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PublicationMay 1944 | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 1 | Frequency: monthly
 
FeaturingGang Busters; Terry and the Pirates; Smokey Stover; Smilin' Jack
CreditsPencils: Jim Chambers (signed);? | Inks: Jim Chambers (signed);?
ContentGenre: Adventure; Humor; Aviation; Crime | Characters: Smokey Stover; Spooky (a cat); Raven Sherman
 
Comic Story"Yes, Mr. Gump's success is the talk of the neighborhood" (1 page)
FeaturingThe Gumps
CreditsScript: Gus Edson | Pencils: Gus Edson | Inks: Gus Edson
ContentGenre: Humor; Domestic | Characters: Andy Gump [Andrew Gump]; Min Gump [Minerva Gump]; Uncle Bim Gump [Benjamin Bump]; Millie Gump; Mrs. Crunch; Jay Golden Fleecer; Hortense De Stross; Major
Notes"Copr. 1938, by Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc." On inside front cover in black, white and red.
 
Comic Story"'Sweet Dreams,' the success of our venture depends on your dusting cotton in these parts" (8 pages)
FeaturingSmilin' Jack
CreditsScript: Zack Mosley | Pencils: Zack Mosley | Inks: Zack Mosley | Letters: Boody Rogers | Job #: P.C. 99-445
ContentGenre: Adventure; Aviation | Characters: Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Dixie Lee (flashback); Downwind Jaxon; Joy Beaverduck; Bugs; Hot Foot; Gumbo Grabber (villain); Sweet Dreams (villain)
Notes"Copyright, 1940, by News Syndicate Co. Inc."
 
Comic Story"Me no touch!" (6 pages)
FeaturingTerry and the Pirates
CreditsScript: Milton Caniff (credited) | Pencils: Milton Caniff (credited) | Inks: Milton Caniff (credited)
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: Pat Ryan; April Kane; Captain Blaze; Raven Sherman; Han
Notes"Copyright, 1940, by News Syndicate Co., Inc."
 
Comic Story"Um-m! Six limousines-say paying patients!" (5 pages)
FeaturingDr. Bobbs
CreditsScript: Elliot Caplin | Pencils: Jim McArdle [as Jay McArdle] (signed) | Inks: Jim McArdle [as Jay McArdle] (signed)
ContentGenre: Medical | Characters: Dr. Stephen Bobbs; Dr. Brad Prentice; Mrs. Spritch; Bernice; Mr. Jaundick; Mrs. Jaundick; Gloria Jaundick; Mrs. Pinkkey; Jean Pinkkey; Jan; Dr. Bloodgood; Milligan
Notes"Copr. 1941, King Features Syndicate, Inc." Story contains strips dated December 9 and December 11, 1941.
 
Comic Story"Gee Willikens! That ring I found in the curio shop" (6 pages)
FeaturingFelix the Cat
CreditsScript:? [as Pat Sullivan] (credited) | Pencils: Otto Messmer? | Inks: Otto Messmer?
ContentGenre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals | Characters: Felix the Cat; Phyllis; Prince
Notes"Copr. 1932, King Features Syndicate, Inc."
 
Comic Story"Sakes alive, Ash, what happened?" (2 pages)
FeaturingPolly and her Pals
CreditsScript: Cliff Sterrett (credited) | Pencils: Cliff Sterrett (credited) | Inks: Cliff Sterrett (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor; Domestic | Characters: Sam'l Perkins [Paw]; Suzie Perkins [Maw]; Ash Perkins; Pearl; Pearl's father
Notes"Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, Inc."
 
Comic Story"Nina an' I got along all right yesterday" (3 pages)
FeaturingGasoline Alley
CreditsScript: Frank King [as King] (credited) | Pencils: Frank King [as King] (credited) | Inks: Frank King [as King] (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor; Domestic | Characters: Jessica; Hap Ducker (first appearance); Mr. Clock; Nina Clock; Skeezix Wallet; Tops
Notes"Copr. 1938, by Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc."
 
Cartoon"A new recruit, Sarge"
FeaturingElza Poppin
CreditsPencils: George Swanson [as Swan] (signed) | Inks: George Swanson [as Swan] (signed)
ContentGenre: Humor; Military | Characters: Elza Poppin; Sarge
Notes"Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, Inc."
 
Cartoon"I'd like to see Private Guppy, please"
FeaturingElza Poppin
CreditsPencils: George Swanson [as Swan] (signed) | Inks: George Swanson [as Swan] (signed)
ContentGenre: Humor; Military | Characters: Elza Poppin
Notes"Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, Inc."
 
Cartoon"Oh, boy-I gotta date tonight"
FeaturingElza Poppin
CreditsPencils: George Swanson [as Swan] (signed) | Inks: George Swanson [as Swan] (signed)
ContentGenre: Humor; Military | Characters: Elza Poppin
Notes"Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, Inc."
 
Cartoon"If you can't pay that ten dollars"
FeaturingElza Poppin
CreditsPencils: George Swanson [as Swan] (signed) | Inks: George Swanson [as Swan] (signed)
ContentGenre: Humor; Military | Characters: Elza Poppin
Notes"Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, Inc."
 
Comic Story"Plenty of work for tow wagons nowadays" (6 pages)
FeaturingGang Busters
ContentGenre: Crime | Characters: Officer Feeney; Detective Jerry Regan; Detective Bob Forbush; Monk (villain)
Notes"Based on Phillips H. Lord's famous radio feature." "Copyright, 1944, by Phillips H. Lord, Inc."
 
Text StoryThe Torch of Liberty (2 pages)
SynopsisLE FLAMBEAU, "The Torch of Liberty," underground press, editorials by Papa Latourelle, under siege by Nazis. Alphonse Bidoux wounded. 13-year old Paul Dupree, trembling, told to slither through, carry the Torch forth. Papa L singing, grapples Nazi grenade, dies. Paul stumbles home, spills. Dad says they'll print LE FLAMBEAU. Mom suggests Paul's toy press, 4 lines of rubber type. They print 500 copies + addendum, "Papa L died singing La Marseillaise, but first thrust in our hands LE FLAMBEAU, The Torch of Liberty. Papa L, we salute you, torch in hand. We shall not let it fall."
CreditsScript: Gaylord Du Bois | Letters: typeset
ContentCharacters: Papa Latourelle; Paul Dupree
NotesScript credit source (Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott) states: "Torch of Liberty. text for Popular Comics, May 1944. Paid Jan. 7, 1944." ~Dave Porta Copyright 1944 by R. S. Callender. "Copyright Robert S. Callender" explained: Bob Callender, b. 1913, youngest child of Gene of Racine society, was an executive at Western Printing who married Wynnefred (Winifred), b. 1916, daughter of Edward H. Wadewitz, the big boss of Western Printing. ~Dave Porta
 
Comic Story"Hello Mrs. Kett! Is Etta home?" (2 pages)
FeaturingEtta Kett
CreditsScript: Paul Robinson (credited) | Pencils: Paul Robinson (credited) | Inks: Paul Robinson (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor; Domestic | Characters: Etta Kett; Mrs. Kett; Edward
Notes"Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, Inc."
 
Comic Story"By jove I forgot to ask Stella what show she'd like to see tonight" (3 pages)
FeaturingToots and Casper
CreditsScript: Jimmy Murphy (credited) | Pencils: Jimmy Murphy (credited) | Inks: Jimmy Murphy (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor; Domestic | Characters: Toots Hawkins; Casper Hawkins; Buttercup Hawkins; Uncle Everett; Cousin Johnny; Stella Clinker; Reggie; Teddy Hoofer; Colonel Hoofer; Joe
Notes"Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, Inc."
 
Comic Story"Our young friend seems quite excited" (3 pages)
FeaturingLew Loyal
CreditsScript: Milt Youngren (credited) | Pencils: Milt Youngren (credited) | Inks: Milt Youngren (credited)
ContentGenre: Adventure; Spy | Characters: Lew Loyal; Betsy; Uncle Mack
Notes"Copr. 1940, by The Chicago Tribune." Includes secret message for Lew Loyal patriots.
 
Comic Story"That's a fine how-do-you-dew, Chief" (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)
Notes"Copr. 1941, by News Syndicate Co., Inc." On inside back cover in black, white and red.
 
Comic StoryBomb's Rush (1 page)
FeaturingSpooky
CreditsScript: Bill Holman [as Fenwick Flooky] (credited) | Pencils: Bill Holman [as Fenwick Flooky] (credited) | Inks: Bill Holman [as Fenwick Flooky] (credited)
ContentGenre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals | Characters: Spooky; Fenwick Flooky
NotesCopyright, 1940, by News Syndicate Co., Inc. Back cover
 
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