(June 1942)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-05-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
George T. Delacorte, Jr. [as G. T. Delacorte, Jr.] (president); Helen Meyer [as H. Meyer] (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

Copyright 1942 by Dell Publishing Co., Inc.

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. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; drama; humor; aviation; war
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Terry Lee (inset); Connie [George Webster Confucius] (inset); Captain Midnight [Captain Jim Albright] (inset); Skeezix Wallet (inset); Tops (inset); Don Winslow (inset)

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

Grin and Bear It / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
Pencils
George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
Inks
George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before I finish
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Grin and Bear It daily (Chicago Times, Inc.) 1941.?
  • from Grin and Bear It daily (Chicago Times, Inc.) 1941.05.11

Indexer Notes

Six single panel cartoons on inside front cover in black, white and red.
© 1941 Chicago Times, Inc.

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

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

Script
Zack Mosley (signed)
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
Before you completely lose your mind
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin; also as Powder; also as Ghost Killer]; Fat Stuff; Limehouse; Leonard; Fergus; Le Meuix; Eagle Eye (villain); Lizard (villain); Slab (villain); The Head (villain); The Claw (villain)
Synopsis
Limehouse puts Jack and Fat Stuff in Death Rock, a jail in the South Sea Islands.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1938 by the Chicago Tribune-N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.

Andy Panda Appears in New Funnies (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Andy Panda

Stamps (Table of Contents: 4)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Terry and the Pirates / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Milton Caniff (credited)
Pencils
Milton Caniff (credited)
Inks
Milton Caniff (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Listen, Terry-you've been swell to Burma
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Lee; Pat Ryan; Burma [also as Burmadine Lee]; Connie [George Webster Confucius]; Big Stoop; Nastalthia Vincenta Smythe-Heatherstone; Reginald Smythe-Heatherstone; Lan; Drusilla Crail
Reprints
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.07.22
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.07.25
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.07.26
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.07.27
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.07.28
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.07.29
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.07.30
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.01
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.03
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.04
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.05
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.06
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.08
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.09
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.10
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.13
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.15
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.16
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.08.17

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1938 by the Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.

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

Captain Midnight / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Midnight, leader of the Secret Squadron
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Captain Midnight [Captain Jim Albright]; Lyle William Kelly [SS-11] (Midnight's Chief Lieutenant); Chuck Ramsay; Joyce Ryan; SS-29; Ivan Shark (villain); Fury Shark (villain, Ivan's daughter); Ivan Shark's gang (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Captain Midnight and Kelly rescue SS-29 from Ivan Shark's seaplane base, but the rescued agent is seriously injured during the escape. Midnight and company jump into a seaplane and head for a hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, then, having delivered him to the doctors, head out with other squadron members to attack Shark's seaplane stronghold.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The masthead reads "Copr., 1942, by The Wander Co.".

Storyline continued from previous issue.

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

Don Winslow of the Navy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank V. Martinek (credited)
Pencils
Leon A. Beroth [as L. A. Beroth] (signed)
Inks
Leon A. Beroth [as L. A. Beroth] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Winslow is now en route to Palm City
Genre
war
Characters
Don Winslow; Red Pennington; Captain Dorne; Lawson Lugg [also as Baron] (villain)
Reprints
  • from Don Winslow of the Navy newspaper strip (The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) ?

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

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
After spending a night off shore in the turtle-shell boat
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Captain Bill Brady; Omu

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender.

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

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
Guess who I've invited here
Genre
humor; war

Indexer Notes

4 single panel gags.
1941, The Register and Tribune Syndicate.

Flame Fluke (Table of Contents: 10)

Smokey Stover / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (credited)
Pencils
Bill Holman (credited)
Inks
Bill Holman (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Earl Stover; Spooky (a cat)
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.06.02

Indexer Notes

Copyright, 1940, by News Syndicate Co., Inc.

Bence Fuster (Table of Contents: 11)

Smokey Stover / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (credited)
Pencils
Bill Holman (credited)
Inks
Bill Holman (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (a cat); Sparks (a dog)
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.05.?

Indexer Notes

Copyright, 1940, by News Syndicate Co., Inc.

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

Nick Terry as The Owl / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Thomas (credited)
Inks
Frank Thomas (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our scene -- a squalid section of New York's water front
Genre
superhero
Characters
Owl [Nick Terry]; Owl Girl [Belle Wayne]; Chief Murphy; Willie the Wart (death)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender.

Fight for Freedom (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
Philippe Duval; Pierre; Jacques (a dog, death)

Indexer Notes

Artist signature combines the "l" and "B", making it look like HaBiT.

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

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

Script
Frank King (credited)
Pencils
Frank King (credited)
Inks
Frank King (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We need some metal braces.
Genre
drama
Characters
Skeezix Wallet; Nina Clock; Tops; Walt Wallet; Sheriff J. P. Lindsay (first appearance)
Reprints
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.07.17
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.07.20
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.07.21
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.07.22
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.07.23

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Jenney [as R. L. J.] (signed)
Inks
Bob Jenney [as R. L. J.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The story of "Dodger" Willis, the one-man crime wave
Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Gates; Henry Duffy (villain); Dodger [James Willis] (villain, death)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.

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

Grin and Bear It / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
Pencils
George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
Inks
George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Naw, it ain't a toy boat
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Grin and Bear It daily (Chicago Times, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Six single panel cartoons on inside back cover in black, white and red.

Presenting the New Daisy Defender (Table of Contents: 17)

Daisy Manufacturing Company; Red Ryder / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Red Ryder

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smilin' Jack
  2. 1. ["Before I finish"]
    Grin and Bear It
  3. 2. ["Before you completely lose your mind"]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. Andy Panda Appears in New Funnies
    Andy Panda
  5. 4. Stamps
  6. 5. ["Listen, Terry-you've been swell to Burma"]
    Terry and the Pirates
  7. 6. ["Captain Midnight, leader of the Secret Squadron"]
    Captain Midnight
  8. 7. ["Winslow is now en route to Palm City"]
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  9. 8. ["After spending a night off shore in the turtle-shell boat"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  10. 9. ["Guess who I've invited here"]
    You're in the Army Now
  11. 10. Flame Fluke
    Smokey Stover
  12. 11. Bence Fuster
    Smokey Stover
  13. 12. ["Our scene -- a squalid section of New York's water front"]
    Nick Terry as The Owl
  14. 13. Fight for Freedom
  15. 14. ["We need some metal braces."]
    Gasoline Alley
  16. 15. ["The story of "Dodger" Willis, the one-man crime wave"]
    Gang Busters
  17. 16. ["Naw, it ain't a toy boat"]
    Grin and Bear It
  18. 17. Presenting the New Daisy Defender
    Daisy Manufacturing Company; Red Ryder
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