(September 1938)

Dell, 1937 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
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); J. Fred Henry (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

["Boy! What a springboard!!"] (Table of Contents)

Clancy the Cop / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clancy the Cop

["Whadda ya know about the sea, ya little shrimp?"] (Table of Contents)

S'matter, Pop? / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Payne ?
Inks:
Charles Payne ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ambrose
Reprints:
  • from S'matter, Pop? newspaper strip (The Bell Syndicate) ?

["On the way back to the ranch"] (Table of Contents)

Ted Strong / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Carreno (credited)
Inks:
Al Carreno (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Ted Strong; Dud; Dynamo; Jack Baldwin; Josie Baldwin; Sheriff Tom Drake
Reprints:
  • from Ted Strong Sunday (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.) 1935

Salesman Sam Just Lost Another Sale (Table of Contents)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
C. D. Small
Inks:
C. D. Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sam Howdy
Reprints:
  • from Salesman Sam daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1935.01.18

Indexer Notes

Original strip was credited to and signed by Small, but information was removed in reprint.

Even-Stephen! (Table of Contents)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
C. D. Small [as Small] (signed)
Inks:
C. D. Small [as Small] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sam Howdy
Reprints:
  • from Salesman Sam daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1935.01.19

["Kit, let's hit the trail"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Tex O'Reilly (credited)
Pencils:
Jack Warren [as J.A.W.] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Warren [as J.A.W.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Pecos Bill; Kit Carson
Reprints:
  • from Pecos Bill daily (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.) 1937

Pull Together, Boys! (Table of Contents)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
C. D. Small
Inks:
C. D. Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sam Howdy; E. Duzzem
Reprints:
  • from Salesman Sam daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1935.01.16

Indexer Notes

Original strip was credited to and signed by Small, but information was removed in reprint.

It's All His Fault! (Table of Contents)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
C. D. Small
Inks:
C. D. Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sam Howdy; E. Duzzem
Reprints:
  • from Salesman Sam daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1935.01.17

Indexer Notes

Original strip was credited to and signed by Small, but information was removed in reprint.

["Hey Chief - how do I blow my nose??"] (Table of Contents)

Stop Look Laff / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fallon (signed)
Pencils:
Fallon (signed)
Inks:
Fallon (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Six single panel cartoons.

The Expert; The Freighter; The Rider's Cramp!; The Cyclone (Table of Contents)

Cowboy Comics / 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 Cowboy Comics daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1937

Indexer Notes

Four single panel cartoons.

["Hey, Sammy, Momma wants you to go to the store for some eggs!!"] (Table of Contents)

My Big Brudder / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tack Knight [as "Tack" Knight] (credited)
Pencils:
Tack Knight [as "Tack" Knight] (credited)
Inks:
Tack Knight [as "Tack" Knight] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sammy
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1930 by Dell Publishing Co., Inc.

["What are you reading Steve?"] (Table of Contents)

My Big Brudder / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tack Knight
Pencils:
Tack Knight
Inks:
Tack Knight
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sammy; Steve
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1930 by Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Art similar to prior page, which was credited to Tack Knight.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gags and Giggles / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Courtney Dunkel (credited)
Pencils:
Courtney Dunkel (credited)
Inks:
Courtney Dunkel (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Six single panel cartoons.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

A Page for Little Artists / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
A. W. Nugent (credited)
Pencils:
A. W. Nugent (credited)
Inks:
A. W. Nugent (credited)
Letters:
?

["Paul Jones was so successful in eluding the vigilant frigates"] (Table of Contents)

Decks A'wash / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Augustus Robinson [as Augustus J. Robinson] (credited)
Pencils:
Augustus Robinson [as Augustus J. Robinson] (credited)
Inks:
Augustus Robinson [as Augustus J. Robinson] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
history; military
Characters:
John Paul Jones
Reprints:
  • from Decks A'wash newspaper strip (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.) 1936

["Heaving the lead!"] (Table of Contents)

Sailors' Knots and Seaman's Ways / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Augustus Robinson [as Robinson] (signed)
Pencils:
Augustus Robinson [as Robinson] (signed)
Inks:
Augustus Robinson [as Robinson] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

["It's no go, boys"] (Table of Contents)

Bill and Davey / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
James McCague [as James P. McCague] (credited)
Inks:
James McCague [as James P. McCague] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bill Bilson; Captain Lash; Davey; Dreary; Miss Trew; Pedro; Tuan
Keywords:
The Lady May

Idea (Table of Contents)

Li'l Firewater / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Fallon (credited)
Inks:
Norman Fallon (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Li'l Firewater

How to Make the "Balsa Bullet" (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["We must find water, Taro."] (Table of Contents)

Rod Rian of the Sky Police / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul H. Jepson (signed)
Pencils:
Paul H. Jepson (signed)
Inks:
Paul H. Jepson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rod Rian; Andres; Chan; Commandant Elmus; Karin; Taro; Unicors
Reprints:
  • from Rod Rian of the Sky Police newspaper strip (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.) ?
Keywords:
telurium

["Don't worry to much highness"] (Table of Contents)

Gordon Fife and the Boy King / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Moore (credited)
Pencils:
Carl Pfeufer (credited)
Inks:
Carl Pfeufer (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Gordon Fife; Baltos [Count Baltha]; Carol; Nicky [Nicholas]; Rognal
Reprints:
  • from Gordon Fife and the Boy King newspaper strip (Watkins Syndicate) ?

It Makes a Lot of Difference (Table of Contents)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
C. D. Small
Pencils:
C. D. Small
Inks:
C. D. Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sam Howdy
Reprints:
  • from Salesman Sam daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1935.01.23

Indexer Notes

Original strip was credited to and signed by Small, but information was removed in reprint.

She Needs Plenty! (Table of Contents)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
C. D. Small
Pencils:
C. D. Small
Inks:
C. D. Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sam Howdy; Mrs. Zuptf
Reprints:
  • from Salesman Sam daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1935.01.24

Indexer Notes

Original strip was credited to and signed by Small, but information was removed in reprint.

50 Big Ca$h Prizes and Two Swell Bicycles! (Table of Contents)

The Comics Contest / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Riders of the Rockies (Table of Contents)

Tex Ritter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Fallon (credited)
Inks:
Norman Fallon (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tex Rand; Captain Hayes; Captain Mendoza; Doc Thornton; Hickson; Louise Stanley; Mr. Walker; Pee Wee McDougal [also as Holt]; White Flash (a horse); Butch Regan (villain); Jeff Jeffries (villain)
Keywords:
Arizona Rangers

Indexer Notes

Adaptation of the 1937 movie Riders of the Rockies.

["She's caught on a bush about twenty feet down."] (Table of Contents)

The Enchanted Stone / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Adolphe Barreaux (credited)
Pencils:
Adolphe Barreaux (credited)
Inks:
Adolphe Barreaux (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Meg; Mickey; Sun
Reprints:
  • from The Enchanted Stone newspaper strip (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.) ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Comics Crossword Puzzle Page / activity / 1.15 pages (report information)

Script:
Raynell Godfrey; Miller Laud, Jr.
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Crossword puzzles contributed by Raynell Godfrey and Miller Laud, Jr.

[Duck Hunting] (Table of Contents)

Bachelor Bowers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Courtney Dunkel (signed)
Pencils:
Courtney Dunkel (signed)
Inks:
Courtney Dunkel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bachelor Bowers

["Aw, goodness --- the poor little puppy"] (Table of Contents)

Deadwood Gulch / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Boody Rogers ?
Pencils:
Boody Rogers [as Gordon Rogers] (credited)
Inks:
Boody Rogers [as Gordon Rogers] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jack; Pete; Rover (a dog)

["Eight of the first nine Presidents"] (Table of Contents)

It's the Truth! / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Walter Galli (signed)
Pencils:
Walter Galli (signed)
Inks:
Walter Galli (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Uncle Sam

Snubbin' Post (Table of Contents)

Cowboy and Indian Lore / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

["Charlie's machine gun fails him"] (Table of Contents)

Cap'n Cloud / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Weinstein (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Weinstein (signed)
Inks:
Robert Weinstein (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cap'n Cloud; Charlie
Reprints:
  • from Cap'n Cloud Sunday (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.) ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Comic Puzzles / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
A. W. Nugent (credited)
Pencils:
A. W. Nugent (credited)
Inks:
A. W. Nugent (credited)
Letters:
?

["Hey! You're the one who robbed the Bing Street Bank last night!"] (Table of Contents)

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 0.85 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Victor Pazmiño [as VEP] (signed)
Inks:
Victor Pazmiño [as VEP] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clancy the Cop

Indexer Notes

Bottom of page includes crossword puzzles solutions.

Victorious Valor (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
James B. McLean (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bill Boyle; Johnny Valor
Keywords:
fur smugglers

Oh, Well That's Different? (Table of Contents)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
C. D. Small
Pencils:
C. D. Small
Inks:
C. D. Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sam Howdy
Reprints:
  • from Salesman Sam daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1935.01.21

Indexer Notes

Original strip was credited to and signed by Small, but information was removed in reprint.

That's Telling Him! (Table of Contents)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
C. D. Small
Pencils:
C. D. Small
Inks:
C. D. Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sam Howdy; Otto
Reprints:
  • from Salesman Sam daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1935.01.22

Indexer Notes

Original strip was credited to and signed by Small, but information was removed in reprint.

["Interiors of buildings (1893 issue)"] (Table of Contents)

The Comics Stamp Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Montgomery Mulford (director)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

The Story of the Stuttering Stick-Up Artist (Table of Contents)

Man-Hunt, a True F.B.I. Story / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Don Ramey; Laurine Foster; Louis Colombo (villain)

Read Popular Comics, the Funnies and the Comics for Real Fun (Table of Contents)

Dell / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Same 1/3 page promo was used on 3 different pages.

Chas. Grimm (Table of Contents)

Headliners / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stookie Allen (signed)
Inks:
Stookie Allen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; sports
Characters:
Charles Grimm; Dizzy Dean
Keywords:
baseball; Chicago Cubs

The Country Bumpkins; The Homicide Squad; The Rapid Transit; The Lady and the Roughnecks (Table of Contents)

Cowboy Comics / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Cowboy Comics daily (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Four single panel cartoons.

Paul Charles (Table of Contents)

Thrill-Hunters / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stookie Allen (signed)
Inks:
Stookie Allen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Paul Charles

Catcher (Table of Contents)

Be a Big Leaguer / text article / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Cronin (signed)
Inks:
Ed Cronin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; sports
Keywords:
baseball

["Maw, gimme a dime to go to the movies!"] (Table of Contents)

S'matter, Pop? / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Payne [as Payne] (credited)
Inks:
Charles Payne [as Payne] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from S'matter, Pop? newspaper strip (The Bell Syndicate) ?

["Buffalo Bill"] (Table of Contents)

It's the Truth! / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Walter Galli (signed)
Pencils:
Walter Galli (signed)
Inks:
Walter Galli (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Buffalo Bill; Augusta Kienast

Follow the Adventures of Your Comic Favorites in These Four New Fast-Action Books (Table of Contents)

Dell / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Boy! What a springboard!!"]
    Clancy the Cop
  2. 1. ["Whadda ya know about the sea, ya little shrimp?"]
    S'matter, Pop?
  3. 2. ["On the way back to the ranch"]
    Ted Strong
  4. 3. Salesman Sam Just Lost Another Sale
    Salesman Sam
  5. 4. Even-Stephen!
    Salesman Sam
  6. 5. ["Kit, let's hit the trail"]
    Pecos Bill
  7. 6. Pull Together, Boys!
    Salesman Sam
  8. 7. It's All His Fault!
    Salesman Sam
  9. 8. ["Hey Chief - how do I blow my nose??"]
    Stop Look Laff
  10. 9. The Expert; The Freighter; The Rider's Cramp!; The Cyclone
    Cowboy Comics
  11. 10. ["Hey, Sammy, Momma wants you to go to the store for some eggs!!"]
    My Big Brudder
  12. 11. ["What are you reading Steve?"]
    My Big Brudder
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Gags and Giggles
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    A Page for Little Artists
  15. 14. ["Paul Jones was so successful in eluding the vigilant frigates"]
    Decks A'wash
  16. 15. ["Heaving the lead!"]
    Sailors' Knots and Seaman's Ways
  17. 16. ["It's no go, boys"]
    Bill and Davey
  18. 17. Idea
    Li'l Firewater
  19. 18. How to Make the "Balsa Bullet"
  20. 19. ["We must find water, Taro."]
    Rod Rian of the Sky Police
  21. 20. ["Don't worry to much highness"]
    Gordon Fife and the Boy King
  22. 21. It Makes a Lot of Difference
    Salesman Sam
  23. 22. She Needs Plenty!
    Salesman Sam
  24. 23. 50 Big Ca$h Prizes and Two Swell Bicycles!
    The Comics Contest
  25. 24. Riders of the Rockies
    Tex Ritter
  26. 25. ["She's caught on a bush about twenty feet down."]
    The Enchanted Stone
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    The Comics Crossword Puzzle Page
  28. 27. [Duck Hunting]
    Bachelor Bowers
  29. 28. ["Aw, goodness --- the poor little puppy"]
    Deadwood Gulch
  30. 29. ["Eight of the first nine Presidents"]
    It's the Truth!
  31. 30. Snubbin' Post
    Cowboy and Indian Lore
  32. 31. ["Charlie's machine gun fails him"]
    Cap'n Cloud
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Comic Puzzles
  34. 33. ["Hey! You're the one who robbed the Bing Street Bank last night!"]
    Clancy the Cop
  35. 34. Victorious Valor
  36. 35. Oh, Well That's Different?
    Salesman Sam
  37. 36. That's Telling Him!
    Salesman Sam
  38. 37. ["Interiors of buildings (1893 issue)"]
    The Comics Stamp Club
  39. 38. The Story of the Stuttering Stick-Up Artist
    Man-Hunt, a True F.B.I. Story
  40. 39. Read Popular Comics, the Funnies and the Comics for Real Fun
    Dell
  41. 40. Chas. Grimm
    Headliners
  42. 41. The Country Bumpkins; The Homicide Squad; The Rapid Transit; The Lady and the Roughnecks
    Cowboy Comics
  43. 42. Paul Charles
    Thrill-Hunters
  44. 43. Catcher
    Be a Big Leaguer
  45. 44. ["Maw, gimme a dime to go to the movies!"]
    S'matter, Pop?
  46. 45. ["Buffalo Bill"]
    It's the Truth!
  47. 46. Follow the Adventures of Your Comic Favorites in These Four New Fast-Action Books
    Dell
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