(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) (Expand) /

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

Stamps (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["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) (Expand) /

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

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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