(August 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; aviation
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Terry Lee (inset); Pat Ryan (inset); Burma (inset)

["Step lively, fellows"] (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.
1941, The Register and Tribune Syndicate.

["Gosh--a person never realizes what a bore he is till he's alone with himself"] (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]; Fat Stuff; Limehouse; Ringtail (a monkey); Laura (first appearance; Limehouse's daughter); Limehouse's wife (first appearance)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

["I know that goat I found yesterday got your nanny, 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); Buttinski (a goat)
Reprints:
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.06.09

Indexer Notes

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

["Oh, what have I done?"] (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; Connie [George Webster Confucius]; Big Stoop; Nastalthia Vincenta Smythe-Heatherstone; Reginald Smythe-Heatherstone; Inspector Gwenn; Lo Sun; Drusilla Crail (villain); Chun Wi (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.09.16
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.09.19
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.09.30
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.10.10
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.10.11

Indexer Notes

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

["After forcing Shark's henchman, Gardo, to land"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Midnight / 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:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Captain Midnight [Captain Jim Albright]; Chuck Ramsay [SS-11]; un-named farmer; Major Steele (at Secret Squadron HQ); Jack Conway (test pilot); Ivan Shark (villain); Fang (villain); Fury Shark (villain); Gardo (villain, mention only)
Synopsis:
Midnight and Chuck land in a farmer's field, and talk their way out of being taken to the local Sheriff, but lose their prisoner, Gardo, in the process. They head to a squadron aerial instrument company, where they learn that several planes have been sabotaged. Captain Midnight vows to discover and capture the person rersponsible.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

["Oh, Tom! Isn't this swell"] (Table of Contents)

The Gumps / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gus Edson (credited)
Pencils:
Gus Edson (credited)
Inks:
Gus Edson (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Uncle Bim Gump [Benjamin Gump]; Millie Gump; Hortense De Stross; Andrew Gump; Min Gump; Tom
Reprints:
  • from Gumps, The Sunday (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937.?

Indexer Notes

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

["Escaping from Don Iago's riflemen"] (Table of Contents)

Cyclone / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Cyclone; Midge; The Great Inca; Titaca; Aunt Llo; Don Manuelo McCarthy; Sandy Waters; Don Iago (villain); Captain Cerdoso (villain)

Indexer Notes

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

["Don Winslow hastens to find and protect the inventor of V707"] (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; Professor Lancton; The Purple Dictator (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Don Winslow of the Navy newspaper strip (The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) ?

["We're out of money"] (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; Auntie Blossom [Phyllis Wallet]; Corky Wallet; Judy Wallet
Reprints:
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.08.19
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.08.21
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.08.23

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1937 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:
?
Letters:
typeset

["This is Dan Druff"] (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; Dan Druff
Reprints:
  • from Smokey Stover daily (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.?

Indexer Notes

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

["You girls were right"] (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 daily (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.11.30

Indexer Notes

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

["The time - April, 1917"] (Table of Contents)

Nick Terry as The Owl / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero; war
Characters:
Owl [Nick Terry]; Belle Wayne; Soto; Jack Mullin; Von Haupt (villain, death); Dr. Gluck (villain)

Indexer Notes

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

The Silk Hat Gang (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
E. C. Stoner (signed)
Inks:
E. C. Stoner (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; The Silk Hat Gang [Sparkie Travers (villain, death); Blondie (villain); Gyp (villain); Flash Lily (villain)]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Storm Pilot (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dan Wentworth; Frank Wentworth; Mrs. Wentworth; Roy (a dog)

["Daybreak finds Captain Bill Brady, the volunteer sentry, sound asleep--"] (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.

["Five billion for defense"] (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 back cover in black, white and red.
1941, The Register and Tribune Syndicate.

Now You Can Subscribe to the New Funnies (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Andy Panda; Raggedy Ann; Raggedy Andy; Peter Rabbit; Felix the Cat; Oswald; Li'l Eight Ball

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smilin' Jack
  2. 1. ["Step lively, fellows"]
    You're in the Army Now
  3. 2. ["Gosh--a person never realizes what a bore he is till he's alone with himself"]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. ["I know that goat I found yesterday got your nanny, Chief"]
    Smokey Stover
  5. 4. ["Oh, what have I done?"]
    Terry and the Pirates
  6. 5. ["After forcing Shark's henchman, Gardo, to land"]
    Captain Midnight
  7. 6. ["Oh, Tom! Isn't this swell"]
    The Gumps
  8. 7. ["Escaping from Don Iago's riflemen"]
    Cyclone
  9. 8. ["Don Winslow hastens to find and protect the inventor of V707"]
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  10. 9. ["We're out of money"]
    Gasoline Alley
  11. 10. Andy Panda Appears in New Funnies
    Andy Panda
  12. 11. Stamps
  13. 12. ["This is Dan Druff"]
    Smokey Stover
  14. 13. ["You girls were right"]
    Smokey Stover
  15. 14. ["The time - April, 1917"]
    Nick Terry as The Owl
  16. 15. The Silk Hat Gang
    Gang Busters
  17. 16. Storm Pilot
  18. 17. ["Daybreak finds Captain Bill Brady, the volunteer sentry, sound asleep--"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  19. 18. ["Five billion for defense"]
    You're in the Army Now
  20. 19. Now You Can Subscribe to the New Funnies
    New Funnies
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