(May 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 / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Lee; Burma [also as Burmadine Lee]; Connie [George Webster Confucius]; Big Stoop; Nastalthia Vincenta Smythe-Heatherstone

[no title indexed] (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

Indexer Notes

4 single panel gags on inside front cover in black, white and red.

["Gosh, Fat Stuff--"] (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]; Boona Goo; Fat Stuff; Sun Priest; Limehouse
Synopsis:
Smilin' Jack is still being mistaken as someone named Powder, and he is forced to marry Boona Goo. Jack escapes the island before consumating the marriage with Boona, but is captured by Limehouse, a prison guard who also mistakes him as Powder.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Bill Holman & Smokey Stover Wish You a Merry Xmas! (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; Earl Stover; Spooky (a cat); Old Man Rivers [Jimmy D. Window] (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.12.2?

Indexer Notes

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

["Do come in, Lieutenant!"] (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; Burma [also as Burmadine Lee]; Connie [George Webster Confucius]; Big Stoop; Nastalthia Vincenta Smythe-Heatherstone; Hunter Yurk
Reprints:
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (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

Indexer Notes

4 single panel gags.

["Billy! Billy! Where are you?"] (Table of Contents)

Don Winslow of the Navy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank V. Martinek (credited)
Pencils:
Leon A. Beroth [as L. A. Beroth] (signed)
Inks:
Leon A. Beroth [as L. A. Beroth] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Don Winslow; Red Pennington; Billy; Captain Dorne; Lawson Lugg (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Don Winslow of the Navy newspaper strip (The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) ?

["Before I take a chattel mortgage..."] (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; Mr. Avery; Mr. Clock (Nina's father); Grimes; Uncle Walt Wallet; Phyllis Wallet; Mr. Topper
Reprints:
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.?

Indexer Notes

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

["Antone Thanie--A leading New York jeweler..."] (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; Antone Thanie (death); Walter Garwood; Sadie [also as Maude Garwood] (villain); Ambrose (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender

["Ah-h-hum!"] (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 [Dave Burnham]; Omu
Synopsis:
Dave and Omu try to find their way back to the others.

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender

Sweet Hat of Sigma Foo (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.) 1940.04.07

Indexer Notes

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

["Enroute from Cape Town, South Africa, to New York City"] (Table of Contents)

The Owl / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Owl [Nick Terry]; Owl Girl [Belle Wayne]; Chief Murphy; Nancy; Sue Sweet (villain); Gizzard Sweet (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender

Action! Captain Midnight Appears in The Funnies (Table of Contents)

Captain Midnight / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.6 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Midnight

Stamps (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.4 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Secret Wireless in the Alps (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

The D'Ambrosio Brothers (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Officer Dwyer (death); Lefty Billings (villain, death); Al D'Ambrosio (villain); Lou D'Ambrosio (villain, death); Mae D'Ambrosio (villain)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

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

["Safe inside the limestone walls..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Micale
Inks:
Al Micale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
John Crusoe; Mae Crusoe; Paul Crusoe; Andy
Synopsis:
John and Paul go on a bear hunt.

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender. Pencil and ink credits per Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999.

How About Two Two's Till Tuesday (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (a cat)
Reprints:
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.03.10

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover in black, white and red.
Copyright, 1940, by News Syndicate Co., Inc.

Amazing Gift Offer to "Comic" Readers! (Table of Contents)

Modern Concise Encylopedia / 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; Terry and the Pirates
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    You're in the Army Now
  3. 2. ["Gosh, Fat Stuff--"]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. Bill Holman & Smokey Stover Wish You a Merry Xmas!
    Smokey Stover
  5. 4. ["Do come in, Lieutenant!"]
    Terry and the Pirates
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    You're in the Army Now
  7. 6. ["Billy! Billy! Where are you?"]
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  8. 7. ["Before I take a chattel mortgage..."]
    Gasoline Alley
  9. 8. ["Antone Thanie--A leading New York jeweler..."]
    The Voice the Invisible Detective
  10. 9. ["Ah-h-hum!"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  11. 10. Sweet Hat of Sigma Foo
    Smokey Stover
  12. 11. ["Enroute from Cape Town, South Africa, to New York City"]
    The Owl
  13. 12. Action! Captain Midnight Appears in The Funnies
    Captain Midnight
  14. 13. Stamps
  15. 14. Secret Wireless in the Alps
    True Spy Stories
  16. 15. The D'Ambrosio Brothers
    Gang Busters
  17. 16. ["Safe inside the limestone walls..."]
    The Crusoes
  18. 17. How About Two Two's Till Tuesday
    Smokey Stover
  19. 18. Amazing Gift Offer to "Comic" Readers!
    Modern Concise Encylopedia
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