(September 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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
E. C. Stoner (signed)
Inks:
E. C. Stoner (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

[Comic Contest] (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black, white and red.

["Here we are, Captain - back at the lagoon!"] (Table of Contents)

The Hurricane Kids / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Hurricane Kids [Alan; Dave]; Omu; Captain Bill Brady; Maya; Bully Blackbeard; Darby
Synopsis:
The Hurricane Kids and friends defeat a gang of pirates.

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

["Martan, the Marvel Man from the faraway planet Antaclea, learning that the invading spacemen plan to poison Earth's air..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Bugg (credited)
Inks:
Robert Bugg (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Martan; Vana; General Pelton

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

Rex King of the Deep (Table of Contents)

Dell / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Rex

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for The Funnies.

Stamps (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

["Late one night, a gray touring car pulls up at the Jane's Filling Station"] (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; Officer Mike Bauer (death); Mr. Janes; Edwin Asher; Mrs. Asher; Mr. Pacelli; Mrs. Hall; Mabel; Joe Prince [also as Joe Klein] (villain); Rusty Hall (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.

["All was quiet on the western front...or it was until Pylon Pete McTag..."] (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 McTag; Three Ball O'Linsky; Colonel Digby Dingle; Major Hardtack Hooley; Hawkins; Captain Pennyback; Baron Von Krunch (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

["For many long weeks, the Masked Pilot and Tom have been re-building their ship."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Masked Pilot; Tom; Joe (villain); Louie (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

["With the newly built city in ruins following an attack by the giant flies..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Tornado / comic story / 8 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; The Barrangees

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender. Per Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books, Kenneth Kennedy was only a byline. Per the site, pencils and inks were by Newton Alfred.

["America's greatest military institution, The Citizens' Military Training Camps, are starting another thrilling season."] (Table of Contents)

Wally Williams, American Boy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wally Williams; Gramps; Arlene; Betty; Ted Jackson; Captain Martin; Reeves; Cullen

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1940 by Dell Publishing Co.

Death Flies the Diamonds (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hal Bittner [as HB] (signed)
Inks:
Hal Bittner [as HB] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Clive Reardon; Dive Jackson

["Fearful of the mysterious work of Dr. Hormone, four Urasian armies..."] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Hormone / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Bugg [as Bob Bugg] (credited)
Inks:
Robert Bugg [as Bob Bugg] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Hormone; Jane Hormone; Prime Minister Smartenoff; General Battleski; Rassinoff (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender. Rassinoff becomes Assinoff in the next issue.

["Known to be connected with The Voice -- that unseen mysterious enemy of crime..."] (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; Major Lee; Nurse Vitelli; Giovani Toscano (first appearance; villain); Giuseppe (first appearance; villain); Arturo (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Miscellaneous classified advertisements on inside back cover.

War Comics #3; The Funnies #46 (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. [no title indexed]
    Gang Busters
  2. 1. [Comic Contest]
  3. 2. ["Here we are, Captain - back at the lagoon!"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  4. 3. ["Martan, the Marvel Man from the faraway planet Antaclea, learning that the invading spacemen plan to poison Earth's air..."]
    Martan the Marvel Man
  5. 4. Rex King of the Deep
    Dell
  6. 5. Stamps
  7. 6. ["Late one night, a gray touring car pulls up at the Jane's Filling Station"]
    Gang Busters
  8. 7. ["All was quiet on the western front...or it was until Pylon Pete McTag..."]
    Pylon Pete
  9. 8. ["For many long weeks, the Masked Pilot and Tom have been re-building their ship."]
    The Masked Pilot
  10. 9. ["With the newly built city in ruins following an attack by the giant flies..."]
    Captain Tornado
  11. 10. ["America's greatest military institution, The Citizens' Military Training Camps, are starting another thrilling season."]
    Wally Williams, American Boy
  12. 11. Death Flies the Diamonds
  13. 12. ["Fearful of the mysterious work of Dr. Hormone, four Urasian armies..."]
    Dr. Hormone
  14. 13. ["Known to be connected with The Voice -- that unseen mysterious enemy of crime..."]
    The Voice the Invisible Detective
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. War Comics #3; The Funnies #46
    Dell
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