(April-May 1945)

Rural Home, 1945 Series
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Rural Home Publishing Co.
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indicia on all known copies is blacked out and replaced with:
420 Desoto Ave, St. Louis Missouri. Dated Fall 1945. Issue Number appears on cover only.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
L. B. Cole (signed)
Inks
L. B. Cole (signed)
Colors
L. B. Cole ?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Satan cover

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

American Ranger Glowlight / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Black Raider / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils
Maurice Del Bourgo [as del] (signed)
Inks
Maurice Del Bourgo [as del] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here is the most unusual character in detective fiction
Genre
adventure; crime; war
Characters
Black Raider [Gordon Summers] (Army Ranger); Harold "Red" Crandall (Army Ranger); jewelry store owner (death); unnamed Chief of Police; Jake Dugger (villain); Harry Malone (villain); Ben Rainer (villain, pawnshop owner, fence); the Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis
After being wounded during the D-Day invasion, Gordon and Red are discharged from the military only to return home and fight a war against crime. Gordon adopts the secret disguise as a masked adventurer, who seeks to put two notorious robbers behind bars.
Keywords
D-Day

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in Power Comics (Narrative, 1945 series) #3.

The Raider is a masked adventurer, not a superhero.

The last panel of the story asks readers if they would like to join the Black Raider's Crime-Fighting Battalion.

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

Chin Chop / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Inks
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chin Chop on trail!
Genre
humor
Characters
Chin Chop; Momma; Poppa
Synopsis
Chin Chop tries to find a job as a detective.

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in Power Comics (1945 series, Narrative Comics) #3

Avalanche (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No man's foot has trodden the great waste for generations.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jake; Spots
Synopsis
Jake finds gold and his partner, Spots, kills him to stake the claim for himself.
Keywords
gold

Treachery, Inc. (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jack Houston stopped briefly under a street lamp to look at his watch.
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jack Houston; Ralph Carson; George Manther
Synopsis
A stranger hands Jack a bagful of uncut diamonds as they pass each other on the street. Astonished by the situation, Jack contacts his friend, detective Ralph Carson, and they set off to discover the mystery of the diamonds.
Keywords
diamonds

The Collector (Table of Contents: 6)

Shroud / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Whitman ?
Inks
Maurice Whitman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Patrolman Riordan was no philosopher - just a plain cop!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Shroud; Gus Gorilla; Hanson Riordan [The Collector]; General Yamamoto
Synopsis
When Patrolman Riordan is killed while saving another man's life, the forces of heaven grant him a return to Earth as a collector of souls.
Keywords
Metropole City; Sands of Time Department

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

Merlin the Boy Magician / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk ?
Pencils
Leo Morey
Inks
Leo Morey
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Merlin is the world's greatest magician!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Merlin; Duke Deval; Commissioner Trask
Synopsis
Duke and his gang rob the spectators at Merlin's latest show and kill the night watchman. After the murder and robbery, Merlin volunteers to trap Duke for the police department.

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in Power Comics (Narrative, 1944 series) #3
Credits from Jerry Bails.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["For every real American boy and girl!"]
    American Ranger Glowlight
  3. 2. ["Here is the most unusual character in detective fiction"]
    Black Raider
  4. 3. ["Chin Chop on trail!"]
    Chin Chop
  5. 4. Avalanche
  6. 5. Treachery, Inc.
  7. 6. The Collector
    Shroud
  8. 7. ["Merlin is the world's greatest magician!"]
    Merlin the Boy Magician
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • James Ludwig
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