(August 1939)

Dell, 1936 Series
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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; George T. Delacorte, Jr. [as G. T. Delacorte, Jr.] (president); Helen Meyer [as H. Meyer] (vice-president); J. Fred Henry (vice-president); Margarita Delacorte (secretary)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

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
?

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

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
? [as Zane Grey]
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)

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

School Days Out Our Way / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from School Days Out Our Way newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

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

Worry Wart / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Worry Wart newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

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
Genre
adventure
Characters
Shark Egan; Ace O'Dool; Mary McDermot; Kanaka Lew; Angkar; Curly; Red Mack

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits per 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.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A strange bat-like creature has carried Alan off
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit per Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999.
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)

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
? [as Stan]
Pencils
? [as Stan]
Inks
? [as Stan]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oomog, disguised as one of the spooks
Characters
Toby; Oomog; Li'l Booey

[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
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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He used to work in a filling station
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Four single panel 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
Characters
The Masked Pilot; Tom; Dwight Ellis; Alexis (villain); Otto (villain); Miguel (villain); Josef (villain)

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

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

Script
Hal Forrest
Pencils
Hal Forrest
Inks
Hal Forrest
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
Reprints
  • from Tailspin Tommy Sunday (The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) 1938

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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 (villain)

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Stars Over Arizone (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)

Tarzan and Bolgani (Table of Contents: 19)

Tarzan / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
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!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rudy

Scrapbook Sketches (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Life is Funny That Way (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
?

Genre
humor

[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
Genre
historical
Characters
Ben Hur; Malluch; Sheik Ilderim; Simonides; Esther; Balthasar; Messala; Valerius Gratus

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

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

Script
Al McWilliams ?
Pencils
Al McWilliams [as A. McWilliams] (signed)
Inks
Al McWilliams [as A. McWilliams] (signed)
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)
Reprints

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

Worry Wart / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Worry Wart newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

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

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

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from School Days Out Our Way newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

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
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bronc Peeler; Babs; Bat Wilson (villain)

[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
Characters
Herky; Noodles Nelson

[Carnival] (Table of Contents: 31)

Carnival / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Six single panel gags on 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. [no title indexed]
    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
    School Days Out Our Way
  6. 5. Heroes are Made Not Born; Close Relations
    Worry Wart
  7. 6. ["Shark Egan and his flying pal, Ace O'Dool, disappeared from their prison"]
    Shark Egan
  8. 7. Popular Crossword Puzzles by Our Readers
  9. 8. ["A strange bat-like creature has carried Alan off"]
    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 Arizone
    Monogram Pictures Present Jack Randall
  20. 19. Tarzan and Bolgani
    Tarzan
  21. 20. ["Oh, Daddy!"]
    The Comic Zoo
  22. 21. Scrapbook Sketches
    Scrapbook Sketches
  23. 22. Life is Funny That Way
    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"]
    Ben Hur
  27. 26. ["Together we'll make headlines!"]
    Gang Busters
  28. 27. The Turtles Stomach; The Worry Wart
    Worry Wart
  29. 28. Complications; The Bargain Hunter
    School Days Out Our Way
  30. 29. ["I forced Bat Wilson here"]
    Bronc Peeler
  31. 30. ["I'm gonna be a dictator when I get a little bigger"]
    Herky
  32. 31. [Carnival]
    Carnival
  33. 32. The Funnies
    The Funnies
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