Big Shot #97
(January 1949)

Columbia, 1943 Series
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Volume
9
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Columbia Comic Corporation
Editing
Thomas DeAngelo (Managing Editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sparky Watts and Mickey Finn / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Sparky Watts; Mickey Finn

Indexer Notes

Character appearances from Arthur Lortie on 16 October 2004.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Crash, Bam, Boom] (Table of Contents: 2)

Sparky Watts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Boody Rogers (credited)
Pencils
Boody Rogers (credited)
Inks
Boody Rogers (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Dotty Dash declared she wouldn't marry Sparky...
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Sparky Watts
Synopsis
Sparky - stripped of his powers by radiation - is the last man on earth and the only character in this story; features flying saucers, a-bombs and germ warfare.

Indexer Notes

Story title, credit, and synopsis from Arthur Lortie on 16 October 2004.

[The Has-Beens of 1949] (Table of Contents: 3)

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
J. P. McEvoy (credited as McEvoy)
Pencils
John Striebel (credited as Striebel)
Inks
John Striebel (credited as Striebel)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After checking on the producers...
Genre
drama
Characters
Dixie Dugan; Timothy Dugan; Jud Bradley; Designer Dugan; Joe Johnson [columnist]; Devon and Dale [show producers]; Wade Sisters [singers]
Reprints
  • from Dixie Dugan Sunday (The McNaught Syndicate)

[Christmas Shopping] (Table of Contents: 4)

Mickey Finn / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lank Leonard (credited)
Pencils
Lank Leonard (credited)
Inks
Lank Leonard (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you saw Phil...
Genre
drama
Characters
Uncle Phil; Dugan; Hogan; Lightning Larry [shoplifter]
Reprints
  • from Mickey Finn Sunday (The McNaught Syndicate)

[Flea Killer] (Table of Contents: 5)

Mickey Finn / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lank Leonard (credited)
Pencils
Lank Leonard (credited)
Inks
Lank Leonard (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What has Nockie Noonan invented this time...
Genre
drama
Characters
Uncle Phil; Mickey Finn; Sergeant; Ma Finn; Nockie Noonan [inventor]; Fido [a dog]
Reprints
  • from Mickey Finn Sunday (The McNaught Syndicate)

[Weight Loss] (Table of Contents: 6)

Mickey Finn / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lank Leonard (credited)
Pencils
Lank Leonard (credited)
Inks
Lank Leonard (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mickey - I just happened to notice...
Genre
drama
Characters
Uncle Phil; Mickey Finn; Sergeant
Reprints
  • from Mickey Finn Sunday (The McNaught Syndicate)

[Bad Medicine] (Table of Contents: 7)

Mickey Finn / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lank Leonard (credited)
Pencils
Lank Leonard (credited)
Inks
Lank Leonard (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you feel like a cold...
Genre
drama
Characters
Uncle Phil; Ma Finn; Flossie; Mickey Finn; Tom
Reprints
  • from Mickey Finn Sunday (The McNaught Syndicate)

[The Talking Christmas Tree] (Table of Contents: 8)

Brass Knuckles / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Marion Bailey (credited as Marty Marion)
Pencils
Mart Bailey (credited as Marty Marion)
Inks
Mart Bailey (credited as Marty Marion)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The housing situation is terrible...
Genre
humor
Characters
Brass Knuckles; Santa Claus; an elf; 2 little boys

One Exciting Night (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Mart Bailey (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Old Bumpy; Jack Beerymore; Officer Stanislaus O'Ketchup; Don Gilholy

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 10)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Arthur Lortie on 16 October 2004.

Correspondence Course Detective (Table of Contents: 11)

Skyman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ogden Whitney (credited, signed)
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (credited, signed)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Skyman [Allan Turner]; Fawn; Hobert Humphreys [actor]; Silas Haystock [a detective]

Indexer Notes

Whitney signs on the second panel of the final page.

[Foreign Correspondent] (Table of Contents: 12)

Tony Trent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mart Bailey (credited)
Pencils
Mart Bailey (credited)
Inks
Mart Bailey (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where has Tony Trent been these past months?
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tony Trent; General Zayushin

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Arthur Lortie on 16 October 2004.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sparky Watts and Mickey Finn
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [Crash, Bam, Boom]
    Sparky Watts
  4. 3. [The Has-Beens of 1949]
    Dixie Dugan
  5. 4. [Christmas Shopping]
    Mickey Finn
  6. 5. [Flea Killer]
    Mickey Finn
  7. 6. [Weight Loss]
    Mickey Finn
  8. 7. [Bad Medicine]
    Mickey Finn
  9. 8. [The Talking Christmas Tree]
    Brass Knuckles
  10. 9. One Exciting Night
  11. 10. Statement of Ownership
  12. 11. Correspondence Course Detective
    Skyman
  13. 12. [Foreign Correspondent]
    Tony Trent
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
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