(April 1946)

Charlton, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
The Frank Publishing Company
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia states "Yellowjacket Comics, published bi-monthly by THE FRANK PUBLISHING COMPANY. Vol. 1, No. 9, April 1945. Office of publication, 49 Hawkins Street, Derby, Conn." Credits for issue from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Indexed from a scanned copy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Yellowjacket / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
Leo Bachle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yellowjacket; Diane Carter
Reprints

Get Strong! Have Muscles of Steel (Table of Contents: 1)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Ad for Whitely Gym from Muscle Power Co. in New York.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Also includes indicia.

The Adventure of the Man with the Scar! (Table of Contents: 2)

Yellowjacket / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
Leo Bachle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yellowjacket [Vince Harley]; Monte Lewis; Guy Wentworth; Diane Carter
Synopsis
Yellowjacket investigates the collapse of an apartment building under construction and finds it's due to a construction company mixing shoddy mortar to collect on insurance.

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

Diana the Huntress / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Burton Geller (signed)
Pencils
Burton Geller (signed)
Inks
Burton Geller (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Diana the Huntress Battles Gordius the Titan...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Diana the Huntress; Gordius; Zeus; Mercury; Pandora
Synopsis
Gordius the Titan steals Pandora's Box to help him destroy the world.

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

King of the Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harold Delay
Inks
Harold Delay
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Danny... King of the Beasts... leads a hunting expedition into the gloomy depths...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Danny King; Ed; Kogi
Synopsis
Danny heads into the jungle to get some lions for his circus act but finds white men trying to steal rubies instead.

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Buzzin' of the Bees (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Bees teach the reader about Morse code.

Indexer Notes

Centerspread of issue.

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

Famous Tales of Terror / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Mandel (signed as gam)
Pencils
Alan Mandel (signed as gam)
Inks
Alan Mandel (signed as gam)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Greed and the lust for wealth have destroyed men --
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch (host)
Synopsis
The Old Witch introduces a story about four westerners trying to steal from a temple in Tibet but meeting their dooms.

Indexer Notes

Current best guess is that GAM is George and Alan Mandel.

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

Bee Stings / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Burton Gellar [as Burton]
Inks
Burton Gellar [as Burton]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Looks like the darn roof is leakin' agin, maw!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Five gag cartoons.

Hotel Holdup (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
George Hobson
Reprints

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

Cap'n Grim / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alan Mandel (signed as AM)
Inks
Alan Mandel (signed as AM)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Grim, the harbor pilot, recalls an adventure in which four men lose their lives, and a fortune floats away on the icy waters of the North Pacific!
Genre
adventure; horror-suspense
Characters
Captain Grim
Synopsis
Captain Grim tells the story of when he was younger and four whalers died in the pursuit of ambergris.

Indexer Notes

Art credits suggested by Bails' Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Filipino Kid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's another! If we can't get paper for the printing press...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Filipino Kid; Chicago Joe
Synopsis
The Filipono Kid and Chicago Joe team up to get some paper off a boat near Manilla.

Indexer Notes

Art id by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Be a Movie Producer! Technicolor Comicscope (Table of Contents: 11)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Ugly Blackheads Out in Seconds (Table of Contents: 12)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

On back cover of comic.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Yellowjacket
  2. 1. Get Strong! Have Muscles of Steel
  3. 2. The Adventure of the Man with the Scar!
    Yellowjacket
  4. 3. ["Diana the Huntress Battles Gordius the Titan..."]
    Diana the Huntress
  5. 4. ["When Danny... King of the Beasts... leads a hunting expedition into the gloomy depths..."]
    King of the Beasts
  6. 5. Buzzin' of the Bees
  7. 6. ["Greed and the lust for wealth have destroyed men --"]
    Famous Tales of Terror
  8. 7. ["Looks like the darn roof is leakin' agin, maw!"]
    Bee Stings
  9. 8. Hotel Holdup
  10. 9. ["Captain Grim, the harbor pilot, recalls an adventure in which four men lose their lives, and a fortune floats away on the icy waters of the North Pacific!"]
    Cap'n Grim
  11. 10. ["Here's another! If we can't get paper for the printing press..."]
    Filipino Kid
  12. 11. Be a Movie Producer! Technicolor Comicscope
  13. 12. Ugly Blackheads Out in Seconds
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