Four Color #36 - Smilin' Jack
(1944)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine
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 is "SMILIN' JACK, No. 36." No code number. Copyright 1938 by Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc. Copyright 1939, 1940 by News Syndicate Co., Inc.


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

Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Characters
Smilin' Jack
Keywords
aircraft

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

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley
Pencils
Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited)
Inks
Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mary, you've been swell - You've nursed Dixie...
Characters
Smilin' Jack; Mary; Dixie Lee; Downwind Jaxon; Fat Stuff; Woo Woo
Synopsis
Just when Jack is set to marry Mary, his former fiancee Dixie Lee returns, now widowed and blind. Downwind is chased by all the girls he's promised to marry. Fat Stuff courts fellow South Sea islander Woo Woo.
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Indexer Notes

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

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Smilin' Jack / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley
Pencils
Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited)
Inks
Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Jack - I wish you and Mary wouldn't bother...
Characters
Smilin' Jack; Mary; Dixie Lee
Synopsis
Mary and Jack fly Dixie to a specialist to check her eyes. On the way Dixie leaves the plane, not wanting to come between Jack and Mary. She stumbles into a building housing a wind tunnel. Jack and Mary follow and the three are caught inside when the fan motor of the tunnel is activated.
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Smilin' Jack / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley
Pencils
Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited)
Inks
Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't worry about your burns, Jack
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack; Mary; Dixie Lee; Fat Stuff; Woo Woo; Downwind Jaxon; Rabbit
Synopsis
While saving Dixie and Mary in the wind tunnel, Jack's legs are badly burned by a steam pipe. While he's recuperating in the hospital, his roommate is Downwind, who was roughed up by all the girls he was stringing along. Meanwhile, Fat Stuff marries Woo Woo. Dixie and Mary both disappear, each thinking Jack is in love with the other girl. To take his mind off his troubles, Downwind convinces Jack to open a pilot training school.
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Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley
Pencils
Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited)
Inks
Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Me think me let-um gov-um-ment teach-um me...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack; Downwind Jaxon; Fat Stuff; Woo Woo; Rabbit; Longdrink (cameo); Dove (cameo)
Synopsis
Jack opens his pilot training classes for college students. One student is a problem as he is deathly afraid of planes. Jack keeps him around, but he doesn't improve.
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Smilin' Jack / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley
Pencils
Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited)
Inks
Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't be nervous Longdrink. There's nothing to...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack; Rabbit; Madam Mongoose; Longdrink; Dove; Musclebound; Dribble
Synopsis
Madam Mongoose gathers a group who all have had trouble with the law. She has a plot to kill pilot training instructors and demoralize their students. First, however, she must deal with a traitor from an earlier venture.
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Indexer Notes

Code number "P.C. #90 438" for Popular Comics #90 is at the bottom of the first page.

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

Script
Zack Mosley
Pencils
Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited)
Inks
Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
O-Oh - I - I can't land it alone!
Characters
Smilin' Jack; Downwind Jaxon; Fat Stuff; Rabbit; Madam Mongoose; Longdrink; Dove; Bill
Synopsis
Madam Mongoose and Longdrink sabotage Jack's plane before he demonstrates some maneuvers for his class. In a last minute switch, Jack is called away and Bill, the other instructor, takes the plane up and is killed when it crashes. Madam Mongoose's second plan is to give Jack some chewing gum laced with sleeping powder. Jack falls asleep after takeoff, but his student is able to land the plane safely.
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Indexer Notes

Code number "P.C. 91-439" for Popular Comics #91 is at bottom of first page.

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

Script
Zack Mosley
Pencils
Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited)
Inks
Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Honey Lamb! Uncle Theon welcomes you!
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack; Downwind Jaxon; Madam Mongoose; Longdrink; Musclebound; Dixie Lee; The Head (cameo); Dark Eyes
Synopsis
Jack and Downwind attend the Diplomats' Ball, but so does Madam Mongoose. She has Jack and Downwind abducted and flown to her headquarters, where they find Dixie Lee busy folding leaflets, oblivious to their anti-American content. Madam Mongoose turns out to be an associate of Jack's old foe, The Head, and she plans to eliminate Jack, Downwind and Dixie by taking them into the stratosphere in an unpressurized plane where they will die from lack of oxygen. The plane ices up and crashes, but Jack, Downwind, Mary and Madam Mongoose all survive. Madam Mongoose escapes while Jack is going for help.
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Indexer Notes

Code number "P.C. 92-4310" for Popular Comics #92 is at bottom of first page.

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Smilin' Jack / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley
Pencils
Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited)
Inks
Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If I opened up to 40 inches, no doubt this bus would...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack; Downwind Jaxon; Dixie Lee; Madam Mongoose
Synopsis
Madam Mongoose escapes, but can't resist watching what happens to a military plane that was sabotaged earlier. The sabotage is effective, but Madam Mongoose is killed by the careening plane when it crash-lands.
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Indexer Notes

Story begins on the inside back cover in black, red, and white and concludes on the back cover in color.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smilin' Jack
  2. 1. ["Mary, you've been swell - You've nursed Dixie..."]
    Smilin' Jack
  3. 2. ["Oh, Jack - I wish you and Mary wouldn't bother..."]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. ["Don't worry about your burns, Jack"]
    Smilin' Jack
  5. 4. ["Me think me let-um gov-um-ment teach-um me..."]
    Smilin' Jack
  6. 5. ["Don't be nervous Longdrink. There's nothing to..."]
    Smilin' Jack
  7. 6. ["O-Oh - I - I can't land it alone!"]
    Smilin' Jack
  8. 7. ["Honey Lamb! Uncle Theon welcomes you!"]
    Smilin' Jack
  9. 8. ["If I opened up to 40 inches, no doubt this bus would..."]
    Smilin' Jack
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