(July 1940)

Dell, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Based on Philip H. Lord's radio program (later a television show). Panel arrangement varies from 8 panels per page to 6 panels per page. Some pages have headers. Three staples holds the book together. Month of publication based on ad's for other comics in this issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Chambers (signed)
Inks:
Jim Chambers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime

["On the Night of April 25, 1935..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Reprints:
  • from Popular Comics (Dell, 1936 series) #38?

["Jack White was a petty crook.."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al McWilliams ?
Inks:
Al McWilliams ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Reprints:
  • from Popular Comics (Dell, 1936 series) #39?

The Jack Markey Gang (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Mrs. Kane; Sheriff Blake; Sheriff Kane (death); Officer Art Shank (death); Bo Roark (villain, death); Butch (villain); George Markey (villain); Jack Markey (villain, death); Jigger Wells (villain, death); Lulu Grove (villain); Mike Markey (villain); Slick (villain); Tom Markey (villain, death)
Reprints:

["Together we'll make headlines..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al McWilliams (signed)
Inks:
Al McWilliams (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Officer Harris (death); Al Collins (villain); Cora Collins (villain)
Reprints:

["'Big Boy' Bob Brody, a slippery bank robber"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al McWilliams (signed)
Inks:
Al McWilliams (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Big Boy Bob Brody (villain, death); Rice (villain); Hill (villain); Daly (villain)
Reprints:

The McCoy Gang (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Tom Hickey
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Detective Chief Cal Yorke; Detective Len Gates; Detective Johnny Marvin; Officer Tom Baker (death); Officer Larry McMillan (death); W. J. Kuehl; Ralph Hadley; Ned Wade; Mrs. Jarvis; The McCoy Gang [Bob McCoy (villain); Eddie McCoy (villain, death); Nick Ryan (villain)]; Soapy (villain)
Reprints:

["John West-a hardened old criminal"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al McWilliams (signed)
Inks:
Al McWilliams (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Harry Austin (villain); John West (villain); Joe Hanley (villain)
Reprints:

["At exactly 12 o'clock noon"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al McWilliams (signed)
Inks:
Al McWilliams (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
John Winston (first appearance); Pete Baxter (first appearance); Tony Carter (first appearance); The Red Hood Gang [Dutch Orlando (villain); Kid Grant (villain); Spike Morganti (villain, death)]
Reprints:

["A police patrol car is cruising slowly thru the back streets of Cleveland, Ohio"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al McWilliams (signed)
Inks:
Al McWilliams (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
John Winston; Pete Baxter; Tony Carter; Chief Taylor; Officer Ahearn; Henry Louis; Mary Louis; The Carlson Gang [Carlson (villain); Walt (villain, death); Michaels [as Mitchell] (villain, death); Gip Sands (villain)]
Reprints:

["An early summer morning finds a holdup in progress..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al McWilliams (signed)
Inks:
Al McWilliams (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

["This is the case of the Tri-State Gang..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
John Winston; Pete Baxter; Tony Carter; Officer Kelly (death); Tri-State Gang [Flo McGuire (villain); George Mayer (villain); Hank Mayer (villain); Joe Cardo (villain); Ray Lowen (villain)]
Synopsis:
G-Man John Winston and his assistants chase the Tri-State Gang to a showdown in Baltimore.
Reprints:
Keywords:
electric chair

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Hames Ware believe the writer is Jim Chambers and the artist is Will Ely (March 2011).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gang Busters
  2. 1. ["On the Night of April 25, 1935..."]
    Gang Busters
  3. 2. ["Jack White was a petty crook.."]
    Gang Busters
  4. 3. The Jack Markey Gang
    Gang Busters
  5. 4. ["Together we'll make headlines..."]
    Gang Busters
  6. 5. ["'Big Boy' Bob Brody, a slippery bank robber"]
    Gang Busters
  7. 6. The McCoy Gang
    Gang Busters
  8. 7. ["John West-a hardened old criminal"]
    Gang Busters
  9. 8. ["At exactly 12 o'clock noon"]
    Gang Busters
  10. 9. ["A police patrol car is cruising slowly thru the back streets of Cleveland, Ohio"]
    Gang Busters
  11. 10. ["An early summer morning finds a holdup in progress..."]
    Gang Busters
  12. 11. ["This is the case of the Tri-State Gang..."]
    Gang Busters
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Chris Launder
  • Gary L. Watson