Blazing Comics #v2#1 (4)
(February 1945)

Rural Home, 1944 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Rural Home Publishing Co.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

According to Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., based on the ads, this appears to be material prepared in 1945, but released around 1950, along with the other issues numbered volume 2.

Entire book is almost certainly lettered by the same individual. Suggested by Jim Ludwig July 2008 and Eric Schumacher agrees suggesting "Two possible names are Ellen Cole (wife of L.B. Cole) and M. Tweed. Ellen Cole also did lettering for Holyoke in 44-45, and it seems like I've seen this lettering before (but that could also be simply because I've looked at the book so much over the years), so I kind of lean toward her."

Rural Home Publishing Co., Edwin Hamilton Proprietor. Copyright 1944 by ENWIL ASSOCIATES, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Turtle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chu F. Hing
Inks
Chu F. Hing
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art id by Eric Schumacher.

Credits also by Alex Jay in his article in Alter Ego (TwoMorrows, 1999 series) #167 (January 2021).

Mission to Chunking (Table of Contents: 1)

Green Turtle / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Chu F. Hing ?
Pencils
Chu F. Hing
Inks
Chu F. Hing
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Turtle (Ching Quai); Burma Boy; Wun Too; General Harford (American Intelligence head); Japanese army [Captain Hiro; unnamed others] (villains)
Keywords
China

Indexer Notes

Credits and title by Craig Delich (September 2005).

Credits also by Alex Jay in his article in Alter Ego (TwoMorrows, 1999 series) #167 (January 2021).

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

Tommy Paige / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nina Albright
Inks
Nina Albright
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tommy Paige, marine combat correspondent, lends a new twist...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tommy Paige

Indexer Notes

Eric Schumacher gives art ID as 100% sure July 2008.

A different comment:
A tricky one here, as this is not Albright, but Bill Allison.
Several facts point to that.
The faces in close up in all these Tommy Paige stories are the same shape, narrower chin and jaw than Albright's more rounded in her signed stories of The Cadet in 4Most Comics.
The overlip in the Allison close ups are always formed, either thin black waves or an open waved outline, while Albright just made an even line (males), never waves or outline.
Allison had several small ink lines on the cheekbones, but Albright usually made one arch or none at all.
The ears of Allison usually had several lines inside, often non-connected, while Albright most often used two Cs or a continuous S-figure.
Allison had a funny way of drawing running people with outstretched legs really stepping on it, with Albright a bit more realistic.
Allison had eyes in close up with pupils, very thin wavy eyebrows pointed at each end, while Albright had eyebrows a little thicker by the nose.
Albright and Allison can be very difficult to separate. The artwork on the first four Tommy Paige stories is by the same artist, and the first is credited to Allison by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. So if JVJ is right and the credited stories elsewhere are right, then all four are by Allison, not Albright.

Compare these faces in close up with credited Allison stories like Jesse James in Cowboy Western #38 and Chameleon in Target Comics v5#5, and with Albright stories in 4Most Comics.

Inca Sacrificial Rite (Table of Contents: 3)

Black Buccaneer / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical

Indexer Notes

Art ID suggested by Gary Watson, June 2008.
Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has Gil Kane and/or Leonard Starr as possible artists here, as the artwork is identical to the five first in this feature. Some faces like Starr, and Kane with something like his signed Eli Katz stories, but hard to spot any Green Lantern-Kane.

So I'm 4F (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

Super Drooper and Drip / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Moore
Inks
Art Moore
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm the chief!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Gary Watson, June 2008.

Cargo of Death (Table of Contents: 6)

Red Hawk / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield; ?
Inks
Chu F. Hing
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war; western-frontier
Characters
Red Hawk

Indexer Notes

Art ID suggested by Gary Watson, June 2008.

July 2008 Eric Schumacher confirms pencils 100% sure and gives credit to Chu Hing for inks 100% sure, Gary believed it to be Battefield inks.

Specified credits listed by Alex Jay in his article in Alter Ego (TwoMorrows, 1999 series) #167 (January 2021), specify that Hing only did inks on this feature, no pencils.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Jun-Gal / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harold DeLay
Inks
Harold DeLay
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
World War II comes to the Tagoma village...
Genre
jungle

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Gary Watson, June 2008.

The Corpse That Came Back (Table of Contents: 8)

Mr. Lee / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
formerly Mr. Ree

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Gary Watson, June 2008.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Turtle
  2. 1. Mission to Chunking
    Green Turtle
  3. 2. ["Tommy Paige, marine combat correspondent, lends a new twist..."]
    Tommy Paige
  4. 3. Inca Sacrificial Rite
    Black Buccaneer
  5. 4. So I'm 4F
  6. 5. ["I'm the chief!"]
    Super Drooper and Drip
  7. 6. Cargo of Death
    Red Hawk
  8. 7. ["World War II comes to the Tagoma village..."]
    Jun-Gal
  9. 8. The Corpse That Came Back
    Mr. Lee
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