(July 1940)

Columbia, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1940-05-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Columbia Comic Corporation
Editing
Vin Sullivan (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Charlie Chan; Joe Palooka; The Skyman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; sports; adventure; aviation
Characters
Skyman; Charlie Chan; Joe Palooka
Reprints

Bombings in Tumal City (Table of Contents: 1)

The Skyman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited as Paul Dean)
Pencils
Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
The Skyman [Allan Turner]; Fawn Carroll; Mayor Foxx; Doctor Jenkins; Doctor Burton

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

Joe Palooka / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher
Pencils
Ham Fisher
Inks
Ham Fisher
Colors
?
Letters
Ham Fisher

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Knowing Joe's true identity...
Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Joe Palooka; Red; Knobby Walsh; Smokey
Reprints
  • from Joe Palooka daily (The McNaught Syndicate)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Face / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Blake (credited)
Pencils
Mart Bailey (signed as M B)
Inks
Mart Bailey (signed as M B)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Known to the world only as a grim, elusive phantom...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Face [Tony Trent]; Glory Young; Hook Horner;

Indexer Notes

Bailey signs (as MB) on the final page. Blake byline credited to Fox in the Who's Who.

George Lost All But Hope/Gardener's Vision (Table of Contents: 4)

The Bungle Family / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
H. J. Tuthill
Pencils
H. J. Tuthill
Inks
H. J. Tuthill
Colors
?
Letters
H. J. Tuthill

Genre
humor; domestic

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

Tom Kerry District Attorney / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Ernst (signed)
Inks
Ken Ernst (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
People on a little street in New York.
Genre
crime
Characters
Tom Kerry; "Musical Molly" Marvin (corpse); Rory Dolan (villain)

The Skyman Encounters Kidnapers (Table of Contents: 6)

The Skyman / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited as Paul Dean)
Pencils
Ogden Whitney (illustrations)
Inks
Ogden Whitney (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
The Skyman

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

Marvelo Monarch of Magicians / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (credited)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Arriving in an Arizona town...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvelo; Zee (manservant); Ted Hardy; Blackie;

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

Mike the Mascot / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab (credited)
Pencils
Fred Schwab (credited)
Inks
Fred Schwab (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Schwab (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's hope that Mike will behave himself...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mike the Mascot

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

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I feel very independent, Mickey...
Genre
humor
Characters
Dixie Dugan; Mickey; Imogene
Reprints
  • From Dixie Dugan Sunday (The McNaught Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

The top tier of each page features Good Deed Dotty.

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

Rocky Ryan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the sun-scorched plains of middle India...
Characters
Rocky Ryan; Roy; Chief Balah; Princess Fleur

Indexer Notes

Whitney signs on the sixth panel of page 5.

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

Jibby Jones / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No more books...
Characters
Jibby Jones; Waldo; Brenda

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

Mortimer the Monk / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab (credited)
Pencils
Fred Schwab (credited)
Inks
Fred Schwab (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Schwab (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bah!---I'm tired of being a mere house pet...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mortimer the Monk
Reprints

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

Charlie Chan / comic story / 4.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alfred Andriola (signed)
Inks
Alfred Andriola (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While Charlie Chan tracks the killer of Norda Noll...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Charlie Chan' J. C. Kornweller; Lugo Mance; Lucky Norton; Detective Kirk Casey
Reprints
  • from Charlie Chan daily (The McNaught Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

Newspaper strip reprints

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

Off-Side! / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Metzer (credited as Jo Metzer)
Pencils
Joe Metzer (credited as Jo Metzer)
Inks
Joe Metzer (credited as Jo Metzer)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Metzer (credited as Jo Metzer)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ball one...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Four unrelated gag panels.

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

Spy-Chief / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The United States of America is feeling the influences of a foreign war!
Genre
spy
Characters
Spy-Chief [Jeff Cardiff]; The Chief; Captain Jim Murphy; Tommy Brown
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Charlie Chan; Joe Palooka; The Skyman
  2. 1. Bombings in Tumal City
    The Skyman
  3. 2. ["Knowing Joe's true identity..."]
    Joe Palooka
  4. 3. ["Known to the world only as a grim, elusive phantom..."]
    The Face
  5. 4. George Lost All But Hope/Gardener's Vision
    The Bungle Family
  6. 5. ["People on a little street in New York."]
    Tom Kerry District Attorney
  7. 6. The Skyman Encounters Kidnapers
    The Skyman
  8. 7. ["Arriving in an Arizona town..."]
    Marvelo Monarch of Magicians
  9. 8. ["Let's hope that Mike will behave himself..."]
    Mike the Mascot
  10. 9. ["I feel very independent, Mickey..."]
    Dixie Dugan
  11. 10. ["From the sun-scorched plains of middle India..."]
    Rocky Ryan
  12. 11. ["No more books..."]
    Jibby Jones
  13. 12. ["Bah!---I'm tired of being a mere house pet..."]
    Mortimer the Monk
  14. 13. ["While Charlie Chan tracks the killer of Norda Noll..."]
    Charlie Chan
  15. 14. ["Ball one..."]
    Off-Side!
  16. 15. ["The United States of America is feeling the influences of a foreign war!"]
    Spy-Chief
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Keith Chandler
  • Del Gruber
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Dave Redmond
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Matthew Torrance