Round-Up #A212

Published
1943
Page count
36
Cover price
4d [0-0-4 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Pocket size (125mm x 183mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic
Branding
OPC Publication (1942?–1948?)
 
OPC Publication (1942?–1948?)

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

Credits

Art
T. H. Rayner , line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Artist identity by Graeme Cliffe, based on earlier OPC covers in a similar style that credit 'THR'. There is an almost identical story on page 4 or the "Bud" Hawkins story, also signed "TR".

Show/hide 1. It's True Comic story, 2 pages

"Witch-Hunters: During Queen Elizabeth's reign….in England…witch hunting became a profession…"

Featuring

Genre
Non-Fiction

Credits

Writing
Gene Wilson, scripter [signed as Gene]
Art
Gene Wilson, line art [signed as Gene]
Text
Gene Wilson , letterer

Notes

This feature begins on the inside front cover and ends on the inside back cover.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Tex Lawrence Inventor) Comic story, 8 pages

"Tex & Bing have just escaped from a strange race of bird-like men with the aid of Tex's flying belt."

Featuring

Feature
Tex Lawrence Inventor
Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Tex Lawrence; Bing; Pat

Credits

Writing
Theo, scripter [signed]
Art
Theo, line art [signed]
Text
Theo , letterer

Synopsis

Tex, Bing and Pat are capture by the birdmen and taken to their homeworld. Tex is forced to develop a ray intended to transform the birdmen into a super race capable of dominating all creation. Tex converts the device to a hypnotic ray and secures his friend's return to Earth.

Show/hide 3. "Bud" Hawkins Comes Back Comic story, 8 pages

"Bud Hawkins was only a kid, an orphan, working in the livery stables to make a bare living…"

Featuring

Genre
Western-Frontier
Characters
Bud Hawkins; Brady; Connor; Hodges; Sheriff

Credits

Writing
T. H. Rayner, scripter [as TR]
Art
T. H. Rayner, line art [as TR]
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

Orphan Bud Hawkins is forced out of town for the crimes of his father. Six years later, he returns to Red Butte to clear his father's name.

Show/hide 4. The Orchid Comic story, 7 pages

"An Indian legend of how the 'Orchid' began."

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Characters
Kahn (Crows chief); Kat-a-We (Chekoni chief); Koe; Brooni

Credits

Writing
Gene Wilson, scripter [signed]
Art
Gene Wilson, line art [signed]
Text
Gene Wilson , letterer

Synopsis

The son and daughter of the chiefs of two warring tribes fall in love, their actions punishable by death. Their forbidden love brings battle and ultimately their deaths, with the first orchid growing fom the spot where they die.

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Teddy) Comic story, 1 page

"To 'Foo' eh! I'd sure like to know what it was!"

Featuring

Feature
Teddy
Genre
Anthropomorphic-Funny Animals
Characters
Teddy

Credits

Writing
Gene Wilson, scripter [signed as Gene]
Art
Gene Wilson, line art [signed as Gene]
Text
Gene Wilson , letterer

Synopsis

Teddy opens a package that isn't for him.

Notes

The unclear title on the book seems to read'Mind Your Own Business'.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Demon Drake Amateur Detective) Comic story, 8 pages

"Demon Drake has been comissioned by army intelligence to investigate mysterious plan sabotage…"

Featuring

Feature
Demon Drake Amateur Detective
Genre
Detective-Mystery
Characters
Demon Drake; Jim Reade; Commander Birch; Randa West; Bill Royal; Evans

Credits

Writing
J. Butler, scripter [signed as J.B.]
Art
J. Butler, line art [signed as J.B.]
Text
J. Butler , letterer

Synopsis

Drake investigates the sabotage of planes in New Guinea.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Scotty) Comic story, 1 page

"One day, Scotty set off in search of adventure…"

Featuring

Feature
Scotty
Genre
Anthropomorphic-Funny Animals

Credits

Writing
J. Butler, scripter [signed as JB]
Art
J. Butler, line art [signed as JB]
Text
J. Butler , letterer

Synopsis

Scotty creates trouble while his mistress thinks he's sleeping.


Notes

The large black dot on the front cover obscures a 6d price.

The small format and use of dull grey paper revlect post-war newsprint shortages and rationing in Australia. The comic has a single staple in the middle of the spine.

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Jeff Battista

AusReprints ID

  • 84399

Entry created

  • 08/02/2014

Cover added

  • 11/02/2022

Index completed

  • 11/02/2022

Last updated

  • 11/02/2022