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([January 9] 1940)

Dell, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
On-sale date:
1940-01-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
George T. Delacorte, Jr. [as G. T. Delacorte, Jr.] (president); Helen Meyer [as H. Meyer] (vice-president)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Entire contents, copyright, 1940 by Dell Publishing Company.

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 439931.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al McWilliams
Inks:
Al McWilliams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

War Planes (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Roy Humphries (signed)
Inks:
Roy Humphries (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; war

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black, white and red.

["Scoop and his aid, Sleepy Samson, are covering the European conflict between France and Germany."] (Table of Contents)

Scoop Mason War Correspondent / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Blane (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Scoop Mason (first appearance); Sleepy Samson (first appearance); Jay-Jay [Judy Jackson] (first appearance); Jonesie (first appearance); Baron Treville (first appearance); Rosita (first appearance)

["What a story! All about the isle of everlasting beauty!"] (Table of Contents)

The Tripod Trio / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Tripod Trio (first appearance)

["Bad news strikes hard."] (Table of Contents)

The Sky Hawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Ralf Stone (credited)
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (credited)
Inks:
Tom Hickey (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Storm Allen (first appearance); Lucky Lane (first appearance); Buzz Magee (first appearance); Ah Wing (first appearance); Admiral White (first appearance); Nichi Koto (first appearance)

On the High Seas / Three Days Out (Table of Contents)

The Tripod Trio / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Tripod Trio

Scapa Flow (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alden McWilliams
Inks:
Alden McWilliams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Guenther Prien

Indexer Notes

Alden McWilliams credit from "Comic book culture: an illustrated history" by Ron Goulart (2000-Collectors Press Inc.) [Submitted by Doc Mars via the Error Tracker].

Lt. Frank Luke, World War Ace (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Roy Humphries (signed)
Inks:
Roy Humphries (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography; war
Characters:
Lt. Frank Luke, Jr.

["In his laboratory, sits Sikandur, the robot master."] (Table of Contents)

Sikandur the Robot Master / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sikandur (first appearance; only appearance); Countess Sylvia (first appearance); Robot X5328B (first appearance); Bert (first appearance); Bill (first appearance); Ed (first appearance)

Television Torpedo Wars Newest Weapon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Roy Humphries (signed)
Inks:
Roy Humphries (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Sgt. Murphy; Lt. Radcliffe; U. A. Sanabria

["Tim and Jerry, two American boys, are enjoying a hiking and bicycling tour through Sweden"] (Table of Contents)

Blockade / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as J. D. Wilkyey]
Pencils:
? [as J. D. Wilkyey]
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Tim (first appearance); Jerry (first appearance); Mr. Jones

["Take dem away"] (Table of Contents)

The Tripod Trio / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Tripod Trio

London is Bombed (Table of Contents)

Danny Dash... Globe Trotter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Erwin L. Hess (signed)
Inks:
Erwin L. Hess (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Danny Dash (first appearance); Mac [Shamrock McGlynn] (first appearance); Gray Hordes from the Center of the Earth (first appearance)

["Larry MacIntosh, wealthy and idealistic, wants the U.S. Navy to adopt his invention without cost"] (Table of Contents)

Peace Raider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur McCaffery (signed)
Inks:
Arthur McCaffery (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Peace Raider [Larry MacIntosh] (first appearance); Babanoff (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

I'm assuming Arthur McCaffery is the artist based on the use of the other bylines in this issue, since it says "by Arthur McCaffery."

["But we're not soldiers"] (Table of Contents)

The Tripod Trio / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Tripod Trio

Name the Pilots! (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

A "Name the Pilots" contest on inside back cover.

Submarine Strength at the Outbreak of War! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. War Planes
  3. 2. ["Scoop and his aid, Sleepy Samson, are covering the European conflict between France and Germany."]
    Scoop Mason War Correspondent
  4. 3. ["What a story! All about the isle of everlasting beauty!"]
    The Tripod Trio
  5. 4. ["Bad news strikes hard."]
    The Sky Hawk
  6. 5. On the High Seas / Three Days Out
    The Tripod Trio
  7. 6. Scapa Flow
  8. 7. Lt. Frank Luke, World War Ace
  9. 8. ["In his laboratory, sits Sikandur, the robot master."]
    Sikandur the Robot Master
  10. 9. Television Torpedo Wars Newest Weapon
  11. 10. ["Tim and Jerry, two American boys, are enjoying a hiking and bicycling tour through Sweden"]
    Blockade
  12. 11. ["Take dem away"]
    The Tripod Trio
  13. 12. London is Bombed
    Danny Dash... Globe Trotter
  14. 13. ["Larry MacIntosh, wealthy and idealistic, wants the U.S. Navy to adopt his invention without cost"]
    Peace Raider
  15. 14. ["But we're not soldiers"]
    The Tripod Trio
  16. 15. Name the Pilots!
  17. 16. Submarine Strength at the Outbreak of War!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson