(July 1940)

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, 1940 by R. S. Callender; 1940 by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.; 1940 by Dell Publishing Co.


Introducing... The Voice the Invisible Detective (Table of Contents)

The Voice the Invisible Detective / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Chambers (signed)
Inks:
Jim Chambers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Voice [Tim Brant]; Curly Rand; Professor Bert Wilson

On Land --- On Sea and in the Air.. War Comics (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black, white and red.

["Already known to a frightened underworld as The Invisible Voice..."] (Table of Contents)

The Voice the Invisible Detective / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Chambers (credited)
Inks:
Jim Chambers (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Voice [Tim Brant] Curly Rand; Professor Bert Wilson; Harry Appleton (first appearance); Hardcash Appleton (first appearance; death); Jeems (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Tim Brant uses an invisible suit created by Professor Wilson to solve crimes.

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

["During the battle with the gorillas Maya"] (Table of Contents)

The Hurricane Kids / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert Hartje (credited)
Pencils:
Will Ely (credited)
Inks:
Will Ely (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Omu; Captain Bill Brady; Maya; Bearpaw; Rabbitheart; Aorongo (a gorilla; death)
Synopsis:
The Hurricane Twins help rescue Maya from the huge gorilla.

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

["After the capture and death of the spy, Ellman..."] (Table of Contents)

The Masked Pilot / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Jenney [as Bob Jenny] (credited)
Inks:
Bob Jenney [as Bob Jenny] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
The Masked Pilot; Tom; Anton (villain)
Synopsis:
The Masked Pilot and Tom are captured by spies.

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

["Farmer Brown is unfair!"] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Hedinger (signed)
Inks:
Charles Hedinger (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Three single panel cartoons.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Miscellaneous classified advertisements.

["I'm telling ya, Sam - Rocky is the best thing..."] (Table of Contents)

Rocky the Red Bomber / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Hedinger (credited)
Inks:
Charles Hedinger (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
The Red Bomber [Rocky Sullivan]; Sam; Jerry; Slugger Olsen; Pinky; Joe (villain)
Synopsis:
Gangsters try to get Rocky to throw a fight.

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

["See, General Pelton!"] (Table of Contents)

Martan the Marvel Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
G. Ellerbrock (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Martan the Marvel Man; Vana; General Pelton; General Rontal; Tommy; Jeff; Mac; Colonel Mako (villain); Honorable Commander (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

["Gus McGoig's ambition was to make Dillinger look like a piker."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Erwin L. Hess (signed)
Inks:
Erwin L. Hess (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Thula [also as Rose Dean]; Gus McGoig (villain); Clarence Bunch (villain; death); Pete Dean (villain); Frank Hopson (villain)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.

["There goes the Hwang-Ho!"] (Table of Contents)

Shark Egan World Adventurer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Donaldson [as J.T.D.] (signed)
Inks:
John Donaldson [as J.T.D.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Shark Egan; Mary McDermot; Ace O'Doul; Kanaka Lew; Angkar; Captain Mai-ti [also as Captain Mai Ti]; Commander Kru Sing

["Persuading the king to transfer his kingdom above ground"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Tornado / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Kenneth Kennedy] (credited)
Pencils:
Newt Alfred
Inks:
Newt Alfred
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Captain Tornado; Professor Bordani; Jane Bordani

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender.
According to Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Hames Ware identified Newt Alfred as the artist for the story in Popular Comics #49. The art in this story looks very similar to the art in that story and is consistent with the art credits listed at Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books (Greg Fischer, March 2011).

["Pylon Pete wins the Irish sweepstakes!"] (Table of Contents)

Pylon Pete / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
James Miller (credited)
Inks:
James Miller (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Pylon Pete; Three Ball; Cut Cassidy; Rudolph (villain); Otto (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

How's Your Movie Memory? (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Popular Comics cash prize contest.

["The school term is about over for Elmhurst College..."] (Table of Contents)

Wally Williams, American Boy / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Victor Boni (credited)
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (credited)
Inks:
Tom Hickey (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports; teen
Characters:
Wally Williams; Gramps Williams; Arlene Grahame; Ted Jackson; Coach Biff Harrigan

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by Dell Publishing

["If there's one thing I hate, it's peach fuzz!"] (Table of Contents)

Herky / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
J. Granville Gurk; Noodles Nelson
Reprints:
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.11.13

Have You Seen Phantasmo Master of the World (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Phantasmo; High Lama

Indexer Notes

Promo for The Funnies. On inside back cover in black, white and red.

The Funnies #45 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Phantasmo

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Introducing... The Voice the Invisible Detective
    The Voice the Invisible Detective
  2. 1. On Land --- On Sea and in the Air.. War Comics
    Dell
  3. 2. ["Already known to a frightened underworld as The Invisible Voice..."]
    The Voice the Invisible Detective
  4. 3. ["During the battle with the gorillas Maya"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  5. 4. ["After the capture and death of the spy, Ellman..."]
    The Masked Pilot
  6. 5. ["Farmer Brown is unfair!"]
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. ["I'm telling ya, Sam - Rocky is the best thing..."]
    Rocky the Red Bomber
  9. 8. ["See, General Pelton!"]
    Martan the Marvel Man
  10. 9. ["Gus McGoig's ambition was to make Dillinger look like a piker."]
    Gang Busters
  11. 10. ["There goes the Hwang-Ho!"]
    Shark Egan World Adventurer
  12. 11. ["Persuading the king to transfer his kingdom above ground"]
    Captain Tornado
  13. 12. ["Pylon Pete wins the Irish sweepstakes!"]
    Pylon Pete
  14. 13. How's Your Movie Memory?
  15. 14. ["The school term is about over for Elmhurst College..."]
    Wally Williams, American Boy
  16. 15. ["If there's one thing I hate, it's peach fuzz!"]
    Herky
  17. 16. Have You Seen Phantasmo Master of the World
    Dell
  18. 17. The Funnies #45
    Dell
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gregory Fischer
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  • Gary L. Watson
  • Gregory Fischer
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