(1942)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "SMILIN' JACK, No. 4." No code number. Copyright 1937 by Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc. Cover says "64 pages in full color" but total page count is 68.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Smilin' Jack; Dixie Lee; Jill Martin
Keywords:
airplanes

["I'm in love - I met the dashingest aviator today"] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Zack Mosley
Pencils:
Zack Mosley
Inks:
Zack Mosley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Smilin' Jack; Jill Martin; Dixie Lee; Cotton Lee; Baron Bloodsoe; Slitz; Teekeela
Synopsis:
Cotton Lee wrecks Jack's plane and Jack gets his pilot's license revoked. Jack's sister has a crush on Cotton and Jack needs to find a way to get her away to private school. When the sultry Teekeela offers him a job in Mexico flying gold, it seems like an answer to his problems. When he gets to Mexico he learns the true nature of the cargo he is flying.
Reprints:
  • United States from Popular Comics (Dell, 1936 series) #63 (May 1941)
  • which is reprinted
    • from Smilin' Jack daily (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937.11.xx - 1937.12.13
  • from Smilin' Jack (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

Indexer Notes

Story starts on the inside front cover in black, red, and white.

["Well, Jack--You may know too much--but..."] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Zack Mosley
Pencils:
Zack Mosley
Inks:
Zack Mosley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Smilin' Jack; Jill Martin; Dixie Lee; Cotton Lee; Baron Bloodsoe; Slitz; Teekeela; Old Man Mose
Synopsis:
Jack refuses to smuggle munitions for Baron Bloodsoe. The Baron decides to have Jack pushed out of a plane without a parachute. However, when the henchman Slitz pushes Jack out the door, Jack grabs him and they both glide down on Slitz's parachute. Jack makes his way back to the States where he finds an old man who can clear Jack of the charges that cost him his pilot's license. Jack gets a job with the border patrol. Meanwhile the Baron has plans to hijack a $200,000 stratosphere airliner in order to smuggle aliens into the United States.
Reprints:
  • from Smilin' Jack (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

["The oxygen supply is great in this sealed cabin"] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Zack Mosley
Pencils:
Zack Mosley
Inks:
Zack Mosley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Smilin' Jack; Dixie Lee; Baron Bloodsoe; Slitz; Teekeela
Synopsis:
The Baron and Teekeela use a deadly gas to kill everyone on a stratosphere airliner--except for Dixie, who he is smitten with. Jack searches for the Baron's hideout with the border patrol. Dixie finds a way to take photographs of the cockpit instruments when the Baron goes on his next smuggling trip and the camera is found. The photos give the patrol a clue where the Baron's hideout is. The patrol finds the hideout, but the Baron takes off in the airliner and drops a bomb on his hideout, trapping Dixie inside.
Reprints:

["Cotton, won't you please try to find a job"] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Zack Mosley
Pencils:
Zack Mosley
Inks:
Zack Mosley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Smilin' Jack; Jill Martin; Dixie Lee; Cotton Lee; Baron Bloodsoe; Slitz; Teekeela
Synopsis:
Dixie comes home to find that Cotton, who had eloped with Jack's sister Jill, has left her. Lured by promises of easy money, Cotton gets a job as a pilot for the Baron. When the Baron's plane is spotted by the border patrol, the human "cargo" is dumped to remove any evidence. Jack uses a special pressure suit to fly high enough to intercept the airliner. He strafes the airline with a machine gun, setting the engines on fire.
Reprints:

["Slitz! A motor's on fire! Get out the parachutes..."] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Zack Mosley
Pencils:
Zack Mosley
Inks:
Zack Mosley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Smilin' Jack; Jill Martin; Dixie Lee; Cotton Lee; Baron Bloodsoe; Slitz; Teekeela
Synopsis:
Cotton is deserted by the smugglers, but he manages to ride the plane down and survive. Jack lands in his plane, but Cotton tricks him and steals his plane and returns to the gang's hideout. Jack eventually tracks him to the hideout and gets the drop on the gang. Cotton tries to escape and in chasing him Jack accidentally shoots him.
Reprints:

["How can I ever face Dixie and Jill again!!"] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Zack Mosley
Pencils:
Zack Mosley
Inks:
Zack Mosley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Smilin' Jack; Jill Martin; Dixie Lee; Baron Bloodsoe; Slitz; Teekeela; Rufus; Dr. Gordon Medic
Synopsis:
Jack returns with the smugglers, but is spurned by Dixie and Jill when they learn he was the one who killed Cotton. He tries to get the scar on his face fixed, but the doctor is in love with Dixie, and finds out on the operating table that Jack wants to get Dixie back.
Reprints:
  • United States from Popular Comics (Dell, 1936 series) #68 (October 1941)
  • which is reprinted
    • from Smilin' Jack daily (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937.xx.xx
    • from Smilin' Jack daily (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.xx.xx
Keywords:
soap opera

["Oh, Dixie---You've made me the happiest person..."] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Zack Mosley
Pencils:
Zack Mosley
Inks:
Zack Mosley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Smilin' Jack; Dixie Lee; Dr. Gordon Medic; Rufus
Synopsis:
While recuperating from the surgery, Jack finds out that Dr. Medic is madly in love with Dixie. Later Dixie tells Jack that she's going to marry the doctor. Trying to forget her, Jack accepts a job as a test pilot for the X-13. Later, Jack is best man at Dr. Medic's and Dixie's wedding.
Reprints:
Keywords:
soap opera

["Jack, I'm shore sorry Dixie got wed!"] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Zack Mosley
Pencils:
Zack Mosley
Inks:
Zack Mosley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Smilin' Jack; Rufus; Gale Gibson; Happy Hill; Bunny Wing; Gull Wing
Synopsis:
Jack takes a job as a test pilot to forget women; but is instantly the target of two women's affection. Jack takes the X-13 on a test flight, but blacks out during a 9-G power dive.
Reprints:
  • from Smilin' Jack (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

["Oh, Happy---What's wrong? Jack's plane is in a crazy dive!"] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Zack Mosley
Pencils:
Zack Mosley
Inks:
Zack Mosley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Smilin' Jack; Gale Gibson; Happy Hill; Bunny Wing; Gull Wing
Synopsis:
Jack recovers from blacking out in the test flight and pulls out of the power dive safely. Jack is going to do one more test flight, but that night saboteurs rig a bomb into the plane. Both Gale and Bunny try to get Jack to give the flight to another pilot, but he refuses. Jack is abducted and Happy Hill is given the flight. The bomb goes off, but Hill manages to get free of the wreckage. He parachutes down, but hits hard and is badly injured. Jack tries to figure out who the saboteur is.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues on the inside back cover in black, red, and white and concludes on the back cover in color.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smilin' Jack
  2. 1. ["I'm in love - I met the dashingest aviator today"]
    Smilin' Jack
  3. 2. ["Well, Jack--You may know too much--but..."]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. ["The oxygen supply is great in this sealed cabin"]
    Smilin' Jack
  5. 4. ["Cotton, won't you please try to find a job"]
    Smilin' Jack
  6. 5. ["Slitz! A motor's on fire! Get out the parachutes..."]
    Smilin' Jack
  7. 6. ["How can I ever face Dixie and Jill again!!"]
    Smilin' Jack
  8. 7. ["Oh, Dixie---You've made me the happiest person..."]
    Smilin' Jack
  9. 8. ["Jack, I'm shore sorry Dixie got wed!"]
    Smilin' Jack
  10. 9. ["Oh, Happy---What's wrong? Jack's plane is in a crazy dive!"]
    Smilin' Jack
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