(April 1942)

Dell, 1942 Series
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

["In this issue"] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; erotica
Characters:
A beautiful girl; three servicemen

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Printed in black and red.
The girl is in her slip wearing billboards announcing part of the contents. The billboards seem to be see-through and she attracts the undivided attention of the three servicemen.
Art credits uncertain, but the three servicemen do show some similarity to Walt Kelly's artwork in the "Seaman Sy Wheeler" story.

["This is the place we're raiding..."] (Table of Contents)

Rusty O'Reilly / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

last appearance

["Ice on wings - losing altitude -"] (Table of Contents)

Pepsi and Pete, the Pepsi-Cola Cops / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pepsi; Pete; Waldo

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Pepsi Cola in comic story form

The Setting of the Rising Sun (Table of Contents)

Hank and Lank / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; superhero

["We're in the Army Now!!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Lifebuoy Health Soap

["Lifebuoy Shaving Cream Always Wins"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Lifebuoy Shaving Cream

Red-Bearded Fakir of Ipi (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy

Sherman Was Right, Especially When You're Dealing With the Weaker Sex (Table of Contents)

Seaman Sy Wheeler / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset (?)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Syclops "Sy" Wheeler; Clarence; Kitty; Tootsie; a young lady on the train; the young lady's boychild

Indexer Notes

last appearance. Kelly draws a caricature of himself as a ticket seller on pg. 2. The young lady's boychild is a caricature of Disney animator Ward Kimball.

["He's in the signal corps and can he string a line!"] (Table of Contents)

Party Line / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [signed dm]
Inks:
? [signed dm]
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; erotica

Indexer Notes

Six more or less scantily clad young women delivering double entendres about servicemen on the phone

The Chicago Express Mystery (Table of Contents)

Philo Vance / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Philo Vance; Mary Doval; Charles Foster; miss Barkley; Dr. Bradley

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

The Ordeal of Edith Cavell (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy

["Cripes what a swell shave!"] (Table of Contents)

Mollé Mike / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
"Butch" (credited)
Inks:
"Butch" (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mollé Mike; two high ranking army officers

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Mollé shaving cream in comic strip form

Haile Selassie's Native Girl-Spy (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy

["He says he's smoother now that he shaves ..."] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for GEM Clog-pruf [sic!] razor and blades

["Sorry, general, but tonight I've got a 'private' engagement!"] (Table of Contents)

Party Line / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; erotica

Indexer Notes

No title, but clearly same setup as feature no. 9

Three Wishes (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David Berg (credited)
Pencils:
David Berg (credited)
Inks:
David Berg (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
David Berg

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Pre-war reference: mentioning Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito.

["Gee! Ain't dose flowers gorgeous!"] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

No title, and not using telephones as props, but otherwise similar in setup to feature no. 9, and possibly same artist

["Our signals tell a story"] (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 red

Dear Ethel (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Winners in Camp Comics $100 Contest (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

List of winners

[Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder ..."] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Printed in black and red. Advertisement for Barbasol Service Special shaving cream

["You write Junior a good sharp letter ..."] (Table of Contents)

Grin and Bear It / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Four cartoons

["Mr. Fergusen [sic], please tell the jury..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. Signature on last page

["I'm your neighbor, Dr. Truffle ..."] (Table of Contents)

Grin and Bear It / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover, printed in black and red. Four cartoons

28% Less Nicotine (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Test pilot Marshall Headle

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Advertisement for Camel cigarettes