(December 1945)

Four Star Publications, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Four Star Publications
Brand
A Four-Star Publication
Editing
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Cobra / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Cobra [Jim Hornsby]

Indexer Notes

Black Cobra on cover, not in interior

The Sky Pirates (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Flight / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Stearns] (signed)
Pencils
Alex Blum ? [as Frank Stearns] (signed)
Inks
Alex Blum ? [as Frank Stearns] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Captain Flight; Gwen Donalds (intelligence agent); Sky Pirates
Synopsis
Captain Flight's newest assignment is to wipe out a swarm of Japanese sky pirates somewhere on a jungle island.

Indexer Notes

"last appearance, except for next issue's story behind the cover".
Faces have some similarity to the Blum credited Shark Brody story in Fight Comics #38.
Frank Stearns is merely a by-line used on the feature and is not a real person.

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

Secret Agent 2B-3 / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Anders (signed)
Inks
Al Anders
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the dying embers of the Nazi blood crusade...
Genre
spy; war
Characters
Agent 2B-3; Admiral Sir James Dunwoodie; Captain Raleigh; Commander Mason (Nazi agent) Hawkins; von Hoff (Nazi)
Synopsis
Agent 2B-3 is assigned to stop a plot to blow up the Suez Canal.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

Red Rocket / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rocket ships bearing representatives of all the world's nations...
Genre
superhero; science fiction
Characters
Red Rocket [Rod Page]
Synopsis
Nazania is preparing to invade its neighbour, Slovokia.

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

Professor McScrewy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If I had six potatoes for five people, how could I divide them?
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Zaan of the Jungle / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Zaan, who won fame in America, as a heavyweight boxer...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Zaan; his father; managers; Murphy (boxer)
Synopsis
Crooked boxing managers make tempting offers to get Zaan back in the ring.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

Dash Dillies / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
M. Gerrin (signed)
Pencils
M. Gerrin (signed)
Inks
M. Gerrin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Pokerface- take a letter!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Four one-panel gag cartoons.
Reprints

Special Delivery Death Warrant (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Don Somers
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Rock Raymond / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain in the Earth's interplanetary traffic system...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rock Raymond; Queen Merca; King Murda; Arco (lobsterman); Deko (lobsterman)
Synopsis
Queen Merca has been kidnapped by strange creatures and Rock Raymond sets out to find her.

Indexer Notes

last appearance
Many of the faces and some movement point to Kiefer as a very probable penciler.

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

Deep-Sea Dawson / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mystery in the government service...
Genre
spy
Characters
Deep Sea Dawson (agent); Battler (trained seal); Toni Scarbo (villain)
Synopsis
Trusted government agents disappear suddenly, no one knows where.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Homicide Hits the Headlines (Table of Contents: 10)

Ace Reynolds / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gus Ricca
Inks
Gus Ricca
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Ace Reynolds (reporter); Lefty McGovern; Willie the Ox; Hilda
Synopsis
Ace is after a man first on the F.B.I wanted list, Willie the Ox

Indexer Notes

last appearance
Faces with broad jawbones must be Ricca.

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

Captain Dash / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Frank Stearns] (byline)
Pencils
Alex Blum ? [as Frank Stearns] (byline)
Inks
Alex Blum ? [as Frank Stearns] (byline)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a bungalow in Kabul, Captain Dash is interrupted...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Dash [Captain Flight]; Lord Jordan; Crown Prince Bara
Synopsis
Crown Prince Bara has disappeared in India, and the government requests help from Captain Dash to find him.

Indexer Notes

This is a re-lettered Captain Flight story. The last page is not re-lettered and refers to the character as Captain Flight.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Cobra
  2. 1. The Sky Pirates
    Captain Flight
  3. 2. ["From the dying embers of the Nazi blood crusade..."]
    Secret Agent 2B-3
  4. 3. ["Rocket ships bearing representatives of all the world's nations..."]
    Red Rocket
  5. 4. ["If I had six potatoes for five people, how could I divide them?"]
    Professor McScrewy
  6. 5. ["Zaan, who won fame in America, as a heavyweight boxer..."]
    Zaan of the Jungle
  7. 6. ["Miss Pokerface- take a letter!"]
    Dash Dillies
  8. 7. Special Delivery Death Warrant
  9. 8. ["Captain in the Earth's interplanetary traffic system..."]
    Rock Raymond
  10. 9. ["Mystery in the government service..."]
    Deep-Sea Dawson
  11. 10. Homicide Hits the Headlines
    Ace Reynolds
  12. 11. ["In a bungalow in Kabul, Captain Dash is interrupted..."]
    Captain Dash
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