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Issue Details

Issue #4
Published August 1939
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 68
Editing Victor Fox
Notes This month is the first appearance of the FP shield and the last appearance of Bruns Publications, Inc. Indicia (inside front cover): WONDERWORLD COMICS, Vol. I, No. 4, Published monthly by Bruns Publications, Inc., V. S. Fox, President, 480 Lexington Avenue, New York, N. Y. Office of publication. 29 Worthington St., Springfield, Mass. Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office, New York, N. Y., under the act of March 3, 1879. Application for transfer of entry to the Post Office at Springfield, Mass., pending. Price 10 cents per copy. Subscription rates: 12 issues in the United States, and its possessions, Mexico, South America, Spain, $1.50. Elsewhere, $2.50. The Publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited material. Copyright 1939, by Bruns Publications, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A.

Cover Details

Genre Period
Pencils Lou Fine
Inks Lou Fine

7 page Flame story "The Dreaded Doxol"

Characters Doxol (Villain; Intro; Death)
Script Will Eisner
Pencils Lou Fine [as Basil Berold]
Inks Lou Fine

2 page Armstrong the Lumberjack story "Th' boss wants ta see me..."

Characters Armstrong (Intro)
Pencils Bill Newcombe
Notes Only appearance

8 page Yarko story "The Judge's Wife and the Smugglers"

Characters Rocco (Villian; Intro); Judge and Mrs. Lawton (Intro); Gail Martin (Intro)
Script Will Eisner
Pencils Bob Powell?
Inks Bob Powell?

6 page Shorty Shortcake story "Shorty and Suzy are visiting Mr. De Welth..."

Script S. M. Iger
Pencils S. M. Iger [as Jerry Williams]
Inks S. M. Iger

6 page Patty O'Day story "The Case of English Eddie"

Script Adolphe Barreaux
Pencils Adolphe Barreaux
Inks Adolphe Barreaux

6 page Dr. Fung story "The Council of Vampires"

Characters Luigi Bishop (Villain; Intro; Death); Anya Bishop (Villain; Intro; Death); Council of Vampires (Villain; Intro)
Script Bob Powell
Pencils Bob Powell [as Arthur Dean]
Inks Bob Powell

2 page text story "Buddy Learns About the Pirates' Weapons"

Script S. M. Iger
Pencils Lou Fine (illustration)
Inks Lou Fine (illustration)
Letters typeset
Notes Text story with illustration.

5 page Tex Maxon story "Ambushing the Smoky Hill Stage"

Characters Rat-Eye (Villain; Intro); Schmidt (Villain; Intro); Beggs (Villain; Intro)
Pencils Munson Paddock [as Cecilia Munson]
Inks Munson Paddock

2 page Don Quixote story "In Modern Times"

5 page K-51 Spies At War story "The Battleship Disasters"

Characters Senor Anza (Villain; Intro; Death)
Script Will Eisner
Pencils Will Eisner [as Willis B. Rensie]
Inks Will Eisner

4 page Mob-Buster Robinson story "We're Takin' Over Dis Town, See?"

Characters Capino (Villain; Intro)
Pencils George Tuska? [as Harold Vance]
Inks George Tuska?

1 page Tom Barry filler "The Blackie Morgan Case"

Characters Tom Barry (Intro; A Mountie); Blackie Morgan (Villain; Intro; Death)
Pencils George Tuska
Inks George Tuska
Notes Only appearance

1 page Movie Memos filler

Characters Ralph Bellamy; Shirley Temple; Ben Turpin; Irene Dunne; Benny Leonard
Pencils Bernard Baily [as Glenda Carol]

7 page Spark Stevens story "Doom In the Gold Mine"

Script Klaus Nordling?
Pencils Klaus Nordling
Inks Klaus Nordling

1 page Mystery Men Comics #1 promo (ad from the publisher) "Boys and Girls! Be sure to get the new Mystery Men Comics"

Pencils Lou Fine
Inks Lou Fine
Letters typeset
Notes inside back cover
Reprinted in Supermen! The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes 1936-1941 (Fantagraphics, 2009 series) #[nn]