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 DeGrouchy
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

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. Second class permit. Copyright number 445637.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shadow / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Rozen (painting)
Inks
George Rozen (painting)
Colors
George Rozen (painting)

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Shadow; Iron Munro (inset); Doc Savage (inset); Bill Barnes (inset); Frank Merriwell (inset); Nick Carter (inset)
Reprints
  • from THE SHADOW MAGAZINE #30 (May 1933).
Keywords
snake

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

Shadow / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Walter B. 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
  • possibly from strips.

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

Avenger / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Harford ?
Inks
Ray Harford ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dad! At it again?
Genre
detective-mystery
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 novel THE YELLOW HOARD by Kenneth Robeson [Paul Ernst];

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

Iron Munro / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Theodore Sturgeon
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

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Theodore Sturgeon via Anthony Tollin on the GCD Error List. The Iron Munro comic stories were inspired/based on editor John W. Campbell's Arn Munro short stories in the ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION 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
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 / 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
I: Cap Fury [John Fury] (next app. in ARMY AND NAVY COMICS #1)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the Doc Savage story from the August 1938 Doc Savage pulp magazine, THE CRIMSON SERPENT 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 [as V V G] (signed)
Inks
Vernon Greene [as V V G] (signed)
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
?
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]
    Shadow
  2. 1. [Robberies Baffle Police]
    Shadow
  3. 2. [The Yellow Hoard]
    Avenger
  4. 3. ["Iron! Can't we send a beam to that sun for power?"]
    Iron Munro
  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
  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.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Nuno Miranda
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Keith Chandler
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