DEADLINE DICK

DEADLINE DICK

According to Ed Furness this character originated at Fawcett Publications but Anglo-American employee Amby Fish was the cartoonist throughout.

He began in Three Aces issue1-5 as a wise cracking reporter with a jealous female reporter partner named Hep. They hunted out spies. In issue 1-8 Hep was replaced by a big clumsy cameraman Runt Rutch. By issue 2-1 February 1943 at least, Deadline Dick had become a costumed hero who used a serum to gain extraordinary physical powers. He had picked up a new partner costumed hero Doc Gordon. After issue 2-3 the character was dropped.

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PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

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Serial:

“Deadline Dick Crime Reporter.” Car., T.A. Fish. . 3 Aces Comics. 1-5, May 1942: 47-62. Black & white interior.

“Deadline Dick, Crime Reporter.” Car., T.A. Fish. . Three Aces Comics. Black & white interior.
1-6, June 1942: 48-63.

1-8, Sept.1942: 40-51.

1-9, October 1942: 52-63.

2-1, February 1943. 45-52.

2-2, March, 1943: 45-52

2-3, April, 1943: 45-52.              Final appearance of                “Deadline Dick.”

SOURCE:

Interview:

With Ed Furness, November 27, 1985.

GALLERY:

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON D\DEADLINE DICK, 3 Aces Comics,  1-5, May 1942, 47.jpg

3 Aces Comics, 1-5, May 1942: 47.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON D\DEADLINE DICK, Three Aces Comics, 2-3, April 1943, 51.jpg

Three Aces Comics, 2-3, April 1943: 51