(November 1942-January 1943)

Dell, 1942 Series
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Copyright, 1942, by Dell Publishing Co., Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Jenney [as R. Jenney] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Jenney [as R. Jenney] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Our Modern Weapons Were Invented by Nature (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Worth Carnahan [as WC] (signed)
Inks:
Worth Carnahan [as WC] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Synopsis:
Shows the relationship of a tank's armor to a Rhino, Armadillo or a Triceratops.

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black & white with red inks.

The Ghost Strikes Again (Table of Contents)

The Ghost / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Worth Carnahan [as W. B. Carnahan]
Pencils:
Jim Chambers (signed)
Inks:
Jim Chambers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Captain Joel Barnaby; Ensign Bill Ware; Professor Elmer Tobias; Oggu Lattu; Ben Lister; Japanese (villains); Mr. Kuto (villain)
Synopsis:
The Phoenix a speedy former rum-runner has been converted by the U.S. Navy into a Q-boat for use in the coral sea by using a florescent pigment which makes the ship practically invisible. Renamed the "Ghost" and commanded by the canny ex-trader Captain Barnaby the Q-boat conducts destructive raids upon Jap shipping.

Oasis of Evil (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Tank crew fight Nazis at an Oasis.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (June 2011).

Tiger Vengeance (Table of Contents)

Tiger With Wings / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Worth Carnahan [as W. Carnahan] (credited)
Pencils:
Bob Jenney [as R. Jenney] (credited)
Inks:
Bob Jenney [as R. Jenney] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Burt Kelton; Duke McShayne; Hi Kuan; Lao-Fung; Mellita Roubaix (villain); The Red Dragon (villain); Gurta (villain); Po Lun (villain); Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
The Flying Tigers fight in the Southeast war front.

Paid in Full (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hal Bittner [as HB; as Hal Bit] (signed, illustrations)
Inks:
Hal Bittner [as HB; as Hal Bit] (signed, illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Fighting in the Coral Sea.

"Hoppy" Gets His Man (Table of Contents)

Yankee Dillon / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Worth Carnahan [as Worth B. Carnahan]
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Yankee Dillon [John Dillon]; Rebel Dixon [Andy Dixon]; Hoppy (a kangaroo); Sgt. Butch McLouts; Patch Smith; Lt. Payne; Captain Carver; Pedro (villain); Lassar (villain)
Synopsis:
A Kangaroo mascot, with his owners Dillon and Dixon, fight the enemy in Australia.

Night Devils Pave the Way to Victory (Table of Contents)

Night Devils / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
E. C. Stoner (signed)
Inks:
E. C. Stoner (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy; war
Characters:
Night Devils [Lt. Dan Cork; Lt. Tom Harrow]; General Macon; Professor Anton Renal; Fraulein Timbaut; Madame Rouge; Henri; Nazis (villains); Rudolph (villain); Ernst (villain); Colonel Von Schwern (villain); Pierre Duvall (villain)
Synopsis:
Costumed as the Night Devils, a squadron of Night-Fighting Winged Commandos wear specially designed Black Silk Costumes that give them practical invisibility on dark nights and are equipped with quick action black parachutes.

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer had Lou Ferstadt as the artist, but the story is signed by E. C. Stoner at the bottom of page 1 and at the bottom of page 7.

Raja Bill (Table of Contents)

Raja Bill / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Hickey [as TH] (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey [as TH] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Raja Bill [Fightin' Bill Wexon]; Monk Williams; Princess Myrsa; Haja; Kila Chow (villain, death); Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
An American Flying Tiger pilot takes over a little North Indian native state and holds it against a threated Jap invasion.

The Blitz Grinders (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bugg ?
Pencils:
Robert Bugg (credited)
Inks:
Robert Bugg (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Olga Georevna; Mikail
Synopsis:
Russian Light Artillery fires on German Blitz aided by Olga Georevna a young Russian girl.

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer credited Robert Bugg as the writer, but Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books lists him as an artist.

["Low altitude bombing and strafing of Japanese cruiser"] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Synopsis:
Facts about aircraft carriers.

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover in black & white with red inks.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Full page pinup of soldiers (British?) storming a beach.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Our Modern Weapons Were Invented by Nature
  3. 2. The Ghost Strikes Again
    The Ghost
  4. 3. Oasis of Evil
  5. 4. Tiger Vengeance
    Tiger With Wings
  6. 5. Paid in Full
  7. 6. "Hoppy" Gets His Man
    Yankee Dillon
  8. 7. Night Devils Pave the Way to Victory
    Night Devils
  9. 8. Raja Bill
    Raja Bill
  10. 9. The Blitz Grinders
  11. 10. ["Low altitude bombing and strafing of Japanese cruiser"]
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson