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Jack-in-the-Box Comics
PublisherCharlton | Date: | Lang: English
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SourceThis book was scanned from a copy in the JVJ Archive.
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   By dwilt
At least 4 pages missing, the last page of "Squat Car Squad," the first page of "How to Make a Machine Gun," and the whole story "Bumbling the Bee" (2 pgs). Also it's interesting to note that two of these features (Tubby Pig and Squat Car Squad) were Marvel/Timely comic strips. Both strips contain material that indicates they were done during World War II and were probably sold to Charlton as excess inventory, seeing print in December 1946.
 
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PublicationDecember 1946 | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 52 | Frequency: bi-monthly
 
FeaturingKrazy Krow ?
ContentGenre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
NotesGiven the presence of several Timely comic strips in this issue, I wonder if the cover is also a Timely "left-over" from Krazy Krow Comics?
 
Cartoon"My address is Brooklyn" (1 page)
FeaturingAnybody's Guess!
ContentGenre: Non-fiction
NotesInside front cover.
 
Comic Story"I think we eluded the wolf's trap!" (7 pages)
FeaturingTubby Pig
ContentGenre: Humor; Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
NotesThis story mentions a "Black Market" which was a wartime concept (due to rationing). The fact that this appears in a comic dated December 1946 suggests it was left-over inventory, probably from Timely/Marvel comics, where the character had also appeared.
 
Comic Story"Excuse me--but I can't let you have that safe" (6 pages)
FeaturingJoe Blow
CreditsPencils: Hal Chambers [as HC] (signed) | Inks: Hal Chambers [as HC]
ContentGenre: Humor
 
Text StoryHurdling Handicaps (2 pages)
CreditsLetters: typeset
ContentGenre: Non-fiction
NotesText story about great people who overcame handicaps.
 
Comic StoryBilly Conn (1 page)
FeaturingSport Notes
ContentGenre: Sports
 
Comic Story"What's Super Rabbit got that I ain't got?" (7 pages)
FeaturingSquat Car Squad
CreditsPencils: Joe Beck | Inks: Joe Beck?
ContentGenre: Humor
NotesThe artwork here has a considerably finer line than Beck's mid-'40s work on Chesler titles, many of which were inked by Otto Eppers. Bails credits Beck with both pen/ink on this feature. The reference to "Super Rabbit" and a "Buy Bonds" sign in one panel suggest (a) this was originally intended for Timely/Marvel ("Squat Car Squad" appeared in Joker and Gay Comics for that publisher), and (b) that it is old inventory (left over from war-time).
 
Comic StoryBumbling the Bee (2 pages)
ContentGenre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
NotesTitle is hard to read.
 
Comic StoryHow to Make a Machine-Gun (2 pages)
ContentGenre: Non-fiction
 
Comic Story"Naw, kid, wit' dem clothes you got on" (6 pages)
FeaturingKarat Kaye
CreditsPencils: Sol Brodsky? | Inks: Sol Brodsky?
ContentGenre: Humor; Teen | Characters: Karat Kaye; Brewster
NotesTentative art ID from JVJ note on the online scanned copy.
 
Cartoon"Washington was born on Feb. 22?" (4 pages)
FeaturingDebunker
ContentGenre: Non-fiction
 
Comic Story"There are more strange things on heaven and earth..." (6 pages)
FeaturingCap'n Grim
CreditsPencils: Al Camy [as Cam] (signed) | Inks: Al Camy [as Cam]
ContentGenre: Adventure
 
Cartoon"What is a mimic?" (1 page)
FeaturingYellowjacket Bee Stings
CreditsPencils: NOVO (signed) | Inks: NOVO (signed)
ContentGenre: Humor
Notes5 one-panel gag cartoons.
 
Comic Story"The new sheriff is a might mean character, young 'un!" (4 pages)
Featuring1/2 Chief Poke-in-Nose
ContentGenre: Humor; Children; Western-frontier
 
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