
  • strip reprints?

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Dixie Dugan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
J. P. McEvoy
Pencils
John Striebel
Inks
John Striebel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dixie and Mickey dress as nurses...
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Mickey; Dixie Dugan; Ronnie Kinter
Synopsis
Dixie is dressed as a nurse and a doctor takes her with him on a house call.
Reprints
  • strip reprints

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All in a Lifetime / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Beck
Pencils
Frank Beck
Inks
Frank Beck
Colors
?
Letters
Frank Beck

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Happy new year!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Six one-panel cartoons.

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Vic Jordan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Vic and Else contact Doctor Hausman...
Genre
war
Characters
Vic Jordan; Else; Doctor Hausman; Hilda; Broeck; Richard; Willy
Synopsis
Vic disguises himself as a gestapo captain to find a British spy's suitcase.
Reprints
  • strip reprints

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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Bo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Beck
Pencils
Frank Beck
Inks
Frank Beck
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Junior is curing a puppy of car sickness....
Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Bo; H. P. Burns
Synopsis
Bo is jealous of a puppy that Junior is training to not be carsick.

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

Script
Mart Bailey
Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tony Trent narrowly escaped death...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Tony Trent [The Face]; Wild Bill Soggans; Biggs; Babs; Major Hedaki; General Yato; Father Bonner; Captain Araki
Synopsis
Tony and Father Bonner are accused of murdering two Japanese officers, and Babs and Bill are after the pygmy who took the mask of The Face.

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Come back, Yoo Hoo, -- you're crabbin' the act!"]
    Sparky Watts
  2. 1. ["10 power telescope"]
  3. 2. ["Once upon a time..."]
    Joe Palooka
  4. 3. ["Mail just came in so I brought yours Joe"]
    Joe Palooka
  5. 4. ["Here he is again!"]
    Joe Palooka
  6. 5. ["Ho ho ho"]
    Joe Palooka
  7. 6. ["London New Year's Eve"]
    Joe Palooka
  8. 7. ["When Professor Peter Turner and his nephew Allen cooked up the most powerful explosive in the world, they were asking for trouble and they got it...!""]
    Skyman
  9. 8. ["We children in U.S. very fortunate to enjoy Xmas out of war zone!"]
    Sparky Watts
  10. 9. ["Charlie, Gina, and Kirk are on the trail of a spy ring!"]
    Charlie Chan
  11. 10. Happy New Year, Jim!
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. ["Raiding the secret Jap mine..."]
    Captain Yank
  14. 13. ["Dixie and Mickey dress as nurses..."]
    Dixie Dugan
  15. 14. ["Happy new year!"]
    All in a Lifetime
  16. 15. ["Vic and Else contact Doctor Hausman..."]
    Vic Jordan
  17. 16. ["Junior is curing a puppy of car sickness...."]
    Bo
  18. 17. ["Tony Trent narrowly escaped death..."]
    The Face
  19. 18. ["Amaze your friends with magic"]
  20. 19. ["3 big values in one"]
  21. 20. ["Electric football"]
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