(September 1941)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-07-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack; Gasoline Alley / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Skeezix
Keywords
parachute; plane

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

Gumps / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gus Edson
Pencils
Gus Edson
Inks
Gus Edson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, buddy--wanna buy some flowers?
Genre
humor
Characters
Andrew Gump; policeman
Synopsis
Andrew buys Min some flowers and has a mishap on the way home.
Reprints
  • strip reprints

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; colored only in black, white, and red (all over)

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

Prof. Supermind and Son / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While Professor Supermind and his son, Dan, utilize Supermind's world-shaking discoveries...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor Supermind; Dan; Sorel
Synopsis
Sorel kidnaps Prof. Supermind and steals one of his inventions.
Keywords
Chicago; Lake Michigan; televisoscope

[Baseball game today] (Table of Contents: 3)

Gumps / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gus Edson
Pencils
Gus Edson
Inks
Gus Edson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello Chester, where are you going?
Genre
humor
Characters
Chester Gump
Synopsis
Chester and his friend find a way to watch a baseball game utilizing a ladder.
Reprints
  • strip reprints

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

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

Script
Albert Hartje
Pencils
Will Ely
Inks
Will Ely
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You and Alan have learned my language quickly, Dave...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Dave Burnham; Alan Burnham; N'Como; Marumbo; Dakka; Mulimbu
Synopsis
Dave and Alan try to arrange a treaty between warring tribes and, in the attempt, cure King Marumbo of malaria.
Reprints
Keywords
quinine

Lei-Lai, the Chinese Mata Hari (Table of Contents: 5)

True Spy Stories / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lei-Lai, "Morning Smile," was the most popular night club hostess in Hankow, China.
Genre
spy
Characters
Lei-Lai; Pu Feng
Keywords
Hankow; Shanghai

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley (signed)
Inks
Dan Gormley (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In south Chicago, Illinois, one of the cleverest gangs...
Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Officer Grey; Ralph Gilmore (death); The Durowsky Gang [Jan Durowsky (villain, death); Grogan (villain, death); Jack (villain, death); Slug (villain, death)]
Reprints

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

Voice / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Chambers
Inks
Jim Chambers
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've improved my sigma-ray machine...
Genre
crime
Characters
Tim Brant; Bert Wilson; Horatio Warton; Sin Yat Gong
Synopsis
Sin Yat Gong tries to swindle a diamond from Horatio Warton.
Keywords
Sunglow diamond

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

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley
Pencils
Zack Mosley (signed); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Inks
Zack Mosley (signed); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Slitz! A motor's on fire! Get out the parachutes...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Cotton Lee; Dixie Lee; Jill Martin; Baron Bloodsoe (villain); Slitz (villain); Teekeela (villain)
Synopsis
Cotton is deserted by the smugglers, but he manages to ride the plane down and survive. Jack lands in his plane, but Cotton tricks him and steals his plane and returns to the gang's hideout. Jack eventually tracks him to the hideout and gets the drop on the gang. Cotton tries to escape and in chasing him Jack accidentally shoots him.
Reprints

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

Captain Midnight; Funnies / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Stamps (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Wally Williams / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Victor Boni
Pencils
Tom Hickey
Inks
Tom Hickey
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wally feels he has made the wisest decision...
Genre
drama; military
Characters
Wally Williams; Gramps; Arlene; Lt. Powers; Sgt. McGrath; Capt. Hart
Synopsis
Wally reports to Camp Lawton to begin his training in the Parachute Corps.
Keywords
boxing; Camp Lawton; parachuting; Red Hot Headquarters

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

Martan the Marvel Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
E. C. Stoner
Inks
E. C. Stoner
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our flame throwers are holding back the spheres...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Martan; Vana; General Pelton
Synopsis
Martan and Vana help Earth fight off an invasion by Saturnians.
Keywords
acid; salt

Gypsy Fortune Teller of the GPU (Table of Contents: 13)

True Spy Stories / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just before the World War Nastia Antionova, about 30 years old, was one of the star gypsy entertainers...
Genre
spy
Characters
Nastia Antionova [Madame Zara]; Felix Derjinski

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

Gasoline Alley / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank King
Pencils
Frank King
Inks
Frank King
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Because Skeezix has invested money in Tops' car...
Genre
humor
Characters
Skeezix; Nina; Tops; Pete
Reprints
  • strip reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Jenney
Inks
Bob Jenney
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep in the heart of a Pennsylvania valley...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Erik; Hale; Max Schnussig; Tom; Masked Pilot; Hank; Bill; Ludwig
Keywords
planes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

Comicscope / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smilin' Jack; Gasoline Alley
  2. 1. ["Hey, buddy--wanna buy some flowers?"]
    Gumps
  3. 2. ["While Professor Supermind and his son, Dan, utilize Supermind's world-shaking discoveries..."]
    Prof. Supermind and Son
  4. 3. [Baseball game today]
    Gumps
  5. 4. ["You and Alan have learned my language quickly, Dave..."]
    The Hurricane Kids
  6. 5. Lei-Lai, the Chinese Mata Hari
    True Spy Stories
  7. 6. ["In south Chicago, Illinois, one of the cleverest gangs..."]
    Gang Busters
  8. 7. ["I've improved my sigma-ray machine..."]
    Voice
  9. 8. ["Slitz! A motor's on fire! Get out the parachutes..."]
    Smilin' Jack
  10. 9. ["Action packed adventure..."]
    Captain Midnight; Funnies
  11. 10. Stamps
  12. 11. ["Wally feels he has made the wisest decision..."]
    Wally Williams
  13. 12. ["Our flame throwers are holding back the spheres..."]
    Martan the Marvel Man
  14. 13. Gypsy Fortune Teller of the GPU
    True Spy Stories
  15. 14. ["Because Skeezix has invested money in Tops' car..."]
    Gasoline Alley
  16. 15. ["Deep in the heart of a Pennsylvania valley..."]
    Masked Pilot
  17. 16. ["Meet your favorites!"]
    Funnies
  18. 17. ["Absolutely free! Special to the readers of Popular Comics"]
    Comicscope
This issue was most recently modified by:
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