(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
?

Genre
humor; children

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

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

Toby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Stan]
Pencils
? [as Stan] (signed)
Inks
? [as Stan] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oomog! Look out - th' chief is plenty mad!
Genre
humor

[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

[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
Reprints
  • From Out Our Way dailies (NEA Syndicate).

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).

Indexer Notes

Two 1-panel jokes.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A chauffeur driven limousine picks its way through the swirling San Francisco fog.
Genre
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

First chapter of a 9-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).

Indexer Notes

Two 1-panel jokes.

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

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

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

First appearance.

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

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

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: 14)

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: 15)

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...
Genre
humor; domestic

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

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

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

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
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: 18)

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

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You be home before dark...
Genre
humor; children; western-frontier

'G' Men vs the Living Masks (Table of Contents: 21)

'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

Indexer Notes

Third chapter of a 10-part story.

The Big Timers (Table of Contents: 22)

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).

Indexer Notes

Two 1-page jokes.

Saddle Mileage (Table of Contents: 23)

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
Reprints
  • From Out Our Way dailies (NEA Syndicate).

Wild Horse Canyon (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

A movie adaptation.

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

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...
Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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: 27)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Bob Fitzsimmons
Keywords
boxing

Indexer Notes

The back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    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. ["Ben Hur the Jew and Messala the Roman. They are two friends of high birth."]
    Ben Hur
  12. 11. ["Well, well -- what people will run into..."]
    Herky
  13. 12. ["It is the year 1964 -- aviation has progressed far..."]
    The Masked Pilot
  14. 13. ["Come on, Topaz, old boy."]
    Tex Thorne
  15. 14. ["Hello, boys and girls!"]
    Popular Stamp Club
  16. 15. ["Hey, Mom... are you real sure it's time..."]
    Herky
  17. 16. ["I've got the metronome all set."]
    The Comic Zoo
  18. 17. ["On the night of April 23, 1933, Edward Flynn and his wife decided to go to a movie."]
    Gang Busters
  19. 18. ["Guess that's all, Mr. Chase."]
    Danny Magee
  20. 19. ["Shark Egan is laughing up his sleeve..."]
    Shark Egan
  21. 20. ["You be home before dark..."]
    Little Chief
  22. 21. 'G' Men vs the Living Masks
    'G' Men
  23. 22. The Big Timers
    School Days
  24. 23. Saddle Mileage
    Cowboy Comics
  25. 24. Wild Horse Canyon
    Jack Randall
  26. 25. ["Two boys, Alan Doolittle and Dave Ashely, are sailing..."]
    The Hurricane Kids
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Popular Conundrums
  28. 27. Ring Tales
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