(April 1939)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-03-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date and volume number found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 427670. Copyright given to "Dell Pub. Co.".
Several features make their initial appearance.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Herky / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Clyde Lewis
Inks
Clyde Lewis
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've heard you are paying the highest prices for gold!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Tarzan (inset); Herky; Shark Egan (inset); Mr. Wong (inset); Toby (inset)

Just For the Fun of It (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Assorted question-and-answer jokes.
The inside-front cover.

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

Tailspin Tommy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Forrest (credited)
Pencils
Hal Forrest (credited)
Inks
Hal Forrest (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Flight ten, piloted by Tommy and Skeeter, with Betty as stewardess
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Caleb Meek; Mrs. Wilson; Gloria Stanley; Mrs. Van Heming; Tailspin Tommy; Skeeter; Trevor; Slavens; Betty; Mr. Dunforth; Mr. Kinney; Willis
Synopsis
A flight with an assortment of characters bound for Hollywood takes off from Vancouver.

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

Toby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Randall (signed as Stan)
Pencils
Stan Randall (signed as Stan)
Inks
Stan Randall (signed as Stan)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oomog! Look out - th' chief is plenty mad!
Genre
humor
Characters
Toby; Oomog
Synopsis
Oomog fights an elephant.

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

Herky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Pencils
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Inks
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How are things going, Davey?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Herky; Davey
Synopsis
Davey has a bank account.

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

Popular Crossword Puzzles / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Clothes Make the Man (Table of Contents: 6)

Cowboy Comics / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Wes
Reprints
  • From Out Our Way dailies (NEA Syndicate). 19xx-xx-xx - 19xx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Two 1-panel jokes.

Born Thirty Years To Soon [sic] (Table of Contents: 7)

School Days / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • From Out Our Way dailies (NEA Syndicate). 19xx-04-26 - 19xx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Two 1-panel jokes.

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

Mr. Wong Detective / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Gary (signed as James Gary)
Inks
Jim Gary (signed as James Gary)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A chauffeur driven limousine picks its way through the swirling San Francisco fog.
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Mr. Wong; Arthur; Simon Dayton; Lee Tong; Theodore Meisle; Christian Wilk; Myra Ross; Carl Roemer; Devlin; Sam Street
Synopsis
Simon Dayton contacts Mr. Wong about a threat to his life.

Indexer Notes

First chapter of a five-part adaptation of a movie starring Boris Karloff.

So What? (Table of Contents: 9)

School Days / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • From Out Our Way dailies (NEA Syndicate). 19xx-xx-xx - 19xx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Two 1-panel jokes.

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

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The winners of the December contest are as follows:

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ben Hur the Jew and Messala the Roman. They are two friends of high birth.
Genre
drama; historical
Characters
Ben Hur; Massala; Amrah; Mrs. Hur; Tirzat Hur; Ishmael
Synopsis
Ben Hur accidentally causes a riot.

Indexer Notes

First chapter of a 7-part adaptation of the novel.

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

Herky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Pencils
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Inks
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, well -- what people will run into...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Lois; Noodles Nelson
Synopsis
Noodles tells Lois that Herky is not being true to her.

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

The Masked Pilot / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Jenney (credited)
Pencils
Bob Jenney (credited)
Inks
Bob Jenney (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is the year 1964 -- aviation has progressed far...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
The Masked Pilot; Zagari; The Baron; Agent X-3; Agent 4-G; Agent 33-Y; Dwight Ellis; Captain Field
Synopsis
In the year 1964 spies try to steal the plans for a new plane.

Indexer Notes

First appearance.

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

Tex Thorne / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Zane Grey
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on, Topaz, old boy.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Thorne; Topaz (horse); Jerky; Rett Brim; Clam Hackett
Synopsis
Running away from gunfire Tex almost drowns in the river.

Indexer Notes

First chapter of a 7-part story.
The character also appeared in 3 early issues of Ace Comics.

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

Popular Stamp Club / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, boys and girls!
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Includes stamp ads.

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

Herky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Pencils
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Inks
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Mom... are you real sure it's time for me to go to bed?
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Herky
Synopsis
Herky doesn't want to go to bed.

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

The Comic Zoo / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
George Scarbo (credited)
Pencils
George Scarbo (credited)
Inks
George Scarbo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got the metronome all set.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
A mother elephant has her child do his piano practice.

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Randall ?; ? (photograph)
Inks
Stan Randall ?; ? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Free 2 bikes and 2 typewriters to the winners of this contest
Characters
Toby; Oomog

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

Gang Busters / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the night of April 23, 1933, Edward Flynn and his wife decided to go to a movie.
Genre
crime
Characters
Edward Flynn; Martha Flynn; Dean; Cromwell; Ace Barnett; Rabbit Kelly; Mr. Sobil; John Cole; Dan Williams
Synopsis
Police only have a bullet to find the killer of Edward Flynn.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of a feature that would run for over 100 issues before switching to DC comics.

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

Danny Magee / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Guess that's all, Mr. Chase.
Genre
drama
Characters
Danny Magee; Mr. Chase; Jud Klinker; Babe (horse); Sid White
Synopsis
Danny is forced to work for a cheap guardian.

Indexer Notes

Along with 1 page in the next issue, the only appearances of this feature.

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

Shark Egan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shark Egan is laughing up his sleeve...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Shark Egan; Kaneka Lew; Ace O'Doul; Limey; Red Mack; Curly; Shiny; Mary McDermot
Synopsis
The crew have captured Ace, but haven't found the valuable pearl that Shark recovered.

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

Little Chief / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You be home before dark, mother said, or heap big spanking.
Genre
humor; children; western-frontier
Synopsis
A young Indian helps a baby eagle back to its nest.

'G' Men vs the Living Masks (Table of Contents: 24)

'G' Men / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Trigger Dolan has kidnaped Buddy Barton...
Genre
crime
Characters
Trigger Dolan; Buddy Barton; Larry Lane; Dr. Toro; Limey; Eel; Mrs. Murphy
Synopsis
Trigger escapes from G-Man Lane.

Indexer Notes

Third chapter of a 10-part story.

The Big Timers (Table of Contents: 25)

School Days / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • From Out Our Way dailies (NEA Syndicate). 19xx-xx-xx - 19xx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Two 1-page jokes.

Saddle Mileage (Table of Contents: 26)

Cowboy Comics / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Mr. Stucco
Reprints
  • From Out Our Way dailies (NEA Syndicate). 19xx-xx-xx - 19xx-xx-xx

Wild Horse Canyon (Table of Contents: 27)

Jack Randall / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jack Gray; Lopez; Jean Hall; Travers; Pete; Tom Hall; Rosco; Rusty (horse); Red; Valdesto
Synopsis
Jack Gray and his friend Lopez sets out to find the man who murdered his brother.

Indexer Notes

A movie adaptation.

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

The Hurricane Kids / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two boys, Alan Doolittle and Dave Ashely, are sailing on the good ship, "Lady Alice"-
Genre
adventure
Characters
Alan Doolittle; Dave Ashley; Skipper Magee
Synopsis
The ship the boys are on is wrecked in a storm.

Indexer Notes

First appearance; the series would run through issue #86.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Popular Conundrums / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Assorted riddles.

Ring Tales (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Bob Fitzsimmons; George Gardner
Keywords
boxing

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I've heard you are paying the highest prices for gold!"]
    Herky
  2. 1. Just For the Fun of It
  3. 2. ["Flight ten, piloted by Tommy and Skeeter, with Betty as stewardess"]
    Tailspin Tommy
  4. 3. ["Oomog! Look out - th' chief is plenty mad!"]
    Toby
  5. 4. ["How are things going, Davey?"]
    Herky
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Popular Crossword Puzzles
  7. 6. Clothes Make the Man
    Cowboy Comics
  8. 7. Born Thirty Years To Soon [sic]
    School Days
  9. 8. ["A chauffeur driven limousine picks its way through the swirling San Francisco fog."]
    Mr. Wong Detective
  10. 9. So What?
    School Days
  11. 10. ["The winners of the December contest are as follows:"]
  12. 11. ["Ben Hur the Jew and Messala the Roman. They are two friends of high birth."]
    Ben Hur
  13. 12. ["Well, well -- what people will run into..."]
    Herky
  14. 13. ["It is the year 1964 -- aviation has progressed far..."]
    The Masked Pilot
  15. 14. ["Come on, Topaz, old boy."]
    Tex Thorne
  16. 15. ["Hello, boys and girls!"]
    Popular Stamp Club
  17. 16. ["Hey, Mom... are you real sure it's time for me to go to bed?"]
    Herky
  18. 17. ["I've got the metronome all set."]
    The Comic Zoo
  19. 18. ["Easter egg colors"]
  20. 19. ["Free 2 bikes and 2 typewriters to the winners of this contest"]
  21. 20. ["On the night of April 23, 1933, Edward Flynn and his wife decided to go to a movie."]
    Gang Busters
  22. 21. ["Guess that's all, Mr. Chase."]
    Danny Magee
  23. 22. ["Shark Egan is laughing up his sleeve..."]
    Shark Egan
  24. 23. ["You be home before dark, mother said, or heap big spanking."]
    Little Chief
  25. 24. 'G' Men vs the Living Masks
    'G' Men
  26. 25. The Big Timers
    School Days
  27. 26. Saddle Mileage
    Cowboy Comics
  28. 27. Wild Horse Canyon
    Jack Randall
  29. 28. ["Two boys, Alan Doolittle and Dave Ashely, are sailing on the good ship, "Lady Alice"-"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Popular Conundrums
  31. 30. Ring Tales
  32. 31. ["Wow! The year's biggest bargain!"]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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