Shadow Comics #v1#2 [2]
([February 21] 1940)

Street and Smith, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-02-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
Editing
William De Grouchy (credited as William DeGrouchy) (editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 445637.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Shadow / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerome Rozen (painting)
Inks
Jerome Rozen (painting)
Colors
Jerome Rozen (painting)

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
The Shadow; Iron Munro (inset); Doc Savage (inset); Bill Barnes (inset); Frank Merriwell (inset); Nick Carter (inset)
Reprints
  • from The Shadow Magazine (Street & Smith, 1931 series) v5#6 (May 15, 1933)
Keywords
snake

[Robberies Baffle Police] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Shadow / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Gibson
Pencils
Vernon Greene
Inks
Vernon Greene
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; crime; detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
The Shadow; Commissioner Weston; Inspector Cardona; Shrevvy; James Wendrew (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints
  • from The Shadow daily (Ledger Syndicate) 194X-XX-XX - 194X-XX-XX ?

[The Yellow Hoard] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Avenger [Street & Smith] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? (adaptation); Paul Ernst [as Kenneth Robeson] (original author)
Pencils
Ray Harford ?
Inks
Ray Harford ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dad! At it again?
Genre
detective-mystery; adventure; superhero
Characters
The Avenger [Richard Benson] (introduction, origin in recap); Fergus MacMurdie (introduction); Smitty (introduction); Nellie Grey (introduction); Professor Grey (Nellie's father; introduction; death); Borg (villain, introduction, death); Olin Chandler (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the Avenger story "The Yellow Hoard" from The Avenger (Street and Smith, 1939 series) #2 (October 1, 1939) pulp magazine written by Paul Ernst [as Kenneth Robeson].

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

Iron Munro [Street and Smith] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (sourced) (see notes)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Iron! Can't we send a beam to that sun for power?
Genre
science fiction; adventure; superhero

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Anthony Tollin, who discovered Otto Binder wrote the first two Iron Munro stories and Theodore Sturgeon wrote them the rest thereafter. Originally credited to Theodore Sturgeon by Anthony Tollin.

The Iron Munro comic stories were inspired/based on editor John W. Campbell's Arn Munro short stories in the Astounding Science-Fiction (Street and Smith, 1938 series) pulp.

Continued in next issue.

Written in Blood (Table of Contents: 4)

Nick Carter / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Gibson ?
Pencils
George Marcoux ?
Inks
George Marcoux ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; adventure; crime
Characters
Nick Carter

Frank Merriwell at College (Table of Contents: 5)

Frank Merriwell / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Frank Merriwell

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

Cap Fury [Street and Smith] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While Captain Fury is at Kane's home...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Cap Fury [John Fury] (introduction, next appearance in Army and Navy Comics (Street and Smith, 1941 series) #1 (May 1941))

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

Bill Barnes / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bill Barnes invoked the animosity of the Yellow-Jackets...
Genre
aviation; adventure
Characters
Bill Barnes; Yellow-Jackets (villains)

The Sheriff's Stolen Boots (Table of Contents: 8)

Circle J / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Farr
Pencils
Jack Farr
Inks
Jack Farr
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

[The Crimson Serpent] (Table of Contents: 9)

Doc Savage / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Lester Dent (original story); Harold A. Davis (original story); ? (adaptation)
Pencils
Henry Kiefer ?
Inks
Henry Kiefer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Death stalks the Arkansas swamp...
Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Doc Savage; Monk; Ham [Theodore Marley Brooks] (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the Doc Savage story "The Crimson Serpent" from Doc Savage (Street and Smith, series) v13#6, (August 1939) by Kenneth Robeson [Harold A. Davis and Lester Dent].

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

Betty Co-Ed / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vernon Greene (signed as V V G)
Inks
Vernon Greene (signed as V V G)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, Ronny, it's a leap-year party...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Greene's full name Vernon Van Atta Greene, and he is known to have worked for Street and Smith during this period.

Mark the Match Boy (Table of Contents: 11)

Stories by Horatio Alger, Jr. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Horatio Alger, Jr. (original author); ? (adaptation)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama

Indexer Notes

Adapted from a story by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Shadow
  2. 1. [Robberies Baffle Police]
    The Shadow
  3. 2. [The Yellow Hoard]
    The Avenger [Street & Smith]
  4. 3. ["Iron! Can't we send a beam to that sun for power?"]
    Iron Munro [Street and Smith]
  5. 4. Written in Blood
    Nick Carter
  6. 5. Frank Merriwell at College
    Frank Merriwell
  7. 6. ["While Captain Fury is at Kane's home..."]
    Cap Fury [Street and Smith]
  8. 7. ["Bill Barnes invoked the animosity of the Yellow-Jackets..."]
    Bill Barnes
  9. 8. The Sheriff's Stolen Boots
    Circle J
  10. 9. [The Crimson Serpent]
    Doc Savage
  11. 10. ["Yes, Ronny, it's a leap-year party..."]
    Betty Co-Ed
  12. 11. Mark the Match Boy
    Stories by Horatio Alger, Jr.
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