(February 1942)

Bell Features, 1942 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Commercial Signs of Canada
Brand:
Colonial Distributors
Editing:
Cy Bell (publisher)
Color:
Colour cover; Black and White interior (Issue #1-28), Full Colour (#29 and on)
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[main picture of Dixon of the Mounted] (Table of Contents)

Dixon of the Mounted / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dixon of the Mounted; The Brain; Captain "Red" Thorton; Thunderfist

[He won't hurt you mister!] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Leo Skuce
Pencils:
Leo Skuce
Inks:
Leo Skuce
Letters:
Leo Skuce

Genre:
humour
Synopsis:
Boy kicking a dog.

Indexer Notes

Full page illo with caption. Also includes indicia. Published monthly by "Commercial Signs of Canada"

Dixon of the Mounted (Table of Contents)

Dixon of the Mounted / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmund Legault [as E.T. Legault]
Pencils:
Edmund Legault [as E.T. Legault]
Inks:
Edmund Legault [as E.T. Legault]
Letters:
Edmund Legault [as E.T. Legault]?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dixon of the Mounted; Ruth Barton
Synopsis:
Dixon searches for Ruth Barton in a blizzard and finds her captured by a strange man-like creature with antlers.

[This hurts me more than it does you!] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Leo Skuce
Pencils:
Leo Skuce
Inks:
Leo Skuce
Letters:
Leo Skuce

Genre:
humour
Synopsis:
A boy is being spanked.

Indexer Notes

Full page illo with caption.

The Flight Parade (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A history of flight.

[Start of a Youthful Romance] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Leo Skuce
Pencils:
Leo Skuce
Inks:
Leo Skuce
Letters:
Leo Skuce

Genre:
humour
Synopsis:
A young boy gives a young girl flowers.

Indexer Notes

Full page illo with caption.

Introducing Thunderfist - The Crime Crusher (Table of Contents)

Thunderfist / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmund Legault [as E.T. Legault]
Pencils:
Murray Karn [as M. Karn]
Inks:
Murray Karn [as M. Karn]
Letters:
Murray Karn [as M. Karn]?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Thunderfist [Randy Steele]; Danny Steele; Beverly Holmes
Synopsis:
Randy is a sideshow strongman, Beverly is his girlfriend and Danny is his brother, a scientist. When Danny is killed by Nazis, Randy becomes Thunderfist to avenge his death.

Oddities (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
True facts.

[50 Fountain Pens] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Contest to win one of 50 fountain pens. Short comic about flying in an airplane and reader is asked what they would do next.

Capt. Red Thortan (Table of Contents)

Capt. Red Thortan / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Cooper [as A. Cooper]
Pencils:
Al Cooper [as A. Cooper]
Inks:
Al Cooper [as A. Cooper]
Letters:
Al Cooper [as A. Cooper]?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Capt. Red Thortan; Lieutenant Harley
Synopsis:
Captain Thortan rescues Lieutenant Harley from Japanese soldiers.

[Every dog has his day!] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Leo Skuce
Pencils:
Leo Skuce
Inks:
Leo Skuce
Letters:
Leo Skuce

Genre:
humour

Indexer Notes

Full page humourous illo.

Personalities (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Buffalo Bill Cody
Synopsis:
Bio of Buffalo Bill Cody.

Phoney Laws (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
J. O'Healy [as O'Healy]
Pencils:
J. O'Healy [as O'Healy]
Inks:
J. O'Healy [as O'Healy]
Letters:
J. O'Healy [as O'Healy]

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Strange laws from California, Portland Oregon and Wichita Kansas.

The Brain: The Man with the Psychic Mind (Table of Contents)

The Brain / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Bachle
Pencils:
Leo Bachle
Inks:
Leo Bachle
Letters:
Leo Bachle

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Brain [Gordon Bell]
Synopsis:
The Brain is Gordon Bell. He uses his psychic abilities to find and break up Nazis in Toronto. He is brainwashed to bring a bomb sight to the Nazis.

Indexer Notes

Last page is also an ad for Johnny Canuck, also drawn by Leo Bachle in Dime Comics.

[T'was ever thus] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Leo Skuce
Pencils:
Leo Skuce
Inks:
Leo Skuce
Letters:
Leo Skuce

Genre:
humour

Indexer Notes

Full page humourous illo.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Ad for Wow, Dime and Active comics.

Indexer Notes

Backcover of comic.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [main picture of Dixon of the Mounted]
    Dixon of the Mounted
  2. 1. [He won't hurt you mister!]
  3. 2. Dixon of the Mounted
    Dixon of the Mounted
  4. 3. [This hurts me more than it does you!]
  5. 4. The Flight Parade
  6. 5. [Start of a Youthful Romance]
  7. 6. Introducing Thunderfist - The Crime Crusher
    Thunderfist
  8. 7. Oddities
  9. 8. [50 Fountain Pens]
  10. 9. Capt. Red Thortan
    Capt. Red Thortan
  11. 10. [Every dog has his day!]
  12. 11. Personalities
  13. 12. Phoney Laws
  14. 13. The Brain: The Man with the Psychic Mind
    The Brain
  15. 14. [T'was ever thus]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
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  • Peter Croome
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