Frank Temerson

Temerson titles with blue background

10/06/2012

 

1933

 
Summer Worth Carnahan publishes Wild Cherries (4 issues) A "snappy story) title.

Publications Service Syndicate, Inc

 

1934

 
 

Ultem

 
May

 Frank Temerson  and I. W. Ullman publish Movie Humor  
 

1936

 
Dec Movie Stars Handies Silk Stockings Revue

 

1937

 
Jan  Silk Stocking Stories

Apr

High Heel Magazine  
Jul Donenfeld publishes The Stocking Parade (Arrow) Ultem sued seekng an injunction but was denied by a court that didn't want to soil its hands with the matter.

Arrow

Jul

Resolute

Personal Adventure Stories

ed. J. A. Rosefeld (Resolute Publications Inc., 25, 68pp, large pulp, cover by A. E. Drake) -3 issues?

J.A. Rosenfield is I. W. Ullman's brother-in-law.

 
Sep

Ultem purchases Funny Pages and Funny Picture Stories from Comics Magazine Company.

Funny Pages From indicia on contents page: FUNNY PAGES is published monthly by Ultem Publications, Inc., Mount Morris, Illinois. EDITORIAL OFFICE, 276 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, N. Y. Incorrectly listed as v2#2 in indicia on inside front cover; correct numbering on contents page.

 
Nov

Ultem purchases Star Comics and Star Ranger from Harry Chesler. All four titles are edited by Harry Chesler using his shop material.  Chesler was formerly backed by McFadden- but they apparently decided there was no profit in it.

 

1938

 
Jan

Funny Pages v2#5, Star Comics #9

Last issue published by Ultem.

All four titles sold to Joseph Hardie and Raymond Kelly's Centaur. Centaur is financed by Kable.

July Ultem reorganizes as Lex Publications and stiffs all creditors.  
 

1939

 
July Silk Stocking and High Heel (Feb) end.  
Oct

Brookwood

Brookwood publishes Speed Comics.

381 4th Ave printed in NYC

Edited by Maurice Rosenfield, J. A. Rose(n)field's son.

Probably financed by Harry Donenfeld. Distributed by Fawcett?

 
Nov    
Dec 

Worth publishes Champion Comics #2.

1(22) E42nd Street

Worth Carnahan Ed

Worth and Charles Quinlan publishers

(acc to CBM 71)

 

(Probably not related to Temerson.)

1st issue a $.05 giveaway intended for motion picture theatres. Acc to CBM 71.

Adolphe Barreaux studio material begins to appear

Worth

 

1940

 
Mar Maurice Rosenfeld because first editor for Feature Publications Prize Comics, owned by Teddy Epstein and M.M. Bleir.  Distributed by Independent News. 1270 Sixth Ave, NY. Rosenfeld uses most of the same artists that are producing Speed Comics.  
April

Writer's Digest,  April, 1940 issue: 

"Lex Publications," 381 Fourth Avenue, which superseded "Ultem" and "Resolute Publications", is in its turn out.... But there are plans afoot for new corporation names. "Brookwood Publishing Company" is one of these, issuing "Speed Comics". 

"Tem" Publishing is another of the names to be used." credit to Will Murray for his rediscovering this note.  

Champion #6 .

Worth

 

Tem Publications

 
May

Crash #1 Tem Publications

381 4th Ave/Holyoke

(Bert Whitman Productions supplies the contents)

 
June

Bilbara

Worth

Cyclone Comics

Bilbara Pub

Bilbara is owned by William Cotton and published many other types of magazines including Peek and Movie Portraits. Cotton also owned Ideal Publishing and had connections to the distributor Kable.

Bilbara = Bil(l Cotton) and (Bar)bara (Janes)?

Worth/Charles Quinlan Production

Movie Life ad

122 E 42nd ST

(Worth- not Temerson)

Features Volton (Quinlan), Kingdom of the Moon (Quinlan), Mr. Q (Quinlan), Red Knight (Winter), King Anthony (Papp)

 

Joe Simon cover on Champion 08

 

Whirlwind Comics-3 issues

Nita Publishing

381 4th Avenue

(Bert Whitman Associates)

NITA

July O.K. Comics #1 published by Hit Publishing (Worth & Quinlan).  1 East 42nd Street, NY

According to Frank Motler, copyrighted by Worth B. Carnahan and not related to the United Features Okay Comics published the same month.

2 issues. Features Sunset Smith (Quinlan), Don Rayman (Quinlan), Mr. Mist (Quinlan), Jason McCoy (Carnahan), Phantom Knight (Willner), Little Giant (?) among others.

Hit

Aug Last Brookwood issue of Speed Comics (11)

Brookwood

Sept

Cat-Man debuts in Crash Comics #4 by Irwin Hasen.  
Oct Champion becomes Champ with #11. Last from Worth/Quinlan.

Worth

Nov Last issue of Cyclone (5). Carnahan moves to Nashville and leaves comic publishing. Quinlan moves on to Helnit.

Last issue of Crash (5) Whitman moves on to Green Hornet from Helnit.

House ad for Crash, Speed and Whirlwind in Crash #5.

 

Helnit

 
Dec

Green Hornet #1 from Helnit.

381 4th Avenue. Printed in Meriden CT.

Contents supplied by Bert Whitman Associates which holds the rights. Bert Whitman also does the Green Hornet comic strip.

 

 
 

1941

 
Feb Champ takes over publishing of Champ Comics with #12.

225 West 57th ST Leo Greenwald ed and publisher

Adolphe Barreaux's Majestic Studios supplies the contents.

Statement of ownership:* Worth Publishing Co., Inc.

* The editor is Leo Greenwald. (Greenwald, like Carnahan and Barreux, is a former Trojan staffer.  Supposedlly his wife finances his comic line, to get him out of the house.)

* The owners are Worth Publishing Co., Inc. and Leo Greenwald

* The statement is "signed" Leo Greenwald, Publisher

There is no mention of Worth B. Carnahan anywhere in the Statement of Ownership

Addresses for both Greenwald and the Worth Publishing Co., Inc. are given as 122 East 42nd St., New York City.

The address for Champ Publishing Company in the indicia is 225 West 57th Street, New York, N. Y.

Mar Speed Comics 12 and 13 published by Speed Comics, Inc. (Greenwald ?)  
May

Speed 13- Last Speed Comics issue.followed by 4 month gap.

Cat-Man #1 Helnit

Charles Quinlan takes over packaging.

continues from Crash

 
Aug

Captain Fearless produced by Quinlan for Helnit. (2 issues)

 

Last Helnit Green Hornet (6).  Bert Whitman sells the rights to Al Harvey. (see Goulart).

Sep Speed Comics 14 pub by Alfred Harvey. Financing probably from Harry Donenfeld and new Distributor Irving Manheimer's Publisher's Distribution Corp, also financed by Donenfeld.  
Dec

Captain Aero pub by Helnit #7- (continued from Green Hornet numbering.)

 

Cat-Man #5 introduces his side kick, The Kitten.

Printed in Holyoke Ma.  Editorial address still 381 4th Ave. NYC.

 

1942

 
 

Holyoke

 
Jan

Sherman Bowles, publisher of 4 Springfield Mass newspapers and owner of Holyoke Press,  takes over Cat-man with #6 and Captain Aero with #2 in February. Quinlan goes with them.  Temerson is not a part owner of Holyoke.

Editorial address 224 W 42nd St.

 

 
Feb

Last Fox Blue Beetle 11

Cat-Man 7

Captain Aero 2

Mar Captain Aero 3

Cat-Man 8

 
Apr

Captain Aero 4

Cat-Man 9

 
May

Harvey takes over Champ with issue 18

Cat-Man 10

Captain Aero 5

Harvey

Jun

Bert Whitman sells the Green Hornet to Harvey. #7

 

Holyoke takes over Blue Beetle (#12)

Quinlan takes over as editor with #13.

 

Captain Aero #6

Cat-Man 11

Jul

Cat-Man 12

Captain Aero 7 220 West 42nd St

 
Aug

Blue Beetle 13  
Sep

Cat-Man 13

Captain Aero 8

Editorial Offices now at 52 Vanderbuilt Ave NYC

Blue Beetle 14- cover introduces Sparky but he's not inside.

Oct

Cat-Man 14 52 Vanderbilt Ave.

Blue Beetle 15

 

 

 
Nov Cat-Man 15

Captain Aero 9

Blue Beetle 16

 
Dec Cat-Man 16

Blue Beetle 17

 

1943

 
Jan

Last Holyoke issues of Cat-man (17) and Captain Aero (10)

Blue Beetle 18

Mar Blue Beetle 19  
Apr

New Blue Beetle (20)

Chas Quinlan Ed.

Statement of Ownership

 
Spring? Very Best Sure Fire Comics #1- no publisher listed or date.

Appears to be an issue of Captain Aero that fits between #10 and 11.

MAY Blue Beetle 21  
JUNE Blue Beetle 22  
 

ET-ES-GO

 
Jul

Temerson forms Et-Es-Go and resumes publication of Catman with #18.

Editorial offices 220 W 42nd ST, NYC

Printed in St. Louis

Blue Beetle 23 (Holyoke)

 
Aug Last Quinlan Blue Beetle story

Blue Beetle 24 still at Vanderbuilt Ave- still printed in Holyoke.

Produced by Ferstadt studios?

 
Sept Catman numbering mixed up with Captain Aero.

1st Et-Es-Go Captain Aero 11 (V3 #9)

Dec

Suspense #1 (Et-Es-Go)

Quinlan cover

1st L. B. Cole artwork

 
 

1944

 
Jan

Terrific Comics #1 (Et-Es-Go)

Mr Nobody by John Giunta appears

 
Mar

Captain Flight

Four Star publications

28 East 10th St.

packaged by L. B. Cole?

Robert Farrell publisher

printed in St Louis

 

Four Star

May

Rae Herman listed as editor of Cat-man 24  
Jun

Narrative

Fox wins Blue Beetle back from Holyoke and resumes publication with #31- Otis (E.C. Stoner) takes over the art with #36. Fox prints comics in Buffalo, NY.

 

Power Comics from Narrative Press

33 West 42nd ST

printed in St. Louis

packaged by L.B. Cole and Bernard Baily?

 

Holyoke begins Sparkling Stars to replace all the titles it lost.  33 issues through 1948. Produced by Ferstadt Studios?  Basically Blue Beetle without the lead feature.

Holyoke

 

Continental

 
Jul

Temerson  forms Continental with Catman v2#12 (25) L.B. Cole cover

Aviation Press issues Contact Comics #1-also packaged by Cole

80 E 42nd St

printed in St Louis

Aviation

Aug Mr. Nobody by L.B. Cole moves to Suspense (#5)

Captain Aero moves to Continental  with v4#2 (16)

Sept

Statement of ownership: Catman 26

Continental Magazines, Inc, 220 West 42nd Street, New York City. Distributor: P.D.C..

Managing Editor: R.R. Hermann,

220 West 42nd Street, New York City.
Business Manager: F.Z. Temerson, Owners: Continental Magazines, Inc, 220 West 42nd Street, New York City, R.R. Hermann,  Esther Temerson,  Dated: 29th September 1943.

Sept 44 last Power Comics from Narrative.

 
Nov

Last Quinlan Catman (26A)

Last Terrific (#6)

 

Quinlan moves on to Magazine Enterprises, then Fawcett (Hopalong Cassidy) and Quality (mostly romance comics)

Dec Suspense 7  
 

1945

 
Jan    
Feb

Rural Home

Mask Comics from Rural Home inherits material from Power Comics? (2 issues) LB Cole cover.

Toytown #1 Shoppers Quarterly- packaged by L.B. Cole/Rae Herman?

Shoppers Quarterly

Mar

ORBIT

 

Patches #1. Rural Home Publications. LB. Cole cover.

Taffy #1 Orbit LB Cole cover

RURAL HOME

April Cat-Man resumes with #27 after a five month gap.

Captain Aero resumes with #22 after a four month gap.

May    
June

Cat-Man 28

Suspense 8

 
Aug

Cat-Man 29

Suspense 9

Captain Aero 23

 
Sept    
Oct    

Nov

Captain Aero 24  
Dec

Cat-Man 30

Statement of Ownership Editor RR. Hermann 220 W 42nd ST

FZ Temerson Bus Mgr. Esther Temerson and Ray Hermann Owners Continental Magazines

Oct 1944

 

Suspense 10

 

LB Cole produces Krazy Life Comics for Victor Fox

FOX

 

1946

 
Jan    
Feb

Captain Aero 25 Statement of Ownership

Statement of Ownership Editor RR. Hermann 220 W 42nd ST

FZ Temerson Bus Mgr. Esther Temerson and Ray Hermann Owners Continental Magazines

Oct 1944

 

 

 
Mar Hi Ho (3 issues) from Four Star publications packaged by Cole.

Cover of the first issue is signed by Cole and Chambers.

FOUR STAR

Apr    
May Patches 2, Taffy 2 and Toytown 2 (Orbit/Wanted)  
Jun

Cat-Man 31 (6 month gap)

Suspense 11 (6 Month gap)

 

Statement of Ownership Editor RR. Hermann 220 W 42nd ST

FZ Temerson Bus Mgr. Esther Temerson and Ray Hermann Owners Continental Magazines

Oct 1944

 

(The presence of increasingly out of date ownership statements indicates these issues were prepared long before they were actually published.)

Fox's Krazylife becomes Nuttylife still with LB Cole covers

FOX

July

FOX

Last Contact Comics #12

Fox publishes Cosmo Cat #1.  L..B. Cole cover.  Ellis Chambers inside.

AVIATION

Aug

 

Last issue of Cat-Man #32

Last Captain Aero (26)

 

Statement of Ownership in Catman 32:

Continental Magazines

220 W 42nd ST

Ray Willner editor

FZ Temerson

Esther Temerson owners

Irving Solomon Bus Mgr

October 1945

 

 

 

Toytown #3 Orbit??

Sept Last issue of Suspense #12

Oct Toy Town 4 (Orbit)  
 

1947

 
Feb Last Cole on Captain Flight #11 (Four Star)  
May Last Cole work for Orbit?- Toytown 7  
Aug Daffy Tunes #12 from Four Star -Cole work?  
Oct Last Cosmo Cat for Fox (#10)

Fox

Dec L B Cole begins work for Novelty Blue Bolt #85  
 

1950

 
March Last Continental Comic series. The Great Foodini- based on the Bunin Puppet TV series- runs four issues before moving to Fawcett.  Published by Continental Publications 220 W 42nd St. Leon Jason executive editor.  Copyright by R. C. Cox and Co.

 

1951

 

Youthful

From 1951 to 1953 Holyoke Press prints various titles for Youthful and its sister companies.  
 

1952

 
March

Sherman H. Bowles dies

March 3, 1952

Holyoke Press continues operations under a trust run for the benefit of its employees.

 
 

195?

 
  Frank Temerson works for Robert Sproul's Major Magazines, on exactly what is unknown.  
 

1963

 
July July 27 Frank Temerson dies.