(February 1946)

Spark Publications, 1946 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Ken Crossen
Editing:
Joseph Greene (listed in indicia)

Issue Notes

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


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Atoman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Atoman [Barry Dale]
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
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson ?; Mort Meskin ?; George Roussos ?
Colors:
George Roussos
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)
Inks:
Mort Meskin ?
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:
Lawrence Vert
Letters:
typeset

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 Lev
Inks:
Marv Lev ?
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:
JCA [Jason Comic Art] (signed)
Inks:
JCA [Jason Comic Art] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Title and art credits per Shawn Fuller, December 2008.

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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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