Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Woolfolk Records 1952/01

Love Diary 32 'A Heart Like Stone' splash

Scripts sold to Quality, Fawcett, Orbit.

William Woolfolk's editorial work for Orbit's Ray Hermann paid at the same page rate as writing. At this point he starts identifying each story's purchaser by a code letter; in my post about May 1953 I thought "R" for Orbit stood for romance, but now that I've seen him writing crime for her as well, I'd say it stands for "Ray." Her company went under a number of corporate names, of course, and I've been using just Orbit during this period for clarity's sake.

I haven't found the Ken Shannon "disappearing girl" story.

January 1952 Comic Book Scripts by William Woolfolk

7 pg  Doll Man Darrel Dane's bodyguard
"Darrel Dane's Bodyguard" DM 41, Aug/52
Ibis magician in the mirror
"The Magician in the Mirror" Whiz 149, Sept/52
Captain Marvel Jr. world's mightiest shadow
"CMJ and the World's Mightiest Shadow" CMJ 113, Sept/52
Blackhawk. the mammoth bombs
"The Horror Bomb" BH 55, Aug/52
10  Man with Nine Lives the story of gangster who survived 10 assassination attempts
"The Man with Nine Lives" Wanted 48, July/52
10  Puncture-Proof Assassin Jack Legs Diamond, the bulletproof informer
"The Puncture-Proof Assassin" Down with Crime 6, Sept/52
Ken Shannon case of the absent corpse
"Case of the Absent Corpse" Police 118, Aug/52
10  Case for the Morgue are men like Dillinger heroes?
"Case for the Morgue" DWC 6, Sept/52
10  A Heart Like Stone girl who is too, too frank
7  "A Heart Like Stone" Love Diary 32, Dec/52
Ken Shannon a girl who disappears without a single trace
Blackhawk the terrible termite tanks
"The Terrible Termite Tanks" BH 57, Oct/52
Captain Marvel Jr. the moving mountain
"CMJ and the Moving Mountain" CMJ 113, Sept/52
Captain Marvel Jr. Cap'n Smollett's treasure
"CMJ and Captain Smollet's Treasure" CMJ 113, Sept/52
10  Shannon's Girl she belongs to man everyone fears
6  "Shannon's Girl" L Diary 29, Jul/52
Captain Marvel Jr. wise men persecuted because they can predict storms etc.
"CMJ and the Ruler of the Earth" CMJ 114, Oct/52
editorial work on story for Ray Hermann
Captain Marvel Jr. Sir Edgewise in King Arthur's court
"Sir Edgewise in King Arthur's Court" CMJ 114, Oct/52


  1. I think the Ken Shannon story could be "The Carrier Pigeon Case" in KEN SHANNON #1.

  2. No, that issue is cover-dated October 1951. My best guess at that story's writer--I have a question mark after his name in my records--is Robert Bernstein.

  3. You're right, it couldn't have been that early.