([circa September 1942])

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

[Capt. Red Thortan in armor] (Table of Contents)

Capt. Red Thortan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Murray Karn (signed)
Inks:
Murray Karn (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Capt. Red Thortan

The Flying Tigers (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about airplanes.

["Corporal Dixon, Ace Mountie, goes after 3 Nazi agents who have landed on the coast of Canada..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Theodore Steele (credited) [as T.A. Steele]
Pencils:
Theodore Steele (credited) [as T.A. Steele]
Inks:
Theodore Steele (credited) [as T.A. Steele]
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dixon

Club News and Views by Active Jim (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset; ?

Synopsis:
Lists new Active Jim Club members.

Contest Winners (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Winners of the military uniform contest.

The Big 7 (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Adrian Dingle (signed)
Inks:
Adrian Dingle (signed)
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for other Bell comics. Includes reprints of the covers of Triumph #10, Commando #1, Joke #?, Dime #7, Wow #10, Dizzy Don Detective #? and Active #7.

["Deer Jordan: You are kordally envited two my party two-nite!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humour; superhero
Characters:
The Noodle; Count Dracula
Synopsis:
The Noodle is a baby who dresses as a superhero. He fights Count Dracula in this story.

The Case of the Crooked Contstruction Company (Table of Contents)

The Brain / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Bachle (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Bachle (signed)
Inks:
Leo Bachle (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Brain
Synopsis:
An apartment building collapses and The Brain goes after the construction company.

["The Hunchback Strikes"] (Table of Contents)

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


Synopsis:
Ad for Triumph #10. Illustration is first page of Speed Savage story by T.A. Steele.

Active Jim's Monthly Message (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Includes membership mail-in coupon.

[Ad for Joke Comics] (Table of Contents)

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


Synopsis:
Illustration of a woman pushing a baby carriage off a drawbridge while reading Joke Comics.

Don't Delay Another Second! (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Ad for the Active Club, including a membership coupon. Mentions that there are now 5000 members.

Wrestling Game (Table of Contents)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Aszt (credited)
Pencils:
Al Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Al Cooper (signed)
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
A wrestling game to play.

[Ad for Dime Comics] (Table of Contents)

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


Synopsis:
First page of Scotty Macdonald by Al Cooper. Probably from issue #7.

Indexer Notes

Mentions that print run has increased by 10,000 copies to 60,000.

["Synopsis: Boarding a Japanese Destroyer, Captain Thortan & his accomplice Sin Tong..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Capt. Red Thortan; Sin Tong

["4 Great Picture Strips"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Adrian Dingle (signed)
Inks:
Adrian Dingle (signed)
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for Wow Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Active Jim

[Ad for Commando Comics] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Adrian Dingle (signed)
Inks:
Adrian Dingle (signed)
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Includes illustration of cover of issue #1.

Indexer Notes

Mentions Leo Bache, Ed Good, Al Cooper, Murray Karn, Adrian Dingle, Ted Steele, Ross Saakel, Lewis Parker, Mel Crawford, Jack Tremblay, Ed Legault and Bernard Clarke.

["Beverly Holmes, Girl Reporter, sitting in her favourite cafe sees two orientals at a nearby table..."] (Table of Contents)

Thunderfist / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Murray Karn ?
Pencils:
Murray Karn (credited)
Inks:
Murray Karn (credited)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Beverly Holmes; Thunderfist

["This is a heck of a time for a bugler to get a toothache!"] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mickey Owens (signed)
Pencils:
Mickey Owens (signed)
Inks:
Mickey Owens (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour

[Ad for book] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Ad for biography of R.B. Bennett (Canadian politician) by Andrew D. Maclean.

Indexer Notes

Appears on back cover of comic.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Capt. Red Thortan in armor]
    Capt. Red Thortan
  2. 1. The Flying Tigers
  3. 2. ["Corporal Dixon, Ace Mountie, goes after 3 Nazi agents who have landed on the coast of Canada..."]
    Dixon of the Mounted
  4. 3. Club News and Views by Active Jim
  5. 4. Contest Winners
  6. 5. The Big 7
  7. 6. ["Deer Jordan: You are kordally envited two my party two-nite!"]
    The Noodle
  8. 7. The Case of the Crooked Contstruction Company
    The Brain
  9. 8. ["The Hunchback Strikes"]
  10. 9. Active Jim's Monthly Message
  11. 10. [Ad for Joke Comics]
  12. 11. Don't Delay Another Second!
  13. 12. Wrestling Game
  14. 13. [Ad for Dime Comics]
  15. 14. ["Synopsis: Boarding a Japanese Destroyer, Captain Thortan & his accomplice Sin Tong..."]
    Capt. Red Thortan
  16. 15. ["4 Great Picture Strips"]
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Active Jim
  18. 17. [Ad for Commando Comics]
  19. 18. ["Beverly Holmes, Girl Reporter, sitting in her favourite cafe sees two orientals at a nearby table..."]
    Thunderfist
  20. 19. ["This is a heck of a time for a bugler to get a toothache!"]
  21. 20. [Ad for book]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Chris Launder
  • Peter Croome