(April 1940)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-03-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication [Triangle]
Editing
Bill Parker

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date and the volume number found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 449662.

World's Biggest Comics Book (Table of Contents)

Master Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Fiske
Inks
Harry Fiske
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Master Man; White Rajah (vignette); Devil's Dagger (vignette); Frontier Marshall [Bill Crane] (vignette); El Carim (vignette)

Hey, Pals! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

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

Master Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Newt Alfred
Inks
Newt Alfred
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Master Man, world's greatest hero tests his might against the world's greatest scourge: war!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Master Man; King Adolfuss; General Himmler; unnamed Adolfusstan pilot; unnamed Adolfusstan soldiers; unnamed peasant

Indexer Notes

Last panel on last page is a small promo for Slam-Bang Comics (Fawcett, 1940 series).

White Rajah and the Lost Mummy (Table of Contents: 3)

White Rajah / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
White Rajah [David Scott]; Sin-Gee; Kelsey; Schwartz; unnamed Wulu natives; Wulu chief; Veego Chief

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

Devil's Dagger / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the newsroom of the Carterville Daily Blade, Burton, the city editor...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Devil's Dagger [Ken Wyman]; Burton; Bonanza Bill; Morton Wyman (Ken's father); Sandra Cole; Pat Gleason; Jeff Marlowe (villain); Marlowe's gang

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

Morton Murch, The Hillbilly Hero / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Newt Alfred
Inks
Newt Alfred
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the home-made balloon which was the laughing stock...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Morton Murch; Queen Silva; Malabad pilots

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

Shipwreck Roberts / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shipwreck Roberts, courageous diver, believes Dr. Brown...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Shipwreck Roberts; Chief; Deep Sea Doodle; unnamed ship's captain; Doctor Drown (villain); Romez; unnamed foreign spies

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Frontier Marshall / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jim Trask, gang boss of Big Savage...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Frontier Marshall [Bill Crane]; Helen Wright; Mac; Mesquite Mike; two cattlemen [Hank (named)]; Jim Trask; Whipple

Lost But Found (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure

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

Master Puzzlers / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Answers found on page 48.

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

Amazing Oddities / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In 1883, a toll of one cent was charged to walk across Brooklyn Bridge!
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Eli Samuel Parker
Synopsis
Several trivia vignette cartoons.

Indexer Notes

Similar to Ripley's Believe It or Not!

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Mr. Clue / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Newt Alfred
Inks
Newt Alfred
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It only takes one clue!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Mr. Clue; J. Gould Parkhurst; Alaric (chauffeur); Abu (butler)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Streak Sloan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Martin Nodel
Inks
Martin Nodel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Streak Sloan, resting up in Alaska following a strenuous assignment, receives...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Streak Sloan; Jerry Brant; unnamed train engineer; Ned Jackson

Master of Magic and the Jewel Thieves (Table of Contents: 13)

El Carim / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Formes
Pencils
Sven Elven
Inks
Sven Elven
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
El Carim; J. Grigcby Duncan; Count Solferino; Solferino's gang; unnamed police officer; unnamed judge

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

Rick O'Shay / comic story / 6.8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Reg Greenwood
Inks
Reg Greenwood
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rick O'Shay, two fisted American soldier of fortune no sooner cleans up an Arab revolt...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Rick O'Shay; Mekki; Major Cambon; Matt Morgan; Morgan's henchmen; Rick's soldiers

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Heritage Auctions in 2018.

Captain Marvel Power Siren Certificate No. 1 (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 0.08 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

At the bottom of the last page of the Rick O'Shay story.

Redeemable coupon used to help obtain the Captain Marvel Power Siren.

Answers to Master Puzzlers on Page 29 (Table of Contents: 16)

text article / 0.12 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (puzzles)
Inks
? (puzzles)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

At the bottom of the last page of the Rick O'Shay story.

Answers to Master Puzzlers on page 29.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Boys! Boys! Boys! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. World's Biggest Comics Book
    Master Man
  2. 1. Hey, Pals!
  3. 2. ["Master Man, world's greatest hero tests his might against the world's greatest scourge: war!"]
    Master Man
  4. 3. White Rajah and the Lost Mummy
    White Rajah
  5. 4. ["In the newsroom of the Carterville Daily Blade, Burton, the city editor..."]
    Devil's Dagger
  6. 5. ["In the home-made balloon which was the laughing stock..."]
    Morton Murch, The Hillbilly Hero
  7. 6. ["Shipwreck Roberts, courageous diver, believes Dr. Brown..."]
    Shipwreck Roberts
  8. 7. ["Jim Trask, gang boss of Big Savage..."]
    Frontier Marshall
  9. 8. Lost But Found
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Master Puzzlers
  11. 10. ["In 1883, a toll of one cent was charged to walk across Brooklyn Bridge!"]
    Amazing Oddities
  12. 11. ["It only takes one clue!"]
    Mr. Clue
  13. 12. ["Streak Sloan, resting up in Alaska following a strenuous assignment, receives..."]
    Streak Sloan
  14. 13. Master of Magic and the Jewel Thieves
    El Carim
  15. 14. ["Rick O'Shay, two fisted American soldier of fortune no sooner cleans up an Arab revolt..."]
    Rick O'Shay
  16. 15. Captain Marvel Power Siren Certificate No. 1
  17. 16. Answers to Master Puzzlers on Page 29
  18. 17. ["It's a wizeroo!"]
  19. 18. Boys! Boys! Boys!
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