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Issue: #5
Published: June 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Abner Sundell
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover, Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing
Notes: Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/) The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 3.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Steel Sterling
Credits: Pencils: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed) | Inks: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Steel Sterling

Comic Story (12 pages) The Zeta Ray Saboteurs
Featuring: Steel Sterling
Synopsis: The Cummings Plant engaged in production for the U.S. Army has been sabotaged.
Credits: Script: Abner Sundell [as Sundell] (signed) | Pencils: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed) | Inks: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Steel Sterling [John Sterling] Walter Cummings (scientist) Dora Cummings (daughter) Black Knight (villain)

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Mugsy
Credits: Script: Kin Platt [as Quincy] (signed) | Pencils: Kin Platt [as Quincy] (signed) | Inks: Kin Platt [as Quincy] (signed)
Genre: Humor
Characters: Mugsy (a Dog)

Comic Story (6 pages) Death to the Scarlet Avenger: Part 3
Featuring: Scarlet Avenger
Synopsis: Texa's dirigible points its nose to California and Alcatraz to free the greatest of criminals from the prison and make them her servants.
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten (signed) | Pencils: Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed) | Inks: Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Scarlet Avenger (Jim Kendall) Texa (villain)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Disappearance of the Ames Brothers
Featuring: Nevada Jones, Quick-Trigger Man
Synopsis: Carl has murdered his brother to keep their gold mine for himself.
Credits: Pencils: Frank Volp | Inks: Frank Volp
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Nevada Jones Little Joe (sidekick) Carl Ames [Cactus] Steve Ames Sister

Comic Story (6 pages)
Synopsis: Leopardmen have clawed and killed many of the Urganas hunting party and the rest were taken prisoners.
Genre: Jungle
Characters: Kalthar Leopardmen

Comic Story (8 pages) Smashing the Supply Train
Featuring: War Eagles
Synopsis: The Eagles are lost in a German forest, and are caugt, but escape in a German bomber.
Credits: Pencils: Ed Smalle [as Ed Smalle Jr.] (signed) | Inks: Ed Smalle [as Ed Smalle Jr.] (signed)
Genre: War
Characters: Tim Shane (pilot) Tom Shane (pilot) Kermit (pilot) Herr Schultz (villain)

Text Story (2 pages) Rocky Mountain Canaries
Synopsis: The story of the burro.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Non-fiction Western-frontier
Characters: Lou Dickerson

Comic Story (8 pages) Captured by Yat Sing and Tania
Featuring: Captain Valor
Synopsis: Ronnie is held prisoner by Yat Sing and Taina. They want the military plans for the Chinese campaign against the invaders.
Credits: Script: Abner Sundell [as Sundell] (signed) | Pencils: Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed) | Inks: Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Captain Valor Ronnie His Sister Angie Big Dip Yat Sing (Villain) Tania (Villain)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Mardi Gras Murder
Featuring: Mr. Satan
Synopsis: A New Orleans paddle wheeler is used as a counterfeiters' hideout and as an easy way distribute the printed money up and down the river.
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten | Pencils: Edd Ashe | Inks: Edd Ashe ?
Characters: Mr. Satan (Dudley Bradshaw) Doris O'Day

Comic Story (8 pages) The Faces in the Sky
Featuring: Zambini the 'Miracle Man'
Synopsis: Strange faces appear in the sky over the city and strike terror into the people who see them. All the diamonds in the city are gone when the faces disappear. Clues leads Zambini to a tropical island where natives use witchcraft to raid for diamonds.
Credits: Script: Joe Blair | Pencils: Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed) | Inks: Elmer Wexler [as El Wexler] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Zambini (magician) Witch Doctor

  The data in the above section is courtesy of the Grand Comics Database™ under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

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