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Target Comics v1 #01 [Feb'40][Burgos,Cole,Everett.Mills art]-68pg-c2c -Ontology. Lovely scans!
Lots of amazing stuff in this issue from comic greats.
Bill Everett does the cover and Bull's-Eye Bill feature.
Carl Burgos starts another android character with White Streak.
Tarpe Mills works on Fantastic Feature Films. This is before she did Miss Fury.
Jack Cole on Hi-Grass Twins.
Joe Simon starts a T-Men series.
and Fred Schwab does the Sapp Family
Volume: #1, Issue: #1 [1]
Published: February 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing:
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Newsprint Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Bull's-Eye Bill
Credits: Pencils: Bill Everett [as Blake] (signed) | Inks: Bill Everett [as Blake] (signed)
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Bull's-Eye Bill [Bill Target] Dee Parsons

Comic Story (8 pages) On the Trail of Travis Trent
Featuring: Bull's-Eye Bill
Synopsis: Bull's-Eye Bill protects his friend Steve from the Sheriff's posse after Steve uses a gun to settle a land dispute with his neighbor. This puts Bill in hot water with the law, but all is soon forgiven when cattle rustler Travis Trent strikes, and the Sheriff needs Bill's help to bring him in. Dee suffers an unrequited love for Bill, who has no time for women.
Credits: Script: Bill Everett [as Everett Blake] (signed) | Pencils: Bill Everett [as Everett Blake] (signed) | Inks: Bill Everett [as Everett Blake] (signed) | Colours: Bill Everett [as Everett Blake] (signed) | Letters: Bill Everett [as Everett Blake] (signed)
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: "Bull's-Eye" Bill [Bill Target] (introduction) Quing (introduction, A Cook) Dee Parsons (introduction) Steve Casey (introduction) Un-named Sheriff Travis Trent (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Coming of Manowar
Featuring: White Streak
Synopsis: Archeologists Simms and Ramon explore an erupting South American volcano. They discover, emerging from the devastation, the robot Manowar, who tells that he is the last servant of an ancient civilization. He was sent by his masters to bring the war mongers of the world to justice. He gets his first mission in the surrounding countryside, where Dictator Don Ruizen wages war for the benefit of corrupt oil companies.
Credits: Script: Carl Burgos (signed) | Pencils: Carl Burgos (signed) | Inks: Carl Burgos (signed) | Letters: Carl Burgos (signed)
Characters: The White Streak [Manowar] (Intro Origin) Simms (Intro) Ramon (Intro) Don Ruizen (Intro Death Villain)

Comic Story (7 pages) Sabotage
Featuring: Lucky Byrd
Credits: Script: Harry Campbell? | Pencils: Harry Campbell | Inks: Harry Campbell | Letters: Harry Campbell?
Characters: Lucky Byrd (Intro) Rocky Stone (Villain Intro Death)

Comic Story (4 pages) The Fifty-Year-Old Infants
Featuring: Hi-Grass Twins
Credits: Script: Jack Cole | Pencils: Jack Cole | Inks: Jack Cole | Colours: Jack Cole | Letters: Jack Cole
Characters: Hi-Grass Twins [Moe Joe] (Intro)

Comic Story (7 pages) The Case of the Black Widow Spider
Featuring: T-Men
Credits: Script: E. F. Webster | Pencils: Joe Simon | Inks: Joe Simon | Letters: E. F. Webster
Characters: T-Man Turner (Origin Intro) Dr. Black (Villain

Comic Story (6 pages) The Clip-Ear Case
Featuring: City Editor
Credits: Pencils: Harold Potter | Inks: Harold Potter
Characters: The City Editor (Intro) Pinky (Intro) Katie (Intro) Phil Manners (Intro) Joyce Bellamy (Intro)

Text Story (2 pages) Bullseye Bill Gets His Moniker
Featuring: Bull's-Eye Bill
Synopsis: Bill is mystified by a stranger coming out of the general store who is packing a gun, but also is said to be heading out to the Veedor mining claim to have a shootout. To make matters worse, Bill's friend, Steve Casey, has not been seen at his mining claim in a week.
Credits: Script: Gray Browne (credited) | Pencils: Bill Everett (Illustration) [as Blake] (signed) | Inks: Bill Everett (Illustration) [as Blake] (signed) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Bull's-Eye Bill [Bill Target] (origin) Jess Barnard (general Store Owner) Steve Casey Un-named Sheriff

Comic Story (3 pages) The Turkey Whistle
Featuring: Little Puppet Man
Credits: Script: John Spina? | Pencils: John Spina | Inks: John Spina | Letters: John Spina?
Characters: The Puppet Man (Intro) Jerry (Intro) Jane (Intro) Jerry's Mother (Intro)

Comic Story (8 pages) The Redemption of Speck
Featuring: Calling 2R
Synopsis: A scientist known only as The Captain runs a foundation called Boyville, whose mission is to train young men to be Rangers. With the assistance of the Skipper and Ranger V-Y, they take an errant trainee, Speck, into the field for some much-needed discipline. The training mission runs into unexpected complications when V-Y and Speck are captured by spies.
Credits: Script: Jack Warren | Pencils: Jack Warren [as Alonzo Vincent] (signed) | Inks: Jack Warren [as Alonzo Vincent] (signed) | Letters: Jack Warren [as Alonzo Vincent] (signed)
Characters: The Captain (Intro) The Skipper (Intro) V-Y (Intro) Speck (Intro) Other Inhabitants Of Boyville (Intro)

Comic Story (5 pages) Rip Rory's Initiation
Featuring: Rip Rory
Synopsis: Rip Rory is a freshman at State College, entering with a reputation as a star basketball player from high school. Upperclassman Bart decides to show up the freshman by taking him to the gym and making a fool of him on the basketball court. The plan backfires, as Rip's turns the tables on Bart. Bart's girlfriend Anne sees Bart's cruelty, and introduces herself to Rip.
Characters: Rip Rory (Intro) Bart (Villain Intro) Anne Stuart (Intro)

Comic Story (3 pages) Introducing the Sapps
Featuring: Sapp Family
Credits: Script: Fred Schwab | Pencils: Fred Schwab | Inks: Fred Schwab | Letters: Fred Schwab
Characters: Elmer Sapp (Intro) Ima Sapp (Intro) Junior Sapp (Intro)

Comic Story (5 pages) The Maskless Axeman
Featuring: Fantastic Feature Films
Credits: Script: Tarpe Mills | Pencils: Tarpe Mills | Inks: Tarpe Mills | Letters: Tarpe Mills

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