(July 1940)

Dell, 1940 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
?
Format:
Color; Standard Golden Age US; Saddle-Stitched; Newsprint; Ongoing

Issue Notes

Contents copyrighted 1940 by Dell Publishing Co., Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war

Anti-Aircraft Guns and Detectors (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black, white and red.

["Storm Allen, Lucky Lane, and Buzz McGee,..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Storm Allen; Lucky Lane; Buzz McGee; Admiral White; Judy Baines; Nichi Koto

["Here, boys, get into these uniforms right away"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

["After a short vacation from front line reporting"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Scoop Mason; Sleepy Samson; Judy Jackson [Jay-Jay]; Baron Mannerheim

The Wheels of War (Table of Contents)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Hannibal

["What a break boys."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Tripod Trio [Mickey]; Black Widow (villain)

["Look Joan! I'm as strong as an ox."] (Table of Contents)

Greg Gilday / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Greg Gilday; Joan
Synopsis:
Greg gives Joan the same super powers he accidently gave himself. They go out to fight the Martians.

Battle of Suomussalmi (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Captain Savolainen

["Look, boys! A telegram from the boss in the U.S.A."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Tripod Trio [Mickey]
Synopsis:
The Tripod Trio is sent to Finland to cover the war.

["Well, baby. I thought the Finns 'kicked and made up' with the Russians."] (Table of Contents)

"Smoke" Burnam / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Milton Stolil (signed)
Inks:
Milton Stolil (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Smoke Burnam (first appearance); Baby (first appearance, a cheetah); Ivan (first appearance, villain)

["Hey! Something's wrong -"] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as LB] (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Three single panel gags.

[Miscellaneous Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Tanks (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war

["Tim and Jerry after accidentally making a trip on a British mystery"] (Table of Contents)

Blockade / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Tim; Jerry; Captain Mike; Ivan

Indexer Notes

last appearance

["So this is F-F-F-Finland!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

["The villainous Babanoff's fleet is cruising the Baltic"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Milton Stolil (signed)
Inks:
Milton Stolil (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Peace Raider [Larry MacIntosh]; The War Master (villain)

Indexer Notes

Babanoff is mentioned during the story but never appears.

Test Your War Skill Win a Cash Prize (Table of Contents)

War Comics Contest / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover in black, white and red.
Includes winners from the War Comics Contest in War Comics #1.

Popular Comics #53 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Chambers (signed)
Inks:
Jim Chambers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Full page advertisement for Popular Comics #53.
Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Anti-Aircraft Guns and Detectors
  3. 2. ["Storm Allen, Lucky Lane, and Buzz McGee,..."]
    The Sky Hawk
  4. 3. ["Here, boys, get into these uniforms right away"]
    The Tripod Trio
  5. 4. ["After a short vacation from front line reporting"]
    Scoop Mason
  6. 5. The Wheels of War
  7. 6. ["What a break boys."]
    The Tripod Trio
  8. 7. ["Look Joan! I'm as strong as an ox."]
    Greg Gilday
  9. 8. Battle of Suomussalmi
  10. 9. ["Look, boys! A telegram from the boss in the U.S.A."]
    The Tripod Trio
  11. 10. ["Well, baby. I thought the Finns 'kicked and made up' with the Russians."]
    "Smoke" Burnam
  12. 11. ["Hey! Something's wrong -"]
  13. 12. [Miscellaneous Advertisements]
  14. 13. Tanks
  15. 14. ["Tim and Jerry after accidentally making a trip on a British mystery"]
    Blockade
  16. 15. ["So this is F-F-F-Finland!"]
    The Tripod Trio
  17. 16. ["The villainous Babanoff's fleet is cruising the Baltic"]
    Peace Raider
  18. 17. Test Your War Skill Win a Cash Prize
    War Comics Contest
  19. 18. Popular Comics #53
    Dell
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Gary L. Watson