Tuesday, March 29, 2016

January 1943 - May 1943

This is a revised and expanded version of a post that was first published by The Hooded Utilitarian on June 21, 2015.



Captain Marvel Adventures #20.

To read the issue online, click here.

Published on January 1, 1943. Edited by Ralph Daigh. The comic includes the stories “The Raiders from Space” and “The Terror Out of the Past,” both by C. C. Beck & Otto Binder. Cover illustration by C. C. Beck. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Louisville: Fawcett. Cover/indicia date: January 22, 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Sensation Comics #15.

Published on January 2, 1943. Edited by Sheldon Mayer. The comic includes the Wonder Woman story “The Sinister Simon Slickery,” by William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter. Cover illustration by Harry G. Peter. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: J. R. [DC]. Cover/indicia date: March 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Police Comics #17.

To read the issue online, click here. Be aware the Will Eisner story includes offensive racial caricatures.

Published on January 12, 1943. Edited by John Beardsley. The comic includes the Plastic Man story “Murder in Maniac Mansion,” by Jack Cole. It also includes The Spirit story “The Orphans,” by Will Eisner. Cover illustration by Jack Cole. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: March 1943. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

"The Orphans" was originally published in newspapers on August 25, 1940.



Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, Vol. 3, No. 5 [#29].

Published on January 14, 1943. Edited by Alice Nielsen Cobb. Cover illustration by Walt Kelly. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: K. K. [Dell]. Cover/indicia date: February 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Fairy Tale Parade #5.

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Published on January 15, 1943. Edited by Oskar Lebeck. The comic includes an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story "Big Claus and Little Claus," and the original story "The Wise Men of Gotham," both by Walt Kelly. Cover illustration by Casper Emerson. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia date: February-March 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Captain Marvel Adventures #21.

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Published on January 27, 1943. Edited by Ralph Daigh. The comic includes the stories “The Sinister Soothsayer,” “The Honesty Ray,” and “The Time He Didn’t Show Up,” all by C. C. Beck & Otto Binder. Cover illustration by C. C. Beck. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Louisville: Fawcett. Cover/indicia date: February 12, 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Jingle Jangle Comics #1.

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The comic includes the Jingle Jangle Tales story “The Calico Fisherman and the Left-Handed Clay Pipe,” and an episode of “The Pie-Face Prince of Pretzleburg,” both by George Carlson. Cover illustration by George Carlson. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: Famous Funnies [Eastern Color]. Cover/indicia date: February 1943. Cover price: 10¢.

Notes

The exact publication date is unknown. A copyright registration does not appear to have been filed.

There is no credited editor for the issue.



Sensation Comics #16.

Published on February 2, 1943. Edited by Sheldon Mayer. The comic includes the Wonder Woman story “The Masked Menace,” by William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter. Cover illustration by Harry G. Peter. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: J. R. [DC]. Cover/indicia date: April 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Police Comics #18.

To read the issue online, click here. Be aware the Will Eisner story includes offensive racial caricatures.

Published on February 12, 1943. Edited by John Beardsley. The comic includes the Plastic Man story “The Drafting of Plastic Man,” by Jack Cole. It also includes The Spirit story “Gang Warfare,” by Will Eisner. Cover illustration by Jack Cole. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: April 1943. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

"Gang Warfare" was originally published in newspapers on September 22, 1940.



Animal Comics #2.

To read the issue online, click here. Be aware the Walt Kelly story employs elements of racist caricature.

Published on February 16, 1943. Edited by Oskar Lebeck. The comic includes the Albert the Alligator [Pogo] story “Bumbazine and the Singing Alligator,” by Walt Kelly. The cover illustrator is unknown. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia: February-March 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Wonder Woman #4.

Published on February 16, 1943. Edited by Sheldon Mayer. The comic includes the story “The Adventure of the Mole Men,” by William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter. Cover illustration by Harry G. Peter. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: Wonder Woman [DC]. Cover/indicia date: April-May 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Captain Marvel Adventures #22.

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Published on February 26, 1943. Edited by Ralph Daigh. The comic includes the stories “The Voodoo Show Boat” and “The Monster Society of Evil, Chapter 1: The Pearl of Peril,” both by C. C. Beck & Otto Binder. Cover illustration by C. C. Beck. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Louisville: Fawcett. Cover/indicia date: March 26, 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Sensation Comics #17.

Published on March 2, 1943. Edited by Sheldon Mayer. The comic includes the Wonder Woman story “The Talking Lion” by William Moulton Marston & Frank Godwin. Cover illustration by Harry G. Peter. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: J. R. [DC]. Cover/indicia date: May 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Comic Cavalcade #2.

Published on March 13, 1943. Edited by Sheldon Mayer. The comic includes the Wonder Woman story “Wanted by Hitler, Dead or Alive,” by William Moulton Marston & Frank Godwin. Cover illustration by Frank Harry. Standard-dimension comic book. Cardstock cover. Perfect-bound. Newsprint. Color interiors. 96 pages. New York: Gainlee [DC]. Cover/indicia date: Spring 1943. Cover price: 15¢.



Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, Vol. 3, No. 7 [#31].

Published on March 16, 1943. Edited by Alice Nielsen [Cobb]. The comic includes the Donald Duck story “The Victory Garden,” by Carl Barks. Cover illustration by Walt Kelly. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: K. K. [Dell]. Cover/indicia date: April 1943. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

"The Victory Garden" is the first story both written and drawn by Carl Barks for the Disney comics line.



Police Comics #19.

To read the issue online, click here. Be aware, like Jack Cole's cover, the Will Eisner story includes offensive racial caricatures.

Published on March 17, 1943. Edited by John Beardsley. The comic includes the Plastic Man story “The Forest of Fear,” by Jack Cole. It also includes The Spirit story “The Haunted House,” by Will Eisner. Cover illustration by Jack Cole. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: May 1943. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

"The Haunted House" was originally published in newspapers on December 8, 1940.



Captain Marvel Adventures #23.

To read the issue online, click here. Note to those who click to read the online scan: in addition to the racial caricature on the cover, the "Monster Society" episode includes racist imagery.

Published on March 31, 1943. Edited by Ralph Daigh. The comic includes “The Monster Society of Evil, Chapter 2: The Jungle Trap” and “The Impossible Feats,” both by C. C. Beck & Otto Binder. Cover illustration by C. C. Beck & Pete Costanza. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Louisville: Fawcett. Cover/indicia date: April 28, 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Jingle Jangle Comics #2.

The comic includes the Jingle Jangle Tales story “The Youthful Yodler and the Zig-Zag Zither,” by George Carlson. Cover illustration by George Carlson. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: Famous Funnies [Eastern Color]. Cover/indicia date: April 1943. Cover price: 10¢.

Notes

The exact publication date is unknown. A copyright registration does not appear to have been filed.

There is no credited editor.



Sensation Comics #18.

Published on April 3, 1943. Edited by Sheldon Mayer. The comic includes the Wonder Woman story “The Secret City of the Incas,” by William Moulton Marston & Frank Godwin. Cover illustration by Harry G. Peter. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: J. R. [DC]. Cover/indicia date: June 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, Vol. 3, No. 8 [#32].

Published on April 13, 1943. Edited by Alice Nielsen [Cobb]. The comic includes the Donald Duck story “The Rabbit’s Foot,” by Carl Barks. Cover illustration by Carl Buettner. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: K. K. [Dell]. Cover/indicia date: May 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Fairy Tale Parade #6.

To read the issue online, click here.

Published on April 13, 1943. Edited by Oskar Lebeck. The comic includes the stories "The Legend of the Stars" and "The Gingerbread Man," both by Walt Kelly. Cover illustration by Walt Kelly. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia date: May-July 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Published on April 17, 1943. Edited by Whitney Ellsworth, Jack Schiff, and Bernie Breslauer. Cover illustration by Jerry Robinson. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 56 pages. St. Louis: Detective [DC]. Cover/indicia date: June 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Captain Marvel Adventures #24.

To read the issue online, click here.

Published on April 30, 1943. Edited by Rod Reed & Ralph Daigh. The comic includes the story “The Monster Society of Evil, Chapter 3: The Second Pearl Harbor,” by C. C. Beck & Otto Binder. Cover illustration by C. C. Beck. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 68 pages. Louisville: Fawcett. Cover/indicia date: June 1943. Cover price: 10¢. Note to those who click to read the online scan: the "Monster Society" episode includes racist imagery.



Police Comics #20.

To read the comic online, click here. Be aware the Will Eisner story includes offensive racial caricatures.

Published on April 30, 1943. Edited by John Beardsley. The comic includes the Plastic Man story “Woozy Winks Detective Agency,” by Jack Cole. It also includes The Spirit story “Ogre Goran,” by Will Eisner. Cover illustration by Jack Cole. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: July 1943. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

"Ogre Goran" was originally published in newspapers on October 20, 1940.



Sensation Comics #19.

Published on May 4, 1943. Edited by Sheldon Mayer. The comic includes the Wonder Woman story “The Unbound Amazon,” by William Moulton Marston & Frank Godwin. Cover illustration by Harry G. Peter. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: J. R. [DC]. Cover/indicia date: July 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Animal Comics #3.

To read the comic online, click here. Be aware the Walt Kelly story employs elements of racist caricature.

Published on May 14, 1943. Edited by Oskar Lebeck. The comic includes the Albert the Alligator [Pogo] story “Bumbazine and the Popinjay,” by Walt Kelly. The cover illustrator is unknown. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia date: June-July 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, Vol. 3, No. 9 [#33].

Published on May 14, 1943. Edited by Alice Nielsen [Cobb]. The comic includes the Donald Duck story “Lifeguard Daze,” by Carl Barks. Cover illustration by Carl Buettner. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: K. K. [Dell]. Cover/indicia date: June 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Wonder Woman #5.

Published on May 15, 1943. Edited by Sheldon Mayer. The comic includes the stories “Battle for Womanhood,” “The Toothache,” “Mars Invades the Moon,” and “The Return of Dr. Psycho,” all by William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter. Cover illustration by Harry G. Peter. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 56 pages. New York: Wonder Woman [DC]. Cover/indicia date: June-July 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Captain Marvel Adventures #25.

To read the issue online, click here.

Published on May 28, 1943. Edited by Rod Reed & Ralph Daigh. The comic includes the stories “Doom in Detroit,” “Too Many Marvels,” and “The Monster Society of Evil, Ch. 4: Glaciers Over America,” all by C. C. Beck & Otto Binder. Cover illustration by C. C. Beck. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 68 pages. New York: Fawcett. Cover/indicia date: July 1943. Cover price: 10¢.


Next: June 1943 to August 1943.

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