(Winter 1945)

Fox, 1945 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1945-09-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc.
Editing
Victor Fox

Issue Notes

On-sale date is publication date in Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1946-1947 Periodicals, page 333

Rocket Kelly in Horses of Doom (Table of Contents)

Rocket Kelly / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
E. C. Stoner
Inks
E. C. Stoner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rocket Kelly; Sue; Punchy

Indexer Notes

Art identification based on Stoner’s signed covers for The Funnies #56 (June, 1941) and Rocket Kelly #5 (October, 1946). Similarities include protagonists with big dimples and wide smiles showing teeth, and women with long hair that rolls up at the bottom. The rocket drawn on Rocket Kelly #5 is also consistent with how the rocket is drawn on this issue’s cover.

Do You Want Longer Hair? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Horses of Doom (Table of Contents: 2)

Rocket Kelly / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ted Small]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Professor Venom (Introduction, Death); Rocket Kelly; Punchy; Sue; Professor Lee; Dr. Lake
Synopsis
The Switsonia Insitute is offering a prize for a "unique trophy of historical interest." Rocket agrees to fly Professor Lee and Dr. Drake to Africa and Asia as they search for a trophy. Rocket discovers each man received a message about "the original Trojan Horse of antiquity!" Two Trojan Horses are found and returned to the institute. Evil Professor Venom has planted bombs in them to destroy his scientific rivals, but Rocket dumps the horses in the ocean and Venom has a heart attack.

The Mars Mystery (Table of Contents: 3)

Rocket Kelly / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ted Small]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Professor Mogul (Introduction, villain); Rocket Kelly; Professor Kelly (Rocket's father); Sue; Punchy; Ono
Synopsis
Rocket's father sends Rocket, Sue and Punchy to Mars to investigate strange explosions. They discover the Robot King is making war on the inhabitants of Mars. Since it's "a robot law that the ruler must always accept a challenge to his kingship," Rocket challenges and defeats the Robot King, freeing the Martians. But the Robot King escapes in his spaceship with Sue and Punchy as hostages. Rocket rescues his friends and exposes Professor Mogul as the Robot King, who was using "Mars as an experimental laboratory before attempting to subjugate the Earth!"

The Fizz That Fizzled (Table of Contents: 4)

Pussy Katnip / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Len Short (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pussy Katnip; George; Boss; Mugsy
Synopsis
Pussy Katnip, "famous entrepreneur," asks her dog friend George to ride her horse Buckaroo in a charity race. However, Swayback, the horse owned by criminal bulldog Boss, wins the race. Pussy discovers this was because Boss stole her Katnip Fizz and fed it to his horse. Boss is arrested and Pussy's horse is declared the winner.

Indexer Notes

Buckaroo is also spelled "Buckeroo" in one panel.

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

Imagine That / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thomas Gainsborough painted...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A "Ripley's Believe it or Not"-type page.

The Snowball (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Howe
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Last name of credit is difficult to read.

The Eerie Plot (Table of Contents: 7)

Puppeteer / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alec Hope (credited)
Inks
E. C. Stoner ?
Colors
E.C. Stoner ?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor Eerie (Introduction, villain); Puppeteer [Alan Hale]; Great Santos; Amos Gates; Ann Gates; The Toad; Pop Smith
Synopsis
Alan becomes the Puppeteer by playing "the mighty notes" on an organ. He and his talking bird sidekick Raven spring into action when Professor Eerie escapes from prison to get revenge on the people who sent him to jail: violinist Great Santos, writer Amos Gates and his daughter Ann. Eerie hypnotises them all, plus the Puppeteer and hides them in a traveling wax museum. Raven helps save the Puppeteer and the criminal mastermind is captured.

Indexer Notes

Raven appears to be a bald eagle despite his name (and he's also called a "crow" by the police).

Hand of Fate (Table of Contents: 8)

Rocket Kelly / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ted Small]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Verko (Introduction, villain); Rocket Kelly; Professor Kelly; Sue; Punchy; Slime
Synopsis
Criminal Verko hijacks Rocket's ship and steals some experimental bombs created by Rocket's father. Rocket rescues his father, Sue and Punchy. Verko and his sidekick Slime bail out but are killed by the exploding bombs.

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

Percy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Frost (credited)
Pencils
Tom Frost (credited)
Inks
Tom Frost (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, I guess I was lucky to rent even this house...
Genre
humor
Characters
Percy
Synopsis
Percy rents a house and tries to play cards with ghosts who are afraid of him.

New Enlargement (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Genuine Photo Master Candid Camera (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Do You Know What Magazine I Read? (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Captain Marvel; Mechanix Illustrated / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Rocket Kelly in Horses of Doom
    Rocket Kelly
  2. 1. Do You Want Longer Hair?
  3. 2. Horses of Doom
    Rocket Kelly
  4. 3. The Mars Mystery
    Rocket Kelly
  5. 4. The Fizz That Fizzled
    Pussy Katnip
  6. 5. ["Thomas Gainsborough painted..."]
    Imagine That
  7. 6. The Snowball
  8. 7. The Eerie Plot
    Puppeteer
  9. 8. Hand of Fate
    Rocket Kelly
  10. 9. ["Well, I guess I was lucky to rent even this house..."]
    Percy
  11. 10. New Enlargement
  12. 11. Genuine Photo Master Candid Camera
  13. 12. Do You Know What Magazine I Read?
    Captain Marvel; Mechanix Illustrated
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