(February-April 1943)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
?
Format:
Color; Standard Golden Age US; Saddle-Stitched; Newsprint; Ongoing

Issue Notes

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


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (painted)
Inks:
? (painted)
Colors:
? (painted)

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Detailed drawing of a PT boat attacking a Japanese Destroyer. Possibly a gray wash cover?

Future War Birds (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Jenney (credited)
Inks:
Bob Jenney (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Synopsis:
Designs for future airplanes.

Indexer Notes

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

A Sulo Solo (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Manuel American / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sgt. Manuel Luis Avillo; Diego; Segu Mitsioki (villain, death); Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
Sergeant Manuel fights the Japanese in the jungles of Corregidor.

Indexer Notes

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

The Ghost Pays a Debt (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Chambers [as J. Chambers] (signed)
Inks:
Jim Chambers [as J. Chambers] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Captain Joel Barnaby; Ensign Bill Ware; Professor Elmer Tobias; Chief Kalapeti (villain); Captain Arndthoff (villain); Nazis (villains); Yoshi (villain); Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
The Ghost ship returns to Wautekka where the florescent pigment is produced and run afoul of a Japanese destroyer.

Night Devils Arrive in the Nick of Time (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]; Francois Arbet; Nazis (villains); Colonel Von Etzmuller (villain); Captain Hans Schwerner (villain); Karl (villain)
Synopsis:
The Night Devils liberate the city of Blois and return it to the French.

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer had Lou Ferstadt as the artist, but Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., thinks it is E. C. Stoner (June 2011). I think it looks like E. C. Stoner and it's very similar in style to the story in the prior two issues, which were signed by E. C. Stoner.

Yankee Dillon Sees Action (Table of Contents)

Yankee Dillon / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Gill
Inks:
Tom Gill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Yankee Dillon [John Dillon]; Rebel Dixon [Andy Dixon]; Hoppy (a kangaroo); Sgt. Crabb; Turkey Welsh (villain); Karl Oberhoffer (villain, death)
Synopsis:
With the American Expeditionary Force in Australia, John Dillon and his southern pal "Rebel Dixon" and their pet Kangaroo "Hoppy" tangle with German spies.

Indexer Notes

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

The Strike Out (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Ferstadt (illustrations)
Inks:
Lou Ferstadt (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
A baseball player drafted into the American Army fights Japanese.

The Dragon Hunters (Table of Contents)

Tiger with Wings / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Jenney (credited)
Inks:
Bob Jenney (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Burt Kelton; Duke McShayne; Hi Kuan; Li Yung; Gurta (villain, death); Yamoto (villain); Japanese (villains); The Red Dragon (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Flying Tigers engage in air warfare with the Japanese.

Raja Bill Returns (Table of Contents)

Raja Bill / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Raja Bill [Fightin' Bill Wexon]; Monk Williams; Princess Myrsa; Beshi; Pundit Maru-Lal
Synopsis:
Bill Wexon returns to Pundar to aid Princess Ranee.

["The United States Army Corps of Engineers does a fast bridge-building job"] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover; drawing of the US Army Corps of Engineers building a bridge. In black & white with red inks.

["United States soldiers ram home a shell"] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war

Indexer Notes

On back cover; drawing showing an anti-aircraft gun.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Future War Birds
  3. 2. A Sulo Solo
    Sgt. Manuel American
  4. 3. The Ghost Pays a Debt
    The Ghost
  5. 4. Night Devils Arrive in the Nick of Time
    Night Devils
  6. 5. Yankee Dillon Sees Action
    Yankee Dillon
  7. 6. The Strike Out
  8. 7. The Dragon Hunters
    Tiger with Wings
  9. 8. Raja Bill Returns
    Raja Bill
  10. 9. ["The United States Army Corps of Engineers does a fast bridge-building job"]
  11. 10. ["United States soldiers ram home a shell"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson