(December 1940)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1940
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
George T. Delacorte, Jr. [as G. T. Delacorte, Jr.] (president); Helen Meyer [as H. Meyer] (vice-president); Margarita Delacorte (secretary)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1940 by Dell Publishing Co., Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Martan the Marvel Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
E. C. Stoner (signed)
Inks:
E. C. Stoner (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Martan; Vana

Win a Bike Radio! (Table of Contents)

Popular Comics Contest / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Hugh Herbert (photo)

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black, white and red.

["At 9 p.m. the doorbell rings in Tim Brant's apartment"] (Table of Contents)

The Voice / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Chambers (credited)
Inks:
Jim Chambers (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Voice [Tim Brant]; Professor Bert Wilson; Fred Newman; Karl (villain); Erik (villain)

["'Smart guy' Howard Sawyer"] (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Erwin L. Hess (signed)
Inks:
Erwin L. Hess (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Sally Jones; Mr. Baumann; Spatz [Bud Hogan] (villain); Howard Sawyer (villain)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

The Colossal All-Electric Erector (Table of Contents)

The A. C. Gilbert Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Hedge Hopping Yank (Table of Contents)

War Bird's Series / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Allen Blane (credited)
Pencils:
Hal Bittner [as HB] (signed)
Inks:
Hal Bittner [as HB] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Officer Click Kendall; Snake [Lt. Bill Slater]; Major Willis; Brownell

["God bless America!"] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Hormone / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Bugg [as Bob Bugg] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Bugg [as Bob Bugg] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Hormone; Jane [also as Janey]; Mr. Zinovieff; Mr. Knutson; Mr. Stedinius; The Fleamen; Kurt (villain); Von Moltke (villain); The Nazians (villain)

["So it's dynamite ye want"] (Table of Contents)

The Hurricane Kids / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert Hartje (signed)
Pencils:
Will Ely (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Omu; Captain Bill Brady; Maya; Bully Blackbeard

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1940, by R. S. Callender.

["The Shonto dam?"] (Table of Contents)

The Masked Pilot / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Jenney (credited)
Pencils:
Bob Jenney (credited)
Inks:
Bob Jenney (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
The Masked Pilot; Tom; Franz (villain, death); Rudolph (villain); Obermaster (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1940 by R. S. Callender.

["Football time at Elmhurst College and the big game with Buxton is only three days away."] (Table of Contents)

Wally Williams, American Boy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Victor Boni (credited)
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (credited)
Inks:
Tom Hickey (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Wally Williams; Arlene; Coach Harrigan; Gramps; Ted Jackson; Buck (villain); Louis Scarlotti (villain)

["Echo Canyon"] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[Stamps] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["I will now give the American some real target practice."] (Table of Contents)

The Sky Hawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Turner (credited)
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (credited)
Inks:
Tom Hickey (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Storm Allen; Lucky Lane; Buzz Magee; Commander Kerry; Nichi Koto (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1940, by R. S. Callender.

["Below us lies the whole first army of Virginia"] (Table of Contents)

Martan the Marvel Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
G. Ellerbrock (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Martan; Vana; General Pelton; Dr. Burgess; The Spacemen (villains)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1940, by R. S. Callender.

Make Your Own Records! (Table of Contents)

Johnson Smith & Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover in black, white and red.

I'll Help You Get a Daisy for Christmas (Table of Contents)

Red Ryder; Daisy Manufacturing Company; Red Ryder / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo); ?
Inks:
? (photo); ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Martan the Marvel Man
  2. 1. Win a Bike Radio!
    Popular Comics Contest
  3. 2. ["At 9 p.m. the doorbell rings in Tim Brant's apartment"]
    The Voice
  4. 3. ["'Smart guy' Howard Sawyer"]
    Gang Busters
  5. 4. The Colossal All-Electric Erector
    The A. C. Gilbert Co.
  6. 5. Hedge Hopping Yank
    War Bird's Series
  7. 6. ["God bless America!"]
    Dr. Hormone
  8. 7. ["So it's dynamite ye want"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  9. 8. ["The Shonto dam?"]
    The Masked Pilot
  10. 9. ["Football time at Elmhurst College and the big game with Buxton is only three days away."]
    Wally Williams, American Boy
  11. 10. ["Echo Canyon"]
  12. 11. [Stamps]
  13. 12. ["I will now give the American some real target practice."]
    The Sky Hawk
  14. 13. ["Below us lies the whole first army of Virginia"]
    Martan the Marvel Man
  15. 14. Make Your Own Records!
    Johnson Smith & Company
  16. 15. I'll Help You Get a Daisy for Christmas
    Red Ryder; Daisy Manufacturing Company; Red Ryder
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  • Gregory Fischer
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