(August 1938)

Dell, 1937 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
M. C. Gaines (editor); Sheldon Mayer (credited) (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

Indexed from a scan from Digital Comic Museum (digitalcomicmuseum.com).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Salesman Sam / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Mayer ?
Inks
Sheldon Mayer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

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

The Comics Letter Club / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Kenneth H., Gloria B., Frank T., Raymond F., Eleanor B. on the inside front cover page.

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

Ted Strong / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Carreño (credited)
Pencils
Al Carreño (credited)
Inks
Al Carreño (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don' suppos' ya knaw who kill Butch an' Johnson!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tom Strong
Reprints
  • from Ted Strong Sunday (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.) 1935-08-16 - 1935-08-23 [reformatted two pages to one]

A Tip and a Slip (Table of Contents: 3)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Charles Small (as Charles D. Small)
Pencils
Charles Small (as Charles D. Small)
Inks
Charles Small (as Charles D. Small)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Salesman Sam
Reprints
  • from Salesman Sam daily (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx

He Must Be Terrible! (Table of Contents: 4)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Charles Small (as Charles D. Small)
Pencils
Charles Small (as Charles D. Small)
Inks
Charles Small (as Charles D. Small)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Salesman Sam
Reprints
  • from Salesman Sam daily (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx

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

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

Script
Tex O'Reilly
Pencils
Jack Warren
Inks
Jack Warren
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pecos Bill escaped from the blazing stake...
Genre
western-frontier; humor
Characters
Pecos Bill
Reprints
  • from Pecos Bill daily (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.) 1937

Playing it Safe! (Table of Contents: 6)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Charles Small (as Charles D. Small)
Pencils
Charles Small (as Charles D. Small)
Inks
Charles Small (as Charles D. Small)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Salesman Sam
Reprints
  • from Salesman Sam daily (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx

No Doubt About It! (Table of Contents: 7)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Swanson
Pencils
George Swanson
Inks
George Swanson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Salesman Sam
Reprints
  • from Salesman Sam daily (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Cops and Robbers / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Norman Fallon
Pencils
Norman Fallon
Inks
Norman Fallon
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boo!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

6 individual cartoon panels.

A Full Stop (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier; humor; children
Reprints
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1937-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

4 individual cartoon panels.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

My Big Brudder / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Engli (signed)
Pencils
Frank Engli (signed)
Inks
Frank Engli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Sylvester, whatcha' doin'?
Genre
children

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

My Big Brudder / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Engli
Pencils
Frank Engli
Inks
Frank Engli
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A bran' new one dollar bill!!

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

Jimmy Jams / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Pazmiño (as VEP)
Pencils
Victor Pazmiño (as VEP)
Inks
Victor Pazmiño (as VEP)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pop! Pop! I've got a surprise for you!
Genre
humor
Characters
Jimmy Jams; Pop

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Little Artists / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
A. W. Nugent
Pencils
A. W. Nugent
Inks
A. W. Nugent
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You can make an exact duplicate picture of this squirrel

John Paul Jones (Table of Contents: 14)

Decks A' Wash / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Augustus Robinson (credited as Augustus J. Robinson)
Pencils
Augustus Robinson (credited as Augustus J. Robinson)
Inks
Augustus Robinson (credited as Augustus J. Robinson)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In September 1776 Capt Paul Jones in command of the 12 gun brig Providence had eluded his pursuer off the Great Banks
Genre
history; military
Characters
John Paul Jones
Reprints
  • from Decks A'wash weekly (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.) 1935-12-28

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Sailors' Knots and Seaman's Ways / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Augustus Robinson
Pencils
Augustus Robinson
Inks
Augustus Robinson
Letters
?

Reprints
  • from Decks A'wash weekly (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.) 1935-xx-xx [topper]

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

Bill and Davey / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
James McCague (credited as James P. McCague)
Pencils
James McCague (credited as James P. McCague)
Inks
James McCague (credited as James P. McCague)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're sick o' this foolin' around!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Bill; Davey

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

Li'l Firewater / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Norman Fallon (signed)
Pencils
Norman Fallon (signed)
Inks
Norman Fallon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

4, four panel strips.

Willie's Making a Propeller for His Bike This Time (Table of Contents: 18)

Penknife Oddities / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Willie Whittle
Pencils
Willie Whittle
Inks
Willie Whittle
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Rod Rian of the Sky Police / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Jepsep (credited as Paul H. Jepson)
Pencils
Paul Jepsep (credited as Paul H. Jepson)
Inks
Paul Jepsep (credited as Paul H. Jepson)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Taro tries desperately to stop the downward plunge of the plane
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Rod Rian; Taro; Mephisians; Mephis; Karin; Unicors
Synopsis
The Unicor, Taro, tries to save his ship and his passenger Rod Rian. They use wing apparatus to fly, but the Mephisians fire a "gravity-resisting ray gun" at them to bring them down. The Mephisians prepare to place Rod in front of a firing squad, but Mephis shows up with what he thinks is a better plan. He sends Rod and all the captured Unicor warriors to the Land of the Living Dead. Once there, Rod discovers Karin has snuck aboard the ship, in defiance of Mephis' plans that she should remain with him. Rod and the Unicors make plans to provide for food and shelter.
Reprints
  • from Rod Rian of the Sky Police newspaper strip (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.) 1935-08-16 - 1935-08-23 [reformatted one page to two]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Gordon Fife and the Boy King / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Moore
Pencils
Carl Pfeufer
Inks
Carl Pfeufer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Make yourself comfortable, sire...
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Gordon Fife and the Boy King newspaper strip (Watkins Syndicate) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Sam's Considerate That Way! (Table of Contents: 21)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Charles Small (as Charles D. Small)
Pencils
Charles Small (as Charles D. Small)
Inks
Charles Small (as Charles D. Small)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Salesman Sam
Reprints
  • from Salesman Sam daily (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx

It's Sam's Hobby! (Table of Contents: 22)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Swanson
Pencils
George Swanson
Inks
George Swanson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Salesman Sam
Reprints
  • from Salesman Sam daily (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx

Frontier Town (Table of Contents: 23)

Tex Ritter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Norman Fallon
Pencils
Norman Fallon
Inks
Norman Fallon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Lansing

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

The Enchanted Stone of Time / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Adolphe Barreaux
Pencils
Adolphe Barreaux
Inks
Adolphe Barreaux
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here we are on the plain. Gosh the big animals are thick here today.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
Mickey; Meg
Reprints
  • from Enchanted Stone of Time weekly (George Matthew Adams syndicate) 1935-08-16 - 1935-08-23

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

The Comics Crossword Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Puzzles from: Johnnie Wasylik, Stanley Malesky

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Gags and Giggles / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Courtney Dunkel
Pencils
Courtney Dunkel
Inks
Courtney Dunkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Listen to this swell recipe for lemon meringue pie!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

6 individual cartoon panels.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Deadood Gulch / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Boody Rogers
Pencils
Boody Rogers
Inks
Boody Rogers
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rattlesnake Pete just shot our sheriff
Genre
western-frontier

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

S'Matter, Pop? / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Payne
Inks
Charles Payne
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How can Candy Lamb desperate like me...
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from Smatter Pop daily (Bell Syndicate) xxxx-xx-xx

Cowboy Primer (Table of Contents: 29)

Cowboy and Indian Lore / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Warren
Inks
Jack Warren
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from Loco Luke weekly (George Matthew Adams service) 1935-xx-xx [topper strip]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Cap'n Cloud / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Weinstein
Pencils
Robert Weinstein
Inks
Robert Weinstein
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spike threatens to wipe out Cap'n Cloud and his men until...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Cap'n Cloud
Reprints
  • from Cap'n Cloud weekly (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.) 1935-08-16 - 1935-08-23

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Comic Puzzles / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
A. W. Nugent
Pencils
A. W. Nugent
Inks
A. W. Nugent
Letters
?

[Reviving Shakespeare] (Table of Contents: 32)

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Pazmiño
Pencils
Victor Pazmiño
Inks
Victor Pazmiño
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Clancy the Cop

Midshipman's Revenge (Table of Contents: 33)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
James McLean (credited as James B. McLean)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Sam Jumps At Conclusions! (Table of Contents: 34)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Charles Small (as Charles D. Small)
Pencils
Charles Small (as Charles D. Small)
Inks
Charles Small (as Charles D. Small)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Salesman Sam
Reprints
  • from Salesman Sam daily (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx

It's No Use, Sam! (Table of Contents: 35)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Charles Small (as Charles D. Small)
Pencils
Charles Small (as Charles D. Small)
Inks
Charles Small (as Charles D. Small)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Salesman Sam
Reprints
  • from Salesman Sam daily (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

The Comics Stamp Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Montgomery Mulford (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Man Hunt / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Hal Arbo ?
Inks
Hal Arbo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And the killers had time to walk a thousand miles since then
Genre
crime
Characters
William J. Burns; Sheriff E. F. Hetrick; Commissioner Randolph Miller

Howard Thurston (Table of Contents: 38)

Headliners / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stookie Allen
Pencils
Stookie Allen
Inks
Stookie Allen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography

The Bad Example (Table of Contents: 39)

Cowboy Comics / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Reprints
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1937-xx-xx - 1937-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

4 individual cartoon panels.

Villa! (Table of Contents: 40)

Thrill-Hunters / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stookie Allen
Pencils
Stookie Allen
Inks
Stookie Allen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Pancho Villa

Championship Diving (Table of Contents: 41)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Cronin (signed)
Inks
Ed Cronin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

S'Matter, Pop? / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles Payne
Pencils
Charles Payne
Inks
Charles Payne
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! What's th' idea of beatin' him up?
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Smatter Pop daily (Bell Syndicate) xxxx-xx-xx

[Fly Swatter] (Table of Contents: 43)

Bachelor Bowers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Courtney Dunkel
Pencils
Courtney Dunkel
Inks
Courtney Dunkel
Colors
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover page.

Fast-Action Books (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Salesman Sam
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Comics Letter Club
  3. 2. ["I don' suppos' ya knaw who kill Butch an' Johnson!"]
    Ted Strong
  4. 3. A Tip and a Slip
    Salesman Sam
  5. 4. He Must Be Terrible!
    Salesman Sam
  6. 5. ["Pecos Bill escaped from the blazing stake..."]
    Pecos Bill
  7. 6. Playing it Safe!
    Salesman Sam
  8. 7. No Doubt About It!
    Salesman Sam
  9. 8. ["Boo!"]
    Cops and Robbers
  10. 9. A Full Stop
    Out Our Way
  11. 10. ["Hey, Sylvester, whatcha' doin'?"]
    My Big Brudder
  12. 11. ["A bran' new one dollar bill!!"]
    My Big Brudder
  13. 12. ["Pop! Pop! I've got a surprise for you!"]
    Jimmy Jams
  14. 13. ["You can make an exact duplicate picture of this squirrel"]
    Little Artists
  15. 14. John Paul Jones
    Decks A' Wash
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Sailors' Knots and Seaman's Ways
  17. 16. ["We're sick o' this foolin' around!"]
    Bill and Davey
  18. 17. ["How!"]
    Li'l Firewater
  19. 18. Willie's Making a Propeller for His Bike This Time
    Penknife Oddities
  20. 19. ["Taro tries desperately to stop the downward plunge of the plane"]
    Rod Rian of the Sky Police
  21. 20. ["Make yourself comfortable, sire..."]
    Gordon Fife and the Boy King
  22. 21. Sam's Considerate That Way!
    Salesman Sam
  23. 22. It's Sam's Hobby!
    Salesman Sam
  24. 23. Frontier Town
    Tex Ritter
  25. 24. ["Here we are on the plain. Gosh the big animals are thick here today."]
    The Enchanted Stone of Time
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    The Comics Crossword Puzzle Page
  27. 26. ["Listen to this swell recipe for lemon meringue pie!"]
    Gags and Giggles
  28. 27. ["Rattlesnake Pete just shot our sheriff"]
    Deadood Gulch
  29. 28. ["How can Candy Lamb desperate like me..."]
    S'Matter, Pop?
  30. 29. Cowboy Primer
    Cowboy and Indian Lore
  31. 30. ["Spike threatens to wipe out Cap'n Cloud and his men until..."]
    Cap'n Cloud
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Comic Puzzles
  33. 32. [Reviving Shakespeare]
    Clancy the Cop
  34. 33. Midshipman's Revenge
  35. 34. Sam Jumps At Conclusions!
    Salesman Sam
  36. 35. It's No Use, Sam!
    Salesman Sam
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    The Comics Stamp Club
  38. 37. ["And the killers had time to walk a thousand miles since then"]
    Man Hunt
  39. 38. Howard Thurston
    Headliners
  40. 39. The Bad Example
    Cowboy Comics
  41. 40. Villa!
    Thrill-Hunters
  42. 41. Championship Diving
  43. 42. ["Hey! What's th' idea of beatin' him up?"]
    S'Matter, Pop?
  44. 43. [Fly Swatter]
    Bachelor Bowers
  45. 44. Fast-Action Books
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