(February 1942)

Bell Features, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-02-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Commercial Signs of Canada
Brand
Colonial Distributors
Editing
Cy Bell ?

Issue Notes

Indexed from scanned copy at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/comics/027002-5100-e.html

On sale date from Dime Comics #26.

Rex Baxter and the Island of Doom (Table of Contents)

Rex Baxter / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Edmond Good (signed)
Inks
Edmond Good (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rex Baxter; Kenneth Scotty MacDonald; Johnny Canuck; Gail Abbot
Reprints

World Wonders (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eiffel Tower
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Information on the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal and the Parthenon.
Keywords
Eiffel Tower; Parthenon; Taj Mahal

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. In colour. Also includes indicia.

Introducing Rex Baxter and the Island of Doom (Table of Contents: 2)

Rex Baxter / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Good (signed)
Pencils
Edmond Good (signed)
Inks
Edmond Good (signed)
Letters
Edmond Good ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rex Baxter adventurous young soldier of fortune is returning aboard the S.S. Luxor to enjoy a well-earned leave from duty with the British army in northern Africa---
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rex Baxter; Gail Abbot
Synopsis
Rex and Gail's ship is attacked by a German submarine and they are attacked by a giant ray in the water. They make it to an island where they have to deal with being marooned.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Each page appears to be signed, possibly artwork was originally intended as comic strips but re-purposed for comic book. Continued in next issue.

What Is Wrong With This Ship? (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Synopsis
Win Khaki & Nickel Army flashlights for finding problems with a picture of a ship and submitting the answers.

Cartooning Corner (Table of Contents: 4)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Material used in cartooning.
Synopsis
Simple instructions on drawing comics.

Johnny Canuck (Table of Contents: 5)

Johnny Canuck / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Bachle (signed)
Pencils
Leo Bachle (signed)
Inks
Leo Bachle (signed)
Letters
Leo Bachle ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Johnny Canuck Canada's answer to Nazi oppresion is now devoting his great physical powers for the destruction of Hitler's forces in Libya.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Johnny Canuck; Lola; Baron Von Reichmann; Winston Churchill; Adolf Hitler
Synopsis
Johnny Canuck is flying over the Libyian jungle and runs into a German patrol. He is forced to bail out and is captured by barbarians. He defeats their tyrant king and the people help him defeat a group of Germans.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Hitler appears in one panel at the end.

Oppression is misspelled in the first line.

The Old Act Was Much Better (Table of Contents: 6)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
humour
Characters
Benito Mussolini; Adolf Hitler (picture)
Synopsis
Political cartoon about Libya.
Keywords
Libya

Storage Barrel Ants (Table of Contents: 7)

Would You Believe? / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Live in Mexico and south western U.S.A.
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Information on storage barrel ants, Ming tombs and a cable railway in the Bavarian Alps.

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

Kenneth Scotty McDonald / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Al Cooper (signed)
Pencils
Al Cooper (signed)
Inks
Al Cooper (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Somewhere above southern England...
Genre
aviation
Characters
Kenneth Scotty McDonald; Tim Boyle; Hans; Colonel Ward; Bankroft
Synopsis
Scotty is assigned to some intelligence work in Bombay, India.

Indexer Notes

Last name of main character alternates between Mc and Mac.

War Terms Explained (Table of Contents: 9)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humour
Characters
Benito Mussolini
Synopsis
Political cartoon showing Il Duce as a dud rocket in Egypt.
Keywords
Egypt; Sphinx

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Dart Daring (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Rex Baxter and the Island of Doom
    Rex Baxter
  2. 1. World Wonders
  3. 2. Introducing Rex Baxter and the Island of Doom
    Rex Baxter
  4. 3. What Is Wrong With This Ship?
  5. 4. Cartooning Corner
  6. 5. Johnny Canuck
    Johnny Canuck
  7. 6. The Old Act Was Much Better
  8. 7. Storage Barrel Ants
    Would You Believe?
  9. 8. ["Somewhere above southern England..."]
    Kenneth Scotty McDonald
  10. 9. War Terms Explained
  11. 10. Dart Daring
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