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PublicationSeptember 1942 | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 1 | Frequency: monthly
 
FeaturingTerry and the Pirates
CreditsPencils: Milton Caniff (signed) | Inks: Milton Caniff (signed)
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: Terry Lee; Pat Ryan; Big Stoop
 
Cartoon"Now's the best time to ask Father, Honey!" (1 page)
FeaturingGrin and Bear It
CreditsScript: George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed) | Pencils: George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed) | Inks: George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
ContentGenre: Humor
NotesSix single panel cartoons on inside front cover in black, white and red. © 1941 Chicago Times, Inc.
 
Comic Story"Seeing the clipper turn back" (8 pages)
FeaturingSmilin' Jack
CreditsScript: Zack Mosley (credited) | Pencils: Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited) | Inks: Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited) | Letters: Boody Rogers
ContentGenre: Adventure; Aviation | Characters: Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Fat Stuff; Downwind Jaxon [also as George]; Mary Smith (voice only); Mrs. Andrews; Miss Murray; Alberta; Dickie; Birteel; Juanita; Ringtail (a monkey)
NotesCopyright 1938 by the Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.
 
Comic StoryClef Dweller (1 page)
FeaturingSmokey Stover
CreditsScript: Bill Holman (credited) | Pencils: Bill Holman (credited) | Inks: Bill Holman (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (a cat)
NotesCopyright, 1940, by News Syndicate Co., Inc.
 
Comic Story"Presence of battle boat proves our identity known" (8 pages)
FeaturingTerry and the Pirates
CreditsScript: Milton Caniff (credited) | Pencils: Milton Caniff (credited) | Inks: Milton Caniff (credited)
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: Terry Lee; Pat Ryan; Burma; Connie [George Webster Confucius]; Big Stoop; Nastalthia Vincenta Smythe-Heatherstone; Reginald Smythe-Heatherstone; Inspector Gwenn; Drusilla Crail (villain, death); Chun Wi (villain)
NotesCopyright 1938 by the Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc. 2 1/2 pages of the daily reprints did not have dates.
 
Comic StoryThe Return of Robin Hood [Episode 1] (7 pages)
FeaturingThe Return of Robin Hood
CreditsScript: Gaylord Du Bois (credited) | Pencils: Jon Small (credited) | Inks: Jon Small (credited)
ContentGenre: Adventure; Historical | Characters: Robin Hood; Baron De Grise (villain, death)
Notes© 1942 by R. S. Callender. Corroboration of Gaylord Du Bois script credit for Return of Robin Hood [episode 1] as per page 625, "Catalog of Copyright Entries 1942 Pamphlets, Leaflets, Etc. New Series Vol 39 Pt. 1," by Library of Congress, Copyright Office, Published 1942.
 
Comic Story"Mighty Inca, these here folks are friends of mine" (7 pages)
SynopsisCyclone and his friends escape from the Inca's.
FeaturingCyclone
CreditsScript: Gaylord Du Bois | Pencils: John Hampton (signed) | Inks: John Hampton (signed)
ContentGenre: Western-frontier | Characters: Cyclone; Midge; Calico (a horse); The Great Inca; Don Manuelo McCarthy; Sandy Waters
NotesCopr., 1942, by R. S. Callender.
 
Comic Story"As the Navy prepares to attack his strongly fortified island" (5 pages)
FeaturingDon Winslow of the Navy
CreditsScript: Frank V. Martinek (credited)
ContentGenre: War | Characters: Don Winslow; Red Pennington; Professor Olympus Lancton; Betty Shipman; The Purple Dictator (villain)
 
Comic Story"She's sunk!" (4 pages)
FeaturingGasoline Alley
CreditsScript: Frank King (credited) | Pencils: Frank King (credited) | Inks: Frank King (credited)
ContentGenre: Drama | Characters: Skeezix Wallet; Tops; Gootch; Fuzzy
NotesCopyright 1937 by the Chicago Tribune-N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.
 
Comic Story"To our future happiness, Andy" (1 page)
SynopsisBim finds a baby on his doorstep.
FeaturingThe Gumps
CreditsScript: Gus Edson (credited) | Pencils: Gus Edson (credited) | Inks: Gus Edson (credited)
ContentGenre: Drama; Humor | Characters: Andrew Gump; Uncle Bim Gump [Benjamin Gump]; Little Napolean (a baby, unnamed)
NotesCopyright 1937 by the Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.
 
Comic Story"Slow down, Nick--" (7 pages)
SynopsisChief Murphy and Nick investigate a mystic cult located in a fashionable neighborhood that caters to people of all walks of life who are wanting to rid themselves of their cares and troubles. But the Owl discovers that the cult's leader is actually looking for celebrities amongst the people, then use information they provide to blackmail them.
FeaturingNick Terry as The Owl
CreditsScript: Frank Thomas (signed) | Pencils: Frank Thomas (signed) | Inks: Frank Thomas (signed)
ContentGenre: Superhero | Characters: The Owl [Nick Terry]; Belle Wayne; Chief Murphy; Mrs. Astorpont; Secret Order of Karanak [Poona; Maya (former press agent)] (villains, introduction for both)
NotesCopr., 1942, by R. S. Callender. The Who's Who indicates that Thomas both wrote and drew this feature in 1941, and nothing extant disputes this. The script credit added by Craig Delich.
 
Text StorySpy Patrol (2 pages)
CreditsLetters: typeset
ContentGenre: War | Characters: Dave Bascomb; Mr. Bascomb; Mrs. Bascomb
 
Comic Story"Tony Gorio, a waterfront thug" (6 pages)
FeaturingGang Busters
CreditsPencils: Bob Jenney [as R.L.J.] (signed) | Inks: Bob Jenney [as R.L.J.] (signed)
ContentGenre: Crime | Characters: Pete Hanson; Tom Carson; Tony Gorio (villain)
NotesCopr., 1942 by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.
 
Comic Story"Let's take a look at the cargo, Captain Bill" (8 pages)
FeaturingThe Hurricane Kids
CreditsScript: Albert Hartje (credited) | Pencils: Will Ely (credited) | Inks: Will Ely (credited)
ContentGenre: Adventure; Historical | Characters: The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Captain Bill Brady
NotesCopr., 1942, by R. S. Callender.
 
Cartoon"Will it stand up under a rescue?" (1 page)
FeaturingGrin and Bear It
CreditsScript: George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed) | Pencils: George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed) | Inks: George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
ContentGenre: Humor
NotesSix single panel cartoons on inside back cover in black, white and red.
 
Publisher advertisementCover Preview - Famous Stories #2 (1 page)
FeaturingTom Sawyer
ContentGenre: Adventure; Historical | Characters: Tom Sawyer; Huckleberry Finn
NotesBack cover.
 
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