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Target Comics
PublisherNovelty    | Lang: English
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   By muchbetterthanmost
What a surprise to have been able to read this issue. I never dreamed to be able to do so. This title had many legendary talents involved from the very beginning of the American comic book scene. Many heartfelt thanks to those involved in preserving this treasure!
 
Additional Information
 
PublicationFebruary 1940 | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 68 | Frequency: monthly
 
FeaturingBull's-Eye Bill
CreditsPencils: Bill Everett [as Blake] (signed) | Inks: Bill Everett [as Blake] (signed)
ContentGenre: Western-frontier | Characters: Bull's-Eye Bill [Bill Target]; Dee Parsons
 
Comic StoryOn the Trail of Travis Trent (8 pages)
SynopsisBull's-Eye Bill protects his friend Steve from the Sheriff's posse after Steve uses a gun to settle a land dispute with his neighbor. This puts Bill in hot water with the law, but all is soon forgiven when cattle rustler Travis Trent strikes, and the Sheriff needs Bill's help to bring him in. Dee suffers an unrequited love for Bill, who has no time for women.
FeaturingBull's-Eye Bill
CreditsScript: Bill Everett [as Everett Blake] (signed) | Pencils: Bill Everett [as Everett Blake] (signed) | Inks: Bill Everett [as Everett Blake] (signed) | Colors: Bill Everett [as Everett Blake] (signed) | Letters: Bill Everett [as Everett Blake] (signed)
ContentGenre: Western-frontier | Characters: "Bull's-Eye" Bill [Bill Target] (introduction); Quing (introduction, a cook); Dee Parsons (introduction); Steve Casey (introduction); un-named Sheriff; Travis Trent (villain, introduction)
NotesAlso signed again as "Blake" on the final page.
 
Comic StoryThe Coming of Manowar (6 pages)
SynopsisArcheologists Simms and Ramon explore an erupting South American volcano. They discover, emerging from the devastation, the robot Manowar, who tells that he is the last servant of an ancient civilization. He was sent by his masters to bring the war mongers of the world to justice. He gets his first mission in the surrounding countryside, where Dictator Don Ruizen wages war for the benefit of corrupt oil companies.
FeaturingWhite Streak
CreditsScript: Carl Burgos (signed) | Pencils: Carl Burgos (signed) | Inks: Carl Burgos (signed) | Letters: Carl Burgos (signed)
ContentCharacters: The White Streak [Manowar] (Intro; Origin); Simms (Intro); Ramon (Intro); Don Ruizen (Intro; Death; Villain)
 
Comic StorySabotage (7 pages)
FeaturingLucky Byrd
CreditsScript: Harry Campbell? | Pencils: Harry Campbell | Inks: Harry Campbell | Letters: Harry Campbell?
ContentCharacters: Lucky Byrd (Intro); Rocky Stone (Villain; Intro; Death)
 
Comic StoryThe Fifty-Year-Old Infants (4 pages)
FeaturingHi-Grass Twins
CreditsScript: Jack Cole | Pencils: Jack Cole | Inks: Jack Cole | Colors: Jack Cole | Letters: Jack Cole
ContentCharacters: Hi-Grass Twins [Moe; Joe] (Intro)
 
Comic StoryThe Case of the Black Widow Spider (7 pages)
FeaturingT-Men
CreditsScript: E. F. Webster | Pencils: Joe Simon | Inks: Joe Simon | Letters: E. F. Webster
ContentCharacters: T-Man Turner (Origin; Intro); Dr. Black (Villain; Intro)
 
Comic StoryThe Clip-Ear Case (6 pages)
FeaturingCity Editor
CreditsPencils: Harold Potter | Inks: Harold Potter
ContentCharacters: The City Editor (Intro); Pinky (Intro); Katie (Intro); Phil Manners (Intro); Joyce Bellamy (Intro)
 
Text StoryBullseye Bill Gets His Moniker (2 pages)
SynopsisBill is mystified by a stranger coming out of the general store who is packing a gun, but also is said to be heading out to the Veedor mining claim to have a shootout. To make matters worse, Bill's friend, Steve Casey, has not been seen at his mining claim in a week.
FeaturingBull's-Eye Bill
CreditsScript: Gray Browne (credited) | Pencils: Bill Everett (Illustration) [as Blake] (signed) | Inks: Bill Everett (Illustration) [as Blake] (signed) | Letters: typeset
ContentGenre: Western-frontier | Characters: Bull's-Eye Bill [Bill Target] (origin); Jess Barnard (general store owner); Steve Casey; un-named Sheriff
NotesText with 1/2 page spot illustration. The Archive edition reprints only the first page.
 
Comic StoryThe Turkey Whistle (3 pages)
FeaturingLittle Puppet Man
CreditsScript: John Spina? | Pencils: John Spina | Inks: John Spina | Letters: John Spina?
ContentCharacters: The Puppet Man (Intro); Jerry (Intro); Jane (Intro); Jerry's Mother (Intro)
 
Comic StoryThe Redemption of Speck (8 pages)
SynopsisA scientist known only as The Captain runs a foundation called Boyville, whose mission is to train young men to be Rangers. With the assistance of the Skipper and Ranger V-Y, they take an errant trainee, Speck, into the field for some much-needed discipline. The training mission runs into unexpected complications when V-Y and Speck are captured by spies.
FeaturingCalling 2R
CreditsScript: Alonzo Warren | Pencils: Alonzo Warren [as Alonzo Vincent] (signed) | Inks: Alonzo Warren [as Alonzo Vincent] (signed) | Letters: Alonzo Warren [as Alonzo Vincent] (signed)
ContentCharacters: The Captain (Intro); The Skipper (Intro); V-Y (Intro); Speck (Intro); Other inhabitants of Boyville (Intro)
Notes2R refers to the home base from which the Captain and the Skipper monitor the progress of their trainees.
 
Comic StoryRip Rory's Initiation (5 pages)
SynopsisRip Rory is a freshman at State College, entering with a reputation as a star basketball player from high school. Upperclassman Bart decides to show up the freshman by taking him to the gym and making a fool of him on the basketball court. The plan backfires, as Rip's turns the tables on Bart. Bart's girlfriend Anne sees Bart's cruelty, and introduces herself to Rip.
FeaturingRip Rory
ContentCharacters: Rip Rory (Intro); Bart (Villain; Intro); Anne Stuart (Intro)
 
Comic StoryIntroducing the Sapps (3 pages)
FeaturingSapp Family
CreditsScript: Fred Schwab | Pencils: Fred Schwab | Inks: Fred Schwab | Letters: Fred Schwab
ContentCharacters: Elmer Sapp (Intro); Ima Sapp (Intro); Junior Sapp (Intro)
 
Comic StoryThe Maskless Axeman (5 pages)
FeaturingFantastic Feature Films
CreditsScript: Tarpe Mills | Pencils: Tarpe Mills | Inks: Tarpe Mills | Letters: Tarpe Mills
 
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