(1940)

Dell, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
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.


[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!
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