(September 1939)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1939-08-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Oskar Lebeck
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

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 427675. Copyright given to Stephen Slesinger, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters; The Masked Pilot; Tex Thorne; Penguin Pete; Jack Randall; Shark Egan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; aviation; crime; western-frontier
Characters
The Masked Pilot; Tex Thorne; Penguin Pete; Jack Randall; Shark Egan

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

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

Script
? [as Zane Grey] (credited)
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; Jerky; Buck; Clamp Hackett (villain)

Deep Stuff; Heroes are Made Not Born (Table of Contents: 2)

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
Reprints
  • from Worry Wart newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

The Advisers; Born Thirty Years Too Soon (Table of Contents: 3)

School Days Out Our Way / 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
Reprints
  • from School Days Out Our Way newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.07.05
  • from School Days Out Our Way newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Panic has broken loose aboard aboard the pirate schooner, The Corsair
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Shark Egan; Ace O'Doul; Mary McDermot; Mai Ti; Red Mack (villain); Curly (villain)

[Popular Crossword Puzzles by Our Readers] (Table of Contents: 5)

Popular Crossword Puzzles / activity / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Crossword puzzles are submitted by Marion Mager and Richard Jumps.
The solution to these puzzles are included later in the magazine.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To add to their new-found security in their cliff home
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]

At the World's Fair; ["Listen, Pete!!"] (Table of Contents: 7)

Penguin Pete / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Win Smith (credited)
Pencils
Win Smith (signed)
Inks
Win Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Penguin Pete; Pudgie

The Mystery of Mr. Wong [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 8)

Mr. Wong / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Mr. Wong; Brandon Edwards

Indexer Notes

An adaptation of the Monogram Pictures movie - Boris Karloff in "The Mystery of Mr. Wong."

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

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
Yessirree, Herk... 'ol Spottys gettin' t'look more like a siberian sniff-hound every day he lives!
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; Noodles Nelson; Spotty (a dog)
Synopsis
Noodles blackmails the dogcatcher.
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938

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

Tarzan / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Edgar Rice Burroughs (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Jim Blake decided that he could no longer agree with his companion
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tarzan; Jim Blake [James Hunter Blake]; Wilbur Stimbul
Synopsis
Tarzan sends Stimbul out of the jungle, but allows Jim Blake to move further into the jungle to take photos.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After the spies shot their way out of the trap prepared by the Masked Pilot
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
The Masked Pilot; Tom; Dwight Ellis; Mr. Mercer; Mr. Webster; Mr. Jenkins; Alexis (villain, death); Josef (villain, death)

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

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
Look, Tom! How'd this grit git into th' motor?
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Tailspin Tommy [Tommy Tomkins]; Skeets Milligan; Betty Lou Barnes; Paul Smith; 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 [strips #447-450]

Gang Buster! Win a Prize! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

G-Men vs the Living Masks (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Larry Lane; Miss Walker; Pat McCann (death); Blinky Mathews (villain); Dr. Toro (villain)
Synopsis
Blinky shoots Pat McCann at the hospital.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Today Rudy has a sad, far-away look
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rudy
Reprints
  • from Comic Zoo newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) 1937

Indexer Notes

Bottom 1/3 of page has answer to the crossword puzzle.

[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
Boy, is Uncle Albert lucky!
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; Noodles Nelson; Uncle Albert
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1937

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Admiral Horatio Nelson strode the quarter-deck
Characters
Admiral Horatio Nelson

Across the Plains (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Cherokee; Rusty (a horse); Buckskin; Mary Masters; Mr. Masters; The Kansas Kid (death); Buff Gordon (villain); Rawhide (villain); Lex (villain, death)

Indexer Notes

Monogram Pictures Present Jack Randall as Cherokee in "Across the Plains."

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

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
I wish I'd bought a mule
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.03.28
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA Service, Inc.) ?
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1939.01.30
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.04.06

Indexer Notes

Four single panel cartoons.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get out of my melons!
Genre
humor
Characters
Rudy; Rudy's mother
Reprints
  • from Comic Zoo Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1937.08.22

Indexer Notes

Gregory Fischer examined the original art at www.coollinesartwork.com, noting the art contained "The Comic Zoo" and a "Sketchbook Sketches" panel. The art was signed in the "Sketchbook Sketches" panel, and also included the date it was published.

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

Scrapbook Sketches / cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I want out!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Comic Zoo Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1937.08.22

Indexer Notes

Single panel cartoon.
Gregory Fischer examined the original art at www.coollinesartwork.com, noting the art contained "The Comic Zoo" and a "Sketchbook Sketches" panel. The art was signed in the "Sketchbook Sketches" panel, and also included the date it was published.

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

Scrapbook Sketches / cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Comic Zoo Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1937.08.29

Indexer Notes

Single panel cartoon.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Big Boy' Bob Brody, a slippery bank robber
Genre
crime
Characters
Big Boy Bob Brody (villain, death); Rice (villain); Hill (villain); Daly (villain)
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ben-Hur, son of Arrius, has been exercising the horses
Genre
historical
Characters
Ben Hur [also as Ben-Hur]; Iras; Malluch; Sheik Ilderim; Messala; Simonides; Esther; Balthasar

The Schemers; The Quick Turnover (Table of Contents: 25)

School Days Out Our Way / 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
Reprints
  • from School Days Out Our Way newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.11.26
  • from School Days Out Our Way newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.07.12

Indexer Notes

Two single panel gags.

Heroes are Made Not Born; A Shady Retreat (Table of Contents: 26)

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
Reprints
  • from School Days Out Our Way newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.11.21
  • from School Days Out Our Way newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.09.29

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Will the rickity old thing hold us?
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bronc Peeler; Babs Dalton; Pete; Abe Dalton (a skeleton); Spade Carson (villain); Bat Wilson (villain)

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

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 give up!
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; J. Granville Gurk
Synopsis
Herky gets Granville to help him modify his letter to Santa Claus.
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1937
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gang Busters; The Masked Pilot; Tex Thorne; Penguin Pete; Jack Randall; Shark Egan
  2. 1. ["Tex Thorne has been forced to join an outlaw gang"]
    Tex Thorne
  3. 2. Deep Stuff; Heroes are Made Not Born
    Worry Wart
  4. 3. The Advisers; Born Thirty Years Too Soon
    School Days Out Our Way
  5. 4. ["Panic has broken loose aboard aboard the pirate schooner, The Corsair"]
    Shark Egan
  6. 5. [Popular Crossword Puzzles by Our Readers]
    Popular Crossword Puzzles
  7. 6. ["To add to their new-found security in their cliff home"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  8. 7. At the World's Fair; ["Listen, Pete!!"]
    Penguin Pete
  9. 8. The Mystery of Mr. Wong [Part 1]
    Mr. Wong
  10. 9. ["Yessirree, Herk... 'ol Spottys gettin' t'look more like a siberian sniff-hound every day he lives!"]
    Herky
  11. 10. ["When Jim Blake decided that he could no longer agree with his companion"]
    Tarzan
  12. 11. ["After the spies shot their way out of the trap prepared by the Masked Pilot"]
    The Masked Pilot
  13. 12. ["Look, Tom! How'd this grit git into th' motor?"]
    Tailspin Tommy
  14. 13. Gang Buster! Win a Prize!
    Popular Comics Gang Buster Contest
  15. 14. G-Men vs the Living Masks
    G-Men
  16. 15. ["Today Rudy has a sad, far-away look"]
    Comic Zoo
  17. 16. ["Boy, is Uncle Albert lucky!"]
    Herky
  18. 17. ["Admiral Horatio Nelson strode the quarter-deck"]
    Popular Stamp Club
  19. 18. Across the Plains
    Jack Randall as Cherokee
  20. 19. ["I wish I'd bought a mule"]
    Hold Everything
  21. 20. ["Get out of my melons!"]
    Comic Zoo
  22. 21. ["I want out!"]
    Scrapbook Sketches
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Scrapbook Sketches
  24. 23. ["'Big Boy' Bob Brody, a slippery bank robber"]
    Gang Busters
  25. 24. ["Ben-Hur, son of Arrius, has been exercising the horses"]
    Ben Hur
  26. 25. The Schemers; The Quick Turnover
    School Days Out Our Way
  27. 26. Heroes are Made Not Born; A Shady Retreat
    Worry Wart
  28. 27. ["Will the rickity old thing hold us?"]
    Bronc Peeler
  29. 28. ["I give up!"]
    Herky
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tim Cotrill
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Gregory Fischer
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk