(April 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]; Owl [Nick Terry]; The Voice [Tim Brant]; The Masked Pilot; Terry Lee; Burma [also as Burmadine Lee]; Connie [George Webster Confucius]; Nastalthia Vincenta Smythe-Heatherstone; Hunter Yurk

["Hey, Smokey - I want you to beat those rugs on the line"] (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; Cookie Stover; Spooky (a cat)
Reprints:
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

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

["Well, 'Head,' why don't you dust 'Powder' off"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin; also as Powder]; Fat Stuff (first appearance); Boona Goo (first appearance); Taboo (first appearance); Chief (first appearance); Dixie Lee (cameo, flashback); The Ring [The Head (villain); The Claw (villain)]
Synopsis:
Jack's plane crashes and he ends up on an island. It happens to be the island in which Powder is engaged to the Chief's daughter.
Reprints:
Keywords:
phonograph; typhoon

Look!! The Funnies Featuring Captain Midnight (Table of Contents)

The Funnies / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Free! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

["You say that a British gunboat went by during the night."] (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.) 1938.xx.xx
Keywords:
Chinese

Indexer Notes

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

["Milton, have you composed the birthday greeting poem"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Owl [Nick Terry]; Owl Girl [Belle Wayne]; Soto; Chief Murphy; Officer O'Toole; Termite Group [Mr. Milton (villain, death)]
Keywords:
Daily Eagle; Owlplane

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942 by R. S. Callender.

["Uncle Avery was awfully nice about it, Tops."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Jessica; Nina Clock; Skeezix Wallet; Tops; Uncle Avery; Walt Wallet
Reprints:
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

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

The "John Doe" 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; Officer Kelly; The John Doe Gang (villains); Johnnie Chek (villain); Joe Meggs (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

["Andy... you get a few bushels of charcoal from the burned house"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
John Crusoe; Mae Crusoe; Mary Crusoe; Paul Crusoe; Ted Crusoe; Andy; Bam; Biff

Indexer Notes

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

["Galloping guns, Smokey"] (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; Spooky (a cat)
Reprints:
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.03.24

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1940 by News Syndicate Co., Inc.

["Thanks for calling me, Chief"] (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; Spooky (a cat)
Synopsis:
from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.03.31

Indexer Notes

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

Fifty Blank Passports (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Mr. Sheldon
Keywords:
F.B.I.; Nazi

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942 by R. S. Callender.

["Get me over to the west side pier in a hurry"] (Table of Contents)

Joe Snoope / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Hermann [as Hermann] (signed)
Inks:
John Hermann [as Hermann] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; spy
Characters:
Joe Snoope; Spencer Gable; Tracey Fonda

["Look, boss...bullet holes all around the windshield!"] (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; Jim Steele (death); Kurt (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942 by R. S. Callender.

["If our propeller shaft is broken"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942 by R. S. Callender.

["You say your father was a sea captain"] (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]; Curly Rand; Professor Bert Wilson; Marsha Forbes; Barney (villain); Igor Thorenson (villain); Stillet (villain); Wart Hafner (villain)
Keywords:
treasure map

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942 by R. S. Callender.

["Junior will leave"] (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.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

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

Famous Stories #1 - Treasure Island (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smilin' Jack
  2. 1. ["Hey, Smokey - I want you to beat those rugs on the line"]
    Smokey Stover
  3. 2. ["Well, 'Head,' why don't you dust 'Powder' off"]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. Look!! The Funnies Featuring Captain Midnight
    The Funnies
  5. 4. Free!
  6. 5. ["You say that a British gunboat went by during the night."]
    Terry and the Pirates
  7. 6. ["Milton, have you composed the birthday greeting poem"]
    The Owl
  8. 7. ["Uncle Avery was awfully nice about it, Tops."]
    Gasoline Alley
  9. 8. The "John Doe" Gang
    Gang Busters
  10. 9. ["Andy... you get a few bushels of charcoal from the burned house"]
    The Crusoes
  11. 10. ["Galloping guns, Smokey"]
    Smokey Stover
  12. 11. ["Thanks for calling me, Chief"]
    Smokey Stover
  13. 12. Fifty Blank Passports
    True Spy Stories
  14. 13. ["Get me over to the west side pier in a hurry"]
    Joe Snoope
  15. 14. ["Look, boss...bullet holes all around the windshield!"]
    The Masked Pilot
  16. 15. ["If our propeller shaft is broken"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  17. 16. ["You say your father was a sea captain"]
    The Voice
  18. 17. ["Junior will leave"]
    You're In the Army Now
  19. 18. Famous Stories #1 - Treasure Island
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gregory Fischer
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  • Gary L. Watson
  • Gregory Fischer
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