(July 1940)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-06-01
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, 1940 by R. S. Callender; 1940 by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.; 1940 by Dell Publishing Co.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.


Introducing... The Voice the Invisible Detective (Table of Contents)

The Voice the Invisible Detective / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Chambers [as J. Chambers] (signed)
Inks
Jim Chambers [as J. Chambers] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Voice [Tim Brant]; Curly Rand; Professor Bert Wilson
Reprints

On Land --- On Sea and in the Air.. War Comics (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

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

The Voice the Invisible Detective / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Chambers (credited)
Inks
Jim Chambers (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Already known to a frightened underworld as The Invisible Voice...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Voice [Tim Brant] Curly Rand; Professor Bert Wilson; Harry Appleton (introduction); Hardcash Appleton (introduction, death); Jeems (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Tim Brant uses an invisible suit created by Professor Wilson to solve crimes.

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender.

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

The Hurricane Kids / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Albert Hartje (credited)
Pencils
Will Ely (credited)
Inks
Will Ely (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
During the battle with the gorillas Maya
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Omu; Captain Bill Brady; Maya; Bearpaw; Rabbitheart; Aorongo (a gorilla; death)
Synopsis
The Hurricane Twins help rescue Maya from the huge gorilla.

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

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

The Masked Pilot / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Jenney [as Bob Jenny] (credited)
Inks
Bob Jenney [as Bob Jenny] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After the capture and death of the spy, Ellman...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
The Masked Pilot; Tom; Anton (villain)
Synopsis
The Masked Pilot and Tom are captured by spies.

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

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

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Hedinger (signed)
Inks
Charles Hedinger (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Farmer Brown is unfair!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Three single panel cartoons.

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

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Rocky the Red Bomber / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Hedinger (credited)
Inks
Charles Hedinger (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm telling ya, Sam - Rocky is the best thing...
Genre
sports
Characters
The Red Bomber [Rocky Sullivan]; Sam; Jerry; Slugger Olsen; Pinky; Joe (villain)
Synopsis
Gangsters try to get Rocky to throw a fight.

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

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

Martan the Marvel Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
G. Ellerbrock (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
See, General Pelton!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Martan the Marvel Man; Vana; General Pelton; General Rontal; Tommy; Jeff; Mac; Colonel Mako (villain); Honorable Commander (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Erwin L. Hess (signed)
Inks
Erwin L. Hess (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gus McGoig's ambition was to make Dillinger look like a piker.
Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Thula [also as Rose Dean]; Gus McGoig (villain); Clarence Bunch (villain; death); Pete Dean (villain); Frank Hopson (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.

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

Shark Egan World Adventurer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Donaldson [as J. T. D.] (signed)
Inks
John Donaldson [as J. T. D.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There goes the Hwang-Ho!
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Shark Egan; Mary McDermot; Ace O'Doul; Kanaka Lew; Angkar; Captain Mai-ti [also as Captain Mai Ti]; Commander Kru Sing

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

Captain Tornado / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Kenneth Kennedy] (credited)
Pencils
Newt Alfred
Inks
Newt Alfred
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Persuading the king to transfer his kingdom above ground
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Tornado; Professor Bordani; Jane Bordani

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender.
According to Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Hames Ware identified Newt Alfred as the artist for the story in Popular Comics #49. The art in this story looks very similar to the art in that story and is consistent with the art credits listed at Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books (Greg Fischer, March 2011).

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
James Miller (credited)
Inks
James Miller (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pylon Pete wins the Irish sweepstakes!
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Pylon Pete; Three Ball; Cut Cassidy; Rudolph (villain); Otto (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

How's Your Movie Memory? (Table of Contents: 13)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Popular Comics cash prize contest.

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

Wally Williams, American Boy / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script
Victor Boni (credited)
Pencils
Tom Hickey (credited)
Inks
Tom Hickey (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The school term is about over for Elmhurst College...
Genre
sports; teen
Characters
Wally Williams; Gramps Williams; Arlene Grahame; Ted Jackson; Coach Biff Harrigan

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by Dell Publishing

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

Herky / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If there's one thing I hate, it's peach fuzz!
Genre
humor
Characters
J. Granville Gurk; Noodles Nelson
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.11.13

Have You Seen Phantasmo Master of the World (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

The Funnies #45 (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Introducing... The Voice the Invisible Detective
    The Voice the Invisible Detective
  2. 1. On Land --- On Sea and in the Air.. War Comics
    Dell
  3. 2. ["Already known to a frightened underworld as The Invisible Voice..."]
    The Voice the Invisible Detective
  4. 3. ["During the battle with the gorillas Maya"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  5. 4. ["After the capture and death of the spy, Ellman..."]
    The Masked Pilot
  6. 5. ["Farmer Brown is unfair!"]
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. ["I'm telling ya, Sam - Rocky is the best thing..."]
    Rocky the Red Bomber
  9. 8. ["See, General Pelton!"]
    Martan the Marvel Man
  10. 9. ["Gus McGoig's ambition was to make Dillinger look like a piker."]
    Gang Busters
  11. 10. ["There goes the Hwang-Ho!"]
    Shark Egan World Adventurer
  12. 11. ["Persuading the king to transfer his kingdom above ground"]
    Captain Tornado
  13. 12. ["Pylon Pete wins the Irish sweepstakes!"]
    Pylon Pete
  14. 13. How's Your Movie Memory?
  15. 14. ["The school term is about over for Elmhurst College..."]
    Wally Williams, American Boy
  16. 15. ["If there's one thing I hate, it's peach fuzz!"]
    Herky
  17. 16. Have You Seen Phantasmo Master of the World
    Dell
  18. 17. The Funnies #45
    Dell
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