(January 1942)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-12-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Charles Saxon
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, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 1.
editing credit from this issue's statement of ownership


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Captain Bill Brady; Chief John Winston; Dan Warren; Professor Supermind [Professor Warren]; Skeezix Wallet; The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Tops

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

You're In the Army Now / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Ficklen [as Herc Ficklen] (signed)
Pencils
Jack Ficklen [as Herc Ficklen] (signed)
Inks
Jack Ficklen [as Herc Ficklen] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Thargent thays you dotta dit up!
Genre
humor; military
Reprints
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.03.21
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.03.22
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.03.17
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.03.29

Indexer Notes

4 single panel cartoons on inside front cover.

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

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
Oh, Happy---What's wrong? Jack's plane is in a crazy dive!
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Bunny Wing; Happy Hill; Inspector; Joe; Gull Wing; Gale Gibson (villain); Powder (villain)
Synopsis
Jack recovers from blacking out in the test flight and pulls out of the power dive safely. Jack is going to do one more test flight, but that night saboteurs rig a bomb into the plane. Both Gale and Bunny try to get Jack to give the flight to another pilot, but he refuses. Jack is abducted and Happy Hill is given the flight. The bomb goes off, but Hill manages to get free of the wreckage. He parachutes down, but hits hard and is badly injured. Jack tries to figure out who the saboteur is.
Reprints
Keywords
test pilot

Indexer Notes

Story includes strips dated July 4, July 5, July 6, July 14, July 15, July 30 and August 2, 1938.

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

You're In the Army Now / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Ficklen [as Herc Ficklen] (credited)
Pencils
Jack Ficklen [as Herc Ficklen] (credited)
Inks
Jack Ficklen [as Herc Ficklen] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As a little farewell gift
Genre
humor; military
Reprints
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.04.30
  • from You're In the Army Now daily (The Register and Tribune Syndicate) 1941.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

4 single panel cartoons.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Kashuba
Inks
Maurice Kashuba
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Through the Televisoscope...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor Supermind [Professor Warren]; Dan Warren; Gale Brown; General Thurner; Richtman (villain)
Keywords
Dictorania; submarine; Televisoscope

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender
last appearance

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

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

Script
Victor Boni [as Vic Boni] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wally, for a couple of expert marksmen, we're making fools of ourselves
Genre
adventure
Characters
Wally Williams; Alex Hart; Arlene Grahame; Betty; Gramps [Walter Williams]; Ted Jackson
Keywords
Elmhurst; iceboat; rabbit hunting

The Baffling Escape of the Japanese School Teacher (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
spy
Characters
General Doihara; Yoshiko Hawaki

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

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

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

Script
Frank King
Pencils
Frank King [as King] (credited)
Inks
Frank King [as King] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
She isn't there?
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Skeezix Wallet; Gootch; Jessica; Nina Clock; Tops; Trixie
Reprints
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune-N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937.xx.xx
Keywords
picnic

Indexer Notes

Copyright, 1937, by the Chicago Tribune-N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.

'Sailor' Kimbro (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Officer Murphy; Sadie; Sailor Kimbro (villain); Jake Curry (villain)
Reprints
Keywords
Midland City

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.

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

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
This new robot plane of ours is two or three years ahead
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
The Masked Pilot; Tom; Hashimoto Taru (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

Read Captain Midnight (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Captain Midnight / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.22 page (report information)

[Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation] (Table of Contents: 11)

statement of ownership / 0.11 page (report information)

Script
Helen Meyer
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Stamps (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

Benedict Arnold and Major Andre (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Benedict Arnold; Major John Andre [also as John Anderson]
Keywords
Revolutionary War; Tarrytown

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

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

The Marvel Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To the dungeons with that traitor!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Martan; Vana; Snow King [King Korameth]; General Morgrab; King Nodel
Keywords
Marra

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

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

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

Script
Albert Hartje (credited)
Pencils
Bill Ely [as Will Ely] (credited)
Inks
Bill Ely [as Will Ely] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This castle we built seems like a real home, Chief Longspear
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Omu; Chief Longspear; Butcher (villain); Captain Bully Blackbeard (villain); John Hopper (villain); Plum Duff (villain); Windy (villain)
Keywords
castle; pirate

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

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

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
The sword! The Sword of De Soto!
Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
The Voice [Tim Brant]; Agent Prink (villain); Chief Hosteen Tshee; Hosteen Loo; Klo; Sheriff Sam Blaine
Keywords
Navajo; Sword of De Soto

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1941, by R. S. Callender

Wings of Victory (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Comicscope Co. of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Your Christmas Daisy (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smilin' Jack
  2. 1. ["The Thargent thays you dotta dit up!"]
    You're In the Army Now
  3. 2. ["Oh, Happy---What's wrong? Jack's plane is in a crazy dive!"]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. ["As a little farewell gift"]
    You're In the Army Now
  5. 4. ["Through the Televisoscope..."]
    Professor Supermind and Son
  6. 5. ["Wally, for a couple of expert marksmen, we're making fools of ourselves"]
    Wally Williams
  7. 6. The Baffling Escape of the Japanese School Teacher
    True Spy Stories
  8. 7. ["She isn't there?"]
    Gasoline Alley
  9. 8. 'Sailor' Kimbro
    Gang Busters
  10. 9. ["This new robot plane of ours is two or three years ahead"]
    The Masked Pilot
  11. 10. Read Captain Midnight
    Captain Midnight
  12. 11. [Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation]
  13. 12. Stamps
  14. 13. Benedict Arnold and Major Andre
    True Spy Stories
  15. 14. ["To the dungeons with that traitor!"]
    The Marvel Man
  16. 15. ["This castle we built seems like a real home, Chief Longspear"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  17. 16. ["The sword! The Sword of De Soto!"]
    The Voice
  18. 17. Wings of Victory
    Comicscope Co. of America
  19. 18. Your Christmas Daisy
    Daisy Air Rifles
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