(July 1940)

Brookwood, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Brookwood Publishing Company, Inc.
Editing
Maurice Rosenfield

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shock Gibson / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Powell ?
Inks
Bob Powell ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Price Goes Up After This Sale (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Shock Gibson / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Maurice Rosenfield (credited as Maurice Scott); Bill Scott (credited as Maurice Scott)
Pencils
Norman Fallon ?
Inks
Norman Fallon ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At Yarvard College works Dr Bronson, famous scientist...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Comrade Ratski (Villain); Ratski's thug; Shock Gibson; Doctor Bronson; Professor Capcheck; RInceton College scientists; paperboy; earthquake victims; looters; State Police; Monster Beetle; bus passengers; Monster Spider; Monster Cockroach; mountain lion
Synopsis
Comrade Ratski captures several noted scientists and forces them to create devices to cause mayhem in an effort to conquer America.

Join the Shock Gibson Volunteers (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

Crash, Cork, and the Baron / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling (credited as Fred North)
Pencils
Klaus Nordling (credited as Fred North)
Inks
Klaus Nordling (credited as Fred North)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Down in Paraguay, the Three Aces knock about...job-hunting....
Feature Logo
Crash, Cork and the Baron, the Three Aces
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
The Flibbet sisters [Gail; other two unnamed] (Intro); Ni Lats (Villain, Intro, Death); The Three Aces [Cork; Crash; The Baron]; Guatos Indians of Paraguay
Synopsis
The Flibbet sisters hire the Three Aces to transport them to northern Paraguay so they can study the Guantos Indians. When they arrive it is discovered that Ni Lats had hypnotized the locals and, eventually, Gail Flibbet, to be under his command. While dodging to advances of the Flibbet's, The Three Aces along with the sisters defeat Ni Lats and free those under his control.

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

Ted Parrish / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Powell
Pencils
Art Peddy ?
Inks
Art Peddy ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sam, I'm tired of these 'playboy' roles...
Feature Logo
Ted Parrish the Man with 1000 Faces
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sam (Ted's producer); Ted Parrish; waterfront dive thugs
Synopsis
Ted arranges a fake kidnapping of his producer Sam to scare him into giving him more character roles. Ted soon finds himself having to rescue Sam as those he hired decided to make it a real kidnapping job. After his rescue, Sam puts Ted into a movie role he wanted that resulted in him winning the Academy Award for the role.

Boxcar Battle (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rex Rollins
Pencils
? (two illustrations)
Inks
? (two illustrations)
Colors
? (two illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ralph Morgan; Duke; Lefty; One-Eye
Synopsis
Ralph takes a boxcar to New York to find a job when he ends up in a fight with Duke, Lefty, and One-Eye who attempt to rob him of his money.

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

Biff Bannon / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Briefer (credited as Rem Brant)
Pencils
Dick Briefer (credited as Rem Brant)
Inks
Dick Briefer (credited as Rem Brant)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The government has to transport this secret ray-gun to Station X...
Genre
adventure; military
Characters
Biff Bannon; Marine Corps officers; two spies
Synopsis
Biff is placed in charge of protecting a special shipment to Station X of the secret ray-gun. Biff has to fight off two spies onboard the train to protect the weapon.

Indexer Notes

The feature logo for this story reads "Biff Bannon of the U.S. Marines"

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

Lt. Jim Cannon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ted C. Mariner] (signed)
Pencils
Chuck Winter ?
Inks
Chuck Winter ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In an effort to reach safe harbor in an American port...
Genre
adventure; military
Characters
Lieutenant Jim Cannon; Ship's Captain; Walter Engels; Female G-1 Secret Agent; a cabbie
Synopsis
After Cannon saved the ship Majestic from a U-Boat, he soon finds himself entangled in a spy ring still trying to sink the ship while in port.

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

Landor, Maker of Monsters / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Gregory Torey] (credited)
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With fiendish cunning, Landor, brilliant mad scientist, uses the mind...
Genre
adventure
Characters
John Powers (Intro); Landor; Jack Torrence; Marcia (Jack's fiancee); Kung-Fu-Tse; desk sergeant
Synopsis
Landor captures and brainwashes famed criminologist John Powers to help frame Torrence. Marcia and Kung-Fu-Tse work to rescue Powers and clear Jack's name.

Demon Sleuths (Table of Contents: 10)

Nick and Dick [Brookwood] / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Hamilton ?
Pencils
Ed Hamilton (signed)
Inks
Ed Hamilton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Nick and Dick (Intro); Riley the cop; two robbers; cops
Synopsis
Nick and Dick track down bank robbers to try to win the $250 reward for their capture. After Nick is captured by the robbers, Dick tracks down Riley the cop to rescue him. Following a trail of jelly beans left by Nick, Dick, Riley, and other policemen track down the criminal's hiding place and rescue Nick.

Indexer Notes

This is Ed Hamilton, the American Comics Group letterer, not the DC writer.

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Mars Mason / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Munson Paddock (credited as Glenn Ross)
Pencils
Munson Paddock (credited as Glenn Ross)
Inks
Munson Paddock (credited as Glenn Ross)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mars is sent to open a new air route...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mars Mason; original inhabitants of Uranus; Earth-Men from the out-post; Mercurians
Synopsis
On his way to set up mail service between the Earth and Uranus, Mars found himself involved in rescuing Earth-Men from an outpost on Uranus from local creatures. Mars helps those men in their plans to redirect solar energy to warm up the planet for colonization only to find himself having to fight off creatures from Mercury who want to have the plan to themselves.

Indexer Notes

The feature logo for this story reads "Mars Mason of the Interplanetary Mail Service"

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Spike Marlin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Carl Larson] (credited)
Pencils
Witmer Williams ?
Inks
Witmer Williams ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Treasure and treachery go hand in hand as Spike churns the seas...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Spike Marlin; bar patrons; Dan O'Brien; kidnappers; diving ship's Captain and crew
Synopsis
Spike has to save noted diver and treasure hunter, Dan O'Brien, from kidnappers, and octopus, and treasure thieves.

Indexer Notes

credited to Carl Larson, but not George Tuska

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