(January 1943)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1942-12-01
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; Terry and the Pirates / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Downwind Jaxon; Terry Lee

Parents! Give This Welcome Christmas Gift (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["Chief, I won't have time to wait 'til you catch a bunch of tarantulas!"] (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; aviation
Characters:
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Fat Stuff; Downwind Jaxon; Mary Smith; Mummy Smith; Donnie; Jerry; Hop (villain); Chief No-Talk (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Smilin' Jack newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

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

[The Return of Robin Hood [Episode 5]] (Table of Contents)

The Return of Robin Hood / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Robin Hood; Tom Goodwin; Lady Hilda Hollowell; Cedric Hollowell; Pepin; Maurice; Malvin the Butcher [Count Malvin Le Sueur]
Synopsis:
Robin Hood rescues Lady Hilda from Malvin the Butcher.

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender.
Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (April 2011).

Gaylord Du Bois script credit for Return of Robin Hood [episode 5] as per page 92, "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books, Sorted by Title," compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott. Gaylord Du Bois script identification by David Porta, January 9, 2017.

["Silk Spanella outlines a new racket to his mob."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Chambers
Inks:
Jim Chambers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Chief John Winston; Mrs. Mallone; Tony Paletti; Widow Hayes; Mr. Fawley; Fred Aker; Mrs. Aker; Colonel Davannon; Casey; Frank; Joe; Blackout Protective Society [Silk Spanella (villain); Spike (villain); Louis (villain); Piggy (villain)]
Synopsis:
Chief Winston breaks up a blackout protection racket.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.
Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (April 2011).

["Is shoomike gleam of lights!"] (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]; April Kane; Big Stoop; Dillon Kane; Sanjak [also as Madame Sud] (villain); Weazel [M. Belette] (villain); Baron De Plexus (villain); Slugger Dunn (villain)
Synopsis:
Madame Sud reveals to April that she is secretly Sanjak.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Sundays are part of the continuity but are omitted.

["Today's test will be under actual combat conditions, gentlemen!"] (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; Professor Olympus Lancton; Mr. Anders
Reprints:
  • from Don Winslow of the Navy (Bell Syndicate) ?

Indexer Notes

Released by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.

["I can see her"] (Table of Contents)

Gasoline Alley / comic story / 3 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; Mr. Clock; Aunt Hessie
Reprints:
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.18
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.19
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.20
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.10.21

Indexer Notes

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

Monster of the Deep (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Danny Perkins; Phil Perkins; Nazis (villains)

["Yes...this is the Merlin home"] (Table of Contents)

Nick Terry as The Owl / comic story / 5.89 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Owl [Nick Terry]; Belle Wayne; Chief Murphy; Steve; Mr. Broadhead (first appearance, death); Mr. Westmore (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.11 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

["That sign looks kinda useless, Midge"] (Table of Contents)

Cyclone / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Cyclone; Midge; Calico (a horse); Sandy Waters; The Bowdry Gang (villains); Hoot Bowdry (villain)

Indexer Notes

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

["Whoopee! Yippee! Yow!"] (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
Reprints:
  • from Smokey Stover daily (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) ?
  • from Smokey Stover daily (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.12.15

Indexer Notes

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

["Reaching the top of the island's plateau..."] (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; historical
Characters:
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender

["Look at that family grouped around the Christmas tree!"] (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; Chester Gump; Uncle Bim Gump [Benjamin Gump]; Millie Gump; Hortense De Stross
Reprints:
  • from The Gumps Sunday (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.12.19 ?

Indexer Notes

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

This Christmas--Give a Subscription to New Funnies (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

New Funnies / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smilin' Jack; Terry and the Pirates
  2. 1. Parents! Give This Welcome Christmas Gift
    Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies Comics
  3. 2. ["Chief, I won't have time to wait 'til you catch a bunch of tarantulas!"]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. [The Return of Robin Hood [Episode 5]]
    The Return of Robin Hood
  5. 4. ["Silk Spanella outlines a new racket to his mob."]
    Gang Busters
  6. 5. ["Is shoomike gleam of lights!"]
    Terry and the Pirates
  7. 6. ["Today's test will be under actual combat conditions, gentlemen!"]
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  8. 7. ["I can see her"]
    Gasoline Alley
  9. 8. Monster of the Deep
  10. 9. ["Yes...this is the Merlin home"]
    Nick Terry as The Owl
  11. 10. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.
  12. 11. ["That sign looks kinda useless, Midge"]
    Cyclone
  13. 12. ["Whoopee! Yippee! Yow!"]
    Smokey Stover
  14. 13. ["Reaching the top of the island's plateau..."]
    The Hurricane Kids
  15. 14. ["Look at that family grouped around the Christmas tree!"]
    The Gumps
  16. 15. This Christmas--Give a Subscription to New Funnies
    New Funnies
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