([circa September 1943])

Bell Features, 1942 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 CAD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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 in issue. Date of September 1943 guessed at by estimated dates of previous issues and mention of Fall-Winter in Active Jim's message.


[The Brain punching a Japanese soldier] (Table of Contents)

The Brain / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Edmond Good (signed)
Inks:
Edmond Good (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Brain

[Free Sweater Crests] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Clip coupon and save 12 of them to get free sweater crests. More information in centerfold of magazine.

["Synopsis - Rusty Boyd, noted Gangster and hoodlum masquerading as Thunderfist, robs & kills..."] (Table of Contents)

Thunderfist / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thunderfist; Beverly; Rusty Boyd
Synopsis:
Randy tells Beverly that he is Thunderfist.

["Building model aeroplanes I see my boy..."] (Table of Contents)

Kernel Korn / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Brunt ?
Pencils:
Harry Brunt ?
Inks:
Harry Brunt ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Kernel Korn
Synopsis:
Kernal Korn exaggerates his importance to the history of aviation.

Indexer Notes

Artist/writer's name might be Harry Brun.

["Stand still a minute you big dope so I can hypnotize you!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humour
Characters:
The Noodle; I.M. Coughin
Synopsis:
I.M. Coughin builds a monster to attack the Noodle.

Active Jim's Message (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
Message from Active Jim.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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


Synopsis:
Illustration and note that Capt. Red Thortan will appear in the next issue because ACI. Al Cooper is in the R.C.A.F. making Victory Bond posters. (signed "the Editor").

["The Mitsubishi Navy G-97-1..."] (Table of Contents)

Torpedo Aircraft / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about aircraft including the Hawker Hurricane.

["Here is a dog..."] (Table of Contents)

Shadow Graphs / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Pilton ?; Ed Alton ? (credited)
Pencils:
Ed Pilton ?; Ed Alton ? (credited)
Inks:
Ed Pilton ?; Ed Alton ? (credited)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Signature is hard to read, might be Pilton, might be Alton.

The "Magnetic" Coin (Table of Contents)

Magic Tricks / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The "Boob" Brothers / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Joe Boob; Moe Boob
Synopsis:
Joe and Moe Boob inherit $2,000,000.53. $2 million is spent on a new aircraft design, 53 cents on the Hopeless Cat Fund.

Chapter 1 - Dangerous Highway (Table of Contents)

King Fury / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Kurly Lipas (credited)
Pencils:
Kurly Lipas (credited)
Inks:
Kurly Lipas (credited)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Dr. John Tone; King Fury

Indexer Notes

Artist's name is difficult to read.

["Lady; Don't ask me - I never could figure out a train schedule neither!!"] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour

Club News & Views (Table of Contents)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
Typeset; ?

Synopsis:
New members and notes from members.

Hi-jacking Davey Jones' Locker (Table of Contents)

Vic Griffin / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Vic Griffin

["It was very nice of you and your father to invite me on this cruise Miss Thompkin."] (Table of Contents)

The Brain / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Brain

["Mister I ain't et for two days -- "] (Table of Contents)

Laff and be Happy / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour

["Nothing but the law makes me keep my hands off you"] (Table of Contents)

Laff and be Happy / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour

[The Bond Salesmen] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Active Jim; Joan Brian
Synopsis:
Active Jim and Joan Brian are figuring out how much they can invest in the 5th Victory Loan Drive when they are attacked by Nazis.

["Alright smart guy -- whose goin' to win the fifth race at Suffolk today!"] (Table of Contents)

Bright Moments / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humour
Synopsis:
4 cartoons.

[Ad for Anti-Aircraft gun] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Adrian Dingle
Inks:
Adrian Dingle

Indexer Notes

Artwork is unsigned but appears to be by Dingle.

[Ad for Commando Play Gun] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)