(August 1940)

Western, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1940-07-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Whitman Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Oskar Lebeck

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)

Bob and Bill / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Bugg [as Bugg] (signed)
Inks
Robert Bugg [as Bugg] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

[The Three Limping Kidnappers] (Table of Contents: 1)

Ellery Queen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery

[Red Morgan's Dam] (Table of Contents: 2)

Red Ryder / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Red Ryder; Little Beaver

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Inside the Hollow Earth] (Table of Contents: 3)

Bob and Bill / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Bugg
Inks
Robert Bugg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Bob and Bill (first appearance; two Boy Scouts); a giant (first appearance); a giant's wife (first appearance)

[The Menace of Dr. Thor: Part ?] (Table of Contents: 4)

Don Winslow / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank V. Martinek [as F. V. Martinek] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Don Winslow; Red Pennington; Dr. Thor (villain); the Duchess (villain)

Indexer Notes

Strip reprints.
Previous indexer listed F. V. Martinek as the artist, but he was only the writer.

[Duel With a Destroyer] (Table of Contents: 5)

Stratosphere Jim / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al McWilliams ?
Pencils
Al McWilliams [as A. McWilliams] (signed)
Inks
Al McWilliams [as A. McWilliams] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
The Nazis (villains)

[Tumak's Return] (Table of Contents: 6)

One Million B. C. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

adapted from Hal Roach's movie ONE MILLION B.C.

[The T.S. Show Mystery] (Table of Contents: 7)

Gabby Scoops / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Connor
Pencils
Bill Treadwell
Inks
Bill Treadwell
Colors
?
Letters
?

[Roses For Virginia] (Table of Contents: 8)

Wash Tubbs / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane
Pencils
Roy Crane
Inks
Roy Crane
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Admiral Bird's Ship] (Table of Contents: 9)

Pete and Pudgie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Win Smith
Pencils
Win Smith (signed)
Inks
Win Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Penguin Pete; Pudgie

Indexer Notes

strip reprints?

[The Food Racketeers] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Owl / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Thomas (signed)
Pencils
Frank Thomas (credited) (signed)
Inks
Frank Thomas (credited) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Owl [Nick Terry]; unnamed Police Inspector; Lee Terry's servant); Belle Wayne [as Bell]
Keywords
Clinton Co. Foods

Indexer Notes

According to Michael Barrier in his book "Funnybooks: The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comics", Frank Thomas was the writer. Previous indexer credited Leonard Steinman.

Thomas' first Owl story in this title.

In Alter Ego #151 article, Thomas' daughter recounts that whenever her father was doing characters and needed a name, he used names of people that the family knew.

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

Herky / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Clyde Lewis
Pencils
Clyde Lewis
Inks
Clyde Lewis
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you think I look like a glamor boy, Herk?
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; Pinchy; Lois

Indexer Notes

strip reprint

[The Power Plant] (Table of Contents: 12)

Crusoes / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bob and Bill
  2. 1. [The Three Limping Kidnappers]
    Ellery Queen
  3. 2. [Red Morgan's Dam]
    Red Ryder
  4. 3. [Inside the Hollow Earth]
    Bob and Bill
  5. 4. [The Menace of Dr. Thor: Part ?]
    Don Winslow
  6. 5. [Duel With a Destroyer]
    Stratosphere Jim
  7. 6. [Tumak's Return]
    One Million B. C.
  8. 7. [The T.S. Show Mystery]
    Gabby Scoops
  9. 8. [Roses For Virginia]
    Wash Tubbs
  10. 9. [Admiral Bird's Ship]
    Pete and Pudgie
  11. 10. [The Food Racketeers]
    The Owl
  12. 11. ["Do you think I look like a glamor boy, Herk?"]
    Herky
  13. 12. [The Power Plant]
    Crusoes
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