Four Color #14 - Smilin' Jack
(1942)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title: Smilin' Jack. No. 14.
Copyright, 1938, by Chicago Tribune-N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin; also as Powder]

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

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley (credited)
Pencils
Zack Mosley (credited); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Inks
Zack Mosley (credited); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Smilin' Jack, heartbroken because Dixie married Dr. Medic
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin; also as Powder]; Gull Wing; Inspector; Bunny; Nancy; Helen; Wally; The Ring [Gale Gibson (villain); Powder (villain); Laura (villain); The Head (villain); The Claw (villain)]
Synopsis
Smilin' Jack infiltrates The Ring disguised as Powder.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story begins on inside front cover. Inside front cover is in black, white and red.

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

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley (credited)
Pencils
Zack Mosley (credited); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Inks
Zack Mosley (credited); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Head," are you really gonna let th' chef dangle from that tuna rod all night?
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin; also as Powder]; Gull Wing; Inspector; Bunny Wing; Laura (villain); The Head (villain); The Claw (villain); The Ring (villains)
Synopsis
The Head finds out Jack is Powder. Jack escapes.
Reprints

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

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley (credited)
Pencils
Zack Mosley (credited); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Inks
Zack Mosley (credited); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, 'Head,' why don't you dust 'Powder' off
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin; also as Powder]; Fat Stuff (introduction); Boona Goo (introduction); Taboo (introduction); Chief (introduction); Dixie Lee (cameo, flashback); The Ring [The Head (villain); The Claw (villain)]
Synopsis
Jack's plane crashes and he ends up on an island. It happens to be the island in which Powder is engaged to the Chief's daughter.
Reprints
Keywords
phonograph; typhoon

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley (credited)
Pencils
Zack Mosley (credited); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Inks
Zack Mosley (credited); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, Fat Stuff--
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin; also as Powder]; Boona Goo; Fat Stuff; Chief; Sun Priest; Limehouse (introduction)
Synopsis
Smilin' Jack is still being mistaken as someone named Powder, and he is forced to marry Boona Goo. Jack escapes the island before consumating the marriage with Boona, but is captured by Limehouse, a prison guard who also mistakes him as Powder.
Reprints

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

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley (credited)
Pencils
Zack Mosley (credited); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Inks
Zack Mosley (credited); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before you completely lose your mind
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin; also as Powder; also as Ghost Killer]; Fat Stuff; Fergus; Leonard; Limehouse; Le Meuix (introduction); Slab (introduction, villain); Lizard (introduction, villain); The Ring [The Head (villain); The Claw (villain)]; Eagle Eye (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
Limehouse puts Jack and Fat Stuff in jail and to work in the sulphur mine. The Head and The Claw are revealed to be alive when they are put in the same prison as Jack.
Reprints
Keywords
Death Rock

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley (credited)
Pencils
Zack Mosley (credited); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Inks
Zack Mosley (credited); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Guard or no guard
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin; also as Powder]; Boona Goo; Fat Stuff; Limehouse; The Ring [The Head (villain); The Claw (villain)]; Eagle Eye (villain); Slab (villain, death)
Synopsis
Smilin' Jack, Fat Stuff, The Head and The Claw escape from jail, but are eventually caught. Jack is put in solitary confinement.
Reprints
Keywords
Death Rock

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley (credited)
Pencils
Zack Mosley (credited); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Inks
Zack Mosley (credited); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh--a person never realizes what a bore he is till he's alone with himself
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Fat Stuff; Limehouse; Ringtail (a monkey); Laura (introduction; Limehouse's daughter); Limehouse's wife (introduction)
Synopsis
Smilin' Jack escapes from prison again and it looks like he may be rescued.
Reprints
Keywords
Death Rock

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

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley (credited)
Pencils
Zack Mosley (credited); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Inks
Zack Mosley (credited); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Seeing the clipper turn back, Jack heads the glider away from the island
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Alberta; Birteel; Dickie; Downwind Jaxon [also as George]; Fat Stuff; Mary Smith (voice only); Ringtail (a monkey); Miss Murray; Juanita; Mrs. Andrews
Synopsis
Downwind rescues Jack from the island and brings him back to civilization.
Reprints
Keywords
Death Rock

Indexer Notes

One of the ladies calls Downwind George, but he tells Jack that isn't his real name.

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

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley (credited)
Pencils
Zack Mosley (credited); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Inks
Zack Mosley (credited); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brakes do your stuff
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Fat Stuff; Downwind Jaxon; Woo-Woo Bali (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues on inside back cover and back cover. Inside back cover is in black, white and red.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smilin' Jack
  2. 1. ["Smilin' Jack, heartbroken because Dixie married Dr. Medic"]
    Smilin' Jack
  3. 2. [""Head," are you really gonna let th' chef dangle from that tuna rod all night?"]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. ["Well, 'Head,' why don't you dust 'Powder' off"]
    Smilin' Jack
  5. 4. ["Gosh, Fat Stuff--"]
    Smilin' Jack
  6. 5. ["Before you completely lose your mind"]
    Smilin' Jack
  7. 6. ["Guard or no guard"]
    Smilin' Jack
  8. 7. ["Gosh--a person never realizes what a bore he is till he's alone with himself"]
    Smilin' Jack
  9. 8. ["Seeing the clipper turn back, Jack heads the glider away from the island"]
    Smilin' Jack
  10. 9. ["Brakes do your stuff"]
    Smilin' Jack
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