([June 1942?])

Bell Features, 1942 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Bell Features and Publishing Company Limited
Brand:
Colonial Distributors Bell Features
Editing:
Cy Bell?
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

Issue Notes

No date given in comic. Date guessed at because 1942 is mentioned in Active Jim's message and previous issue may have come out in May.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Thunderfist / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Adrian Dingle [as Dingle]
Inks:
Adrian Dingle [as Dingle]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Adrian Dingle [as Dingle]?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Thunderfist; Captain Red Thortan; Dixon of the Mounted; The Brain; Active Jim

Battle Tactics (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Cooper (signed)
Pencils:
Al Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Al Cooper (signed)
Letters:
Al Cooper ? (signed)

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Cannon attack on bomber.

["The Story Thus Far... Receiving Orders to investigate the death of Constable Wicks..."] (Table of Contents)

Dixon of the Mounted / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
T.A. Steele (signed)
Pencils:
T.A. Steele (signed)
Inks:
T.A. Steele (signed)
Letters:
T.A. Steele (signed)?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dixon of the Mounted

Club News & Views (Table of Contents)

Active Jim Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset; ?

Synopsis:
News from the Active Jim Club. Handlettered and typeset.

["Flash -- A creature known as the Mummy has abducted a baby girl..."] (Table of Contents)

The Noodle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Ross Saakel (signed)
Pencils:
Ross Saakel (signed)
Inks:
Ross Saakel (signed)
Letters:
Ross Saakel (signed)?

Genre:
adventure; humour
Characters:
The Mummy; The Noodle

Indexer Notes

Parody of The Mummy in The Brain in a previous issue of Active Comics.

["Like Horses"] (Table of Contents)

Buddy Breckenridge / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Ad for Trimph Comics.

Active Jim's Monthly Message (Table of Contents)

Active Jim / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Illo and handlettered. With coupon to join club for 15 cents.

["Canada at War!"] (Table of Contents)

The Brain / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Bache
Pencils:
Leo Bache
Inks:
Leo Bache
Letters:
Leo Bache?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Brain; Toro; Dr. Black

Indexer Notes

The name of the town is Saakelville, after Ross Saakel who draws and writes The Noodle in this comic.

["Flash - Toronto citizens are warned to be on the look out for a leopard..."] (Table of Contents)

Active Jim / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Ross Saakel [as Ross K. Saakel]
Pencils:
Ross Saakel [as Ross K. Saakel]
Inks:
Ross Saakel [as Ross K. Saakel]
Letters:
Ross Saakel [as Ross K. Saakel]?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Active Jim

What Would You Do? (Table of Contents)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mel Crawford [as Crawford]
Inks:
Mel Crawford [as Crawford]
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Contest with entry form. "Young Norm West, who is making a canoe trip..."

[Ad for a book - The Standard Book of Formulas] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[2 half page ads for Wow and Dime Comics] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mel Crawford [as Crawford]
Inks:
Mel Crawford [as Crawford]

Synopsis:
Ilustration of plane and Wild Bill (a cowboy).

[Winners of Popularity Contest] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mel Crawford [as Crawford]
Inks:
Mel Crawford [as Crawford]
Letters:
?

["Synopsis: Trapped by a group of Jap Snipers, Red, determined to try a perilous attack..."] (Table of Contents)

Capt. Red Thortan / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Cooper (signed)
Pencils:
Al Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Al Cooper (signed)
Letters:
Al Cooper (signed)?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Red. Thortan

[Ad for Joke Comics #3] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Reprints cover of Joke Comics #3. Notes that it contains War Gags by Mickey Owens and cartoons by Leo Skuce.

["This is News! The airport buildings were torpedoed."] (Table of Contents)

Thunderfist / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Murray Karn ?
Pencils:
Murray Karn [as M. Karn] (signed)
Inks:
Murray Karn [as M. Karn] (signed)
Letters:
Murray Karn ?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Thunderfist; Goliath

Indexer Notes

Story includes a giant ape named Goliath. At end, there is a panel that notes that Jeff Waring, King of the Amazon, by the same illustrator appears in Wow Comics.

["Baw! Somebody's got by comic book"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mel Crawford? (signed "C")
Inks:
Mel Crawford? (signed "C")
Letters:
?

["Superb 50" Flying Model"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Ad for Airplane model from Transcanada Mail Order Co.