(October 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:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]

["There's no living in this house since Bim found that baby on the doorstep last Sunday"] (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:
Andrew Gump; Min Gump; Uncle Bim Gump [Benjamin Gump]; Millie Gump; Hortense De Stross; Little Napolean (a baby)
Synopsis:
Bim's wife and mother-in-law leave him when he won't get rid of the baby he found on the doorstep.
Reprints:
  • from Gumps, The Sunday (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937.11.28

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black, white and red.

["Brakes do your 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
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Fat Stuff; Downwind Jaxon; Mrs. Andrews; Woo-Woo Bali; Mary Smith; Mummy Smith (first appearance)
Reprints:

["While Connie and Big Stoop are puzzling over their reward money"] (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; Connie [George Webster Confucius]; Big Stoop; Reginald Smythe-Heatherstone; Miss Mokin; Weazel [M. Belette] (villain); Baron De Plexus (villain)
Synopsis:
Connie and Big Stoop spend their reward money.
Reprints:
  • from Terry and the Pirates newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) ?

["Scene - A clubhouse of the Police Athletic League"] (Table of Contents)

Nick Terry as The Owl / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Owl [Nick Terry]; Belle Wayne; Chief Murphy; Smitty; Victor Mason (first appearance; death); Bummy Mason (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender

["After drifting for days on a life raft, Dave and Alan Burnham land on a jungle-fringed beach"] (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 [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender

["After rescuing Professor Lancton, Don heads back for the naval base."] (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; Betty Shipman; Mr. Shipman; Mrs. Shipman; Captain X (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Don Winslow of the Navy newspaper strip (The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) ?

[Yep, Nina, I've got to cork her"] (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; Jerry; Gootch; Whimpy
Reprints:
  • from Gasoline Alley newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) ?

The Sea Gull Gang! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Harry (death); Joe; The Sea Gull Gang (villains); Pug Miller (villain); Fagan (villain)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

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

Mosquito Boat Raid (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

["After many hair-raising adventures in South America"] (Table of Contents)

Cyclone / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Hampton [as J. Wade Hampton] (credited)
Inks:
John Hampton [as J. Wade Hampton] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Cyclone; Midge; Calico (a horse); Cal Grant (first appearance); Scarface Gowdy (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

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

["I've tried every means known to science and haven't grown any hair yet!"] (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 newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) ?

[What in blazes do you think Chief Cash U. Nutt and Smokey are up to now"] (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 newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) ?

The Return of Robin Hood [Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Robin Hood / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois ?
Pencils:
Jon Small
Inks:
Jon Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Robin Hood; Sir Harry Gamwell

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1942 by R. S. Callender.
Gaylord Du Bois was credited as the writer for the first part of this story in Popular Comics #79, so including him as possible writer for this chapter.
Jon Small credited as artist for first part of this story in Popular Comics #79. Art spotters on the GCD Main list agree Jon Small did the art on this story (May 2011).

12 Big Issues of Popular Comics Now Only $1.00 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover in black, white and red.

Choose Your Prize! Get it the American Way (Table of Contents)

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover.