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Uploader: Henry Peters
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Crack Comics #01 [May'40]-68pg-c2c -HPeters scans

12-September-2006 7:17 am
Username: Mr. E
Comment: Oh Man! ..."The Clock" is great. I just love the super-sterotypical Asian bad guy! I never even heard of this comic before, but I am so glad I downloaded it. I recommend this one to all G.A. comic lovers! (I don't even know who you are that run this site...but I think I love you!) :D
28-February-2007 8:26 pm
Username: cs42
Comment: Supurb quality scan. The front cover is a little beat-up, that that just adds to the charm. Bright and easy to look at, colors are distinct, text is crisp and easy to read. This is what every scan should aspire to.
10-October-2008 1:54 am
Username: TGA
Comment: The first appearance of the golden age Black Condor, created by Will Eisner and Lou Fine (working under the pseudonym Kenneth Lewis).
28-March-2013 10:35 am
Username: Hrishikesh Kartha
Comment: why does this take soo long ????

Issue: #1
Published: May 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Edward Cronin
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-Stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: On sale date from the publication date and the volume number found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 451179. Volume number not listed in the comic indicia itself.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: The Clock
Credits: Pencils: Ed Cronin ? | Inks: Ed Cronin ?
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: The Clock [Brian O'Brien] Jane Arden The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.] (inset) Wizard Wells (inset) Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton] (inset) Ned Bryant (inset)

Comic Story (7 pages) The Story of Pug Brady
Featuring: The Clock Strikes
Synopsis: A down and out-of-luck former heavyweight champion boxer and All-American fullback tries to steal Brian's watch. Later he follows the Clock and saves him from harm by Mayor Kozer, but kills the man in the process. Brian then covers for Brady, disguises himself as the Mayor and infiltrates the gang Kozer once led.
Credits: Script: George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (signed) | Pencils: George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (signed) | Inks: George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery Superhero
Characters: The Clock [Brian O'Brien] Pat "Pug" Brady (ex-heavyweight Boxing Champion, Introduction) The Big Shot [Mayor Kozer] (villain, Introduction, Death) Gaston John Dooly Dooly's Daughter Tony Captain Kane

Comic Story (2 pages)
Featuring: Jane Arden
Synopsis: Jane does a bit of research on Jim Southern when she suspects that there is something phoney about him.
Credits: Script: Monte Barrett | Pencils: Russell E. Ross | Inks: Russell E. Ross
Genre: Drama Detective-mystery
Characters: Jane Arden Jim Southern [Tim Stratton] Sue Clarence

Comic Story (1 page) Lena Heads a Strike...
Featuring: Lena Pry
Synopsis: Lena leads a strike against the men to do no more work.
Credits: Script: Monte Barrett ? | Pencils: Russell E. Ross [as Ross] (signed) | Inks: Russell E. Ross [as Ross] (signed)
Genre: Humor
Characters: Lena Pry

Comic Story (2 pages)
Featuring: Jane Arden
Synopsis: Jane and Jim investigate a murder on a train.
Credits: Script: Monte Barrett | Pencils: Russell E. Ross | Inks: Russell E. Ross
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Jane Arden Sue Jim Porter Captain Spence

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Lena Pry
Synopsis: Lena refuses to feed Dan'l until he completes his chores.
Credits: Script: Monte Barrett ? | Pencils: Russell E. Ross [as Ross] (signed) | Inks: Russell E. Ross [as Ross] (signed)
Genre: Humor
Characters: Lena Pry Dan'l

Cartoon (1 page)
Featuring: Off the Record
Credits: Script: Ed Reed | Pencils: Ed Reed | Inks: Ed Reed
Genre: Humor
Characters: Miss Smith Maw Pa Dentist

Comic Story (6 pages) Introducing Rock Braddon
Featuring: The Space Legion
Credits: Script: Vernon Henkel (signed) | Pencils: Vernon Henkel (signed) | Inks: Vernon Henkel (signed)
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: The Space Legion (introduction) Rock Braddon (introduction) Captain Graves (introduction) Harg (villain, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (4 pages) The Sign of the Cricket
Featuring: Alias the Spider
Synopsis: With the city in the grip of terror perpetrated by the Cricket, who, like the Spider, left a calling card at the scene of his crimes. With cunning, the Spider tracked him down and sent him to a watery grave.
Credits: Script: Paul Gustavson | Pencils: Paul Gustavson | Inks: Paul Gustavson | Letters: Paul Gustavson
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (introduction) The Cricket (villain, Introduction, Death) The Crickets (villains, Introduction For All) Stevens

Cartoon (1 page) Jimmy Stewart
Featuring: Screen Snapshots
Credits: Script: Gill Fox | Pencils: Gill Fox | Inks: Gill Fox
Genre: Biography
Characters: Jimmy Stewart Anna Mae Wong

Comic Story (7 pages) Too Hot To Hold
Featuring: Wizard Wells
Synopsis: Wizard and Tug help the Perry's avoid extortion.
Credits: Script: Harry Francis Campbell (signed) | Pencils: Harry Francis Campbell (signed) | Inks: Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Wizard Wells (inventor, Introduction) Tug (introduction, Wells' Partner) Black Morda (villain, Introduction) Mary Perry Mr. Perry

Comic Story (4 pages)
Featuring: Molly the Model
Credits: Script: John Devlin | Pencils: John Devlin | Inks: John Devlin
Genre: Humor
Characters: Molly The Model (first Appearance) Danny Nifty Mr. Maloney

Comic Story (4 pages)
Featuring: Ned Brant
Credits: Script: Bob Zuppke | Pencils: B. W. DePew | Inks: B. W. DePew
Genre: Sports
Characters: Ned Brant Gail Donaldson Mr. Meegan Bud Shekels Jake

Comic Story (4 pages) Lee Gets Her Wings
Featuring: Lee Preston of the Red Cross
Credits: Script: Bob Powell [as Terrance McAully] (signed) | Pencils: Bob Powell [as Terence McAully] (signed) | Inks: Bob Powell [as Terence McAully] (signed)
Genre: Adventure Aviation
Characters: Lee Preston (introduction, Origin Red Cross Nurse And Pilot) Mr. Preston (Lee's Father, Introduction) Rick Royce (introduction) Jeff Dickers

Comic Story (1 page) Love Bird's Brain Test
Featuring: Rube Goldberg's Side Show
Credits: Script: Rube Goldberg | Pencils: Rube Goldberg | Inks: Rube Goldberg
Genre: Humor
Characters: Little Butch Nibbsy Prince Alexis Marjorie Daisy Whimple De Bass Anna Smythe

Comic Story (5 pages) Origin of the Red Torpedo
Featuring: The Red Torpedo
Synopsis: When U.S. Navy man Jim Lockhart invented a human-guided, one-man submarine, his superiors in the military reject it. Not to be deterred, he took his invention to the private sector and, with his fiancee Meg, built it on their own. Then, donning his distinctive uniform, he saves an American ship from European aggressors.
Credits: Script: Henry Kiefer ? [as Drew Allen] (signed) | Pencils: Henry Kiefer [as Drew Allen] (signed) | Inks: Henry Kiefer [as Drew Allen] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Red Torpedo [Captain Jim Lockhart] (introduction, Origin) Meg (Jim's Fiancee) Captain Wells (introduction) The The Nazis (villains)

Text Story (2 pages) Corning's Mistake
Synopsis: John Corning discovers that he made a mistake in constructing his building and needs to correct it somehow.
Credits: Script: Larry Spain | Letters: typeset
Genre: Drama
Characters: Big Bull Belding John Corning Bates Betty Stevens

Cartoon (1 page) That Battle of the World's Greatest Hurlers
Featuring: They're Still Talking
Synopsis: A synopsis of George Saling's hurdle race at the Olympic Games held in Los Angeles in 1932.
Credits: Script: Bob Zuppke ? | Pencils: B. W. Depew | Inks: B. W. Depew
Genre: Sports
Characters: George Saling Keller Beard

Comic Story (5 pages) Origin of Madam Fatal
Featuring: Madam Fatal
Synopsis: Former actor John Stanton, posing as an old woman, does everything he can to track down a man he has been searching for for years, John Carver. Stanton had married the woman Carver loved, but Carver became jealous and, two years later, kidnapped Stanton's only daughter. Now the two come face to face, and all Stanton cares about now is if his daughter is still alive.
Credits: Script: Art Pinajian | Pencils: Art Pinajian (signed) | Inks: Art Pinajian (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton] (introduction, Origin, First Cross-dressing Super-hero) Hamlet (Madam Fatal's Parrot) Sarah Mr. Porter (postman) Johnny Reeves (Carver's Driver) Mrs. Stanton (Richard's Wife, Death) Un-named Daughter Of The Stanton's John Carver (villain, Introduction, Death) Lou (villain) Mike (villain)

Comic Story (2 pages) Invasions Stopped Free of Charge!
Featuring: Slap Happy Pappy
Credits: Script: Gill Fox | Pencils: Gill Fox | Inks: Gill Fox
Genre: Humor
Characters: Slap Happy Pappy (first Appearance) Flip (first Appearance) The Nazis (villains)

Comic Story (7 pages) The Man Who Can Fly Like a Bird
Featuring: The Black Condor
Synopsis: Saved by his mother from a group of raiders who had murder his father, infant Grey is raised by condors with whom he seems to connect, and, as he grows, he studies the mechanics of flight, which he eventually succeeds in emulating. Taken in by a kindly Monk, Grey takes revenge on Gali Khan for killing the Monk and swears a life-long effort to bring evil doers to justice.
Credits: Script: Will Eisner [as Kenneth Lewis] (signed) | Pencils: Lou Fine | Inks: Lou Fine
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.] (introduction, Origin) Mr. Richard Grey (introduction, Death) Mrs. Richard Grey (introduction, Death) Father Pierre (introduction, Death) Yakki Raiders (villains, Introduction) Gali Kan (villain, Introduction, Death)

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