(July 1948)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume
16
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1948-05-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication
Editing
Virginia A. Provisiero; Will Liberson (executive editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Vol. 2, Part 2, No. 1, Periodicals, 1948.

The Growing Giant (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel Jr. / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Sivana Jr.; Hopalong Cassidy [William Boyd] (inset)
Reprints

Gillette Bike Tire Facts (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Gillette Bicycle Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Marvel Jr. / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Sivana Jr.

The Growing Giant (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain Marvel Jr. / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Sivana Jr. (villain)
Synopsis
Disdained because of his poor physique, Sivana Jr. whips up a formula that will change him from a skinny weakling to a powerful, giant of a man.....one who is no longer afraid to challenge Freddy Freeman or anyone else. However, he soon discovers that his size can be a major handicap!
Keywords
Evening Star

Run for Your Life! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Adventures of "R.C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Spreads It On (Table of Contents: 5)

Trader Tom / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Howard Boughner
Pencils
Howard Boughner
Inks
Howard Boughner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; jungle
Characters
Trader Tom; Blakely
Synopsis
Tom has a substitute cure for Blakely's backache.

Hero-Worship (Table of Contents: 6)

Lumber Jack / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Lumber Jack
Synopsis
The fellas are all tired of Lumber Jack bragging about himself, so they ask him who he worships.

Tames a Tornado (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Deadly Revenge (Table of Contents: 8)

Nyoka the Jungle Girl / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Rod Reed ?
Pencils
Bernie Krigstein
Inks
Bernie Krigstein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Nyoka Gordon; Larry Grayson (Nyoka's fiance); Dr. Gordon (Nyoka's father); The Bigby Brothers [as village natives] (villains)
Synopsis
Nyoka is saved by her father and Larry from attempts by phony jungle natives to do away with her. She soon discovers that the natives are actually the Bigby Brothers, whom she had jailed back in the states.

Indexer Notes

Some of the story is told in flashback.

The Case of the Killer Cat! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Raw Courage (Table of Contents: 10)

Colonel Corn and Korny Kobb / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Kaye
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Colonel Corn; Korny Kobb; Esmerelda (Corn's cousin)
Synopsis
The Colonel tells Esmerelda that he will attend to the saleman that insulted her.....until he hears that the man is a huge, mean-looking bruiser!

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

The Poison Dart Murder Case! (Table of Contents: 11)

Bulletman the Flying Detective / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ward ?
Inks
Bill Ward ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bulletman [Jim Barr]; Bulletgirl [Susan Kent]; Lieutenant Kent; Dr. Luce (City Coroner, death); Mr. Thomas (ballistics expert, death); Professor Clarence Solvem (villain, criminologist)
Synopsis
Lt. Kent, Susan and Jim visit Professor Solvem to inform him that a dinner is being given in his honor at the home of the Police Commissioner. When a series of accidents and deaths follow, the Flying Detectives enter the fray and discover who the real culprit is.

[Mary Marvel] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Comix Cards / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fuzzy Takes Up Farming the Easy Way (Table of Contents: 14)

Benny and Fuzzy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Brady
Inks
Bill Brady
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Benny Beaver; Fuzzy Bear
Synopsis
Fuzzy decides to take up farming and everything seems to be going his way very easily.

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

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

Ball-Band Arch-Gards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bloobstutter's Choo-Choo Chance (Table of Contents: 16)

Vacuum Bloobstutter / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rod Reed (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Vacuum Bloobstutter; George Rocke (train Porter)
Synopsis
Instead of riding his trusty flying broom, Vacuum decides to take the train and slumbers peacefully, unaware that certain eyes are focused on his magic broom....the eyes of the train Porter, who wishes he was the President of the railroad and is granted that wish by the broom!
Keywords
Englewood Teaneck Leonia and Hasbrouck Heights Railroad; United States Hole-Making Corporation

Paper, Please (Table of Contents: 17)

Trader Tom / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Howard Boughner
Pencils
Howard Boughner
Inks
Howard Boughner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; jungle
Characters
Trader Tom; Blakely
Synopsis
Blakely buys a house from Tom but is told not to remove the wallpaper, even if he doesn't like it.

Familiar Cry (Table of Contents: 18)

Lumber Jack / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Lumber Jack; Charlie (piano player)
Synopsis
Jack brags that he can play the piano better than Charlie, but Charlie knows the truth.

The Missing Accomplice! (Table of Contents: 19)

Hopalong Cassidy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Maxwell Elkan
Inks
Maxwell Elkan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Hopalong Cassidy (sheriff of Twin River); Topper (horse); Mesquite (deputy); opera house ticket seller (death); Robin (villain, robber); Steel (villain, robber)
Synopsis
Twin River Opera House is robbed, but one of the men is caught. He is later set free when given the name of his accomplice. This is a ruse by Hopalong to get them both.
Keywords
Gazette; Twin River; Twin River Opera House

Indexer Notes

Max Elkan can be spotted by his faces with eyes often out of line, one higher than the other. Also the wavy hair in the neck and curls in front. This story compares well with Elkan's signed story in Unusual Tales #11, curly hair, hands, inking and varied layout.

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

Roy Rogers shirts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of Mystery Mountain! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Jim Wise; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Growing Giant
    Captain Marvel Jr.
  2. 1. Gillette Bike Tire Facts
    Gillette Bicycle Tires
  3. 2. Contents
    Captain Marvel Jr.
  4. 3. The Growing Giant
    Captain Marvel Jr.
  5. 4. Run for Your Life!
    Adventures of "R.C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  6. 5. Spreads It On
    Trader Tom
  7. 6. Hero-Worship
    Lumber Jack
  8. 7. Tames a Tornado
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. The Deadly Revenge
    Nyoka the Jungle Girl
  10. 9. The Case of the Killer Cat!
    Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  11. 10. Raw Courage
    Colonel Corn and Korny Kobb
  12. 11. The Poison Dart Murder Case!
    Bulletman the Flying Detective
  13. 12. [Mary Marvel]
    Comix Cards
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. Fuzzy Takes Up Farming the Easy Way
    Benny and Fuzzy
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Ball-Band Arch-Gards
  17. 16. Bloobstutter's Choo-Choo Chance
    Vacuum Bloobstutter
  18. 17. Paper, Please
    Trader Tom
  19. 18. Familiar Cry
    Lumber Jack
  20. 19. The Missing Accomplice!
    Hopalong Cassidy
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Roy Rogers shirts
  22. 21. The Secret of Mystery Mountain!
    Jim Wise; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
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