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Hi-Ho Comics (1946) comic books 1946

  • Issue #1
    Hi-Ho Comics (1946) 1
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1227946002

    Ellis Chambers cover pencils, L.B. Cole cover inks. Ellis Chambers interior art unless otherwise noted. Each issue of the Hi-Ho series contains new comic-format humor stories featuring recurring anthropomorphic "funny animal" characters; a two-page text story accompanies. Eddie Elephant in "Better Late Than Never": Eddie reconsiders his decision to play hooky (6 pages). Percy Pelican in "You're In The Army Now!": Percy faces some stringent eligibility requirements (6 pages). Bertie Bruin in "Slingshot Troubles": In his sole series feature, Bertie's poor aim gets him some bad marks (5 pages). Daffy Dragon in Untitled Story: Daffy exhibits a calculating demeanor (6 pages). Hi-Ho Doodles: It's unclear whether this "spot the mistakes" puzzle contains any mistakes to spot (1 page). "Kitty and Bob Catt's Dance Contest": The Hi-Ho characters come together to showcase original dance moves (Text, 2 pages). Lil Chief Hotshot in Untitled Story: Hotshot's attempt to prove himself is interrupted by a two-legged iteration of gravity (Howie Post script and pencils, Ellis Chambers inks, 6 pages). Killer-Diller and Monty in "The Mad Monks": Monty's small-time racket prompts a family reunion (6 pages). Kitty and Bob, the Hep Cats in Untitled Story: Bob attempts to one-up "Frankie Sinodora" on the bandstand (Howie Post script and pencils, Ellis Chambers inks, 6 pages). 52 pages, full color. 10 cent cover price. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Hi-Ho Comics (1946) 2
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #2014989005

    Ellis Chambers cover pencils, L.B. Cole cover inks. Ellis Chambers interior art. Indicia states "formerly Captain Flight Comics." Lil Chief Hotshot in Untitled Story: Japanese soldiers ask Hotshot to help them destroy New York; exhibits racial stereotyping typical of the period (8 pages). Eddie Elephant and Charlie Chimp, The Master Detectives in "A Hunting We Will Go": The detectives end up on the wrong side of their hunting holiday (6 pages). Jocko The Super-Smart Monkey and Junior in "Monkeyshines": The pair need a good outlet for their new electrical scheme (6 pages). "Adventure in Hi-Hoville": The gang's newest member suggests a chilling location for their new clubhouse (Text, 2 pages). Daffy Dragon in Untitled Story: Daffy gets wrapped up in this issue's second "get rich quick" story (8 pages). Kitty and Bob, the Hep Cats in Untitled Story: Tommy Horsey provides musical accompaniment in this cross-dressing catastrophe; final panel provides a slang glossary (6 pages). Major Mutt and Private Pupp in Untitled Story: First panel references L.B. Cole's "Wiggles the Wonderworm" (see Taffy Comics #1). Pupp's banana addiction serves as running gag and plot device in this slippery farce (6 pages). Lil Chief Hotshot in Untitled Story: Doctor Louie serves up some patently bad medicine (6 pages). 52 pages, full color. 10 cent cover price. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Hi-Ho Comics (1946) 3

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    Carl Wessler cover. Indicia states "formerly Captain Flight Comics." Lil Chief Hotshot in Untitled Story: The local fauna teach two criminals a pointed lesson (8 pages). "Lil Chief Hotshot Has A Problem": a classic river-crossing problem (1 page). Kitty and Bob, the Hep Cats in Untitled Story: A little nepotism goes the wrong way (6 pages). "Kitty and Bob Catt's Puzzle Page": features the square moat riddle (1 page). Eddie Elephant in Untitled Story: Eddie overcomes his espionage paranoia; mentions J. Edgar Hoover (6 pages). Hi-Ho and Lackaday in Untitled Story: Lackaday takes a short ride on a high horse (2 pages). "The Haunted House": Features kid-friendly adverbs like "insinuatingly" and a glaring type-setting error on the second line (Text, 2 pages). Jocko and Junior in Untitled Story: Jocko gets wrapped up in a museum case (6 pages). Hi-Ho Puzzle Page: Three puzzles and a maze (1 page). Daffy Dragon and Bodkins Bunny in Untitled Story: Misguided knights set their sights on a certain vegetarian dragon (8 pages). Bodkins Bunny in "Hunting Lesson": Bodkins proves no match for his target (1 page). Lil Chief Hotshot in Untitled Story: Hotshot puts up a sound defense (6 pages). 52 pages, full color. 10 cent cover price. Cover price $0.10.