(October 1942)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1942-09-01
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]
Reprints:

["There's no living in this house since Bim found that baby on the doorstep last Sunday"] (Table of Contents)

The Gumps / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gus Edson (credited)
Pencils:
Gus Edson (credited)
Inks:
Gus Edson (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Andrew Gump; Min Gump; Uncle Bim Gump [Benjamin Gump]; Millie Gump; Hortense De Stross; Little Napolean (a baby)
Synopsis:
Bim's wife and mother-in-law leave him when he won't get rid of the baby he found on the doorstep.
Reprints:
  • from Gumps, The Sunday (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1937.11.28

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black, white and red.

["Brakes do your stuff"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Zack Mosley (credited)
Pencils:
Zack Mosley (credited)
Inks:
Zack Mosley (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Fat Stuff; Downwind Jaxon; Mrs. Andrews; Woo-Woo Bali; Mary Smith; Mummy Smith (first appearance)
Reprints:

["While Connie and Big Stoop are puzzling over their reward money"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Lee; Pat Ryan; Connie [George Webster Confucius]; Big Stoop; Reginald Smythe-Heatherstone; Miss Mokin; Weazel [M. Belette] (villain); Baron De Plexus (villain)
Synopsis:
Connie and Big Stoop spend their reward money.
Reprints:
  • from Terry and the Pirates newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) ?

["Scene - A clubhouse of the Police Athletic League"] (Table of Contents)

Nick Terry as The Owl / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Owl [Nick Terry]; Belle Wayne; Chief Murphy; Smitty; Victor Mason (first appearance; death); Bummy Mason (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender

["After drifting for days on a life raft, Dave and Alan Burnham land on a jungle-fringed beach"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender

["After rescuing Professor Lancton, Don heads back for the naval base."] (Table of Contents)

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:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Don Winslow; Red Pennington; Betty Shipman; Mr. Shipman; Mrs. Shipman; Captain X (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Don Winslow of the Navy newspaper strip (The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) ?

[Yep, Nina, I've got to cork her"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Skeezix Wallet; Nina Clock; Tops; Jerry; Gootch; Whimpy
Reprints:
  • from Gasoline Alley newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) ?

The Sea Gull Gang! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Harry (death); Joe; The Sea Gull Gang (villains); Pug Miller (villain); Fagan (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Mosquito Boat Raid (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["After many hair-raising adventures in South America"] (Table of Contents)

Cyclone / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
John Hampton [as J. Wade Hampton] (credited)
Inks:
John Hampton [as J. Wade Hampton] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Cyclone; Midge; Calico (a horse); Cal Grant (first appearance); Scarface Gowdy (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

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

["I've tried every means known to science and haven't grown any hair yet!"] (Table of Contents)

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)
Reprints:
  • from Smokey Stover newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) ?

[What in blazes do you think Chief Cash U. Nutt and Smokey are up to now"] (Table of Contents)

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)
Reprints:
  • from Smokey Stover newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) ?

The Return of Robin Hood [Episode 2] (Table of Contents)

The Return of Robin Hood / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Jon Small
Inks:
Jon Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Robin Hood; Sir Harry Gamwell

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1942 by R. S. Callender.
Gaylord Du Bois was credited as the writer for the first part of this story in Popular Comics #79, so including him as possible writer for this chapter.
Jon Small credited as artist for first part of this story in Popular Comics #79. Art spotters on the GCD Main list agree Jon Small did the art on this story (May 2011).

Gaylord Du Bois script credit for Return of Robin Hood [episode 2] as per page 786, "Catalog of Copyright Entries 1942 Pamphlets, Leaflets, Etc. New Series Vol 39 Pt. 1," by Library of Congress, Copyright Office, Published 1942. Gaylord Du Bois script identification confirmed by David Porta, January 9, 2017.

12 Big Issues of Popular Comics Now Only $1.00 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Choose Your Prize! Get it the American Way (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smilin' Jack
  2. 1. ["There's no living in this house since Bim found that baby on the doorstep last Sunday"]
    The Gumps
  3. 2. ["Brakes do your stuff"]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. ["While Connie and Big Stoop are puzzling over their reward money"]
    Terry and the Pirates
  5. 4. ["Scene - A clubhouse of the Police Athletic League"]
    Nick Terry as The Owl
  6. 5. ["After drifting for days on a life raft, Dave and Alan Burnham land on a jungle-fringed beach"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  7. 6. ["After rescuing Professor Lancton, Don heads back for the naval base."]
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  8. 7. [Yep, Nina, I've got to cork her"]
    Gasoline Alley
  9. 8. The Sea Gull Gang!
    Gang Busters
  10. 9. Mosquito Boat Raid
  11. 10. ["After many hair-raising adventures in South America"]
    Cyclone
  12. 11. ["I've tried every means known to science and haven't grown any hair yet!"]
    Smokey Stover
  13. 12. [What in blazes do you think Chief Cash U. Nutt and Smokey are up to now"]
    Smokey Stover
  14. 13. The Return of Robin Hood [Episode 2]
    The Return of Robin Hood
  15. 14. 12 Big Issues of Popular Comics Now Only $1.00
    Popular Comics
  16. 15. Choose Your Prize! Get it the American Way
    American Specialty Co.
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