(May 1943)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-04-01
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)

Issue Notes

Copyright 1943 by Dell Publishing Co., Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Three Little Gremlins; Smilin' Jack / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; aviation; war
Characters
The Three Little Gremlins [Gassy Octane; Nutsy Boltaction; Screwy Turnbuckle]; Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]

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

Grin and Bear It / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
Pencils
George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
Inks
George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, we're not worried about living conditions in Washington --
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Grin and Bear It daily (Chicago Times, Inc.) 1942.05.01
  • from Grin and Bear It daily (Chicago Times, Inc.) 1942.?
  • from Grin and Bear It daily (Chicago Times, Inc.) 1942.?
  • from Grin and Bear It daily (Chicago Times, Inc.) 1942.05.02

Indexer Notes

Four single panel cartoons on inside front cover in black, white and red.

© 1942 Chicago Times, Inc.

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

The Three Little Gremlins / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley
Inks
Dan Gormley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
P.C.#87
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Little Gremlins have their three "R's" to learn (riding, recking, and roughness) so they, too, must attend school --
Genre
humor; war
Characters
The Three Little Gremlins [Gassy Octane; Nutsy Boltaction; Screwy Turnbuckle]; Professor Prexy (first appearance); Dr. Kala Axtar (first appearance); Observer 439; Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
Professor Prexy explains how the Gremlins are able to fly.

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1943, by Daniel J. Gormley.

Art credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999.

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

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
Oh, Jack--I wish you and Mary wouldn't bother with me any more
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Fat Stuff; Mary Smith; Dixie Lee; Colonel Chuck; Dr. Helpers
Synopsis
Jack rescues Mary and Dixie from a wind tunnel.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1938 by the Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.
Page 6 reprints the partial and trimmed Sunday strip from November 12, 1939.

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

Buddies / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Thomas [as F. Thomas] (signed)
Inks
Frank Thomas [as F. Thomas] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two gridiron rivals become pals in the Pacific and team up on the little yellow men from Nippon....
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Pvt. Speed Williams (first appearance); Pvt. Slug McCoy (first appearance); Corporal Nap Naylor (first appearance); Sgt. Rafferty (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1943 by R. S. Callender.

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

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
Bim advertised for the missing parents of Little Napolean
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Uncle Bim Gump [Benjamin Gump]; Larry Slik; Gertie Slik; Little Napolean's mother
Reprints
  • from The Gumps Sunday (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1938.?

Indexer Notes

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

Pig Skinned (Table of Contents: 6)

Spooky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (a cat); Fenwick Flooky
Reprints
  • from Spooky Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.09.29

Indexer Notes

Copyright, 1940, by News Syndicate Co., Inc.

Sheet Music (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Cookie Stover; Spooky (a cat)
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.05.12

Indexer Notes

Copyright, 1940, by News Syndicate Co., Inc.

Home Run (Table of Contents: 8)

Spooky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman [as Bill Skat Holman] (credited)
Pencils
Bill Holman [as Bill Skat Holman] (credited)
Inks
Bill Holman [as Bill Skat Holman] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (a cat); Fenwick Flooky; Dr. Kissmollytwice
Reprints
  • from Spooky Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.07.14

Indexer Notes

Copyright, 1940, by News Syndicate Co., Inc.

Black Napoleon (Table of Contents: 9)

A True Fact Story / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Black Napoleon [Toussaint L'ouverture]; Napoleon Bonaparte; General LeClerc

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1943 by R. S. Callender.

$50,000 Piece of Paper (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Vaughn; Niel McKenner; Count Ferrary; Hugo Griebert; Arthur Hinds
Synopsis
The true story of the world's rarest stamp.

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1943 by R. S. Callender.

Stumpy (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
Jerry Blake; Mrs. Blake; Stumpy [also as Hap] (a dog)

Indexer Notes

Gaylord Du Bois script credit per "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1984), page 77: "Stumpy. text for Popular Comics, May 1944."

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

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
I'd bet it wasn't pain that made you cry a while ago...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Lee; Pat Ryan; Connie [George Webster Confucius]; April Kane; Reginald Smythe-Heatherstone; Deeth Crispin; Dragon Lady
Synopsis
Dragon Lady teaches Terry how to dance.
Reprints
  • from Terry and the Pirates newspaper strip (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) ?

Indexer Notes

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

Quack Ducktor (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
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Dr. P. Nutt [Pierpont Nutt]; Spooky (a cat)
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.10.06

Indexer Notes

Copyright, 1940, by News Syndicate Co., Inc.

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

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
Mr. Blott at the Blue Plate Plaza called
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Sparks (a dog)
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.11.24

Indexer Notes

Copyright, 1940, by News Syndicate Co., Inc.

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

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
Yippee, Cookie
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Cookie Stover; Spooky (a cat)
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.?

Indexer Notes

Copyright, 1940, by News Syndicate Co., Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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 look as put out as a camp fire in a cloudburst
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Cookie Stover; Earl Stover; Spooky
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.12.08

Indexer Notes

Copyright, 1940, by News Syndicate Co., Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gootch! How much was Skeezix hurt?
Genre
drama
Characters
Skeezix Wallet; Nina Clock; Gootch; Larry Packer; Jessica; Auntie Blossom [Phyllis Wallet]; Aunt Hessie
Reprints
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.11.29
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.11.30
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.12.0?
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.12.06

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Grin and Bear It / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
Pencils
George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
Inks
George Lichtenstein [as Lichty] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmmm... won't budge!
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Snodgrass; Otis;
Reprints
  • from Grin and Bear It Sunday (Chicago Times, Inc.) 1942.11.08

Indexer Notes

Six single panel cartoons.
© 1942 Chicago Times, Inc.

Now You See It -- Now You Don't! (Table of Contents: 19)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Gill [as TG] (signed)(illustrations)
Inks
Tom Gill [as TG] (signed)(illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Text story about the benefits of camouflage.

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1943 by R. S. Callender.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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
Jumpin' jackpots, Cookie
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Cookie Stover; Spooky (a cat); Skull Duggery
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.?

Indexer Notes

Copyright, 1940, by News Syndicate Co., Inc.

Remove Ugly Blackheads or No Cost (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Ballco Products Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

33 Power Telescope Lens Kit (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Three Little Gremlins; Smilin' Jack
  2. 1. ["Oh, we're not worried about living conditions in Washington --"]
    Grin and Bear It
  3. 2. ["Little Gremlins have their three "R's" to learn (riding, recking, and roughness) so they, too, must attend school --"]
    The Three Little Gremlins
  4. 3. ["Oh, Jack--I wish you and Mary wouldn't bother with me any more"]
    Smilin' Jack
  5. 4. ["Two gridiron rivals become pals in the Pacific and team up on the little yellow men from Nippon...."]
    Buddies
  6. 5. ["Bim advertised for the missing parents of Little Napolean"]
    The Gumps
  7. 6. Pig Skinned
    Spooky
  8. 7. Sheet Music
    Smokey Stover
  9. 8. Home Run
    Spooky
  10. 9. Black Napoleon
    A True Fact Story
  11. 10. $50,000 Piece of Paper
  12. 11. Stumpy
  13. 12. ["I'd bet it wasn't pain that made you cry a while ago..."]
    Terry and the Pirates
  14. 13. Quack Ducktor
    Smokey Stover
  15. 14. ["Mr. Blott at the Blue Plate Plaza called"]
    Smokey Stover
  16. 15. ["Yippee, Cookie"]
    Smokey Stover
  17. 16. ["You look as put out as a camp fire in a cloudburst"]
    Smokey Stover
  18. 17. ["Gootch! How much was Skeezix hurt?"]
    Gasoline Alley
  19. 18. ["Hmmm... won't budge!"]
    Grin and Bear It
  20. 19. Now You See It -- Now You Don't!
  21. 20. ["Jumpin' jackpots, Cookie"]
    Smokey Stover
  22. 21. Remove Ugly Blackheads or No Cost
    Ballco Products Company
  23. 22. 33 Power Telescope Lens Kit
    Metro Publications
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