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Top-Notch_Comics_#04 [Apr'40][ifc,ibc added]-c2c
Same scan as before but Missing Pages added to complete the book by Ontology from fiche scans.
Issue: #4
Published: April 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Abner Sundell
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover, Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing
Notes: Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/). On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 447041.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: The Wizard
Credits: Pencils: Edd Ashe [as Ashe] (signed) | Inks: Edd Ashe [as Ashe] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Wizard [Blane Whitney]

Comic Story (11 pages) The Bundonians Bomb Texas!!
Featuring: The Wizard, The Man with the Super-Brain
Credits: Script: Will Harr | Pencils: Edd Ashe | Inks: Edd Ashe
Characters: I: Jane (Wizard's Fiancee) And Her Father (both Are Texans!) V: The Bundonians (I)

Comic Story (6 pages) In South America
Featuring: Dick Storm
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten | Pencils: Mort Meskin | Inks: Mort Meskin
Characters: I: Sr. Valera, Rana Valera V: Pruvians (I), Gen. Callero (I)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Death of Prospector Joe
Featuring: Moore of the Mounted
Synopsis: An old prospector is killed by two men, and Sergeant Moore sets after them on skis.
Credits: Pencils: Mort Meskin | Inks: Mort Meskin
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Sgt. Moore (a Mountie, Introduction)), Prospector Joe (introduction, Death) Vladimir (villain, Introduction) Vladimir's Partner Partner (villain, Introduction)

Text Story (2 pages) The Devil Is a Mule
Synopsis: An Army mule cast the die that almost nipped Buffalo Bill's career in the bud.
Credits: Pencils: ? [as JR] (signed) | Inks: ? [as JR] (signed) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Buffalo Bill Cody

Comic Story (6 pages) The Landing On Mars
Featuring: Streak Chandler
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten | Pencils: William Wills [as Wm Wills] (signed) | Inks: William Wills [as Wm Wills] (signed)
Characters: I: Streak Chandler, Prof. Finlay, Vola Finlay, Lokis, Ferrugas V: Two Gangsters (I)

Comic Story (8 pages) Captured By the British
Featuring: Wings Johnson
Credits: Script: Joe Blair | Pencils: Ed Smalle (signed) | Inks: Ed Smalle (signed)
Characters: V: The Nazis

Comic Story (6 pages) Immigrant Smugglers Meet with Doom
Featuring: Bob Phantom
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten | Pencils: Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed) | Inks: Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Bob Phantom [Walt Whitney] The Master (villain, Introduction, Death?) Princess Ah-Ku (villain) Trigger Slumm (villain) Butch (villain) Other Smugglers (villains, Introduction For All)

Comic Story (6 pages) Moriarity, the Sports Gambler
Featuring: Stacey Knight
Credits: Pencils: Lin Streeter (signed) | Inks: Lin Streeter (signed)
Characters: V: Moriarity And His Gang (I For All) I: Kid Burns, Pedro Lang

Comic Story (5 pages) Frozen Out of the Game
Featuring: The West Pointer
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten ? | Pencils: Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed) | Inks: Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Characters: Keith Kornell Bob Seymour Gerry Stevens Two Holdup Men (villains)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Underseas Men
Featuring: Kardak
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten ? | Pencils: C. A. Winter | Inks: C. A. Winter
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Kardak The Anderran Fishtails (mermen), Lorna Dorne The Mocha Men And Their Magator (villains, Introduction For All)

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