(January 1943)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Downwind Jaxon; Terry Lee

Parents! Give This Welcome Christmas Gift (Table of Contents)

Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Bugs Bunny; Porky Pig

["Chief, I won't have time to wait 'til you catch a bunch of tarantulas!"] (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; Mary Smith; Mummy Smith; Donnie; Jerry; Hop (villain); Chief No-Talk (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Smilin' Jack newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

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

[The Return of Robin Hood [Part 5]] (Table of Contents)

Robin Hood / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur Jameson
Inks:
Arthur Jameson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Robin Hood; Tom Goodwin; Lady Hilda Hollowell; Cedric Hollowell; Pepin; Maurice; Malvin the Butcher [Count Malvin Le Sueur]
Synopsis:
Robin Hood rescues Lady Hilda from Malvin the Butcher.

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender.
Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (April 2011).

["Silk Spanella outlines a new racket to his mob."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Chambers
Inks:
Jim Chambers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Mrs. Mallone; Tony Paletti; Widow Hayes; Mr. Fawley; Fred Aker; Mrs. Aker; Colonel Davannon; Casey; Frank; Joe; Blackout Protective Society [Silk Spanella (villain); Spike (villain); Louis (villain); Piggy (villain)]
Synopsis:
Chief Winston breaks up a blackout protection racket.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.
Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (April 2011).

["Is shoomike gleam of lights!"] (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]; April Kane; Big Stoop; Dillon Kane; Sanjak [also as Madame Sud] (villain); Weazel [M. Belette] (villain); Baron De Plexus (villain); Slugger Dunn (villain)
Synopsis:
Madame Sud reveals to April that she is secretly Sanjak.
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 1939.01.26-1939.01.28, 1939-01.30-1939.02.04, 1939.02.06-1939.02.11, 1939.02.13-1939.02.18, 1939.02.20, 1939.02.21

Indexer Notes

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

Sundays are part of the continuity but are omitted.

["Today's test will be under actual combat conditions, gentlemen!"] (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 Olympus Lancton; Mr. Anders
Reprints:
  • from Don Winslow of the Navy (Bell Syndicate) ?

Indexer Notes

Released by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.

["I can see her"] (Table of Contents)

Gasoline Alley / comic story / 3 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; Mr. Clock; Aunt Hessie
Reprints:
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.18
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.19
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.20
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.21

Indexer Notes

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

Monster of the Deep (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Danny Perkins; Phil Perkins; Nazis (villains)

["Yes...this is the Merlin home"] (Table of Contents)

Nick Terry as The Owl / comic story / 5.89 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Owl [Nick Terry]; Belle Wayne; Chief Murphy; Steve; Mr. Broadhead (first appearance, death); Mr. Westmore (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.11 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

["That sign looks kinda useless, Midge"] (Table of Contents)

Cyclone / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Cyclone; Midge; Calico (a horse); Sandy Waters; The Bowdry Gang (villains); Hoot Bowdry (villain)

Indexer Notes

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

["Whoopee! Yippee! Yow!"] (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
Reprints:
  • from Smokey Stover daily (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) ?
  • from Smokey Stover daily (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.12.15

Indexer Notes

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

["Reaching the top of the island's plateau..."] (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]

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender

["Look at that family grouped around the Christmas tree!"] (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; Chester Gump; Uncle Bim Gump [Benjamin Gump]; Millie Gump; Hortense De Stross
Reprints:
  • from The Gumps Sunday (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.12.19 ?

Indexer Notes

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

This Christmas--Give a Subscription to New Funnies (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Santa Claus; Felix the Cat; Raggedy Ann; Raggedy Andy; Andy Panda

Indexer Notes

Back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smilin' Jack; Terry and the Pirates
  2. 1. Parents! Give This Welcome Christmas Gift
    Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies Comics
  3. 2. ["Chief, I won't have time to wait 'til you catch a bunch of tarantulas!"]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. [The Return of Robin Hood [Part 5]]
    Robin Hood
  5. 4. ["Silk Spanella outlines a new racket to his mob."]
    Gang Busters
  6. 5. ["Is shoomike gleam of lights!"]
    Terry and the Pirates
  7. 6. ["Today's test will be under actual combat conditions, gentlemen!"]
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  8. 7. ["I can see her"]
    Gasoline Alley
  9. 8. Monster of the Deep
  10. 9. ["Yes...this is the Merlin home"]
    Nick Terry as The Owl
  11. 10. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.
  12. 11. ["That sign looks kinda useless, Midge"]
    Cyclone
  13. 12. ["Whoopee! Yippee! Yow!"]
    Smokey Stover
  14. 13. ["Reaching the top of the island's plateau..."]
    The Hurricane Kids
  15. 14. ["Look at that family grouped around the Christmas tree!"]
    The Gumps
  16. 15. This Christmas--Give a Subscription to New Funnies
    New Funnies
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  • Gregory Fischer
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