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Issue Details

Issue #3
Published February-March 1950
Frequency Bi-monthly
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 52
Editing Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (managing)

Cover Details

Pencils Theda Hall; Emerson Hall (photo)
Inks Theda Hall; Emerson Hall (photo)

1 page promo (ad from the publisher) "National Comics Takes Top Place As the Choice of Parents and Children"

Pencils none
Inks none
Colors none
Notes Letter from Gertrude Nixson, Chair of the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency Committe of the Women's National Institue awarding the 1949 Medal of Honor to National Comics Publications for "constructive advancement in comic books"

10 page Alan Ladd story "The Girl Who Bought a Movie Star"

Characters Alan Ladd; Diana Sethridge; Wilson Baxter; Rita
Synopsis A rich heiress hires a double to act for her in movies.
Pencils Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks Ruben Moreira (signed)

10 page Alan Ladd story "Alan Ladd -- Stunt Man!"

Characters Alan Ladd; Batman (cameo); Robin (cameo); Tuss Baker; Taggert; Peg
Synopsis Alan becomes a stunt man to help an old friend finish a picture.
Pencils Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks Ruben Moreira (signed)

1 page Ray-O-Vac Batteries advertisement "Bear Trapped!"

Pencils Al Williamson ?
Inks Al Williamson ?

4 page Untold Tales of Filmland story "The Two Lives of a French Actress"

Characters Kay Kildare (narrator); Jeanne-Marie Fleurs; General Von Klepner
Synopsis A french actress ruins her reputation by appearing to collaborate with the Nazis.
Pencils Curt Swan
Inks John Fischetti

4 page Alan Ladd story "My Favorite Role -- Whispering Smith"

Characters Alan Ladd (as Whispering Smith); The Barton Brothers; Murray Sinclair; Marian; George McCloud
Pencils Ed Smalle
Inks Charles Paris

Half page Movie Mirth story "Did you enjoy the picture?"

Genre humor
Script Harry Lampert ?
Pencils Harry Lampert ?
Inks Harry Lampert ?
Letters Harry Lampert ?
Notes credit changed from Harry Lazarus to Harry Lampert by Bob Hughes 12/7/09

2 page text story "Lines by Ladd"

Script Alan Ladd
Letters typeset
Notes text probably ghost-written by Jack Miller

2 page Honey in Hollywood filler "There! I'll send this letter off to Mr. Flimsplice, the producer!"

Script Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters Henry Boltinoff (signed)

1 page Batman & Robin public service announcement "Stand Up for Sportsmanship"

Characters Batman; Robin
Genre superhero
Script Jack Schiff
Pencils Win Mortimer
Inks Stan Kaye
Letters Ira Schnapp

10 page Alan Ladd story "The Jet Pilot from Hollywood"

Characters Alan Ladd; Sharon Sloane; Johnny Wheeler
Synopsis Alan enters the Fenton Air Race as a publicity stunt.
Pencils Ruben Moreira (signed)
Inks Ruben Moreira (signed)

1 page promo (ad from the publisher) "A complete picture story of a thrilling new movie before it hits the screen"

Notes promo for Feature Films #1