(March 1945)

Rural Home, 1945 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1945-02-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Rural Home Publishing Co.
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1945, New Series, Vol. 40, No. 1.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crash Kid / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Crash Kid [Rusty Adams]

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

Hobo-Ken / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dan Gordon ?
Pencils
Dan Gordon ?
Inks
Dan Gordon ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ummm! Sniff! Ah!
Genre
humor
Characters
Hobo-Ken
Synopsis
Hobo-Ken plays a prank on a dog, then "rescues" him in order to get a share of the dog's food.
Keywords
hobo

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Art credit suggested by Who's Who in American Comic Books website.

The Case of the Color-Blind Confessions (Table of Contents: 2)

The Crash Kid / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Crash Kid [Rusty Adams]; Pook; Nora Nolan; Timmy Nolan; Butch Malone; Dr. Franz Salzmann
Synopsis
Copyboy Rusty Adams pretends to be a reporter when a pretty girl comes for help for her brother, who she thinks has confessed to a crime he didn't commit.
Keywords
hypnosis

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

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

Officer O'Heck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dan Gordon
Pencils
Dan Gordon [as dang] (signed)
Inks
Dan Gordon [as dang] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's a fight at 14th and Clinker Streets!
Genre
humor
Characters
Officer O'Heck
Synopsis
Office O'Heck arrests a little kid for biting the arm of a man who was trying to steal his lollipop.

Jonathan Gets His Man (Table of Contents: 4)

Crime Crusader / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Leon Hartman (credited)
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Crime Crusader [Jonathan Jones]; Kewpie O'Toole; Killer Morgan
Synopsis
Killer Morgan kills a judge and impersonates him to set an ambush for Jonathan Jones.
Keywords
impersonation; judge; murder; shotgun

Indexer Notes

Text story with one illustration.

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

Hardy of Hillsdale High / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Quinlan [as Chas. M. Quinlan] (signed)
Inks
Charles Quinlan [as Chas. M. Quinlan] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Clear the road for laffy-daffy thrills, folks...
Genre
teen
Characters
Ted Hardy; Lizzie Jones; Zelda; Horace; Miss Prinklepot; Horace
Synopsis
Ted keeps failing because he has no self-confidence. Lizzie takes him to her uncle, a magician, who makes Ted think he has a magical power over baseballs.
Keywords
baseball; high school; magic; poetry

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Mussel-Man / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dan Gordon ?
Pencils
Dan Gordon ?
Inks
Dan Gordon ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Disguised as a mild-mannered dope...
Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Mussel-Man
Synopsis
Mussel-Man breaks into an apartment after he hears a call for help, only to find it was just a radio program.
Keywords
radio

Indexer Notes

Art credit suggested by Who's Who in American Comics website.

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

Thunderbrand / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Long ago -- when Europe was divided into scores of warring kingdoms...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Thunderbrand; Barbarossa; Giacomo; Ismail Emir; Dorena
Synopsis
Thunderbrand goes to Alexandria in his quest for the scepter that will reveal his identity.
Keywords
Alexandria; kidnapping; pirates; snake

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

Hank the Hero / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dan Gordon
Pencils
Dan Gordon
Inks
Dan Gordon
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I eats those things, Bud!
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Hank
Synopsis
A soldier takes everything the Japanese can throw at him without batting an eye, but is hurt when a medal is pinned on him.
Keywords
grenade; Japanese; medal; Pacific; tanks; World War II

The Crash Kid Crashes Through (Table of Contents: 9)

The Crash Kid / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Randall (credited)
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Crash Kid [Rusty Adams]; Pook
Synopsis
The Crash Kid breaks up a phony investment scheme aimed at old people.
Keywords
investments

Indexer Notes

Text story with two illustrations.

The Mystery of the Modern Midas (Table of Contents: 10)

The Crime Crusader / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Crime Crusader [Jonathan Jones]; Kewpie O'Toole; Hal Peters; Diane Winters
Synopsis
Two men send Jonathan Jones and Kewpie out west to collect their earnings in a gold mine from Hal Peters . They collect the money easily, but after they accept a case to find a missing mine inspector; Peters suddenly is anxious for them to leave town.
Keywords
dream; gold mine; railroad

Birthstone Ring Given Away (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Gold Crown Spot Remover / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

New True-Love and Friendship Ring (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Empire Diamond Co. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

New Enlargement 3¢ Stamp (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Dean Studios / advertisement / 0.34 page (report information)

Here's the Kind of Man I Build! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Crash Kid
  2. 1. ["Ummm! Sniff! Ah!"]
    Hobo-Ken
  3. 2. The Case of the Color-Blind Confessions
    The Crash Kid
  4. 3. ["There's a fight at 14th and Clinker Streets!"]
    Officer O'Heck
  5. 4. Jonathan Gets His Man
    Crime Crusader
  6. 5. ["Clear the road for laffy-daffy thrills, folks..."]
    Hardy of Hillsdale High
  7. 6. ["Disguised as a mild-mannered dope..."]
    Mussel-Man
  8. 7. ["Long ago -- when Europe was divided into scores of warring kingdoms..."]
    Thunderbrand
  9. 8. ["I eats those things, Bud!"]
    Hank the Hero
  10. 9. The Crash Kid Crashes Through
    The Crash Kid
  11. 10. The Mystery of the Modern Midas
    The Crime Crusader
  12. 11. Birthstone Ring Given Away
    Gold Crown Spot Remover
  13. 12. New True-Love and Friendship Ring
    Empire Diamond Co.
  14. 13. New Enlargement 3¢ Stamp
    Dean Studios
  15. 14. Here's the Kind of Man I Build!
    Charles Atlas
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Del Gruber
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson