(May 1940)

Dell, 1940 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
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

Contents copyrighted 1940 by Dell Publishing Co., Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war

[$25 in Cash Prizes!] (Table of Contents)

War Comics / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
contest

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black, white and red.

["A close shave, mates, but we made it!"] (Table of Contents)

Peace Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Peace Raider [Larry MacIntosh]; Babanoff (villain); O'Roke (first appearance, villain)

Indexer Notes

In most stories in this issue, the byline refers to the artist. Unable to find any information on this creator to determine if he's writer/artist or both.

["Having reached no man's land much against their will"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Tripod Trio [Mickey]

Indexer Notes

Mickey is named in this story.

Greg Gilday and the Martians (Table of Contents)

Greg Gilday / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Fletcher (signed)
Inks:
Dick Fletcher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Greg Gilday (Intro; Origin); Joan; President Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Admiral Graf Spee (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Captain Langsdorff

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].

["Aha, mon braves!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Tripod Trio [Mickey]

["A Spanish fishing vessel catches big fish.."] (Table of Contents)

Small News True Stories From Behind the Lines / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Long before the outbreak of the present war"] (Table of Contents)

New War Tactics / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["On the trail of worthless ammunition smuggled from France into 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; Sleepy Samson; Jay-Jay [Judy Jackson; also as Rosita]; Crane; Baron Treville (villain); Carl (villain)

["Following their graduation from Annapolis, the three buddies"] (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; Lucky Lane; Buzz Magee; Admiral White; Commander Kerry (first appearance); Judy Baines (first appearance); Ah Wing; Nichi Koto

Indexer Notes

Judy Baines is named in War Comics #3.

["Forward March!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Tripod Trio [Mickey]

["Enroute to London on a rainy night, Danny's car is wrecked"] (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; Captain Georges Barnett; J.D.S.; Miss Stanley; Mr. Boumier; Dr. Lagron; Albert; Gray Hordes from the Center of the Earth

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Mines (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war

["It happened in Germany"] (Table of Contents)

Small News True Stories From Behind the Lines / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["After wrecking that train boys, it'll be too bad if they ever catch us again"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Tripod Trio [Mickey]

["Jerry and Tim, after being fished out of the North Sea by a British destroyer"] (Table of Contents)

Blockade / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Burley (signed)
Inks:
Ray Burley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Jerry; Tim; Mr. Bailey; Mr. Bosun (villain); Schultz (villain)

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, white and red.
Ad for a desk/Remington Portable Typewriter.

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

Daisy Red Rider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover ad for Daisy "Red Ryder" BB gun.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [$25 in Cash Prizes!]
    War Comics
  3. 2. ["A close shave, mates, but we made it!"]
    Peace Raider
  4. 3. ["Having reached no man's land much against their will"]
    Tripod Trio
  5. 4. Greg Gilday and the Martians
    Greg Gilday
  6. 5. The Admiral Graf Spee
  7. 6. ["Aha, mon braves!"]
    Tripod Trio
  8. 7. ["A Spanish fishing vessel catches big fish.."]
    Small News True Stories From Behind the Lines
  9. 8. ["Long before the outbreak of the present war"]
    New War Tactics
  10. 9. ["On the trail of worthless ammunition smuggled from France into Germany"]
    Scoop Mason War Correspondent
  11. 10. ["Following their graduation from Annapolis, the three buddies"]
    The Sky Hawk
  12. 11. ["Forward March!"]
    Tripod Trio
  13. 12. ["Enroute to London on a rainy night, Danny's car is wrecked"]
    Danny Dash Globe Trotter
  14. 13. Mines
  15. 14. ["It happened in Germany"]
    Small News True Stories From Behind the Lines
  16. 15. ["After wrecking that train boys, it'll be too bad if they ever catch us again"]
    Tripod Trio
  17. 16. ["Jerry and Tim, after being fished out of the North Sea by a British destroyer"]
    Blockade
  18. 17. This Beautiful Desk for Only $1.00
    Remington Rand Inc.
  19. 18. Announcing the Sensational New Daisy 1000-shot Red Ryder Carbine
    Daisy Red Rider
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Gary L. Watson