(February 1944)

Holyoke, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Holyoke Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Phillip Steinberg ?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Published monthly by Holyoke Publishing Inc. 1 Appleton ST. Holoyoke, MA. Editorial and Executive Offices 52 Vanderbilt Ave, New York City. Entered as Second class matter at the post office at Holyoke, MA. Copyright 1942 by Holyoke Publishing Co., Inc.

Last Holyoke issue. Series returns to Fox with issue #31.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett]
Keywords
jeeps; Me-163 Komet; Wehrmacht; World War II

[Spider Joe] (Table of Contents: 1)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alan Mandel ?
Inks
Alan Mandel ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett]; Tina; Spider Joe (villain); Lothar Mueller (villain)
Synopsis
While on leave from Military Intelligence, Dan helps the Chicago police with a Nazi-related case.

Indexer Notes

Beetle wears red trunks and a skin-tight shirt. No tunic. No Spunky in this issue.

[Bean Shooter] (Table of Contents: 2)

Petey and Pop / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Weiss [as Swis]
Inks
Morris Weiss
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Petey (intro); Pop (intro)

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in Sparkling Stars #1 (Holyoke)

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

Magic Tricks for Young and Old / activity / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sidney Lazarus (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pleased to meet me. I'm Professor Presto!
Characters
Professor Presto; Stoogie
Keywords
magic

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in Sparkling Stars #2 (Fox). The credit says "By Sidney Lazarus and Vance Service"

The Case of the Escaped Suspect! (Table of Contents: 4)

Durrand Draw / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Montgomery Mulford (signed)
Pencils
George Tukel (signed)
Inks
George Tukel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Durrand Draw

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in Sparkling Stars #1 (Holyoke)

Will You Also Fly Soon? (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

F.B.I. and War Sabotage (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

There are several photographs interspersed with comic art.

The last page details an arrest of German saboteurs who landed on Long Island New York on June 13, 1942, and the Coastguardsman who sounded the alarm that led to their capture. It includes photos of the eight saboteurs and a drawing of the Coastguardsman (John C. Cullen).

Hiram Was His Name (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Kane
Pencils
Bob Kane [as Heck (credited)]
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Hiram Hick; Edgar
Reprints

The Night Club Mystery (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tukel
Inks
George Tukel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime

American Boys and Girls (Table of Contents: 9)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Willner
Inks
Ray Willner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Uncle Sam
Synopsis
Every scrap of paper counts!

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

Ali Baba / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Loeb (signed)
Pencils
Ray Willner ?
Inks
Ray Willner ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Trapped in a tub of quick drying cement
Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ali Baba; 'Erbert; Bomb

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in Sparkling Stars #1 (Holyoke)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Drop Towers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Forre
Pencils
Robert Webster
Inks
Robert Webster
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a hidden Malayan temple, Drop Towers encounters an abduction ring.
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Drop Towers

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[Was Captain KIdd A Sissy] (Table of Contents: 12)

Unsolved Mysteries / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Boxie Weaver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ink Higgins (signed)
Pencils
Morris Weiss
Inks
Morris Weiss
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There it is folks-- a right haymaker to Al Keane's chin
Genre
sports
Characters
Boxie Weaver

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in Sparkling Stars #1 (Holyoke)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. [Spider Joe]
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [Bean Shooter]
    Petey and Pop
  4. 3. ["Pleased to meet me. I'm Professor Presto!"]
    Magic Tricks for Young and Old
  5. 4. The Case of the Escaped Suspect!
    Durrand Draw
  6. 5. Will You Also Fly Soon?
  7. 6. F.B.I. and War Sabotage
  8. 7. Hiram Was His Name
  9. 8. The Night Club Mystery
  10. 9. American Boys and Girls
  11. 10. ["Trapped in a tub of quick drying cement"]
    Ali Baba
  12. 11. ["In a hidden Malayan temple, Drop Towers encounters an abduction ring."]
    Drop Towers
  13. 12. [Was Captain KIdd A Sissy]
    Unsolved Mysteries
  14. 13. ["There it is folks-- a right haymaker to Al Keane's chin"]
    Boxie Weaver
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Clint Maxwell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Andrews
  • Gary L. Watson