(August 1939)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1939-06-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
George T. Delacorte, Jr. [as G. T. Delacorte, Jr.] (president); Helen Meyer [as H. Meyer] (vice-president); J. Fred Henry (vice-president); Margarita Delacorte (secretary)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Contents copyright: 1938, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.; 1938, 1939 by NEA, Inc.; 1939 by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.; 1939 by Stephen Slesinger, 1939 by R. S. Callender; 1939 by Phillips Lord, Inc.; 1939 by Stephen Slesinger, Inc.

On sale date from the publication date and volume number found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Second class permit. Copyright number 427674. Copyright given to Stephen Slesinger, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters; Tailspin Tommy; The Masked Pilot; The Hurricane Kids; Shark Egan; Herky; Bronc Peeler; G-Men; Toby; Tex Thorne; Ben Hur / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor; crime; historical; western-frontier
Characters:
Dippy; Tailspin Tommy [Tommy Tomkins]; The Masked Pilot; The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Shark Egan; Herky; Bronc Peeler; Toby; Tex Thorne; Ben Hur

["Boys and girls, how do you like this idea?"] (Table of Contents)

The Comic Zoo / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Scarbo
Inks:
George Scarbo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Rudy [as Three-Fisted Rudy]; Killer Kangaroo

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black, white and red.
Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Winner of May Contest (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Tex Thorne has been forced to join an outlaw gang."] (Table of Contents)

Tex Thorne / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Zane Grey]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tex Thorne; Topaz (a horse); Jane Hoskins; Jimmy Hoskins; Jerry (villain); Clamp Hackett (villain); Brim (villain; corpse)

The Flop; The Drawback (Table of Contents)

School Days Out Our Way / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
J. R. Williams (credited)
Pencils:
J. R. Williams (credited)
Inks:
J. R. Willaims (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from School Days Out Our Way newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

Heroes are Made Not Born; Close Relations (Table of Contents)

Worry Wart / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
J. R. Williams (credited)
Pencils:
J. R. Williams (credited)
Inks:
J. R. Willaims (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Worry Wart newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

["Shark Egan and his flying pal, Ace O'Dool, disappeared from their prison"] (Table of Contents)

Shark Egan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Donaldson
Inks:
John Donaldson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Shark Egan; Ace O'Dool; Mary McDermot; Kanaka Lew; Angkar; Curly; Red Mack

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits per Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999.

Popular Crossword Puzzles by Our Readers (Table of Contents)

activity / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Solution on page 24 of comic and is included in page count.

["A strange bat-like creature has carried Alan off"] (Table of Contents)

The Hurricane Kids / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert Hartje
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit per Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999.
Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[Mr. Wong, Detective] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Wong / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Gary?
Pencils:
Jim Gary ?; Tom Hickey ?
Inks:
Jim Gary ?; Tom Hickey ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Mr. Wong; Lee Tong; Captain Sam Street; Mr. Meisle (death); Mrs. Roemer; Anton Mohl [Mr. Granich] (villain); Carl Roemer (villain)

Indexer Notes

An adaptation of the Monogram Pictures movie - Boris Karloff in "Mr. Wong, Detective."
Final chapter.

["Oomog, disguised as one of the spooks"] (Table of Contents)

Toby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Stan]
Pencils:
? [as Stan]
Inks:
? [as Stan]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Toby; Oomog; Li'l Booey

["She's my gal and I'm her beau"] (Table of Contents)

Herky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Pencils:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Inks:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Herky; Lois
Synopsis:
Herky goes to a fortune teller.

["Sold Out"] (Table of Contents)

The Comic Zoo / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Scarbo
Inks:
George Scarbo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

["He used to work in a filling station"] (Table of Contents)

Hold Everything / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Pencils:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Inks:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Four single panel gags.

["Well, what is it, Tom?"] (Table of Contents)

The Masked Pilot / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Jenney
Pencils:
Bob Jenney
Inks:
Bob Jenney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Masked Pilot; Tom; Dwight Ellis; Alexis (villain); Otto (villain); Miguel (villain); Josef (villain)

["There is nothing to be accomplished tonight."] (Table of Contents)

Tailspin Tommy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Tailspin Tommy [Tommy Tomkins]; Skeets Milligan; Betty Lou Barnes; Professor Otto Bumgartner; Miss Stanley; Jeems; Mr. Dunforth; Reverend Meek; Mrs. Wilson; Mr. Plotz; Mr. Trevor; Mr. Holt; Slade
Reprints:
  • from Tailspin Tommy Sunday (The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) 1938

Are You the All-American Boy or Girl (Table of Contents)

Popular Comics Contest / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

G-Men Versus the Living Masks (Table of Contents)

G-Men / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Jenney ?
Inks:
Bob Jenney ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
G-Men; G-Man Larry Lane; Buddy Barton; Pat McCann (villain)

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Stars Over Arizone (Table of Contents)

Monogram Pictures Present Jack Randall / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jack Dawson; Grizzly Ike; Jane Manning; Governor Cole; John Cole; Yucca Bill Thompson; Hashknife Holden; Chuckawalla Joe; May (villain); Blackie (villain); Lopez (villain); Sidewinder Steve (villain); Ace Carter (villain)

Tarzan and Bolgani (Table of Contents)

Tarzan / text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tarzan; James Hunter Blake; Wilbur Stimbul; Bolgani (a gorilla); Histah (a snake)

["Oh, Daddy!"] (Table of Contents)

The Comic Zoo / comic story / 0.4 page (report information)

Script:
George Scarbo (signed)
Pencils:
George Scarbo (signed)
Inks:
George Scarbo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Rudy

Scrapbook Sketches (Table of Contents)

Scrapbook Sketches / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Life is Funny That Way (Table of Contents)

Life is Funny That Way / comic story / 0.16 page (report information)

Script:
George Scarbo (signed)
Pencils:
George Scarbo (signed)
Inks:
George Scarbo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 0.11 page (report information)

["There are a great multitude of ship stamps"] (Table of Contents)

Popular Stamp Club / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

["Ben Hur sees the chariot of Sheik Ilderim"] (Table of Contents)

Ben Hur / text story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Ben Hur; Malluch; Sheik Ilderim; Simonides; Esther; Balthasar; Messala; Valerius Gratus

["Together we'll make headlines!"] (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al McWilliams ?
Pencils:
Al McWilliams [as A. McWilliams] (signed)
Inks:
Al McWilliams [as A. McWilliams] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Officer Harris (death); Al Collins (villain); Cora Collins (villain)
Reprints:

The Turtles Stomach; The Worry Wart (Table of Contents)

Worry Wart / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
J. R. Williams (credited)
Pencils:
J. R. Williams (credited)
Inks:
J. R. Willaims (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Worry Wart newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

Complications; The Bargain Hunter (Table of Contents)

School Days Out Our Way / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
J. R. Williams (credited)
Pencils:
J. R. Williams (credited)
Inks:
J. R. Willaims (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from School Days Out Our Way newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

["I forced Bat Wilson here"] (Table of Contents)

Bronc Peeler / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Harman (credited)
Pencils:
Fred Harman (credited)
Inks:
Fred Harman (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bronc Peeler; Babs; Bat Wilson (villain)

["I'm gonna be a dictator when I get a little bigger"] (Table of Contents)

Herky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Pencils:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Inks:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Herky; Noodles Nelson

[Carnival] (Table of Contents)

Carnival / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Six single panel gags on inside back cover in black, white and red.

The Funnies (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Funnies / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gang Busters; Tailspin Tommy; The Masked Pilot; The Hurricane Kids; Shark Egan; Herky; Bronc Peeler; G-Men; Toby; Tex Thorne; Ben Hur
  2. 1. ["Boys and girls, how do you like this idea?"]
    The Comic Zoo
  3. 2. Winner of May Contest
  4. 3. ["Tex Thorne has been forced to join an outlaw gang."]
    Tex Thorne
  5. 4. The Flop; The Drawback
    School Days Out Our Way
  6. 5. Heroes are Made Not Born; Close Relations
    Worry Wart
  7. 6. ["Shark Egan and his flying pal, Ace O'Dool, disappeared from their prison"]
    Shark Egan
  8. 7. Popular Crossword Puzzles by Our Readers
  9. 8. ["A strange bat-like creature has carried Alan off"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  10. 9. [Mr. Wong, Detective]
    Mr. Wong
  11. 10. ["Oomog, disguised as one of the spooks"]
    Toby
  12. 11. ["She's my gal and I'm her beau"]
    Herky
  13. 12. ["Sold Out"]
    The Comic Zoo
  14. 13. ["He used to work in a filling station"]
    Hold Everything
  15. 14. ["Well, what is it, Tom?"]
    The Masked Pilot
  16. 15. ["There is nothing to be accomplished tonight."]
    Tailspin Tommy
  17. 16. Are You the All-American Boy or Girl
    Popular Comics Contest
  18. 17. G-Men Versus the Living Masks
    G-Men
  19. 18. Stars Over Arizone
    Monogram Pictures Present Jack Randall
  20. 19. Tarzan and Bolgani
    Tarzan
  21. 20. ["Oh, Daddy!"]
    The Comic Zoo
  22. 21. Scrapbook Sketches
    Scrapbook Sketches
  23. 22. Life is Funny That Way
    Life is Funny That Way
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  25. 24. ["There are a great multitude of ship stamps"]
    Popular Stamp Club
  26. 25. ["Ben Hur sees the chariot of Sheik Ilderim"]
    Ben Hur
  27. 26. ["Together we'll make headlines!"]
    Gang Busters
  28. 27. The Turtles Stomach; The Worry Wart
    Worry Wart
  29. 28. Complications; The Bargain Hunter
    School Days Out Our Way
  30. 29. ["I forced Bat Wilson here"]
    Bronc Peeler
  31. 30. ["I'm gonna be a dictator when I get a little bigger"]
    Herky
  32. 31. [Carnival]
    Carnival
  33. 32. The Funnies
    The Funnies
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  • Gregory Fischer
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Alberto Becattini
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