(July 1940)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
?
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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)

Phantasmo / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
E. C. Stoner
Inks:
E. C. Stoner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Phantasmo [as Phil Anson]

["High on top of the world's highest mountain..."] (Table of Contents)

Phantasmo / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
E. C. Stoner
Inks:
E. C. Stoner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Phantasmo [Phil Anson] (introduction, origin); Whizzer McGee (hotel bell hop, introduction); the High Lama (Phantasmo's teacher); Professor Grayling; Tomislav (villain, foreign spy); Ian (villain, foreign spy)
Synopsis:
After spending 25 years in Tibet learning all the secrets of the Grand High Lamas, he returns to America, startling on-lookers. Disappearing in a puff of smoke, he secures clothing of the age to disguise himself, takes up residence in a posh hotel and pays Whizzer McGee $50 to be his assistant. Soon after, the pair take on foreign spies, who have captured a professor who has invented a machine that can turn salt water into a powerful fuel like gasoline.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Robert S. Callender was Executive Vice-President and main editor of Dell Comics, circa 1935-1959. This story was copyrighted in his name, but unsure if he actually wrote this story, as the Who's Who doesn't list any writer/art credits for him. Added by Craig Delich 2013-2-14.

["Hunting boar in a remote section of England..."] (Table of Contents)

The Black Knight / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Erwin L. Hess ?
Inks:
Erwin L. Hess ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Black Knight [Sir Percy] (a smithy, introduction, origin); King Victor (mention only); Sir Robin; Ruth (Lady-in-Waiting to Lady Allerton); Sir Mordant (villain, a disgraced knight)
Synopsis:
After assisting the good King Victor with his broken leg, a young smithy is given a ring by the King...and he has the choice of remaining in England, studying medicine and helping poor villagers in their sufferings, or boarding a ship for distant lands. While residing in an inn's stables, he over-hears Sir Mordant and his men, who plan to kidnap King Victor. He is found out and is thrown to his death, but survives and heads out to warn the King of the plot. Saving the King from Mordant, the smithy is rewarded by the King to become the Black Knight.
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Indexer Notes

Continued next issue. Robert S. Callender was the Executive Vice-President and main editor of Dell Comics, circa 1935-1959. The Who's Who doesn't give him credit for any writing or art, so not sure if he wrote this story or not. Art credits also provided by Craig Delich 2013-2-14.

no title (Table of Contents)

The Sky Ranger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois [as Bob Gaylord]
Pencils:
Bob Jenny [as Bob Gaylord]
Inks:
Bob Jenny [as Bob Gaylord]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

"Bob Gaylord" (Gaylord Du Bois script, Bob Jenny art) script and art credit as per Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series, Volume 21, Parts 7-11A (1967), Works of Art, Renewals, July-December - Page 311 [http://goo.gl/g2tlgJ]; and Gaylord Du Bois script credit corroborated as per Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books , 1928-1999. Gaylord Du Bois script identification and Bob Jenny art identification by David Porta, June 2014.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Phantasmo
  2. 1. ["High on top of the world's highest mountain..."]
    Phantasmo
  3. 2. ["Hunting boar in a remote section of England..."]
    The Black Knight
  4. 3. no title
    The Sky Ranger
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dave Porta
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tim Cotrill
  • Gary L. Watson