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January 1944; paper; my scan;
Missing pages 35-36, 43-44, 53-54, 61-62 (all ads). No art or text stories are affected (the pages had been physically removed from my paper copy).
Huge scans.

Correction: The book is complete, for some reason books around this time dealt with the paper rationing in this way.
Volume: #4, Issue: #9 [45]
Published: January 1944, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 60, Editing: Stanley H. Beaman
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Newsprint Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1944, New Series, Vol. 39, No. 1.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) 18 Men and a Boat
Genre: War
Characters: John Morrill Target (inset)

Letters Page (1 page)
Synopsis: Editor's page with some reader's letters printed.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (10 pages) Bad Dream
Featuring: The Cadet featuring Kit Carter
Synopsis: Kit and Dan, as they traipse through the woods, encounter a well-known writer and are invited to his cabin. While in the cabin, Dan trips over a bearskin rug, is knocked unconscious, and has a nightmare.
Credits: Script: George Kapitan | Pencils: John Jordan | Inks: John Jordan
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Kit Carter Dan Merry Dick Mann

Comic Story (7 pages) 18 Men and a Boat
Featuring: John Morrill
Synopsis: John Morrill and his crew begin a harrowing journey on a 36-foot diesel boat from the Philippines to Australia after they are ordered to scuttle their mine sweeper.
Credits: Script: Tom Gill ? | Pencils: Tom Gill [as T. Gill] (signed) | Inks: Tom Gill [as T. Gill] (signed)
Genre: Biography War
Characters: John Morrill [1st Appearance] Taylor Steele Meeker Richardson

Cartoon (1 page)
Featuring: Targetoons
Credits: Script: Milt Hammer | Pencils: Milt Hammer (signed) | Inks: Milt Hammer (signed)
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (6 pages) The Black Market
Featuring: Bull's-Eye Bill
Synopsis: Bill returns home on special duty from the military to help break up a cattle rustling operation.
Credits: Pencils: John Daly ? | Inks: John Daly ?
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Bill Black Market Gang Ike Mr. Hand Brad

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Candid Charlie, Wizard of the Lens
Synopsis: Charlie inadvertantly stumbles across a missing heiress and helps free her from kidnappers.
Credits: Pencils: B. Gordon Guth (signed) | Inks: B. Gordon Guth (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Candid Charlie [Charles Click] (intro) Mrs. Click (Charlie's Mother) Miss Van Gilt Reggie Mr. Van Gilt Clarence Grey

Cartoon (1 page)
Featuring: Targetoons
Credits: Script: Milt Hammer | Pencils: Milt Hammer (signed) | Inks: Milt Hammer (signed)
Genre: Humor
Characters: Tony

Text Story (2 pages) River Rising
Synopsis: Tommy, despite several obstacles, rescues his parents from a raging flood.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Tommy Burke Jake Ingle Mr. Burke Mrs. Burke

Text Article (1 page)
Featuring: Adventures in Stamps
Credits: Script: Eugene L. Pollock (signed) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Archer Harman

Advertisement (1 page)
Credits: Script: ? (ad copy) | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (6 pages) Lumberjack Adventure
Featuring: Dan'l Flannel
Synopsis: Dan'l and Dud take jobs as lumberjacks. They then try hard to win the bonus for cutting the most trees in a week; however, they fail to win and later discover that they were cheated.
Credits: Pencils: Edward Ryan ? | Inks: Edward Ryan ?
Genre: Humor
Characters: Dan'l Flannel Uncle Dud Gug Brickhead

Comic Story (7 pages) On the Beam!
Synopsis: Military Intelligence sends Niles to a local night club to see if he can garner information on suspicious-looking men that have regularly been hanging out there. He discovers that a comdeian's valet is linked with Nazi spies, and the Targeteers go to town on them, learning that the spies were using purported fan mail to relay U.S. naval secrets back to Germany.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Target [Niles Reed] The Targeteers [Dave Brown Tom Foster] Unnamed Army Intelligence Major Dan McCunn Steff (villain) Nazi Spies (villains)

Comic Story (8 pages) Organizing the French Resistence
Featuring: Pete Stockbridge, the Chameleon
Synopsis: French resistance fighters are captured by the Gestapo and the Chameleon embarks upon a daring plan to free the arrested resistance fighters.
Credits: Pencils: Bill Allison | Inks: Bill Allison
Genre: War
Characters: Pete Stockbridge (the Chameleon) Karl Hans The Gestapo Chief Ratter Frank Jon

Cartoon (1 page)
Featuring: Targetoons
Credits: Pencils: Ray Gill | Inks: Ray Gill
Genre: Humor
Characters: Hennessy

Advertisement (0 pages)
Featuring: Junior Sales Club
Credits: Script: ? (ad copy) | Letters: typeset
Characters: Peter Pan Humpty Dumpty Little Bo Peep Red Riding Hood Jack Jill

Advertisement (1 page)
Credits: Script: ? (ad copy) | Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page)
Credits: Script: ? (ad copy) | Letters: typeset

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