(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: 1) (Expand) /

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

[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
Chief, I won't have time to wait 'til you catch a bunch of tarantulas!
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 (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1939.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

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

[The Return of Robin Hood [Episode 5]] (Table of Contents: 3)

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.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Silk Spanella outlines a new racket to his mob.
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).

[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
Is shoomike gleam of lights!
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.

[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
Today's test will be under actual combat conditions, gentlemen!
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.

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

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
I can see her
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: 8)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes...this is the Merlin home
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: 10)

statement of ownership / 0.11 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That sign looks kinda useless, Midge
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.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whoopee! Yippee! Yow!
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.

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

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

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1942, by R. S. Callender

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

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
Look at that family grouped around the Christmas tree!
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: 15) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
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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