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Big Shot Comics 071 (upgrade) (now c2c)

originally scanned by darkmark from a book missing its centerfold, centerfold fills scanned by soothsayr-novus
Issue: #71
Published: November 1946, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing: Thomas DeAngelo (Managing Editor)
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Binding: Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Brass Knuckles and Slap Happy (from Sparky Watts)

Comic Story (6 pages) "Howda do. I'm Mister Pat Casey, the well-known sport preemoter."
Featuring: Joe Palooka
Synopsis: Two boys, Casey and Max, build an airplane from junk parts. When it crashes, Joe Palooka buys them a small train. Knobby Walsh gets rail tickets belonging to someone else and is found out. Joe Palooka sees a rabbit in a country meadow but, when he returns two hours later, flowers have been torn up and trash scattered everywhere.
Credits: Pencils: Ham Fisher (signed) | Inks: Ham Fisher (signed)

Comic Story (6 pages) "One week--and still no water!"
Featuring: Sparky Watts
Synopsis: Two inventors, Pat Pending and Doc Static, attempt to bring water to desperately dry Appledale. Slap Happy accidentally turns on the cosmic ray machine, sending Sparky Watts hurtling through clouds, creating rain.
Credits: Pencils: Tom DeAngelo (signed) | Inks: Tom DeAngelo (signed)

Comic Story (6 pages) "And now, what happens to us?"
Featuring: Skyman
Synopsis: While exploring the moon, Skyman has fallen into a ravine and been knocked unconscious. He is found by two Germans, Gloria Van Dorn, a beautiful redhead, and Kurt, a vicious Nazi, who tries to steal Skyman's ship. Hidden on the ship are reporter Alec Benson (who had met Gloria in Germany in 1938 and fallen in love with her) and Fawn Carroll, who is in love with Skyman. Skyman slugs Kurt and they take off for home in the rocket ship. But the engines go dead.
Credits: Script: Gardner Fox | Pencils: Ogden Whitney (signed) | Inks: Ogden Whitney (signed)

Comic Story (5 pages) "There's going to be no more dissention in the family from now on"
Featuring: Dixie Dugan
Synopsis: Last part of sequence about bossy mother-in-law.
Credits: Script: Renny McEvoy (see notes) | Pencils: John Striebel (see notes)

Comic Story (4 pages) "Hello, mister!"
Featuring: Brass Knuckles
Synopsis: Brass runs away from a little girl who wants him to meet her aunt Ginger. He runs into an ice cream vendor and is helped by a beautiful redhead, who turns our to be Ginger. In the second two page sequence (which has a separate logo), he calls on Ginger with flowers and candy, but leaves when he sees her other suitors, who have looks, strength and money. But Ginger prefers Brass and runs after him.
Credits: Script: Mart Bailey [as Marty] ? | Pencils: Mart Bailey [as Marty] | Inks: Mart Bailey [as Marty]

Text Story (2 pages) Good Old Bumpy
Synopsis: Three sailors with a parrot are in a bar. When they can't pay their bill, they sell the parrot to another patron, named Good Old Bumpy.
Credits: Script: Mart Bailey (signed) | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (2 pages) "Avast, Cran, stop muggin' up and shove off!"
Featuring: Cranberry Boggs
Synopsis: Cran is impressed by a new "beam trawler" fishing ship, but he falls into the catch and then smells like fish. A little girl is not catching any fish using gumdrops for bait so Cran helps her.
Credits: Script: Don Dean | Pencils: Don Dean (signed)

Comic Story (5 pages) "Why are you sniffing and fussing around the door so much, Bo?"
Featuring: Bo
Synopsis: Junior puts an old sweater on Bo.
Credits: Script: Frank Beck | Pencils: Frank Beck | Inks: Frank Beck

Comic Story (4 pages) "I'm afraid it's measles, Lee!"
Featuring: Charlie Chan
Synopsis: Charlie Chan begins to tell the story of the Lottery Murders to his son, Lee.
Credits: Script: Alfred Andriola | Pencils: Alfred Andriola | Inks: Alfred Andriola
Genre: Detective-mystery

Comic Story (1 page) "Tell your mother I couldn't find a thing that needs to be done to your teeth."
Featuring: All in a Lifetime
Credits: Script: Frank Beck | Pencils: Frank Beck | Inks: Frank Beck

Comic Story (1 page) "A shave you want?"
Featuring: Hollywood Husband
Synopsis: The Husband finds he can't get just a shave at a barber shop and, when he goes home, he can't get just a shave there either.
Credits: Script: Jefferson Machamer [as Jeff Machamer] | Pencils: Jefferson Machamer [as Jeff Machamer] | Inks: Jefferson Machamer [as Jeff Machamer]

Comic Story (6 pages) "We must be off our course - I don't recognize those islands"
Featuring: Tony Trent
Synopsis: Tony and Liz Doyle, "radio's glamour girl," are flying to Tokyo when their plane goes off course over the Burile islands. The plane is attacked by communist planes displaying the red star. The Jabo Jockeys come to their aid and shoot down several planes. Back on the ground, the General tells the pilot, Captain Bailey, that he is proud of the flyers even if they caused an international incident.
Credits: Script: Mart Bailey | Pencils: Mart Bailey (signed) | Inks: Mart Bailey (signed)

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