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  • Issue #1
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 1

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    Ogden Whitney cover. Gardner Fox stories. First appearances of Skyman, The Face, and The Cloak (as Spy-Master). Contains original features, comic strip reprints, and a text story. In order of appearance: "Skyman" art by Ogden Whitney, reprinted in Skyman (1941) #1 and Men of Mystery Comics (1996- AC Comics) #23; "Joe Palooka" by Ham Fisher; "The Face" art by Mart Bailey, reprinted in Skyman (1941) #1 and What Is...The Face (1986) #1; "Good Deed Dotty" and "Dixie Dugan" by J. P. McEvoy and J. H. Striebel; "Tom Kerry, District Attorney" art by Ken Ernst; "Marvelo, Monarch of Magicians" art by Fred Guardineer; "The Bungle Family" by Harry J. Tuthill; "Offside" by Jo Metzer; "Charlie Chan" by Alfred Andriola; "Jibby Jones" by Vincent "Vin" Sullivan; "Rocky Ryan" art by Ogden Whitney; "Spy-Master" art by Mart Bailey; and "Mortimer the Monk" by Fred Schwab. "Heroes are Born" text story by Terry Keane. 68 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 2

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    Ogden Whitney cover. Gardner Fox stories. Contains original features, comic strip reprints, and a text story. In order of appearance: "Skyman" art by Ogden Whitney; "Joe Palooka" by Ham Fisher; "The Face" art by Mart Bailey; "The Bungle Family" by Harry J. Tuthill; "Tom Kerry, District Attorney" art by Ken Ernst; "Marvelo, Monarch of Magicians" art by Fred Guardineer; "Good Deed Dotty" and "Dixie Dugan" by J. P. McEvoy and J. H. Striebel; "Rocky Ryan" art by Ogden Whitney; "Jibby Jones" by Vincent "Vin" Sullivan; "Charlie Chan" by Alfred Andriola; and "Spy-Master" art by Mart Bailey. "The Revolt that Failed" text story by Jack Anthony. 68 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 3

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    Ogden Whitney cover. Gardner Fox stories. "Spy-Master" feature becomes "Spy-Chief". Contains original features, comic strip reprints, and a text story. In order of appearance: "Skyman" art by Ogden Whitney; "Joe Palooka" by Ham Fisher; "The Face" art by Mart Bailey; "The Bungle Family" by Harry J. Tuthill; "Tom Kerry, District Attorney" art by Ken Ernst; "Marvelo, Monarch of Magicians" art by Fred Guardineer; "Mike the Mascot" by Fred Schwab; "Good Deed Dotty" and "Dixie Dugan" by J. P. McEvoy and J. H. Striebel; "Rocky Ryan" art by Ogden Whitney; "Jibby Jones" by Vincent "Vin" Sullivan; "Mortimer the Monk" by Fred Schwab; "Charlie Chan" by Alfred Andriola; "Off-side!" by Jo Metzer; and "Spy-Chief" art by Mart Bailey. "The Skyman Encounters Kidnappers" text story. 68 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 4

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    Gardner Fox stories. Contains original features, comic strip reprints, and a text story. In order of appearance: "Skyman" art by Ogden Whitney; "Joe Palooka" by Ham Fisher; "The Face" art by Mart Bailey; "The Bungle Family" by Harry J. Tuthill; "Tom Kerry, District Attorney" art by Ken Ernst; "Film Flashes" by Will Arthur; "Charlie Chan" by Alfred Andriola; "Jibby Jones" by Vincent "Vin" Sullivan; "Rocky Ryan" art by Ogden Whitney; "Good Deed Dotty" and "Dixie Dugan" by J. P. McEvoy and J. H. Striebel; "Marvelo, Monarch of Magicians" art by Fred Guardineer; "Spy-Chief" art by Mart Bailey; and "Mortimer the Monk" by Fred Schwab. "The Face Stalks Crime" text story. 68 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 5

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    Stories and art by Gardner Fox, Ogden Whitney, Ham Fisher, Fred Guardineer, H. J. Tuthill, Mart Bailey, George Papp, Alfred Andriola, Creig Flessel, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Fred Schwab. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Skyman investigates after an experimental new light bulb causes catastrophic explosions at power plants. Inspired by the superheroes in his favorite comic books, Jibby Jones creates a costume and becomes Moon Man, but his heroic career is very short. Crooked stockbrokers find that their very machines and possessions are coming to life and refusing to work for them anymore, in an unusual Marvelo the Magician story. Skyman; Joe Palooka; Tom Kerry District Attorney; The Bungle Family; Spy-Chief; World Wonders; Charlie Chan; Jibby Jones; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mike the Mascot; Marvelo Monarch of Magicians; Mortimer the Monk; The Face. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 6

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    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories and art by Gardner Fox, Ogden Whitney, Ham Fisher, Fred Guardineer, H. J. Tuthill, Mart Bailey, George Papp, Alfred Andriola, Creig Flessel, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Fred Schwab. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Charlie Chan investigates the kidnapping of David Frome. Tom Kerry, District Attorney, seeks the secret behind the Blue Light Murders. Adventurer Rocky Ryan travels to the Valley of the Moon to find Queen Moora and stop her Hill Tribes from invading the Maharajah's kingdom. Skyman; Joe Palooka; Tom Kerry District Attorney; The Bungle Family; Spy-Chief; Amazing Faces; Charlie Chan; Jibby Jones; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mike the Mascot; Marvelo Monarch of Magicians; Mortimer the Monk; The Face. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 7

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    Stories and art by Gardner Fox, Ogden Whitney, Ham Fisher, Fred Guardineer, H. J. Tuthill, Mart Bailey, George Papp, Creig Flessel, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Alfred Andriola. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Radio star Tony Trent dons the horror mask of The Face to investigate Zigzag Sondrow's fur robberies. Magician hero Marvelo battles witch doctor Malanga, whose magic is nearly as powerful as his own. Spy-Chief faces a mad scientist's Tornado Weapon. The Face was listed in Jon Morris's 2015 book The League of Regrettable Superheroes. Skyman; Joe Palooka; Tom Kerry District Attorney; The Bungle Family; Spy-Chief; Facts from the Files; Flossie; Charlie Chan; Jibby Jones; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mike the Mascot; Marvelo Monarch of Magicians; Mortimer the Monk; The Face. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 8

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    Stories and art by Gardner Fox, Ogden Whitney, Ham Fisher, Fred Guardineer, H. J. Tuthill, Mart Bailey, Albert Chartier, A. W. Nugent, Creig Flessel, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Alfred Andriola. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Tom Kerry, District Attorney, seeks the mastermind behind a robot that is robbing banks. Spy-Chief leaps into action after a hypnotist takes control of a US bomber squadron. Rocky Ryan guides Doe Ames to a lost underwater city in search of her missing father. Plus a Christmas greeting from the Big Shot characters. Merry Christmas!; Skyman; Joe Palooka; Tom Kerry District Attorney; The Bungle Family; Spy-Chief; Movieland Sketches; Kid Stuff; Let's Play Games; Charlie Chan; Jibby Jones; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mike the Mascot; Marvelo Monarch of Magicians; Mortimer the Monk; The Face. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 9

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    Stories and art by Gardner Fox, Ogden Whitney, Ham Fisher, Fred Guardineer, H. J. Tuthill, Mart Bailey, Albert Chartier, A. W. Nugent, Creig Flessel, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Alfred Andriola. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Sailing southward with Doe Ames and her father Professor Ames, Rocky Ryan faces peril in the underground Antarctic city of Pola. Marvelo the Magician seeks The Hidden Treasure of the Haunted House. Radio star Tony Trent must don the horror-mask of The Face to find out who is impersonating Tony Trent. Plus a Hollywood page featuring James Stewart and Helen Vinson. Happy New Year; Skyman; Joe Palooka; Tom Kerry District Attorney; The Bungle Family; Spy-Chief; Film Flashes; Kid Stuff; Oddities from Here 'n' There; Let's Play Games; Charlie Chan; Jibby Jones; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mike the Mascot; Marvelo Monarch of Magicians; Mortimer the Monk; The Face. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 10

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    Stories and art by Gardner Fox, Ogden Whitney, Ham Fisher, Fred Guardineer, H. J. Tuthill, Mart Bailey, Jo Metzger, A. W. Nugent, Vin Sullivan, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Alfred Andriola. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Joe Palooka's gal Ann Howe is worried about him on the eve of his biggest fight yet. Marvelo the Magician encounters the Troglodytes of Matto Grosso while deep-sea fishing. Radio star Tony Trent dons the horror-mask of The Face to investigate the Dude Ranch Kidnapping. Plus a Hollywood page featuring Dick Powell, Joan Blondell and Mickey Rooney. Skyman; Joe Palooka; Tom Kerry District Attorney; The Bungle Family; Spy-Chief; Film Facts; Off-Side; Oddities from Here 'n' There; Potts the Butler; Charlie Chan; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mike the Mascot; Marvelo; Mortimer the Monk; The Face. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 11

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    Stories and art by Gardner Fox, Ogden Whitney, Ham Fisher, Fred Guardineer, H. J. Tuthill, Mart Bailey, Creig Flessel, Fred Schwab, Jack Bogle, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Alfred Andriola. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Tom Kerry, District Attorney investigates when a gorilla murders a carnival barker at a circus, but evidence suggests the gorilla was framed by a monkey. Rocky Ryan and Doe Ames find the lost land of Carcarola, where Doe is abducted by the unicorn-riders of the high steppes. The Face investigates a smuggled Buddha and learns that it contains stolen diamonds. Plus a Hollywood page featuring Bette Davis. Skyman; Joe Palooka; Tom Kerry District Attorney; The Bungle Family; Spy-Chief; Movieland Sketches; Jibby Jones; Oddities from Here 'n' There; Barnyard Frolics; Charlie Chan; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mike the Mascot; Marvelo; Mortimer the Monk; The Face. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 12
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #3753165010

    Stories and art by Ogden Whitney, Ham Fisher, Fred Guardineer, H. J. Tuthill, Mart Bailey, Creig Flessel, Albert Chartier, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Alfred Andriola. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Tom Kerry, District Attorney investigates murder by water-pistol at a Turkish bath, in a story with risque pre-Code art by Fred Guardineer. Rocky Ryan and Doe Ames are hired by an obsessed captain to find the elusive white whale. Radio star Tony Trent dons the horror-mask of The Face to battle Nazi saboteurs. Plus a Hollywood page featuring Western star Tom Mix. Skyman; Joe Palooka; Tom Kerry District Attorney; The Bungle Family; Spy-Chief; Film Flashes; Jibby Jones; Kid Stuff; Charlie Chan; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mike the Mascot; Marvelo; Mortimer the Monk; The Face. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 13

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    Stories and art by Gardner Fox, Ogden Whitney, Ham Fisher, Fred Guardineer, H. J. Tuthill, Mart Bailey, Creig Flessel, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Alfred Andriola. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Skyman investigates the mysterious disappearances of Merchant Marine ships. Bandit queen Pari matches wits with Captain Devildog over new radio-comm technology. A sea-salvage crew needs the help of Marvelo the Magician to retrieve a 200-year-old sunken treasure. Plus a promo for Boody Rogers' Sparky Watts, which debuted in the following issue, #14. Skyman; Joe Palooka; Captain Devildog of the U.S. Marines; The Bungle Family; Spy-Chief; Jibby Jones; Charlie Chan; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mike the Mascot; Marvelo; Mortimer the Monk; The Face. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 14

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    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Gardner Fox, Ogden Whitney, Ham Fisher, Fred Guardineer, Mart Bailey, Fred Schwab, Ray McGill, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Alfred Andriola. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Teen Sparky Watts volunteers to help mad scientist Doc Static with his cosmic-ray experiment, becoming a sort of nerdy Superman, in the debut of this legendary Boody Rogers series. Spy-Chief battles saboteurs who are targeting the US as a "neutral" nation during WWII (this issue was published in the summer of 1941). Marvelo the Magician accompanies archaeologist Oswell on a journey into the forbidden blue mountains of Peru. Skyman; Sparky Watts; Captain Devildog; Joe Palooka; Spy-Chief; Charlie Chan; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mike the Mascot; Marvelo; Mortimer the Monk; The Face; Oliver Drab. 68 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 15
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    • 2.5" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Mart Bailey. Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Ogden Whitney, Ham Fisher, Fred Guardineer, Mart Bailey, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Alfred Andriola. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Sparky Watts resolves to use his new superpowers for good, just as a gang of con artists targets the nerdy-looking Sparky for their next swindle. Marked for death by Nazi saboteurs, Jeff Cardiff, Spy-Chief, dons the mask and cloak of a Revolutionary War-era hero, becoming The Cloak. Skyman is captured by De Carva, an earthquake-creating supervillain who tries to hold the governments of the world hostage. Skyman; Sparky Watts; Captain Devildog; Joe Palooka; Spy-Chief; Charlie Chan; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mike the Mascot; Marvelo; Flossie; Film Flashes; The Face; Oliver Drab. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 16

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    Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Ogden Whitney, Ham Fisher, Paul Dean, Ray McGill, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Alfred Andriola. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Sparky Watts, in classic superhero tradition, tests out his new powers by getting in the ring with a wrestler, punching through a punching bag, and learning he now weighs 823 pounds (!). Circus sharpshooter Mary hires Charlie Chan to find the identity of the murderous Rockingham Bandit. Marvelo the Magician fights to free a millionaire from the murderous schemes of a master hypnotist. Skyman; Sparky Watts; Captain Devildog; Joe Palooka; Spy-Chief; Charlie Chan; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mike the Mascot; Marvelo; The Face; Oliver Drab. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 17

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    Cover by Mart Bailey. Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Ogden Whitney, Ham Fisher, Mart Bailey, Albert Chartier, Ray McGill, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Alfred Andriola. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. The cosmic rays that provide Sparky Watts' superpowers run out and he shrinks to microscopic size, right in the middle of a boxing match. Radio star Tony Trent dons the horror-mask of The Face to track The Millionaire Killer. Captain Devildog of the U.S. Marines ("devil dog" being an archaic term for a Marine) faces a fight for Alaska. Skyman; Sparky Watts; Captain Devildog; Joe Palooka; Spy-Chief; Charlie Chan; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mortimer the Monk; Kid Stuff; Jibby Jones' Swimming Pool; Marvelo; The Face; Oliver Drab. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 18

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    Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Ogden Whitney, Ham Fisher, Ray McGill, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Alfred Andriola. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Doc Static's cure for Sparky's sudden microscopic shrinking has the side-effect of giving Slap Happy super-powered feet. Marvelo the Magician and his assistant Zee join Commodore Crank's yacht for a Caribbean cruise, but someone doesn't want them on board. Charlie Chan tries to prove Eric innocent of being the deadly Rockingham Bandit before the real Bandit gets to him. Skyman; Sparky Watts; Captain Devildog; Joe Palooka; Spy-Chief; Charlie Chan; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Marvelo; The Face; Oliver Drab. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 19
    • 1.25" Cumulative spine split. Holes punched through some internal pages. Heavy cover oxidation.

    Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Gardner Fox, Ogden Whitney, Ham Fisher, Mart Bailey, Ray McGill, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Alfred Andriola. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Adventurer Rocky Ryan goes in search of Amelia Earhart after picking up a radio transmission a few months after her disappearance. Skyman battles a mad scientist whose exploding idols are terrorizing the city. The Cloak (aka Spy-Chief) tracks Von Gratzoff after foiling his plan to halt shipping in the Panama Canal. Skyman; Sparky Watts; Captain Devildog; Joe Palooka; Spy-Chief; Charlie Chan; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mike the Mascot; Kid Komics; Marvelo; The Face; Oliver Drab. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 20
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    • 1.5" spine tear from top (taped).

    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Gardner Fox, Ham Fisher, Mart Bailey, Ray McGill, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Alfred Andriola. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Joe Palooka starts his training to fight Phantom Dill for the title. Super-powered Sparky Watts wants Doc Static to treat his girlfriend Hedy with cosmic rays, so he can marry her without threatening her safety. Marvelo the Magician rescues a kidnapped child by turning the kidnappers into children and introducing them to Santa Claus. Skyman; Sparky Watts; Captain Devildog; Joe Palooka; Spy-Chief; Charlie Chan; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mike the Mascot; Mortimer the Monk; Marvelo; The Face; Oliver Drab. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 21
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split. 1/2" Cumulative Lateral spine split. Glue at staples on interior. Brittleness.

    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Charles Nicholas, Ham Fisher, Ray McGill, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Alfred Andriola. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Skyman battles the Black Lama to save the lives of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Spy Chief, aka The Cloak, tells a story of the original Cloak, a Revolutionary War hero in the service of George Washington. Marvelo the Magician, in his last appearance, returns to his native Brahama, leaving his friend Raja the Arabian Knight to fight for justice in his stead. Skyman; Sparky Watts; Captain Devildog; Joe Palooka; Spy-Chief; Charlie Chan; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Jibby Jones; Raja the Arabian Knight; The Face; Oliver Drab. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 22
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Spine reinforced with glue (cover and several center wraps), three center wraps TRIMMED on one edge.

    Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Fred Schwab, Bart Tumey, Ham Fisher, Ray McGill, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Alfred Andriola. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Sparky Watts once again shrinks to microscopic size when the cosmic rays that give him his superpowers wear off. Captain Devildog faces Nazi U-boats on the Eastern US coast. The Cloak, aka Sky Chief, tries to protect the experimental B-19 mega-bomber from a mysterious saboteur. Skyman; Sparky Watts; Captain Devildog; Joe Palooka; Spy-Chief; Charlie Chan; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mortimer the Monk; Raja the Arabian Knight; The Face; Trixie. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 23

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    Cover by Boody Rogers. Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Ogden Whitney, Ham Fisher, Ray McGill, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Alfred Andriola. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Gangsters betting on fixed baseball games don't like the idea of super-powered Sparky Watts becoming the team pitcher. Joe Palooka's trainer Knobby is concerned when he gets letters threatening Joe's life right before a big match. The Cloak battles the Riders of Doom, who are terrorizing the people of a small town. The first cover of the series to feature Sparky Watts by Boody Rogers. Skyman; Sparky Watts; Captain Devildog; Joe Palooka; Spy-Chief as the Cloak; Charlie Chan; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Racetrack Racketeers; Raja the Arabian Knight; The Face. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 24

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    Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Ham Fisher, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Ogden Whitney. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Gangsters abduct Sparky Watts, so he uses super-speed to convince them he's a set of identical brothers. The Face is framed for the murder of a gangster's bodyguard, and must find the real killer to clear his name. The Cloak fights to protect a refugee Transylvanian count from an assassin. Skyman; Sparky Watts; Captain Devildog; Joe Palooka; Spy-Chief as the Cloak; U.S. Wings Over Burma; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Raja the Arabian Knight; The Face. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 25

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    Cover by Boody Rogers. Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Gardner Fox, Ham Fisher, Ray McGill, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Ogden Whitney. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Sparky Watts uses his superpowers to become the world's best baseball player. The Face investigates murder at a circus, and suspects the woman who trains the big cats. Raja the Arabian Knight seeks a secret island base belonging to Axis Japan, in his final appearance. Cover by Boody Rogers features Sparky Watts fishing for Hitler. Skyman; Sparky Watts; Captain Devildog; Joe Palooka; The Cloak; Jibby Jones Does His Part; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Raja the Arabian Knight; The Face. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 26

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    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Gardner Fox, Ham Fisher, Fred Schwab, Bart Tumey, Mart Bailey, Vin Sullivan, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Ogden Whitney. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Sparky Watts must become a super-baby-sitter after Doc Static accidentally exposes his infant grandson to the power-generating cosmic rays. Skyman battles Noriszan, an aerial villain with deadly discs and an airborne flamethrower. The Cloak matches wits with The Black Dragon Society, a Japanese spy and sabotage team. Mortimer the Monk; Skyman; Sparky Watts; Captain Devildog; Joe Palooka; The Cloak; Jibby Jones; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; China Incident; The Face. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 27
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    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Gardner Fox, Ham Fisher, Ray McGill, Bart Tumey, Mart Bailey, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Ogden Whitney. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. After super-powered baby Halfpint strikes Senator Fiddlestring, the politician's words all come out backwards, and Sparky Watts must remedy the situation without making it worse. Rocky Ryan goes deep behind enemy lines in the heart of Asia to save Betty, a US agent. En route to Hollywood to make a movie, Joe gets out of a sticky situation when Knobby pulls some strings. Interestingly, while the Charlie Chan comic strip was discontinued at this time (as WWII began), Columbia continued running the strip reprints in Big Shot. Escape; Skyman; Sparky Watts; Captain Devildog; Joe Palooka; The Cloak; Kid Komics; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Charlie Chan; The Face. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 28

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    Cover by Boody Rogers. Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Gardner Fox, Ham Fisher, Fred Schwab, Bart Tumey, Mart Bailey, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Ogden Whitney. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Sparky Watts tries to mediate when super-powered baby Halfpint takes on the super-sized feet of Slap Happy. The Cloak helps Boy Scouts capture Nazi spies, in his final appearance. Dixie Dugan's new school assignment is to research love, no small feat for the hero of a romance strip. Another ultra-patriotic cover by Boody Rogers has Sparky Watts punching out Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito all at once. Skyman; Sparky Watts; Captain Devildog; Joe Palooka; The Cloak; Little Chen Strikes Back; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mortimer the Monk; The Face. 60 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 29

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    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Gardner Fox, Ham Fisher, Frank Tinsley, Frank Beck, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Ogden Whitney. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Sparky Watts, the world's strongest man, goes to take his draft physical. Rocky Ryan faces a strange new magnetic menace from Axis Japan. Charlie Chan investigates after the mysterious Hawk kidnaps young Sheila, but it's all a trap for Chan. Mortimer the Monk; Skyman; Sparky Watts; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Saboteurs' Finale; Bo; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; Mortimer the Monk; The Face. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 30
    • Cover detached. Tape on interior of back cover.

    Cover by Ogden Whitney. Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Gardner Fox, Ham Fisher, Frank Tinsley, Frank Beck, H. J. Tuthill, Ray McGill, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Ogden Whitney. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Sparky Watts, the world's strongest man, goes out for football. The Face fights to free the captive Flying Tigers fighter squad from a Japanese ship. The mysterious voice of The Prophet hijacks radio waves to predict disasters, undermine the US war effort, and frame Skyman for his crimes. Cover by Ogden Whitney features Joe Palooka, Santa Claus, and a flying jeep. Mortimer the Monk; Skyman; Sparky Watts; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Trixie; Bo; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; The Bungle Family; The Face. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 31

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    Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Ham Fisher, Frank Tinsley, Frank Beck, Mart Bailey, Ray McGill, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Ogden Whitney. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Sparky Watts, the world's strongest man, is a natural at football, except when he can't see and accidentally scores for the wrong team. Rocky Ryan makes a daring raid into Nazi-held Holland, in his final appearance. Skyman faces saboteurs, spies, and an unpredictable madman run amok. Another anti-Axis patriotic cover, possibly by Boody Rogers. Skyman; Sparky Watts; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Rocky Ryan; Dixie Dugan; The Face. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 32
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #2079577004

    Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Ham Fisher, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Frank Beck, Gardner Fox, Art Huhta, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Ogden Whitney. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Skyman battles monster-sized dragonflies, and learns that it's a plot to sabotage US war production. In the debut of his series, actor Vic Jordan is performing in France when the Nazis invade, and uses his skills to aid the French Resistance. The lure of Hollywood fame and fortune puts Joe Palooka on the outs with his trainer Knobby. Vic Jordan; Skyman; Sparky Watts; Dutch Treat; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dinky Dinkerton; Dixie Dugan; The Face. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 33

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    Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Ham Fisher, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Frank Beck, Frank Tinsley, Mart Bailey, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Ogden Whitney. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Vic Jordan and Sue are captured by the Gestapo who see through the fugitives' disguises. Sparky Watts feels he must break up with Hedy and marry Doc Static's daughter, so he can help her raise super-powered baby Halfpint. In the South Pacific, The Face's horrifying appearance makes him a target of US as well as Axis soldiers. Vic Jordan; Skyman; Sparky Watts; A PT Special; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dinky Dinkerton; Dixie Dugan; The Face. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 34

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    Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Ham Fisher, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Frank Beck, Frank Tinsley, Mart Bailey, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Ogden Whitney. Title officially changes to Big Shot with this issue. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. In an effort to win back Hedy, Sparky lets Doc Static bombard him with a new experimental ray that gives him a more magnetic personality. Dixie and the Dugans are taken hostage by a fugitive couple, who turn out to be a pair of kids who want to elope and are hiding from their parents. Escaping Axis forces in the South Pacific, The Face awakens in a US Army hospital, where a nurse has removed his mask. Plus a patriotic story telling the adventures of a U.S. flag in the South Pacific, from the flag's point of view. Vic Jordan; Skyman; Sparky Watts; Saga of a Flag; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dinky Dinkerton; Dixie Dugan; The Face. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 35

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    Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Ham Fisher, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Art Huhta, Frank Beck, Frank Tinsley, Mart Bailey, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Ogden Whitney. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Sparky Watts' pal Yoo Hoo invents a "dark" bulb that creates darkness when it's turned on. Joe Palooka struggles to survive in the Everglades after a plane crash. In the final chapter of the Hawk saga, Charlie Chan and Laddie are captured by the ruthless villain known as the Hawk, but Laddie has hidden his father's confession that identifies the Hawk. Vic Jordan; Skyman; Sparky Watts; Somewhere in Africa; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dinky Dinkerton; Dixie Dugan; The Face. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 36

    Cover by Boody Rogers. Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Gardner Fox, Ham Fisher, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Art Huhta, Frank Tinsley, Mart Bailey, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, and Ogden Whitney. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Sparky Watts goes to Washington to offer the "dark" bulb to the Defense Department, but he's pursued by two mysterious men. Skyman seeks the secret weapon of Kiska Island that can create instant ice around any object. Vic Jordan and Marty rescue British agent Sue from the Nazis by disguising themselves as clowns. Vic Jordan; Skyman; Sparky Watts; Somewhere in Africa; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dinky Dinkerton; Dixie Dugan; The Face. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 37
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($0.71) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Cover, centerfold, and one stub page detached. 4" cumulative spine split, tape.

    Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Ham Fisher, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Art Huhta, Frank Tinsley, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, Frank Beck and Mart Bailey. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Sparky Watts meets Corporal Treetop, another wacky Boody Rogers character, who is so tall, his head never appears in panel. Treetop is strong enough to pick up Sparky, but Sparky is strong enough to pick up Treetop while he's still holding up Sparky. Unemployed detective Dinky Dinkerton seeks a crime to solve, in a strip with wacky art (by Art Huhta) along the lines of Toonerville Trolley and Basil Wolverton. Vic Jordan and Adrienne work with the French Resistance to help British airmen escape Nazi-held Europe. Vic Jordan; All in a Lifetime; Sparky Watts; Trouble for Tojo; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dinky Dinkerton; Dixie Dugan; The Face; Skyman; V for Valor. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 38

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    Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Ham Fisher, Ogden Whitney, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Frank Tinsley, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, Frank Beck and Mart Bailey. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Sparky Watts and the gang find various uses for his new bodyguard, Corporal Treetop, who is so tall, his head never appears in panel; meanwhile, the mystery men employ an army to capture Sparky. Top Nazi spy Koenig goes undercover as a British aviator in an effort to infiltrate Vic Jordan's French Underground cell. Pa Dugan feels threatened when Ma's old boyfriend comes back into town, so he sets out to court Ma all over again. Vic Jordan; Sparky Watts; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dixie Dugan; The Face; Skyman. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 39

    Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Ham Fisher, Gardner Fox, Ogden Whitney, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Frank Tinsley, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, Frank Beck and Mart Bailey. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Sparky Watts loses his powers while trying to enlist in the Army Air Corps, and consequently his enlistment officer thinks he's Section 8 and has him committed. Top Nazi spy Koenig actually shoots himself to infiltrate Vic Jordan's French Underground cell, but Vic's sharp eye spots powder burns on Koenig's jacket. Bo the dog suffers indignity upon indignity after Junior decides to put on his own circus.Vic Jordan; Sparky Watts; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dixie Dugan; The Face; Adolf, You're Slipping; Skyman. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 40

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    Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Ham Fisher, Gardner Fox, Ogden Whitney, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Frank Tinsley, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, Frank Beck and Mart Bailey. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Sparky Watts joins the Army Air Corps, in a patriotic WWII story. Koenig comes out of surgery, but Vic Jordan still suspects that he's a Nazi spy. Gen. Douglas MacArthur himself assigns Captain Yank to safeguard a synthetic rubber formula (a big deal in the era before plastics). Vic Jordan; Sparky Watts; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dixie Dugan; The Face; All in a Lifetime; Skyman. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 41
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($3.60) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    • Centerfold coming loose at single center staple.

    Stories and art by Boody Rogers, Ham Fisher, Gardner Fox, Ogden Whitney, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Frank Tinsley, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, Frank Beck and Mart Bailey. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Sparky Watts goes overseas to fight in World War II. In the original comic strip, Sparky died at this point when his creator Boody Rogers enlisted in World War II; in this reprint, Sparky survives to be drawn by other artists until Rogers' return. Koenig the Nazi spy uses a substitute bullet to throw off suspicions, but Vic Jordan notices strange yellow clay on his shoes that doesn't match his story. Bo the dog's family prepares him for his appearance in the Pet Show. Vic Jordan; Sparky Watts; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dixie Dugan; The Face; All in a Lifetime; Test Dive; Skyman. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 42
    • Centerfold detached. Cover detached. 3" Spine split from bottom.

    Stories and art by Ham Fisher, Gardner Fox, Ogden Whitney, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Frank Tinsley, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, Jeff MacHamer, Frank Beck and Mart Bailey. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Doc Static takes away Sparky's powers so he can join the Navy, but the side-effect is an ever-growing beard; meanwhile, crooks make off with the cosmic-ray machine. Vic Jordan sets out to find the source of the strange yellow clay and prove that Koenig is a Nazi spy. Charlie Chan investigates the plane crash that killed the inventor of the hydraulic boomerang. Vic Jordan; Sparky Watts; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dixie Dugan; The Face; All in a Lifetime; Hollywood Husband; Hot Rescue. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 43
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Cracking to both bottom corners. (case intact)
    • Label #BAA072-034

    Cover by Tom DeAngelo. Stories and art by Ham Fisher, Gardner Fox, Ogden Whitney, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Frank Tinsley, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, Frank Beck and Mart Bailey. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. General Powers and Senator Smutherline use Sparky Watts as bait to find and capture a Nazi spy ring. Vic Jordan is correct that Lt. Hawks is actually Nazi spy Major Koenig, but the knowledge almost comes too late. The day before the big pet show, Bo the dog chases cats all night long, leaving him in less-than-stellar form for the show. Vic Jordan; Sparky Watts; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dixie Dugan; The Face; All in a Lifetime; The Coastal Plan. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 44
    • Cover detached.
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    • Staples added (not manufacturing). Cover detached at original staple

    Cover by Tom DeAngelo. Stories and art by Tom De Angelo, Jeff MacHamer, Ham Fisher, Gardner Fox, Ogden Whitney, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Frank Tinsley, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, Frank Beck and Mart Bailey. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Sparky Watts must escort officials to a secret military conference, which seems like no problem for a man with cosmic-ray superpowers. Vic Jordan is captured by Nazi agent Major Koenig, leading to a rescue by Adrienne and a battle to the death. Skyman's plane barely survives an encounter with a mechanic named "Gremlin," in an early use of the "gremlin" legend that originated just before WWII. Vic Jordan; Sparky Watts; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dixie Dugan; The Face; Skyman; All in a Lifetime; Hollywood Husband; Return to Mindanao. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 45
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    • Centerfold detached at single center staple.

    Cover by Tom DeAngelo. Stories and art by Ham Fisher, Ogden Whitney, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Frank Tinsley, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, Frank Beck and Mart Bailey. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Dixie Dugan's teen friends prepare for the arrival of handsome lumberjack Bud with equal parts interest and trepidation. After being struck by lightning, super-powered Sparky Watts soon exerts a strong magnetic pull on any nearby metal objects. Charlie Chan joins the search for fifth columnists and Nazi spies that have abducted a woman during their escape. Vic Jordan; Sparky Watts; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dixie Dugan; The Face; Skyman; Trouble for Colonel Mitsuma. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 46

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    Stories and art by Ham Fisher, Gardner Fox, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Frank Tinsley, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, Frank Beck and Mart Bailey. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. To escape from occupied France, Vic Jordan and Sue disguise themselves as Nazi agents and board a U-boat. Sparky Watts discovers that Swinero's scheme to marry his friend's daughter is just a ruse to gain possession of a buried city of gold. All of Dixie Dugan's friends arrive at the party for handsome ex-lumberjack Bud, and have various theories when he fails to appear. Vic Jordan; Sparky Watts; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dixie Dugan; The Face; Skyman; The Target Is Tokyo! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 47
    • Water damage. Staples added (not manufacturing).

    Stories and art by Ham Fisher, Ogden Whitney, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Frank Tinsley, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, Frank Beck and Mart Bailey. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Vic Jordan and Sue investigate the mystery of vanishing ships and a murdered spy's last words: "Seven seventy." When Goober the dog accidentally gets exposed to cosmic rays, he becomes as strong as Sparky Watts and immediately digs up an oil well in Senator Fiddlestring's yard. Handsome ex-lumberjack Bud returns, and Dixie isn't sure she wants him to date Mickey after all. Vic Jordan; Sparky Watts; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dixie Dugan; The Face; Skyman; Pork Chops For Hungry Joe. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 48
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    • Residue on back cover.

    Stories and art by Ham Fisher, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Frank Tinsley, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, Frank Beck and Mart Bailey. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Tony Trent, The Face, plots to free Allied soldiers from a Japanese POW camp. Sparky Watts scarcely guesses what is in store for him when he makes a casual jaunt into town for batteries. Handsome Bud Hale asks Dixie for romantic advice, and she assumes it's because he wants to date Mickey. Vic Jordan; Sparky Watts; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dixie Dugan; The Face; Skyman; All in a Lifetime; Aces Back to Back. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 49
    • Residue.
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    • Centerfold detached at single center staple.

    Stories and art by Ogden Whitney, Tom DeAngelo, Ham Fisher, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Frank Tinsley, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, Frank Beck and Mart Bailey. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. With the Face's alter ego Tony Trent undergoing torture in an Axis prison camp, Wild Bill Soggans assumes the mask and identity of The Face. Appledale becomes a boom town after a "super-oil" is discovered beneath the town by Doc Static's cosmic ray machine. Dixie Dugan helps steer a path to romance for handsome ex-lumberjack Bud and her friend Mickey. Vic Jordan; Sparky Watts; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dixie Dugan; The Face; Skyman; A Little 'Magination. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Big Shot Comics (1940) 50

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    Stories and art by Jeff MacHamer, Ray Krank, Ogden Whitney, Tom DeAngelo, Ham Fisher, Kermit Jadiker and Charles Zerner (credited as Paine), Elmer Wexler, Frank Tinsley, Alfred Andriola, J. P. McEvoy, John Striebel, Frank Beck and Mart Bailey. Big Shot featured reprints of McNaught Syndicate humor and adventure strips, alongside original characters like Skyman and The Face. Captive and unconscious in an Axis prison, Tony Trent flashes back to how he first became the Face. Doc Static's "glamour ray" makes Slap Happy so attractive, Cobina Cobra immediately wants to marry him. Charlie Chan ties to dispose of deadly bombs the size and shape of fountain pens before they go off. Amusing cover features horrifying hero The Face refusing to watch a 1940s horror movie. Vic Jordan; Sparky Watts; Charlie Chan; Captain Yank; Joe Palooka; Bo; Dixie Dugan; The Face; Skyman; Hollywood Husband; The Cats Were Hep! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.