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Juke Box Comics #1 [Mar'48]-52pg-c2c -JVJ+OtherEric
An interesting book; what was originally a bunch of articles on contemporary artists is now a selection of historical pieces.
But who can't love Toth drawing Spike Jones?

11-November-2013 11:01 pm
Username: gerv1
Comment: There is an article on this mag & this issue on WFMU's blog. Googling "Juke Box wfmu" will find it.

Issue: #1
Published: March 1948, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing: (editor); William J. Pape (president); William B. Pape (treasurer)
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Pencils: Alex Toth [as Toth] (signed) | Inks: Alex Toth [as Toth] (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: Duke Ellington Woody Herman Sammy Kaye Buddy Rich Jo Stafford

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Famous Stars Praise Juke Box Comics
Synopsis: Comments from Radio personalities and band leaders about the new comic book.
Credits: Script: Jo Stafford; Charlie Spiyak; Duke Ellington; Buddy Rich | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (4 pages) Music Was Never Like This!
Synopsis: Brief history of Spike Jones and the City Slickers.
Credits: Pencils: Alex Toth [as Sandy Toth] (signed) | Inks: Alex Toth [as Sandy Toth] (signed)
Characters: Spike Jones

Comic Story (4 pages) Tex Beneke Carries On
Synopsis: The story of Tex Beneke and his band.
Credits: Pencils: Fred Guardineer (signed) | Inks: Fred Guardineer (signed)
Characters: Tex Beneke Glenn Miller

Comic Story (2 pages) Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive
Synopsis: A very brief account of Johnny Mercer's career.
Characters: Johnny Mercer

Comic Story (7 pages) Serenade starring Woody Herman
Synopsis: A crooked promoter tries to pull a bait-and-switch on a high school dance committee.
Credits: Pencils: R. Webster (signed) | Inks: R. Webster (signed)
Characters: Woody Herman T. S. Shrood Freckles

Text Article (2 pages) Paging Mr. Husing
Synopsis: Short feature about radio announcer Ted Husing.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Characters: Ted Husing

Comic Story (4 pages) King of the Juke Boxes...Perry Como!
Synopsis: The story of Perry Como's rise to fame.
Credits: Pencils: CAM | Inks: CAM
Characters: Perry Como

Comic Story (5 pages) Jammy Sammy
Featuring: Jivey and Groovy
Synopsis: Jivey meets the daughter of a popular singer.
Genre: Teen
Characters: Jivey Groovy

Comic Story (8 pages) Serenade with Benny Goodman
Synopsis: Benny and Art expose a phony music school racket.
Credits: Pencils: Sid Greene (signed) | Inks: Sid Greene (signed)
Characters: Benny Goodman Professor Rosin Art Lund

Comic Story (2 pages) So You Want to Lead a Band
Synopsis: A short account of Sammy Kaye's career.
Credits: Pencils: Fred Guardineer (signed) | Inks: Fred Guardineer (signed)
Characters: Sammy Kaye

Comic Story (3 pages) Duke Ellington
Synopsis: Duke Ellington tells how he got his name, oddly enough, from his hobby of collecting clothes.
Credits: Pencils: A. C. Hollingsworth (signed) | Inks: A. C. Hollingsworth (signed)
Genre: Biography
Characters: Duke Ellington Ellington's Blind Vocalist

Comic Story (4 pages) Buddy Rich Young Man with a Drum
Synopsis: How Buddy Rich became a drummer in Frank Sinatra's band.
Credits: Pencils: R. Johnson (signed) | Inks: R. Johnson (signed)
Characters: Buddy Rich

Comic Story (2 pages) Al Jolson Beloved Minstrel
Synopsis: Al Jolson entertains the world.
Credits: Pencils: Fred Guardineer [as F B G] (signed) | Inks: Fred Guardineer [as F B G] (signed)
Characters: Al Jolson

Text Story (1 page) Guy Lombardo Says
Synopsis: ADvice from Guy Lombardo.
Credits: Pencils: Seymour Pearls (signed) | Inks: Seymour Pearls (signed) | Letters: typeset
Characters: Guy Lombardo

Comic Story (1 page) Sweetheart of the Juke Box Jo Stafford
Synopsis: Profile of singer Jo Stafford.
Characters: Jo Stafford

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