(March 1937)

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1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Wash Tubbs

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

You Wouldn't Believe It / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Hix (signed)
Pencils
John Hix (signed)
Inks
John Hix (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Human touch cannot distinguish frozen mercury from red hot iron
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Betsy Anna
Reprints
  • from Strange as It Seems daily (McClure Newspaper Syndicate) 193X-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

© McClure Newspaper Syndicate listed on page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Wash Tubbs / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane (credited)
Pencils
Roy Crane (signed)
Inks
Roy Crane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hidy, boys, how's everything in Turtle Creek?
Genre
adventure
Characters
Wash Tubbs; Bud; Captain Easy; Joe Picket; Willie Zarat (villain)
Reprints
  • from Wash Tubbs daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1936-06-29 [Third and fourth panels switched.],
    1936-06-30 [Fourth panel slightly widened on left side.],
    1936-07-01 [Third panel cropped on left side. Edge of fourth panel cover over by next day's first panel.],
    1936-07-03 [Reprinted out of sequence. Additional art added to right side of third panel and left side of fourth panel.],
    1936-07-02 [Reprinted out of sequence. Fourth panel dropped.],
    1936-07-06 [1936-07-04 not reprinted. Fourth panel dropped.],
    1936-07-07 [Additional art added to left side of second panel.],
    1936-07-08 [First and second panels switched. Third panel dropped. Additional art added to left side of fourth panel.],
    1936-07-09 [First panel dropped.],
    1936-07-10 [First, second, and fourth panels dropped.],
    1936-07-11 [Fourth panel dropped.],
    1936-07-12 [Fourth panel slightly trimmed on left side.]
Keywords
El Hoyo

Indexer Notes

Dialogue re-written on all the strip reprints.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

In the Name of the Law / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
William Engle ?
Pencils
Henry E. Vallely
Inks
Henry E. Vallely
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Listen, honey- no dick'll ever beat me to the draw
Genre
crime
Characters
Officer Frederick Hirsch (death); Billie Dunn (villain); Fats Durlinger (villain); Two-Gun Crowley [Francis Crowley] (villain)
Reprints
  • in In the Name of the Law [Big Little Books, 1100 Series] (Whitman, 1937 series) # 1155 (February 15, 1937) [See notes.]
Keywords
Nassau County

Indexer Notes

Per Catalog of Copyright Entries, In the Name of the Law [Big Little Books, 1100 Second Series] (Whitman, 1936 series) # 1155 was published on February 15, 1937, which would have been near the same time this issue was released. Art work is the same as in the Big Little Book, but modified to be in color, adding word balloons, and minus illustrative detail. The art was probably prepared at same time and altered as needed.

Date of publication from the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 1, Group 2, Pamphlets, Leaflets, Contributions to Newspapers or Periodicals, etc., Lectures, Sermons, Addresses for Oral Delivery, Maps, 1937, New Series, Volume 34, Number 3, page 237.

No Sale; The Cold Shoulder; The Close Relation; The Dawn Rusher (Table of Contents: 4)

Cowboy Comics Out Our Way / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
J. R. Williams (signed)
Pencils
J. R. Williams (signed)
Inks
J. R. Williams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Reprints
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc., 1922 series) 1935-12-24, 1935-12-17, 1935-04-09, 1935-03-19

Indexer Notes

4 single panel cartoons.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Sombrero Pete / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Lillian I. Christensen ?
Pencils
Morton H. Cowen
Inks
Morton H. Cowen
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, boy, it sure smells good!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sombrero Pete; Don Buena; Senorita Angeles; Pinto (a dog); Black Diablos Gang (villains)
Reprints
  • from Sombrero Pete [Big Little Books, 1100 Second Series] (Whitman, 1936 series) # 1136 [See notes.]
Keywords
Mexico

Indexer Notes

Per Catalog of Copyright Entries, Sombrero Pete [Big Little Books, 1100 Second Series] (Whitman, 1936 series) # 1136 was published on March 2, 1936. Art work is the same as in the Big Little Book, but modified to be in color, adding word balloons, and minus illustrative detail. Date of publication from Catalog too.

Also per Catalog of Copyright Entries, Lillian I. Christensen is listed as the author of the Big Little Book and possibly this story too. (Per Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 1, Group 2, Pamphlets, Leaflets, Contributions to Newspapers or Periodicals, etc., Lectures, Sermons, Addresses for Oral Delivery, Maps, 1936, New Series, Volume 33, Number 3, page 255; via Art Lortie GCD-Chat post October 19, 2018 (https://archive.org/details/catalogofcopyri331li/page/254, retrieved 21 October 2018).

Gunfighter's Range (Table of Contents: 6)

Tom Mix / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tom Mix; Tony (a horse); Steve; Ted Barton
Reprints
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Story may have been adapted from one of the Tom Mix Whitman Publishing Big Little Books.

Contact Telegraphy (Table of Contents: 7)

Magic! / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sandini (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Boy Martyr of Costa Rica; Slave Who Defied the Foreign Legion (Table of Contents: 8)

Adventure Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Isidore Klein [as I. S. Klein] (credited)
Pencils
Edmund H. Gunder
Inks
Edmund H. Gunder
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from Adventure Stamps Sunday (NEA Service, Inc., 1936 series) 1936-05-24 - 1936-05-31 [Originally a topper comic strip to Wash Tubbs comic strip. May 24, 1936 is the first strip of this feature.]

Indexer Notes

Page includes 2 strips plus some stamp advertisements.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Erik Noble and the Forty-Niners / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Lloyd Edwin Smith ?
Pencils
B. F. McNaughton
Inks
B. F. McNaughton
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gold! Gold!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Erik Noble; Cyclone Kenny; Monte Miller; Van Zelm
Reprints
  • from Erik Noble and the Forty-Niners [Big Little Books, 700 Series] (Whitman, 1934 series) # 722 (May 23, 1934) [See notes.]
Keywords
gold rush

Indexer Notes

Story was adapted from the 1934 Whitman Publishing Big Little Book "Erik Noble and the Forty-Niners", which was written by Lloyd Edwin Smith and illustrated by B. F. McNaughton. Art work is the same as in the Big Little Book, but modified to be in color, adding word balloons, and minus illustrative detail.

Date of original publication of Big Little Book from the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 1, Group 2, Pamphlets, Leaflets, Contributions to Newspapers or Periodicals, etc., Lectures, Sermons, Addresses for Oral Delivery, Maps, 1934, New Series, Volume 31, Number 12, page 1016.

Lone Marshal and the Border Rustlers (Table of Contents: 10)

Lone Marshal / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Lone Marshal; Lobo (a horse); Dad Cordell; Mary Cordell; Tim Crawford; Vajo; Dan Russell (villain); Klem Russell (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Tom Beatty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Richard X. Vale ?
Pencils
George R. Taylor ?
Inks
George R. Taylor ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's time to move!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Tom Beatty; Gerald Dale; Herman; Jerry (villain); Scar Corvin (villain); Spike (villain)
Reprints
  • from Tom Beatty Ace of the Service [Big Little Books, 700 Series] (Whitman, 1934 series ) # 723 ? (July 23, 1934) [See notes.]
Keywords
kidnapping

Indexer Notes

Story reprinted and altered probably from Tom Beatty Ace of the Service # 723 (the only Tom Beatty Big Little Book published before 1934, next not published until 1937). Art work is probably the same as in the Big Little Book, but modified to be in color, adding word balloons, and minus illustrative detail.

Date of original publication of Big Little Book from the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 1, Group 2, Pamphlets, Leaflets, Contributions to Newspapers or Periodicals, etc., Lectures, Sermons, Addresses for Oral Delivery, Maps, 1934, New Series, Volume 31, Number 12, page 1026.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Prairie Bill / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
G. P. Alkire ?
Pencils
Hal Arbo
Inks
Hal Arbo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The West is the place, Nancy
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Prairie Bill Gardner; Ben Howell; Dan Farley; Louis De Monte; Nancy Howell; Ricardo
Reprints
  • from Prairie Bill and the Covered Wagon [Big Little Books, 700 Series] (Whitman, 1934 series) # 758 (August 23, 1934) [See notes.]

Indexer Notes

Art reprinted from the 1934 Whitman Publishing Big Little Book "Prairie Bill and the Covered Wagon", which was written by G. P. Alkire and illustrated by Hal Arbo. Art work is the same as in the Big Little Book, but modified to be in color, adding word balloons, and minus illustrative detail.

Date of original publication of Big Little Book from the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 1, Group 2, Pamphlets, Leaflets, Contributions to Newspapers or Periodicals, etc., Lectures, Sermons, Addresses for Oral Delivery, Maps, 1934, New Series, Volume 31, Number 12, page 955.

[OH-1] (Table of Contents: 13)

Model Plane / activity / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; aviation

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

G-Man Jim / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A man left a note for you, sir!
Genre
crime
Characters
G-Man Jim; Ellen Swan; Joseph; Officer Grogan; Officer Weiss; Scar Baldwin; The Masked Czar (villain)
Reprints
  • from ?
Keywords
kidnapping

Indexer Notes

Story may have been adapted from one of the G-Man Whitman Publishing Big Little Books.

Heroes Are Made-Not Born; Water Tight; Heroes Are Made-Not Born; Old Faithful (Table of Contents: 15)

Cowboy Comics Out Our Way / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
J. R. Williams (signed)
Pencils
J. R. Williams (signed)
Inks
J. R. Williams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Reprints
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc., 1922 series) 1935-11-05, 1935-10-15, 1935-10-01 [Right side of panel trimmed.], 1935-10-22

Indexer Notes

Four single panel cartoons.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Arizona Kid / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Peter K. Maple ?
Pencils
Hal Arbo
Inks
Hal Arbo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hustle on, boy!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Arizona Kid
Reprints
  • from Arizona Kid on the Bandit Trail [Big Little Books, 1100 Series] (Whitman, 1936 series) # 1192 (April 7, 1936) [See notes.]

Indexer Notes

Per Catalog of Copyright Entries, Arizona Kid on the Bandit Trail [Big Little Books, 1100 Second Series] (Whitman, 1936 series) # 1192 was published on April 7, 1936. That book was written by Peter K. Maple and illustrated by Hal Arbo. Art work is the same as in the Big Little Book, but modified to be in color, adding word balloons, and minus illustrative detail. It was probably prepared at same time and altered as needed.

Date of original publication of Big Little Book from the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 1, Group 2, Pamphlets, Leaflets, Contributions to Newspapers or Periodicals, etc., Lectures, Sermons, Addresses for Oral Delivery, Maps, 1936, New Series, Volume 33, Number 8, page 885.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Myra North, Special Nurse / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Thompson (credited)
Pencils
Charles Coll (signed)
Inks
Charles Coll (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you remembered about a certain crested ring you had!
Genre
adventure; medical
Characters
Myra North; Curly [Prince Adrian]; Colonel Zoria (villain); Rosan (villain)
Reprints
  • from Myra North, Special Nurse Sunday (NEA Service, Inc., 1936 series) 1936-08-09, 1936-08-16, 1936-08-23, 1936-08-30

Indexer Notes

© 1936 by NEA Service, Inc. on panels.

The Hide Away; The Dead March (Table of Contents: 18)

Cowboy Comics Out Our Way / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
J. R. Williams (signed)
Pencils
J. R. Williams (signed)
Inks
J. R. Williams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Reprints
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc., 1922 series) 1935-08-20, 1935-07-09

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

Hey Fellows! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Hecker Products Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Ford of the Foreign Legion [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 20)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
historical
Characters
Ford; Lt. Louis Poiret

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Flying the Sky Clipper / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dougal Lee ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That fellow in compartment six sure has a heavy bag!
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Chuck Carson; Jarvis; Sparks; Winsie Atkins; Mr. Kent (villain)
Reprints
  • from Flying the Sky Clipper with Winsie Atkins [Big Little Books, 1100 Second Series] (Whitman, 1936 series) # 1108 [See notes.]
Keywords
Sky Clipper

Indexer Notes

Per Catalog of Copyright Entries, Flying the Sky Clipper with Winsie Atkins [Big Little Books, 1100 Second Series] (Whitman, 1936 series) # 1108 was published on September 19, 1936. Art work is the same as in the Big Little Book, but in color, added word balloons, and minus illustrative detail. It was probably prepared at same time and altered as needed.

Publication date from Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 1, Group 2, Pamphlets, Leaflets, Contributions to Newspapers or Periodicals, etc., Lectures, Sermons, Addresses for Oral Delivery, Maps, 1936, New Series, Volume 33, Number 3, page 1299 (https://archive.org/details/catalogofcopyri331li/page/254, retrieved 21 October 2018.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

The Shooting Sheriff / comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script
Leon Morgan ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ain't no sheriff alive kin tell me an Bill what to do!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sheriff Terry Dean; Mayor Miller; Sheriff Whitney (death); Ben Thompson (villain); Bill Thompson (villain)
Reprints
  • from Shooting Sheriffs [Big Little Books, 1100 Second Series] (Whitman, 1936 series) # 1195 [See notes.]
Keywords
Dolan's Saloon; Ellsworth

Indexer Notes

Per Catalog of Copyright Entries, Shooting Sheriffs (called Shooting Sheriffs of the Wild West) [Big Little Books, 1100 Second Series] (Whitman, 1936 series) # 1195 was published on September 19, 1936. Art work is the same as in the Big Little Book, but in color, added word balloons, and minus illustrative detail.

Per Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 1, Group 2, Pamphlets, Leaflets, Contributions to Newspapers or Periodicals, etc., Lectures, Sermons, Addresses for Oral Delivery, Maps, 1936, New Series, Volume 33, Number 3, page 1238; via Art Lortie GCD-Chat post October 19, 2018 (https://archive.org/details/catalogofcopyri331li/page/254, retrieved 21 October 2018).

New Pocket Radio (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Little Giant Radio / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

International Spy Featuring Doctor Doom / comic story / 2.67 pages (report information)

Script
Conrad Vane ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gentlemen, as Minister of War...
Genre
spy
Characters
Doctor Doom; Baron De Klabe; Mark Cameron; Roark; Sonia; The Falcon (villain)
Reprints
  • in International Spy, Doctor Doom Faces Death at Dawn [Big Little Books, 1100 Series] (Whitman, 1937 series) # 1148 (March 18, 1937) [See notes.]
Keywords
Merovia; Returia

Indexer Notes

Per Catalog of Copyright Entries, International Spy, Doctor Doom Faces Death at Dawn [Big Little Books, 1100 Second Series] (Whitman, 1936 series) # 1148 was published on March 18, 1937, which would be about a couple months after this issue was released. Art work is the same as in the Big Little Book, but modified to be in color, adding word balloons, and minus illustrative detail. It was probably prepared at same time and altered as needed.

Date of publication from the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 1, Group 2, Pamphlets, Leaflets, Contributions to Newspapers or Periodicals, etc., Lectures, Sermons, Addresses for Oral Delivery, Maps, 1937, New Series, Volume 34, Number 5, page 528.

New! Pocket Radio (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Tinytone Radio / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Coast Guard and the Rajah's Ransom (Table of Contents: 26)

Coast Guard / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jerry Minton; Limpy Connors; Pop Berley; Scar-Ear Vint (villain)
Keywords
U.S. Coast Guard

Indexer Notes

Story may have been adapted from the 1936 Whitman Publishing Big Little Book "S.O.S. Coast Guard", which was written by William Engle and illustrated by Henry E. Vallely.

Talk-Sing-Play (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Well of the Padres His Living Tomb (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

National Carbon Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Human touch cannot distinguish frozen mercury from red hot iron"]
    You Wouldn't Believe It
  3. 2. ["Hidy, boys, how's everything in Turtle Creek?"]
    Wash Tubbs
  4. 3. ["Listen, honey- no dick'll ever beat me to the draw"]
    In the Name of the Law
  5. 4. No Sale; The Cold Shoulder; The Close Relation; The Dawn Rusher
    Cowboy Comics Out Our Way
  6. 5. ["Oh, boy, it sure smells good!"]
    Sombrero Pete
  7. 6. Gunfighter's Range
    Tom Mix
  8. 7. Contact Telegraphy
    Magic!
  9. 8. Boy Martyr of Costa Rica; Slave Who Defied the Foreign Legion
    Adventure Stamps
  10. 9. ["Gold! Gold!"]
    Erik Noble and the Forty-Niners
  11. 10. Lone Marshal and the Border Rustlers
    Lone Marshal
  12. 11. ["It's time to move!"]
    Tom Beatty
  13. 12. ["The West is the place, Nancy"]
    Prairie Bill
  14. 13. [OH-1]
    Model Plane
  15. 14. ["A man left a note for you, sir!"]
    G-Man Jim
  16. 15. Heroes Are Made-Not Born; Water Tight; Heroes Are Made-Not Born; Old Faithful
    Cowboy Comics Out Our Way
  17. 16. ["Hustle on, boy!"]
    Arizona Kid
  18. 17. ["So you remembered about a certain crested ring you had!"]
    Myra North, Special Nurse
  19. 18. The Hide Away; The Dead March
    Cowboy Comics Out Our Way
  20. 19. Hey Fellows!
    Hecker Products Corp.
  21. 20. Ford of the Foreign Legion [Part 1]
  22. 21. ["That fellow in compartment six sure has a heavy bag!"]
    Flying the Sky Clipper
  23. 22. ["Ain't no sheriff alive kin tell me an Bill what to do!"]
    The Shooting Sheriff
  24. 23. New Pocket Radio
    Little Giant Radio
  25. 24. ["Gentlemen, as Minister of War..."]
    International Spy Featuring Doctor Doom
  26. 25. New! Pocket Radio
    Tinytone Radio
  27. 26. Coast Guard and the Rajah's Ransom
    Coast Guard
  28. 27. Talk-Sing-Play
    Johnson Smith & Company
  29. 28. Well of the Padres His Living Tomb
    National Carbon Co.
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