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NotesFeatures in this issue include Rang-a-Tang the Wonder Dog, Dan Hastings, Buck Stacey, Foxy Grandpa, Secret Agent B. O., Boodini the Great, Little Nemo, Burk of the Briny, Crime on the Run, & Sugar, Honey and Huggin. Artists in this issue include Jack Cole, Will Eisner, Norman Danberg, Dick Ryan, Bob McCay, Bill Allison and Clem Getter.
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PublicationNovember 1939 | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 1 | Frequency: monthly
NotesFormerly credited to Norman Danberg, but Danberg was a writer.
CoverMeet Rang-A-Tang
CreditsPencils: Edd Ashe? | Inks: Edd Ashe?
ContentGenre: Animal; Detective-mystery | Characters: Rang-A-Tang (dog); Detective Hy Speed
NotesFormerly credited to Norman Danberg, but Danberg was a writer.
Comic Story"I'm always on the winning side!" (1 page)
FeaturingHold That Line!
CreditsScript: Jack Cole (signed) | Pencils: Jack Cole (signed) | Inks: Jack Cole (signed)
ContentGenre: Humor
Notesinside front cover
Publisher advertisementHello (1 page)
FeaturingJust a Moment
NotesEditorial, various artists.
Comic StoryOrigin of Rang-a-Tang (6 pages)
SynopsisRang-A-Tang, the wonder dog, is a dog at a small carnival, but escapes from his cruel trainer and was living in the streets until he saves Detective Speed’s life. After helping him, he gets full status with the police department.
CreditsScript: Norman Danberg (signed) | Pencils: Edd Ashe? | Inks: Edd Ashe?
ContentGenre: Animal; Detective-mystery | Characters: Rang-A-Tang (a dog) (introduction); Hy Speed (detective, introduction); Amazing Boy [Ritchie Waters]; Blackie Blade (villain, introduction)
NotesCredit identification's by Martin O'Hearn. Writer formerly identified as "Will Harr ?". Danberg formerly mis-identified as the artist. Jerry Bails's Who's Who indicates Edd Ashe may be the artist.
Comic StoryThe Mexidian Raiders (10 pages)
FeaturingDan Hastings
CreditsScript: Otto Binder?; Ken Fitch? | Pencils: Clem Gretter | Inks: Clem Gretter
ContentGenre: Science Fiction | Characters: Dan Hastings; Dr. Carter; Bob Carter; Gloria Carter; Europas (villain); Ursulis (villain)
NotesGretter is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and faces, hands and figures are very much like his signed stories in US Marines Comics #1 and in Ray and Gail from DC Comics. Continued from Star Comics (Chesler) feature. Binder credit by Craig Delich.
Comic StoryA Bad Bargain (5 pages)
SynopsisIn the Old West, Buck, considered a "range detective", is hired to find some cattle rustlers by ranch owner Sandra Cummings, eventually capturing both the rustlers and the heart of Sandra.
FeaturingBuck Stacey
CreditsPencils: W. M. Allison | Inks: W. M. Allison
ContentGenre: Western-frontier | Characters: Buck Stacey (range detective, introduction); Sandra Cummings (rancher); Steve Vance (villain, crooked rancher); Ben Hackerman (villain, foreman)
NotesContinued next issue. The story is printed in black, white, and red. The faces and realistic horses are all identical to Allison's credited stories in Cowboy Western Comics #38, and Hi-Lite Comics #1.
Comic StoryThe Picnic (2 pages)
FeaturingFoxy Grandpa
CreditsScript: Jack Cole | Pencils: Jack Cole | Inks: Jack Cole
ContentGenre: Humor; Sports
Comic StoryThe Trap (2 pages)
FeaturingSugar, Honey, and Huggin'
CreditsScript: Dick Ryan (signed) | Pencils: Dick Ryan (signed) | Inks: Dick Ryan (signed) | Colors:? (black, white, and red)
ContentGenre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals | Characters: Sugar; Honey; Huggin' (three bears); Billy Fox (Introduction, villain)
NotesSigned on second page.
Comic StorySecret Agent--B.O. (3 pages)
FeaturingIma Slooth
CreditsScript: Jack Cole (signed) | Pencils: Jack Cole (signed) | Inks: Jack Cole (signed) | Colors:? (black, white, and red)
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Ima Slooth (introduction)
Notesnext app. in DYNAMIC COMICS #11 (Chesler / Dynamic).
CreditsScript: Dick Ryan (signed) | Pencils: Dick Ryan (signed) | Inks: Dick Ryan (signed) | Colors:? (black, white, and red)
ContentGenre: Humor
Comic StoryThe Big Fight (2 pages)
FeaturingBoodini the Great
CreditsScript: Fred Schwab | Pencils: Fred Schwab | Inks: Fred Schwab
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Boodini (a magician / escape artist)
NotesPreviously credited to WIll Eisner apparently due to an erroneous (or at least as yet unexplained) entry linking Boodini to Eisner in Who's Who. All known Boodini appearances are by Fred Schwab, who is also credited with wr/pen/inks/ in Who's Who. Much of Schwab's early work is signed, and this matches the style exactly.
Comic StoryThe Radium Ore Robber (5 pages)
FeaturingBurk of the Briny
CreditsPencils: Frank Frollo? | Inks: Frank Frollo? | Colors:? (black, white, and red)
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: Jack Burk (introduction); Johnson (villain, dies)
Notesonly appearance; story in black and white and red.
FeaturingAges of Animals
CreditsPencils: Richard Speed? | Inks: Richard Speed? | Colors:? (black, white, and red)
ContentGenre: Non-fiction
NotesHand lettered text with illustrations. Former Chesler feature.
Comic StoryDown With the King (2 pages)
FeaturingKing Kole's Court
CreditsScript: George Nagle (signed) | Pencils: Jack Cole | Inks: Jack Cole
ContentGenre: Humor; Fantasy; Historical | Characters: King Kole
Notesseries continued from Chesler's earlier Star Comics.
Comic StoryVillage of Missing Men (6 pages)
SynopsisMajor Joe Jordan and Denny are with the Diamond Patrol in Africa to investigate smugglers, illegal mining, etc., and they are after a man named Barrett, who holds women and children of a native village hostage to force the natives to reveal the location of and mine the stones for him and his gang.
FeaturingJoe Jordan
CreditsScript:? [as Cliff Thorndyke] (signed) | Pencils: Rafael Astarita? | Inks: Rafael Astarita?
ContentGenre: Adventure; Jungle | Characters: Joe Jordan of the Diamond Patrol (introduction); Denny (introduction); Barrett (villain, introduction); Barrett's gang (villains, introduction for all)
NotesStory in printed in black, white, and red. Thorndyke is only credited as byline by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.
Text StoryDeath Around the Bend (5 pages)
CreditsScript: Pat Gleason | Pencils: Ed Ashe? | Inks: Ed Ashe? | Letters: Typeset
ContentGenre: Adventure; Jungle | Characters: Jim Steele
NotesArt identical to Rang-A-Tang story.
Comic StoryThe Man In the Moon (4 pages)
FeaturingLittle Nemo
CreditsScript: Bob McCay | Pencils: Bob McCay | Inks: Bob McCay
ContentGenre: Fantasy | Characters: Little Nemo; Dr. Pill; Flip; The Man In the Moon (villain); a Moon Man
Notesnext app. in ? McCay credited as writer and artist by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.
FeaturingIt's Really A Fact
ContentGenre: Non-fiction
Comic StoryThe Murderous "Red" Keenan Gang (7 pages)
FeaturingCrime On the Run
CreditsScript: Jack Cole (signed) | Pencils: Jack Cole (signed) | Inks: Jack Cole (signed)
ContentGenre: Non-fiction; Crime | Characters: Detective Cody; Lieutenant Storey; Keenan Gang (villains)
Notestrue-crime story
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