(June 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 / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; drama; humor; aviation; war
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Terry Lee (inset); Connie [George Webster Confucius] (inset); Captain Midnight [Captain Jim Albright] (inset); Skeezix Wallet (inset); Tops (inset); Don Winslow (inset)

["Before I finish"] (Table of Contents)

Grin and Bear It / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
Pencils:
George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
Inks:
George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Grin and Bear It daily (Chicago Times, Inc.) 1941.?
  • from Grin and Bear It daily (Chicago Times, Inc.) 1941.05.11

Indexer Notes

Six single panel cartoons on inside front cover in black, white and red.
© 1941 Chicago Times, Inc.

["Before you completely lose your mind"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin; also as Powder; also as Ghost Killer]; Fat Stuff; Limehouse; Leonard; Fergus; Le Meuix; Eagle Eye (villain); Lizard (villain); Slab (villain); The Head (villain); The Claw (villain)
Synopsis:
Limehouse puts Jack and Fat Stuff in Death Rock, a jail in the South Sea Islands.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Andy Panda Appears in New Funnies (Table of Contents)

Andy Panda / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Andy Panda

Stamps (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

["Listen, Terry-you've been swell to Burma"] (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; Reginald Smythe-Heatherstone; Lan; Drusilla Crail
Reprints:
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.07.22
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.07.25
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.07.26
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.07.27
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.07.28
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.07.29
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.07.30
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.01
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.03
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.04
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.05
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.06
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.08
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.09
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.10
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.13
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.15
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.16
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.17

Indexer Notes

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

["Captain Midnight, leader of the Secret Squardon"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Midnight / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Captain Midnight [Captain Jim Albright]; Lyle William Kelly [SS-11] (Midnight's Chief Lieutenant); Chuck Ramsay; Joyce Ryan; SS-29; Ivan Shark (villain); Fury Shark (villain, Ivan's daughter); Ivan Shark's gang (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Captain Midnight and Kelly rescue SS-29 from Ivan Shark's seaplane base, but the rescued agent is seriously injured during the escape. Midnight and company jump into a seaplane and head for a hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, then, having delivered him to the doctors, head out with other squadron members to attack Shark's seaplane stronghold.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The masthead reads "Copr., 1942, by The Wander Co.".

Storyline continued from previous issue.

["Winslow is now en route to Palm City"] (Table of Contents)

Don Winslow of the Navy / comic story / 5 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; Captain Dorne; Lawson Lugg [also as Baron] (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Don Winslow of the Navy newspaper strip (The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) ?

["After spending a night off shore in the turtle-shell boat"] (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; historical
Characters:
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Captain Bill Brady; Omu

Indexer Notes

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

["Guess who I've invited here"] (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.
1941, The Register and Tribune Syndicate.

Flame Fluke (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)
Reprints:
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.06.02

Indexer Notes

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

Bence Fuster (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); Sparks (a dog)
Reprints:
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.05.?

Indexer Notes

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

["Our scene -- a squalid section of New York's water front"] (Table of Contents)

Nick Terry as 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]; Chief Murphy; Willie the Wart (death)

Indexer Notes

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

Fight for Freedom (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hal Bittner [as Hal BiT] (signed)
Inks:
Hal Bittner [as Hal BiT] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Philippe Duval; Pierre; Jacques (a dog, death)

Indexer Notes

Artist signature combines the "l" and "B", making it look like HaBiT.

["We need some metal braces."] (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; Walt Wallet; Sheriff J. P. Lindsay (first appearance)
Reprints:
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.07.17
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.07.20
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.07.21
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.07.22
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.07.23

Indexer Notes

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

["The story of "Dodger" Willis, the one-man crime wave"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Jenney [as R.L.J.] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Jenney [as R.L.J.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Gates; Henry Duffy (villain); Dodger [James Willis] (villain, death)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

["Naw, it ain't a toy boat"] (Table of Contents)

Grin and Bear It / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
Pencils:
George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
Inks:
George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Grin and Bear It daily (Chicago Times, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Six single panel cartoons on inside back cover in black, white and red.

Presenting the New Daisy Defender (Table of Contents)

Daisy Manufacturing Company; Red Ryder / 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
  2. 1. ["Before I finish"]
    Grin and Bear It
  3. 2. ["Before you completely lose your mind"]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. Andy Panda Appears in New Funnies
    Andy Panda
  5. 4. Stamps
  6. 5. ["Listen, Terry-you've been swell to Burma"]
    Terry and the Pirates
  7. 6. ["Captain Midnight, leader of the Secret Squardon"]
    Captain Midnight
  8. 7. ["Winslow is now en route to Palm City"]
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  9. 8. ["After spending a night off shore in the turtle-shell boat"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  10. 9. ["Guess who I've invited here"]
    You're in the Army Now
  11. 10. Flame Fluke
    Smokey Stover
  12. 11. Bence Fuster
    Smokey Stover
  13. 12. ["Our scene -- a squalid section of New York's water front"]
    Nick Terry as The Owl
  14. 13. Fight for Freedom
  15. 14. ["We need some metal braces."]
    Gasoline Alley
  16. 15. ["The story of "Dodger" Willis, the one-man crime wave"]
    Gang Busters
  17. 16. ["Naw, it ain't a toy boat"]
    Grin and Bear It
  18. 17. Presenting the New Daisy Defender
    Daisy Manufacturing Company; Red Ryder
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