(March 1945)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
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 "SMITTY, No. 65." Code number is S.O.S. 65-453. Copyright 1937 by Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, 1940, 1941 by Chicago Tribune.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Smitty; Mr. Bailey
Keywords:
fishing; swimming; swimsuits

Indexer Notes

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

["Ah, the "penny-a-package" delivery man!"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Herby
Synopsis:
Herby delivers parcels for a "penny-a-package."
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1941

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white.

["Steve Smart, from my old home town!!"] (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; Steve Smart
Synopsis:
An old friend of Mr. Bailey hides some stolen pearls in a vase in Mr. Bailey's office
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1940

["Looks as if the law has finally caught up with Steve Smart..."] (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; Steve Smart
Synopsis:
The police find the stolen pearls in Mr. Bailey's office and accuse him of being the thief.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1940

Indexer Notes

Continued from previous sequence.

["It's a good thing I've been to Bailey's office before..."] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Mr. Bailey; Smitty; Steve Smart
Synopsis:
Mr. Bailey and the police set a trap for Steve Smart.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1940

Indexer Notes

continued from previous sequence.

["Say chum, how about a nice bone for me?"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Mr. Bailey; Smitty; Herby; George (cameo)
Synopsis:
Mr. Bailey learns ventriloquism. Later he and Smitty go to the North Woods on a fishing trip.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1940

["Say how come? We thought we saw you out on the lake in your canoe."] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Mr. Bailey; Smitty; George
Synopsis:
Mr. Bailey spends his vacation trying to catch the huge fish "Old Fighter."
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1940

Indexer Notes

Continued from previous sequence.

["Good luck Meester Bailey"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Mr. Bailey; Smitty; George
Synopsis:
Mr. Bailey finally hooks "Old Fighter," but it's a question of who's caught who.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1940

Indexer Notes

Continued from previous sequence.

["I've got some problems to figure out and I can't seem to get any answers."] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Mr. Bailey; Smitty; Captain Stiletto (cameo)
Synopsis:
Mr. Bailey is troubled by some business concerns and decides to go south to the beaches and sunshine to clear his mind. He takes Smitty with him.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1941

["It would be a marvelous place for me to do some quiet thinking"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mr. Bailey; Smitty; Captain Stiletto
Synopsis:
Mr. Bailey hires Captain Stiletto for a week's worth of sea fishing, not knowing that Stiletto is smuggling ammunition for a rebel.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1941

Indexer Notes

Continued from previous sequence.

["Hey Captain! Aren't you worried the boat might go down?"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mr. Bailey; Smitty; Captain Stiletto
Synopsis:
The ship and its cargo of ammunition reach General Pedro's island. A storm comes up and the crew deserts the ship, leaving Mr. Bailey and Smitty aboard.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1941

Indexer Notes

Continued from previous sequence.

["There's some rocks ahead!"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Mr. Bailey; Smitty; Captain Stiletto (cameo); Herby
Synopsis:
The ship is washed over the rocks and is grounded on a sand bar. Mr. Bailey and Smitty get off the ship right before it blows up, courtesy of one of Mr. Bailey's discarded cigars. The two write Smitty's parents that they are coming home. Meanwhile Smitty's mother is ill and Herby takes over the housework.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1941

Indexer Notes

Continued from previous sequence.

["A new mother in the Smith home!!"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Herby; Smitty; Mr. Bailey
Synopsis:
Herby takes over the housework while his mother is ill. Smitty asks Mr. Bailey for a promotion to a job in the sales department.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1941

Indexer Notes

Continued from previous sequence.

["I'm gonna work in the sales dept. and you're going to take my old 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:
Mr. Bailey; Smitty; Herby (cameo)
Synopsis:
Smitty goes to work in the sales department. Mr. Bailey misses him and Smitty misses Mr. Bailey.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1941

Indexer Notes

Continued from previous sequence.

["Mr, Bailey says this is the day I've got to put the stock room in order"] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Bailey; Smitty
Synopsis:
Both Smitty and Mr. Bailey wish Smitty was back at his old job as office boy.
Reprints:
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1941

Indexer Notes

Continued from previous sequence. Story continues on inside back cover in black, red, and white and concludes on back cover in color.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smitty
  2. 1. ["Ah, the "penny-a-package" delivery man!"]
    Smitty
  3. 2. ["Steve Smart, from my old home town!!"]
    Smitty
  4. 3. ["Looks as if the law has finally caught up with Steve Smart..."]
    Smitty
  5. 4. ["It's a good thing I've been to Bailey's office before..."]
    Smitty
  6. 5. ["Say chum, how about a nice bone for me?"]
    Smitty
  7. 6. ["Say how come? We thought we saw you out on the lake in your canoe."]
    Smitty
  8. 7. ["Good luck Meester Bailey"]
    Smitty
  9. 8. ["I've got some problems to figure out and I can't seem to get any answers."]
    Smitty
  10. 9. ["It would be a marvelous place for me to do some quiet thinking"]
    Smitty
  11. 10. ["Hey Captain! Aren't you worried the boat might go down?"]
    Smitty
  12. 11. ["There's some rocks ahead!"]
    Smitty
  13. 12. ["A new mother in the Smith home!!"]
    Smitty
  14. 13. ["I'm gonna work in the sales dept. and you're going to take my old job..."]
    Smitty
  15. 14. ["Mr, Bailey says this is the day I've got to put the stock room in order"]
    Smitty
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