(February 1946)

Spark Publications, 1946 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1945-12-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Ken Crossen
Editing
Joseph Greene (listed in indicia); Ken Crossen (publisher)

Issue Notes

Indicia doesn't mention Spark, but states "published" and "copyrighted" by Ken Crossen.

On sale date and volume number from the publication date and volume number reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1945, New Series, Volume 40, Number 4. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B 703755.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Atoman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Robinson (signed) (see notes)
Inks
Jerry Robinson ? (see notes); Mort Meskin ? (see notes)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Atoman [Barry Dale]
Reprints
Keywords
atomic bomb

Indexer Notes

Cover artist correction from Chance Fiveash on 31 August 2004 (was previously Mort Meskin). Signed by Robinson but inks thoughout appear to be by Meskin.

[The Making of The Mightiest Man!] (Table of Contents: 1)

Atoman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Crossen (see notes)
Pencils
Jerry Robinson (see notes)
Inks
Jerry Robinson ? (see notes); Mort Meskin ? (see notes); George Roussos ? (see notes)
Colors
George Roussos (see notes)
Letters
Rhoda Lewis

Genre
superhero
Characters
Atoman [Barry Dale] (introduction, origin); Dr. Carnet (Atomic Institute scientist, introduction); Kramer (security guard at Atomic Institute, introduction); Zelda James (Atomic Institute employee, introduction); Mr. Twist (villain, introduction, death); Twist's henchmen [Fingers; rest unnamed] (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis
A committee meeting is held in the Atomic Institute to discuss ways that atomic power can be used constructively in aiding mankind, while, at the same time, a Mr. Twist and his henchmen have thoroughly investigated each committee member. Deciding that Barry Dale is a likely weak point, they decide to obtain the secret of atomic power from him and they kidnap him. Barry soon discovers that he is radioactive and assumes the identity of Atoman to battle Twist and his gang.
Reprints
Keywords
Atomic Institute

Indexer Notes

Artist correction by Chance Fiveash on 31 August 2004 (was previously Mort Meskin).

Script credit per Anthony Tollin, December 2008.

Story title from Shawn Fuller, December 2008.

Colorist credit by Craig Delich. Doubt seriously if Roussos inked the story.

Letterer credit confirmed by Craig Delich.

The Man Who Never Laughed! (Table of Contents: 2)

Kid Crusaders / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin (as Morton Meskin) (signed) (see notes)
Inks
Mort Meskin ? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title and art credits from Shawn Fuller, December 2008.

Efficiency (?) Expert (Table of Contents: 3)

The Great Gimmick / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Sequence added per Shawn Fuller, December 2008.

The Tiger Changes His Stripes (Table of Contents: 4)

Wild Bill Hickock / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Loosely based on the life of Wild Bill Hickock. Title per Shawn Fuller, December 2008.

The Last Assignment (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joseph Greene (as Lawrence Vert)
Letters
typeset

Genre
drama
Synopsis
Story about race relations in the US at the tail end of World War II.

Indexer Notes

Sequence added per Shawn Fuller, December 2008.

Education in Crime! (Table of Contents: 6)

District Attorney / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marv Levy
Inks
Marv Levy ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

Title and art credits per Shawn Fuller, December 2008.

The Mystery of the Missing Millionaires! (Table of Contents: 7)

Marvin the Great / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jason Comic Art (signed as JCA)
Inks
Jason Comic Art (signed as JCA)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title and art credits per Shawn Fuller, December 2008.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Atoman
  2. 1. [The Making of The Mightiest Man!]
    Atoman
  3. 2. The Man Who Never Laughed!
    Kid Crusaders
  4. 3. Efficiency (?) Expert
    The Great Gimmick
  5. 4. The Tiger Changes His Stripes
    Wild Bill Hickock
  6. 5. The Last Assignment
  7. 6. Education in Crime!
    District Attorney
  8. 7. The Mystery of the Missing Millionaires!
    Marvin the Great
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