1942 ? - 1974 ?
Number of Issues:
5799

Used brand emblems:

Brand Emblem Name Issues Year Began Year Ended Notes
A Dell Book 31 1944 1945 Emblem has "Dell" in the center of a square made up of the words "A Dell Book" running horizontally and vertically.
A Dell Comic 1068 1944 1952 Emblem has "Dell" in the center of a square made up of the words "A Dell Comic" running horizontally and vertically. This is an overprint with the background colors showing through. Used in 1944-45 and again in 1948-52. "A Dell Magazine" brand was used in 1946-47. The "A Dell Comic" brand was replaced by a solid color box with "Dell Comic" in late 1952.
A Dell Magazine 155 1944 1948 Emblem has "Dell" in the center of a square made up of the words "A Dell Magazine" running horizontally and vertically. In late 1945, it switched to an emblem that had the words "A Dell Magazine" in a circle around the comic's price. An overprint with the background colors showing through.
A Dell Magazine [circle] 257 1945 1948 Words "A Dell Magazine" in a circle surrounding the price.
Dell 2030 1955 1961 The word Dell in san serif inside a dotted box.
Dell A Giant Comic 20
Dell A Movie Classic 23 1955 1959 Dell in a solid color box with "A Movie Classic" in a different color box under it. Not the same as the later "Dell Movie Classic" brand.
Dell Book 2
Dell Comic 698 1952 1955
Dell Comic A Movie Classic 4 1954 1955
Dell Comic [sans serif] 129 1953 1955
Dell Dell Dell 4 1950 1950
Dell Exciting Adventure 64 1960 1961
Dell First Edition 5 1955 1963
Dell Fun Book 1 1953 1953
Dell Giant 47
Dell Giant Comics 13 "Dell" in symmetrical corner box, "Giant" with each block letter in its own irregular box running down front cover edge near spine, "Comics" in script in irregular box in lower left corner of front cover.
Dell Magazine [sans serif] 4 1953 1955
Dell Movie Classic 27 1959 1961 Not to be confused with the brand "Dell Comic A Movie Classic" and other Dell books that have one of the other Dell brands and the words "Movie Classic" somewhere outside the logo.
Dell Mystery 2 1960 Dell stamp with Mystery added.
Dell Nature Classic 5 1955 1957
Dell Publishing Co. 4 1942 1942 "Dell Publishing Co." on a banner above two children on a winged horse. Very short-lived.
Dell Special 1
Dell Surprise Books 12 1950 1950 The brand appears on the back cover of these items.
Dell TV Adventure 18 1960 1960
Dell TV Comedy 4 1960 Dell stamp with TV Comedy added.
Dell TV Mystery 2 1960 Standard Dell Stamp with TV Mystery added.
Dell Western Adventure 65 1960 1961
Dell [block] 38 1956 1974
Dell [Book Box] 2 Used on paperback books, printed the word DELL with the series number and sometimes the price of the book underneath in a box together.
Dell [post-split] 683 1962 1973 The word Dell in san serif type, in a box with the price.
Dell [stamp] 342 1961 1969 The word Dell surrounded by a serrated border line, designed to look like a postage stamp.
Dell; Movie Classic [separate text] 21 1962 1969 This brand has the words separate from (NOT included in) the "Dell" box. There are three minor variations: "Movie-Classic" with hyphen, "A Movie Classic", and just "Movie", used only on a couple of issues each.
Giant Dell Comic 18 Used on several of the 100 Dell giants.
Issue Publication Date Indicia Publisher
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #27 Summer 1943 Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #28 Autumn 1943 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #30 Spring 1944 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #31 Summer 1944 Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #32 Fall 1944 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #33 Winter 1944 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #34 Spring 1945 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #35 Summer 1945 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #36 Fall 1945 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #37 January-February 1946 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #39 July-August 1946 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #40 October-December 1946 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #41 Winter 1947 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #42 Spring 1947 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #43 Summer 1947 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #44 Fall 1947 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #45 Winter 1947 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #46 Spring 1948 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #47 Summer 1948 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #48 Fall 1948 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #49 Winter 1948 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #50 Spring 1949 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #51 Summer 1949 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #52 Fall 1949 Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #53 Winter 1950 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #54 Spring 1950 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #55 Summer 1950 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #56 Fall 1950 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #57 Winter 1951 Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #58 Spring 1951 Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #59 Summer 1951 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #60 Fall 1951 Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #62 Spring 1952 Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #63 Summer 1952 Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #64 Fall 1952 Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #65 Winter 1953 Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #66 Spring 1953 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #67 Summer 1953 Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #68 Fall 1953 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #69 Winter 1954 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #70 Spring 1954 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #71 August-October 1954 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #74 May-July 1955 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #75 August-October 1955 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #76 November 1955-January 1956 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #79 September-November 1956 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #80 December - February 1956 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #81 March-May 1957 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #82 June-August 1957 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #83 September-November 1957 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #84 December 1957-February 1958 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #85 March-May 1958 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #86 June-August 1958 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #87 September-November 1958 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #89 March-May 1959 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #90 June-August 1959 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #91 September-November 1959 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #92 December 1959-February 1960 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #93 March-May 1960 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #95 September-November 1960 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #96 December-February 1960 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #98 August 1961 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #194 [100] December 1961-February 1962 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #101 March-May 1962 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #102 August 1962 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #103 November 1962 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #104 February 1963 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #195 [105] March-May 1963 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #196 [106] June-August 1963 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #108 December 1963-February 1964 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #109 March-May 1964 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #110 June-August 1964 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #112 December 1964-February 1965 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #114 June-August 1965 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #115 September-November 1965 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #116 February 1966 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #121 March-May 1967 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #122 June-August 1967 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #123 September-November 1967 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #124 December 1967-February 1968 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #125 March-May 1968 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #126 August 1968 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #127 September-November 1968 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #128 December 1968-February 1969 ?
1000 Jokes (1939 series) #129 March-May 1969 ?
12 O'Clock High (1965 series) #1 January -March 1965 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
12 O'Clock High (1965 series) #2 April-June 1965 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
3-D-ell (1953 series) #1 [1953] ?
3-D-ell (1953 series) #3 [1953] Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
77 Sunset Strip (1962 series) #1 July-September 1962 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
87th Precinct (1962 series) #2 July-September 1962 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Abraham Lincoln Life Story (1958 series) #1 [March] 1958 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Adlai Stevenson (1966 series) [December] 1966 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1959 series) #144 October-December 1959 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1959 series) #145 January-March 1960 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1959 series) #146 April-June 1960 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1959 series) #147 July-September 1960 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1959 series) #148 October-December 1960 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1959 series) #149 January-March 1961 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1959 series) #150 April-June 1961 Dell Publishing Co., Inc.