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Issue: #8
Published: September 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Harry Shorten
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover, Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing
Notes: 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) The Marvel of 1940 Roy... The Super-Boy!
Featuring: The Wizard, Roy; The Firefly
Credits: Pencils: Edd Ashe [as Edmund M. Ashe Jr.] (signed) | Inks: Edd Ashe [as Edmund M. Ashe Jr.] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Wizard [Blane Whitney] Roy The Super-Boy [Roy Carter] The Firefly [Harley Hudson] (inset)

Comic Story (13 pages) Roy the Super-Boy
Featuring: The Wizard
Synopsis: The Wizard becomes a newspaper publisher.
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten | Pencils: Edd Ashe | Inks: Edd Ashe
Genre: Fantasy
Characters: The Wizard [Blane Whitney] Roy The Super-Boy [Roy Carter] (introduction, Origin) John Howard (introduction, Death) James Reagan Mayor Beadle (villain, Introduction) Boss Schultz (villain, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (7 pages) Origin of the Firefly
Featuring: The Firefly, Enemy of Crime
Synopsis: An accomplished scientist, Harley Hudson discovers the secret of the tremendous strength of insects. Suddenly, the lights in the lab go out and some fireflies flicker in, lighting up the darkness. And Harley knows that he must adopt that guise of a firefly in order to light up the darkness that shrouds the underworld.
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten (signed) | Pencils: Bob Wood (signed) | Inks: Bob Wood (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Firefly [Harley Hudson] (chemist. Biologist, Introduction, Origin) Joan Burton (Harley's Girlfriend, Introduction) Dr. Dread [aka The Professor] (villain, Introduction) Selig (villain, Introduction) Monsters (villains, Introduction For All)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Danish-Irish Attack
Featuring: Galahad
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten | Pencils: Lin Streeter | Inks: Lin Streeter
Characters: King Of Pellinore (Introduction) The Irish King (Villain Introduction) The Danish King (Villain

Comic Story (6 pages) Ma-Ma Mosquito
Featuring: Shanghai Sheridan
Credits: Script: Joe Blair (signed) | Pencils: Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed) | Inks: Irv Novick [as Irving Novick] (signed)
Characters: Madame Chao Yu-Tang (Introduction) The Japanese (Villains)

Text Story (1 page) Lariat Law
Credits: Script: The Trail Boss | Pencils: ? [as H.] (signed) (illustration) | Inks: ? [as H.] (signed) (illustration) | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (6 pages) Escape on Io
Featuring: Streak Chandler
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten (signed) | Pencils: William Wills | Inks: William Wills
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Quantus (Villain) Lura (Villain)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Camouflaged Air Base
Featuring: Wings Johnson
Credits: Script: Joe Blair (signed) | Pencils: Ed Smalle (signed) | Inks: Ed Smalle (signed)
Characters: The Nazis (Villain)

Comic Story (6 pages) In India (Part 2)
Featuring: Dick Storm
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten [as Shorten] (signed) | Pencils: Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed) | Inks: Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Characters: Jessups (Guest Star) Margie Conway (Guest Star) Ah Ming (Villain) Cannibals (Villain Intro)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Mystery of the Kidnapped Policemen
Featuring: Bob Phantom
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten (signed) | Pencils: Gerry Thorpe [as Jerry Thorp] (signed) | Inks: Gerry Thorpe [as Jerry Thorp] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Bob Phantom [Walt Whitney]

Comic Story (6 pages) The Master Brahmins: Part 3
Featuring: Kardak
Credits: Script: Harry Shorten [as H. Shorten] (signed) | Pencils: Bernard Klein [as Bernie Klein] (signed) | Inks: Bernard Klein [as Bernie Klein] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Master Of The Valley Of Death (Villain Intro)

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