Sparkler Comics #v5#7 (43)
(April 1945)

United Feature, 1941 Series
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Volume
5
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
?
Editing
?
Color
Full Color Covers
Paper Stock
Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Nancy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Nancy; Sluggo

Amazing Bargains Ladies' and Men's Rings (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Harem Co. (House of Rings) / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

"Boy! -- Have I got spring fever!" (Table of Contents: 2)

Nancy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ernie Bushmiller
Pencils
Ernie Bushmiller
Inks
Ernie Bushmiller
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Nancy; Sluggo; Rollo
Synopsis
Spring fever sequence; Anti-Noise sequence.
Reprints
  • from Nancy daily newspaper strips.

"Beat it! That grass skirt gives me hay fever!" (Table of Contents: 3)

Ella Cinders / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Councilman
Pencils
Charlie Plumb
Inks
Charlie Plumb
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two boys are fooled into assembling an "April Fool" sign.
Reprints
  • from Ella Cinders (United Features Syndicate) Sunday strip, with Chris Crusty topper.

"When Bill and Nell arrived at Ranger Headquarters..." (Table of Contents: 4)

Broncho Bill / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Harry O'Neill
Pencils
Harry O'Neill
Inks
Harry O'Neill
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Broncho Bill; Nell; Ted Thorne; Red Dillon (villain)
Synopsis
Red Dillon's gang captures Ranger Ted Thorne.
Reprints
  • from Broncho Bill (United Features Syndicate) newspaper strips.

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing story.

Yo Ho Ho for the Pinochle Pirates (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain and the Kids / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
R. Dirks
Pencils
R. Dirks
Inks
R. Dirks
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
The Captain; Mama; John Silver
Synopsis
The Captain is confined to a wheelchair with gout, but wants to go to John Silver's ship to play pinochle.
Reprints
  • From Captain and the Kids (United Features Syndicate) newspaper strips?

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing story.

"The Nazis sighted Bo-Bo as he descended in his parachute!" (Table of Contents: 6)

Race Riley / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Milburn Rosser
Pencils
Milburn Rosser
Inks
Milburn Rosser
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Bo-Bo Brannigan; Race Riley
Synopsis
Race Riley contacts the underground in Lyons and assumes the identity of Jean Peroit, complete with a wife.
Reprints
  • from Race Riley newspaper strip reprints.

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing story. The name "Jean Peroit" is re-lettered in the word balloons. The original strips likely used a different name.

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

Abbie an' Slats / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Raeburn Van Buren
Pencils
Raeburn Van Buren
Inks
Raeburn Van Buren
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Esther, Becky and Katie decide on a plan to help Barry Kent!
Genre
drama
Characters
Lola Lotus; Chick Gumbo; Barry Kent
Synopsis
Barry Kent takes Lola Lotus to an expensive night club.
Reprints
  • from Abbie and Slats (United Features Syndicate) newspaper strips.
Keywords
soap opera

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing story.

News Notes about Stamps (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Article about getting started collecting stamps. About 2/3 of each page consists of many small classified style ads about stamps and other products.

"The Spark Man, on detached duty in India, receives a code message..." (Table of Contents: 9)

Spark Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Methot
Pencils
R. Greenwood ?; Paul Berdanier ?
Inks
R. Greenwood ?; Paul Berdanier ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Spark Man; Sinsu
Synopsis
The Spark Man, on duty in India, receives a code message telling him to listen for "My Gal Sal". A native takes him to Sinsu, leader of the beggars of Apha, who has important papers for him to take to the intelligence officers in Bombay.

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing story. The character is referred to as Spark Man, but is dressed in a standard military dress uniform. Pencils and inks were credited by unknown original indexer to R. Greenwood. Credit line on strip says Paul Berdanier.

Sparkler Salutes (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Lt. Alex Vraciu; Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Castle
Synopsis
Stories of war heroes. Lt. Alex Vraciu, ace Naval fighter pilot in the Philippines, and Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Castle, who was killed in action when he stayed at the controls of his crippled B-17 Flying Fortress long enough to let his crew parachute to safety.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

El Bombo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bernard Dibble (signed Dib)
Pencils
Bernard Dibble (signed Dib)
Inks
Bernard Dibble (signed Dib)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Dibble

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mistra Bilty, I like to tell you a story!
Genre
humor
Characters
El Bombo; Mr. Biltybux; Hives the butler
Synopsis
Mr. Biltybux slips on a waxed floor and the blow to the head turns him into a miserly penny-pincher.

Indexer Notes

Part one of a continuing story.

"Warning Unheeded" (Table of Contents: 12)

Tarzan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Burne Hogarth (signed Hogarth)
Inks
Burne Hogarth (signed Hogarth)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tarzan
Synopsis
Tarzan takes a camel from Bedouins to cross the desert in quest of allies against Dagga Ramba.
Reprints
  • from Tarzan (United Features Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strips #555 (1941.10.26) to #559 (1941.11.23).

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing story.

"Hap and Holly discover Willi Stuka as he plans to make his get-away..." (Table of Contents: 13)

Hap Hopper Washington Correspondent / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Sparling ?
Inks
Jack Sparling ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Hap Hopper; Holly; Willi Stuka (villain)
Synopsis
After breaking up a spy ring, Hap is pursued by a little man who wants to talk to him.
Reprints
  • from Hap Hopper Washington Correspondent newspaper strips.

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing story.

"I see everything double!" (Table of Contents: 14)

Ella Cinders / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Councilman
Pencils
Charlie Plumb
Inks
Charlie Plumb
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Ella Cinders
Synopsis
Ella goes to a spa for treatment of double vision.
Reprints
  • from Ella Cinders (United Feature Syndicate) Sunday strip, includes topper panel Chris Crusty.

Amuse and Amaze Friends with the Library of Fun (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Fun Industries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Remove Ugly Blackheads or No Cost (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Ballco Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

33 Power Telescope Lens Kit (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Nancy
  2. 1. Amazing Bargains Ladies' and Men's Rings
    Harem Co. (House of Rings)
  3. 2. "Boy! -- Have I got spring fever!"
    Nancy
  4. 3. "Beat it! That grass skirt gives me hay fever!"
    Ella Cinders
  5. 4. "When Bill and Nell arrived at Ranger Headquarters..."
    Broncho Bill
  6. 5. Yo Ho Ho for the Pinochle Pirates
    Captain and the Kids
  7. 6. "The Nazis sighted Bo-Bo as he descended in his parachute!"
    Race Riley
  8. 7. ["Esther, Becky and Katie decide on a plan to help Barry Kent!"]
    Abbie an' Slats
  9. 8. News Notes about Stamps
  10. 9. "The Spark Man, on detached duty in India, receives a code message..."
    Spark Man
  11. 10. Sparkler Salutes
  12. 11. ["Mistra Bilty, I like to tell you a story!"]
    El Bombo
  13. 12. "Warning Unheeded"
    Tarzan
  14. 13. "Hap and Holly discover Willi Stuka as he plans to make his get-away..."
    Hap Hopper Washington Correspondent
  15. 14. "I see everything double!"
    Ella Cinders
  16. 15. Amuse and Amaze Friends with the Library of Fun
    Fun Industries
  17. 16. Remove Ugly Blackheads or No Cost
    Ballco Products
  18. 17. 33 Power Telescope Lens Kit
    Metro Publications
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • James Ludwig
  • Merlin Haas