(April 1939)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1939-03-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
Oskar LeBeck
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

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Second class permit. Copyright number 427710. Copyright given to Stephen Slesinger, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bosko / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Win Smith ?
Inks:
Win Smith ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

["So tha's why we're all here..."] (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:
humor
Reprints:
  • newspaper strips
Keywords:
caveman

Indexer Notes

copyright NEA Service, Inc.

The Ghost of Winter Ranch (Table of Contents)

Gene Autry / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Lewin ?
Inks:
Al Lewin ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

["In the south part of Munchkin country..."] (Table of Contents)

Wonderland of Oz / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
L. Frank Baum (original story); Walt Spouse (adaptation)
Pencils:
Walt Sprouse
Inks:
Walt Sprouse
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

copyright Reilly and Lee. Adaptation of the Patchwork Girl of Oz.

["Red Ryder, cowboy and handyman wherever danger trails, is on his way up a winding trail."] (Table of Contents)

Red Ryder / text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

["If ya want to visit our camp..."] (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
Reprints:
  • newspaper strips. copyright NEA Service, Inc.

["Toughest dive on the Mediterranean..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Easy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:
  • newspaper strips

Indexer Notes

copyright NEA Service, Inc.

["Said Bosko to Bruno, 'Oh boy--we'll have fun...'"] (Table of Contents)

Bosko / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walker Harman
Pencils:
Win Smith
Inks:
Win Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Art and writing credit from David Gerstein's Ramapith Prehistoric Pop Culture Blog (http://ramapithblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/bosko-shipwrecked-comic-strip.html). The story is based loosely on the 1931 Bosko Shipwrecked animated cartoon.

["It's that windy salesman, again!"] (Table of Contents)

Out Our Way / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • newspaper strips

["If ... I ... can ... only"] (Table of Contents)

Four Aces / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation

The Black Widow (Table of Contents)

Tom Beatty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Russ Winterbotham ?
Pencils:
James Gary
Inks:
James Gary
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

copyright by R.S. Calender

["I built th' fort..."] (Table of Contents)

Our Boarding House / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Wood Cowan (ghosting for Gene Ahearn)
Pencils:
Bela Zaboly (ghosting for Gene Ahearn)
Inks:
Bela Zaboly (ghosting for Gene Ahearn)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • newspaper strips

["Sock 'im Bronc!"] (Table of Contents)

Bronc Peeler / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:
  • newspaper strips

["After serving in the Civil War..."] (Table of Contents)

John Carter of Mars / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Edgar Rice Burroughs (original Story); John Coleman Burroughs (adaptation)
Pencils:
Jim Gary
Inks:
Jim Gary
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Carter (intro; origin); Tars Tarkas (intro)

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Edgar Rice Burroughs's A PRINCESS OF MARS.

Per information in Michael Barrier's book Funnybooks The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comic Books the art on the first four instalments is by Jim Gary. John Coleman Burroughs took over the artwork with the fifth instalment.

Sundown on the Prairie (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Frollo ?
Inks:
Frank Frollo ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the movie by Monogram.

"I'll make the big, lazy lummox peel the potatoes and set the table for me!" (Table of Contents)

Our Boarding House with Major Hoople / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Wood Cowan (ghosting for Gene Ahearn)
Pencils:
Bela Zaboly (ghosting for Gene Ahearn)
Inks:
Bela Zaboly (ghosting for Gene Ahearn)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

"Now what did ya do?" (Table of Contents)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Newspaper strip.copyright NEA Service, Inc.

"Oh, he was just a fresh guy ..." (Table of Contents)

Out Our Way / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Newspaper strips.

Leonard Scarnisi (Table of Contents)

Crime Busters / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al McWilliams
Inks:
Al McWilliams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime

Indexer Notes

copyright by Stephen Slesinger

["I sure got a head on me, Duzz!] (Table of Contents)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Newspaper strips.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bosko
  2. 1. ["So tha's why we're all here..."]
    Alley Oop
  3. 2. The Ghost of Winter Ranch
    Gene Autry
  4. 3. ["In the south part of Munchkin country..."]
    Wonderland of Oz
  5. 4. ["Red Ryder, cowboy and handyman wherever danger trails, is on his way up a winding trail."]
    Red Ryder
  6. 5. ["If ya want to visit our camp..."]
    Salesman Sam
  7. 6. ["Toughest dive on the Mediterranean..."]
    Captain Easy
  8. 7. ["Said Bosko to Bruno, 'Oh boy--we'll have fun...'"]
    Bosko
  9. 8. ["It's that windy salesman, again!"]
    Out Our Way
  10. 9. ["If ... I ... can ... only"]
    Four Aces
  11. 10. The Black Widow
    Tom Beatty
  12. 11. ["I built th' fort..."]
    Our Boarding House
  13. 12. ["Sock 'im Bronc!"]
    Bronc Peeler
  14. 13. ["After serving in the Civil War..."]
    John Carter of Mars
  15. 14. Sundown on the Prairie
    Tex Ritter
  16. 15. "I'll make the big, lazy lummox peel the potatoes and set the table for me!"
    Our Boarding House with Major Hoople
  17. 16. "Now what did ya do?"
    Salesman Sam
  18. 17. "Oh, he was just a fresh guy ..."
    Out Our Way
  19. 18. Leonard Scarnisi
    Crime Busters
  20. 19. ["I sure got a head on me, Duzz!]
    Salesman Sam
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