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22-March-2008 5:05 pm
Username: octal
Comment: Good scan. 52 pages.

Issue: #2
Published: 1945, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing:
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format:
Notes: All stories list a 1945 copyright to Louis Ferstadt. Ferstadt was an artist and also ran his own comics shop at various times, so the content of this comic was most likely all a product of this shop.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) untitled
Credits: Pencils: H.C. Browner (signed) | Inks: H.C. Browner (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery

Comic Story (8 pages) "Pioneer! The killers hate him..."
Featuring: Pioneer
Synopsis: Superhero Pioneer saves a child who is nearly run over by members of gangster Braggy's mob, but the crooks escape. Braggy decides to move his racket into defense work. 2 years pass, and Pioneer discovers Braggy's gang is involved in large-scale government and business corruption. He poses as a would-be defense worker and refuses to pay off the crooks to get a job. They abduct him to make him an example of others, and when Pioneer has identified the "big shots" behind the scheme, he defeats them.
Credits: Pencils: Louis Ferstadt ? | Inks: Louis Ferstadt ?
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Pioneer Braggy Trigger Blabber Butch Mr. Randall Senator Podge Major Sterrill

Comic Story (8 pages)
Featuring: Michael Morgan: The Yankee
Synopsis: At the behest of an insurance company, Morgan goes undercover at the Laird health resort to investigate the mysterious deaths of women who stayed there. Jane's sister Diana married Baron Ivan and has now fallen ill. Michael discovers that Laird poisons new brides so their husband can collect the insurance. He breaks up the racket.
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Yankee [Michael Morgan] Mr. Laird Baron Ivan Nokavai Diana Fowler Hendricks Jane Fowler Josef Peter Mario

Cartoon (1 page)
Featuring: Poopsies
Synopsis: 6 one-panel gag cartoons.
Credits: Script: ? [as Doodle D. Dumm] | Pencils: ? [as Doodle D. Dumm] | Inks: ? [as Doodle D. Dumm]
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (8 pages)
Featuring: Dick Royce
Synopsis: Dick Royce flies to Africa to arrange for an airstrip in the jungle. He discovers New York gangsters are trying to force a missionary to reveal the location of the elephants' graveyard so they can steal the ivory. The local witch doctor conspires with the crooks to eliminate King Mula in exchange for the ivory, but Dick foils their plans.
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Dick Royce Ricki King Mula Na-Ki Ricki's Father Slim

Comic Story (5 pages)
Featuring: Sir Gallagher
Synopsis: A wacky young inventor accidentally helps catch a bank robber.
Genre: Humor
Characters: Sir Krusty Gallagher Mother Gallagher Sis Gallagher Junior Gallagher Officer Pup Miss Snipp

Text Story (2 pages) Circus Disaster
Synopsis: Murder at the circus.
Credits: Script: Sophie Freedman | Letters: Typeset
Genre: Detective-mystery

Comic Story (7 pages)
Featuring: Steve Hagen
Synopsis: The residents of Steeltown think rival city Blastville is bombarding them with ancient artifacts but Steve proves the objects are coming from the floating city of Stratosphere Island. An "Aztec" faction and "Modern Party" faction are battling there and the objects were accidental "fallout" of that conflict. Steve proves the leaders of the faction are conspiring against their subjects in an attempt to take over the aerial city. He returns to Steeltown and prevents them from retaliating against Blastville.
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Steve Hagen Azarro Mazda Sunbo

Cartoon (1 page)
Featuring: Live and Learn
Synopsis: 6 illustrated factoids, mostly about animals.
Genre: Non-fiction Animal

Cartoon (1 page)
Featuring: Live and Learn
Synopsis: 5 illustrated factoids: 1 historical, 4 animal.
Genre: Non-fiction Animal History Nature

Comic Story (5 pages) "Naturally, when the old lady wanted to give me a dog"
Featuring: Weeny and Pop
Synopsis: Thanks to Buttons their dog Weeny and Pop foil a crime and get a reward.
Genre: Humor
Characters: Weeny Pop Reck Neebur Alphonse Normandia Mary Crane Doc

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Weeny and Pop
Synopsis: Weeny and Pop give away their dog to an attractive redhead.
Genre: Humor
Characters: Weeny Pop

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