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Filesize: 73.96 MB
Uploader: Yoc
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Mirrors: [ Principal artist Bernie Wiest bio and photos ] [ Forum topic on this book
A rangerhouse comic and scan,
Edit by Yoc with fills from justcomical.
To learn more about this book click the links above.
For the Digital Comic Museum - June 21, 2015.
Ranger's copy of Colossus was damaged and missing pages. He was lucky enough to get fills from justcomical
Sun Publications are known for only two comic books. This and 'Sun Fun Komiks #1' from a year earlier in 1939.
Only a very incomplete scan exists of Sun Fun so if anyone out there has a copy, PLEASE consider scanning or letting DCM scan this book for you!

Published in March, 1940 - the same date as the first Street and Smith comic book Shadow Comics #1, which features the first appearances in comic books by The Shadow, Doc Savage, and Air Ace Bill Barnes. Prize Publications starts out that same month with Prize Comics #1. It's also the same date as Adventure Comics #48 that introduces Hour-Man!
Sun Publications, founded in 1912 by Arthur J. Gontier, Sr., (1864-1942), were previously pulp publishers. Titles include '10-Story Book' (a pin-up girl magazine where Louis L'Amour would first be published. Examples are on archive.com) and 'Golden Fleece' both were done by 1940.
Colosssus and Sun Fun look to be their very short lived attempt to jump in on the new comic book boom triggered with Superman in 1938.
To learn more about Sun and their law troubles in 1928 and 1938 use this link -

Yoc and Rangerhouse

22-June-2015 4:42 am
Username: eubiecat
Comment: This is one peculiar comic--from its content to its oddball color printing! Thanks for making this weird rarity available here!
22-June-2015 3:27 pm
Username: erwin-k
Comment: Been wondering about this book since Jerry Bails circulated a picture of the cover over fifty years ago. That was one very weird comic. Thanks to all involved!
27-June-2015 4:14 pm
Username: chrisbeneke
Comment: artist Bernie Wiest bio and photos are here: http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/forum/index.php/topic,6312.0.html
3-July-2015 5:18 pm
Username: churnworks
Comment: "Why does this comic strip look so familiar? Wait a minute ... it's coming to me. Lum and Abner... L'il Abner ... Lum Sims. Gee, *that* swipe was deeply hidden!"

Issue: #1
Published: March 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Bill O'Donnell
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Binding: Publishing Format: One-Shot
Notes: Copyright, 1940, by Sun Publications.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Colossus A.D. 2640
Credits: Pencils: Bernie Wiest | Inks: Bernie Wiest
Genre: Science Fiction

Comic Story (13 pages)
Featuring: Colossus A.D. 2640
Synopsis: Scientist accidentally ingests super-growth formula and becomes huge evil giant.
Credits: Script: Mark Reinsberg | Pencils: Bernie Wiest | Inks: Bernie Wiest
Genre: Science Fiction

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Educational Adventures of Panda-Lin
Credits: Script: Valentin Leopold | Pencils: Jan | Inks: Jan
Genre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals

Comic Story (9 pages)
Featuring: Lucky Lucifer
Credits: Script: Berris Kregman | Pencils: Lew Segron | Inks: Lew Segron
Genre: Adventure Aviation

Comic Story (8 pages) The Ghost of Buzzard Mounting
Featuring: Lum Sims
Credits: Pencils: Bernie Wiest [as 'Nard] | Inks: Bernie Wiest [as 'Nard]
Genre: Humor

Text Article (2 pages) Boomerang!
Credits: Script: Guy Murchie Jr.
Genre: Non-fiction

Comic Story (5 pages)
Featuring: Mory Marine
Credits: Script: Gene Rowls | Pencils: Gene Rowls | Inks: Gene Rowls
Genre: Adventure

Comic Story (11 pages) The Gold of Gartok
Featuring: The Tulpa of Tsang
Synopsis: Shai and Wolfgang have been raiding monasteries. Bart London has come to Tibet to stop them. Using his mental powers to create a Tulpa of himself, Tsang aids London to stop the nazi menace.
Credits: Script: Norman Modell (credited) | Pencils: Lionel N. March (credited) | Inks: Lionel N. March (credited)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Tsang Shai Wolfgang Bart London

Text Story (2 pages) The Black Heart of Red Beard
Credits: Script: Nick Nomad | Pencils: Bernie Wiest | Inks: Bernie Wiest | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (9 pages)
Featuring: Blond Garth
Synopsis: Garth kills the shark sent by Cimbaru to prevent the residents of Rangipu from pearl diving.
Credits: Script: Norman Modell ? [as Ramond Mellon] | Pencils: Jay Jackson | Inks: Jay Jackson
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Garth Bubu The Medicine Man Tara The King's Daughter Rahui The King (death) Draka, Priestess Of Iktas (villain) Cimbaru (villain) Ahala The King's Son (death)

Comic Story (4 pages)
Featuring: Ruggey
Credits: Script: Lincoln Maher | Pencils: Bernie Wiest ? [as Lincoln Maher] | Inks: Bernie Wiest ? [as Lincoln Maher]
Genre: Humor

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Next Month Colossus Comics Will Introduce an Amazing New Feature
Featuring: Icarion
Credits: Script: ? (promo copy) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Icarion

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