(December 1943)

Dell, 1938 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
?
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

Indexing info based on scans produced by Henry Peters. Also includes various ads on inside back cover and back cover.
Copyright 1943 by K. K. Publications, Inc


Merry Christmas (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy; Little Orphan Annie; Moon Mullins; Smitty; Little Joe / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Little Orphan Annie; Moon Mullins; Kayo; Smitty; Tiny Tim (vignette); Winnie Winkle (vignette); Harold Teen; Little Joe

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

You're in the Army Now / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Herc Ficklen
Pencils:
Herc Ficklen
Inks:
Herc Ficklen
Colors:
?
Letters:
Herc Ficklen

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • From newspapers, dated and copyrighted as (clockwise from top left): 1-24-1941, undated, 9-10-1941, 6-20-1941.

Indexer Notes

Four single panel gag comics, printed on inside front cover.

["They stood here and fired right through the glass."] (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Gould
Pencils:
Chester Gould
Inks:
Chester Gould
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chester Gould

Genre:
crime; detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Mary X [Leota Sunny]; Rudy Seaton; Chief Brandon; Junky Doolb; Jerome Trohs; Mamma
Synopsis:
The evidence points to Rudy Seaton as the killer of Fred Mason. Tracy has Seaton arrested, then uses Leota Sunny (Mary X with her memory restored) to set a trap for the real killer. The kill, Junky Doolb, is taken to jail, where he is slipped a gun by the St. Bernard dog of a midget lawyer, Jerome Trohs. In the jailbreak, the lawyer escapes by riding on the large dog, while Doolb is killed. Trohs takes over Doolb's gang with the aid of his wife, Mamma, a huge woman.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

"Trohs" is "short" spelled backwards.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Little Joe / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Edwin Leffingwell
Pencils:
Edwin Leffingwell
Inks:
Edwin Leffingwell
Colors:
?
Letters:
Edwin Leffingwell

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:
  • From newspaper strip dated 7-14-1940.

Indexer Notes

Signed "Leffingwell, 7-14-40" in last panel.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Brenda Starr - Reporter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dale Messick
Pencils:
Dale Messick
Inks:
Dale Messick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dale Messick

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:
  • From unknown newspaper strip.

'Cloudy' Williams Gets His Twenty-First Plane (Table of Contents)

'Cloudy' Williams / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Jenney
Inks:
Bob Jenney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Jenney?

Genre:
aviation
Reprints:
  • From unknown newspaper strip.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Winnie Winkle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Branner
Pencils:
Martin Branner
Inks:
Martin Branner
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Branner

Genre:
humor; romance
Reprints:
  • From unknown newspaper strip.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Moon Mullins / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Willard
Pencils:
Frank Willard
Inks:
Frank Willard
Colors:
?
Letters:
Frank Willard

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • From unknown newspaper strip.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Berndt
Pencils:
Walter Berndt
Inks:
Walter Berndt
Colors:
?
Letters:
Walter Berndt

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • From unknown newspaper strip.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Our Neighbors the Ripples / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Clark
Pencils:
George Clark
Inks:
George Clark
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Clark

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • From unknown newspaper strips.

Indexer Notes

Appears to be 2 separate strips.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Harold Teen / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Ed
Pencils:
Carl Ed
Inks:
Carl Ed
Colors:
?
Letters:
Carl Ed

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:
  • From unknown newspaper strip.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Tiny Tim / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stanley Link
Pencils:
Stanley Link
Inks:
Stanley Link
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stanley Link

Genre:
children; fantasy
Reprints:
  • From unknown newspaper strip.

The Pilot of the Purple Twilight (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
R. S. Callender
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
aviation

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1943 by R. S. Callender. Story prefaced by 4 line poetry quote by Lord Alfred Tennyson, Locksley Hall, 1842. Story title taken from the quoted poem.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Clyde Beatty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:
  • From unknown newspaper strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sweeney & Son / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • From unknown newspaper strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Orphan Annie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harold Gray
Pencils:
Harold Gray
Inks:
Harold Gray
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harold Gray

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:
  • From newspaper strip dated 4-23-1940.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

New Progressive Chest Pull & Bar Bell Combination / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Merry Christmas
    Dick Tracy; Little Orphan Annie; Moon Mullins; Smitty; Little Joe
  2. 1. [untitled]
    You're in the Army Now
  3. 2. ["They stood here and fired right through the glass."]
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. [untitled]
    Little Joe
  5. 4. [untitled]
    Brenda Starr - Reporter
  6. 5. 'Cloudy' Williams Gets His Twenty-First Plane
    'Cloudy' Williams
  7. 6. [untitled]
    Winnie Winkle
  8. 7. [untitled]
    Moon Mullins
  9. 8. [untitled]
    Smitty
  10. 9. [untitled]
    Our Neighbors the Ripples
  11. 10. [untitled]
    Harold Teen
  12. 11. [untitled]
    Tiny Tim
  13. 12. The Pilot of the Purple Twilight
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Clyde Beatty
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Sweeney & Son
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Little Orphan Annie
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    New Progressive Chest Pull & Bar Bell Combination
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