(September 1940)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-08-01
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)

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
E. C. Stoner (signed)
Inks
E. C. Stoner (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

[Comic Contest] (Table of Contents: 1)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black, white and red.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here we are, Captain - back at the lagoon!
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Hurricane Kids [Alan; Dave]; Omu; Captain Bill Brady; Maya; Bully Blackbeard; Darby
Synopsis
The Hurricane Kids and friends defeat a gang of pirates.

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Martan, the Marvel Man from the faraway planet Antaclea, learning that the invading spacemen plan to poison Earth's air...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Martan; Vana; General Pelton

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

Rex King of the Deep (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Dell / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Stamps (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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
Late one night, a gray touring car pulls up at the Jane's Filling Station
Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Officer Mike Bauer (death); Mr. Janes; Edwin Asher; Mrs. Asher; Mr. Pacelli; Mrs. Hall; Mabel; Joe Prince [also as Joe Klein] (villain); Rusty Hall (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.

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

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
All was quiet on the western front...or it was until Pylon Pete McTag...
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Pylon Pete McTag; Three Ball O'Linsky; Colonel Digby Dingle; Major Hardtack Hooley; Hawkins; Captain Pennyback; Baron Von Krunch (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For many long weeks, the Masked Pilot and Tom have been re-building their ship.
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Masked Pilot; Tom; Joe (villain); Louie (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

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

Captain Tornado / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With the newly built city in ruins following an attack by the giant flies, the king of the Barrangees asks Captain Tornado and Professor Bordani for further help in combatting the insect menace.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Tornado; Professor Bordani; Jane Bordani; The Barrangees

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
America's greatest military institution, The Citizens' Military Training Camps, are starting another thrilling season.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Wally Williams; Gramps; Arlene; Betty; Ted Jackson; Captain Martin; Reeves; Cullen

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1940 by Dell Publishing Co.

Death Flies the Diamonds (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Clive Reardon; Dive Jackson

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

Dr. Hormone / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Bugg [as Bob Bugg] (credited)
Inks
Robert Bugg [as Bob Bugg] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fearful of the mysterious work of Dr. Hormone, four Urasian armies...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Hormone; Jane Hormone; Prime Minister Smartenoff; General Battleski; Rassinoff (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender. Rassinoff becomes Assinoff in the next issue.

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

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
Known to be connected with The Voice -- that unseen mysterious enemy of crime...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Voice [Tim Brant]; Curly Rand; Professor Bert Wilson; Major Lee; Nurse Vitelli; Giovani Toscano (first appearance; villain); Giuseppe (first appearance; villain); Arturo (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

War Comics #3; The Funnies #46 (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gang Busters
  2. 1. [Comic Contest]
  3. 2. ["Here we are, Captain - back at the lagoon!"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  4. 3. ["Martan, the Marvel Man from the faraway planet Antaclea, learning that the invading spacemen plan to poison Earth's air..."]
    Martan the Marvel Man
  5. 4. Rex King of the Deep
    Dell
  6. 5. Stamps
  7. 6. ["Late one night, a gray touring car pulls up at the Jane's Filling Station"]
    Gang Busters
  8. 7. ["All was quiet on the western front...or it was until Pylon Pete McTag..."]
    Pylon Pete
  9. 8. ["For many long weeks, the Masked Pilot and Tom have been re-building their ship."]
    The Masked Pilot
  10. 9. ["With the newly built city in ruins following an attack by the giant flies, the king of the Barrangees asks Captain Tornado and Professor Bordani for further help in combatting the insect menace."]
    Captain Tornado
  11. 10. ["America's greatest military institution, The Citizens' Military Training Camps, are starting another thrilling season."]
    Wally Williams, American Boy
  12. 11. Death Flies the Diamonds
  13. 12. ["Fearful of the mysterious work of Dr. Hormone, four Urasian armies..."]
    Dr. Hormone
  14. 13. ["Known to be connected with The Voice -- that unseen mysterious enemy of crime..."]
    The Voice the Invisible Detective
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. War Comics #3; The Funnies #46
    Dell
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