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National_Comics_#042 [May'44]-60pg-c2c -Jon
Issue: #42
Published: May 1944, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 60, Editing: George Brenner
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Barker
Credits: Pencils: Jack Cole (signed) | Inks: Jack Cole (signed)
Genre: Adventure Humor
Characters: The Barker [Carnie Callahan]

Comic Story (11 pages) Prof. Zell, Seer, Sees the Stars
Featuring: The Barker
Synopsis: A telegram from Colonel Lane to Carnie, inviting him to participate in his circus sideshow, is intercepted by a silver-tongued fortune teller named Zell. When Zell sneaks out of the circus, Carnie and his pals follow him to Waynetown, where they wrest a contract from Zell and then set up shop in Lane's circus.
Credits: Script: Joe Millard (signed) | Pencils: Jack Cole (signed) | Inks: Jack Cole (signed)
Genre: Adventure Humor
Characters: The Barker [Clarence "Carnie" Callahan] (introduction Real First Name Revealed In Issue #48) Lena (introduction) Major Midge (introduction) Tiny Tim (introduction) Elasto Liz Flannery (boarding House Keeper) Colonel Lane (Mammoth Circus Owner) Professor Zell (villain, Fortune Teller)

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Salty Waters
Credits: Pencils: Bernard Dibble | Inks: Bernard Dibble
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (7 pages)
Featuring: Quicksilver
Credits: Pencils: Bill Quackenbush | Inks: Bill Quackenbush
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Quicksilver Deputy Sherrif Bill Tragg Big John Hammer (villain)

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Windy Breeze
Credits: Script: Jack Cole | Pencils: Jack Cole | Inks: Jack Cole
Genre: Humor
Characters: Windy Breeze

Comic Story (7 pages) Case No. 16: The Lady Wang
Featuring: G-2
Synopsis: In China, G-2 meets a freedom fighter named Lady Wang, the "Eastern Joan of Arc", and saves her people by routing the Japanese invaders in her village.
Credits: Script: Don Rico ? | Pencils: Don Rico | Inks: Don Rico
Genre: Spy
Characters: G-2 [Captain Don Leash] The Lady Wang He Japanese (villains)

Comic Story (6 pages) It's Your Move, Uncle Sam!
Featuring: Uncle Sam
Synopsis: A military general informs Uncle Sam that the Japanese have an inside edge on the United States at their base in Marusu, able to get munitions and troops in place while America has to send their troops halfway across the globe to deal with it. The Japanese know it, but also know that a large American force will spell trouble for them, so the high command decides to attack the American forces from behind. Uncle Sam and Buddy willingly let themselves be captured so they can learn enemy plans, then escape to lead U.S. foces against the foe.
Credits: Script: Harry Stein | Pencils: Art Seymour | Inks: Art Seymour
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Uncle Sam Buddy Smith Unnamed U.S. General (cameo Only) The Japanese (villains)

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Chic Carter
Credits: Script: Vernon Henkel (signed) | Pencils: Vernon Henkel (signed) | Inks: Vernon Henkel
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Chic Carter

Text Story (2 pages) The Demon
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (8 pages) The Case of the Criminal Corpse
Featuring: Sally O'Neil Policewoman
Credits: Pencils: Al Bryant (signed) | Inks: Al Bryant
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Sally O'Neil Dr. Doom (villain Introduction Death)

Comic Story (7 pages)
Featuring: Destroyer 171
Credits: Pencils: Al Camy ? | Inks: Al Camy ?
Genre: War
Characters: Lt. Commander Harvey Blake

Advertisement (1 page) The Bumbershoot Jump!
Featuring: Captain Tootsie
Credits: Script: Rod Reed (signed) | Pencils: C. C. Beck (signed) | Inks: C. C. Beck (signed)
Characters: Captain Tootsie Rollo

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