(December 1941)

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:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack; Gasoline Alley; Professor Supermind and Son; Gang Busters; Hurricane Kids / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; drama; crime; superhero
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Skeezix Wallet; Nina Clock; Dan Warren; The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]

["Watch this space"] (Table of Contents)

The Gumps / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gus Edson (credited)
Pencils:
Gus Edson (credited)
Inks:
Gus Edson (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:
  • from Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc. ? [newspaper strip reprint]

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black, white and red.

["When Dixie married Doctor Medic, Jack's happiness was shattered."] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Zack Mosley (credited)
Pencils:
Zack Mosley (credited)
Inks:
Zack Mosley (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Rufus; Happy Hill; Gale Gibson; Bunny Wing; Gull Wing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

You're in the Army Now / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Ficklen [as Herc Ficklen] (credited)
Pencils:
Jack Ficklen [as Herc Ficklen] (credited)
Inks:
Jack Ficklen [as Herc Ficklen] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; war

Indexer Notes

4 single panel gags.

["Last month, our paratroopers, Wally and Ted, were promised a transer to the military intelligence!!"] (Table of Contents)

Wally Williams American Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wally Williams; Ted Jackson; Gramps; Arlene Grahame; Officer Riley; Sylvia Rawlins (first appearance; villain); Art Jeffers (first appearance; villain)

["Ten South American ports were mysteriously bombed and destroyed last night"] (Table of Contents)

Professor Supermind and Son / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Professor Supermind [Professor Warren]; Dan Warren; Gregor (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941 by R. S. Callender

Trebitsch Lincoln Renowned International Spy (Table of Contents)

True Spy Stories / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Trebitsch Lincoln

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

The Zorko Jail Break (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Gormley (signed)
Inks:
Dan Gormley (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Officer Murphy; The Weasel (villain); Max Zorko (villain); Richu (villain); Grumps (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.
Signed in second to last panel.

["Nina, I'm discouraged about the car an' Tops, an' the way he acts."] (Table of Contents)

Gasoline Alley / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank King (credited)
Pencils:
Frank King (credited)
Inks:
Frank King (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Skeezix Wallet; Nina Clock; Tops; Whimpy; Gootch
Reprints:
  • from Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc. ? [newspaper strip reprint]

["While on a shake-down flight with the Canadian Air Force over Greenland"] (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; Captain Grey; Colonel McLachlan

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

Be Sure to Read Captain Midnight in The Funnies (Table of Contents)

Captain Midnight / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Captain Midnight

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Miscellaneous ads

["This patch is as sound as any plank in the cruiser, lads"] (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 Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Omu; Captain Bill Brady; Maya

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

["I promised to grant you one wish, Martan"] (Table of Contents)

The Marvel Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Martan; Vana; Snow King; Morgrab; Sneakell

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

Miss X, Spy Trapper (Table of Contents)

True Spy Stories / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Miss X

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

["Tim, we're on the verge of discovering how the dope runners..."] (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. Bancock; Sgt. Robbins (death); Mike (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

["Papa, when Santa Claus was a little boy, who brought him presents?"] (Table of Contents)

The Gumps / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gus Edson (credited)
Pencils:
Gus Edson (credited)
Inks:
Gus Edson (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Andrew Gump; Min Gump; Chester Gump

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover in black, white and red.

Ready for Christmas (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]
    Smilin' Jack; Gasoline Alley; Professor Supermind and Son; Gang Busters; Hurricane Kids
  2. 1. ["Watch this space"]
    The Gumps
  3. 2. ["When Dixie married Doctor Medic, Jack's happiness was shattered."]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    You're in the Army Now
  5. 4. ["Last month, our paratroopers, Wally and Ted, were promised a transer to the military intelligence!!"]
    Wally Williams American Boy
  6. 5. ["Ten South American ports were mysteriously bombed and destroyed last night"]
    Professor Supermind and Son
  7. 6. Trebitsch Lincoln Renowned International Spy
    True Spy Stories
  8. 7. The Zorko Jail Break
    Gang Busters
  9. 8. ["Nina, I'm discouraged about the car an' Tops, an' the way he acts."]
    Gasoline Alley
  10. 9. ["While on a shake-down flight with the Canadian Air Force over Greenland"]
    The Masked Pilot
  11. 10. Be Sure to Read Captain Midnight in The Funnies
    Captain Midnight
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. ["This patch is as sound as any plank in the cruiser, lads"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  14. 13. ["I promised to grant you one wish, Martan"]
    The Marvel Man
  15. 14. Miss X, Spy Trapper
    True Spy Stories
  16. 15. ["Tim, we're on the verge of discovering how the dope runners..."]
    The Voice the Invisible Detective
  17. 16. ["Papa, when Santa Claus was a little boy, who brought him presents?"]
    The Gumps
  18. 17. Ready for Christmas
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tim Cotrill
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Gregory Fischer
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk