(Winter 1945)

Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Special Action Comics, Inc.
Editing
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[Thrill Packed Action stories] (Table of Contents)

Duke of Darkness; Beau Brummel; King O'Leary / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Giunta; Gerald Altman; ?
Inks
John Giunta; Gerald Altman; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Duke of Darkness; Beau Brummel; King O'Leary

Murder in the Numbers Racket!! (Table of Contents: 1)

King O'Leary / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald Altman
Inks
Gerald Alman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
King O'Leary (a crime-fighting reporter)

Indexer Notes

First line: "Many a ruthless killer and cunning racketeer..."

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

Anybody's Guess / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Strange law of gravity...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A "Believe It or Not" type of page.

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

Duke of Darkness / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
John Giunta [as Jay Gee] (signed)
Inks
John Giunta [as Jay Gee] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When horrible dreams come to life...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Duke of Darkness; P. G. Banks; Mr. Slumber (villain)
Synopsis
The Duke must battle Mr. Slumber, who has come back from the dead to give nightmares to a man who is, in life, mean and ruthless.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Looks like this story could have inspired Steve Ditko on Doctor Strange and the villain Nightmare. Reprint info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 10-25-08. Gerona is thought to be surrogate of Rural Home whose work was produced by the Sangor Studio. Richard Hughes was the director/writer for Sangor during this time. This Duke story reads like Hughes and Hughes character Nemesis could be based on him. http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=25367

The World's Greatest Store (Table of Contents: 4)

Beau Brummel / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Beau Brummel

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

The Menace / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Ferstadt
Inks
Lou Ferstadt
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When someone makes wild statements - and they come true...watch out!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
The Menace

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

The Magnificent Epod / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Autust Froelich?; Charles Voight?
Inks
Autust Froelich?; Charles Voight?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Epod, lone survivor of lost Atlantis, is having a little trouble coping...
Genre
humor
Characters
Epod

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

Whippet Wilkins / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Pross?
Pencils
Al Pross [as Pross] (signed)
Inks
Al Pross [as Pross] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hate to spend my last twenty cents...
Genre
humor
Characters
Whippet Wilkens

Indexer Notes

Al Pross signs his name with a line that goes from the final s, which makes his name appear to be Prossy in this comic.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Thrill Packed Action stories]
    Duke of Darkness; Beau Brummel; King O'Leary
  2. 1. Murder in the Numbers Racket!!
    King O'Leary
  3. 2. ["Strange law of gravity..."]
    Anybody's Guess
  4. 3. ["When horrible dreams come to life..."]
    Duke of Darkness
  5. 4. The World's Greatest Store
    Beau Brummel
  6. 5. ["When someone makes wild statements - and they come true...watch out!"]
    The Menace
  7. 6. ["Epod, lone survivor of lost Atlantis, is having a little trouble coping..."]
    The Magnificent Epod
  8. 7. ["I hate to spend my last twenty cents..."]
    Whippet Wilkins
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig