(August 1946)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1946
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Continental Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Ray Willner; F.Z. Temerson (Managing Editor); Irving Solomon (Business Manager)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title for this issue is "CATMAN COMICS" with no hyphen.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Cat-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
L. B. Cole (signed)
Inks
L. B. Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Cat-Man [David Merrywether]; The Kitten [Katie Rose]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Cat-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch ?
Pencils
Max Elkan ?; Bob Fujitani ?
Inks
Max Elkan ?; Bob Fujitani ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With Dr. Macabre mortally wounded...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Cat-Man [Captain David Merrywether]; The Kitten [Katie Rose]; Melvin Jonas (fisheries expert); Captain Ridley (death); Dr. Macabre (villain); Lenore (villain, Dr. Macabre's daughter); Drake D'Arcy (villain)
Synopsis
Dr. Macabre gets wind of pearls being engineered in an oyster bed and plans to steal them, but Cat-Man and Kitten foil his plans. The last panel shows Dr. Macabre in a broken bathysphere in shark-infested waters. Is this his end?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cat-Man's true last name is spelled "Merryweather" in the story. Art and script identification by Mark Stratton original scanner. Bill Black has identified this story as being drawn by Max Elkan (December 2012). Cat-Man's next appearance is in Femforce #29 (AC, 1983 series). One more issue would confirm if Dr. Macabre really died, but the series ended.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Deacon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch?
Pencils
Frank Pagan (signed)
Inks
Frank Pagan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was sad that Langdon Hale's beloved wife was a permanent invalid!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Deacon; Mickey

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. Per Anthony Durrant (April 4, 2006): " In frames five, six, and seven of page seven, there are several errors: the Deacon's suit is green in frame five, and in frames six and seven, Mrs. Langdon Hughes's lines are in a voice balloon above the head of Wilma Childs/Miss Brighton, Mrs. Langdon Hughes's nurse. Apparently, the writer was going to have Wilma Childs elucidate the mystery, or at least say something, but at the last minute her dialogue was replaced with that of Mrs. Langdon Hughes, to show that Mrs. Hughes had recovered."

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

Golden Archer / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch?
Pencils
Maurice Whitman?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Into the very jaws of death
Genre
historical
Characters
Golden Archer

Indexer Notes

last appearance
script and art id by scanner Mark Stratton

Signed Up For Murder (Table of Contents: 4)

Detective Sam Tabor / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The 3 Vets / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Weis?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The war was ended and from all over the world
Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Art id by scanner Mark Stratton

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

Molly O'Moore and Scoop Scanlon / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch?
Pencils
Nina Albright?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Caught between a murder rap and a load of lead from gangster's guns
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Molly O'Moore; Scoop Scanlon
Synopsis
Scoop Scanlon and Molly O'Moore were rival reporters on different newspapers and competed for stories. In this issue their love for each other grew and they became a couple.

Indexer Notes

Indexer Lionel Grime does not believe this looks like Nina Albright's work as substantiated in Cat-man issue 28

Killer's Swap (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

[Ah! A customer! Come in!"] (Table of Contents: 8)

Mastermind M'Ginty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mastermind M'Ginty
Synopsis
Due to an inferiority complex McGinty helps a GHOST gain self-confidence. Well drawn and witty
Reprints

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

Little Leaders / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais (signed)
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Death is both referee and judge
Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Little Leaders

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership on bottom of page
next appearance in Americomics

[Death Strikes a Wrong Chord] (Table of Contents: 10)

Reckoner / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch?
Pencils
Bob Fujitani?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Reckoner; Chipper

Indexer Notes

art and script id by scanner Mark Stratton
last appearance

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Location in issue is unknown.

Statement Of Ownership: Continental Magazines, Inc.: Catman Comics #32, Oct, 1st, 1943. Publisher: Continental Magazines, Inc, 220 West 42nd Street, New York City. Distributor: P.D.C.
Editor: Ray Willner, 220 West 42nd Street, New York City. Managing Editor: F.Z. Temerson, 220 West 42nd Street, New York City. Business Manager: Irving Solomon, 220 West 42nd Street, New York City. Owners: F.Z. Temerson, 220 West 42nd Street, New York City, R.R. Hermann, 220 West 42nd Street, New York City, Esther Temerson, 220 West 42nd Street, New York City. Other bondholders: none. Notary: Anna Higgins, my commission expires Mar 30, 1946. Dated: 11th October 1945. Statement of Ownership data from Frank Motler (April 28, 2005).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Cat-Man
  2. 1. ["With Dr. Macabre mortally wounded..."]
    Cat-Man
  3. 2. ["It was sad that Langdon Hale's beloved wife was a permanent invalid!"]
    Deacon
  4. 3. ["Into the very jaws of death"]
    Golden Archer
  5. 4. Signed Up For Murder
    Detective Sam Tabor
  6. 5. ["The war was ended and from all over the world"]
    The 3 Vets
  7. 6. ["Caught between a murder rap and a load of lead from gangster's guns"]
    Molly O'Moore and Scoop Scanlon
  8. 7. Killer's Swap
  9. 8. [Ah! A customer! Come in!"]
    Mastermind M'Ginty
  10. 9. ["Death is both referee and judge"]
    Little Leaders
  11. 10. [Death Strikes a Wrong Chord]
    Reckoner
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
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