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PublicationFebruary 1945 | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 1 | Frequency: Bi-monthly
 
CoverMidnight Finds a Dummy That Turns Into a Corpse!
FeaturingMidnight
CreditsPencils: Alex Kotzky? | Inks: Alex Kotzky?
ContentGenre: Adventure; Superhero | Characters: Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby
 
AdvertisementThe Tree Across the Road (1 page)
FeaturingVolto; Grape-Nuts Flakes
CreditsPencils: Frank Robbins | Inks: Frank Robbins
ContentGenre: Superhero
 
Comic StoryDummies of All Kinds (11 pages)
SynopsisSee there's this dead body and this dummy, and the other dummies just keep getting the two mixed up.
FeaturingMidnight
CreditsScript: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Pencils: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Inks: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Letters: Paul Gustavson
ContentGenre: Adventure; Superhero | Characters: Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); Sam Yentz; Iggy the Pig; Oyk; Sniffer Snoop; Hot Dog; Killer Kride (villain)
NotesAll Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.
 
Comic Story"Ho-Hum!... This has been velly dull week! (1 page)
FeaturingWun Cloo
CreditsPencils: Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed) | Inks: Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
ContentGenre: Humor; Detective-mystery | Characters: Wun Cloo (detective)
NotesCole is credited only on drawing this feature, and Ralph Johns is his pen name, from Jerry Bails' Who's Who.
 
Comic StoryPoor House (7 pages)
SynopsisDeke finds a lost wallet and tells Daffy he returned it to the owner.
FeaturingDaffy
CreditsScript: Milt Stein (signed) | Pencils: Milt Stein (signed) | Inks: Milt Stein (signed)
ContentGenre: Humor; Sports | Characters: Daffy; Deke; Hard-Heel Maisie
 
Comic Story"Cowards Die Many Times Before Their Deaths" (8 pages)
FeaturingEspionage Starring Black X
CreditsPencils: Bill Quackenbush (signed) | Inks: Bill Quackenbush (signed)
ContentGenre: Spy | Characters: Black X; Batu; Osharu
 
Comic Story"What silly concert!" (1 page)
FeaturingArchie O'Toole
CreditsScript: Bernard Dibble | Pencils: Bernard Dibble | Inks: Bernard Dibble
ContentGenre: Humor; Children
 
Comic StoryPure Poison to Crime (7 pages)
SynopsisChuck, who also happens to be the Police boxing champion, teaches lads at the Boys' Club how to fight on the side. And when McGinty is challenged to a bout by an old opponent, Lane attempts to help the detective get back into shape.
FeaturingThe Jester
CreditsPencils: Pete Riss
ContentGenre: Superhero | Characters: The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Detective Hustace McGinty; Bruiser Billson (villain); Dr. Synapse (villain)
NotesOriginally credited "Sam Citron?" Some faces on page 2 have the look of Pete Riss, a V-shaped with eyes a bit far apart, and also very static expressions and movements. The inking is not like his signed story in My Romantic Adventure #56.
 
Comic StoryMaking Movies (4 pages)
SynopsisLady Luck agrees to appear in a film so she can donate her earnings to the U.S.O..
FeaturingLady Luck
CreditsScript: Klaus Nordling (signed) | Pencils: Klaus Nordling (signed) | Inks: Klaus Nordling (signed)
ContentGenre: Superhero | Characters: Lady Luck [Brenda Banks]; Alan Moonglow; Von Smorgas; Peecolo; Carruthers
 
Text StoryThe Nameless Hero (2 pages)
FeaturingJimmy Christian
CreditsLetters: typeset
ContentGenre: Adventure
NotesInformation on this sequence from Jonathan E. Ingersoll, Jr., 6/19/2007.
 
Comic Story"The Fatal Release Cord" (7 pages)
FeaturingThe Marksman
CreditsPencils: Irving Tirman | Inks: Irving Tirman
ContentGenre: Adventure; War | Characters: The Marksman [Baron Povalski, aka Major Hurtz]; Anna; Major Sinushi (villain)
NotesOriginally credited "Bill Quackenbush ?" This is the same art as in #54. Tirman is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and heads in 3/4 backview with streched neck and the jawbone going back behind the ear, even in side view, is peculiar. This can be found in his credited "Mike Gibbs Guerilla" story in Adventure Comics #88.
 
Comic StoryRookie Rankin Gets the Last Laugh (8 pages)
FeaturingRookie Rankin
CreditsPencils: Mort Leav
ContentGenre: Detective-mystery | Characters: Rookie Rankin; Slim; Squeak; Horse; Laughie
NotesOriginally credited "Witmer Williams ?", but he has quite different faces with very bushy eyebrows and small mouth, narrow undistinct eyes and larger, rounded jaw. Compared with Leav's signed story in Power Comics #4, everything matches, face of the policeman, large hands, way of running with high lifted knees and some panels without backgrounds. Different inking.
 
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