DON WINSLOW

 
Full Name: Don Winslow
Nationality: American
Organization: U.S. Navy
Occupation Military - Officer

Creator: Frank V. Martinek
Time Span: 1934 - 1955
ABOUT THE SERIES

       Don Winslow is an agent with Naval Intelligence.
       A man who holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander in that branch of the American service, Winslow is considered the best agent that the Navy has active, possibly the best agent any of the armed forces can call upon. This distinction results in his getting the toughest assignments and placed in the most harrowing of situations but Winslow would have it no other way. The man is having the time of his life while being in constant danger of losing it.
       Exactly how old and how long Winslow is is not mentioned but from the details it can be surmised that he is in his late 20s or early 30s based on his rank. He is a graduate of the Naval Academy and it was almost from the beginning of his career that he was placed in the Intelligence community. Apparently during that time he has also been given the chance to serve aboard various naval vessels to keep him aware of the life of the men who serve at sea and likely to make sure his advancement is not held up just because he is so good at what he does.
       What he does is fight the enemies of the country and the Navy and that is a pretty large number of enemy agents, smugglers, saboteurs, thieves, assassins, and so on. Each of these types of bad guys Winslow will confront, often more than a couple of times. None are to compare, however, with his greatest adversary, the Scorpion. This nefarious head of a private spy-ring-for-hire is a constant threat to the stability of the nation wanting peace but knowing that the winds of war are gaining force. And the Scorpion is a man who is there doing everything he can to reap the rewards that can come to people having no scruples. The number of times the two will clash is impressive.
       Throughout all of his time in the fight against the Scorpion as well as the rest of the hooligans he meets, Winslow enjoys the friendship and help of Lt. Red Pennington, a "chunky" loyal friend known for being more than a little reckless - all fighting man. Though he was decidedly stronger than most men his size, he maintained a a "look of pink-and-white softness that was altogether deceiving". The two were almost certainly friends before the Academy and after graduation, they have served together and saved each other's life many, many times.
       Also playing a huge role in Winslow's life is his mentor, Admiral Colby. Even more important to Winslow is Colby's beautiful daughter and Winslow's love, Mercedes. This beautiful woman also serves in the Navy as a member of the WAVEs as a nurse but many of the adventures that Winslow gets involved in have Ms. Colby deeply involved as well and that lady often shows she is no push-over.

BOOKS

Number of Books:5
First Appearance:1934
Last Appearance:1941

       In 1934, Frank Martinek, former Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy, published a book about a man of similar rank as his own named Don Winslow. It took place in the island of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Since the book is rather pricey, I do not know the plot but one listing of an alternate title has it as Don Winslow U.S.N. in Ceylon with Kwang while another has it even longer with Don Winslow U.S.N. in Ceylow with Kwang, Celebrated Chinese Detective. This would direct thoughts towards it being a mystery of some sort, especially since it came just a half decade after the first Charlie Chan book was released and just a year or two after the first movie starring Warner Oland came out.
       Around the same time, so the story goes, Martinek was asked (or offered) to assist an Admiral in charge of training who was lamenting the poor volunteer rate the Navy was seeing from the midsection of the nation where thoughts of ocean travel was not in most young men's minds.
       In order to perk up recruitment, it was thought that a comic strip appearing in local newspapers might spark interest in the Navy as an adventure (see Comic Strips). Martinek had a ready-made character to star in this strip in his Don Winslow from his recently printed adventure.
       Writing this comic strip would occupy the author for the next few years, as would the occasional Big Little Book story he would pen for Whitman Publications (see Young Adult Books).
       In 1940, he again sat down to pen a complete adult adventure with Winslow as the lead, though it was written in a style that would appeal to many of the younger readers growing a tad older. In fact he would release four adventures of Winslow and his pal, Pennington, and his lady friend, Mercedes and all would deal in one way or another with Winslow's seemingly unending fight with the evil spy master, the Scorpion, head of the organization Scorpia.

1 Don Winslow U.S.N. in Ceylon Don Winslow U.S.N. in Ceylon
aka Don Winslow USN in Ceylon with Kwang, Celebrated Chinese Detective
Written by Frank V. Martinek
Copyright: 1934

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2 Don Winslow of the Navy Don Winslow of the Navy
Written by Frank V. Martinek
Copyright: 1940

In retaliation for attack the evil Scorpion's submarine, the plane carrying Don Winslow and his friend Red Pennington, as well as Mercedes Colby, is shot down in the coastal jungle of Haiti. Survival is not enough - they must find a way to stop the Scorpion's latest scheme.

3 Don Winslow and the Scorpion's Stronghold Don Winslow and the Scorpion's Stronghold
Don Winslow Face To Face With The Scorpion
Written by Frank V. Martinek
Copyright: 1940

Always on the lookout for their arch-foe, the Scorpion, Don Winslow and Red Pennington follow clues that across the Pacific to Hawaii and then further on the Philippines to finally come to his mountain fortress.

4 Don Winslow Breaks The Spy Net Don Winslow Breaks The Spy Net
Written by Frank V. Martinek
Copyright: 1941

Don Winslow come across a little black book belonging the their nemesis, the Scorpion. It provides enough information to set the two men on an adventure to destroy the spy ring known as Scorpia which will put them up against a mastermind codename M-22 and an Indian fakir called the Spider.

5 Don Winslow Saves The Secret Formula Don Winslow Saves The Secret Formula
Written by Frank V. Martinek
Copyright: 1941

A murdered scientist left in the Navy's hand three different poison gas formulas and it is Don Winslow's job to get them to a research facility in Maryland and there to protect them from the Scorpion.

YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

Number of Books:7
First Appearance:1935
Last Appearance:1943

       A year after the start of newspaper comic strip adventures of Don Winslow, the creator and author, Frank Martinek, responded to a requst from Whitman Publishing to turn the adventures into stories for young children. He came up with one initially and then a couple years later four more appeared followed two years later with two more for a total of seven. Most were in Whitman's Big Little Book line while one was in its Better Little Book line and one was in the Penny Books group.
       All had adventures likely taken from the comic strip (speculation).

1 Lieutenant Commander Winslow Lieutenant Commander Winslow
Written by Frank V. Martinek
Copyright: 1935

Whitman BLB #1107 -

2 Don Winslow of the Navy and the Giant Girl Spy Don Winslow of the Navy and the Giant Girl Spy
Written by Frank V. Martinek
Copyright: 1938

Whitman BLB #1408 -

3 Don Winslow Navy Intelligence Ace Don Winslow Navy Intelligence Ace
Written by Frank V. Martinek
Copyright: 1938

Whitman BLB #1418 -

4 Don Winslow of the Navy vs. The Scorpion Gang Don Winslow of the Navy vs. The Scorpion Gang
Written by Frank V. Martinek
Copyright: 1938

Whitman BLB #1419 -

5 Don Winslow of the U.S. Navy and the Missing Admiral Don Winslow of the U.S. Navy and the Missing Admiral
Written by Frank V. Martinek
Copyright: 1938

Whitman Penny Books #6 -

6 Don Winslow of the Navy and the Secret Enemy Base Don Winslow of the Navy and the Secret Enemy Base
Written by Frank V. Martinek
Copyright: 1940

Whitman BLB #1453 -

7 Don Winslow of the Navy and the Great War Plot Don Winslow of the Navy and the Great War Plot
Written by Frank V. Martinek
Copyright: 1940

Whitman BLB #1489 -

MOVIES

Number of Movies:2
First Appearance:1942
Last Appearance:1943

       While much of what I have read about the success, or lack thereof, of the comic strip, it did survive over 20 years in newspapers around the nation and it must have been good enough to attract the attention of Hollywood seeking to create patriotic fare with WWII just starting.
       Two different movie serials were created with Winslow as the protagonist. The first had him going up against the Scorpion in a defense of cargo ships bringing supplies to Hawaii. The second had him temporarily assigned to the Coast Guard protecting the coast of the mainland from the Scorpion, now working for the Japanese.
       Both were produced by Universal Studios and starred Don Terry as the intrepid Winslow.

1 Don Winslow of the Navy Don Winslow of the Navy
Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor
Writers: Paul Huston, Griffin Jay, Morgan Cox
Actors: Don Terry as Don Winslow, Walter Sande as Red Pennington, Claire Dodd as Mercedes Colby, Kurt Katch as The Scorpion
Released: 1942

12-part 15-minute serial. Given control of a set of islands near Pearl Harbor, Don Winslow learns that a band of enemy agents are out to destroy the ships bringing supplies to the American bases. Winslow, his friend Pennington, and two beautiful female officers plan to stop them.

2 Don Winslow of the Coast Guard Don Winslow of the Coast Guard
Directors: Ray Taylor, Lewis D. Collins
Writers: Griffin Jay, George H. Plympton, Paul Huston
Actors: Walter Sande as Red Pennington, Don Terry as Don Winslow, Philip Ahn as Hirota, Henry Victor as Heilrich
Released: 1943

13-part 15-minute serial. Don Winslow is attached to the Coast Guard to provide protection from enemy agents and saboteurs led by the Scorpion now working for the Japanese.

RADIO

Number of Episodes:1
First Appearance:1937
Last Appearance:1942
Network:NBC Blue

REGULAR CAST
Bob GuilbertDon Winslow [ 1937-1939 ]
Edward DavisonRed Pennington [ 1937-1939 ]
Raymond Edward JohnsonDon Winslow [ 1942 ]
John GibsonRed Pennington [ 1942 ]

       The 15-minute episodes were geared toward the juvenile market with numerous marketing tie-ins such as membership in special club with its own creed and card.
       The show ran daily from mid-October of 1937 to May, 1939. It was on the "Blue Network" (a part of NBC) and ran for a while at 5:15 pm before moving to 7:00 pm for several months and then finishing its run at 5:30 pm. Its sponsors included, at time, Kellogg Cereals and Ipana Toothpaste. It also ran for a short time on NBC's other network, the "Red".
       The "Blue" brought it back in 1942 for a very short run lasting from early October of that year to New Years Day of 1943, being aired at 6:15 in the early evening.
       I could only find two of the many episodes available on the Internet.

1 Two-Man Submarine
Episode 3-1, first aired 10/07/1942

Don Winslow and Red go up against small enemy mini-subs able to sneak into position and torpedo unsuspecting vessels.

2 Blitzfans
Episode 3-2, first aired 11/27/1942

The enemy is testing a prototype of a drone capable of carrying explosives to attack both air and land targets.

COMIC BOOKS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS

Number of Issues:73
First Appearance:1936
Last Appearance:1955

       It was 1933 when the first "comicbook" was printed and over the next few years numerous existing publishing companies and newcomers alike created titles that they put on the newsstands monthly for 10¢. As with all new endeavors, many would make a mark and many would come and go quietly.
       Dell Publishing's Famous Funnies is considered by most to be the first but others came very quickly thereafter. It is amusing to me that as the first of their kind, they all shared a common aspect - un-originality. The format was decidedly new and different but inside the pages, the stories were all reprints.
       Black and white comic strips had graced the pages of newspapers for many decades already and the concept of the Sunday color editions, dubbed the "Sunday Funnies", first arrived on the doorsteps and newsstands in the late 1890s with the idea becoming fairly common by 1905.
       As far as Don Winslow is concerned, it was again Dell that transported the Naval Intelligence Ace from the newsprint to the comicbook in its Popular Comics. Issue #1 came out in February, 1936, according to its indicia. It had the increasingly popular Dick Tracy, Little Orphan Annie, Gasoline Alley, The Gumps, and Mutt and Jeff, along with several other lesser-(today)-known strips. It ran 64 pages with each individual getting from 1 to 4 pages (or half-pages). Don Winslow was one of those in attendance.
       The line-up for each issue did vary somewhat and many comicstrips came and went. Winslow was there at the beginning and would last a couple of years but April 1938 was his last adventure in that magazine for some time.
       It may have been a coincidence, although I doubt it, but in June of 1938, Whitman Publishing began a comic book called Crackajack Funnies. It would also consist of reprints of Sunday editions of comic strips. One of the stalwarts that graced the pages from the first issue was Don Winslow! Crackajack Funnies lasted 43 issues, ending its run in January 1942. Winslow was there in all of them.
       I found no evidence but it seems likely that Whitman made a better offer for Winslow. Making this more compelling is the fact that with the demise of Whitman's mag, Don Winslow reappeared in Dell's Popular Comics a couple of months later (issue #75), continuing the storyline (with apparently a short gap). He hung around Dell for a year before leaving for good in issue #84 in February 1943.

Note 1: below I have placed a single cover from both comics. The actual strips can be found in the Comic Strip section.
Note 2: Dell started a new magazine which was really a series of one-shots with each issue featuring a single character. Don Winslow was the star of issues #2 and #22. Each issue was of 68 pages in length and held the same reprints that Popular Comics had shown.

       Don Winslow as an original comicbook came to be in February 1943 when Fawcett Publications started his own series. Fawcett had been around for several decades involved in all manner of endeavors. Its biggest claim to fame came in 1940 when it came out with ol'-Shazam himself, Captain Marvel. Fawcett would use the superhero character on the cover of the first Winslow character to introduce him to the comicbook world.
       For the next 8 years, Winslow and his buddy, Red, would fight in Europe and the Far East as well as in both Americas. He went everywhere and fought against all three of the Axis powers alongside all branches of the Military. Fawcett's run of Don Winslow would come to an end with Issue #67, published in May 1951.

       In March 1955, Charlton comics brought Lt. Cdr Winslow back for 4 more issues but they were reprints of various stories told in the last years of the Fawcett line.

       Both Australian and English publishers repeated the concept of reprinting both the Sunday strips as in the Popular and Crackajack comics.

0.101 'Don Winslow vs The Tyrant' 'Don Winslow vs The Tyrant'
Published by Dell Publishing

Copyright: 1936

Reprints of Sunday story arc #1 editions of the comic strip. This arc was told starting in issue #1 and ending in issue #2.

0.102 'Don Winslow vs Doctor Q' 'Don Winslow vs Doctor Q'
Published by Dell Publishing

Copyright: 1936

Reprints of Sunday story arc #2 editions of the comic strip. This arc ran from issue #7 to #15.

0.103 'Don Winslow vs The Crocodile' 'Don Winslow vs The Crocodile'
Published by Dell Publishing

Copyright: 1936

Reprints of Sunday story arc #3 editions of the comic strip. This arc ran from issue #15 to #27

0.192 Salute To Death Salute To Death
Published by Merwil Publishing

Copyright: 04/1937

"96 pages of Cartoons - Articles - Stories including 16 pages in full color."

0.193 The Dragon's Blood The Dragon's Blood
Published by Merwil Publishing

Copyright: 05/1937

"96 pages of Cartoons - Articles - Stories including 16 pages in full color."

0.2 Crackajack Funnies Crackajack Funnies
Published by Whitman Publishing

Copyright: 06/1938

Reprints of Sunday editions of the comic strip. The Winslow stories ran from Issue #1 through #43. The dates of the initial printing in the paper are not known but the years started in 1936.

1 The Coast Guard Menace The Coast Guard Menace
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 02/1943

Don Winslow of the Navy #1 - Contains:
The Coast Guard Menace (13 pages) - Enemy agents kidnap Admiral Colby and his daughter Mercedes to get secret plans.
Red Herrings in the Panama Canal (12 pages) - Rescuing a man at sea is the beginning of the adventure to stop a plan to destroy the Panama Canal.
Bombs Over New York (12 pages) - The Nazis are going to use a zeppelin to drop bombs over NYC.
The Ash Can Cannon (13 pages) - Chasing a sub in a PT boat, Winslow is attacked by what seems like an innocent yacht that is really a refueling station for the sub.

2 Don Winslow Nips The Nipponese in the Solomons Don Winslow Nips The Nipponese in the Solomons
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 03/1943

Don Winslow of the Navy #2 - Contains:
Don Winslow Nips The Nipponese in the Solomons (13 pages) -
The Inventor Who Vanished (12 pages) -
Saga of Inway Island (12 pages) -
Mystery of the Crossword Puzzle (13 pages) -

3 Don Winslow Invades the Philippines Don Winslow Invades the Philippines
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 04/1943

Don Winslow Invades the Philippines (13 pages) -
Stepping on the Gestapo (12 pages) -
The Smoking Skull (13 pages) -
Convoy to North Africa (13 pages) -

4 Don Winslow Undermines the Nazis Don Winslow Undermines the Nazis
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 05/1943

[no info]

5 The Stolen Battleship The Stolen Battleship
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 07/1943

The Stolen Battleship (13 pages) -
The Unknown Spy (12 pages) -
The Invisible Sub (12 pages) -
The Hidden Jap Air Base (13 pages) -

6 The Battle of the Black Sea The Battle of the Black Sea
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 08/1943

The Battle of the Black Sea (13 pages) -
Silent Ack-Ack (13 pages) -
Tactical Problem #37 (12 pages) -
Attack in the Arctic (12 pages) -

7 Carnival of Carnage Carnival of Carnage
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 09/1943

Carnival of Carnage (13 pages) -
Turning Towards Tokyo (12 pages) -
Death Wears A False Face (12 pages) -
Sea Ghosts (13 pages) -
And a Battleship game

8 The Sponge Pirates of Poco Kayo The Sponge Pirates of Poco Kayo
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 10/1943

The Sponge Pirates of Poco Kayo (13 pages) -
Murder Stalks The Jungle (12 pages) -
The Sea Scouts (13 pages) -
Rehearsal For Victory (13 pages) -

9 Fisherman's Fate Fisherman's Fate
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 11/1943

Fisherman's Fate (12 pages) -
30 Means The End (12 pages) -
The Mystery Of Cyrus Crane (10 pages) -
Sabotage Express (12 pages) -
A crossword puzzle

10 The Sea Bees Sting The Japs The Sea Bees Sting The Japs
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 12/1943

The Sea Bees Sting The Japs (12 pages) -
Cabal At The Carnival (12 pages) -
Delayed Death (10 pages) -
Marines To The Front (12 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

11 The Mystery of the Orient The Mystery of the Orient
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 01/1944

The Mystery of the Orient (12 pages) -
The French Have A Word For It - Victoire (12 pages) -
Marines Never Say Die (13 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

12 Sealed Orders Sealed Orders
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 02/1944

Sealed Orders (12 pages) -
The Malalonga Mine Mystery (10 pages) -
Hitler's Strange Sea Weapon (8 pages) -
Tuned For Death (8 pages) -
Crossword puzzle and a maze

13 Hospitality Of Hirohito Hospitality Of Hirohito
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 03/1944

Hospitality Of Hirohito (9 pages) -
A Nazi At Navy College (10 pages) -
The Sweater Girl Mystery - Unraveled (10 pages) -
Torpedoes From Nowhere (8 pages) -
Crossword puzzle and a "Lookout" puzzle

14 Death On The Retake Death On The Retake
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 04/1944

Death On The Retake (11 pages) -
How Headlines Are Made (9 pages) -
Tunnel To Triumph (9 pages) -
Commands Die At Dawn (10 pages) -
Crossword puzzle and "Salty Slang" puzzle

15 The Fighting Merchant Marine The Fighting Merchant Marine
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 05/1944

The Fighting Merchant Marine (10 pages) -
Island 23 (8 pages) -
The Radium Plot (8 pages) -
Mystery of the Changing Cards (12 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

16 Don Winslow Meets 'The American' Don Winslow Meets 'The American'
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 06/1944

Don Winslow Meets 'The American' (11 pages) -
The Vanishing Locket (9 pages) -
On Toguchi's Trail (8 pages) -
The Jap Jutland (8 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

17 The Show Must Go On The Show Must Go On
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 07/1944

The Show Must Go On (9 pages) -
Six Guys Named Joe (7 pages) -
Don Winslow Saves The Liberté (9 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

18 Expendable Expendable
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 08/1944

Expendable (8 pages) -
Marines at Malaua (9 pages) -
The Adventure of the Slippery Spy (7 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

19 Bonape Excursion Bonape Excursion
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 09/1944

Bonape Excursion (8 pages) -
Nemak Attack (8 pages) -
Don Winslow and the Dynamite Transport (8 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

20 The Prison Ship The Prison Ship
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 10/1944

The Prison Ship (8 pages) -
Death Trap (8 pages) -
The Showboat Mystery (7 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

21 Prisoner of the Nazis Prisoner of the Nazis
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 11/1944

Prisoner of the Nazis (9 pages) -
Battle of the Frigates (6 pages) -
Delayed Leave (7 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

22 Don Winslow Joins The War Workers Don Winslow Joins The War Workers
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 01/1945

Don Winslow Joins The War Workers (9 pages) -
Careless Talk (7 pages) -
No Margin For Error (7 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

23 Mystery of the Missing Bombers Mystery of the Missing Bombers
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 02/1945

Mystery of the Missing Bombers (10 pages) -
"The Idea Leaves Them Cold" (6 pages) -
"Trouble Brewing" (7 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

24 Don Winslow Dives For Pentamine Don Winslow Dives For Pentamine
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 03/1945

Don Winslow Dives For Pentamine (8 pages) -
Airborne Attack (7 pages) -
The Sub That Wasn't There (6 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

25 The Shanghaied Red Cross Ship The Shanghaied Red Cross Ship
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 04/1945

The Shanghaied Red Cross Ship (8 pages) -
Time Waits For No One (6 pages) -
Australian Vacation! (7 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

26 Return of the Scorpion Return of the Scorpion
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 05/1945

Return of the Scorpion (8 pages) -
The Hidden River (7 pages) -
The Scorpion Shows His Hand (7 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

27 Deserter! Deserter!
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 06/1945

Deserter! (10 pages) -
The Unprotected Island (7 pages) -
Twelve Mile Limit (6 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

28 Ice Over The Equator Ice Over The Equator
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 08/1945

Ice Over The Equator (7 pages) -
Don Winslow Invades Porcupine Island (6 pages) -
Smuggle Mansion (8 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

29 Wanted, The Renegade Wanted, The Renegade
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 10/1945

Wanted, The Renegade (7 pages) -
Invitation To Trouble (7 pages) -
Overland Trek (8 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

30 Aerial Pickup Aerial Pickup
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 12/1945

Aerial Pickup (9 pages) -
Stalemate (6 pages) -
Undersea Raiders (7 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

31 #31 #31
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 01/1946

[no info]

32 The Plasma Plot The Plasma Plot
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 03/1946

The Plasma Plot (7 pages) -
Renegade Escapes (7 pages) -
The White Flag (8 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

33 #33 #33
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 04/1946

[no info]

34 #34 #34
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 05/1946

[no info]

35 #35 #35
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 06/1946

[no info]

36 #36 #36
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 07/1946

[no info]

37 #37 #37
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 08/1946

[no info]

38 #38 #38
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 09/1946

[no info]

39 #39 #39
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 10/1946

[no info]

40 #40 #40
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 11/1946

[no info]

41 #41 #41
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 12/1946

[no info]

42 Toguchi's Escape Toguchi's Escape
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 02/1947

Toguchi's Escape (9 pages) -
Amazon Island (7 pages) -
Mission Tokyo (8 pages) -
Red Pennington's Folly (8 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

43 #43 #43
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 03/1947

[no info]

44 #44 #44
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 04/1947

[no info]

45 #45 #45
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 05/1947

[no info]

46 The Renegade's Jailbreak The Renegade's Jailbreak
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 06/1947

The Renegade's Jailbreak (9 pages) -
The Ship Bottle Mystery (7 pages) -
Red's Beauty Contest (7 pages) -
The Scorpion's Quest (8 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

47 The Arctic Expedition The Arctic Expedition
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 07/1947

The Arctic Expedition (9 pages) -
Singapore Sal (7 pages) -
Flatbush Foley's Predicament (7 pages) -
The 2nd Chance (8 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

48 The Maelstrom of the Deep The Maelstrom of the Deep
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 08/1947

The Maelstrom of the Deep (9 pages) -
Death At High Noon (7 pages) -
Flatbush Foley's First Fight (7 pages) -
The Camera Fiend (8 pages) -
Crossword Puzzle

49 The Vanishing Ships The Vanishing Ships
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 09/1947

The Vanishing Ships (9 pages) -
Adventure Dated 1776 (7 pages) -
Flatbush Foley vs. Lefty Wright (7 pages) -
The Good Ship Courageous (8 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

50 The Light That Failed The Light That Failed
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 10/1947

The Light That Failed (9 pages) -
The Venom of the Snake (7 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

51 #51 #51
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 11/1947

[no info]

52 The Ghost of the Fishing Ships The Ghost of the Fishing Ships
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 12/1947

The Ghost of the Fishing Ships (8 pages) -
Algiers Adventure (9 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

53 On Target On Target
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 01/1948

On Target (8 pages) -
Doomed Atoll (9 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

54 The Return of the Snake The Return of the Snake
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 02/1948

The Return of the Snake (9 pages) -
Close Shave (7 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

55 The Perfect Disguise The Perfect Disguise
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 03/1948

The Perfect Disguise (8 pages) -
Captain Noah's Ark (8 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

56 Uninvited Death Uninvited Death
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 04/1948

Uninvited Death (6 pages) -
The Fatal Disguise (5 pages) -
The Murderous Saw (6 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

57 The Scourge of the Seven Seas The Scourge of the Seven Seas
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 05/1948

The Scourge of the Seven Seas (6 pages) -
Singapore Sal Sails Again (6 pages) -
The Scourge Part II - Net Trap (5 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

58 Death Rides The Rapids Death Rides The Rapids
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 06/1948

Death Rides The Rapids (6 pages) -
Danger in the Depths (5 pages) -
Destination Danger (6 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

59 #59 #59
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 07/1948

[no info]

60 #60 #60
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 08/1948

[no info]

61 #61 #61
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 09/1948

[no info]

62 #62 #62
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 10/1948

[no info]

63 Legend of the Sargasso Sea Legend of the Sargasso Sea
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 11/1948

Legend of the Sargasso Sea (6 pages) -
The Castle of Evil (5 pages) -
The Disappearing Body (8 pages) -

64 #64 #64
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 12/1948

[no info]

65 The Flying Saucer Attack The Flying Saucer Attack
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 01/1951

The Flying Saucer Attack (10 pages) -
Chapter II - Jungle Adventure (8 pages) -
Chapter III - The Scorpion's Sting (8 pages) -

66 The Great Solar Mystery The Great Solar Mystery
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 03/1951

The Great Solar Mystery (10 pages) -
Chapter II - Peril On Venus (8 pages) -
Chapter III - Dangerous Return (8 pages) -

67 Terror on the Tundras Terror on the Tundras
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 05/1951

Terror on the Tundras (9 pages) -
Chapter II - In The Lair of the Beast (9 pages) -
Chapter III - The Death Blow (8 pages) -

68 #68 #68
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 07/1951

[no info]

69 #69 #69
Published by Fawcett

Copyright: 09/1951

[no info]

70 Return of the Scorpion Return of the Scorpion
Published by Charlton

Copyright: 03/1955

Charlton's Don Winslow #70: Reprints of three Fawcett stories found in Issue #26:
Return of the Scorpion
The Hidden River
The Scorpion Shows His Hand

71 Death Rides The Rapids Death Rides The Rapids
Published by Charlton

Copyright: 05/1955

Charlton's Don Winslow #71: Reprints of three Fawcett stories found in Issue #58:
Death Rides The Rapids
Danger in the Depths
Destination Danger!

72 The Perfect Disguise The Perfect Disguise
Published by Charlton

Copyright: 07/1955

Charlton's Don Winslow #72 - Reprints of two Fawcett stories found in Issue #55:
The Perfect Disguise
Captain Noah's Ark

73 Doomed Atoll Doomed Atoll
Published by Charlton

Copyright: 09/1955

Charlton's Don Winslow #71: Reprints of two Fawcett stories found in Issue #53:
Doomed Atoll
On Target

74 Don Winslow of the Navy - Shanghied Don Winslow of the Navy - Shanghied
Published by Charlton Comics

Copyright: 1955

A special one-shot appearance in Charlton's TV Teens, Issue #6 - Reprints of three Fawcett stories found in previous issues:
Shanghiied (6 pages) - The freighter Cactus has gotten a bad reputation for coming back to the US with only half of its crew still alive. Admiral Colby wants Don Winslow and Red Pennington to find out why. To do so, they let themselves get shanghaied.
The Superstition of the Sea (6 pages) -
The Return of the Dead (5 pages) -
Crossword puzzle

75 Trouble Shooter Trouble Shooter
Published by AC Comics

Copyright: 1991

A Limited Collector Edition - Reprints of four Fawcett stories, albeit in black&white. Also, the "Don Winslow of the Navy" has been replaced with "Don Winslow Trouble Shooter":
Destination Danger! - from #58
Uninvited Death - from #56
The Fatal Disguise - from #56
unnamed - unknown

Comic Strips

Number of Arcs:0
Number of Strips:0
First Appearance:1934
Last Appearance:1955

1 Don Winslow Vs. The Tyrant   Don Winslow Vs. The Tyrant
Strips: 1 - 12
Dates: 1935 - 1935

Here Popular Comics #1-8 for fun.

2 Don Winslow Vs. Doctor Q   Don Winslow Vs. Doctor Q
Strips: 13 - 34
Dates: 1935 - 1935

Here Popular Comics #9-15 for fun.

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