Read the stories first, then my mindless ramblings if you want.
Maureen Marine's story is from "Blue Circle Comics # 1" (June 1944), while Blue Circle's appearance is taken from "Blue Circle Comics # 2"(July 1944 ... I already posted his first adventure). The Judge's tale comes from "Red Circle Comics # 1" (January 1945). From what I can gather, The Judge only had two appearances, in the first two issues of Red Circle Comics, while both Maureen Marine & Blue Circle ran in all five issues of Blue Circle Comics.
The stories featured here were taken from scans available at http://goldenagecomics.co.uk. If you've never gone to that site, here's what you need to know: Registering with the site is free & easy, any problems you encounter are quickly addressed by the moderators of the site, all the comics available are "Public Domain" and they don't cost a cent to download. Some of the files are pretty large, so if you have a dial-up connection, you have my sympathies. I had a dial-up connection for the longest time and simply gave-up trying to download anything bigger than 30 megabytes because I'ld constantly lose my connection and have to start over.In case you're wondering: Yes, I plan to post stories from Rural Home or other companies in groups. It's kind of fun to pick & choose features from one company and make a blog entry out of it. It's like making a reprint comic without doing the work or spending the money that a regular printed comic would include.
To everyone who reads this ... Happy Holidays! This will probably be my only post this week, as there is simply too much to do and not enough time to do it. I've got people visting today, a home to clean-up tomorrow, wrapping & baking to get started on, a whole day of Xmas fun followed by travelling on the weekend ... and maybe I'll squeeze in some work at some point, too.