(October 1940)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-09-03
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. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime

Dick Tracy is On the Trail Again! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Dick Tracy / 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
Those are tough looking mugs!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Voice [Tim Brant]; Curly Rand; Professor Bert Wilson; Lt. Peters; Whitey Vosberg (first appearance; villain); Spig Morona (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis
The Voice halts a plot to wreck the U.S.A.'s new giant sub-marine.

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
Gaylord Du Bois (credited)
Pencils
Robert Bugg [as Bob Bugg] (credited)
Inks
Robert Bugg [as Bob Bugg] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At Washington, Martan addresses the delegates from America and Eurasia.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Martan; Vana; Colonel Thompson

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1940 by R. S. Callender.

He's My Pal (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Allen Kirby (credited)
Pencils
Charles Hedinger [as Hedinger] (signed)
Inks
Charles Hedinger [as Hedinger] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Brad Jennings; Pop Mahoney; Mr. Graham; Silky Louie

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

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
Jud Durk, called the "Phantom"...
Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Pat; Clarence; Bill; Dave Durk (villain); The Phantom [Jud Durk; also as Jim Mason] (villain); Tex Willard (villain); Jess (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.

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

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
Determined to make good colonists of the pirate gang...
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Hurricane Kids [Alan; Dave]; Omu; Captain Bill Brady; Maya; Bully Blackbeard

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With half the world caught in the red horror of war...
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Masked Pilot; Tom; Benson; Mr. MacGregor; The New Pioneers of the Americas [Serge (villain); General Traytur (villain); Brasher (villain); Mr. Gracow (villain); Gus (villain)]

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

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

Dr. Hormone / comic story / 7 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
Following the great battle, Assinoff escapes to Eurasia...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Hormone; Jane [also as Janey]; Prime Minister Smartenoff; General Battleski; Popoloff; Skizenski; Captain Bosko; Assinoff (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

Name the Stars! (Table of Contents: 9)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Contest for Lawrence Secret Code Outfit.

Read Phantasmo Master of the World (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Dell / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.8 page (report information)

Stamps (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.2 page (report information)

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

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
Today's Wally's birthday and what will he get besides another day older?
Genre
adventure
Characters
Wally Williams; Gramps; Arlene; Uncle George; Billie Blaine; Lionel Lovelace; Mr. Brock
Synopsis
Wally gets a new car for his birthday. Wally and Gramps decide to drive to the San Francisco Fair.

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by Dell Publishing Co.

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

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
Colonel Digby Dingle, a big chairwarmer from G.H.Q.
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Pylon Pete McTag; Three Ball O'Linsky; Colonel Digby Dingle; Major Hardtack Hooley

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender

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

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
Having found a new means of combating the strange planet's giant insects...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Tornado; Professor Bordani; Jane Bordani

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1940 by R. S. Callender. Per Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books, Kenneth Kennedy was only a byline. Per the site, pencils and inks were by Newt Alfred.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Sensational 1000-Shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gang Busters
  2. 1. Dick Tracy is On the Trail Again!
    Dick Tracy
  3. 2. ["Those are tough looking mugs!"]
    The Voice the Invisible Detective
  4. 3. ["At Washington, Martan addresses the delegates from America and Eurasia."]
    Martan the Marvel Man
  5. 4. He's My Pal
  6. 5. ["Jud Durk, called the "Phantom"..."]
    Gang Busters
  7. 6. ["Determined to make good colonists of the pirate gang..."]
    The Hurricane Kids
  8. 7. ["With half the world caught in the red horror of war..."]
    The Masked Pilot
  9. 8. ["Following the great battle, Assinoff escapes to Eurasia..."]
    Dr. Hormone
  10. 9. Name the Stars!
  11. 10. Read Phantasmo Master of the World
    Dell
  12. 11. Stamps
  13. 12. ["Today's Wally's birthday and what will he get besides another day older?"]
    Wally Williams, American Boy
  14. 13. ["Colonel Digby Dingle, a big chairwarmer from G.H.Q."]
    Pylon Pete
  15. 14. ["Having found a new means of combating the strange planet's giant insects..."]
    Captain Tornado
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. The Sensational 1000-Shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine
    Daisy Air Rifles
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