(February 1939)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
M. C. Gaines (editor); Sheldon Mayer (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

Last MC Gaines issue. A number of features move to DC Comics' All-American Comics at this point.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[Photos While U Wait] (Table of Contents: 1)

Reg'lar Fellers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gene Byrnes
Pencils
Gene Byrnes
Inks
Gene Byrnes
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from Reg'lar Fellers Sundays (Famous Features) 1938-01-23

Indexer Notes

Black and Red. Newspaper reprints. Famous Features Syndicate. 1-23-1938. Next appearance in All-American Comics #1 (DC, 1939)
On inside front cover.

[The Royal Moovian Circus] (Table of Contents: 2)

Alley Oop / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
V. T. Hamlin
Pencils
V. T. Hamlin
Inks
V. T. Hamlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Alley Oop; Ooola; Umpa; King Guzzle; Foozy
Reprints
  • from Alley Oop Sundays (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1938 by NEA Service

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

Scribbly / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Colorful has refused Mr. Von Goldstein's offer...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Scribbly Jibbet; Bernie von Goldstein; Captain Colorful; Vivien Darling
Synopsis
Vivien Darling comes up with an idea to get Captain Colorful to fall for her. She will go down to Mexico, and Bernie will send Colorful to the same rancho that she'll be staying at. A few days later, Bernie and Scribbly receive a telegram from Vivien stating that she and Colorful have gotten married, and they are quitting the movie business and staying in Mexico.

Why Big Brudders Leave Home by Scribbly (Table of Contents: 4)

Scribbly / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer (credited as Scribbly)
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh my, Scribbly - did you lasso that wild steer all by yourself?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Scribbly Jibbet; Dinky Jibbet; Daphne Dimples
Synopsis
Daphne asks Scribbly if he lassoed a wild steer all by himself, but Scribbly's kid brother points out that it's only a cow.

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

Scribbly / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While Von Goldstein is ranting and raving about the loss of his new star...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Scribbly Jibbet; Roscoe T. Rooney; Bernie von Goldstein; Professor Twitchel
Synopsis
In preparation for their first production, Roscoe T. Rooney and Professor Twitchel practice a scene from "Romeo and Juliet" on a park bench. A crowd soon gathers, laughing at what they believe are two drunks. Scribbly and Bernie arrive and find the act very funny. Bernie hires them as his new comedy team.

[Nicknames For Scribbly's Kid-Brudder] (Table of Contents: 6)

Scribbly / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Walter Babcock of...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Scribbly Jibbet; Dinky Jibbet (in shadow only)
Synopsis
A reader tells Scribbly that he calls his kid-brother "Shadow" because wherever he goes his brother is right behind him.

Indexer Notes

Based on an idea sent in by Walter Babcock.

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

Scribbly / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scribbly has not heard from his girl Daphne, back home, for some time...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Scribbly Jibbet; Mrs. Jibbet; Dinky Jibbet; Daphne Dimples (in dream); Butch O'Flannigan (in dream, named in this issue)
Synopsis
Scribbly dreams that his friend Butch is hitting on his girl Daphne. The next morning, Scribbly tells his mother that he thinks it's time they went back to New York.

Why Big Brudders Leave Home by Scribbly (Table of Contents: 8)

Scribbly / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer (credited as Scribbly)
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Ma.. why'dja hit me fer...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Scribbly Jibbet; Dinky Jibbet
Synopsis
Scribbly's mother spanks him for raiding the ice-box, but it was actually his kid brother that did it.

Indexer Notes

Based on an idea sent in by Mary Louise Davis.

"Scribbly" feature continues by DC Comics in All-American Comics (1939 series) #1.

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

The Worry Wart / 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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right, we'll say I'm a editor
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from The Worry Wart Sundays (NEA) 1938-xx-xx - 1938-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

4 panel cartoons. Copyright 1938 by NEA Service. Dated 2-12, 3-6 and 2-14. 1st cartoon undated.

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

Our Boarding House / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gene Ahern
Pencils
Gene Ahern
Inks
Gene Ahern
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look Uncle Amos! This spider's got a fly in his web!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Our Boarding House Sundays (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

NEA Syndicate

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

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

Reg'lar Fellers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gene Byrnes
Pencils
Gene Byrnes
Inks
Gene Byrnes
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here! Sit on my lap lil' feller!
Genre
children
Reprints
  • from Reg'lar Fellers Sundays (Famous Features) xxxx-xx-xx

[On the Movie Lot] (Table of Contents: 13)

Four Aces / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Forrest
Pencils
Hal Forrest
Inks
Hal Forrest
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Four Aces Sundays (Bell Syndicate) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

United Features Syndicate. Topper to Tailspin Tommy.

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

Salesman Sam / comic story / 1 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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fer gosh sakes Sam, git on th' job, will ya
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Salesman Sam Sundays (NEA) 1935-xx-xx - 1935-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1935 NEA Service

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

Hold Everything / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clyde Lewis
Pencils
Clyde Lewis
Inks
Clyde Lewis
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your honor, this man said you were a fathead
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA) 1934-xx-xx - 1934-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1934 by NEA Service

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

Out Our Way / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh I'm glad she didn't see 'em yet
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from Out Our Way Sundays (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

NEA Services

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

The Comic Zoo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Scarbo
Pencils
George Scarbo
Inks
George Scarbo
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Strong, healthy and clean cut young man wanted
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints
  • from The Comic Zoo Sundays (NEA) 1937-xx-xx - 1937-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1937 NEA Services

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Bronc Peeler / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Harman
Pencils
Fred Harman
Inks
Fred Harman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't see nothin' strange 'cause I'm not out brandin' beef!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bronc Peeler; Cowboy Pete

Indexer Notes

John F. Dille Co.

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

Stranger Than Fiction / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Thomas (credited as Richard W. Thomas)
Pencils
Walter Galli
Inks
Walter Galli
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Robert Mallory
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from Stranger Than Fiction daily (Watkins Syndicate) 1937-01-07

Indexer Notes

1-7-37 Watkins Syndicate

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

Our Boarding House / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gene Ahern
Pencils
Gene Ahern
Inks
Gene Ahern
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You can leave your big grips
Genre
humor
Characters
Major Hoople
Reprints
  • from Our Boarding House Sundays (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

NEA Service

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

Captain Easy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane
Pencils
Roy Crane
Inks
Roy Crane
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What bitter irony!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Easy
Reprints
  • from Captain Easy Sundays (NEA) 1934-xx-xx - 1934-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1934 by NEA Service

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

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Smith (credited as Bud Fisher)
Pencils
Al Smith (credited as Bud Fisher)
Inks
Al Smith (credited as Bud Fisher)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Meow! Meow!
Genre
humor; animal
Reprints
  • from Cicero's Cat Sundays (Bell Syndicate) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Reg'lar Fellers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Byrnes
Pencils
Gene Byrnes
Inks
Gene Byrnes
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Today is Pinhead's birthday
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Reg'lar Fellers Sundays (Famous Features) 1938-xx-xx - 1938-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1938 by Gene Byrnes

What They Saw! (Table of Contents: 24)

Ben Webster / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Edwin Alger (credited)
Pencils
Edwin Alger (credited)
Inks
Edwin Alger (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in All-American Comics #1 (DC, 1939 series)

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

The Wonderland of Oz / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Spouse (adaptation); L. Frank Baum (original story)
Pencils
Walt Spouse (signed)
Inks
Walt Spouse (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tip and his companions listen while the Wogglebug finishes his life story
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jack Pumpkinhead; Sawhorse; Wogglebug
Reprints
  • from The Wonderland of Oz Sundays (C. C. Winningham) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

adapted from The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

[A Spring Day] (Table of Contents: 26)

Cicero's Cat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Smith (credited as Bud Fisher)
Pencils
Al Smith (credited as Bud Fisher)
Inks
Al Smith (credited as Bud Fisher)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; animal
Reprints
  • from Cicero's Cat Sundays (Bell Syndicate) 1938-xx-xx - 1938-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

copyright 1938 by Bud Fisher

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

Our Boarding House / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gene Ahern
Pencils
Gene Ahern
Inks
Gene Ahern
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee! It was swell
Genre
humor
Characters
Major Hoople
Reprints
  • from Our Boarding House Sundays (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

NEA Service

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

Stranger Than Fiction / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Thomas (credited as Richard W. Thomas)
Pencils
Walter Galli
Inks
Walter Galli
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The name George means "peasant
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from Stranger Than Fiction daily (Watkins Syndicate) 1937-01-08

Indexer Notes

1-8-37 Watkins Syndicate

Al Brady (Table of Contents: 29)

The Crime Busters / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al McWilliams (signed)
Inks
Al McWilliams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

original material

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

The Comic Zoo / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
George Scarbo
Pencils
George Scarbo
Inks
George Scarbo
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My stars! Buried Treasure!!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints
  • from The Comic Zoo Sundays (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

NEW Syndicate. Topper strip to Out Our Way.

[Crossword Puzzle Solution] (Table of Contents: 31)

Scribbly / activity / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer
Inks
Sheldon Mayer
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, kids.. here's da solutions to da crossword puzzles in dis issue!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Scribbly Jibbet; Dinky Jibbet
Synopsis
Scribbly and his kid brother give the readers the answers to the crossword puzzles that appear elsewhere in the issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Out Our Way / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With this paddin in my shoulders and th' walnuts in my cheeks I look like I'm old enough to drive
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Willis Willet
Reprints
  • from Out Our Way Sundays (NEA) 1934-xx-xx - 1934-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

NEA services Inc 1934

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Hold Everything / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clyde Lewis
Pencils
Clyde Lewis
Inks
Clyde Lewis
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How's business Sally Lou?
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 1 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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Huh! A comic valentine!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Salesman Sam Sundays (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

NEA Service

Trouble In Tahiti (Table of Contents: 35)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Salesman Sam / comic story / 1 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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
M'gosh Duzz! I fergot to put the grating down last night.
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Salesman Sam Sundays (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

NEA Service

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

Curious Facts About Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

Our Boarding House / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gene Ahern
Pencils
Gene Ahern
Inks
Gene Ahern
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Football! By Jove
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Our Boarding House Sundays (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

The Worry Wart / 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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Smokin' hah?
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from The Worry Wart daily (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Song of the Buckaroo (Table of Contents: 40)

Tex Ritter as Texas Dan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Rathmell
Pencils
Frank Frollo ?
Inks
Frank Frollo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Original Material.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 0.75 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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yep Sammy the wife has gone away to visit her mother
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Salesman Sam Sundays (NEA) 1935-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

NEA Services 1935

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Photos While U Wait]
    Reg'lar Fellers
  3. 2. [The Royal Moovian Circus]
    Alley Oop
  4. 3. ["Captain Colorful has refused Mr. Von Goldstein's offer..."]
    Scribbly
  5. 4. Why Big Brudders Leave Home by Scribbly
    Scribbly
  6. 5. ["While Von Goldstein is ranting and raving about the loss of his new star..."]
    Scribbly
  7. 6. [Nicknames For Scribbly's Kid-Brudder]
    Scribbly
  8. 7. ["Scribbly has not heard from his girl Daphne, back home, for some time..."]
    Scribbly
  9. 8. Why Big Brudders Leave Home by Scribbly
    Scribbly
  10. 9. ["All right, we'll say I'm a editor"]
    The Worry Wart
  11. 10. ["Look Uncle Amos! This spider's got a fly in his web!"]
    Our Boarding House
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    The Funnies Crossword Puzzle Page
  13. 12. ["Here! Sit on my lap lil' feller!"]
    Reg'lar Fellers
  14. 13. [On the Movie Lot]
    Four Aces
  15. 14. ["Fer gosh sakes Sam, git on th' job, will ya"]
    Salesman Sam
  16. 15. ["Your honor, this man said you were a fathead"]
    Hold Everything
  17. 16. ["Gosh I'm glad she didn't see 'em yet"]
    Out Our Way
  18. 17. ["Strong, healthy and clean cut young man wanted"]
    The Comic Zoo
  19. 18. ["I don't see nothin' strange 'cause I'm not out brandin' beef!"]
    Bronc Peeler
  20. 19. ["Robert Mallory"]
    Stranger Than Fiction
  21. 20. ["You can leave your big grips"]
    Our Boarding House
  22. 21. ["What bitter irony!"]
    Captain Easy
  23. 22. ["Meow! Meow!"]
    Cicero's Cat
  24. 23. ["Today is Pinhead's birthday"]
    Reg'lar Fellers
  25. 24. What They Saw!
    Ben Webster
  26. 25. ["Tip and his companions listen while the Wogglebug finishes his life story"]
    The Wonderland of Oz
  27. 26. [A Spring Day]
    Cicero's Cat
  28. 27. ["Gee! It was swell"]
    Our Boarding House
  29. 28. ["The name George means "peasant"]
    Stranger Than Fiction
  30. 29. Al Brady
    The Crime Busters
  31. 30. ["My stars! Buried Treasure!!"]
    The Comic Zoo
  32. 31. [Crossword Puzzle Solution]
    Scribbly
  33. 32. ["With this paddin in my shoulders and th' walnuts in my cheeks I look like I'm old enough to drive"]
    Out Our Way
  34. 33. ["How's business Sally Lou?"]
    Hold Everything
  35. 34. ["Huh! A comic valentine!"]
    Salesman Sam
  36. 35. Trouble In Tahiti
  37. 36. ["M'gosh Duzz! I fergot to put the grating down last night."]
    Salesman Sam
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    Curious Facts About Stamps
  39. 38. ["Football! By Jove"]
    Our Boarding House
  40. 39. ["Smokin' hah?"]
    The Worry Wart
  41. 40. Song of the Buckaroo
    Tex Ritter as Texas Dan
  42. 41. ["Yep Sammy the wife has gone away to visit her mother"]
    Salesman Sam
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