(March 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:
George T. Delacorte, Jr. [as G. T. Delacorte, Jr.] (president); Helen Meyer [as H. Meyer] (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

Copyright 1942 by Dell Publishing Co., Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack; Terry and the Pirates; Gasoline Alley; The Owl; The Voice / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; drama; aviation; detective-mystery; superhero
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Terry Lee; Skeezix Wallet; Tops; Owl [Nick Terry]; The Voice [Tim Brant]

["Interesting work, isn't it?"] (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; war
Reprints:
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.05.30
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.06.03
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.?.?
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.05.08

Indexer Notes

4 single panel gags on inside front cover in black, white and red.
1941 The Register and Tribune Syndicate.

[""Head," are you really gonna let th' chef dangle from that tuna rod all night?"] (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; aviation
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin; also as Powder]; Bunny Wing; Gull Wing; Inspector; Laura; The Head (villain); Claw (villain)
Synopsis:
The Head figures out that Powder is an imposter.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1938 by the Chicago Tribune-N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.

["I said, sir, that this is my brother, sister, and Chinese servant!"] (Table of Contents)

Terry and the Pirates / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Milton Caniff (credited)
Pencils:
Milton Caniff (credited)
Inks:
Milton Caniff (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Lee; Pat Ryan; Big Stoop; Burma [also as Burmadine Lee]; Connie [George Webster Confucius]; Nastalthia Vincenta Smythe-Heatherstone; Hunter Yurk (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1938 by the Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.

["High in the sky, winging westward, a small cabin plane with Tim, Curly and Bert as passengers"] (Table of Contents)

The Voice / 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; Tex Wilson; Dort (villain); Pete (villain); Don Ricard (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942 by R. S. Callender.

Action! Thrills! Read! Red Ryder Comics (Table of Contents)

Red Ryder / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Stamps (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Ice Jam (Table of Contents)

Smokey Stover / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Holman (credited)
Pencils:
Bill Holman (credited)
Inks:
Bill Holman (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (a cat); Old Gray Mayor
Reprints:
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.03.03

Indexer Notes

Copyright, 1940, by News Syndicate Co., Inc.

["Wow - this zero weather makes you feel like hunting"] (Table of Contents)

Smokey Stover / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Holman (credited)
Pencils:
Bill Holman (credited)
Inks:
Bill Holman (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt
Reprints:
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.02.25

Indexer Notes

Copyright, 1940, by News Syndicate Co., Inc.

["Well Nick, what do you think?"] (Table of Contents)

The Owl / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Owl [Nick Terry]; Owl Girl [Belle Wayne]; Soto; Chief Murphy; Aunt Flossie; Donald Penrose (corpse); Charles

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender.

Boy Spy of the West Coast (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
John Biddle; Karl Biddle

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender.

["When baby Ted is six weeks old"] (Table of Contents)

The Crusoes / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
John Crusoe; Mae Crusoe; Paul Crusoe; Ted Crusoe; Andy

["Wow! - It sure is hot, Chief - we picked the right day to go bathing!"] (Table of Contents)

Smokey Stover / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Holman (credited)
Pencils:
Bill Holman (credited)
Inks:
Bill Holman (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt
Reprints:
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (Chicago Tribune-N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.28

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1938 by the Chicago Tribune-N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.

Termite Spies (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender.

["Golly. I'm so proud to be a half owner of our car, Tops!"] (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; humor
Characters:
Skeezix Wallet; Nina Clock; Tops; Mr. Grimes; Uncle Avery
Reprints:
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.05.27
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.?.?
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.06.04

Indexer Notes

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

The Higgins Gang (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 Higgings Gang [Ace Higgins (villain); Batty (villain, death); Putsey (villain, death); Slim (villain, death)]
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.

["Ha! There's ol' Blazer White's airport"] (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; Mrs. White

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender.

["Wow! What a nightmare"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Captain Bill Brady; Omu

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender.
Artist signature on last page.

["If something suddenly happened to my rank"] (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; war
Reprints:
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.?.?
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.?.?
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.?.?
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.04.21

Indexer Notes

4 single panel gags on inside front cover in black, white and red.
1941 The Register and Tribune Syndicate.

Prizes for All (Table of Contents)

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Red Ryder

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smilin' Jack; Terry and the Pirates; Gasoline Alley; The Owl; The Voice
  2. 1. ["Interesting work, isn't it?"]
    You're In the Army Now
  3. 2. [""Head," are you really gonna let th' chef dangle from that tuna rod all night?"]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. ["I said, sir, that this is my brother, sister, and Chinese servant!"]
    Terry and the Pirates
  5. 4. ["High in the sky, winging westward, a small cabin plane with Tim, Curly and Bert as passengers"]
    The Voice
  6. 5. Action! Thrills! Read! Red Ryder Comics
    Red Ryder
  7. 6. Stamps
  8. 7. Ice Jam
    Smokey Stover
  9. 8. ["Wow - this zero weather makes you feel like hunting"]
    Smokey Stover
  10. 9. ["Well Nick, what do you think?"]
    The Owl
  11. 10. Boy Spy of the West Coast
    True Spy Stories
  12. 11. ["When baby Ted is six weeks old"]
    The Crusoes
  13. 12. ["Wow! - It sure is hot, Chief - we picked the right day to go bathing!"]
    Smokey Stover
  14. 13. Termite Spies
    True Spy Stories
  15. 14. ["Golly. I'm so proud to be a half owner of our car, Tops!"]
    Gasoline Alley
  16. 15. The Higgins Gang
    Gang Busters
  17. 16. ["Ha! There's ol' Blazer White's airport"]
    The Masked Pilot
  18. 17. ["Wow! What a nightmare"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  19. 18. ["If something suddenly happened to my rank"]
    You're In the Army Now
  20. 19. Prizes for All
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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