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USA Comics #5-8

Post by Col_Fury » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:40 pm

USA COMICS #5 (Summer 1942)
By Ernie Hart

APPEARANCES:
Victory Boys (Maxie, Victor, Kurt, Gus, Warren), Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Emperor Hirohito, Nazi soldiers

SYNOPSIS:
The leaders of the Axis powers are getting together for a strategy meeting, and the Victory Boys hear about it. They give those bums a hard time and run off back into the Black Forest.

NOTE:
According to the forward in this Masterworks volume, the Victory Boys also appeared in Comedy Comics #10, and that issue reveals their back story (they’re a group of orphans whose various parents were killed by the Nazis). From what I can see, Comedy Comics #10 hit stands on March 25, 1942 and USA Comics #5 came out on August 15, 1942. They’ll appear again in ALLWS:BH where they all die.

2nd Story:
By Mike Sekowsky

APPEARANCES:
Black Widow, Satan, Karl Koodamore (assassin) & his goons (Pete named), John Marriman (actor), an actress & her jealous husband, bystanders, demons

SYNOPSIS:
Satan sends the Black Widow out to bring him the soul of an assassin. She does!

3rd Story:
By Don Rico

APPEARANCES:
Jonah Lamb & his dad, Budd Powers, Chinese bandits, bystanders

SYNOPSIS:
Jonah Lamb and his dad are hanging out in Shaghai when an earthquake kills Mr. Lamb. Jonah leaves Shanghai and eventually comes across Budd Powers who’s sleeping in a barn. They decide to hang out and eventually come across some bandits raiding a town. They drive off the bandits and only ask for some food in return, then set off for more adventures.

4th Story:
By Malcolm Kildale

APPEARANCES:
Fighting Hobo (Butch Brogan), Mrs. Upsnoot, Fifi, dog thieves, police, bystanders

SYNOPSIS:
The Fighting Hobo finds a book of Shakespeare in the dump ad starts quoting from it. Meanwhile, some old meanies steal a rich lady’s dog and plan to ransom it. The Fighting Hobo rescues the dog and returns her.

5th Story:
By ???

This Blue Blade story is already in the MCP. The TWELVE series retconned the Blue Blade into an actor, which means this adventure is likely just a serial picture (or something). That makes a lot more sense than a guy with a cape and no shirt riding his horse around the country fighting spies. Either way, this would still be an appearance for him (filmed or not).

NOTE:
Followed by “Dead Man’s Warning” text story.

6th Story:
By Melville Henry & Jack Alderman

APPEARANCES:
Roko the Amazing (Lon Craig, art student), Menalaos, art teacher & students, McClure & his saboteur, police, bystanders

SYNOPSIS:
Art student Lon Craig meets the spirit of Menalaos who grants his super abilities when Lon says the magic word “Illium.” He uses his new powers to stop some rich jerk from sabotaging buildings so he can buy up cheap property. Also, Lon thinks it’s just groovy that he can be like Captain America now.

7th Story:
By Ed Winiarsky

APPEARANCES:
Gypo the Gypsy Giant (& his dragon Fido & his wife), Bobby & his mother

SYNOPSIS:
Gypo tries to scare a little boy (Bobby), but he’s terrible at scaring children. Gypo introduces Bobby to his pet dragon and his harpy wife.

NOTE:
Bobby’s mom seems REALLY old to have an eight-or-so year old son.

8th Story:
By ???

APPEARANCES:
Sgt. Jeff Dix (and his family), “Fish Face” Friday (Dix’s pal), other soldiers, Japanese soldiers

SYNOPSIS:
Sgt. Dix is sent to Panama where he beats up a bunch of Japanese soldiers.

NOTE:
Dix got a promotion since last issue. He’s called both Corporal and Sergeant through this story, so it must have been a recent change.

9th Story:
By Lou Paige

“Patent Pending” comedy gag page. No named characters, but I’m pretty sure the strip appears in other books.

10th Story:
By Vince Alascia

APPEARANCES:
American Avenger (Don Caldwell, “el Gaucho, also in fb), Carlos Ramirez (Don’s friend, in fb), Nazis, bystanders

FLASHBACK:
Don Caldwell goes to university in South America where he falls in love with the culture. Also, he becomes the American Avenger, patterned after el Gaucho, a local folk hero.
SYNOPSIS:
The American Avenger stops some Nazis in South America, then follows them back to New York to stop them from helping fifth columnists there.

USA COMICS #6 (December 1942)
By Al Avison & Syd Shores

This Captain America story is already in the MCP, in brackets.

2nd Story:
By ???

APPEARANCES:
Chuck Wilson (American soldier), Stanisofski (Russian soldier), Twimbly (British soldier), Nazi soldiers, Russian soldiers

SYNOPSIS:
Three soldiers escape from a Nazi concentration camp. When they meet up with some friendly Russia soldiers they wonder if they should go back and free the others soldiers still at the concentration camp.

3rd Story:
By Bob Oksner

APPEARANCES:
Destroyer (also disguised as Capt. Von Nieusance), Florence “Flora” von Banger, Nazi soldiers (inc the Brander), Mueller & his freedom fighters

SYNOPSIS:
The Destroyer and his pal Florence help rescue Mueller, who is secretly running an anti-propaganda press underneath Gestapo headquarters.

4th Story:
By Louis Ferstadt

APPEARANCES:
Edward A. Flaherty & other American sailors, Japanese soldiers

SYNOPSIS:
Eddie Flaherty is happy being a sailor until the Japanese attack the ship he’s on. It sinks and Eddie is one of the few survivors.

5th Story:
By Chic Stone

APPEARANCES:
Jeep Jones, other US soldiers

SYNOPSIS:
Jeep Jones decides to join the Army because he thinks it’ll be fun. He’s an idiot and is thrown in the brig.

NOTE:
It’s a humor strip, and it’s silly.

Followed by “Look Out for Spies” text story.

6th Story:
By Louis Ferstadt

This Whizzer story is already in the MCP (but it should be the sixth, not fourth story).

7th Story:
By Roy Garn & Frank Borth

APPEARANCES:
Sgt. Dix, Nazi saboteurs, children, other soldiers

SYNOPSIS:
Sgt. Dix stops some Nazis from using children to sabotage an Army base.

8th Story:
By Dennis Neville

This Jap-Buster Johnson story is already in the MCP (but it should be the eight, not sixth story).

USA COMICS #7 (March 1943)
By Syd Shores, Mike Sekowsky & Ernie Hart

This Captain America story is already in the MCP (in brackets).

2nd Story:
By Alex Schomberg

APPEARANCES:
Captain Daring (Lee Bradford) & his Sky-Sharks (inc Zeke Mallon), Lt. Raeger (triple agent), Valerie Welling, Col. Welling, Marshall von Hapz, British military, Nazi soldiers

SYNOPSIS:
Captain Daring has captured a British spy for the Nazis, but Valerie Welling just think a stupid American is beating up a British officer and intervenes. The spy escapes. Valerie apologizes and reveals her father’s ben captured by the Nazis. Captain Daring reveals his next mission is to save her father. He gets a Nazi prisoner ready for an exchange, but the Nazis have tricked him; it’s a trap! In prison, Captain Daring finds Col. Welling and they escape, helped by Captain Daring’s Sky-Sharks (who disobeyed orders to fly by and help). Captain Daring, having met the British spy while in prison, learns the guy was only doing it because his family was captured by the Nazis. When he learned they died months ago in a concentration camp he switched sides again. Valerie Welling is very willing to thank Captain Daring when he returns. *wink wink*

3rd Story:
By Bob Oksner

This Marvel Boy story is already in the MCP.

NOTE:
Followed by “I Hate Women” text story. Yikes.

4th Story:
By Basil Wolverton

APPEARANCES:
Disk-Eyes the Detective, Spider McStrangle & his goons, bystanders

SYNOPSIS:
Disk-Eye the Detective tricks Spider McStrangle into returning the $10,000.02 he stole from a bank.

NOTE:
Another silly humor strip, but this one’s by Basil Wolverton!

5th Story:
By Bob Oksner

This Secret Stamp story is already in the MCP (in brackets).

6th Story:
By Chic Stone

APPEARANCES:
Jeep Jones, other soldiers

SYNOPSIS:
Jeep Jones decides to impress the brass by inventing a new tank. He’s eventually thrown in the brig.

7th Story:
By Dennis Neville

APPEARANCES:
Jap-Buster Johnson, other soldiers, Japanese soldiers

SYNOPSIS:
Jap-Buster Johnson is horrified to see American pilots have been poisoned by the Japanese. He jumps in his plane and busts some… aw cripes. I can’t say it. Johnson is pretty gleeful when he sinks a Japanese destroyer, though. “Good Riddance!” he says as hundreds of Japanese sailors drown to death.

USA COMICS #8 (May 1943)
By Carmine Infantino

This Captain America story is already in the MCP (in brackets).

2nd Story:
By Bob Oksner

APPEARANCES:
Destroyer, French Resistance, Gestapo (Brool named)

SYNOPSIS:
The Destroyer sneaks some French Resistance prisoners out of a Gestapo prison.

3rd Story:
By Chic Stone

APPEARANCES:
Jeep Jones, other soldiers

SYNOPSIS:
Jeep has invented the Jeeplane, a fancy new plane. Some Japanese spies steal it, but crash it, digging a big hole in the ground. Jeep, in his pajamas, jumps in after them. The next day no one can find Jeep, so he’s declared AWOL.

4th Story:
By Dennis Neville

APPEARANCES:
Jap-Buster Johnson, other American military (Lt. Gale, Lt. Dillo named), a Japanese doctor

SYNOPSIS:
Johnson watches one officer kill another. When he follows the guy bonks him on the head, giving him amnesia. He doesn’t even remember the US is at war with Japan! He’s sent out to attack his own aircraft carrier, but regains his memory in time and doesn’t do it. He goes back and tells the traitor he did the job. When the traitor confesses his plans, Johnson calls in reinforcements. Johnson arrests the traitor.

5th Story:
Bob Oksner

APPEARANCES:
Pvt. Albert A. Schmid, other American soldiers, Japanese soldiers

SYNOPSIS:
In Guadalcanal, Pvt. Albert Schmid survives a battle with the Japanese, killing over two hundred Japanese soldiers in the process.

NOTE:
Followed by “Shot in the Back” text story.

6th Story:
By Louis Ferstadt

This Whizzer story is already in the MCP, but it should be the sixth story, not the first.

7th Story:
By Bob Oksner

This Secret Stamp story is already in the MCP (in brackets).

8th Story:
By Edward Ryan

APPEARANCES:
Sgt. Dix, other American soldiers, a fifth columnist

SYNOSIS:
Sgt. Dix is training new recruits and uncovers a fifth column plot to sabotage training. Later, Sgt. Dix gets a new assignment. buh buh BUT WHAT IS IT??!

NOTE:
Find out what Sgt. Dix’s new assignment is next issue!

Chronologies!

AMERICAN AVENGER/DON CALDWELL/”EL GAUCHO”
USAC 5/10-FB
USAC 5/10

BLACK WIDOW/CLAIRE VOYANT
……
MYSC 7/3
USAC 5/2
MARVELS 1
……

BLUE BLADE/ROY CHAMBERS
TWELVE 8-FB
{USAC 5/5}
TWELVE:SH
……

BRANDER
USAC 6/3

BUCKY/JAMES BUCHANAN BARNES JR.
……
CAC 4/4
*ALLWC 1/3 (move to here)
YALLIESC 1
TOS 66/2-FB-BTS
TOS 66/2-BTS
TOS 67/2
TOS 68/2
**ALLWC 1/3 (move from here)
CAC 5
……
CAC 9/4
**ALLWC 3/2 (move from here)
CAC 10
CAC 10/2
CAC 10/4
W:O 17-FB
W:O 18 (1 - 12:2)-FB
W:O 18 (12:5 - 22)-FB
W:O 18 (12:3)-FB
W:O 19-FB
W:O 20-FB
CAC 11
CAC 11/2
CAC 11/5
*ALLWC 3/2 (move to here)
CAC 22/3
CA 139-FB
CA 281-FB (11/22/41)
INV 29-FB
CAC 12
CAC 12/2
**ALLWC 4/2 (move from here)
M/PROJECT 7
……
CAC 14/2
*ALLWC 4/2 (move to here)
INV 16
……
CAC 15/3
**[ALLWC 5/2] (move from here)
CAC 16
……
CAC 17/5
*[ALLWC 5/2] (move to here)
CAC 18
……
TCORPS 2
**[ALLWC 6/3] (move from here)
CAC 18/3
**[YALLIESC 5] (move from here)
CAC 19
CAC 19/3
CAC 19/4
CAC 20/6
*[YALLIESC 5] (move to here)
CAC 20
CAC 20/4
*[ALLWC 6/3] (move to here)
**[ALLWC 7/2] (move from here)
*[USAC 6] (delete)
ALLWS:BH 2 (10 - 18)-FB
CAC70A
CA/CV '98-FB
CAC 21
CAC 21/3
*USAC 6
CAC 22
……
CAC 23/5
*[ALLWC 7/2] (move to here)
*USAC 7 (remove brackets)
CAC 24
CAC 24/3
CA 616/5
**[ALLWC 8/2] (move from here)
CA:ME
CAC 25
CAC 25/3
[YALLIESC 7]
CAC 26/3
CAC 29-FB
**[USAC 8] (delete)
*USAC 8-FB
CA:FA 1-FB
CA:FA 2-FB
CA:FA 3-FB
CA:FA 4-FB
CABB
*[ALLWC 8/2] (move to here)
CA:WHO-FB
CAC 27
CAC 27/3
*[USAC 9] (move to here)
**[ALLWC 9/2] (move from here)
CA 615.1-FB
CAC 28
CAC 28/3
**[USAC 9] (move from here)
FSON:IM-FB
CAC 29
CAC 29/3
CAC 29/4
*[USAC 10] (move to here)
CAC 30
CAC 30/3
CAC 30/4
**[ALLWC 10/2] (move from here)
**[ALLSC 1] (move from here)
**[USAC 10] (move from here)
[YALLIESC 9]
CA 616/3 (6 - 8)-FB
CAC 31
CAC 31/4
CAC 31/5
*[ALLSC 1] (move to here)
CAC 76-FB
CAC 32
CAC 32/2
CAC 32/3
*[ALLWC 10/2] (move to here)
*[USAC 11] (move to here)
CAC 33
CAC 33/3
CAC 33/4
**[ALLSC 2] (move from here)
**[ALLWC 11/2] (move from here)
CAC 34
CAC 34/2
CAC 34/3
*[ALLSC 2] (move to here)
**[USAC 11] (move from here)
CAC 35
CAC 35/3
CAC 35/4
*[ALLWC 11/2] (move to here)
CA 219 (2:3 - 16:3)-FB
CAC 36
CAC 36/4
CAC 36/5
[USAC 12]
**[ALLSC 3] (move from here)
**[ALLWC 12/2] (move from here)
A/INV 1 (12/43)
……
WSOL:BM 4 (5:2)-FB-OP
*[YALLIESC 12] (move to here)
CAC 38
CAC 38/3
CAC 38/4
*[ALLWC 12/2] (move to here)
CAC 39
CAC 39/3
CAC 39/4
*[ALLSC 3] (move to here)
**[ALLSC 4] (move from here)
**[USAC 13] (move from here)
**[YALLIESC 12] (move from here)
CAC 40
CAC 40/3
CAC 40/4
CA@ 9/2-FB
CA65AS-FB
CAC 41
CAC 41/3
CAC 41/5
*[ALLSC 4] (move to here)
*[USAC 13] (move to here)
M/U 1-FB
……
IH2 284
**[ALLWC 13/2] (move from here)
**[USAC 14] (move from here)
CAC 42
CAC 42/3
CAC 42/4
*[ALLWC 13/2] (move to here)
*[USAC 14] (move to here)
CA '01-FB
CA5 25 (3)-FB
CA5 3-FB
CA5 37-FB
ALLWS:BH 5-FB
YALLIESC70A (10 - 16)-FB
CA:REBORN 1 (29 - 30)
CA4 26 (8:1)-FB-FB
WSOL:BM 4 (5:4)-FB-OP
CAC 43
CAC 43/3
CAC 43/4
[ALLSC 5]
**[ALLWC 14/2] (move from here)
CA5 12 (14 - 15)-FB
CA5 12 (18 - 19)-FB
CA5 15-FB
IM3 73 (14:5)-FB
CAC 44
CAC 44/3
CAC 44/4
*[ALLWC 14/2] (move to here)
*[ALLSC 6] (move to here)
CA/NF:OWW 1
CA&BUCKY 623
CAC 45
CAC 45/3
CAC 45/4
**[ALLWC 15/2] (move from here)
**[ALLSC 6] (move from here)
AC 5/2-FB
CA4 26 (4:2 - 4:4)-FB-FB
**[ALLSC 7] (move from here)
[USAC 15]
……
CAC 47/3
*[ALLWC 15/2] (move to here)
**[ALLSC 8] (delete)
**[USAC 16] (delete)
C&DP 45
**[KIDK 8] (delete)
CAC 48
CAC 48/5
CA:SL 12 (23 - 29)-FB
……

BUCKY II/FRED DAVIS JR.
M/PRM 30
[CA&BUCKY 625 (1 - 3:2)-FB]
TWELVE 1
WI? 4 (9 - 11)-OP
[CA&BUCKY 625 (14 - 16)-FB]
WI? 4 (12 - 17:1)
CA@ 6
[CA&BUCKY 626-FB]
CAC 49
CAC 49/3
CAC 49/4
*[ALLSC 8]
*[KIDK 8]
*[USAC 16]
**[USAC 17] (move from here)
**[KIDK 9] (move from here)
CAC 50
CAC 50/4
CAC 50/3
WI? 4 (17:2 - 17:5)
SAGASUB 5-FB
*[KIDK 9] (move to here)
*[USAC 17] (move to here)
CAC 51
CAC 51/5
CAC 51/3
**[ALLWC 17/2] (move from here)
CAC 52
CAC 52/3
[YALLIESC 18]
CAC 53
CAC 53/3
*[ALLWC 17/2] (move to here)
CAC 54
CAC 54/3
CAC 54/4
**[YALLIESC 19] (move from here)
**[KIDK 10] (move from here)
CAC 55-FB
CAC 55/2
CAC 55/4
*[YALLIESC 19] (move to here)
*[KIDK 10] (move to here)
CAC 56
CAC 56/2-FB
CAC 56/4
**[ALLSC 10] (move from here)
**[ALLWC 18/2] (move from here)
CAC 57
CAC 57/2
CAC 57/5
*[ALLWC 18/2] (move to here)
*[ALLSC 10] (move to here)
[M/MC 75/4]
CAC 58
……

CAPTAIN AMERICA/STEVE ROGERS
……
CA:P 1-FB
*ALLWC 1/3 (move to here)
YALLIESC 1
TOS 66/2-FB-BTS
TOS 66/2
TOS 67/2
TOS 68/2
**ALLWC 1/3 (move from here)
UX 268 (1 - 11:5)-FB
……
CAC 9/4
**ALLWC 3/2 (move from here)
**[YALLIESC 2] (move from here)
CAC 10
CAC 10/2
CAC 10/4
*[YALLIESC 2] (move to here)
W:O 17-FB
W:O 18 (1 - 2)-FB
W:O 18 (4 - 22)-FB
W:O 18 (3)-FB
W:O 19-FB
W:O 20-FB
CAC 11
CAC 11/2
CAC 11/5
*ALLWC 3/2 (move to here)
CAC 22/3
CA 139-FB
CA 281-FB
INV 29-FB
CAC 12
CAC 12/2
**ALLWC 4/2 (move from here)
M/PROJECT 7 (13 - 22)
……
CAC 14/2
*ALLWC 4/2 (move to here)
A 6-FB
……
CAC 15/3
**[ALLWC 5/2] (move from here)
INV 29
……
CAC 17/5
*[ALLWC 5/2] (move to here)
CAC 18
……
TCORPS 2
**[ALLWC 6/3] (move from here)
CAC 18/3
**[YALLIESC 5] (move from here)
CAC 19
CAC 19/3
CAC 19/4
CAC 20/6
CA:RW&B /6
*[YALLIESC 5] (move to here)
CAC 20
CAC 20/4
*[ALLWC 6/3] (move to here)
**[ALLWC 7/2] (move from here)
*[USAC 6] (delete)
ALLWS:BH 2 (10 - 18)-FB
CAC70A
CA/CV '98-FB
CAC 21
CAC 21/3
*USAC 6
CAC 22
……
CAC 23/5
*[ALLWC 7/2] (move to here)
*USAC 7 (remove brackets)
CAC 24
CAC 24/3
CA 616/5
**[ALLWC 8/2] (move from here)
CA:ME
……
CAC 29-FB
**[USAC 8] (delete)
*USAC 8-FB
CA:FA 1-FB
CABB-BTS
*[ALLWC 8/2] (move to here)
**[KIDK 3] (move from here)
CA:WHO-FB
CAC 27
CAC 27/3
*[USAC 9] (move to here)
**[ALLWC 9/2] (move from here)
CA 615.1-FB
CAC 28
CAC 28/3
**[USAC 9] (move from here)
CA 262-FB
……
CAC 29/4
*[ALLWC 9/2] (move to here)
CATOW:ATB (9)-FB
*[USAC 10] (move to here)
CAC 30
CAC 30/3
CAC 30/4
**[ALLWC 10/2] (move from here)
M/CP 39/4 (3:3)-FB
[CA:RW&B /3-FB]
CA&FIRST13 1 (1 - 24)
**[ALLSC 1] (move from here)
**[USAC 10] (move from here)
[YALLIESC 9]
CATOW:ATB (10 - 11)-FB
CA:RW&B /2
CA 616/3 (6 - 8)-FB
CAC 31
CAC 31/4
CAC 31/5
*[ALLSC 1] (move to here)
CAC 76-FB
CAC 32
CAC 32/2
CAC 32/3
*[KIDK 3] (move to here)
*[ALLWC 10/2] (move to here)
CATOW:ATB (14:1 - 14:2)-FB
TB 163
TB 164
TB 165
*[USAC 11] (move to here)
CAC 33
CAC 33/3
CAC 33/4
**[ALLSC 2] (move from here)
**[ALLWC 11/2] (move from here)
CAC 34
CAC 34/2
CAC 34/3
*[ALLSC 2] (move to here)
**[USAC 11] (move from here)
CAC 35
CAC 35/3
CAC 35/4
*[ALLWC 11/2] (move to here)
CA 219 (2:3 - 16:3)-FB
CAC 36
CAC 36/4
CAC 36/5
[USAC 12]
**[ALLSC 3] (move from here)
**[ALLWC 12/2] (move from here)
CA 600/2 (31:1)-FB
……
CLAN 8-FB
*[YALLIESC 12] (move to here)
CAC 38
CAC 38/3
CAC 38/4
*[ALLWC 12/2] (move to here)
CAC 39
CAC 39/3
CAC 39/4
*[ALLSC 3] (move to here)
**[ALLSC 4] (move from here)
BP4 21-FB
BP4 1-FB
M/CP2 6/3
**[USAC 13] (move from here)
**[YALLIESC 12] (move from here)
CAC 40
CAC 40/3
CAC 40/4
CA@ 9/2-FB
CA65AS-FB
CAC 41
CAC 41/3
CAC 41/5
*[ALLSC 4] (move to here)
*[USAC 13] (move to here)
M/U 1-FB
M/U 1
……
IH2 284
**[ALLWC 13/2] (move from here)
CA 616/7
**[USAC 14] (move from here)
ALLWS:BH 5 (6 - 8)-FB
CAC 42
CAC 42/3
CAC 42/4
*[ALLWC 13/2] (move to here)
*[USAC 14] (move to here)
SECA 11-FB
SECA 12-FB
CA:REBORN 2 (1 - 6)
CA '01-FB
[CA6 1 (11 - 13)-FB]
[CA6 1 (16 - 17)-FB]
TOS 75/2-FB
CA5 25 (3)-FB
TOS 77/2 (3 - 5)-FB
CA5 3 (16 - 18:1)-FB
CA5 25 (7:2 - 7:3)-FB-FB
CA5 49-FB-FB
TOS 77/2 (6 - 10:6)-FB
CA5 3 (18:2)-FB
CA5 37-FB
ALLWS:BH 5 (10 - 19)-FB
CA:REBORN 1 (29 - 30)
CA:DMR 2 (13:3)-FB
CA4 26 (8:1)-FB-FB
IM3 73 (16:4 - 16:6)-FB
WSOL:BM 4 (5:4)-FB
CAC 43
CAC 43/3
CAC 43/4
[ALLSC 5]
**[ALLWC 14/2] (move from here)
CA5 12 (14 - 15)-FB
……
CAC 44/4
*[ALLWC 14/2] (move to here)
*[ALLSC 6] (move to here)
CA/NF:OWW 1
WX2 14-FB
CA&BUCKY 623
SW 42-FB
*[ALLSC 7] (move to here)
CAC 45
CAC 45/3
CAC 45/4
**[ALLWC 15/2] (move from here)
**[ALLSC 6] (move from here)
AC 5/2-FB
CA4 26 (4:2 - 4:4)-FB-FB
**[ALLSC 7] (move from here)
[USAC 15]
……
CAC 47/3
*[ALLWC 15/2] (move to here)
**[ALLSC 8] (delete)
**[USAC 16] (delete)
C&DP 45
CA&FIRST13 1 (25)
CATOW:BIA
CA 616/3-FB
CAC 48
CAC 48/5
CA:SL 12 (23 - 29)-FB
……

CAPTAIN AMERICA II/WILLIAM NASLAND
From Spirit of '76
TWELVE 1
WI? 4 (9 - 11)-OP
[CA&BUCKY 625 (14 - 16)-FB]
WI? 4 (12 - 17:1)
CA@ 6
[CA&BUCKY 626-FB]
CAC 49
CAC 49/3
CAC 49/4
*[ALLSC 8]
*[USAC 16]
**[USAC 17] (move from here)
**[ALLSC 9] (move from here)
CAC 50
CAC 50/4
CAC 50/3
NSUB@ 1/3
WI? 4 (17:2 - 17:5)
SAGASUB 5-FB
*[ALLSC 9] (move to here)
M/KSM 9-FB
*[USAC 17] (move to here)
CAC 51
CAC 51/5
CAC 51/3
**[ALLWC 17/2] (move from here)
CAC 52
CAC 52/3
CAC 53
CAC 53/3
*[ALLWC 17/2] (move to here)
CAC 54
CAC 54/3
CAC 54/4
CAC 55-FB
CAC 55/2
CAC 55/4
CAC 56
CAC 56/2-FB
CAC 56/4
**[ALLSC 10] (move from here)
**[ALLWC 18/2] (move from here)
CAC 57
CAC 57/2
CAC 57/5
*[ALLWC 18/2] (move to here)
*[ALLSC 10] (move to here)
CAC 58
……

CAPTAIN DARING/LEE BRADFORD
USAC 7/2

DESTROYER III/ROGER AUBREY/"KEEN MARLOW"
……
MARVELS 1
*USAC 6/3
*USAC 8/2
MSU 9
……

*DIX, SGT. JEFF
USAC 4/7
*USAC 5/8
*USAC 6/7
*USAC 8/8

DUFFY, SGT. MIKE
……
CAC 4/4
*ALLWC 1/3 (move to here)
TOS 68/2
**ALLWC 1/3 (move from here)
CAC 5
……
CAC 12
**ALLWC 4/2 (move from here)
CAC 13/3
CAC 14
CAC 14/2
*ALLWC 4/2 (move to here)
CAC 15
CAC 15/3
**[ALLWC 5/2] (move from here)
CAC 16
CAC 16/4
CAC 17/3
CAC 17/5
*[ALLWC 5/2] (move to here)
CAC 18
CAC 18/2
**[ALLWC 6/2] (delete)
CAC 19
CAC 19/4
CAC 20
CAC 20/4
*[ALLWC 6/3]
**[ALLWC 7/2] (move from here)
CAC 21
CAC 22/4
CAC 23
CAC 23/3
CAC 23/5
*[ALLWC 7/2] (move to here)
*USAC 7 (remove brackets)
CAC 24
CAC 24
CAC 24/3
**[ALLWC 8/2] (move from here)
CAC 25
CAC 25/3
CAC 26/3
**[USAC 8] (delete)
*USAC 8-FB
*[ALLWC 8/2] (move to here)
CAC 28
CAC 29/4
CAC 30/3
**[ALLWC 10/2] (move from here)
CAC 31
CAC 32/2
CAC 32/3
*[ALLWC 10/2] (move to here)
CAC 33
**[ALLSC 2] (move from here)
CAC 34
*[ALLSC 2] (move to here)
CA 219-FB
CAC 36
……
CAC 43/4
**[ALLWC 14/2] (move from here)
CAC 44
*[ALLWC 14/2] (move to here)
CAC 45/3
CAC 47/3
YALLIESC70A-BTS

EMPEROR HIROHITO
*USAC 5
[YALLIESC 7]
CAC 28
……

ERASER
USAC 7

ERZBERGER, KURT
COMEDYC 10/14
USAC 5
ALLWS:BH 4-FB
ALLWS:BH 5-FB
ALLWS:BH 1-FB

FIGHTING HOBO/BUTCH BROGAN
USAC 5/4

FLAHERTY, EDWARD A.
USAC 6/4

GOEBBELS, JOSEPH
……
[ALLWC 12/5]
**[KIDK 5/2] (move from here)
CAC 40/3
*[KIDK 5/2] (move to here)
CAC 49-FB-BTS

GOERING, HERMANN WILHELM
……
SGTF 58
**[KIDK 5/2] (move from here)
CAC 40/3
*[KIDK 5/2] (move to here)
CAC 49-FB

HAYWOOD, GEN.
……
CAC 17/3
**[ALLWC 6/3] (move from here)
CAC 20/4
*[ALLWC 6/3] (move to here)
CAC 24
[ALLWC 8/2]
CAC 28/3
CAC 30/3
**[ALLWC 10/2] (move from here)
CAC 32/3
*[ALLWC 10/2] (move to here)
CAC 33
……

HITLER, ADOLF
……
CAC 2/2
*ALLWC 1/3 (move to here)
YALLIESC 1
TOS 67/2
**ALLWC 1/3 (move from here)
CAC 21-FB
……
CAC 22/3
**ALLWC 4/5 (move from here)
GSINV 1-FB
{SGTF 1}
SGTF 5-BTS
INV@ 1-FB
INV@ 1-BTS
M/TIO@ 1-FB
MISSF 4-FB
SGTF 9
**ALLWC 4/5 (move to here)
INV 16
……
HTC 8
*USAC 5
SGTF 24
……
CAC 39/4
**[KIDK 5/2] (move from here)
CAC 40/3
*[KIDK 5/2] (move to here)
SGTF 66
……

JOHNSON, DOUG "JAP-BUSTER"
**USAC 6/6 (delete)
*USAC 6/8
*USAC 7/7
*USAC 8/4
ALLWS:BH 2-FB
……

JONES, ALBERT "SLOW MOTION"
**USAC 6/4 (delete)
*USAC 6/6
*USAC 8/6
ALLWS:BH 2-FB
……

LAMB, JONAH
USAC 5/3

MALLON, ZEKE
USAC 7/2

MEDUSA III/DR. ANTON HARVEY
USAC 6

*MEDUSA III (renumber to be the fourth)
M/TU2 2

MENALAOS
USAC 5/6

MUSSOLINI, BENITO
……
HTC 5B
*USAC 5 (remove brackets)
CAC 28
……

POWERS, BUDD
USAC 5/3

ROKO/LON CRAIG
USAC 5/6

SATAN/"MARDUK KURIOS"
SAVSCO 19/2-BTS
TWELVE 8-FB
{MYSC 4/5}
[M/MC 34/6]
*USAC 5/2
CAC 21/3
[ALLWC 8]
ST 8/3
……

SECRET STAMP/RODDY COLT
……
CAC 23/4
*USAC 7/5 (remove brackets)
CAC 24/5
CAC 25/4
*USAC 8/7 (remove brackets
CAC 26/4
……

SCHMID, PVT. ALBERT A.
USAC 8/5

STEIN, MAXIE
COMEDYC 10/14
USAC 5
ALLWS:BH 4-FB
ALLWS:BH 5-FB
ALLWS:BH 1-FB

VICTOR
COMEDYC 10/14
USAC 5
ALLWS:BH 4-FB
ALLWS:BH 5-FB
ALLWS:BH 1-FB

VON BANGER, FLORENCE
ALLWC 2/3
ALLWC 3/5
ALLWC 4/5
*USAC 6/3

WEBER, GUS
COMEDYC 10/14
USAC 5
ALLWS:BH 4-FB
ALLWS:BH 5-FB
ALLWS:BH 1-FB

WHIZZER/ROBERT L. FRANK
……
ALLWC 5
**USAC 6/4 (delete)
*USAC 6/6
ALLWC 7
*USAC 8/6
ALLWC 8
*USAC 9 (move to here)
ALLWC 9
*USAC 10 (move to here)
ALLWC 10
*USAC 11 (move to here)
ALLWC 11
*USAC 12 (move to here)
ALLSC 3
**ALLSC 4 (move from here)
**ALLSC 5 (move from here)
**USAC 8 (delete)
**USAC 9 (move from here)
**ALLSC 7 (move from here)
**USAC 10 (move from here)
**USAC 11 (move from here)
**USAC 12 (move from here)
M/U 1
M/U 2
M/U 3
*ALLSC 4 (move to here)
ALLWC 13 (move to here)
*AMAZINGC 1 (move to here)
*USAC 14 (move to here)
*ALLSC 5 (move to here)
*CMPLTC 2 (move to here)
ALLWC 14
*ALLSC 7 (move to here)
*USAC 15 (move to here)
*KIDK 7 (move to here)
ALLWC 15
**ALLWC 16 (move from here)
**ALLWC 17 (move from here)
**ALLWC 18 (move from here)
**USAC 14 (move from here)
**USAC 15 (move from here)
**USAC 16 (move from here)
**USAC 17 (move from here)
**AMAZINGC 1 (move from here)
**CMPLTC 2 (move from here)
CA:P 1 (16 - 17)
TWELVE:SH
TWELVE 1
WI? 4 (12 - 17:1)
CA@ 6
*USAC 16 (move to here)
*ALLWC 16 (move to here)
WI? 4 (17:2 - 17:5)
SAGASUB 5-FB
*USAC 17 (move to here)
*ALLWC 17 (move to here)
*KIDK 10 (move to here)
*ALLWC 18 (move to here)
ALLWC 19
ALLWC 19/3
ALLWC 19/7
ALLTEENC 20
**KIDK 7 (move from here)
**KIDK 10 (move from here)
WI? 4 (18:5 - 34)
CA:P 2 (1 - 18)
ALLWC 21
……

WILSON, CHUCK
USAC 6/2

ZUMWALD, WARREN
COMEDYC 10/14
USAC 5
ALLWS:BH 4-FB
ALLWS:BH 5-FB
ALLWS:BH 1-FB
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Re: USA Comics #5-8

Post by vanhornluke » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:35 pm

I already broke down the Victory Boys story in Comedy Comics #10: http://www.chronologyproject.com/phpbb2 ... 757#p52757. The boys (except for Victor) were given full names in the Marvel Atlas, so that's how I listed them there. Notice also that it's not the 6th story in #10, but rather the 15th (or the 14th, if you don't count the text story).

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Re: USA Comics #5-8

Post by zilch » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:28 pm

Thanks for doing these books Col.!
I'm doing similar work over on the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe more or less chronologically (just got out of WWII) and i can understand how much dreck you have to read through to get to the good stuff! If i have to read another story with the Three Dimwits in it, i think i'll puke!! But it's also fun to see elements that move forward into the various Universes found in the older stories!

Keep up the good work!

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Re: USA Comics #5-8

Post by ShadZ » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:07 pm

Col_Fury wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:40 pm
USA COMICS #5 (Summer 1942)

5th Story:
By ???

This Blue Blade story is already in the MCP. The TWELVE series retconned the Blue Blade into an actor, which means this adventure is likely just a serial picture (or something). That makes a lot more sense than a guy with a cape and no shirt riding his horse around the country fighting spies. Either way, this would still be an appearance for him (filmed or not).
The retcon in The TWELVE wasn't quite that drastic. It just established that the Blue Blade's motivation for being a super-hero was to become rich and famous, and hopefully become an actor. Ironically, it did not work (during WWII, that is), although the Blue Blade did get to do USO shows. So the story here did happen more or less as presented.
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Re: USA Comics #5-8

Post by vanhornluke » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:40 pm

Oh, I forgot to ask earlier, why no chronologies listed for the following characters?

Gypo the Gypsy Giant
Fish Face Friday
Carlos Ramirez
Jeep Jones
Valerie Welling
Marshall von Hapz
Disk-Eyes the Detective
Spider McStrangle

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Re: USA Comics #5-8

Post by Col_Fury » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:03 pm

vanhornluke wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:35 pm
I already broke down the Victory Boys story in Comedy Comics #10: http://www.chronologyproject.com/phpbb2 ... 757#p52757. The boys (except for Victor) were given full names in the Marvel Atlas, so that's how I listed them there. Notice also that it's not the 6th story in #10, but rather the 15th (or the 14th, if you don't count the text story).
Ah! Neat. :)

The recent Index for Captain America (which covered all the Golden Age Cap books; anyone interested should check it out!) counted the various Secret Stamp pages as one block of stories, instead of individual stories for each page. I have a feeling the MCP will follow suit for the Otto pages, the Daffy & Duffy pages and the Wheezy & Breezy pages in Comedy Comics, but I could be wrong.

Which one's the text story in Comedy Comics #10, by the way? Sandy Skinose?
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Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:28 pm
Thanks for doing these books Col.!
I'm doing similar work over on the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe more or less chronologically (just got out of WWII) and i can understand how much dreck you have to read through to get to the good stuff! If i have to read another story with the Three Dimwits in it, i think i'll puke!! But it's also fun to see elements that move forward into the various Universes found in the older stories!

Keep up the good work!

-z
Thanks! I'm having a blast doing these, and I do enjoy reading pretty much most of them. Some... aren't that great, though. :lol:
ShadZ wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:07 pm
Col_Fury wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:40 pm
USA COMICS #5 (Summer 1942)

5th Story:
By ???

This Blue Blade story is already in the MCP. The TWELVE series retconned the Blue Blade into an actor, which means this adventure is likely just a serial picture (or something). That makes a lot more sense than a guy with a cape and no shirt riding his horse around the country fighting spies. Either way, this would still be an appearance for him (filmed or not).
The retcon in The TWELVE wasn't quite that drastic. It just established that the Blue Blade's motivation for being a super-hero was to become rich and famous, and hopefully become an actor. Ironically, it did not work (during WWII, that is), although the Blue Blade did get to do USO shows. So the story here did happen more or less as presented.
Yeah, good point. But boy, what a terrible idea on how to get famous. On the other hand, it kind of worked in the real world for the Naked Cowboy I guess.
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Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:40 pm
Oh, I forgot to ask earlier, why no chronologies listed for the following characters?

Gypo the Gypsy Giant
Fish Face Friday
Carlos Ramirez
Jeep Jones
Valerie Welling
Marshall von Hapz
Disk-Eyes the Detective
Spider McStrangle
Some are incredibly silly, like the last story in Comedy Comics #10. Some are characters that only appear once (that aren't the main characters). I doubt we'll ever see von Hapz or Valerie Welling again, for example, but if we do we can always go back and add them (kind of like how we skipped Corky Grogan originally in DARMC 2, but then he appeared again in MYSC 1/3).

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Re: USA Comics #5-8

Post by vanhornluke » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:22 pm

Col_Fury wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:03 pm
The recent Index for Captain America (which covered all the Golden Age Cap books; anyone interested should check it out!) counted the various Secret Stamp pages as one block of stories, instead of individual stories for each page. I have a feeling the MCP will follow suit for the Otto pages, the Daffy & Duffy pages and the Wheezy & Breezy pages in Comedy Comics, but I could be wrong.

Which one's the text story in Comedy Comics #10, by the way? Sandy Skinose?

Some are incredibly silly, like the last story in Comedy Comics #10. Some are characters that only appear once (that aren't the main characters). I doubt we'll ever see von Hapz or Valerie Welling again, for example, but if we do we can always go back and add them (kind of like how we skipped Corky Grogan originally in DARMC 2, but then he appeared again in MYSC 1/3).
Yep, Sandy Skinose is the text story.

I haven't read any of the Secret Stamp stories, so I can't say whether or not they're analogous to Otto, Daffy/Duffy, and Wheezy/Breezy. However, I can say that it's just plain incorrect to list all the Otto, or Daffy/Duffy, or Wheezy/Breezy stories as one. Each of the Otto pages, for example, are all obviously distinct stories. There is no good reason to lump them all together as one story, any more than there would be to say that the various Cap stories in an issue of Captain America Comics should be lumped together as a single story (I'm obviously not referring to cases where you have a single story broken up into separate "chapters" like in Fantastic Four #1).

Regarding the lack of chronology listings, aren't some of the characters that you did give listings for single-appearance characters? And why should that matter, anyway? You don't have to scroll very far down the "A" MCP page to start seeing lots of single-appearance characters listed (Abarac, Jack Abbott, Mr. Abbott, Mrs. Abbott, Ambrose A. Abernathy, Ann Abernathy...). And since the default position is to assume that characters in Timely/Atlas comics are 616 unless they can't be, I would think the humor characters should be included unless the silliness is just too extreme (that's why I listed Otto, Daffy/Duffy, and Breezy/Wheezy as 616, since they're silly but not too silly for a 616 continuity that includes Howard the Duck and Millie the Model). There are plenty of humor characters that are 616 (e.g., Nellie the Nurse, Cindy Smith, Margie), after all, and Archie the Gruesome from Comedy Comics #10 is a pure silly character, but that didn't stop him from being included in the Crazy Sues a few years ago. I only said I thought the last story in Comedy Comics #10 wasn't 616 because the silliness was extreme, with the character having massive superpowers and constantly setting all sorts of baseball records in ways inconsistent with how baseball is portrayed later on.

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Re: USA Comics #5-8

Post by Col_Fury » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:04 pm

The Disk-Eyes the Detective story is pretty silly as well. McStrangle robs a bank, but when the money's returned the bank manager doesn't want it back because then the books won't balance. And the only reason the manager was upset in the first place was because McStrangle took an extra two cents than he was told would be stolen; he was happy that McStrangle was going to steal ten thousand dollars. :roll: It looks great, though! (but I'm biased. I like Basil Wolverton)

As for one-off characters (like the willing Valerie Welling) it's more of a judgement call (the MCP doesn't list every single character that ever appeared). Are they likely to show up again? Are they family to the main character? How important are they to the story? Are they a real-world person (which usually goes back to will they appear again)? etc. But again, that's why we keep track. If we skip them for now and they pop up again later we can always add them in the future.

Good point on the one-page blocks of stories. Secret Stamp was usually (from what I've seen) continued stories presented as different chapters. Daffy/Duffy looks like they're different stories/adventures across the different pages (like Cap has different stories, not continued adventures, in most of his comics like you point out).

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Re: USA Comics #5-8

Post by Jason Doty » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:21 pm

Hey Fury, Even though the MCP doesn't list the text story, shouldn't it be numbered as a story as to not confuse the positioning in case at some future date they could be included?

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Re: USA Comics #5-8

Post by Col_Fury » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:26 am

The recent Captain America Index always ran the text story last, no matter where it was in the issue, and didn't include them in the story numbering. Since the MCP is largely based on the various Index series', we don't include the text stories in the numbering either.

I forget which topic I mentioned it in, but I'm pretty sure that whenever the MCP gets around to looking at text stories (which isn't a priority at the moment. There's PLENTY of other stuff we want to get to first), they'll likely be listed something like

USAC 3/TEXT
or
USAC 3/T

or something like that. That way we wouldn't have to go through everything again and renumber stuff. I mean, all the GA Cap stuff was included here from the Index; how would we go back and verify which story number it would be?
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Re: USA Comics #5-8

Post by vanhornluke » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:21 pm

So, if someone were to go through and break down appearances for text stories from otherwise already analyzed issues, would that be welcome? And just use /TEXT rather than a number? :wink: While a lot of them are one-offs, some of the text stories include characters that show up again elsewhere (e.g., Cap, Namor, Terry Vance, various historical figures).

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Re: USA Comics #5-8

Post by Col_Fury » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:20 pm

Sure it'd be welcome! :)
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