(1943)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
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 "SMITTY, No. 32." No code number. Copyright 1937, 1938, 1940 by Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.


["Nice going, Smitty! You handle a canoe like an Indian!"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Walter Berndt ?
Pencils:
Walter Berndt ? [as Berndt] (signed)
Inks:
Walter Berndt ? [as Berndt] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Smitty; Mr. Bailey
Keywords:
canoes; swimsuits

Indexer Notes

Cover is signed "Berndt," but may or may not be by him.

["Boss I know a young fella who needs a job"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Berndt
Pencils:
Walter Berndt
Inks:
Walter Berndt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Smitty; Mr. Bailey; Stanley; Herby
Synopsis:
Smitty gets his friend Stanley a job at Mr. Bailey's company.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

Indexer Notes

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

["Stanley, the new-boy, is out to get Smitty's job..."] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Berndt
Pencils:
Walter Berndt
Inks:
Walter Berndt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Smitty; Mr. Bailey; Herby; Stanley
Synopsis:
Stanley, the new boy, gets Smitty demoted from his job as office boy, so he can take it.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

["I never lied to you - They're framing me!"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Berndt
Pencils:
Walter Berndt
Inks:
Walter Berndt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Smitty; Stanley; Herby; Mr. Bailey
Synopsis:
Smitty schemes to get Stanley in trouble so he can get his old job back.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

["Well, you're both gonna be sorry for that!"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Berndt
Pencils:
Walter Berndt
Inks:
Walter Berndt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Smitty; Herby; Stanley; Mr. Bailey
Synopsis:
Stanley's plot to take Smitty's job is revealed when the public address system is accidentally switched on. Smitty gets his old job back and uses a $25 bonus to buy his first pair of long pants.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

["Oho! Am I somethin' in my new long pants!!"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Berndt
Pencils:
Walter Berndt
Inks:
Walter Berndt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Smitty; Mr. Bailey; George
Synopsis:
George, the Indian guide from the North Woods, comes to the city and gets a job as caretaker of Mr. Bailey's new home at the top of a 36-story building.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

["Here comes George, the Indian guide"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Berndt
Pencils:
Walter Berndt
Inks:
Walter Berndt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Smitty; Mr. Bailey; George
Synopsis:
George's donkey has a baby and George takes a train back to the North Woods. Mr. Bailey and Smitty take a plane to get there first and play a practical joke on George. Later Smitty takes a canoe ride by himself and gets caught in rapids and is taken far from the camp.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

["Smitty never came back from that canoe ride he took"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Berndt
Pencils:
Walter Berndt
Inks:
Walter Berndt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Smitty; Mr. Bailey; George
Synopsis:
Smitty is found by two Indians and is taken to their camp. They say they'll take him along when they go to see George--when they break camp in September.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

["You know we're pals now - You ought to help me..."] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Berndt
Pencils:
Walter Berndt
Inks:
Walter Berndt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Smitty; George; Mr. Bailey
Synopsis:
Smitty falls into the daily routine at the Indian camp. George and Mr. Bailey, searching for Smitty, come down the river near the Indian camp, but their canoe sinks when they hit a rock in some rapids and they have to turn back.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

["Why don't you bring a gun?"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Berndt
Pencils:
Walter Berndt
Inks:
Walter Berndt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Smitty
Synopsis:
Smitty and his Indian friend find a bear cub in the woods and bring it back to the camp. The cub causes problems by stealing food and is in big trouble when he is suspected of biting a papoose in the arm.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

["Dis time I finish him--"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Berndt
Pencils:
Walter Berndt
Inks:
Walter Berndt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Smitty; George; Mr. Bailey
Synopsis:
Smitty saves the bear cub when he finds a dead wolf under a bush. The bear had killed the wolf after the wolf had bitten the papoose. George and Mr. Bailey find Smitty at the Indian camp. The Indians send smoke signals to Mr. Bailey's camp to have an amphibious airplane come and pick them up.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

["Jinkies! I'm late for dinner and Ma will spank me"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Berndt
Pencils:
Walter Berndt
Inks:
Walter Berndt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Smitty; Herby; Mr. Bailey; Scrappy (dog); Freckles (dog)
Synopsis:
Smitty picks a fight with the neighborhood bully after being convinced a lucky charm he found has special powers. Herby accidentally sells his dog Freckles to a stranger for $150.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

["It's a little difficult not knowing who the man is..."] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Berndt
Pencils:
Walter Berndt
Inks:
Walter Berndt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Smitty; Herby; Freckles (dog)
Synopsis:
Herby finds that his dog Freckles was sold to a rich family living in a mansion in town. The family's boy won't give up the dog.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

["Oh, fiddlesticks! - A name doesn't mean anything..."] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Berndt
Pencils:
Walter Berndt
Inks:
Walter Berndt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Herby; Freckles (dog); Scrappy (dog)
Synopsis:
The rich boy is willing to give Freckles back to Herby, but his governess forbids it. Freckles gets sick and the rich boy and Herby smuggle him out to go back to Herby's home.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1937

["Aha! Have I caught you in some mischief?"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Berndt
Pencils:
Walter Berndt
Inks:
Walter Berndt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Herby; Freckles (dog)
Synopsis:
Freckles just had a bad case of homesickness and improves immediately when he's back at Herby's house. The rich boy gives the dog back to Herby.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1938

["Boy o' boy!! Is this a riot!! Freckles has gone..."] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Berndt
Pencils:
Walter Berndt
Inks:
Walter Berndt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Smitty; Mr. Bailey; Herby; Freckles (dog)
Synopsis:
Mr. Bailey practices ventriloquism for his club's stunt show.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) newspaper strips from 1938

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Nice going, Smitty! You handle a canoe like an Indian!"]
    Smitty
  2. 1. ["Boss I know a young fella who needs a job"]
    Smitty
  3. 2. ["Stanley, the new-boy, is out to get Smitty's job..."]
    Smitty
  4. 3. ["I never lied to you - They're framing me!"]
    Smitty
  5. 4. ["Well, you're both gonna be sorry for that!"]
    Smitty
  6. 5. ["Oho! Am I somethin' in my new long pants!!"]
    Smitty
  7. 6. ["Here comes George, the Indian guide"]
    Smitty
  8. 7. ["Smitty never came back from that canoe ride he took"]
    Smitty
  9. 8. ["You know we're pals now - You ought to help me..."]
    Smitty
  10. 9. ["Why don't you bring a gun?"]
    Smitty
  11. 10. ["Dis time I finish him--"]
    Smitty
  12. 11. ["Jinkies! I'm late for dinner and Ma will spank me"]
    Smitty
  13. 12. ["It's a little difficult not knowing who the man is..."]
    Smitty
  14. 13. ["Oh, fiddlesticks! - A name doesn't mean anything..."]
    Smitty
  15. 14. ["Aha! Have I caught you in some mischief?"]
    Smitty
  16. 15. ["Boy o' boy!! Is this a riot!! Freckles has gone..."]
    Smitty
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