(January 1942)

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 / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Captain Bill Brady; Chief John Winston; Dan Warren; Professor Supermind [Professor Warren]; Skeezix Wallet; The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Tops

["The Thargent thays you dotta dit up!"] (Table of Contents)

You're In the Army Now / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; military
Reprints:
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.03.21
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.03.22
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.03.17
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.03.29

Indexer Notes

4 single panel cartoons on inside front cover.

["Oh, Happy---What's wrong? Jack's plane is in a crazy dive!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Bunny Wing; Happy Hill; Inspector; Joe; Gull Wing; Gale Gibson (villain); Powder (villain)
Synopsis:
Jack recovers from blacking out in the test flight and pulls out of the power dive safely. Jack is going to do one more test flight, but that night saboteurs rig a bomb into the plane. Both Gale and Bunny try to get Jack to give the flight to another pilot, but he refuses. Jack is abducted and Happy Hill is given the flight. The bomb goes off, but Hill manages to get free of the wreckage. He parachutes down, but hits hard and is badly injured. Jack tries to figure out who the saboteur is.
Reprints:
Keywords:
test pilot

Indexer Notes

Story includes strips dated July 4, July 5, July 6, July 14, July 15, July 30 and August 2, 1938.

["As a little farewell gift"] (Table of Contents)

You're In the Army Now / cartoon / 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; military
Reprints:
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.04.30
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

4 single panel cartoons.

["Through the Televisoscope..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Kashuba
Inks:
Maurice Kashuba
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Professor Supermind [Professor Warren]; Dan Warren; Gale Brown; General Thurner; Richtman (villain)
Keywords:
Dictorania; submarine; Televisoscope

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

["Wally, for a couple of expert marksmen, we're making fools of ourselves"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Victor Boni [as Vic Boni] (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wally Williams; Alex Hart; Arlene Grahame; Betty; Gramps [Walter Williams]; Ted Jackson
Keywords:
Elmhurst; iceboat; rabbit hunting

The Baffling Escape of the Japanese School Teacher (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
General Doihara; Yoshiko Hawaki

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

["She isn't there?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Skeezix Wallet; Gootch; Jessica; Nina Clock; Tops; Trixie
Reprints:
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune-N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937.xx.xx
Keywords:
picnic

Indexer Notes

Copyright, 1937, by the Chicago Tribune-N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.

'Sailor' Kimbro (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; Sadie; Sailor Kimbro (villain); Jake Curry (villain)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Midland City

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.

["This new robot plane of ours is two or three years ahead"] (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; aviation
Characters:
The Masked Pilot; Tom; Hashimoto Taru (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

Read Captain Midnight (Table of Contents)

Captain Midnight / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.22 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Captain Midnight

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.11 page (report information)

Script:
Helen Meyer
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Stamps (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Benedict Arnold and Major Andre (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Benedict Arnold; Major John Andre [also as John Anderson]
Keywords:
Revolutionary War; Tarrytown

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

["To the dungeons with that traitor!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Martan; Vana; Snow King [King Korameth]; General Morgrab; King Nodel
Keywords:
Marra

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

["This castle we built seems like a real home, Chief Longspear"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Albert Hartje (credited)
Pencils:
Bill Ely [as Will Ely] (credited)
Inks:
Bill Ely [as Will Ely] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Omu; Chief Longspear; Butcher (villain); Captain Bully Blackbeard (villain); John Hopper (villain); Plum Duff (villain); Windy (villain)
Keywords:
castle; pirate

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

["The sword! The Sword of De Soto!"] (Table of Contents)

The Voice / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters:
The Voice [Tim Brant]; Agent Prink (villain); Chief Hosteen Tshee; Hosteen Loo; Klo; Sheriff Sam Blaine
Keywords:
Navajo; Sword of De Soto

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

Wings of Victory (Table of Contents)

Comicscope Co. of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

Your Christmas Daisy (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Harman (signed)
Inks:
Fred Harman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Red Ryder

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smilin' Jack
  2. 1. ["The Thargent thays you dotta dit up!"]
    You're In the Army Now
  3. 2. ["Oh, Happy---What's wrong? Jack's plane is in a crazy dive!"]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. ["As a little farewell gift"]
    You're In the Army Now
  5. 4. ["Through the Televisoscope..."]
    Professor Supermind and Son
  6. 5. ["Wally, for a couple of expert marksmen, we're making fools of ourselves"]
    Wally Williams
  7. 6. The Baffling Escape of the Japanese School Teacher
    True Spy Stories
  8. 7. ["She isn't there?"]
    Gasoline Alley
  9. 8. 'Sailor' Kimbro
    Gang Busters
  10. 9. ["This new robot plane of ours is two or three years ahead"]
    The Masked Pilot
  11. 10. Read Captain Midnight
    Captain Midnight
  12. 11. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation
  13. 12. Stamps
  14. 13. Benedict Arnold and Major Andre
    True Spy Stories
  15. 14. ["To the dungeons with that traitor!"]
    The Marvel Man
  16. 15. ["This castle we built seems like a real home, Chief Longspear"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  17. 16. ["The sword! The Sword of De Soto!"]
    The Voice
  18. 17. Wings of Victory
    Comicscope Co. of America
  19. 18. Your Christmas Daisy
    Daisy Air Rifles
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