Taxi O'Hara Comics #5

Published
January 1951
Page count
36
Cover price
6d [0-0-6 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Taxi O'Hara) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Taxi O'Hara
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Art
Hart Amos, line art [signed as Amos]
Colours
, colourist
Show/hide 1. Meet Batman! [Sixpence] Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Meet Batman! He's terrific! He's one of the world's best known adventure characters! You can follow the adventures of Batman and his young assistant Robin every month in Batman Comics Sixpence at all Newsagents."

Details

Printed
1950 to 1951
Genre
Superhero
More...
Meet Batman! [Sixpence]
Show/hide 2. Untitled (Taxi O'Hara [Hack O'Hara]) Comic story, 6 pages

"Taxi O'Hara doesn't get rich driving a cab--but he does find plenty of excitement!"

Featuring

Feature
Taxi O'Hara [Hack O'Hara]
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Hack O'Hara

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
George Brenner, original Editor
Management
Busy Arnold, original General Manager [as E. M. Arnold]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Crack Comics (Quality, 1940 series) #41 (Spring 1946)
Untitled
Show/hide 3. Untitled (Major Marmaduke the Eccentric Explorer) Comic story, 1 page

"Look, Effendi, mighty big river."

Featuring

Feature
Major Marmaduke the Eccentric Explorer
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Vernon Hayles, scripter [signed as Hayles]
Art
Vernon Hayles, line art [signed as Hayles]
Text
Vernon Hayles, letterer
Show/hide 4. Untitled (Sheriff Scuttle of Sage-Bush City) Comic story, 1 page

"Well! Well! Well! And Tut-tut!"

Featuring

Feature
Sheriff Scuttle of Sage-Bush City
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Vernon Hayles, scripter [signed as Hayles]
Art
Vernon Hayles, line art [signed as Hayles]
Text
Vernon Hayles, letterer
Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Pen Miller) Comic story, 5 pages

"Why can't our city hospitals get penicillin?"

Featuring

Feature
Pen Miller
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Pen Miller; Chop Chu; Soupy Dennis; Mr. Arnt

Credits

Writing
Klaus Nordling, scripter [signed as Klaus]
Art
Klaus Nordling, line art [signed as Klaus]
Text
, letterer
Editing
George Brenner, original Editor
Management
Busy Arnold, original General Manager [as E. M. Arnold]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Crack Comics (Quality, 1940 series) #41 (Spring 1946)
Untitled [Why can't our local hospitals get penicillin?]

Synopsis

Pen is suspicious when a racketeer goes into the penicillin business

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Daffy & Doodle) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Did I ever tell you about the time I caught a three foot bream Daffy?"

Featuring

Feature
Daffy & Doodle
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Lit-Win, scripter
Art
Lit-Win, line art [signed]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Editor [attributed]
 
Mort Weisinger, original Editor [attributed]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #8 (May-June 1950)
No title recorded

Notes

'Bass' in the original has been changed to 'Bream'.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Okay dad, I'll shovel a path to the street!"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Editor [attributed]
 
Mort Weisinger, original Editor [attributed]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #8 (May-June 1950)
No title recorded
Show/hide 8. Untitled [The Kidnapping of Nora Hayes] (Taxi O'Hara [Hack O'Hara]) Comic story, 6 pages

"Nobody could say Taxi O'Hara, tough cabby, is exactly the fatherly type…"

Featuring

Feature
Taxi O'Hara [Hack O'Hara]
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Hack O'Hara; Nora Hayes (first appearance); Henry Hayes and his accomplices (first appearance; villains)

Credits

Writing
Vern Henkel, scripter [signed as Vernon Henkel]
Art
Vern Henkel, line art [signed as Vernon Henkel]
Text
, letterer
Editing
George Brenner, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Crack Comics (Quality, 1940 series) #38 (Summer 1945)
Untitled [The Kidnapping of Nora Hayes]
Show/hide 9. Untitled [The Mastermind of the Rotley Gang] (Pen Miller) Comic story, 5 pages

"Watch this strip tomorrow for the appearance of the master mind of the Rotley gang!"

Featuring

Feature
Pen Miller
Genre
Detective-Mystery
Characters
Pen Miller; The Rotley Gang and their Chief (first appearance; villains); Chop Chu; Kansas; Benny the Mouse

Credits

Writing
Klaus Nordling, scripter [signed]
Art
Klaus Nordling, line art [signed]
Text
, letterer
Editing
George Brenner, original Editor
Management
Busy Arnold, original General Manager

Reprint history

First print
United States
Crack Comics (Quality, 1940 series) #38 (Summer 1945)
Untitled [The Mastermind of the Rotley Gang]

Synopsis

Pen Miller is turning up the heat on the Rotley Gang, so they want to rub him out before he discovers their leader.

Show/hide 10. Untitled (Little Pete) Comic story, 1 page

"Now Pete, practise your piano lesson!"

Featuring

Feature
Little Pete
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Text
Henry Boltinoff, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original Editor [attributed]
 
Mort Weisinger, original Editor [attributed]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #8 (May-June 1950)
No title recorded
Show/hide 11. Untitled [Trail of the Preying Hawk] (Taxi O'Hara [Hack O'Hara]) Comic story, 6 pages

"Taxi O'Hara, cabbie, faces a barrel of trouble when he follows the trail of the preying Hawk!"

Featuring

Feature
Taxi O'Hara [Hack O'Hara]
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Hack O'Hara; Hawk

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Alice Kirkpatrick, line art
 
, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
George Brenner, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Crack Comics (Quality, 1940 series) #60 (May 1949)
Untitled [Trail of the Preying Hawk]

Synopsis

O'Hara is pursuing a hit and run driver who turns out to be a part of a gang of bankrobbers.

Show/hide 12. Untitled (Lemmy Loo) Comic story, 1 page

"Lemmy, could you help us, please? My ma is in pain, and can get no ease."

Featuring

Feature
Lemmy Loo
Genre
Humour
Code
XVII

Credits

Writing
Lloyd Piper, scripter [signed]
Art
Lloyd Piper, line art [signed]
Text
Lloyd Piper, letterer
Show/hide 13. Untitled (Professor Pry the Wise Guy) Comic story, 1 page

"While you are waiting for my dad, Professor Pry, would you like to play a game with me?"

Featuring

Feature
Professor Pry the Wise Guy
Genre
Humour
Code
IV

Credits

Writing
Lloyd Piper, scripter [signed as LP]
Art
Lloyd Piper, line art [signed as LP]
Text
Lloyd Piper , letterer

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