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Issue: #28
Published: August 1942, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Harry Shorten
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover, Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing
Notes: Available as a scan from goldenagecomics.co.uk.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) Baron Gestapo Pits His Nazi Cunning Against American Courage
Featuring: Steel Sterling; The Web
Credits: Pencils: Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed) | Inks: Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Steel Sterling [John Sterling] The Web [John Raymond] Baron Gestapo

Foreword, Introduction, Preface, Afterword (1 page) Zip Proudly Presents
Synopsis: Contents of the issue.

Comic Story (13 pages) Dragons of Doom ["All America thrilled to the heroic tale of General McBride..."]
Featuring: Steel Sterling
Synopsis: Baron Gestapo is loose again and his dread hand is reaching across the vast Pacific, hovering over America's greatest General like a talon of death. But zipping to the rescue, in a desperate race against time, Steel Sterling, Man of Steel, takes on the crafty villain.
Credits: Script: Joe Blair | Pencils: Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed) | Inks: Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Steel Sterling [John Sterling] Baron Gestapo (villain)

Comic Story (12 pages) Coming of the Web ["There can be no doubt of it!"]
Featuring: The Web
Synopsis: "The Web is born! How did this unique, awe-inspiring force for justice come into being? Why did he adopt the guise of a web? The answers are told in a story that reaches a crashing crescendo of thrills and excitement." [from Table of Contents]
Credits: Pencils: Irv Novick ? | Inks: Irv Novick ?
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Web [John Raymond] (origin In Flashback) Tom Raymond (the Web's Brother, Introduction, Flashback) Count Berlin (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (11 pages) Death Trumps the Black Seven ["The Seven Strikes Death"]
Featuring: Black Jack
Synopsis: A fortune teller warns Black Seven that his luck will finally end, and when a robbery goes bad, he flees from Black Jack. He runs into a "Chamber of Horrors" at a local carnival and manages to get the upper hand over the hero and ties him up to a guillotine. But, lightning strikes the blade and trying to dodge it, Black Seven stumbles backwards into a pit, complete with death-dealing spikes.
Credits: Pencils: Warren King [as King] (signed) | Inks: Warren King [as King] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Black Jack [Jack Jones] The Black Seven (villain, Death)

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: World Wonders
Synopsis: Weird facts.
Credits: Pencils: Mary Goss ? [as Goss]; Dale Goss ? [as Goss] | Inks: Mary Goss ? [as Goss]; Dale Goss ? [as Goss]
Genre: Non-fiction

Comic Story (7 pages) Fourth of July Blues ["The third of July in Westfield starts off with a bang..."]
Featuring: Wilbur
Synopsis: Wilbur and Jimmy get Marmaduke to make them fireworks for the 4th of July but have to hide them in an un-used cannon when Wilbur's dad walks by.
Credits: Script: Joe Blair | Pencils: Lin Streeter | Inks: Lin Streeter
Genre: Teen
Characters: Wilbur Wilkin Robert Wilkin (dad) Jimmy Marmaduke

Comic Story (6 pages) The Grave Gives Up Its Dead ["The Devil's Hand"]
Featuring: Stories of the Black Witch
Synopsis: A shriveled hand brings bad luck to whoever possesses it.
Credits: Pencils: Warren King (signed) [as King] | Inks: Warren King (signed) [as King]
Genre: Horror-suspense
Characters: The Black Witch Philip Wylie Tom Grayson

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Pep Comics is Never Satisfied
Synopsis: Ad for Pep Comics.

Comic Story (6 pages) John V. Newkirk - Scarsdale Jack
Featuring: Zip's Hall of Fame
Synopsis: Scarsdale Jack fights with the Flying Tigers to keep the Pacific safe.
Credits: Pencils: Paul Reinman (signed) | Inks: Paul Reinman (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction War
Characters: John Newkirk

Comic Story (6 pages) All Out For Freedom ["In the shadows of night's grim darkness an aged sea-captain plunges..."]
Featuring: Zambini the Miracle Man
Synopsis: Zambini relates he story of an ancient magician Zog and another ancient sea captain named Rex (from the days of ancient Rome and Greece) to another old sea captain named Rex who was thinking of committing suicide as opposed to being a burden on his wife and daughter. The story inspires him that, while he is able, he can devote himself to fighting for freedom and do some kind of service for his country. And, while he can do that, he's not a burden.
Credits: Script: Gerald Kean (signed) | Pencils: Paul Reinman (signed) | Inks: Paul Reinman (signed)
Genre: Fantasy
Characters: Zambini Rex (a Sea Captain) Rex (a Sea Captain, In Flashback) Rex's Wife (death, In Flashback) Zog (magician, In Flashback)

Public Service Announcement (1 page)
Synopsis: The publishers donated this space, on behalf of the U.S. Savings Bonds and War Stamps campaign, to published a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau, Jr., encouraging the boys and girls of America to buy at least one 10 cent Savings Stamp each week to help the war effort.
Credits: Script: Henry Morgenthal, Jr. (credited) | Pencils: ? (illustration) | Inks: ? (illustration) | Letters: ?; typeset
Genre: Advocacy

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) A Portrait Picture of Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Synopsis: Ad for Comicscope, a camera projector. Available from MLJ Magazines.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page) Will You Let Me Prove I Can Make You A New Man?
Synopsis: Ad for Charles Atlas body-building.
Credits: Letters: typeset

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