(April 1939)

Western, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1939-02-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Whitman Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Oskar Lebeck
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Additional information for this issue came from an index done by Doug Kendig for the apazine, APA-I (August 2004 mailing).

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 427666. Copyright given to Whitman Publishing Co.

Entire contents copyright 1936, 1937, 1938 by NEA, Inc.; 1937 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.; 1938 Publishers Syndicate, Inc.; 1939 by Stephen Slesinger, Inc.; 1939 Whitman Publishing Co. Printed in U. S. A. Distributed by American News Company.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Freckles and His Friends / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Merrill Blosser ?
Pencils
Merrill Blosser ?
Inks
Merrill Blosser ?
Colors
?
Letters
Merrill Blosser ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No he isn't carrying it for me.
Genre
teen
Characters
Freckles
Synopsis
Child stuck in tuba on the way to plumber.

Just for Fun! (Table of Contents: 1)

Wiseman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Includes indicia at bottom of the page.

Advertisement for books and toys ordering form from Wiseman of Racine, Wisconsin.

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

Dan Dunn Secret Operative 48 / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Norman Marsh
Pencils
Norman Marsh
Inks
Norman Marsh
Colors
?
Letters
Norman Marsh?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dan, this mystery is too much for me...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dan Dunn
Reprints

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

Red Ryder / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Harman
Pencils
Fred Harman
Inks
Fred Harman
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Harman ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With Little Beaver's help, Red Ryder prevents a stage hold up...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Red Ryder
Reprints
  • from Red Ryder Sunday (Newspaper Enterprise Association) 1939-XX-XX - 1939-XX-XX

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

Buck Jones / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Ernst
Inks
Ken Ernst
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lock Maze leader of the "Wolf Gang" plans to hold up the Frisco Express...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buck Jones
Reprints

Indexer Notes

New material, not a comic strip reprint

A Wisecrack for Crackajack (Table of Contents: 5)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Promotional advertisement calling for joke submissions to the magazine.

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

Time Marches Back with Looney Luke / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ole (signed)
Pencils
Ole (signed)
Inks
Ole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ole ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How does the place look, Hug?
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Looney Luke; Hug

Indexer Notes

New material, not a comic strip reprint.

Major Hoople in Gorilla Land (Table of Contents: 7)

Crackajack One Page Thrillers / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ? (illustration)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A sister of Major Hoople was visiting him at his boardinghouse.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Major Hoople

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

Myra North Special Nurse / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Thompson
Pencils
Charles Coll
Inks
Charles Coll
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Today we find Myra and Dr. Jason speeding back to the hospital...
Genre
medical
Characters
Myra North
Reprints
  • from Myra North daily (Newspaper Enterprise Association) 193X-XX-XX - 193X-XX-XX

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Freckles and His Friends / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Merrill Blosser
Pencils
Merrill Blosser
Inks
Merrill Blosser
Colors
?
Letters
Merrill Blosser ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mrs. Lampwick, the court wishes you to tell what you know about the character of the defendant!
Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Freckles McGoosey
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Boots / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Edgar Everett Martin
Pencils
Edgar Everett Martin
Inks
Edgar Everett Martin
Colors
?
Letters
Edgar Everett Martin ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
H'lo, Cora! Where's Boots?
Genre
drama; teen
Characters
Boots
Reprints
  • from Boots daily (NEA Service, Inc. [Newspaper Enterprise Association]) 1937-XX-XX - 1937-XX-XX
Keywords
soap opera

It's Ok with the Owls =; A Stowaway in His Own Scow = (Table of Contents: 11)

Major Hoople / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Gene Ahern
Pencils
Gene Ahern
Inks
Gene Ahern
Colors
?
Letters
Gene Ahern ?

Genre
humor
Characters
Major Amos B. Hoople
Reprints
  • from Our Boarding House daily (NEA Service, Inc. [Newspaper Enterprise Association]) 1937-02-10 - 1937-02-11 [Two panel dailies.]

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

Annibelle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Virginia Krausmann
Pencils
Virginia Krausmann
Inks
Virginia Krausmann
Colors
?
Letters
Virginia Krausmann ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think I'm falling in love with Freddie.
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Annibelle
Reprints
  • from Annibelle Sunday (NEA Service, Inc. [Newspaper Enterprise Association]) 1938-XX-XX ?
Keywords
soap opera

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

Speed Bolton Air - Ace / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alden McWilliams
Inks
Alden McWilliams
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Speed Bolton, operating an air line in South China, is hired by a strange Dr. Wu...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Speed Bolton
Synopsis
Speed Bolton's adventures in China.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

New material, not a comic strip reprint.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Nebbs / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Sol Hess (credited)
Pencils
Wally Carlson [as W. A. Carlson] (signed)
Inks
Wally Carlson [as W. A. Carlson] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on - stand up and fight like a man
Genre
humor; domestic
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Apple Mary and Dennie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Martha Orr
Pencils
Martha Orr
Inks
Martha Orr
Colors
?
Letters
Martha Orr ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the last stuff you'll charge here until you pay up.
Genre
drama
Characters
Apple Mary; Dennie
Reprints
  • from Apple Mary daily (Publishers Syndicate) 193X-XX-XX - 193X-XX-XX
Keywords
soap opera

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Clyde Beatty Daredevil Lion Trainer / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Lewin
Inks
Al Lewin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Grab him, officer!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Clyde Beatty
Reprints

Indexer Notes

New material, not a comic strip reprint.

Tom Mix and the Kidnappers of Cholla Wash (Table of Contents: 17)

Tom Mix / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Stevens
Pencils
Jim Stevens
Inks
Jim Stevens
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Stevens ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tom learns "Bull" Eadie and "Mitch" Wooten are trying to force Julius Fern...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tom Mix

Indexer Notes

New material, not a comic strip reprint.

Dan Dunn Trails the Fur Smugglers (Table of Contents: 18)

Crackajack One Page Thrillers / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ? (illustration)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have orders to get Bradley dead or alive chief.
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Dan Dunn

Myra North Files a Claim (Table of Contents: 19)

Crackajack One Page Thrillers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I want you to take this oil lease to Shawnee...
Genre
medical
Characters
Myra North
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Two illustrations in the text story

The Hold-Off; The Huntsman (Table of Contents: 20)

Talking Shop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
J. R. Williams
Pencils
J. R. Williams
Inks
J. R. Williams
Colors
?
Letters
J. R. Williams ?

Genre
drama
Characters
Willets
Reprints
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc. [Newspaper Enterprise Association]) 1938-10-01, 1938-10-07
Keywords
soap opera

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Flapper Fanny / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Sylvia Sneidman [as Sylvia]
Pencils
Sylvia Sneidman [as Sylvia]
Inks
Sylvia Sneidman [as Sylvia]
Colors
?
Letters
Sylvia Sneidman ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Didn't you check out that one last week, dear?; Turn it off!
Genre
humor
Characters
Fanny; Betty
Reprints
  • from Flapper Fanny daily (Newspaper Enterprise Association) 1937-07-21, 1937-08-10

Freckles Goes Trapping (Table of Contents: 22)

Crackajack One Page Thrillers / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Adventure had been ringing in the ears of Freckles McGoosey for many weeks.
Genre
teen
Characters
Freckles McGoosey

Indexer Notes

Contents two illustrations.

Ed Tracer "G" Man X 32 vs "The Piranha" Ghastly Killer (Table of Contents: 23)

Ed Tracer "G" Man X 32 / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
James Gary
Inks
James Gary
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Ed Tracer
Synopsis
Adventures of a 'G' Man.

Indexer Notes

New material, not comic strip reprints. Copyright listed as by Stephen Slesinger, Inc. N. Y. C.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Don Winslow of the Navy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Lieutenant Comander Frank V. Martinek
Pencils
Leon A. Beroth
Inks
Leon A. Beroth
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don and Red will drown like rats in the brig of the wrecked munitions ship unless -...
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Don Winslow; Red
Synopsis
Naval adventures of Don and his friend Red.
Reprints
  • from Don Winslow of the Navy Sunday (Bell Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-XX-XX - 1937-XX-XX

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Wash Tubbs / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane
Pencils
Roy Crane
Inks
Roy Crane
Colors
?
Letters
Roy Crane ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I aint even started sockin'
Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Captain Easy
Reprints

Airplane Models That Fly! (Table of Contents: 26)

Westcraft / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Advertisement for toy aircraft from Westcraft of Racine, Wisconsin.

Wow! The Years Biggest Bargain! (Table of Contents: 27)

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Advertisements for novelties for sale from Johnson Smith & Company of Detroit, Michigan.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["No he isn't carrying it for me."]
    Freckles and His Friends
  2. 1. Just for Fun!
    Wiseman
  3. 2. ["Dan, this mystery is too much for me..."]
    Dan Dunn Secret Operative 48
  4. 3. ["With Little Beaver's help, Red Ryder prevents a stage hold up..."]
    Red Ryder
  5. 4. ["Lock Maze leader of the "Wolf Gang" plans to hold up the Frisco Express..."]
    Buck Jones
  6. 5. A Wisecrack for Crackajack
  7. 6. ["How does the place look, Hug?"]
    Time Marches Back with Looney Luke
  8. 7. Major Hoople in Gorilla Land
    Crackajack One Page Thrillers
  9. 8. ["Today we find Myra and Dr. Jason speeding back to the hospital..."]
    Myra North Special Nurse
  10. 9. ["Mrs. Lampwick, the court wishes you to tell what you know about the character of the defendant!"]
    Freckles and His Friends
  11. 10. ["H'lo, Cora! Where's Boots?"]
    Boots
  12. 11. It's Ok with the Owls =; A Stowaway in His Own Scow =
    Major Hoople
  13. 12. ["I think I'm falling in love with Freddie."]
    Annibelle
  14. 13. ["Speed Bolton, operating an air line in South China, is hired by a strange Dr. Wu..."]
    Speed Bolton Air - Ace
  15. 14. ["Come on - stand up and fight like a man"]
    The Nebbs
  16. 15. ["This is the last stuff you'll charge here until you pay up."]
    Apple Mary and Dennie
  17. 16. ["Grab him, officer!"]
    Clyde Beatty Daredevil Lion Trainer
  18. 17. Tom Mix and the Kidnappers of Cholla Wash
    Tom Mix
  19. 18. Dan Dunn Trails the Fur Smugglers
    Crackajack One Page Thrillers
  20. 19. Myra North Files a Claim
    Crackajack One Page Thrillers
  21. 20. The Hold-Off; The Huntsman
    Talking Shop
  22. 21. ["Didn't you check out that one last week, dear?; Turn it off!"]
    Flapper Fanny
  23. 22. Freckles Goes Trapping
    Crackajack One Page Thrillers
  24. 23. Ed Tracer "G" Man X 32 vs "The Piranha" Ghastly Killer
    Ed Tracer "G" Man X 32
  25. 24. ["Don and Red will drown like rats in the brig of the wrecked munitions ship unless -..."]
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  26. 25. ["I aint even started sockin'"]
    Wash Tubbs
  27. 26. Airplane Models That Fly!
    Westcraft
  28. 27. Wow! The Years Biggest Bargain!
    Johnson Smith & Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Clint Maxwell
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