Big Shot #70
(October 1946)

Columbia, 1943 Series
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Volume
7
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly except June and December
On-sale Date
1946-08-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Columbia Comic Corporation
Editing
Thomas DeAngelo (Managing Editor); Mart Bailey (Art Editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Joe Palooka; Brass Knuckles; Sparky Watts / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wotta Man!
Genre
humor
Characters
Joe Palooka; Sparky Watts; Brass Knuckles; Slaphappy

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

Joe Palooka / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher
Pencils
Ham Fisher
Inks
Ham Fisher
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm a witnuss.
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Joe Palooka; Judge Pattison; Gene Tunney; Col. Abe Green; Jack Dempsey; Billy Conn; Jim Braddock; Gen. Phelan; Col. Kilpatrick; Mike Jacobs; Bill Brown; Col. Harvey Miller; Knobby Walsh; Jess Willard; Miss Wenda Brader; Ann
Synopsis
Four unrelated stories: Joe Palooka testifies in a court case. Palooka attends a Boxing Commission dinner. Palooka is introduced to a Hollywood actress. Ann thinks that Joe and Knobby are speaking a foreign language while conversing with their boxing associates.
Reprints
  • Four Sunday newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Possible Al Capp ghost pencils/inks on these pages, depending on the year originally published.

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

Sparky Watts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom DeAngelo
Inks
Tom DeAngelo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy-o-boy! Am I sick (burp)
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Sparky Watts; Slaphappy; Doc Static
Synopsis
Slaphappy is ill and the Doc believes a road trip is in order to cure him.

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

Skyman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ogden Whitney ?; Gardner Fox ?
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fawn Carroll, in her haste to stowaway...
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Skyman [Allan Turner]; Fawn Carroll; Pete Turner [Uncle Pete]; Alec Benson; Joan Baxter
Synopsis
Skyman pilots his rocket to the moon while unknowingly carrying two stowaways.
Keywords
moon landing

Indexer Notes

Storyline continues from the previous issue and continues in the next issue. On page three, first panel, a newspaper has a feature story about managing editor Thomas DeAngelo.

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

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
J. P. McEvoy
Pencils
John H. Striebel
Inks
John H. Striebel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rather than have Esther leave her husband...
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Dixie Dugan; Esther; Fred; Fred's mother; Jackie
Synopsis
Dixie tries to help Esther save her marriage by getting her interfering mother-in-law out of the house.
Reprints
  • newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next issue.

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

Brass Knuckles / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Mart Bailey
Pencils
Mart Bailey [as Marty] (signed)
Inks
Mart Bailey [as Marty] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And then Dooperman sets off the 1000 lb. atom bomb...
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Brass Knuckles; the Moon Men
Synopsis
After Brass reads a comic book to his niece and nephew, he then dreams that he is Dooperman.
Keywords
atomic bomb

Indexer Notes

A satire of Superman and his super powers.

Squire Kingsman's Front Tooth (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mart Bailey
Letters
typeset

Genre
historical; romance; sports
Characters
Squire Kingsman; Jamie Cuthbert; Paddy Doyle; Peter Brewer; Paul Revere; Esmeralda; Squire Holliday; Miss Dorothy
Synopsis
A two-part story set in colonial America in 1775. Kingsman and Cuthbert engage in a boxing match at a local tavern. At some time later Cuthbert also desires the hand of Miss Dorothy, who is being courted by Kingsman.
Keywords
boxing; dentist; fencing

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

Cranberry Boggs / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Dean
Pencils
Don Dean (signed)
Inks
Don Dean (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
G-g-gorsh, Kandy.
Genre
humor
Characters
Cranberry Boggs; Kandy; Woodchuck Willie
Synopsis
Woodchuck shows off his tan at the beach.
Reprints
  • Newspaper strip from the McNaught Syndicate that began in 1945. (per toonopedia.com)

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

Cranberry Boggs / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Dean
Pencils
Don Dean (signed)
Inks
Don Dean (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good day, young man
Genre
humor
Characters
Cranberry Boggs; Mr. Brenner
Synopsis
Boggs is hired to takes a man out fishing.
Reprints
  • Newspaper strip from the McNaught Syndicate that began in 1945. (per toonopedia.com)
Keywords
Bluefin tuna

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Bo / comic story / 4.75 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Beck
Pencils
Frank Beck
Inks
Frank Beck
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bo has been captured...
Genre
animal
Characters
Bo; Junior Green; Squinty; taxicab driver; Mr. Miller; Junior's mother; Junior's father
Synopsis
Bo chases a cat into a haunted house where he captured by an old codger.
Reprints
  • newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Bottom quarter of page 5 has classified ads.

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Charlie Chan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alfred Andriola
Inks
Alfred Andriola
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While Lee has gone off to help Craig...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Charlie Chan; Kirk; Merry Lee; Dr. Hartzell; Lee Chan; Craig; Joe; Dr. Kari
Synopsis
Chan investigates a plot to kidnap Dr. Hartzell.
Reprints
  • newspaper strips [dates unknown]

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Hollywood Husband / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jefferson Machamer
Pencils
Jefferson Machamer [as Jeff Machamer] (signed)
Inks
Jefferson Machamer [as Jeff Machamer] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jefferson Machamer ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Woman at front door to see you, master--
Genre
humor
Characters
Hollywood Husband; Bamboo; unnamed woman from next door
Synopsis
A new neighbor wants to know what she has to buy for working around the lawn.
Reprints
  • Newspaper strip from 1940.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Hollywood Husband / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jefferson Machamer
Pencils
Jefferson Machamer [as Jeff Machamer] (signed)
Inks
Jefferson Machamer [as Jeff Machamer] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jefferson Machamer ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Think'll take Laurie Ann an' go for a ride
Genre
humor
Characters
Hollywood Husband; Laurie Ann
Synopsis
Everything that they see reminds Laurie Ann of something from the movies.
Reprints
  • Newspaper strip from 1940.

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

Tony Trent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mart Bailey
Pencils
Mart Bailey (signed)
Inks
Mart Bailey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Willyum...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tony Trent; Willyum; Hellcat; Babs; Alice
Synopsis
Babs has broken off her engagement with Tony and leaves Tokyo en route to Manila.

Indexer Notes

Continuing storyline.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Wotta Man!"]
    Joe Palooka; Brass Knuckles; Sparky Watts
  2. 1. ["I'm a witnuss."]
    Joe Palooka
  3. 2. ["Boy-o-boy! Am I sick (burp)"]
    Sparky Watts
  4. 3. ["Fawn Carroll, in her haste to stowaway..."]
    Skyman
  5. 4. ["Rather than have Esther leave her husband..."]
    Dixie Dugan
  6. 5. ["And then Dooperman sets off the 1000 lb. atom bomb..."]
    Brass Knuckles
  7. 6. Squire Kingsman's Front Tooth
  8. 7. ["G-g-gorsh, Kandy."]
    Cranberry Boggs
  9. 8. ["Good day, young man"]
    Cranberry Boggs
  10. 9. ["Bo has been captured..."]
    Bo
  11. 10. ["While Lee has gone off to help Craig..."]
    Charlie Chan
  12. 11. ["Woman at front door to see you, master--"]
    Hollywood Husband
  13. 12. ["Think'll take Laurie Ann an' go for a ride"]
    Hollywood Husband
  14. 13. ["Hello, Willyum..."]
    Tony Trent
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