(December 1947)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume
11
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication
Editing
Roy Ald
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint interior; Glossy cover
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ozzie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chris Schaare?
Inks
Chris Schaare?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ozzie

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?; Marc Swayze; Dan Barry
Inks
?; Marc Swayze; Dan Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Ozzie

Hi-Flutin' Guy (Table of Contents: 2)

Ozzie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ozzie Turner; Pop Turner; Dip; Slick; Maestro Pagalini
Synopsis
Ozzie's father insists that he learns to play the flute like him (he played for Maestro Pagalini), his grandfather and great-grandfather. Dip's dog knocks Ozzie over when he is running because of a dog whistle that Slick is blowing and the flute falls out of his pocket. Slick makes fun of Ozzie so he claims that he is carrying it for a friend. He refuses to play it and be teased so after trying to lose it a couple of times he finally breaks it in half so he won't have to play it. Right after he breaks it Maestro Pagalini calls and wants Pop to play it that night so Ozzie turns to Slick for help and he lends him one. Ozzie takes it to his dad and when he starts to play it turns out that Slick's dog whistle is in it and dogs run in and ruin the concert. Pop is choking Ozzie when a critic comes up and says the dogs were a nice touch because they were playing "the overture of a dog's life". Maestro Pagalini asks Pop to play the flute whenever he is in town. As a reward Ozzie no longer has to learn the flute so he thanks Slick who is completely confused.

[Wheaties "Breakfast of Champions"] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Doggone Dopey (Table of Contents: 4)

Muscle Hedd / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Dick Pascal
Pencils
Dick Pascal
Inks
Dick Pascal
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Muscle Hedd
Synopsis
Muscle Hedd reports that his dog has run away. The cops ask him when and he says three years ago. They ask him why he didn't report it sooner and he says it's because he just got lonesome.

Big of Him (Table of Contents: 5)

Boy Scout Bob / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Boy Scout Bob
Synopsis
A rather large woman is looking in a puzzled way at a gate. Boy Scout Bob goes up and asks if he can help her. She says that she wants to know if she can get out of the park through that gate. He says yes because earlier today a truck much bigger than her went through that gate.

Will Power (Table of Contents: 6)

Mr. Scarlet and Pinky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Brian Butler [Mr. Scarlet]; Pinky; Harry Day; John Day; Robert Day; Tom Day; Counsellor Kane; Mr. Scarlet
Synopsis
Brian Butler's uncle Harry calls Brian and three others together to let them know that he is leaving his money to the four of them equally. The next day Counsellor Kane calls the four back together and says that it appears that Uncle Harry committed suicide and that to get the money from his will the four of them have to spend a week together in his cliffside home. Robert goes ahead to get the house ready. When the others get there John Day is killed when he opens the door in what is apparently an accident. When the others get inside they find a burned body in the fireplace that has a buckle with R.D. on it so they expect that Robert is dead. Tom is killed when the couch they sit on falls through the floor. Brian figures out that everyone is being killed and they find the next trap. He and Pinky set it off and then hide to see what is going on. They find out that Counsellor Kane is working with Robert Day to get all of the money. He burned a hobo's body and put his buckle on it so everyone would think he was dead. Mr. Scarlet and Pinky stop him and rescue Uncle Harry, who is tied up in the basement.
Reprints

The Mill Road (Table of Contents: 7)

Penny Graves / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Kraus
Letters
typeset

Characters
Penny Graves; Police Chief Ben Morgan; Blackjack Malone
Synopsis
Penny Graves is a girl detective who demands to be assigned to a case of robberies where during their latest robbery the thieves shot holes in her two front tires. She decides to find them and finally comes upon their getaway road. She follows it and is sneaking up on them when she trips and falls into the cellar. When Blackjack Malone grabs her she throws herself into a jarring tackle and scoops up the gun he drops and shoots it. As she leads them to the police she tells them that the next time they feel like shooting holes in a girl's new tires they better forget it.

Captain Tootsie's Counter-Spook (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Manly Answer (Table of Contents: 9)

Boy Scout Bob / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Boy Scout Bob
Synopsis
A man watching Boy Scout Bob thinks he looks like a nice little fellow so he decides to tease him. He asks him why he is wasting his time playing with a toy sailboat and Bob says that he has already done his good deed for the day. The man says he should look around for another to do and he says sometimes he wonders what little boys are good for. Boy Scout Bob says that they're good to make men of.

Run Down! (Table of Contents: 10)

Muscle Hedd / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Dick Pascal
Pencils
Dick Pascal
Inks
Dick Pascal
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Muscle Hedd
Synopsis
Muscle Hedd tells his friend he's out of work again because the boss got sore with him. He asked why and Muscle Hedd says its because he took his car out for a drive. His friend asks him how his boss found out and Muscle Hedd said because he ran him over.

The Planes That Wouldn't Land! (Table of Contents: 11)

Phantom Eagle / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marc Swayze
Inks
Marc Swayze
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
The Phantom Eagle [Mickey Malone]; Mr. Prescott; Crass
Synopsis
A strange phenomenon is happening over International Airlines Headquarters when the sky is filled with planes that can't land. Radios aren't working so there is no way to stop incoming planes from crashing so The Phantom Eagle is called on for help. He finds that the planes are trapped in a sphere of energy that they can't escape. One plane can fly in this sphere and they are looting the other planes. The Phantom Eagle kills some of them but soon the leader of the pirates says that he must give up or he will destroy the other planes. The Phantom Eagle gives up and lands where Crass, who was an executive on the Council of International Airlines, is proven to be the boss. He swore revenge on The Phantom Eagle when he exposed his crookedness and he ties up the Phantom Eagle and begins to torture him when other planes following the Phantom Eagle show up. The Phantom Eagle gets away, replaces the pilot on Crass' plane, and captures Crass.

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Marc Swayze to ? by Craig Delich 2011-28-11 per Swayze's column in Alter-Ego #10 (September, 2001) in which he stated that he didn't start writing this feature until Wow #63. Art credits verified by Swayze in this same issue.

Comix Cards appear every month in Wow Comics. (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Ozzie and Babs / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Stool Pigeon (Table of Contents: 13)

Richard Richard; Private Dick / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dick McKay ?
Pencils
Dick McKay ?
Inks
Dick McKay ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Richard Richard; Ah Choo; Flub Dub
Synopsis
Richard Richard overhears the cops saying that four stores have been robbed and they need a stool pigeon to find out who is doing it. Since they have no money Richard decides to steal a stool pigeon from a local pet shop. While they are looking for a pigeon on a stool a robber sneaks in. Richard thinks it might be the owner going to a masquerade party and knocks him out. The police rush in and congratulate Richard for catching the crook. Flub Dub says it takes a bird brain like Richard Richard to catch a crook in a pet shop.

Baby Banter (Table of Contents: 14)

Dippy Detours / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Gags using babies.

Riddle of the Arctic (Table of Contents: 15)

Commando Yank / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Barry
Inks
Dan Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Chase Yale [Commando Yank]; Red Hawk; Pierre Grisette
Synopsis
Chase Yale gets a letter from Red Hawk asking for help. When Chase gets there he finds that the fish have stopped running and everyone in the village is going to lose their boats to Pierre Grisette, who loaned them money they can't repay if they don't catch any fish. It turns out that Pierre has trapped the fish upstream with some whales that are feeding on them. He makes the whales sick by feeding them mustard and making them vomit up precious ambergris. Commando Yank stops him and releases the trapped fish. Red Hawk keeps the ambergris so that he can sell it to keep his people from starving.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Red Ryder; J.C. Penney / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Never Mind (Table of Contents: 17)

Muscle Hedd / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Dick Pascal
Pencils
Dick Pascal
Inks
Dick Pascal
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Muscle Hedd
Synopsis
Three guys say that Muscle Hedd is the biggest boaster in town. They ask him why he is looking so pleased and he says it's because the Gabfest Society asked him to make a speech at their meeting. They make fun of him and he says that he could make a speech on any subject if he had a mind to. They say sure; nothing's missing but the mind!
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ozzie
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. Hi-Flutin' Guy
    Ozzie
  4. 3. [Wheaties "Breakfast of Champions"]
  5. 4. Doggone Dopey
    Muscle Hedd
  6. 5. Big of Him
    Boy Scout Bob
  7. 6. Will Power
    Mr. Scarlet and Pinky
  8. 7. The Mill Road
    Penny Graves
  9. 8. Captain Tootsie's Counter-Spook
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  10. 9. A Manly Answer
    Boy Scout Bob
  11. 10. Run Down!
    Muscle Hedd
  12. 11. The Planes That Wouldn't Land!
    Phantom Eagle
  13. 12. Comix Cards appear every month in Wow Comics.
    Ozzie and Babs
  14. 13. The Stool Pigeon
    Richard Richard; Private Dick
  15. 14. Baby Banter
    Dippy Detours
  16. 15. Riddle of the Arctic
    Commando Yank
  17. 16. ["Hi Kids, get a sweatshirt endorsed by Red Ryder"]
    Red Ryder; J.C. Penney
  18. 17. Never Mind
    Muscle Hedd
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