(March 1940)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-01-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication [Triangle]
Editing
Bill Parker; Eliott Odell (advertising director); Wilfred H. Fawcett [as W. H. Fawcett] (publisher)

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 445304.

Published at 1100 West Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky. General Offices: Fawcett Building, Greenwich, Connecticut. Editorial Offices: 1501 Broadway, New York, New York. Copyright 1940 by Fawcett Publications, Inc. Subscription rates, 1.20 USD for United States, 1.70 USD for Canada, and 2.20 USD for foreign. Printed in U.S.A.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Diamond Jack / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gus Ricca
Inks
Gus Ricca
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Diamond Jack

Wherever Stars Gather...You'll Find Whiz Comics (Table of Contents: 1)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Photograph of Gene Autry and Jane Withers reading a copy of Whiz Comics (Fawcett, 1940 series) #3 (March 1940) while on the set of the movie Shooting High.

Indicia at the bottom of the page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Diamond Jack / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gus Ricca
Inks
Gus Ricca
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Diamond Jack, in possession of a miraculous diamond given him by an old magician...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Diamond Jack (introduction, origin); unnamed gangster leader (villain); unnamed gangsters (villains); The Witch (villain, introduction); Dragon of Smoke (villain, destroyed); unnamed rookie patrolman

["Well, where have you been?] (Table of Contents: 3)

Slam-Bang Gags / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Four gag panels and one gag strip.

Creator identified by Frank M. Young‎ in a posting in the Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (19 June 2017).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

War Bird / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tom Sharp, crack American mail pilot, sought new adventures...
Genre
aviation
Characters
The War Bird [Captain Tom Sharp] (introduction, origin); unnamed Eagle Squadron members; unnamed Major (Commandant) Von Kruhl (villain, introduction, death); Sermian pilots; Fritz

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Jim Dolan / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gus Ricca
Inks
Gus Ricca
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jim Dolan-hard hitting editor of Daring Detective Magazine...
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Jim Dolan (introduction); Sally Alden (introduction); Tony Bond (introduction, death); Mrs. Bond; Spike Rossi (villain, introduction); Phantom Axe Murderer; unnamed Rossi's thugs; Joe (Rossi thug); unnamed police chief

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

Lucky Lawton / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Hal Sharp
Inks
Hal Sharp
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lucky Lawton takes on the job of wiping out a gang of killers...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Marshal Lucky Lawton (introduction); Pal (Lucky's dog); Jane Curtis; Jeff Curtis (mayor of El Rio); Spiven (villain, death); Barren (villain, death); Dexter (villain, death); Brody (a deputy, villain, death); Reynolds (a lawyer, villain, death); two unnamed bandits (villains, deaths)

Tree-Top Murder (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Bull Martin; Dexter Drake; William J. Howell

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Lee Granger, Jungle King / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Jack Binder ?
Inks
Jack Binder ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is my plane ready?
Genre
jungle
Characters
Jungle King [Lee Granger] (introduction; origin); Eric (a talking lion); Ali (introduction, villain, death); Hassan (introduction); unnamed air crewman; unnamed pygmy warriors; unnamed pygmy chief

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes, through textual analysis: excessive use of passive voice and run on sentences held together by ellipses.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Hurricane Hansen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Suchorsky
Inks
Mike Suchorsky
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurricane Hansen, young American-sea adventurer, joins the British Navy...
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Hurricane Hansen (introduction); unnamed British admiral; unnamed ship raider crew; unnamed Kazilian submarine crew (deaths); unnamed Kazilian battleship crew (deaths); unnamed Britania crew

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

Mark Swift and the Time Retarder / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. Rodney Kent, grade school teacher in Greenville...
Genre
historical; science fiction
Characters
Mark Swift (introduction, origin); Rodney Kent and the Time Retarder (introduction); Eric (a Viking, introduction); Elisha (Viking princess, introduction); unnamed Native Americans; unnamed Native American Chief; a dragon

Slam-Bang Popularity Contest (Table of Contents: 11)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
? (vignettes)
Inks
? (vignettes)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Jungle King [Lee Granger]; Mark Swift; Lucky Lawton; Diamond Jack; Hurricane Hansen; War Bird [Captain Tom Sharp]; Jim Dolan

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Promotional advertisement to determine the readers favorite feature in the form of a coupon submission contest.

Money and Big Prizes (Table of Contents: 12)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Advertisement to sell magazines and earn prizes from The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company of Springfield, Ohio.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Diamond Jack
  2. 1. Wherever Stars Gather...You'll Find Whiz Comics
  3. 2. ["Diamond Jack, in possession of a miraculous diamond given him by an old magician..."]
    Diamond Jack
  4. 3. ["Well, where have you been?]
    Slam-Bang Gags
  5. 4. ["Tom Sharp, crack American mail pilot, sought new adventures..."]
    War Bird
  6. 5. ["Jim Dolan-hard hitting editor of Daring Detective Magazine..."]
    Jim Dolan
  7. 6. ["Lucky Lawton takes on the job of wiping out a gang of killers..."]
    Lucky Lawton
  8. 7. Tree-Top Murder
  9. 8. ["Is my plane ready?"]
    Lee Granger, Jungle King
  10. 9. ["Hurricane Hansen, young American-sea adventurer, joins the British Navy..."]
    Hurricane Hansen
  11. 10. ["Mr. Rodney Kent, grade school teacher in Greenville..."]
    Mark Swift and the Time Retarder
  12. 11. Slam-Bang Popularity Contest
  13. 12. Money and Big Prizes
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • James Ludwig