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Toytown Comics 001 (diff ver.) (c2c)

Scanner: rangerhouse
Edits: Movielover
From the Phil Barnhart Collection (with much thanks)
Issue: #1
Published: [February 1945], Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing: Rae Herman [same as Ray Herman]
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format:
Notes: No date on book; date is from Gerber’s Photo-Journal Guide to Comic Books, Vol. 2. No issue number in indicia, only on cover.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Mertie Mouse
Synopsis: Mertie Mouse, slingshot in hand, is chased by other characters with lumps on their heads.
Credits: Pencils: L. B. Cole (unsigned) | Inks: L. B. Cole ? | Colours: L. B. Cole ?
Genre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: Mertie Mouse Bertie Bat Christopher Q. Catt Freddie Fox Potato Bugs

Comic Story (8 pages) Chapter 1. The Potato Bug Invasion
Featuring: Mertie Mouse
Synopsis: Mertie Mouse loses his apartment and girl friend. He meets Bertie Bat. Potato bugs attack the town.
Credits: Pencils: L. B. Cole ? | Inks: L. B. Cole ?
Genre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: Mertie Mouse Tubby (a Bear, Mertie’s Landlord) Tubby’s Wife Gertie Mouse Bertie Bat (Batman Parody)

Comic Story (6 pages) Chapter 2. Mertie Becomes Mayor
Featuring: Mertie Mouse
Synopsis: Mertie is arrested, then appointed mayor by the town council so that he must tell the Storm King that the town cannot pay its taxes.
Credits: Pencils: L. B. Cole ? | Inks: L. B. Cole ?
Genre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: Mertie Mouse Bertie Bat

Comic Story (6 pages) Chapter 3. The River of Death
Featuring: Mertie Mouse
Synopsis: On his way to the Storm King’s castle, Mertie is joined by Tubby. They meet Christopher Q. Catt, who plans to eat Mertie. Tubby builds a raft to cross a river. Christopher pushes Mertie and Tubby into the river.
Credits: Pencils: L. B. Cole (layouts?); Hal Chambers [as HC] (signed) (finishes?) (see Note) | Inks: L. B. Cole (layouts?); Hal Chambers [as HC] (signed) (finishes?)
Genre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: Mertie Mouse Tubby Bertie Bat Christopher Q. Catt Freddie Fox

Comic Story (6 pages) Chapter 4. Terror from the Skies
Featuring: Mertie Mouse
Synopsis: Bertie Bat rescues Mertie and Tubby from alligators in the river. Christopher takes credit, then sends a message to Vincent Vulture. Vincent carries Mertie away. When Tubby heads out to save him, Christopher threatens him with a gun but is knocked out by Bertie Bat.
Credits: Pencils: L. B. Cole (layouts?); Hal Chambers (finishes?) (see Sequence 3 Note) | Inks: L. B. Cole (layouts?); Hal Chambers (finishes?)
Genre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: Mertie Mouse Tubby Bertie Bat Christopher Q. Catt Vincent Vulture

Text Story (2 pages) Mertie Mouse Cries Wolf
Featuring: Mertie Mouse
Synopsis: Mertie fakes a robbery at Florabel’s house, then runs out when a real robber arrives. Florabel captures the robber and punches out Mertie.
Credits: Pencils: L. B. Cole ? (illustration) | Inks: L. B. Cole ? (illustration) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: Mertie Mouse Bertie Bat Florabel

Comic Story (6 pages) Chapter 5. The Forest Ruler
Featuring: Mertie Mouse
Synopsis: Bertie Bat rescues Mertie from Vincent Vulture. They continue together to the Storm King’s castle. Meanwhile in Rabbit Town, Freddie Fox promises the Ruler of the Forest a new set of teeth in exchange for putting out a wanted poster for Mertie and Bertie, who are soon arrested.
Credits: Pencils: L. B. Cole (layouts?); Hal Chambers (finishes?) (see Sequence 3 Note) | Inks: L. B. Cole (layouts?); Hal Chambers (finishes?)
Genre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: Mertie Mouse Bertie Bat Vincent Vulture Freddie Fox Ruler Of The Forest (a Lion)

Comic Story (6 pages) Chapter 6. The Dungeon of Doom
Featuring: Mertie Mouse
Synopsis: The Ruler of the Forest sentences Mertie and Bertie to the Dungeon of Doom. Mertie persuades the monster of the dungeon, an elephant, to break him and Bertie out of the castle. Tubby reaches the Storm King’s castle and is locked in a trunk by Christopher.
Credits: Pencils: L. B. Cole (layouts?); Hal Chambers (finishes?) (see Sequence 3 Note) | Inks: L. B. Cole (layouts?); Hal Chambers (finishes?)
Genre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: Mertie Mouse Bertie Bat Vincent Vulture Ruler Of The Forest Christopher Q. Catt

Comic Story (8 pages) Chapter 7. The Storm King’s Castle
Featuring: Mertie Mouse
Synopsis: Mertie and Bertie reach the Storm King’s castle where Christopher Q. Catt and Freddie Fox beat them up and lock them in a torture chamber. Christopher and Freddie reveal that they are the “Storm King”, predicting rather than causing storms. The Ruler of the Forest beats up Christopher, Freddie and their gorilla Horrible Harold. Mertie, Bertie and Tubby return home as heroes. Mayor Mertie appoints Bertie as Treasurer, planning to skim the taxes for himself.
Credits: Pencils: L. B. Cole (layouts?); Hal Chambers (finishes?) (see Sequence 3 Note) | Inks: L. B. Cole (layouts?); Hal Chambers (finishes?)
Genre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: Mertie Mouse Bertie Bat Tubby Ruler Of The Forest Christopher Q. Catt Freddie Fox Tubby’s Wife Horrible Harold

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