(October 1936)

Dell, 1936 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:
Full Color & Some Black & White
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)

Our Boarding House with Major Hoople / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Major Hoople

["Of all the scary goofs..."] (Table of Contents)

The Worry Wart / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J. R. Williams
Inks:
J. R. Williams
Colors:
? (red tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
children

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover. Actually four single panel gags titled: "Seconding the Motion," "The Rub-Off," "Oh, That's Different," and "Heroes Are Made Not Born."

["I've picked up these two out of town papers..."] (Table of Contents)

Dan Dunn, Secret Operative 48 / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Marsh
Pencils:
Norman Marsh
Inks:
Norman Marsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy

["Quack, quack! Did your uncle, the one they shot..."] (Table of Contents)

Mutt & Jeff / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Bud Fisher
Pencils:
Bud Fisher
Inks:
Bud Fisher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[Baby - Angel or Devil?] (Table of Contents)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Bud Fisher
Pencils:
Bud Fisher
Inks:
Bud Fisher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["What do they mean by going off the gold standard..."] (Table of Contents)

Reg'lar Fellers / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Byrnes
Pencils:
Gene Byrnes
Inks:
Gene Byrnes
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

["There's the haunted house!"] (Table of Contents)

Daisybelle / comic story / 0.4 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Byrnes
Pencils:
Gene Byrnes
Inks:
Gene Byrnes
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

[The Great Ant-Eater & The Skunk] (Table of Contents)

This Curious World / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
William Ferguson
Pencils:
William Ferguson
Inks:
William Ferguson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; animal

["Here are two "catches"..."] (Table of Contents)

Home Magic / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
A. W. Nugent
Pencils:
A. W. Nugent
Inks:
A. W. Nugent
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

["Dern! There's Jim in there..."] (Table of Contents)

Boots / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Edgar Everett Martin
Pencils:
Edgar Everett Martin
Inks:
Edgar Everett Martin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["We left Taggart parachuting down..."] (Table of Contents)

Tailspin Tommy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Hal Forrest
Pencils:
Hal Forrest
Inks:
Hal Forrest
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation

Indexer Notes

Each page has a Tailspin Tommy Flying Club strip on the bottom with instructional data on flying planes.

["Would you like to see my new dance?"] (Table of Contents)

Flapper Fanny / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Gladys Parker
Pencils:
Gladys Parker
Inks:
Gladys Parker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children

Practice Makes Perfect (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

["You say Uncle Filbert has invented a way..."] (Table of Contents)

The Nut Bros. / comic story / 0.16 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Aherne
Pencils:
Gene Aherne
Inks:
Gene Aherne
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Carry your trunk?"] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Blotto / cartoon / 0.04 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Aherne
Pencils:
Gene Aherne
Inks:
Gene Aherne
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Hey, Alvin, run out and get your Dutch uncle a toothpick!"] (Table of Contents)

Our Boarding House with Major Hoople / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Aherne
Pencils:
Gene Aherne
Inks:
Gene Aherne
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Shorty, Pete drove t'town..."] (Table of Contents)

Bronc Peeler and Coyote Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Harman
Pencils:
Fred Harman
Inks:
Fred Harman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

["Th' whole blame country has a hero complex..."] (Table of Contents)

On the Range / text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Harman
Pencils:
Fred Harman
Inks:
Fred Harman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

["Myra North, special nurse, while attending a man who was shot..."] (Table of Contents)

Myra North, Special Nurse / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Thompson
Pencils:
Charles Coll
Inks:
Charles Coll
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama

["Pass these boys right in!"] (Table of Contents)

Reg'lar Fellers / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Byrnes
Pencils:
Gene Byrnes
Inks:
Gene Byrnes
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

["What's your name?"] (Table of Contents)

Daisybelle / comic story / 0.4 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Byrnes
Pencils:
Gene Byrnes
Inks:
Gene Byrnes
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children

["Uncle Filbert suggested we give over this space..."] (Table of Contents)

The Nut Bros. / comic story / 0.16 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Aherne
Pencils:
Gene Aherne
Inks:
Gene Aherne
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Have a heart, officer..."] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Blotto / cartoon / 0.04 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Aherne
Pencils:
Gene Aherne
Inks:
Gene Byrnes
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Look, Uncle Amos!"] (Table of Contents)

Our Boarding House with Major Hoople / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Aherne
Pencils:
Gene Aherne
Inks:
Gene Aherne
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Oboy! At last!"] (Table of Contents)

Otto Honk / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bela Zaboly
Inks:
Bela Zaboly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Breakfast is nearly ready..."] (Table of Contents)

Out Our Way / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
J. R. Williams
Pencils:
J. R. Williams
Inks:
J. R. Williams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Wee Coppy's heart was standing still..."] (Table of Contents)

The Tiny Mites / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Hal Cochran
Pencils:
George Scarbo
Inks:
George Scarbo
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Illustrations in black & white with instruction to "Read the story, then color the pictures." Second page appears between the second Stranger Than Fiction page and the first Herky page.

[King Edward] (Table of Contents)

Stranger Than Fiction / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard W. Thomas
Pencils:
Walter Galli
Inks:
Walter Galli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

["Like rollicking school boys on a holiday vacation..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Crane
Pencils:
Roy Crane
Inks:
Roy Crane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

["Hurry up - Betty..."] (Table of Contents)

Flapper Fanny / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Gladys Parker
Pencils:
Gladys Parker
Inks:
Gladys Parker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Maybe They Better Take the Sign Down (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

"Laugh, Clown, Laugh!" (Table of Contents)

Mutt and Jeff / comic story / 0.7 page (report information)

Script:
Bud Fisher
Pencils:
Bud Fisher
Inks:
Bud Fisher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[A Very Rainy Day] (Table of Contents)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

Script:
Bud Fisher
Pencils:
Bud Fisher
Inks:
Bud Fisher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Now that I've been exiled from Moo..."] (Table of Contents)

Alley Oop / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
V. T. Hamlin
Pencils:
V. T. Hamlin
Inks:
V. T. Hamlin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Includes a "Dinny's Family Album" panel on each page.

["Salty! Hurry..."] (Table of Contents)

Freckles and His Friends / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Merrill Blosser
Pencils:
Merrill Blosser
Inks:
Merrill Blosser
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

[Herdaley Family] (Table of Contents)

Stranger Than Fiction / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard W. Thomas
Pencils:
Walter Galli
Inks:
Walter Galli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

["Vot kind uf ize gream do you got?"] (Table of Contents)

Herky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Clyde Lewis
Pencils:
Clyde Lewis
Inks:
Clyde Lewis
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children

["I ain't gonna pay for no turkey dinner this year."] (Table of Contents)

Otto Honk / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bela Zaboly
Inks:
Bela Zaboly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["I don't know what you'd do without me..."] (Table of Contents)

Out Our Way / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
J. R. Williams
Pencils:
J. R. Williams
Inks:
J. R. Williams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["He's dropped it again!"] (Table of Contents)

A Dog's Life / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Four single panel cartoons, three of which are titled: "The Freshly Varnished Floor," "Envying the Lucky Dog That 'Belongs' to the Butcher," and "The Tip-Off."

Concluding "Death Masquerade" (Table of Contents)

From the Notes of Maj. Cosmo Strange, D.S.O. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Baker
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery

["How far do we have to go, Elmer?"] (Table of Contents)

Ben Webster's Page / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jay Jerome Williams [as Edwin Alger] (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ben Webster; Briar (a dog); Elmer Avery
Reprints:
  • from Ben Webster's Page Sunday (Bell Syndicate) ?

Indexer Notes

Newspaper strip reprints continued from Popular Comics (Dell, 1936 series) #8.

["Not knowing that they are overheard..."] (Table of Contents)

Tad of the Tanbark / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Moore
Pencils:
Carl Pfeufer
Inks:
Carl Pfeufer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Split over three pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Scissor Sketches / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Moore
Pencils:
Carl Pfeufer
Inks:
Carl Pfeufer
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal

Indexer Notes

Circus animals to cut out and make into small standees. Feature shares top third of three pages with Tad of the Tanbark.

["Simbi rescued from a horrible fate..."] (Table of Contents)

Don Dixon and the Hidden Empire / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Moore
Pencils:
Carl Pfeufer
Inks:
Carl Pfeufer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Spread over three pages.

["Have you seen Shorty...?"] (Table of Contents)

Happy Mulligan / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Contains a racist depiction of an African-American.

["Well, so you finally got us a job..."] (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of 'Sparagus and Chubby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Just wait till you see Andy in action..."] (Table of Contents)

Herky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Clyde Lewis
Pencils:
Clyde Lewis
Inks:
Clyde Lewis
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Everybody's Playmate / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
A. W. Nugent
Pencils:
A. W. Nugent
Inks:
A. W. Nugent
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

"Puzzles, Tricks & Games"

[Toucans & Water Buffalo] (Table of Contents)

This Curious World / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
William Ferguson
Pencils:
William Ferguson
Inks:
William Ferguson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; animal

["What am I lookin' for?"] (Table of Contents)

Mutt and Jeff / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Bud Fisher
Pencils:
Bud Fisher
Inks:
Bud Fisher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[Bubbles] (Table of Contents)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Bud Fisher
Pencils:
Bud Fisher
Inks:
Bud Fisher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["How didja ever get that eye?"] (Table of Contents)

Reg'lar Fellers / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Byrnes
Pencils:
Gene Byrnes
Inks:
Gene Byrnes
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

["It's just too bad, Daisybelle!"] (Table of Contents)

Daisybelle / comic story / 0.4 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Byrnes
Pencils:
Gene Byrnes
Inks:
Gene Byrnes
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children

[Ches Nut Clothes Pressing Co.] (Table of Contents)

The Nut Bros. / comic story / 0.16 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Aherne
Pencils:
Gene Aherne
Inks:
Gene Aherne
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Zz-z-z-buz-z-zog"] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Blotto / cartoon / 0.04 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Aherne
Pencils:
Gene Aherne
Inks:
Gene Aherne
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Egad, I fear I'm a bit late..."] (Table of Contents)

Our Boarding House / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
Gene Aherne
Pencils:
Gene Aherne
Inks:
Gene Aherne
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Stories in Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
I. S. Klein
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

The stories behind three stamps: "Ancient City - New Name." "The Great Marquis," and "The Flying Dutchman."

["Howdy Miss..."] (Table of Contents)

Bronc Peeler and Coyote Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Harman
Pencils:
Fred Harman
Inks:
Fred Harman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier

["Gosh, Martha - My big toe is killing me..."] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Bill / comic story / 0.16 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Harman
Pencils:
Fred Harman
Inks:
Fred Harman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier

Smoke Gets in Your Nose (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

[Popular Comics Ad] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (various)
Inks:
? (various)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for next issue of Popular Comics, on sale September 25th.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Our Boarding House with Major Hoople
  2. 1. ["Of all the scary goofs..."]
    The Worry Wart
  3. 2. ["I've picked up these two out of town papers..."]
    Dan Dunn, Secret Operative 48
  4. 3. ["Quack, quack! Did your uncle, the one they shot..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  5. 4. [Baby - Angel or Devil?]
    Cicero's Cat
  6. 5. ["What do they mean by going off the gold standard..."]
    Reg'lar Fellers
  7. 6. ["There's the haunted house!"]
    Daisybelle
  8. 7. [The Great Ant-Eater & The Skunk]
    This Curious World
  9. 8. ["Here are two "catches"..."]
    Home Magic
  10. 9. ["Dern! There's Jim in there..."]
    Boots
  11. 10. ["We left Taggart parachuting down..."]
    Tailspin Tommy
  12. 11. ["Would you like to see my new dance?"]
    Flapper Fanny
  13. 12. Practice Makes Perfect
    Salesman Sam
  14. 13. ["You say Uncle Filbert has invented a way..."]
    The Nut Bros.
  15. 14. ["Carry your trunk?"]
    Mr. Blotto
  16. 15. ["Hey, Alvin, run out and get your Dutch uncle a toothpick!"]
    Our Boarding House with Major Hoople
  17. 16. ["Shorty, Pete drove t'town..."]
    Bronc Peeler and Coyote Pete
  18. 17. ["Th' whole blame country has a hero complex..."]
    On the Range
  19. 18. ["Myra North, special nurse, while attending a man who was shot..."]
    Myra North, Special Nurse
  20. 19. ["Pass these boys right in!"]
    Reg'lar Fellers
  21. 20. ["What's your name?"]
    Daisybelle
  22. 21. ["Uncle Filbert suggested we give over this space..."]
    The Nut Bros.
  23. 22. ["Have a heart, officer..."]
    Mr. Blotto
  24. 23. ["Look, Uncle Amos!"]
    Our Boarding House with Major Hoople
  25. 24. ["Oboy! At last!"]
    Otto Honk
  26. 25. ["Breakfast is nearly ready..."]
    Out Our Way
  27. 26. ["Wee Coppy's heart was standing still..."]
    The Tiny Mites
  28. 27. [King Edward]
    Stranger Than Fiction
  29. 28. ["Like rollicking school boys on a holiday vacation..."]
    Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune
  30. 29. ["Hurry up - Betty..."]
    Flapper Fanny
  31. 30. Maybe They Better Take the Sign Down
    Salesman Sam
  32. 31. "Laugh, Clown, Laugh!"
    Mutt and Jeff
  33. 32. [A Very Rainy Day]
    Cicero's Cat
  34. 33. ["Now that I've been exiled from Moo..."]
    Alley Oop
  35. 34. ["Salty! Hurry..."]
    Freckles and His Friends
  36. 35. [Herdaley Family]
    Stranger Than Fiction
  37. 36. ["Vot kind uf ize gream do you got?"]
    Herky
  38. 37. ["I ain't gonna pay for no turkey dinner this year."]
    Otto Honk
  39. 38. ["I don't know what you'd do without me..."]
    Out Our Way
  40. 39. ["He's dropped it again!"]
    A Dog's Life
  41. 40. Concluding "Death Masquerade"
    From the Notes of Maj. Cosmo Strange, D.S.O.
  42. 41. ["How far do we have to go, Elmer?"]
    Ben Webster's Page
  43. 42. ["Not knowing that they are overheard..."]
    Tad of the Tanbark
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
    Scissor Sketches
  45. 44. ["Simbi rescued from a horrible fate..."]
    Don Dixon and the Hidden Empire
  46. 45. ["Have you seen Shorty...?"]
    Happy Mulligan
  47. 46. ["Well, so you finally got us a job..."]
    The Adventures of 'Sparagus and Chubby
  48. 47. ["Just wait till you see Andy in action..."]
    Herky
  49. 48. [no title indexed]
    Everybody's Playmate
  50. 49. [Toucans & Water Buffalo]
    This Curious World
  51. 50. ["What am I lookin' for?"]
    Mutt and Jeff
  52. 51. [Bubbles]
    Cicero's Cat
  53. 52. ["How didja ever get that eye?"]
    Reg'lar Fellers
  54. 53. ["It's just too bad, Daisybelle!"]
    Daisybelle
  55. 54. [Ches Nut Clothes Pressing Co.]
    The Nut Bros.
  56. 55. ["Zz-z-z-buz-z-zog"]
    Mr. Blotto
  57. 56. ["Egad, I fear I'm a bit late..."]
    Our Boarding House
  58. 57. [no title indexed]
    Stories in Stamps
  59. 58. ["Howdy Miss..."]
    Bronc Peeler and Coyote Pete
  60. 59. ["Gosh, Martha - My big toe is killing me..."]
    Uncle Bill
  61. 60. Smoke Gets in Your Nose
    Salesman Sam
  62. 61. [Popular Comics Ad]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
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