(March 1942)

Dell, 1942 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

["He Said I Wouldn't Be Safe Without a Convoy!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Colors:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
A girl dancer; a high ranking army officer
Synopsis:
The dancer carries a circular item reading the main contents of the issue, while the officer looks on delightedly ... and might be just about to leave a burn mark on her bottom with his cigar ...

Indexer Notes

Printed in black and blue on inside front cover.

["Oh--Betsy!"] (Table of Contents)

Rusty O'Reilly / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Rusty O'Reilly; Betsy Saunders; Madame Q (villainess); Major Keene
Synopsis:
Rusty poses as Madam Q in a jailbreak, and achieves inside information about the spy ring. Betsy seeks Rusty, gets captured by the spies, and in the last minute gets saved by Keene.

["Golly, Pete, it's raining!"] (Table of Contents)

Pepsi and Pete / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Rube Goldberg (signed)
Pencils:
Rube Goldberg (signed)
Inks:
Rube Goldberg (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pepsi; Pete; an unnamed sailor
Synopsis:
Pepsi and Pete scrub the ship's deck in a jiffy, so the sailor can come home to his mother.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip advertisement for Pepsi-Cola. Placed between pages 8 and 9 of the Rusty O'Reilly story.

["Thank goodness they finally got off duty!"] (Table of Contents)

Buck and Chuck / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Buck; Chuck
Synopsis:
The two servicemen change for their dates in record time, and one even has time to shave.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip advertisement for GEM Clog-pruf [sic!] Razor.

["What d'ya know!"] (Table of Contents)

Elmer and Bugs Bunny / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Elmer Fudd; Bugs Bunny; an army chef
Synopsis:
Elmer wants to sell a truckload of carrots to the army, but the chef wants to buy Bugs who is hiding in the truck, instead.

Indexer Notes

Meta gag on pg. 2: "Do you figure the guy can't pronounce 'rabbits' or do you think the dope that drew this junk just can't spell?"

["Aw - c'mon be a sport -"] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

One cartoon about sailors.

For self defense (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for The Barbasol Company.

It's Not Etiquette to Strike a Lady Who Is a Good Counter-Puncher (Table of Contents)

Seaman Sy Wheeler / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sy Wheeler; Clarence; Kitty; unnamed lady wrestler
Synopsis:
Sy has a date with Kitty, and Clarence has a blind date that turns out to be the lady wrestler. Due to certain highly implausible complications, Sy ends up being the one that has to deal with the lady wrestler. He gets kicked around by her, 'til Clarence "saves" the lady from Sy's abuse, and all ends in pure delight.

["He was home for only two days..."] (Table of Contents)

Party Line / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Four pretty girls delivering double entendres about servicemen.

[These rookies catch on ...] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Gillette blades.

["General, I think you dropped one of your medals!"] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Two cartoons about soldiers, officers and pretty girls.

The Case of the Scalped Hermit (Table of Contents)

Philo Vance / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Philo Vance; Sergeant Heath; Skittles
Synopsis:
An old man has been murdered, scalped and shaved after death, and $25,000 has been drawn from his bank account after his death. Vance questions the suspects, and exposes the killer, just about to board a train out of town.

["While your [sic!] at it soldier -"] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Two cartoons about servicemen and pretty girls.

All you pipe fans, Ahoy! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Friends Smoking Tobacco, printed in black and magenta.

Yoshio Matsuda -- of the Japanese Navy (Table of Contents)

True Spy Stories / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Reprints:

Thompson, the Masquerading Yeoman (Table of Contents)

True Spy Stories / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Reprints:

["Fork your broncs, cowpokes..."] (Table of Contents)

Rimfire Ferguson / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rimfire Ferguson; Beth Hardy; Broder
Synopsis:
Beth Hardy and her father are sheep owners and get assaulted by a bunch of cow herders, led by Broder. Rimfire intrudes on the attack and scare off the villains, but they capture him and drive a flock of cattle stampeding towards Rimfire. Beth saves the day.

Dear Ethel (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
"Letter" from W.B. Bingle to his girl at home, Ethel, telling of events at army camp.

["She ought to make a fine camp hostess .."] (Table of Contents)

General Fuffle / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Four cartoons about military life.

At Camp Anemic (Table of Contents)

Hank and Lank / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Hank; Lank; four fifth columnists
Synopsis:
Hank and Lank want to sign up for service at Camp Anemic, but are ridiculed by the recruiting officer. They prevent the fifth columnists (all looking like Hitler) from stealing the plans for the army's new, super secret potato peeler, and are finally admitted - as sweepers in the donkey stalls.

Indexer Notes

First four frames resume the protagonists' adventures in "Camp Comics" #1, breaking the fourth wall.

["I told you this territory was no good ..."] (Table of Contents)

General Fuffle / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lichty (signed)
Pencils:
Lichty (signed)
Inks:
Lichty (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Five cartoons about military life printed in black and blue. On inside back cover.

Every time It's Chesterfield (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Chesterfield Cigarettes. On back cover.