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Issue Details

Issue #16
Published November 1942
Frequency monthly
Cover Price USD 0.10
Pages 68
Editing Charles Quinlan ?

Cover Details

Characters Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Sparky
Genre superhero

14 page Blue Beetle story "The Monster Mechanic"

Characters Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Sparky; Kreal [Prof. Roberts] (villain, introduction, death); Dr. James Crunchwell; Jarvis; Mike Mannigan; Koulouch
Synopsis The Blue Beetle has to deal with a criminal who can make men vanish.
Genre superhero
Pencils Al Ulmer? [as Art Barley]
Inks Al Ulmer ? [as Art Barley]
Notes Free puppy given away to the fan who writes the best letter on the last page.

2 page Likkity Split story "Come on, ya monkey!"

Characters Likkity Split
Synopsis Likkity Split goes to the North Pole to rescue Santa who has been captured by Nazis
Pencils Phil Bard
Inks Phil Bard
Notes continued next issue

15 page Blue Beetle story "Mystery of the Walking Torches"

Characters Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Sparky; the Flame-Man [Clayton] (villain, introduction, death); Mike Mannigan
Synopsis Blue Beetle battles a gang of arsonist saboteurs.
Genre superhero
Pencils Charles Quinlan (Signed)
Inks Charles Quinlan (Signed)
Notes Story ends with Sparky giving a Cat-Man ad.

2 page text story "Trail of the Warrior"

Script Horace Wallace
Letters typeset

10 page V-Man story "The cunning web of Hitler's mock justice snares an innocent victim..."

Characters V-Man; Ginger; Pierre Burrie; Madame Burrie; Lt. Mopeman
Genre superhero
Pencils Sol Brodsky (Signed)
Inks Sol Brodsky

6 page story "Pvt. Narcisco Ortilano"

Genre war
Notes true story

8 page Blue Beetle story "The Amateur Magician"

Characters Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Sparky; Dascomb Dinsmore (villain, introduction); Seidlitz (villain, introduction); Mrs. Vermine Throttlebottom; Mike Mannigan
Synopsis Dascomb Dinsmore, amateur magician and the mysterious Seidlitz attempt to move on from the circus into a life of crime.
Genre superhero
Pencils Phil Bard ? [as Oliver Ashford]
Inks Phil Bard ? [as Oliver Ashford]
Notes $5.00 prize for best letter.

6 page Spark Stevens story "Now follow me!"

Characters Spark Stevens; Squak; Chuck; Oliver Ashford (artist)
Synopsis Artist Oliver Ashford appears to die in his own story, but it's all a fantasy of Squak's.
Pencils Phil Bard ? [as Oliver Ashford]
Inks Phil Bard ? [as Oliver Ashford]