(June 1943)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-05-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co. Inc.
Editing
George Delacorte (credited as G. T. Delacorte Jr.) (president); Helen Meyer (credited as H. Meyer) (vice-president); Margarita Delacorte (secretary)

Issue Notes

Copyright 1943 by Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Cover has U.S. stamp date of 1943-04-29.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack; Smokey Stover / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You girls were right - The epidemic of fires in town is caused by Arson Nick, a fire bug!
Genre
adventure; humor; aviation; war
Characters
Smilin' Jack; Fat Stuff; Terry Lee; Pat Ryan; The Three Little Gremlins [Gassy Octane; Nutsy Boltaction; Screwy Turnbuckle]; Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wilton! Get up!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • 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.?
  • from Grin and Bear It daily (Chicago Times, Inc.) 1942.?

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)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
P.C.#88
First Line of Dialogue or Text
They were clever, this ruthless gang of Nazi saboteurs
Genre
crime; war
Characters
Chief John Winston; Agent Conners; Agent Porter [also as Von Macken]; Gessing (villain); Otto Schussel [also as Mina] (villain); Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1943 by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.

Dolled Up (Table of Contents: 3)

Spooky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (credited as Fenwick Flooky; also as B. H.)
Pencils
Bill Holman (credited as Fenwick Flooky; also as B. H.)
Inks
Bill Holman (credited as Fenwick Flooky; also as B. H.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Spooky; Fenwick Flooky
Reprints
  • from Spooky Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940-07-28

Indexer Notes

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

From Bud to Worse (Table of Contents: 4)

Spooky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (credited as Fenwick Flook)
Pencils
Bill Holman (credited as Fenwick Flook)
Inks
Bill Holman (credited as Fenwick Flook)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Spooky; Fenwick Flooky
Reprints
  • from Spooky Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940-08-11

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Script
Zack Mosley (credited)
Pencils
Boody Rogers (ghosted for Zack Mosley)
Inks
Boody Rogers (ghosted for Zack Mosley)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't worry about your burns, Jack
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Downwind Jaxon; Fat Stuff; Woo-Woo Bali [as Woo Woo Bali]; Mary Smith; Dixie Lee; Dr. Helpers; Inspector; Rabbit
Synopsis
Fat Stuff and Woo Woo Bali get married. Mary and Dixie both sacrifice some skin to graft onto Jack's burns.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Convoy Lifeline of Victory (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
E. C. Stoner (signed)
Inks
E. C. Stoner (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1943 by R. S. Callender.

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

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
Just as Bim is about to arrange for the adoption of the baby with the spurious parents
Genre
drama; humor; domestic
Characters
Uncle Bim Gump [Benjamin Gump]; Andrew Gump; Chester Gump; Little Napolean; 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.

Counter Sign (Table of Contents: 8)

Spooky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Spooky; Fenwick Flooky
Reprints
  • from Spooky Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

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

Hounded (Table of Contents: 9)

Spooky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Spooky; Fenwick Flooky
Reprints
  • from Spooky Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940-09-08

Indexer Notes

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

The Yanks Bring Home the Bacon....... (Table of Contents: 10)

Buddies / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Thomas ?
Inks
Frank Thomas ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; war
Characters
PFC Speed Williams; PFC Slug McCoy; Sgt. Rafferty; Sgt. Epstein; Little Mike [Miko Homakishi] (villain, death); Japanese (villains)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1943 by R. S. Callender.
Art very similar to story in Popular Comics #87, which was signed by Frank Thomas.

Jungle Job (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle; war
Characters
Colonel Buck; Timothy Brown; Reverend Brown (death); Nikua; Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
Timothy appears before the colonel in loin-cloth, and green berry stain in concealing leaf fashion. The colonel had been cursing complaints to himself when Timothy arrived offering to guide him and his men over the chasm. Tim's dad is a missionary here in New Guinea, just finishing translating the Bible to Uruguru. Tim gets them across, goes ahead. Japs took his village. He saves his adoptive sister, but Dad is dead. The Col. offers him transport home. This is home. Tim will finish Dad's work. Once all the Japs are wiped out.

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" (1985), page 187: "Jungle Job. 2p. for stock."

[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
Frank Engli

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's not going to be April!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Connie; The Dragon Lady (also as Miss Nogard); Terry Lee; Pat Ryan; Big Stoop; April Kane; Deeth Crispin; Mr. Crispin; Gawain; Baron De Plexus (villain)
Reprints
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

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

Sound Reasoning (Table of Contents: 13)

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; humor
Characters
Spooky; Fenwick Flooky
Reprints
  • from Spooky Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940-08-18

Indexer Notes

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

Groan Panes (Table of Contents: 14)

Spooky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (credited as Fenwick Flook)
Pencils
Bill Holman (credited as Fenwick Flook)
Inks
Bill Holman (credited as Fenwick Flook)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Spooky; Fenwick Flooky
Reprints
  • from Spooky Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940-09-xx

Indexer Notes

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

Putting on the Dog (Table of Contents: 15)

Spooky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Spooky; Fenwick Flooky
Reprints
  • from Spooky Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

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

Air Tonic (Table of Contents: 16)

Spooky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Spooky; Fenwick Flooky
Reprints
  • from Spooky Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940-09-01

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
Nina, I see your boy-friend Packer has another girl out riding
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Skeezix Wallet; Nina Clock; Walt Wallet; Judy Wallet; Larry Packer; Jessica; Gootch; Tops
Reprints
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.12.08
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.12.09
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.12.10
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.12.?
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) 1937.12.18

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gremlin City, hidden deep beneath a coastal flying field, rings with the happy shouts of the little Gremlins...
Genre
humor; war
Characters
The Three Little Gremlins [Gassy Octane; Nutsy Boltaction; Screwy Turnbuckle]; Uncle Louie (first appearance); Whitey; Nazi (villains)

Indexer Notes

Copr., 1943, by Daniel J. Gormley.

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

Fun for Boys (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Knickerbocker Pub. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Get This Bomber and Secret Bomb-Sight Free (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Invention Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You girls were right - The epidemic of fires in town is caused by Arson Nick, a fire bug!"]
    Smilin' Jack; Smokey Stover
  2. 1. ["Wilton! Get up!"]
    Grin and Bear It
  3. 2. ["They were clever, this ruthless gang of Nazi saboteurs"]
    Gang Busters
  4. 3. Dolled Up
    Spooky
  5. 4. From Bud to Worse
    Spooky
  6. 5. ["Don't worry about your burns, Jack"]
    Smilin' Jack
  7. 6. Convoy Lifeline of Victory
  8. 7. ["Just as Bim is about to arrange for the adoption of the baby with the spurious parents"]
    The Gumps
  9. 8. Counter Sign
    Spooky
  10. 9. Hounded
    Spooky
  11. 10. The Yanks Bring Home the Bacon.......
    Buddies
  12. 11. Jungle Job
  13. 12. ["It's not going to be April!"]
    Terry and the Pirates
  14. 13. Sound Reasoning
    Spooky
  15. 14. Groan Panes
    Spooky
  16. 15. Putting on the Dog
    Spooky
  17. 16. Air Tonic
    Spooky
  18. 17. ["Nina, I see your boy-friend Packer has another girl out riding"]
    Gasoline Alley
  19. 18. ["Gremlin City, hidden deep beneath a coastal flying field, rings with the happy shouts of the little Gremlins..."]
    The Three Little Gremlins
  20. 19. Fun for Boys
    Knickerbocker Pub. Co.
  21. 20. Get This Bomber and Secret Bomb-Sight Free
    Invention Co.
This issue was modified by, among others
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  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Dave Porta
  • Mark Q
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Daniel Thingvold