(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; Nina Albright; Gerald Altman
Inks
John Giunta; Nina Albright; 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 Altman
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
Nina Albright
Inks
Nina Albright
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Beau Brummel

Indexer Notes

Art is consistent with Albright’s signed Beau Brummel art from Atomic Bomb Comics #1 (1946), including how she draws women’s faces and the antihelix of the ear.

[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
August Froehlich
Inks
August Froehlich
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Art is consistent with Froehlich’s signed art from Headline Comics #14 (July 1945), including his long, round noses and how he draws the sideways “L” inside the ears. Previous indexer suggested Charles Voight.

[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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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
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Daniel Martinez
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig