(May 1939)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-03-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co.
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 427671. Copyright given to Stephen Slesinger, Inc.
Indexed from scanned copy at https://digitalcomicmuseum.com which is missing the 3-page Tarzan story due to copyright.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Herky / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wake up Herky and look at the fish I just got!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Tarzan (inset); Herky; Randy Burns (inset); Davey Jones (inset); Tailspin Tommy (inset)

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

Hold Everything / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clyde Lewis (credited, signed)
Pencils
Clyde Lewis (credited, signed)
Inks
Clyde Lewis (credited, signed)
Letters
Clyde Lewis (credited, signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pardon me, lady, but could youse gimmie the recipe for the pie what was in the window?
Genre
humor
Characters
Junior; Joe
Reprints
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA) 1938-03-30 - 1938-05-20

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Donaldson
Inks
John Donaldson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This'll take 'im plumb center, me bucks!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Shark Egan; Mary McDermot; Kanaka Lew; Ace O'Doul; Shiny; Red Mack; Curly
Synopsis
Mary is knocked overboard, and Shark is captured by the crew.

The Scairt Scarers (Table of Contents: 3)

The Worry Wart / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from The Worry Wart daily (NEA) 19xx-xx-xx - 19xx-xx-xx

Galloping Up (Table of Contents: 4)

Out Our Way / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Worry Wart
Reprints
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA) 19xx-xx-xx - 19xx-xx-xx

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Gary
Inks
Jim Gary
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you examine the body, you'll find he wasn't shot...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Mr. Wong; Sam Street; Doctor Cross; Devlin; Myra Ross; Lee Tong; Dean; Countess Olga D'Lantrec; Anton Mohl; Lascari; Mrs. Roemer
Synopsis
Mr. Wong discovers how the murder was committed.

Indexer Notes

An adaptation of the Monogram Pictures movie - Boris Karloff in "Mr. Wong, Detective."
© 1939 by Stephen Slesinger, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
Zane Grey (original story); ? (adaptation)
Pencils
Al Micale
Inks
Al Micale
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whut's yore name and whut makes yuh think yore safe with us if yore on the dodge?
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Thorne; Clamp Hackett; Rett Brim; Jerky; Jack Parsons; Jane Hoskins; Dad Hoskins; Jimmie Hoskins
Synopsis
Tex is invited to join the gang.

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

The Comic Zoo / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh! Oh! I hear someone coming.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rudy Elephant; Billy Penguin; Sammy Ostrich
Synopsis
Rudy hopes to scare someone.
Reprints
  • from The Comic Zoo Sundays (NEA) 19xx-xx-xx

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

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al McWilliams ?
Inks
Al McWilliams ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you notice any strangers hanging around here before the robbery?
Genre
crime
Characters
Randy Burns; Harry Fletcher; Jack White; Tommy; Art
Synopsis
A policeman is shot and his body dumped.
Reprints

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

Herky / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, well... if it isn't little Davey Jones!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Herky; Davey Jones
Synopsis
Davey tells Herky about how funny his parents are.
Reprints
  • from Herky Sundays (NEA) 19xx-xx-xx - 19xx-xx-xx

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

Toby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Randall
Pencils
Stan Randall
Inks
Stan Randall
Colors
?
Letters
Stan Randall

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If we had a sail, Oomog, you wouldn't have to work so hard.
Genre
children
Characters
Toby; Oomog
Synopsis
Toby and Oomog arrive on a haunted island.

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

Danny Magee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That sprout---!!
Genre
adventure
Characters
JUud Klinker; Old Blue (horse); Danny Magee
Synopsis
Jud thinks Danny stole his money.

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

Bronc Peeler / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Harman (credited)
Pencils
Fred Harman (credited)
Inks
Fred Harman (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jose, that ol' fool jist took my picture - I want it back an' th' negative busted!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Fritz Hubbard; Bat Wilson; Jose; Bronc Peeler
Synopsis
Fritz gets a picture of Bat, but Bat wants it destroyed.

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

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
Hey! Come an' git this kid!
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Tailspin Tommy; Willis; Betty Lou Barnes; Skeets Milligan; Mr. Trevor; Miss Stanley; Mr. Dunforth
Synopsis
After Willis damages the radio things keep going wrong.
Reprints
  • from Tailspin Tommy Sundays (Bell Syndicate) 1938-xx-xx - 1938-xx-xx

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

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
$50.00 in cash prizes free! Find the missing Easter eggs
Characters
Easter Bunny

G Men vs the Living Masks (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Larry Lane; Rastus; Trigger Dolan; Buddy Barton; Smitty; Mac; Jim
Synopsis
Lane tries to find the truck containing Trigger Dolan and Buddy.

Indexer Notes

© 1939 by Stephen Slesinger, Inc.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's getting terribly rough -- if we can only reach shore!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham
Synopsis
The boys make it to an island.

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

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
I'm so burned up I could bite nails in two, so help me!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Herky; Granville
Synopsis
Herky brags at how he told off Lois and Pinchy for cheating on him.
Reprints
  • from Herky Sundays (NEA) 19xx-01-27

The Tempter (Table of Contents: 20)

Out Our Way / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA) 19xx-xx-xx - 19xx-xx-xx

The Dark Background (Table of Contents: 21)

The Worry Wart / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Worry Wart
Reprints
  • from The Worry Wart daily (NEA) 19xx-xx-xx - 19xx-06-10

Rollin' Westward (Table of Contents: 22)

Tex Ritter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Ritter; Bart Haines; Lem Watkins; Lawson; Betty Lawson; Missouri; Nat Ambers; Slim
Synopsis
Tex is hired to be a nester.

Indexer Notes

Based on the Monogram film.

New Stamp Issues (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Erwin Hess
Inks
Erwin Hess
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ben Hur, sentenced to servitude because he had accidentally dislodged a heavy tile on the roof of his house, which had crashed down upon Gratus the governor...
Genre
historical
Characters
Ben Hur; Quintus Arrius
Synopsis
The new commander of the ship where Ben Hur is an enslaved rower notices Ben Hur.

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

Tarzan / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Tarzan

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bobby Bear takes his music lesson every week but he also carries fishing tackle, ball and bat, and food inside of his bass viol!!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bobby Bear; Rudy Elephant; Billy Penguin
Synopsis
Rudy and Billy want Bobby's lunch and money.
Reprints
  • from The Comic Zoo Sundays (NEA) 1938-01-30

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

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Winners of the January Contest

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

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
The Baron sure messed up the tail assembly, sir.
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Masked Pilot; Tom
Synopsis
The Masked Pilot and Tom investigate a crashed plane.

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In what occupations are all the people men of letters?

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

George Clark's Carnival / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Clark (credited)
Pencils
George Clark (credited)
Inks
George Clark (credited)
Letters
George Clark (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I said have a cigar!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pipkin

Indexer Notes

Five one-panel cartoons.

On inside back cover.

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

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Wake up Herky and look at the fish I just got!"]
    Herky
  2. 1. ["Pardon me, lady, but could youse gimmie the recipe for the pie what was in the window?"]
    Hold Everything
  3. 2. ["This'll take 'im plumb center, me bucks!"]
    Shark Egan
  4. 3. The Scairt Scarers
    The Worry Wart
  5. 4. Galloping Up
    Out Our Way
  6. 5. ["If you examine the body, you'll find he wasn't shot..."]
    Mr. Wong Detective
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Popular Crossword Puzzles
  8. 7. ["Whut's yore name and whut makes yuh think yore safe with us if yore on the dodge?"]
    Tex Thorne
  9. 8. ["Oh! Oh! I hear someone coming."]
    The Comic Zoo
  10. 9. ["Fireworks"]
  11. 10. ["Did you notice any strangers hanging around here before the robbery?"]
    Gang Busters
  12. 11. ["Well, well... if it isn't little Davey Jones!"]
    Herky
  13. 12. ["If we had a sail, Oomog, you wouldn't have to work so hard."]
    Toby
  14. 13. ["That sprout---!!"]
    Danny Magee
  15. 14. ["Jose, that ol' fool jist took my picture - I want it back an' th' negative busted!"]
    Bronc Peeler
  16. 15. ["Hey! Come an' git this kid!"]
    Tailspin Tommy
  17. 16. ["$50.00 in cash prizes free! Find the missing Easter eggs"]
  18. 17. G Men vs the Living Masks
  19. 18. ["It's getting terribly rough -- if we can only reach shore!"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  20. 19. ["I'm so burned up I could bite nails in two, so help me!"]
    Herky
  21. 20. The Tempter
    Out Our Way
  22. 21. The Dark Background
    The Worry Wart
  23. 22. Rollin' Westward
    Tex Ritter
  24. 23. New Stamp Issues
    Popular Stamp Club
  25. 24. ["Ben Hur, sentenced to servitude because he had accidentally dislodged a heavy tile on the roof of his house, which had crashed down upon Gratus the governor..."]
    Ben Hur
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Tarzan
  27. 26. ["Bobby Bear takes his music lesson every week but he also carries fishing tackle, ball and bat, and food inside of his bass viol!!"]
    The Comic Zoo
  28. 27. ["Winners of the January Contest"]
  29. 28. ["The Baron sure messed up the tail assembly, sir."]
    The Masked Pilot
  30. 29. ["In what occupations are all the people men of letters?"]
    Popular Conundrums
  31. 30. ["I said have a cigar!"]
    George Clark's Carnival
  32. 31. ["A new Dick Tracy story in every issue"]
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