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Issue Details

Issue #10
Published May 1940
Cover Price 0.10
Pages 68
Editing Ed Cronin

Cover Details

Characters Bozo; Hugh Hazzard; Black X; Wings Wendall; Invisible Hood; Chic Carter
Genre science fiction
Pencils George Brenner ?
Inks George Brenner ?

9 page Espionage Starring Black X story "Mission To Finland"

Characters Black X; Batu; Russians (villains), Axel (Intro, Dies); Carrel (intro, Dies), Tommy Carrel (reads Black X's adventures in SMASH COMICS!)
Synopsis Russia invades Finland and Black X comes to the rescue of the son of the US Commissioner of Finnish Aid who has been kidnapped by the Russians.
Genre spy
Script Will Eisner
Pencils Will Eisner
Inks Will Eisner

4 page Chic Carter story "The Jersey Bank Job"

Characters Chic Carter; Betty Darrah; Lefty Fenton (villain, intro)
Synopsis When a rival reporter reveals a key witness's name, Chic has to protect her from murder.
Genre detective
Script Vernon Henkel
Pencils Vernon Henkel
Inks Vernon Henkel

4 page Clip Chance at Cliffside story "The Ball Game of Death"

Characters Clip Chance; Spud; Slug; Dutch
Script George Brenner
Pencils George Brenner
Inks George Brenner

2 page Philpot Veep story "The Episode of the Uninvited Wedding Guest"

Characters Philpot Veep; Waldo
Genre detective
Script Joe Devlin
Pencils John Devlin
Inks John Devlin

4 page Flash Fulton story "Tom Manning Mysteriously Disappears"

Characters Flash Fulton; Andy; Tom Manning (intro); The Big Shot (Intro, villain)
Genre adventure
Script Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks Paul Gustavson (signed)

1 page Kidding the Kids filler

Genre gags
Script Arthur Beeman (signed)
Pencils Arthur Beeman (signed)
Inks Arthur Beeman (signed)

7 page Hugh Hazzard featuring Bozo the Robot story "The Pact Papers Robbery"

Characters Hugh Hazzard; Bozo the Robot; Herr Getzer; Darmanian spy ring
Genre science fiction
Script George Brenner [as Wayne Reid]
Pencils George Brenner [as Wayne Reid]
Inks George Brenner

2 page Archie O'Toole story "The Night After New Years"

Characters Archie O'Toole; Herman; Verman; Beulah; Mazie; Queen Defrosta
Genre humor; children
Script George Tuska ? [as Bud Thomas]
Pencils George Tuska ? [as Bud Thomas]
Inks George Tuska ? [as Bud Thomas]

4 page Captain Cook of Scotland Yard story "The Bat Mystery"

Characters Craig Cook; The Chief; The Bat (Intro; Villain)
Genre detective
Pencils Stanley Aschmeier
Inks Stanley Aschmeier

4 page Abdul the Arab story "Rousting the Renegades"

Characters Captain Riggs; Abdul; Hassan; Akmid; Kavar
Genre adventure
Script Vernon Henkel
Pencils Vernon Henkel
Inks Vernon Henkel

1 page Sportraits filler Leo "Lippy" Durocher

Genre sports
Script Gill Fox (signed)
Pencils Gill Fox (signed)
Inks Gill Fox

5 page Invisible Justice story "Treasure of the Sargasso"

Characters Kent Thurston; Prof. Clark; Sanchez (Intro, villain)
Genre superhero
Script Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon]
Pencils Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon]
Inks Art Pinajian

2 page Jimmy Christian text story "The Sea Bat"

Characters Jimmy Christian
Genre adventure
Script Robert M. Hyatt
Letters typeset

1 page Interesting People filler "Carl Strauss"

Genre fact
Script Stookie Allen
Pencils Stookie Allen
Inks Stookie Allen

5 page John Law, Scientective story "Double Or Nothing"

Characters John Law; June Carter; Roger Gates; The Avenger; James Rowan
Genre detective
Script Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Pencils Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Inks Harry Francis Campbell

2 page Wun Cloo story "Ting Ling's Circus Gorilla Man"

Characters Wun Cloo
Genre humor; detective
Script Gill Fox
Pencils Gill Fox
Inks Gill Fox

7 page Wings Wendall story "The Secret South American Air Base"

Characters Wings Wendall; Nazis
Genre aviation
Script Vernon Henkel (signed)
Pencils Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks Vernon Henkel