Everybody's Comics #[nn] [1944]
(1944)

Fox, 1944 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
196
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
1945-03-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Wm H. Wise & Co., Inc.
Brand
Great Comic Library; World's Best Comics
Editing
Victor Fox ?

Issue Notes

"Great Comic Library" appears on the back cover along with "World's Best Comics".
On-sale date is publication date in Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1945 Pamphlets [etc.], page 285, copyright by William H. Wise & Co., Inc. There is no copyright record with a 1944 publication date.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Ferstadt (figures surrounding comic book)
Inks
Lou Ferstadt
Colors
?

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

The Murder in Masquerade (Table of Contents: 2)

Bouncer / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher ? [as Lew Howe](by-line)
Pencils
Lou Ferstadt [as Lew Howe](by-line)
Inks
Lou Ferstadt [as Lew Howe](by-line)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bouncer; Anteas Jr.; Don Smith; George Samarra Jr.; Penny Manly; Fever; Star; Numbness; District Attorney Manly
Synopsis
Anteas Jr. picks up Don and George, two boys who were chosen to share a Bouncer adventure. They attend a masquerade ball, with the Bouncer as Anteas Jr. and Anteas Jr. as the Bouncer. Penny, the district attorney's daughter, is abducted and replaced with Star, the girlfriend of gangster Fever. When the crooks rob the ball's charity funds, Star shoots a man who tries to stop them, and Penny gets the blame. Anteas Jr. and the Bouncer solve the case and clear Penny.
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Indexer Notes

Don Smith of Zanesville, Ohio and George Samarra Jr. of Brackenridge, Pennsylvania were comic book readers who submitted entries to a regular Fox contest to appear in a Bouncer story.

Modern Hercules (Table of Contents: 3)

Bouncer / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher ? [as Lew Howe]
Pencils
Lou Ferstadt
Inks
Lou Ferstadt
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bouncer; Anteas Jr.; Hercules; Balloon; Blackie; Penny Manly; Hercules' brother
Synopsis
Gangster Balloon hates the Bouncer; when he sees a picture of the ancient Hercules defeating the Bouncer, the crook hires modern day wrestler Hercules and his twin brother to attack the superhero. The Bouncer and Anteas Jr. defeat them, and the two wrestlers agree to change sides. They all participate in a charity wrestling tournament that Balloon plans to rob. This plan is foiled by the Bouncer.
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Selura (Table of Contents: 4)

Rocket Kelly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Small
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Patrick Kelly; Sue Andrews; Whacky; Gilad; the Wise One
Synopsis
Kelly, Sue, and Whacky are in Kelly's rocket plane when it goes out of control, leaves Earth, and lands on the planet Selura. They meet various odd beings. The Wise One says these are "misfits," banished from the Outer Rings where the "true Selurians...an intelligent but somewhat cruel people" live.
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Indexer Notes

This story is a direct sequel to the Rocket Kelly story in The Bouncer (1944 series) #14 Spring 1945. Thus, the "1944" date of Everybody's Comics is dubious.

Wise One (Table of Contents: 5)

Rocket Kelly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Small
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Patrick Kelly; Sue Andrews; Whacky; the Wise One; Gilad; Big Ears
Synopsis
On the planet Selura, the Wise One explains to Kelly, Sue and Whacky that the "misfits" they have met are the failed results of the Selurians to perfect their race. Kelly agrees to pose as a deceased "misfit" so his "corpse" will be taken to the Outer Rings for examination by the Selurians. When the Selurians arrive to pick him up, Kelly shoots them and proves to the Wise One that they aren't immortal. The Wise One says his people will "settle peaceably with the Outer Ring" now that they don't have to fear their oppressors.
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Indexer Notes

Gilad is bald in the previous story but has a full head of hair in this one.

The Man Who Made Dreams Come True (Table of Contents: 6)

Puppeteer / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Alec Hope](by-line)
Pencils
Lou Ferstadt [as Alec Hope](by-line)
Inks
Lou Ferstadt [as Alec Hope](by-line)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
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One Round Hogan vs Battling Bradford (Table of Contents: 7)

One Round Hogan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Joe Logan](by-line)
Pencils
Al Zere [as Joe Logan](by-line)
Inks
Al Zere [as Joe Logan](by-line)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Tim "One Round" Hogan [Tim Curran]; Blimp; Spigot Barnett; Dad Curran; Battling Bradford
Synopsis
Hogan is making a comeback but cancels a bout in New York because his father is going to be there and Hogan doesn't want him to know his son is a boxer. His manager Spigot convinces Hogan to confess everything after he's the champion. However, in the middle of the bout Hogan realizes his father is in the audience and is cheering for him. Hogan knocks out Bradford and becomes champion.
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Keywords
boxing

Indexer Notes

Title from contents page.

Light Heavyweight Champion of the World (Table of Contents: 8)

One Round Hogan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jo Logan]
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Tim "One Round" Hogan; Spigot Barnett; Dad Curran; Blimp; Blackie Muratore; Spike
Synopsis
Hogan tells his father that he wants to move up to the heavyweight class and will retire from boxing when he wins that title. Hogan is kidnaped by gangster Blackie's men to force his manager Spigot to sell 50% of Hogan's contract. Spigot refuses and Hogan also won't cooperate. Hogan escapes from his captors and arrives at the arena just in time to win the championship fight.
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Keywords
boxing

Indexer Notes

"Jo" Logan byline this time, previous story spelled it "Joe" Logan. Contents page lists "Jo Logan" for all 3 One Round Hogan stories.
Title from contents page.

Elephants at Large (Table of Contents: 9)

One Round Hogan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jo Logan]
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Tim "One Round" Hogan; Spigot Barnett; Pinky Conners; Ranger McCoy; Kelly
Synopsis
Now that he's the champion, Hogan gets many offers from movies, etc. He takes a job with a circus, fighting exhibition bouts so he can train at the same time. Hogan warns Spigot that he was "shell shocked in Africa" and mustn't see wild animals. Crooked manager Conners learns of Hogan's phobia. He sends Ranger McCoy to fight Hogan then releases some elephants. McCoy stops the stampede and apologizes to Hogan for participating in the scheme.
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Keywords
boxing

Indexer Notes

Title from contents page. "Jo Logan" credit from Contents page.

Nylon Murders (Table of Contents: 10)

Joan Mason Reporter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Art Allen (credited)
Pencils
George Appel
Inks
George Appel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Joan Mason
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Indexer Notes

Joan Mason is a reporter for the "Daily Planet" but presumably this is not the same newspaper that employs Clark Kent.

Firebug (Table of Contents: 11)

Joan Mason Reporter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Art Allen (credited)
Pencils
George Appel
Inks
George Appel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
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Murder at the Opera (Table of Contents: 12)

Joan Mason Reporter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Art Allen (credited)
Pencils
George Appel
Inks
George Appel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Joan Mason
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

This 'N That / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Egan (credited)
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, ma'am..we have our own methods
Genre
humor
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Indexer Notes

Five one-panel gag cartoons. "Walt Egan" credit comes from contents page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Minit Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Canby (credited)
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One by one eleven members of a quiet suburb have been slain in cold blood
Genre
crime
Characters
Richard May; Captain; Regan
Synopsis
A murderer is killing members of the jury who sent his son "to the chair" ten years earlier. Private investigator Dick May solves the case.
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Indexer Notes

"Tom Canby" credit comes from Contents page. Spelled "Minute Mystery" on Contents page, but "Minit Mystery" on the comic itself.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Joy Family / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as SAM]
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You'd better go home and get some sleep Mr. Joy!
Genre
humor
Characters
Cuthbert Joy; Judy Joy; Pinky Joy; Skeffingby; Finnegan; Peoria Joy
Synopsis
Cuthbert and Skeffingby, waiting for their wives to have babies, are held up by a crooked cab driver who changes his mind when he learns of their situation. He buys them both baby furnishings, but the store doesn't deliver. Cuthbert convinces a mover to pick up the stuff but while he's waiting, he's arrested by the police for obstruction. They change their minds and give Cuthbert a police escort back to the hospital, where his new baby daughter is waiting.
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Indexer Notes

Judy Joy and Pinky Joy only appear in the splash panel on page one. The infant would be named Peoria Joy in future stories.

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

Joy Family / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as SAM]
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Greatest Baby on Earth! Cuthbert Joy..Father
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Cuthbert Joy; Roweena; Pinky Joy; Peoria Joy; Pete; Horan
Synopsis
Cuthbert and his son Pinky set off to see the new baby but are joined by "maid" Roweena and a host of Pinky's pals. The nurse says only Cuthbert can come in. Cuthbert promises to get a pass and sneak the children in one at a time. A guard pursues him, and Cuthbert disguises himself as a woman to escape but runs into a cop and smashes the policeman's basket of eggs. The judge sends Cuthbert home where he learns his wife and baby had arrived an hour earlier by cab.
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Tale of the Counterfeit Coins (Table of Contents: 17)

Dick Transom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Hap Harris]
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; crime
Characters
Dick Transom; Joe; Jeffrey; Mrs. Van Oop
Synopsis
Private eye Dick thinks he's solved the case of counterfeit coins flooding the city, but he just wins first prize in high society Mrs. Van Oop's treasure hunt.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Dick Transom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Hap Harris]
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Big crime wave in city! Police fail (newspaper headline)
Genre
humor; crime
Characters
Dick Transom; Gerald Drew; Commissioner
Synopsis
Private detective Dick decides to return to the police force since business is bad. A fleeing robber tricks Dick into holding a bag full of loot. When the man's henchmen try to retrieve the bag, Dick won't give it to them and discovers they're crooks. He arrests the gang and reopens his detective agency.
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His Doubtful Double (Table of Contents: 19)

Green Mask / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Fiske (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Green; Green Mask
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

O'Brine Twins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Page (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The O'Brine Twins brough themselves a whizzbang...
Genre
humor
Characters
Waterman O'Brine; Wetmore O'Brine; Time Immemorial Man
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

O'Brine Twins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Page (credited)
Pencils
Lou Ferstadt [as F] (signed)
Inks
Lou Ferstadt [as F] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our time immerorial machine got us a real knight from King Arthur's Court!
Genre
humor
Characters
Wetmore O'Brine; Waterman O'Brine
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Indexer Notes

Signed on the first panel of the fourth page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Gussie The Gob / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Abner Moore [as Ab Moore]
Inks
Abner Moore [as Ab Moore]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And when I found out her father owns a chain of groceries, I knew I was in love!
Genre
humor
Characters
Gussie; Paul
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Gussie The Gob / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Abner Moore [as Ab Moore]
Inks
Abner Moore [as Ab Moore]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This town is full of beautiful girls sure wish I could get rid of this detail
Genre
humor
Characters
Gussie; Paul; Vicki
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Mike The M.P. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Tod Kay (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So tonight's the liar's contest. The one telling the biggest lie wins
Genre
humor
Characters
Mike
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Mike The M.P. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Tod Kay (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My duty is over for to-day-I hop somethin' interesting turns up!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mike
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Pussy Katnip / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Len Short (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In this story, Pussy Katnip, toast of all who come to her night club, sings three numbers...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pussy Katnip
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The Unfortunate Fortune Teller (Table of Contents: 27)

Pussy Katnip / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Len Short (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
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Bottled Misery (Table of Contents: 28)

Snooky / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Toby (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Snooky; Honeybear
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Snooky / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Toby (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That old witch is in for a big surprise in just a minute
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Snooky; Honeybear
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Sky High / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This happens every Monday since those Air WAC's moved in
Genre
humor
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Indexer Notes

5 one-panel cartoons.

Gwendolyn Cleans Up (Table of Contents: 31)

Gwendolyn / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bert Bain (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Gwendolyn
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Minit Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Canby (credited)
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Barnes, several our our cargo planes carrying Federal gold have been lost over the ocean!
Genre
crime
Characters
Barnes
Synopsis
Sky detective Barnes helps capture a gang of thieves using a small submarine.
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Indexer Notes

"Tom Canby" credit comes from Contents page. Spelled "Minute Mystery" on Contents page, but "Minit Mystery" on the comic itself.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

This 'N That / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Egan (credited)
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's a mortgage onit but it's liquidated when the sun shines again!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

5 one-panel joke cartoons. "Walt Egan" credit comes from contents page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Karrots / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Cy King (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Put 'er right in there, Robbie, ol boy..an' watch me put 'er right over the fence!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Karrots; Goopy; Robbie Robot
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Crime at No. 9 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Cy King (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's have a smile, Snard
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Sweet Sue / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Pat King (credited)
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ooh! This is a mess! Snif snif snif!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Sue Higbee; Mr. Higbee
Synopsis
Sue is afraid to approach her father with her report card because he's doing his income tax. She tries to avoid him but is finally caught--only to have her teacher say Sue got the wrong report card, and is really one of the school's "star pupils."
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Sis & Jr. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mac Miller (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beautiful day isn't it?
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Mac Miller" credit from the Contents page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

Sis & Jr. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mac Miller (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ow! What's the matter, dear?
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Mac Miller" credit from the Contents page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

Illuso / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
King (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Illuso, master of magic and arch foe of crime, was taught the mysteries of illusion by a high llama of Tibet!
Genre
humor
Characters
Illuso, Master of Magic
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The Marauder Comet (Table of Contents: 40)

Rick Evans / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Ford (credited)
Pencils
Lou Ferstadt
Inks
Lou Ferstadt
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rick Evans; Stringbean; Astra; Igno, Master of Flame (villain)
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Indexer Notes

Art is consistent with Ferstadt‘s signed Rick Evans story from The Green Mask #v2#3 (Fall, 1945).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. The Murder in Masquerade
    Bouncer
  4. 3. Modern Hercules
    Bouncer
  5. 4. Selura
    Rocket Kelly
  6. 5. Wise One
    Rocket Kelly
  7. 6. The Man Who Made Dreams Come True
    Puppeteer
  8. 7. One Round Hogan vs Battling Bradford
    One Round Hogan
  9. 8. Light Heavyweight Champion of the World
    One Round Hogan
  10. 9. Elephants at Large
    One Round Hogan
  11. 10. Nylon Murders
    Joan Mason Reporter
  12. 11. Firebug
    Joan Mason Reporter
  13. 12. Murder at the Opera
    Joan Mason Reporter
  14. 13. ["Yes, ma'am..we have our own methods"]
    This 'N That
  15. 14. ["One by one eleven members of a quiet suburb have been slain in cold blood"]
    Minit Mystery
  16. 15. ["You'd better go home and get some sleep Mr. Joy!"]
    Joy Family
  17. 16. ["Greatest Baby on Earth! Cuthbert Joy..Father"]
    Joy Family
  18. 17. Tale of the Counterfeit Coins
    Dick Transom
  19. 18. ["Big crime wave in city! Police fail (newspaper headline)"]
    Dick Transom
  20. 19. His Doubtful Double
    Green Mask
  21. 20. ["The O'Brine Twins brough themselves a whizzbang..."]
    O'Brine Twins
  22. 21. ["Our time immerorial machine got us a real knight from King Arthur's Court!"]
    O'Brine Twins
  23. 22. ["And when I found out her father owns a chain of groceries, I knew I was in love!"]
    Gussie The Gob
  24. 23. ["This town is full of beautiful girls sure wish I could get rid of this detail"]
    Gussie The Gob
  25. 24. ["So tonight's the liar's contest. The one telling the biggest lie wins"]
    Mike The M.P.
  26. 25. ["My duty is over for to-day-I hop somethin' interesting turns up!"]
    Mike The M.P.
  27. 26. ["In this story, Pussy Katnip, toast of all who come to her night club, sings three numbers..."]
    Pussy Katnip
  28. 27. The Unfortunate Fortune Teller
    Pussy Katnip
  29. 28. Bottled Misery
    Snooky
  30. 29. ["That old witch is in for a big surprise in just a minute"]
    Snooky
  31. 30. ["This happens every Monday since those Air WAC's moved in"]
    Sky High
  32. 31. Gwendolyn Cleans Up
    Gwendolyn
  33. 32. ["Barnes, several our our cargo planes carrying Federal gold have been lost over the ocean!"]
    Minit Mystery
  34. 33. ["There's a mortgage onit but it's liquidated when the sun shines again!"]
    This 'N That
  35. 34. ["Put 'er right in there, Robbie, ol boy..an' watch me put 'er right over the fence!"]
    Karrots
  36. 35. ["Let's have a smile, Snard"]
    Crime at No. 9
  37. 36. ["Ooh! This is a mess! Snif snif snif!"]
    Sweet Sue
  38. 37. ["Beautiful day isn't it?"]
    Sis & Jr.
  39. 38. ["Ow! What's the matter, dear?"]
    Sis & Jr.
  40. 39. ["Illuso, master of magic and arch foe of crime, was taught the mysteries of illusion by a high llama of Tibet!"]
    Illuso
  41. 40. The Marauder Comet
    Rick Evans
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