Target Comics #v1#4 [4]
(May 1940)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Novelty Press, Inc.
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

White Streak / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Claire Moe
Inks
Claire Moe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
White Streak

More Free Prizes for Target Readers (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[The Gas Mask Disaster] (Table of Contents: 2)

White Streak / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Burgos
Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Carl Burgos
Colors
?
Letters
Carl Burgos

Genre
sports; superhero
Characters
White Streak; Reynolds (villain, introduction)

[""Chick" Farrell, T-Man, runs headlong into trouble..."] [The Counterfeit Lottery Ring] (Table of Contents: 3)

T-Men / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Thompson (signed)
Pencils
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ben Thompson based on signature found on story by Ken Quattro and posted to Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (24 August 2016).
The original writer and letters tentatively was given to E.W. Webster (Ethel Felder Webster). Original pencil and inks credit given to Joe Simon.

Bomb-Sight Boomerang (Table of Contents: 4)

Lucky Byrd / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Campbell
Pencils
Harry Campbell
Inks
Harry Campbell
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Campbell

Characters
Lucky Byrd; Captain James (villain, introduction)

[The Dam Breaks] (Table of Contents: 5)

Little Puppet Man / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Spina
Pencils
John Spina
Inks
John Spina
Colors
?
Letters
John Spina

Indexer Notes

This story continues in the next issue.

["The Televisor Eye doesn't pick him up!"] [The Reformation of Pretty Boy: Part 3] (Table of Contents: 6)

Calling 2-R / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Warren [Jack A Warren]
Pencils
Jack Warren [Jack A Warren]; E. W. Webster [Ethel Felder Webster] ?
Inks
Jack Warren [Jack A Warren]; E. W. Webster [Ethel Felder Webster] ?
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Warren [Jack A Warren]

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Skipper; The Captain; Big Boss [Big Shot] (villain); Drusella (villain); Pretty Boy (guest star); Butch (villain)

Indexer Notes

Ken Quattro posted to Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (24 August 2016), that he sees both Warren and Webster's work in this story.

Submarine Surprise (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Andrew Allen
Pencils
Sam Gilman (illustration, signed)
Inks
Sam Gilman (illustration, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; war

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits reported by Ken Quattro and posted to Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (24 August 2016).

[The Garment District Diamond Smugglers] (Table of Contents: 8)

City Editor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harold Potter
Inks
Harold Potter
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Music Monster (Table of Contents: 9)

Fantastic Feature Films / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Tarpe Mills
Pencils
Tarpe Mills
Inks
Tarpe Mills
Colors
?
Letters
Tarpe Mills

Genre
drama

["Hello-What's this?"] [The Beautiful Baby Contest] (Table of Contents: 10)

Hi-Grass Twins / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Moe; Joe

[The Track Meet] (Table of Contents: 11)

Rip Rory / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lochlan Field
Inks
Lochlan Field
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who in 20th Century American Comics Books.

["Hullo! What's this? Bill!"] [The Coming of Cameron] (Table of Contents: 12)

Bull's-Eye Bill / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett [as Blake] [as Blake Everett] (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett [as Blake] [as Blake Everett] (signed)
Colors
Bill Everett [as Blake] [as Blake Everett] (signed)
Letters
Bill Everett

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bill Target; Quing (a cook); Steve Casey (mention only); Dawn; Bob (Sheriff); Ted Cameron (villain, introduction); Blackbeard Hurston (villain, introduction, death); Tony (villain)
Synopsis
Bill has a run-in with a dude named Ted Cameron, who has accompanied Dawn to see what a round-up camp looks like. In actuality, Cameron is interested in securing some mining papers, claims and deeds.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Bill Everett to ? by Craig Delich 2013-10-10. The Who's Who does not indicate who the writer was for this feature and also indicates that Everett only drew this strip.

Boy! Look at this Bargains! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    White Streak
  2. 1. More Free Prizes for Target Readers
  3. 2. [The Gas Mask Disaster]
    White Streak
  4. 3. [""Chick" Farrell, T-Man, runs headlong into trouble..."] [The Counterfeit Lottery Ring]
    T-Men
  5. 4. Bomb-Sight Boomerang
    Lucky Byrd
  6. 5. [The Dam Breaks]
    Little Puppet Man
  7. 6. ["The Televisor Eye doesn't pick him up!"] [The Reformation of Pretty Boy: Part 3]
    Calling 2-R
  8. 7. Submarine Surprise
  9. 8. [The Garment District Diamond Smugglers]
    City Editor
  10. 9. The Music Monster
    Fantastic Feature Films
  11. 10. ["Hello-What's this?"] [The Beautiful Baby Contest]
    Hi-Grass Twins
  12. 11. [The Track Meet]
    Rip Rory
  13. 12. ["Hullo! What's this? Bill!"] [The Coming of Cameron]
    Bull's-Eye Bill
  14. 13. Boy! Look at this Bargains!
  15. 14. ["The new companion magazine to Target Comics will go on sale April 10"]
    Blue Bolt
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Peter Croome
  • Gary L. Watson