(August 1940)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-07-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Oskar Lebeck; R. S. Callender (copyright holder); 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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

[War Comics #3] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our fighting forces all over America...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Martan the Marvel Man; Vana; General Pelton

Indexer Notes

Story (c) 1940 by R. S. Callender.

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

The Hurricane Kids / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Kim zoo mor!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Omu; Captain Bill Brady; Logo; Maya

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender.
Art is signed on last page of story.

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

Herky / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon, Noodles...
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; Honey; Noodles Nelson
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.11.06

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1938 by NEA Service, Inc.

Boys--Girls! Solve This Puzzle! (Table of Contents: 5)

Junior Sales Club of America / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Case of the Mysterious Pear (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Hal Bittner [as HB] (signed)
Inks
Hal Bittner [as HB] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Aunt Teeney; Clifford Ramey (corpse); Dr. C. O. Abher; Elmer Britten; Judge James G. Burnside; Lela Ramey; Sheriff H. E. Watkins; Charles Kibler (villain); Effie Ramey (villain)

Hi, Contest Fans (Table of Contents: 7)

Comic Contests / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Doctor Hormone / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Bugg (signed)
Inks
Robert Bugg (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After a lifetime of secret experimentation...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Dr. Hormone; Jane Hormone; General Battlesky; Prime Minister Smartenoff; Rassinoff (villain)

Indexer Notes

Story (c) R. S. Callender

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

The Masked Pilot / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Soon after the last unsuccesful attempt...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
The Masked Pilot; Tom; Officer Riley; Officer Yorke; Boris (villain); Mr. Brenner (villain)

Indexer Notes

(c) 1940 by R.S. Callender.

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

The Voice / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Still trying to improve your machine...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Voice [Tim Brant]; Curly Rand; Professor Bert Wilson; Inspector Gyves; Cyrus Cadroller (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Fletcher [as Fletcher] (signed)
Inks
Dick Fletcher [as Fletcher] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whitey Day left his father's farm at the age of twenty to seek the 'easy money'
Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Officer Tobin; Officer Ryan; Mr. Morton; Mrs. Morton; Whitey Day (villain, death); Sharp (villain); Nick (villain); Smiley (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.

[Lt. Tito Falconi] (Table of Contents: 12)

Did You Know That / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Roy Humphries (signed)
Inks
Roy Humphries (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Lt. Tito Falconi; Henry Bushmeyer; Emperor Hirohito

Become a Stamp Collector (Table of Contents: 13)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

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

Wally Williams, American Boy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! What a picture!
Genre
sports; teen
Characters
Wally Williams; Gramps Williams; Arlene Grahame; Betty Riley; Ted Jackson
Keywords
The World's Fair

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by Dell Publishing Co.
Story signed on last page.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After the death of the high priest...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Tornado; Professor Bordani; Jane Bordani

Indexer Notes

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 (Greg Fischer, July 2012). Also note that Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comics Books says that Kenneth Kennedy is a pen name.

[The Funnies #46] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

Four Color #7 (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gang Busters
  2. 1. [War Comics #3]
    Dell
  3. 2. ["Our fighting forces all over America..."]
    Martan the Marvel Man
  4. 3. ["Kim zoo mor!"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  5. 4. ["C'mon, Noodles..."]
    Herky
  6. 5. Boys--Girls! Solve This Puzzle!
    Junior Sales Club of America
  7. 6. The Case of the Mysterious Pear
  8. 7. Hi, Contest Fans
    Comic Contests
  9. 8. ["After a lifetime of secret experimentation..."]
    Doctor Hormone
  10. 9. ["Soon after the last unsuccesful attempt..."]
    The Masked Pilot
  11. 10. ["Still trying to improve your machine..."]
    The Voice
  12. 11. ["Whitey Day left his father's farm at the age of twenty to seek the 'easy money'"]
    Gang Busters
  13. 12. [Lt. Tito Falconi]
    Did You Know That
  14. 13. Become a Stamp Collector
  15. 14. ["Boy! What a picture!"]
    Wally Williams, American Boy
  16. 15. ["After the death of the high priest..."]
    Captain Tornado
  17. 16. [The Funnies #46]
    Dell
  18. 17. Four Color #7
    Gang Busters
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