(August 1939)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-06-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Oskar Lebeck (credited) (editor); George Delacorte (credited as G. T. Delacorte, Jr.) (president); Helen Meyer (credited as H. Meyer) (vice-president); Fred Henry (credited as J. Fred Henry) (vice-president); Margarita Delacorte (credited) (secretary)

Issue Notes

Contents copyright: 1938, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.; 1938, 1939 by NEA, Inc.; 1939 by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.; 1939 by Stephen Slesinger, 1939 by R. S. Callender; 1939 by Phillips Lord, Inc.; 1939 by Stephen Slesinger, Inc.

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 427674. Copyright given to Stephen Slesinger, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters; Tailspin Tommy; The Masked Pilot; The Hurricane Kids; Shark Egan; Herky; Bronc Peeler; G-Men; Toby; Tex Thorne; Ben Hur / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, dopey, over here!
Genre
adventure; humor; crime; historical; western-frontier
Characters
Dippy; Tailspin Tommy [Tommy Tomkins]; The Masked Pilot; The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Shark Egan; Herky; Bronc Peeler; Toby; Tex Thorne; Ben Hur

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Scarbo
Inks
George Scarbo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys and girls, how do you like this idea?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rudy [as Three-Fisted Rudy]; Killer Kangaroo
Synopsis
Rudy thinks he'll be a great boxer.

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black, white and red.
Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Winner of May Contest (Table of Contents: 2)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tex Thorne has been forced to join an outlaw gang.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Thorne; Topaz (a horse); Jane Hoskins; Jimmy Hoskins; Jerry (villain); Clamp Hackett (villain); Brim (villain; corpse)
Synopsis
Clamp orders Tex to get rid of Brim's body.

The Flop; The Drawback (Table of Contents: 4)

Out Our Way / cartoon / 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
Reprints
  • from School Days Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 193x-xx-xx - 193x-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

Heroes are Made Not Born; Close Relations (Table of Contents: 5)

The Worry Wart / cartoon / 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 Worry Wart daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 193x-xx-xx - 193x-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shark Egan and his flying pal, Ace O'Dool, disappeared from their 'prison' in the forecastle of the pirate schooner Corsair.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Shark Egan; Ace O'Dool; Mary McDermot; Kanaka Lew; Angkar; Curly; Red Mack; Mai Ti
Synopsis
Working separately, Egan and Red Mack make the crew think the ship is haunted.

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999.

Popular Crossword Puzzles by Our Readers (Table of Contents: 7)

activity / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Solution on page 24 of comic and is included in page count.

[Episode 5] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Bill Ely
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Ely

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A strange bat-like creature has carried Alan off to her nest high on the face of a cliff and dropped him as food to her young.
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]
Synopsis
The boys find a place to stay on the island.

Indexer Notes

Script credit per editor Lebeck policy of artists writing their features. (This is about to change, as Lebeck hired Du Bois as the house writer circa June 1939. Most artists will continue to write, but not Ely, as of Episode 7.)

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[Mr. Wong, Detective] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Jim Gary ?
Pencils
Jim Gary ?; Tom Hickey ?
Inks
Jim Gary ?; Tom Hickey ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Mr. Wong; Lee Tong; Captain Sam Street; Mr. Meisle (death); Mrs. Roemer; Anton Mohl [Mr. Granich] (villain); Carl Roemer (villain)
Synopsis
Mr. Wong solves the crimes.

Indexer Notes

An adaptation of the Monogram Pictures movie - Boris Karloff in "Mr. Wong, Detective."
Final chapter.

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

Toby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oomog, disguised as one of the spooks
Genre
children
Characters
Toby; Oomog; Li'l Booey
Synopsis
Oomog runs into some baby spooks who think he's their uncle Clamy.

[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
She's my gal and I'm her beau
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Herky; Lois
Synopsis
Herky goes to a fortune teller.

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

The Comic Zoo / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Scarbo
Inks
George Scarbo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sold Out
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
An elephant boy wants to watch a ball game.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

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

Hold Everything / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He used to work in a filling station.
Genre
humor
Characters
George
Reprints
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 193x-04-01 - 193x-05-xx - 193x-04-21 - 193x-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Four single panel cow-related gags.

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

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

Script
Bob Jenney
Pencils
Bob Jenney
Inks
Bob Jenney
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, what is it, Tom?
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
The Masked Pilot; Tom; Dwight Ellis; Alexis (villain); Otto (villain); Miquel (villain); Josef (villain)
Synopsis
The Masked Pilot lets people believe Dwight Ellis is dead to force the villain's hand.

[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
There is nothing to be accomplished tonight.
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Tailspin Tommy [Tommy Tomkins]; Skeets Milligan; Betty Lou Barnes; Professor Otto Bumgartner; Miss Stanley; Jeems; Mr. Dunforth; Reverend Meek; Mrs. Wilson; Mr. Plotz; Mr. Trevor; Mr. Holt; Slade
Synopsis
Tommy recommends everyone get some sleep since it's dark.
Reprints
  • from Tailspin Tommy Sunday (The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) 1938-xx-xx - 1938-xx-xx

Are You the All-American Boy or Girl (Table of Contents: 16)

Popular Comics Contest / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Clyde Lewis; ?
Inks
Clyde Lewis; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Herky

Indexer Notes

Reprints a panel from a Herky comic. Other art may be by another artist.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Jenney ?
Inks
Bob Jenney ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
G-Men; G-Man Larry Lane; Buddy Barton; Pat McCann [Slim York] (villain)
Synopsis
Buddy is saved from the bomb.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Stars Over Arizona (Table of Contents: 18)

Monogram Pictures Present Jack Randall / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jack Dawson; Grizzly Ike; Jane Manning; Governor Cole; John Cole; Yucca Bill Thompson; Hashknife Holden; Chuckawalla Joe; May (villain); Blackie (villain); Lopez (villain); Sidewinder Steve (villain); Ace Carter (villain)
Synopsis
Jack is on a job to find the Governor's son who has been kidnapped.

Tarzan and Bolgani (Table of Contents: 19)

Tarzan / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Tarzan; James Hunter Blake; Wilbur Stimbul; Bolgani (a gorilla); Histah (a snake)

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

The Comic Zoo / comic story / 0.4 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Daddy!! Rudy is missing, I can't find him anywhere!!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rudy
Synopsis
Rudy's parents try to find him.
Reprints
  • from The Comic Zoo Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 193x-xx-xx

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

Scrapbook Sketches / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Scarbo ?
Inks
George Scarbo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What Mother Goose rhyme does this drawing illustrate?
Genre
humor

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

Life Is Funny That Way / comic story / 0.16 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Mom!! Pop just picked up a bear trap at the rummage sale counter!!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

from The Comic Zoo Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 193x-01-23

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 0.11 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There are a great multitude of ship stamps

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ben Hur sees the chariot of Sheik Ilderim upset by the horses of the great Massala at the races.
Genre
historical
Characters
Ben Hur; Malluch; Sheik Ilderim; Simonides; Esther; Balthasar; Messala; Valerius Gratus
Synopsis
Ben Hur volunteers to race the Sheik's horses in the chariot race.

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

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al McWilliams ?
Pencils
Al McWilliams (signed as A. McWilliams)
Inks
Al McWilliams (signed as A. McWilliams)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Together we'll make headlines!
Genre
crime
Characters
Officer Harris (death); Al Collins (villain); Cora Collins (villain)
Synopsis
Cora Collins is the brains behinds Al Collins crimes.
Reprints

The Turtles Stomach; The Worry Wart (Table of Contents: 27)

The Worry Wart / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Worry Wart
Reprints
  • from Worry Wart daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 193x-xx-xx - 193x-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

Complications; The Bargain Hunter (Table of Contents: 28)

Out Our Way / 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
Reprints
  • from School Days Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 193x-xx-xx - 193x-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

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

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
I forced Bat Wilson here, 'cause he had other plans for that five thousand he was s'posed to bring!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bronc Peeler; Babs Dalton; Bat Wilson (villain); Fritz Hubbard
Synopsis
Bronc uses Bat to find his hideout.

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

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 gonna be a dictator when I get a little bigger...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Herky; Noodles Nelson
Synopsis
Noodles plans to be a dictator when he grows up.

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

Carnival / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Clark
Pencils
George Clark
Inks
George Clark
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You boys were plenty slick, but the Mounted Police always get their man.
Genre
humor
Characters
Gregory; Mr. Merryweather
Synopsis
Mr. Merryweather tries to kiss the bride twice.
Reprints
  • from Carnival Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 193x-01-16

Indexer Notes

Five single panel gags and one four-panel strip on the inside back cover in black, white and red.

The Funnies (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hey, dopey, over here!"]
    Gang Busters; Tailspin Tommy; The Masked Pilot; The Hurricane Kids; Shark Egan; Herky; Bronc Peeler; G-Men; Toby; Tex Thorne; Ben Hur
  2. 1. ["Boys and girls, how do you like this idea?"]
    The Comic Zoo
  3. 2. Winner of May Contest
  4. 3. ["Tex Thorne has been forced to join an outlaw gang."]
    Tex Thorne
  5. 4. The Flop; The Drawback
    Out Our Way
  6. 5. Heroes are Made Not Born; Close Relations
    The Worry Wart
  7. 6. ["Shark Egan and his flying pal, Ace O'Dool, disappeared from their 'prison' in the forecastle of the pirate schooner Corsair."]
    Shark Egan
  8. 7. Popular Crossword Puzzles by Our Readers
  9. 8. [Episode 5]
    The Hurricane Kids
  10. 9. [Mr. Wong, Detective]
    Mr. Wong
  11. 10. ["Oomog, disguised as one of the spooks"]
    Toby
  12. 11. ["She's my gal and I'm her beau"]
    Herky
  13. 12. ["Sold Out"]
    The Comic Zoo
  14. 13. ["He used to work in a filling station."]
    Hold Everything
  15. 14. ["Well, what is it, Tom?"]
    The Masked Pilot
  16. 15. ["There is nothing to be accomplished tonight."]
    Tailspin Tommy
  17. 16. Are You the All-American Boy or Girl
    Popular Comics Contest
  18. 17. G-Men versus the Living Masks
    G-Men
  19. 18. Stars Over Arizona
    Monogram Pictures Present Jack Randall
  20. 19. Tarzan and Bolgani
    Tarzan
  21. 20. ["Oh, Daddy!! Rudy is missing, I can't find him anywhere!!"]
    The Comic Zoo
  22. 21. ["What Mother Goose rhyme does this drawing illustrate?"]
    Scrapbook Sketches
  23. 22. ["Hey Mom!! Pop just picked up a bear trap at the rummage sale counter!!"]
    Life Is Funny That Way
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  25. 24. ["There are a great multitude of ship stamps"]
    Popular Stamp Club
  26. 25. ["Ben Hur sees the chariot of Sheik Ilderim upset by the horses of the great Massala at the races."]
    Ben Hur
  27. 26. ["Together we'll make headlines!"]
    Gang Busters
  28. 27. The Turtles Stomach; The Worry Wart
    The Worry Wart
  29. 28. Complications; The Bargain Hunter
    Out Our Way
  30. 29. ["I forced Bat Wilson here, 'cause he had other plans for that five thousand he was s'posed to bring!"]
    Bronc Peeler
  31. 30. ["I'm gonna be a dictator when I get a little bigger..."]
    Herky
  32. 31. ["You boys were plenty slick, but the Mounted Police always get their man."]
    Carnival
  33. 32. The Funnies
    The Funnies
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