(November 1942)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-10-01
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)

Terry and the Pirates / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Lee; Pat Ryan; Connie [George Webster Confucius]

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That fire bug Arson Nick...
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1938.12.07
  • from Smokey Stover daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1938.12.08

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in red & black.
Copyright 1938 by Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.

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

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

Script
Zack Mosley (credited)
Pencils
Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited)
Inks
Boody Rogers [as Zack Mosley] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, Downwind, meet our white elephant...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Fat Stuff; Downwind Jaxon; Inspector; Mary Smith; Mummy Smith; Hop (villain)
Reprints
  • from Smilin' Jack (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) ? - ? [modified to fit comic book format]

Indexer Notes

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

The Return of Robin Hood [Episode 3] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Return of Robin Hood / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Robin Hood [Robert]; Sir Guy De Beaupre (death)

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit for Return of Robin Hood [episode 3] as per page 786, "Catalog of Copyright Entries 1942 Pamphlets, Leaflets, Etc. New Series Vol 39 Pt. 1."

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). Previous indexer had Arthur Jameson as artist.

The Gas Pirates (Table of Contents: 4)

Gang Busters / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Forte (signed)
Inks
John Forte (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Officer Casey; Officer Jenkins; Larry Barnes; Ben Tate (death); Inspector Kerry; Horatio Miller (villain); Gus (villain); Mike (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1942 by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Going to the office of Baron De Plexus...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Lee; Pat Ryan; Connie [George Webster Confucius]; Big Stoop; Reginald Smythe-Heatherstone; Weazel [M. Belette] (villain); Baron De Plexus (villain); Slugger Dunn (villain)
Reprints
  • US in Four Color (Dell, 1942 series) #44 - Terry and the Pirates (May 1944)
  • From Terry and The Pirates (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1938.12.05-1938.12.10, 1938.12.12-1938.12.17, 1938.12.19-1938.12.24, 1938.12.26-1938.12.31, 1939.01.01 [Sunday, first 4 panels]

Indexer Notes

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

Sunday strips are part of the continuity but are not reprinted except for the first four panels of 1939.01.01.

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

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
The Hurricane Kids awake in their tree house...
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]

Indexer Notes

copyright 1942 by R. S. Callender.

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

Cyclone / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
John Hampton [as J. W. Hampton] (signed)
Inks
John Hampton [as J. W. Hampton] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the end of a big dinner...
Genre
adventure; humor; war; western-frontier
Characters
Cyclone; Midge; Calico (a horse); Cal Grant; Scarface Gowdy (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1942 by R. S. Callender.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There goes Arson Nick, Smokey!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (a cat); Flat Foot Flanagan; Arson Nick
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) ? & ?

Indexer Notes

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

Escape from the Philippines (Table of Contents: 9)

Popular Comics text / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
? (signed illustration)
Inks
? (signed illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dick Corey slipped quickly under an old red velvet curtain and opened the door of the dark room just beyond.
Genre
war
Characters
Dick Corey (a youth, son of Thomas); Thomas Corey (U.S. Consul for X---, a Philippine island); José (the Corey's male cook and housekeeper); Jap sharpshooter; Filipino guerrillas; Tomaso Hermanito (a youth not quite Dick's age); Felipe Cortes (guerrilla captain); Jap sentry
Synopsis
Young Dick is eager to join the guerrillas with his friends as Japanese advance. His father promises to follow once the documents are microfilmed. Faithful José remains also. A deadly shot by Dick saves his friends from a grenade-wielding enemy. He meets up with the guerrillas. Next day, José arrives with news the house was hit and Corey senior is trapped in the rubble. During the rescue Dick beans a sentry with a brick. On return the guerilla captain reports success contacting U.N. transport for the Coreys and the microfilm.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit per Du Bois Account Books, the entries in which show the Popular Comics text feature as having been his other regular assignment on the series. (Entries list story title, and identify the feature as "Popular Comics filler" up to issue #83, then as "text for Popular Comics" through to 1948 when the series folded.) Art is signed but unclear. One surmises that what the setter of the type rendered as "the door of the dark room" was "the door of the darkroom" in the original, as Corey is processing film with developer therein.

Du Bois goes to town with Spanish, the most used by him of the many foreign languages with which he peppered his didactic stories. "...los guerrillas ... Yo se muy bien ... el patron ... ---vaya! Vaya con Dios! ... Chico ... Buen' dias compadre! ... amigo ... Vamonos! ... Es nada ... Señor Corey ... both Señors Corey ..." And young Dick's slightly younger friend's name translates as Littlebrother.

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

Nick Terry as The Owl / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Oskar Lebeck
Pencils
Frank Thomas (signed)
Inks
Frank Thomas (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Veronic Puddle to see you Chief
Genre
superhero
Characters
Owl [Nick Terry]; Belle Wayne; Chief Murphy; Veronica Puddle; Lotta Latin; Luke Tortoni; Sharpie Sam (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1942 by R. S. Callender.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got $7.35 of Tops' I.O.U.s....
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Skeezix Wallet; Nina Clock; Tops
Reprints
  • from Gasoline Alley Sunday (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.03
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.04
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.05
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.06
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.07
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.08

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Script
Frank V. Martinek (credited)
Pencils
Ken Ernst
Inks
Ken Ernst
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scene - an underground airdrome...
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Don Winslow; Red Pennington; Captain X (villain)
Reprints
  • from Don Winslow of the Navy (Bell Syndicate) ? - ? [modified for comic books]

Indexer Notes

released by the Bell Syndicate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh Millie, Darling-how I miss you...
Genre
humor
Characters
Uncle Bim Gump [Benjamin Gump]; Millie Gump; Hortense De Stross
Reprints
  • from The Gumps Sunday (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.12.05

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover in black & red. Copyright 1937 by the Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.

Jim Prentice Announces His Super Electric Football (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Electric Game Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Terry and the Pirates
  2. 1. ["That fire bug Arson Nick..."]
    Smokey Stover
  3. 2. ["Well, Downwind, meet our white elephant..."]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. The Return of Robin Hood [Episode 3]
    The Return of Robin Hood
  5. 4. The Gas Pirates
    Gang Busters
  6. 5. ["Going to the office of Baron De Plexus..."]
    Terry and the Pirates
  7. 6. ["The Hurricane Kids awake in their tree house..."]
    The Hurricane Kids
  8. 7. ["At the end of a big dinner..."]
    Cyclone
  9. 8. ["There goes Arson Nick, Smokey!"]
    Smokey Stover
  10. 9. Escape from the Philippines
    Popular Comics text
  11. 10. ["Veronic Puddle to see you Chief"]
    Nick Terry as The Owl
  12. 11. ["I've got $7.35 of Tops' I.O.U.s...."]
    Gasoline Alley
  13. 12. ["Scene - an underground airdrome..."]
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  14. 13. ["Oh Millie, Darling-how I miss you..."]
    The Gumps
  15. 14. Jim Prentice Announces His Super Electric Football
    Electric Game Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Dave Porta
  • Gregory Fischer
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