(August 1940)

Fawcett, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fawcett Publication [Triangle]
Editing
Bill Parker; Al Allard (art director); Ralph Daigh (managing editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint interior; Glossy cover
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Introducing Zoro The Mystery Man (Table of Contents)

Zoro The Mystery Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alfred Duca
Inks
Alfred Duca
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zoro; Dell Travis

Indexer Notes

Same art as the interior story.

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

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

[Casino of Crime] (Table of Contents: 2)

Zoro, The Mystery Man / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alfred Duca
Inks
Alfred Duca
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zoro the Mystery Man (Intro); Paul Migg (Villain; Intro; Death); Zak (Villain; Intro; Death); Jim Hart; Dell Travis
Synopsis
Dell loses all her money at the casino and plans to kill herself, but Zoro asks her to put off killing herself while he uncovers the truth of the casino.

Indexer Notes

Duca and Binder are both credited on this feature for 1940 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The six first stories are different from the Mac Raboy stories that follow, and the first three are a little distinct from the three next. The hairline of Zoro is more consistent in the first ones, and the ears are a bit different too, rather long and few dark lines inside. Also the face of the girl is different, more feminine than the three Binder stories, and the inking has more even lines. Duca is not indexed in any story in GCD, so the only way to pin him is this way, to find what differs in the six first non-Raboy stories. He has two stories in Slam-Bang Comics and one in Master Comics.

[Whiz Comics] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Floating Fortress] (Table of Contents: 4)

Hurricane Hansen / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?; Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Mike Suchorsky
Inks
Mike Suchorsky
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Hurricane Hansen; Appleby; the Kazilians
Synopsis
Hansen is assigned to destroy a deadly floating fortress of the Kazilians.

"50,000 telephone calls are made daily in New York city -" (Table of Contents: 5)

Who'da Thought It / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

[Zoto, the Outlaw Politician] (Table of Contents: 6)

Jim Dolan / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gus Ricca
Inks
Gus Ricca
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zoto (Villain; Intro); Jim Dolan [Ambassador Hernandez]; Sally; Basil
Synopsis
Sally overhears plans to kill Porto Grando's ambassador.

Indexer Notes

Jim disguises himself as the ambassador, but we never see the real one.

[The Bull Murders] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Hal Sharp
Inks
Hal Sharp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Lucky Lawton; Grat Guth (Villain; Intro); Snake (Villain; Intro); Pal
Synopsis
Lucky investigates a death where a man was supposedly trampled by a bull.

Indexer Notes

George Evans named as one of Guth's victims.

[The Sky Demon] (Table of Contents: 8)

Diamond Jack / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gus Ricca
Inks
Gus Ricca
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Diamond Jack; The Sky Demon (Villain; Intro; Death?); Professor Jerral
Synopsis
The Sky Demon challenges Diamond Jack to stop him from ruling the world.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Ten Dollars (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Jim Chandler; Phil; Mr. Johnson; Mrs. Anderson
Synopsis
Jim needs ten dollars for a car.

[The Battlefields of Arbela] (Table of Contents: 11)

Mark Swift and the Time Retarder / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mark Swift; Rodney Kent; Alexander the Great (Intro); Darius (Villain; Intro)
Synopsis
Mark and Kent arrive at the battlefields of Arabella and Darius orders their capture.

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

Puzzlettes / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can you name this state?
Characters
Butch

[Baron Bruht Turns the Tables] (Table of Contents: 13)

War Bird / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Baron Bruht (Villain); Captain Tom Sharp
Synopsis
After being captured the Baron is traded back to Sermia for two captured generals.

[Queen of the Driver Ants] (Table of Contents: 14)

Lee Granger, Jungle King / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman ?
Pencils
Jack Binder ?
Inks
Jack Binder ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Lee Granger; Eric, the Talking Lion; The Ant Queen (Villain; Intro; Death); Kate Bond
Synopsis
A woman raised by driver ants seeks to rule the jungle.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[Johnson Smith & Co.] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Introducing Zoro The Mystery Man
    Zoro The Mystery Man
  2. 1. ["Master Comics is calling all kids!"]
  3. 2. [Casino of Crime]
    Zoro, The Mystery Man
  4. 3. [Whiz Comics]
  5. 4. [The Floating Fortress]
    Hurricane Hansen
  6. 5. "50,000 telephone calls are made daily in New York city -"
    Who'da Thought It
  7. 6. [Zoto, the Outlaw Politician]
    Jim Dolan
  8. 7. [The Bull Murders]
    Lucky Lawton
  9. 8. [The Sky Demon]
    Diamond Jack
  10. 9. ["Whizzing to new heights - that's Whiz Comics"]
  11. 10. Ten Dollars
  12. 11. [The Battlefields of Arbela]
    Mark Swift and the Time Retarder
  13. 12. ["Can you name this state?"]
    Puzzlettes
  14. 13. [Baron Bruht Turns the Tables]
    War Bird
  15. 14. [Queen of the Driver Ants]
    Lee Granger, Jungle King
  16. 15. ["Where's the fire?"]
  17. 16. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  18. 17. ["You can build this special speedster! Mechanix Illustrated tells you how"]
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