(1944)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Book
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 "SMILIN' JACK, No. 58." No code number; Copyright 1940 by News Syndicate Co., Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Dixie Lee

["You say you want to hire a pilot? Well, here's two good boys..."] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Zack Mosley
Pencils:
Zack Mosley
Inks:
Zack Mosley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Downwind Jaxon; Dixie Lee; Mr. Beaverduck; Joy Beaverduck; Fat Stuff
Synopsis:
Jack takes a job with Beaverduck family and has to contend with Beaverduck's screwball daughter, Joy, who is a terrible pilot.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

["No! I got us into this mess an' little Joy isn't the kind of person..."] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Zack Mosley
Pencils:
Zack Mosley
Inks:
Zack Mosley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Joy Beaverduck; Fat Stuff; Woo Woo Bali; Dixie Lee; Mr. Beaverduck
Synopsis:
Jack continues to have problems with his rich, spoiled, scatter-brained girl boss, who keeps getting him into tough spots while he's flying her and her friends around.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Chicago; Ed's Place; Rush Street

["I wish Joy would fall for a man like Jack instead of those..."] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Zack Mosley
Pencils:
Zack Mosley
Inks:
Zack Mosley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Joy Beaverduck; Mr. Beaverduck; Fat Stuff; Downwind Jaxon; Bottles
Synopsis:
Joy's father puts Jack in charge of her aviation activities. Joy tries a little romance on Jack, but he spurns her because he's still in love with Dixie. Since Dixie won't marry Jack until she regains her sight, Joy comes up with a plot to make Jack lose his pilot's license and keep him from raising money for Dixie's operation.
Reprints:

["When Jack comes to and lands he's gonna be in one fine pickle!"] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Zack Mosley
Pencils:
Zack Mosley
Inks:
Zack Mosley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Joy Beaverduck; Bottles; Downwind Jaxon; Dixie Lee; Fat Stuff
Synopsis:
The small-time hoodlum that Joy hired to make Jack lose his license does his job and frames Jack for buzzing airliners and flying drunk. Joy tries to stay close to Jack by hiring him to drive the tow car for her glider.
Reprints:

["Jack, th' whole world seems suddenly changed--"] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Zack Mosley
Pencils:
Zack Mosley
Inks:
Zack Mosley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Joy Beaverduck; Downwind Jaxon; Fat Stuff; Dixie Lee
Synopsis:
After Jack spurns her advances, Joy decides to set a new altitude record for gliding. Despite Jack and Downwind's warnings, she dives into a thunderhead and her glider is torn apart. She parachutes down, but lands hard and is injured. Jack has to fly her to the hospital, despite not having a pilot's license. Joy needs a blood transfusion and the only one with her blood type is Dixie Lee.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Code number "P.C. 97-442" for Popular Comics #97 is on the first page.

["Miss Dixie, you've done a noble thing..."] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Zack Mosley
Pencils:
Zack Mosley
Inks:
Zack Mosley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Joy Beaverduck; Downwind Jaxon; Dixie Lee; Fat Stuff; Sweet Dreams; Gumbo Grabber
Synopsis:
While the blood transfusion is being set up, Joy, raving in delirium, tells everyone how she set up Jack to lose his license to keep Dixie from getting her sight back. After the transfusion, Joy is ashamed of her actions and decides to pay for Dixie's operation, but secretly. Dixie goes by ship to Europe for the operation. Jack gets his pilot's license back and he and Downwind get a job Down South as cotton crop-dusters.
Reprints:
Keywords:
crop dusting

Indexer Notes

Code number "P.C. 98-444" for Popular Comics #98 is on the first page. Only three tiers of panels per page instead of the usual four.

["Jack, have you stumbled onto any clues as to what kind of a scheme..."] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Zack Mosley
Pencils:
Zack Mosley
Inks:
Zack Mosley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Downwind Jaxon; Joy Beaverduck; Gumbo Grabber; Sweet Dreams
Synopsis:
Jack and Downwind have been threatened by a rival crop-dusting outfit owned by Gumbo Grabber, who happens to be Joy Beaverduck's uncle. (Joy is recuperating from her accident at his plantation.) Two men have disappeared and Jack does some investigating. He gets caught by Grabber, who plans to get rid of him in a cotton baler. Joy comes along while Grabber and Jack are fighting and accidentally beans Jack with a crowbar. Grabber comes after Joy, but she nails him with the crowbar and he falls into the baler and is crushed.
Reprints:
Keywords:
crop dusting

Indexer Notes

Story continues on the inside back cover in black, red, and white and concludes on the back cover in color. Code number "P.C. 100-446" for Popular Comics #100 at bottom of first page. Original comic book adaptation is eight pages, this issue has the last page omitted and the dialogue in the last panel changed.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smilin' Jack
  2. 1. ["You say you want to hire a pilot? Well, here's two good boys..."]
    Smilin' Jack
  3. 2. ["No! I got us into this mess an' little Joy isn't the kind of person..."]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. ["I wish Joy would fall for a man like Jack instead of those..."]
    Smilin' Jack
  5. 4. ["When Jack comes to and lands he's gonna be in one fine pickle!"]
    Smilin' Jack
  6. 5. ["Jack, th' whole world seems suddenly changed--"]
    Smilin' Jack
  7. 6. ["Miss Dixie, you've done a noble thing..."]
    Smilin' Jack
  8. 7. ["Jack, have you stumbled onto any clues as to what kind of a scheme..."]
    Smilin' Jack
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