(December 1942)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-11-01
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
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]

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

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
A week from Sunday's Christmas, Smokey - have you decided what to give your kid?
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (a cat)
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover daily (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.12.16
  • from Smokey Stover daily (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.12.17

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1938 by the 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
Mummy, we aren't near Gator Grave yet
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Fat Stuff; Downwind Jaxon; Inspector; Double Exposure Don; Chief No-Talk; Mary Smith; Mummy Smith (villain); Hop (villain)
Reprints
  • from Smilin' Jack (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1939

The Return of Robin Hood [Episode 4] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Return of Robin Hood / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Arthur Jameson
Inks
Arthur Jameson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Robin Hood; Alan; Tiny; Maid Margaret; Mrs. Goodwin; Ben Goodwin; Hal Goodwin; Tom Goodwin; Sir Ludwig De Malbourne; Sheriff of Nottingham

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit for Return of Robin Hood [episode 4] as per page 739, "Catalog of Copyright Entries 1942 Pamphlets, Leaflets, Etc. New Series Vol 39 Pt. 1."

Art spotters on the GCD Main list agree Arthur Jameson did the art on this story.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chief Winston makes a rat-trap out of rubber
Genre
crime
Characters
Chief John Winston; Conrad Beasley; Gail; Moe; Karl Blitzen [also as Karl Rodentz] (villain); Butch Faraday (villain); Mike (villain); Tony Malero (villain); Gus (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 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 (credited)
Pencils
Milton Caniff (credited)
Inks
Milton Caniff (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...Funny how we've stumbled on things in this Kane disappearance...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Lee; Pat Ryan; Connie [George Webster Confucius]; April Kane (first appearance); Madame Sud; Weazel [M. Belette] (villain); Baron De Plexus (villain); Slugger Dunn (villain)
Synopsis
Terry falls in love with April Kane.
Reprints
  • from Terry and the Pirates newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) ?

Indexer Notes

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

Tom Mix Comics Book Free! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Tom Mix; Ralston / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Skipper! Look back at where our bomb hit!
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Don Winslow; Red Pennington; Professor Olympus Lancton; Mr. Anders
Reprints
  • from Don Winslow of the Navy (Bell Syndicate) ?

Indexer Notes

Released by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.

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

Gasoline Alley / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's the biege roadster!
Genre
drama
Characters
Skeezix Wallet; Nina Clock; Tops; Aunt Hessy; Larry Packer; Mary Lamb
Reprints
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.09
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.11
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.12
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.13
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.14
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.15
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.16

Indexer Notes

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

Moonlight Landing (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The war seemed far away to Ted Burtis, as he snowshoed home from his winter trapline---very far from Vancouver Island's moonlit forests.
Genre
war
Characters
Ted Burtis (16 year old rustic); Clem Burtis (a rustic, Ted's father); two enemy officers (Japanese military); enemy Japanese soldier
Synopsis
A Jap plane lands on the ice. Shots! Ted approaches the cabin cautiously. Enemy Japanese! Finding Dad wounded, broken wrist, Ted gives him his parka, and removes him to safety, returns to the cabin, sees officers inside planning for more planes to come. He plants a dynamite bomb. Stringing the wire, a Jap finds him. They struggle, but he depresses the plunger, obliterating the cabin and the occupying enemy, and the soldier is killed by debris. Returning to Dad, they have a slog to town ahead of them.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit per Du Bois Account Books.

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

Nick Terry as The Owl / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As the twilight mists begin to gather in the valleys
Genre
superhero
Characters
Owl [Nick Terry]; Belle Wayne; Chief Murphy; Sgt. Mahon; Aunt Flossie; Mr. Weeks; Patsy Sallow (villain)

Indexer Notes

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

The Age of Chemistry (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

The Porter Chemical Company / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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
After turning the four cow-thieves over to the sheriff
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Cyclone; Midge; Calico (a horse); Bull Hamm (villain); Blackie (villain); Cactus Pete (villain); Wolfer (villain)

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1942 by R. S. Callender.

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

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
You'd better come quick, Chief
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Mrs. Nutt; Spooky (a cat)
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) ?

Indexer Notes

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

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

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 killing two huge orangoutangs in a hand to hand fight
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]

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

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
Oh, Mama, I miss Bimbo so!
Genre
drama
Characters
Uncle Bim Gump [Benjamin Gump]; Millie Gump; Hortense De Stross; Miss Oggle
Reprints
  • from The Gumps Sunday (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.12.12

Indexer Notes

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

33 Power Telescope Lens Kit (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smilin' Jack
  2. 1. ["A week from Sunday's Christmas, Smokey - have you decided what to give your kid?"]
    Smokey Stover
  3. 2. ["Mummy, we aren't near Gator Grave yet"]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. The Return of Robin Hood [Episode 4]
    The Return of Robin Hood
  5. 4. ["Chief Winston makes a rat-trap out of rubber"]
    Gang Busters
  6. 5. ["...Funny how we've stumbled on things in this Kane disappearance..."]
    Terry and the Pirates
  7. 6. Tom Mix Comics Book Free!
    Tom Mix; Ralston
  8. 7. ["Skipper! Look back at where our bomb hit!"]
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  9. 8. ["There's the biege roadster!"]
    Gasoline Alley
  10. 9. Moonlight Landing
    Popular Comics text
  11. 10. ["As the twilight mists begin to gather in the valleys"]
    Nick Terry as The Owl
  12. 11. The Age of Chemistry
    The Porter Chemical Company
  13. 12. ["After turning the four cow-thieves over to the sheriff"]
    Cyclone
  14. 13. ["You'd better come quick, Chief"]
    Smokey Stover
  15. 14. ["After killing two huge orangoutangs in a hand to hand fight"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  16. 15. ["Oh, Mama, I miss Bimbo so!"]
    The Gumps
  17. 16. 33 Power Telescope Lens Kit
    Metro Publications
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