(October 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:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime

Dick Tracy is On the Trail Again! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chester Gould
Inks:
Chester Gould
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for Four Color (Dell, 1939 series) #8

["Those are tough looking mugs!"] (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; Lt. Peters; Whitey Vosberg (first appearance; villain); Spig Morona (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
The Voice halts a plot to wreck the U.S.A.'s new giant sub-marine.

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

["At Washington, Martan addresses the delegates from America and Eurasia."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Martan; Vana; Colonel Thompson

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender.

He's My Pal (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Allen Kirby (credited)
Pencils:
Charles Hedinger [as Hedinger] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Hedinger [as Hedinger] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Brad Jennings; Pop Mahoney; Mr. Graham; Silky Louie

["Jud Durk, called the "Phantom"..."] (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; Pat; Clarence; Bill; Dave Durk (villain); The Phantom [Jud Durk; also as Jim Mason] (villain); Tex Willard (villain); Jess (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.

["Determined to make good colonists of the pirate gang..."] (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

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

["With half the world caught in the red horror of war..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Jenney (credited)
Pencils:
Bob Jenney (credited)
Inks:
Bob Jenney (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Masked Pilot; Tom; Benson; Mr. MacGregor; The New Pioneers of the Americas [Serge (villain); General Traytur (villain); Brasher (villain); Mr. Gracow (villain); Gus (villain)]

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

["Following the great battle, Assinoff escapes to Eurasia..."] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Hormone / comic story / 7 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 [also as Janey]; Prime Minister Smartenoff; General Battleski; Popoloff; Skizenski; Captain Bosko; Assinoff (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

Name the Stars! (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Contest for Lawrence Secret Code Outfit.

Read Phantasmo Master of the World (Table of Contents)

Dell / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.8 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Phantasmo

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for The Funnies.

Stamps (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.2 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Today's Wally's birthday and what will he get besides another day older?"] (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; Uncle George; Billie Blaine; Lionel Lovelace; Mr. Brock
Synopsis:
Wally gets a new car for his birthday. Wally and Gramps decide to drive to the San Francisco Fair.

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by Dell Publishing Co.

["Colonel Digby Dingle, a big chairwarmer from G.H.Q."] (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

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

["Having found a new means of combating the strange planet's giant insects..."] (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. Per Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books, Kenneth Kennedy was only a byline. Per the site, pencils and inks were by Newt Alfred.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Miscellaneous classified advertisements on inside back cover.

The Sensational 1000-Shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine (Table of Contents)

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gang Busters
  2. 1. Dick Tracy is On the Trail Again!
    Dick Tracy
  3. 2. ["Those are tough looking mugs!"]
    The Voice the Invisible Detective
  4. 3. ["At Washington, Martan addresses the delegates from America and Eurasia."]
    Martan the Marvel Man
  5. 4. He's My Pal
  6. 5. ["Jud Durk, called the "Phantom"..."]
    Gang Busters
  7. 6. ["Determined to make good colonists of the pirate gang..."]
    The Hurricane Kids
  8. 7. ["With half the world caught in the red horror of war..."]
    The Masked Pilot
  9. 8. ["Following the great battle, Assinoff escapes to Eurasia..."]
    Dr. Hormone
  10. 9. Name the Stars!
  11. 10. Read Phantasmo Master of the World
    Dell
  12. 11. Stamps
  13. 12. ["Today's Wally's birthday and what will he get besides another day older?"]
    Wally Williams, American Boy
  14. 13. ["Colonel Digby Dingle, a big chairwarmer from G.H.Q."]
    Pylon Pete
  15. 14. ["Having found a new means of combating the strange planet's giant insects..."]
    Captain Tornado
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. The Sensational 1000-Shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine
    Daisy Air Rifles
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