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PublicationMarch 1941 | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 1 | Frequency: Monthly
FeaturingBozo the Robot
CreditsPencils: Gill Fox | Inks: Gill Fox
ContentGenre: Science Fiction | Characters: Bozo the Robot; The Ray [Happy Terrill] (inset); Midnight [Dave Clark] (inset); Espionage [Black X] (inset); Wings Wendall (inset)
Comic StoryThe Curse of the Marshwoods (9 pages)
FeaturingThe Ray
CreditsPencils: Lou Fine [as E. Lectron] (signed) | Inks: Lou Fine [as E. Lectron] (signed)
ContentGenre: Superhero | Characters: The Ray [Happy Terrill]; Timothy Marshwood (introduction); Mr. Marshwood (flashback, death); Jud Marshwood (villain, introduction); Slyme (villain, introduction)
Comic StoryThe Peace-Maker (4 pages)
FeaturingWings Wendall
CreditsScript: Vernon Henkel | Pencils: Vernon Henkel | Inks: Vernon Henkel
ContentGenre: Aviation | Characters: Wings Wendal; The Peace-Maker (Intro, Dies); Zaroff; Olga Varick (Intro); Intro: Spinner; Steve Conroy (Dies)
Comic StoryThe Ghost of Old King Ghoul (1 page)
FeaturingArchie O'Toole
CreditsScript: John Devlin | Pencils: John Devlin | Inks: John Devlin
ContentGenre: Humor; Children
Comic StoryChango the Magician (5 pages)
CreditsScript: Jack Cole (signed) | Pencils: Jack Cole (signed) | Inks: Jack Cole (signed) | Letters: Jack Cole
ContentGenre: Adventure; Superhero | Characters: Midnight [Dave Clark]; Gabby (a monkey); Chango (villain, introduction)
NotesChango was Midnight's first "super villain".
Comic StoryRocky the Champ (6 pages)
FeaturingThe Purple Trio
CreditsPencils: Alex Blum [as S. M. Regi] (signed) | Inks: Alex Blum [as S. M. Regi] (signed)
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: The Purple Trio [Warren; Tiny Todd; Rocky Hill]; Joe (introduction); Charlie (introduction)
NotesWriter revision from S. M. Regi to ? by Craig Delich 2013-12-26. The Who's Who indicates that S. M. Regi was a pen-name sometimes used by Jerry Iger, but also by others as a house by-line. It further indicates that Jerry Iger did not write this feature, but that Alex Blum, under this pen-name or by-line, did draw the strip.
Cartoon"Hey, smart guy -- I'm the one who's supposed..." (1 page)
FeaturingJust Laugh It Off
CreditsPencils: Arthur Beeman?
ContentGenre: Humor
Comic StoryThe Ghost Rider (5 pages)
FeaturingInvisible Justice
CreditsScript: Art Pinajian | Pencils: Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] | Inks: Art Pinajian
ContentGenre: Superhero | Characters: Kent Thurston; Ghost Rider
Comic StoryMadame Doom Strikes At Sea (6 pages)
FeaturingEspionage Starring Black X
CreditsScript: Lane French [as Will Erwin] (signed) | Pencils: John Celardo | Inks: John Celardo
ContentGenre: Spy | Characters: Espionage [Black X]; Madame Doom (villain)
NotesWill Eisner created the Espionage feature, and Will Erwin was a pen name used by Will Eisner (Erwin was Eisner's middle name), but it also became a house by-line after Eisner's tenure after 1940. Lane French wrote the feature in 1941, followed by Toni Blum (1942) and Otto Binder ((1942-43).
Comic StoryThe Story of Salome (4 pages)
FeaturingAbdul the Arab
CreditsScript: Bob Powell | Pencils: Bob Powell [as Powell Roberts] | Inks: Bob Powell
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: Abdul; Hassan
Comic StoryGat-the-Rat (1 page)
FeaturingWun Cloo
CreditsScript: Jack Cole | Pencils: Jack Cole | Inks: Jack Cole | Letters: Jack Cole
ContentGenre: Humor; Detective-mystery | Characters: Villain: Gat-the-Rat (Intro)
Comic StoryThe Sabotaged Chutes (5 pages)
FeaturingThe Scarlet Seal
CreditsScript: Harry Francis Campbell [as Harry Campbell] (signed) | Pencils: Harry Francis Campbell [as Harry Campbell] (signed) | Inks: Harry Francis Campbell [as Harry Campbell] (signed)
ContentGenre: Detective-mystery | Characters: The Scarlet Seal (Barry Moore); Captain Tim Moore; The Panasians (villains, introduction for all)
NotesThis feature was created by Manning de Villeneuve Lee, an accomplished fine artist and book illustrator who specialized in historical subjects. His by-line only appears on the first story in #16....after that, the strip was signed "Duane Byrd Monroe", a pen name for which no reference can be found. The Who's Who lists Campbell as writer and artist in 1940-41.......Lee (called Lee Manning in the Who's Who) wrote and drew the strip in 1940, and Henry Taylor drew the strip in 1941. I'll leave it to other writer/art experts that have access to all the stories (from Smash #2-24) to determine who did what stories story and artwise.
Text StoryPharaoh's Daughter (2 pages)
FeaturingJimmy Christian
CreditsScript: Robert M. Hyatt | Letters: typeset
ContentGenre: Adventure
Comic StoryThe Framing of Tony Segora (4 pages)
CreditsScript: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Pencils: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Inks: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Letters: Paul Gustavson
ContentGenre: Superhero | Characters: Magno [Tom Dalton]; Tony Segora (introduction, death)
NotesAll Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.
Comic StoryMongol Menace (4 pages)
FeaturingChic Carter
CreditsScript: Vernon Henkel | Pencils: Vernon Henkel | Inks: Vernon Henkel
ContentGenre: Detective-mystery | Characters: Chic Carter; Gordon Bruce; Wong Kai (Intro, Dies); Princess Chin Lu and her father (intro)
Comic StoryThe Building Racketeers (7 pages)
FeaturingBozo the Robot
CreditsScript: George Brenner | Pencils: George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] | Inks: George Brenner
ContentGenre: Science Fiction | Characters: Acton (Intro); Hugh Hazzard; Bozo
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