Headline Comics #v2#8 (20)
(July-August 1946)

Prize, 1943 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
American Boys' Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Prize Publication
Editing
Samuel Bierman

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Junior Rangers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Junior Rangers

Swamp-Rat Killer (Table of Contents: 1)

Junior Rangers / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reckon the lads are on this train, sheriff!
Characters
Junior Rangers

Indexer Notes

Art is consistent with Kane’s Wildcat art signed under “Gil Stack” from Sensation Comics #70-72 (1947), including his tall and burly characters with lanky arms and the antihelix of the ear drawn as a crescent shape. Previous indexer tentatively credited Henry Kiefer.

The Affair of the Bogus Bills (Table of Contents: 2)

Carrot Topp / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Weiss ?
Inks
Morris Weiss ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm a failure - - - that's what!
Characters
Carrot Topp

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

Picture Queries! / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

A Prize Publication (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Great Plane Robbery (Table of Contents: 5)

Buck Saunders / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, here we are in the wild west where men are men
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Buck Saunders

Beast of Prey (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Clem Colbert
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The lush green jungles of Venezuela have been slowly pushed back, but on against the stubborn resistance of Nature at her wildest.
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jose Amorta (chief of detectives)

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

Copy Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shunted into temporary exile by a cynical editor...
Genre
crime; teen
Characters
Rudy Rawls [Copy Boy] (last appearance)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Atomic Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane [as Bekay] (signed)
Inks
Bernie Krigstein [as Bekay] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An assassin's bullet strikes down a leading Latin-American liberal...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Atomic Man [Adam Mann]; Dr. Mendez; Dr. Fletcher; Group of Fascists [Ramon; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
A group of Fascists in a South American town seriously wound a doctor who, they believe, is selling them out to the Americans. Atomic Man stops an assault on a power plant providing the power to the hospital where Dr. Mendez is being operated on.
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Indexer Notes

Kane pencil and Krigstein ink credits per Frank Motler via the Comic Book Historians Facebook page (21 December 2020).

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Junior Rangers
  2. 1. Swamp-Rat Killer
    Junior Rangers
  3. 2. The Affair of the Bogus Bills
    Carrot Topp
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Picture Queries!
  5. 4. A Prize Publication
  6. 5. The Great Plane Robbery
    Buck Saunders
  7. 6. Beast of Prey
  8. 7. ["Shunted into temporary exile by a cynical editor..."]
    Copy Boy
  9. 8. ["An assassin's bullet strikes down a leading Latin-American liberal..."]
    Atomic Man
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