(March 1937)

Dell, 1937 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Wash Tubbs

["Human touch cannot distinguish frozen mercury from red hot iron"] (Table of Contents)

You Wouldn't Believe It / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Hix (signed)
Pencils:
John Hix (signed)
Inks:
John Hix (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Betsy Anna
Reprints:
  • from Strange as It Seems daily (McClure Newspaper Syndicate) ?

Indexer Notes

"© McClure Newspaper Syndicate"
On inside front cover.

["Hidy, boys, how's everything in Turtle Creek?"] (Table of Contents)

Wash Tubbs / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Crane (credited)
Pencils:
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks:
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wash Tubbs; Bud; Captain Easy; Joe Picket; Willie Zarat (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Wash Tubbs daily (NEA Service, Inc.) ?
Keywords:
El Hoyo

["Listen, honey- no dick'll ever beat me to the draw"] (Table of Contents)

In the Name of the Law / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Officer Frederick Hirsch (death); Billie Dunn (villain); Fats Durlinger (villain); Two-Gun Crowley [Francis Crowley] (villain)
Keywords:
Nassau County

Indexer Notes

Story was adapted from the 1937 Whitman Publishing Big Little Book "In the Name of the Law", which was written by William Engle and illustrated by Henry E. Vallely.

No Sale; The Cold Shoulder; The Close Relation; The Dawn Rusher (Table of Contents)

Cowboy Comics Out Our Way / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
J. R. Williams (signed)
Pencils:
J. R. Williams (signed)
Inks:
J. R. Williams (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Reprints:
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc.) xxxx.12.xx
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc.) xxxx.12.17
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc.) xxxx.04.08
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc.) xxxx.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

4 single panel cartoons.

["Oh, boy, it sure smells good!"] (Table of Contents)

Sombrero Pete / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sombrero Pete; Don Buena; Senorita Angeles; Pinto (a dog); Black Diablos Gang (villains)
Keywords:
Mexico

Indexer Notes

Story was adapted from the 1936 Whitman Publishing Big Little Book "Sombrero Pete", which was written and illustrated by Morton H. Cowen.

Gunfighter's Range (Table of Contents)

Tom Mix / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tom Mix; Tony (a horse); Steve; Ted Barton

Indexer Notes

Story may have been adapted from one of the Tom Mix Whitman Publishing Big Little Books.

Contact Telegraphy (Table of Contents)

Magic! / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sandini (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Boy Martyr of Costa Rica; Slave Who Defied the Foreign Legion (Table of Contents)

Adventure Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Isidore Klein [as I. S. Klein] (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:
  • from Adventure Stamps Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1936.05.24
  • from Adventure Stamps Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1936.05.31

Indexer Notes

Page includes 2 strips plus some stamp advertisements.

["Gold! Gold!"] (Table of Contents)

Erik Noble and the Forty-Niners / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Erik Noble; Cyclone Kenny; Monte Miller; Van Zelm
Keywords:
gold rush

Indexer Notes

Story was adapted from the 1934 Whitman Publishing Big Little Book "Erik Noble and the Forty-Niners", which was written by Lloyd E. Smith and illustrated by B. McNaughton. Art has been modified, but it is similar to the original artist.

Lone Marshal and the Border Rustlers (Table of Contents)

Lone Marshal / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Marshal; Lobo (a horse); Dad Cordell; Mary Cordell; Tim Crawford; Vajo; Dan Russell (villain); Klem Russell (villain)

["It's time to move!"] (Table of Contents)

Tom Beatty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Tom Beatty; Gerald Dale; Herman; Jerry (villain); Scar Corvin (villain); Spike (villain)
Keywords:
kidnapping

Indexer Notes

Story may have been adapted from one of the Tom Beatty Whitman Publishing Big Little Books.

["The West is the place, Nancy"] (Table of Contents)

Prairie Bill / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Prairie Bill Gardner; Ben Howell; Dan Farley; Louis De Monte; Nancy Howell; Ricardo

Indexer Notes

Story was adapted from the 1934 Whitman Publishing Big Little Book "Prairie Bill and the Covered Wagon", which was written by G. P. Alkire and illustrated by Hal Arbo.

[OH-1] (Table of Contents)

Model Plane / activity / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation

["A man left a note for you, sir!"] (Table of Contents)

G-Man Jim / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
G-Man Jim; Ellen Swan; Joseph; Officer Grogan; Officer Weiss; Scar Baldwin; The Masked Czar (villain)
Keywords:
kidnapping

Indexer Notes

Story may have been adapted from one of the G-Man Whitman Publishing Big Little Books.

Heroes are Made-Not Born; Water Tight; Old Faithful (Table of Contents)

Cowboy Comics Out Our Way / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
J. R. Williams (signed)
Pencils:
J. R. Williams (signed)
Inks:
J. R. Williams (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Reprints:
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc.) xxxx.11.05
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc.) xxxx.10.15
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc.) xxxx.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

4 single panel cartoons.

["Hustle on, boy!"] (Table of Contents)

Arizona Kid / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Arizona Kid

Indexer Notes

Story was adapted from the 1936 Whitman Publishing Big Little Book "The Arizona Kid on the Bandit Trail", which was written by Peter K. Maple and illustrated by Hal Arbo.

["So you remembered about a certain crested ring you had!"] (Table of Contents)

Myra North, Special Nurse / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Thompson (credited)
Pencils:
Charles Coll (signed)
Inks:
Charles Coll (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; medical
Characters:
Myra North; Curly [Prince Adrian]; Colonel Zoria (villain); Rosan (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Myra North, Special Nurse Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1936.08.09
  • from Myra North, Special Nurse Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1936.08.16
  • from Myra North, Special Nurse Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1936.08.23
  • from Myra North, Special Nurse Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1936.08.30

Indexer Notes

"© 1936 by NEA Service, Inc."

The Hide Away; The Dead March (Table of Contents)

Cowboy Comics Out Our Way / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
J. R. Williams (signed)
Pencils:
J. R. Williams (signed)
Inks:
J. R. Williams (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Reprints:
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc.) xxxx.08.20
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc.) xxxx.07.09

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

Hey Fellows! (Table of Contents)

Hecker Products Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Ford of the Foreign Legion [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Ford; Lt. Louis Poiret

["That fellow in compartment six sure has a heavy bag!"] (Table of Contents)

Flying the Sky Clipper / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Chuck Carson; Jarvis; Sparks; Winsie Atkins; Mr. Kent (villain)
Keywords:
Sky Clipper

Indexer Notes

Story was adapted from the 1936 Whitman Publishing Big Little Book "Flying the Sky Clipper with Winsie Atkins", which was written and illustrated by Dougal Lee.

["Ain't no sheriff alive kin tell me an Bill what to do!"] (Table of Contents)

The Shooting Sheriff / comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sheriff Terry Dean; Mayor Miller; Sheriff Whitney (death); Ben Thompson (villain); Bill Thompson (villain)
Keywords:
Dolan's Saloon; Ellsworth

Indexer Notes

Story was adapted from the 1936 Whitman Publishing Big Little Book "Shooting Sheriffs", which was written by Leon Morgan.

New Pocket Radio (Table of Contents)

Little Giant Radio / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

["Gentlemen, as Minister of War..."] (Table of Contents)

International Spy Featuring Doctor Doom / comic story / 2.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Doctor Doom; Baron De Klabe; Mark Cameron; Roark; Sonia; The Falcon (villain)
Keywords:
Merovia; Returia

Indexer Notes

Story was adapted from one of the "Doctor Doom" Whitman Publishing Big Little Books, which were written by Conrad Vane.

New! Pocket Radio (Table of Contents)

Tinytone Radio / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Coast Guard and the Rajah's Ransom (Table of Contents)

Coast Guard / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jerry Minton; Limpy Connors; Pop Berley; Scar-Ear Vint (villain)
Keywords:
U.S. Coast Guard

Indexer Notes

Story may have been adapted from the 1936 Whitman Publishing Big Little Book "S.O.S. Coast Guard", which was written by William Engle and illustrated by Henry E. Vallely.

Talk-Sing-Play (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

Well of the Padres His Living Tomb (Table of Contents)

National Carbon Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
E. P. Lyle III; Mr. Tyson

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Human touch cannot distinguish frozen mercury from red hot iron"]
    You Wouldn't Believe It
  3. 2. ["Hidy, boys, how's everything in Turtle Creek?"]
    Wash Tubbs
  4. 3. ["Listen, honey- no dick'll ever beat me to the draw"]
    In the Name of the Law
  5. 4. No Sale; The Cold Shoulder; The Close Relation; The Dawn Rusher
    Cowboy Comics Out Our Way
  6. 5. ["Oh, boy, it sure smells good!"]
    Sombrero Pete
  7. 6. Gunfighter's Range
    Tom Mix
  8. 7. Contact Telegraphy
    Magic!
  9. 8. Boy Martyr of Costa Rica; Slave Who Defied the Foreign Legion
    Adventure Stamps
  10. 9. ["Gold! Gold!"]
    Erik Noble and the Forty-Niners
  11. 10. Lone Marshal and the Border Rustlers
    Lone Marshal
  12. 11. ["It's time to move!"]
    Tom Beatty
  13. 12. ["The West is the place, Nancy"]
    Prairie Bill
  14. 13. [OH-1]
    Model Plane
  15. 14. ["A man left a note for you, sir!"]
    G-Man Jim
  16. 15. Heroes are Made-Not Born; Water Tight; Old Faithful
    Cowboy Comics Out Our Way
  17. 16. ["Hustle on, boy!"]
    Arizona Kid
  18. 17. ["So you remembered about a certain crested ring you had!"]
    Myra North, Special Nurse
  19. 18. The Hide Away; The Dead March
    Cowboy Comics Out Our Way
  20. 19. Hey Fellows!
    Hecker Products Corp.
  21. 20. Ford of the Foreign Legion [Part 1]
  22. 21. ["That fellow in compartment six sure has a heavy bag!"]
    Flying the Sky Clipper
  23. 22. ["Ain't no sheriff alive kin tell me an Bill what to do!"]
    The Shooting Sheriff
  24. 23. New Pocket Radio
    Little Giant Radio
  25. 24. ["Gentlemen, as Minister of War..."]
    International Spy Featuring Doctor Doom
  26. 25. New! Pocket Radio
    Tinytone Radio
  27. 26. Coast Guard and the Rajah's Ransom
    Coast Guard
  28. 27. Talk-Sing-Play
    Johnson Smith & Company
  29. 28. Well of the Padres His Living Tomb
    National Carbon Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tim Cotrill
  • Steven Rowe