(Winter 1945)

Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Consolidated Magazines, Inc.
Editing
J. A. Ruby (editor, publisher)

Issue Notes

Statement of ownership gives J. A. Ruby as Publisher.


The Case of the Skeleton Key (Table of Contents)

The Key / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walter Johnson (signed)
Inks
Walter Johnson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Key

The Story of the Skeleton Key (Table of Contents: 1)

The Key / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Ball
Inks
Fred Ball
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dr. Varning; the Nazis (villains); a Skeleton Key

Indexer Notes

This is an atomic bomb story. The superhero character on the cover does NOT appear anywhere in this story, information from Craig Delich (December, 2005).
Pencils and inks credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. through a posting by Ken Quattro via the Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (25 August 2016).

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
Ken Battefield
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Back from war torn Europe
Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Dick Dash

Indexer Notes

Original information from Craig Delich (December, 2005).
Pencils and inks credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. through a posting by Ken Quattro via the Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (25 August 2016).

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

Keylines / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Burton Geller [as Burton] (signed)
Inks
Burton Geller [as Burton] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whom shall I say is calling?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

This page is made up of five one-panel cartoons. Information and credits by Craig Delich (December, 2005).

Red Meat for Killers (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Information from Craig Delich (December, 2005).

The balance of page two is taken up by the Statement of Ownership.

[Bear Trouble] (Table of Contents: 5)

Eskey and Mo / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Burton Geller [as Burton] (signed)
Inks
Burton Geller [as Burton] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Eskey; Mo

Indexer Notes

Information and credits from Craig Delich (December, 2005).

Death Takes No Holiday (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Irv Werstein (signed)
Pencils
Walter Johnson (signed)
Inks
Walter Johnson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Very violent, bloody, fictional FBI story.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Information from credits by Craig Delich (December, 2005).

Carmen (Table of Contents: 7)

Musical Key Series / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry C. Kiefer [as HCK] (signed)
Inks
Henry C. Kiefer [as HCK] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama
Keywords
opera

Indexer Notes

Original information from Craig Delich (December, 2005).
Pencils and inks credits from Ken Quattro via the Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (25 August 2016). HCK initials found on the last panel on the last page.

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

Gale Leary, the Will O' the Wisp / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald Altman ?
Inks
Gerald Altman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out of the night, from his lair in Guatemala's mountains, rides El Tigre, the...........
Genre
adventure
Characters
Will O' the Wisp [Gale Leary]; Gale's un-named father; El Tirgre (villain); Pedro (villain); Ramon (villain)
Synopsis
When the bandit El Tigre learns of Gale and her father staying in Gautemala City, he decides to kidnap the man for ransom.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible pencil and inks credits from Ken Quattro via the Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (25 August 2016).
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr. noted on the posting by Ken Quattro that a "BL" and an "ER" on the Royale Hotel sign on the second panel on the first page which MIGHT be sneaks of some sort" indicating potentially the creators of this story,

Mechanix Illustrated (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Mechanix Illustrated; Captain Marvel; Captain Marvel Jr.; Hoppy the Marvel Bunny / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Case of the Skeleton Key
    The Key
  2. 1. The Story of the Skeleton Key
    The Key
  3. 2. ["Back from war torn Europe"]
    Dick Dash
  4. 3. ["Whom shall I say is calling?"]
    Keylines
  5. 4. Red Meat for Killers
  6. 5. [Bear Trouble]
    Eskey and Mo
  7. 6. Death Takes No Holiday
  8. 7. Carmen
    Musical Key Series
  9. 8. ["Out of the night, from his lair in Guatemala's mountains, rides El Tigre, the..........."]
    Gale Leary, the Will O' the Wisp
  10. 9. Mechanix Illustrated
    Mechanix Illustrated; Captain Marvel; Captain Marvel Jr.; Hoppy the Marvel Bunny
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Chandler
  • Craig Delich
  • David Wilt
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • James Ludwig