(August 1939)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
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.


[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)

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

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

["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)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover

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
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