(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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's no living in this house since Bim found that baby on the doorstep last Sunday
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.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brakes do your stuff
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Fat Stuff; Downwind Jaxon; Mrs. Andrews; Woo-Woo Bali; Mary Smith; Mummy Smith (introduction)
Reprints

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

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
While Connie and Big Stoop are puzzling over their reward money
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.) ?

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

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scene - A clubhouse of the Police Athletic League
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

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

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 drifting for days on a life raft, Dave and Alan Burnham land on a jungle-fringed beach
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender

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

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
After rescuing Professor Lancton, Don heads back for the naval base.
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: 7)

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: 8)

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: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After many hair-raising adventures in South America
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.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've tried every means known to science and haven't grown any hair yet!
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: 12)

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: 13)

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

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."

This second episode of the feature's ongoing story was illustrated by Jon Small, Art spotters on the GCD Main list agree (May 2011). (Corollary to that: Jon Small is credited in Popular Comics #79 as artist for first episode or chapter of this story which appeared in that previous issue.)

12 Big Issues of Popular Comics Now Only $1.00 (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Choose Your Prize! Get it the American Way (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
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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