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Issue Details

Issue #18
Published July 1946
Frequency quarterly
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 52
Editing Will Harr
Notes PUNCH COMICS, No. 18, July, 1946. Published quarterly by Harry A. Chesler, Jr. Publications, Inc., 420 DeSoto Ave., St. Louis 7, Mo. Editorial Offices, 163 West 23rd Street, New York 11, New York. Single copies 10c, yearly subscription $1.00. Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office at St. Louis, Mo., July 12, 1944, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Entire contents copyrighted 1946 by Harry A. Chesler, Jr. Publications, Inc., 50 Main Street, Succasunna, New Jersey. Will Harr (rather than Chesler himself) is named as editor in various statements of ownership covering this period.

Cover Details

Pencils Paul Gattuso
Inks Paul Gattuso

6 page Rocketman story "The purple peril camouflages two murders"

Characters Rocketman [Cal Martin]; Rocketgirl [Doris Dalton]; Purple Peril [Phil Draper] (villain; introduction; death); Rajah (Phil Draper's tiger)
Genre superhero

6 page Master Key story "How could a dead man return to the scene of a crime?"

Characters The Master Key [Ray Cardell]; Hilda Harkness; Doc Stengil (villain); "Frog" Fowler (villain; death)
Genre superhero

5 page Happy Landing story "Know anything about jet propulsion, Happy?"

Genre humor

6 page Crime on the Run story "Ray Sutherland took the law of Mohawk Valley"

2 page Jest for Fun cartoon "You've certainly changed since you received that good conduct medal!"

Genre humor
Notes Three one-panel cartoons and one wordless three-panel cartoon.

1 page text story "Registered for Ransom"

Letters typeset

6 page Johnny on the Spot story "A savage beast may be soothed by music charms"

6 page Capt'n Courage story "The end of the war finds Captain Courage a tireless, dynamic personality"

1 page text story "Murder Scare"

Letters typeset

5 page Punch and Cutey story "Oh- I say, Mr. O'Malley. May I have a word with you?"

Half page statement of ownership "Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. required by the Acts of Congress of August 24th, 1912 and March 3, 1933"

Script Harry "A" Chesler [as Harry A. Chesler]; Joseph Bell (notary public)
Letters typeset
Editing Will Harr; Flying Cadet Publishing Co., Inc. (owner; publisher); Harry "A" Chesler (business manager); Betty Chesler (owner); Harry "A" Chesler, Jr. (owner)
Notes Address for Flying Cadet Publishing Co., Inc. given as 50 Main Street, Succasunna, N. J. Address for Harry "A" Chesler and Will Harr given as 163 West 23rd Street, N. Y. C. Address for Betty Chesler given just as Succasunna, N. J. Harry "A" Chesler, Jr. listed as on leave with U. S. Army (no address) Dated October 1st, 1945.

1 page Sport Slang cartoon "They're Nuts! I don't look like an apple"

Genre humor; sports; baseball