(November 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)

Terry and the Pirates / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Lee; Pat Ryan; Connie [George Webster Confucius]

["That fire bug Arson Nick..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt
Reprints:
  • from Smokey Stover daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1938.12.07
  • from Smokey Stover daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1938.12.08

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in red & black.
Copyright 1938 by Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.

["Well, Downwind, meet our white elephant..."] (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; Downwind Jaxon; Inspector; Mary Smith; Mummy Smith; Hop (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Smilin' Jack newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) ? - ? [modified to fit comic book format]

Indexer Notes

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

The Return of Robin Hood [Part 3] (Table of Contents)

Robin Hood / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Robin Hood [Robert]; Sir Guy De Beaupre (death)

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). Previous indexer had Arthur Jameson as artist.

The Gas Pirates (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Forte (signed)
Inks:
John Forte (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Officer Casey; Officer Jenkins; Larry Barnes; Ben Tate (death); Inspector Kerry; Horatio Miller (villain); Gus (villain); Mike (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1942 by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.

["Going to the office of Baron De Plexus..."] (Table of Contents)

Terry and the Pirates / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Milton Caniff
Pencils:
Milton Caniff (signed)
Inks:
Milton Caniff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Lee; Pat Ryan; Connie [George Webster Confucius]; Big Stoop; Reginald Smythe-Heatherstone; Weazel [M. Belette] (villain); Baron De Plexus (villain); Slugger Dunn (villain)
Reprints:
  • United States in Four Color (Dell, 1942 series) #44 (May 1944)
  • From Terry and The Pirates (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1938.12.05-1938.12.10, 1938.12.12-1938.12.17, 1938.12.19-1938.12.24, 1938.12.26-1938.12.31, 1939.01.01 [Sunday, first 4 panels]

Indexer Notes

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

Sunday strips are part of the continuity but are not reprinted except for the first four panels of 1939.01.01.

["The Hurricane Kids awake in their tree house..."] (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

copyright 1942 by R. S. Callender.

["At the end of a big dinner..."] (Table of Contents)

Cyclone / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
John Hampton [as J. W. Hampton] (signed)
Inks:
John Hampton [as J. W. Hampton] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor; war; western-frontier
Characters:
Cyclone; Midge; Calico (a horse); Cal Grant; Scarface Gowdy (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1942 by R. S. Callender.

["There goes Arson Nick, Smokey!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (a cat); Flat Foot Flanagan; Arson Nick
Reprints:
  • from Smokey Stover daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) ? & ?

Indexer Notes

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

Escape from the Phillippines (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Dick Corey; Thomas Corey; Jose

["Veronic Puddle to see you Chief"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Oskar Lebeck
Pencils:
Frank Thomas (signed)
Inks:
Frank Thomas (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Owl [Nick Terry]; Belle Wayne; Chief Murphy; Veronica Puddle; Lotta Latin; Luke Tortoni; Sharpie Sam (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1942 by R. S. Callender.

["I've got $7.35 of Tops' I.O.U.s...."] (Table of Contents)

Gasoline Alley / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank King
Pencils:
Frank King (signed)
Inks:
Frank King (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Skeezix Wallet; Nina Clock; Tops
Reprints:
  • from Gasoline Alley Sunday (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.03
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.04
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.05
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.06
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.07
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.08

Indexer Notes

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

["Scene - an underground airdrome..."] (Table of Contents)

Don Winslow of the Navy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank V. Martinek (credited)
Pencils:
Ken Ernst
Inks:
Ken Ernst
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Don Winslow; Red Pennington; Captain X (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Don Winslow of the Navy (Bell Syndicate) ? - ? [modified for comic books]

Indexer Notes

released by the Bell Syndicate.

["Oh Millie, Darling-how I miss you..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Uncle Bim Gump [Benjamin Gump]; Millie Gump; Hortense De Stross
Reprints:
  • from The Gumps Sunday (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.12.05

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover in black & red. Copyright 1937 by the Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.

Jim Prentice Announces His Super Electric Football (Table of Contents)

Electric Game Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Jim Prentice

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Terry and the Pirates
  2. 1. ["That fire bug Arson Nick..."]
    Smokey Stover
  3. 2. ["Well, Downwind, meet our white elephant..."]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. The Return of Robin Hood [Part 3]
    Robin Hood
  5. 4. The Gas Pirates
    Gang Busters
  6. 5. ["Going to the office of Baron De Plexus..."]
    Terry and the Pirates
  7. 6. ["The Hurricane Kids awake in their tree house..."]
    The Hurricane Kids
  8. 7. ["At the end of a big dinner..."]
    Cyclone
  9. 8. ["There goes Arson Nick, Smokey!"]
    Smokey Stover
  10. 9. Escape from the Phillippines
  11. 10. ["Veronic Puddle to see you Chief"]
    Nick Terry as The Owl
  12. 11. ["I've got $7.35 of Tops' I.O.U.s...."]
    Gasoline Alley
  13. 12. ["Scene - an underground airdrome..."]
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  14. 13. ["Oh Millie, Darling-how I miss you..."]
    The Gumps
  15. 14. Jim Prentice Announces His Super Electric Football
    Electric Game Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tim Cotrill
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Gregory Fischer
  • James Ludwig
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