(May 1940)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
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); J. Fred Henry (vice-president); Margarita Delacorte (secretary)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Contents copyright, 1938 by NEA Service, Inc.; 1940 by Stephen Slesinger; 1940 by R. S. Callender; 1940 by Phillip Lords, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters; The Masked Pilot; The Hurricane Kids; Martan the Marvel Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation; crime; science fiction
Characters:
The Masked Pilot; Tom; The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Martan the Marvel Man; Vana

Here Kids are Your Favorite Features in Comic Book Form (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
John Carter; Rex; Sky Ranger

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black, white and red.

["This is the story of Hank Lamar"] (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
John Winston; Tony Carter; Hank Lamar [also as John Williams; also as Mr. Hammer; also as George Benson] (villain)
Reprints:

["After their adventure in the South American tropics"] (Table of Contents)

Masked Pilot / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
The Masked Pilot; Tom; Dulac (villain)
Synopsis:
The Masked Pilot and Tom head to Alaska for a hunting trip.

["J. Granville Gurk Bad Debt Collector!"] (Table of Contents)

Herky / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Pencils:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Inks:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Herky; Noodles Nelson; J. Granville Gurk
Reprints:
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

["Only got 90 in english, Mom."] (Table of Contents)

L. C. Smith & Corona Typewriters Inc. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

["I can't find what's wrong with the motor"] (Table of Contents)

The Hurricane Kids / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert Hartje (credited)
Pencils:
Will Ely (credited)
Inks:
Will Ely (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Maya; Omu; Captain Bill Brady; Captain Blackbeard

["Glory be! A new goil in town!"] (Table of Contents)

Herky / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Pencils:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Inks:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Noodles Nelson
Reprints:
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

["Minnie Moffit formerly the object of Noodles Nelson's affections is on the warpath"] (Table of Contents)

Herky / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Pencils:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Inks:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Herky; Noodles Nelson; J. Granville Gurk; Minnie Moffit
Reprints:
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

["Oh boy oh boy! Mom said I could eat downtown today!"] (Table of Contents)

Herky / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Pencils:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Inks:
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Herky
Reprints:
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938

Winners of Popular Comics Contest for December (Table of Contents)

Popular Comics Gang Buster Contest / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Shark Egan has made direct contact with the Syndicate."] (Table of Contents)

Shark Egan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Donaldson [as J.T.D.] (signed)
Inks:
John Donaldson [as J.T.D.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Shark Egan; Mary McDermot; Ace O'Doul; Kanaka Lew; Angkar; Captain Mai-ti [also as Captain Mai Ti]; Koye (villain); The Syndicate (villains)

Indexer Notes

Signed on bottom of second page.

["Ouch!! Take it easy!"] (Table of Contents)

Penguin Pete and His Pal Pudgie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Win Smith (credited)
Pencils:
Win Smith (signed)
Inks:
Win Smith (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Penguin Pete; Pudgie

["When wintry winds leave Elmville, Spring cannot be far behind."] (Table of Contents)

Wally Williams, American Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports; teen
Characters:
Wally Williams; Gramps Williams; Arlene Grahame; Mayor Grahame; Betty; Coach Biff Harrigan; Hawthorne

Indexer Notes

Signed on last page of story.

["The Martians have attack the United States!"] (Table of Contents)

Martan the Marvel Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
G. Ellerbrock (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Martan the Marvel Man; Vana; General Pelton; Professor Wharton; Joe; Martians (villains)

["Look back and see if Jackson is still with us."] (Table of Contents)

Carnival / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

Stamps-Hobbies (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

["My friend Wilson claims to have something interesting to show me"] (Table of Contents)

The Voice / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Chambers
Inks:
Jim Chambers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Voice [Tim Brant] (first appearance, origin); Professor Bert Wilson (first appearance); Anne Graves (first appearance); Mike; Mrs. Duclair (corpse); Mr. Duclair (villain); Michel (villain)
Synopsis:
Tim Brant borrows an invisible suit created by Professor Wilson and uses it to solve a murder.

["Well, I'd better get cleaned up for the evening"] (Table of Contents)

Out Our Way / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Willis Willet; Lil Willet; Mrs. Willet
Reprints:
  • from Out Our Way Sunday (Nea Service, Inc.) ?

["Bronc sends Shorty to get Pete out of jail"] (Table of Contents)

Bronc Peeler / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Harman (signed)
Inks:
Fred Harman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bronc Peeler; Coyote Pete; Shorty; Babs Dalton; Mr. Dalton; Crazy Kate (villain); Baldy (villain); Blackie (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Bronc Peeler daily ?

Calling All Gangbusters.... (Table of Contents)

Popular Comics Gang Buster Contest / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

["After saving the lives of the high priest and his followers from a monster centipede"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Tornado / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Kenneth Kennedy] (credited)
Pencils:
Newt Alfred ?
Inks:
Newt Alfred ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Captain Tornado; Professor Bordani; Jane Bordani

Indexer Notes

According to Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Hames Ware identified Newt Alfred as the artist for the story in Popular Comics #49. The art in this story looks very similar to the art in that story (Greg Fischer, March 2011).

This Beautiful Desk for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents)

Remington Rand Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover in black and white.

Announcing the Sensational New Daisy 1000-Shot Red Ryder Carbine (Table of Contents)

Daisy Manufacturing Company; Red Ryder / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Harman (signed)
Inks:
Fred Harman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Ryder; Little Beaver

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gang Busters; The Masked Pilot; The Hurricane Kids; Martan the Marvel Man
  2. 1. Here Kids are Your Favorite Features in Comic Book Form
    The Funnies
  3. 2. ["This is the story of Hank Lamar"]
    Gang Busters
  4. 3. ["After their adventure in the South American tropics"]
    Masked Pilot
  5. 4. ["J. Granville Gurk Bad Debt Collector!"]
    Herky
  6. 5. ["Only got 90 in english, Mom."]
    L. C. Smith & Corona Typewriters Inc.
  7. 6. ["I can't find what's wrong with the motor"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  8. 7. ["Glory be! A new goil in town!"]
    Herky
  9. 8. ["Minnie Moffit formerly the object of Noodles Nelson's affections is on the warpath"]
    Herky
  10. 9. ["Oh boy oh boy! Mom said I could eat downtown today!"]
    Herky
  11. 10. Winners of Popular Comics Contest for December
    Popular Comics Gang Buster Contest
  12. 11. ["Shark Egan has made direct contact with the Syndicate."]
    Shark Egan
  13. 12. ["Ouch!! Take it easy!"]
    Penguin Pete and His Pal Pudgie
  14. 13. ["When wintry winds leave Elmville, Spring cannot be far behind."]
    Wally Williams, American Boy
  15. 14. ["The Martians have attack the United States!"]
    Martan the Marvel Man
  16. 15. ["Look back and see if Jackson is still with us."]
    Carnival
  17. 16. Stamps-Hobbies
  18. 17. ["My friend Wilson claims to have something interesting to show me"]
    The Voice
  19. 18. ["Well, I'd better get cleaned up for the evening"]
    Out Our Way
  20. 19. ["Bronc sends Shorty to get Pete out of jail"]
    Bronc Peeler
  21. 20. Calling All Gangbusters....
    Popular Comics Gang Buster Contest
  22. 21. ["After saving the lives of the high priest and his followers from a monster centipede"]
    Captain Tornado
  23. 22. This Beautiful Desk for Only $1.00
    Remington Rand Inc.
  24. 23. Announcing the Sensational New Daisy 1000-Shot Red Ryder Carbine
    Daisy Manufacturing Company; Red Ryder
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tim Cotrill
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Gregory Fischer
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk