(October 1943)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-09-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Printer
Printed in U. S. A.
Editing
George Delacorte (credited as G. T. Delacorte Jr.) (president); Helen Meyer (credited as H. Meyer) (vice-president); Margarita Delacorte (credited) (secretary)

Issue Notes

Published monthly and copyright 1943 by Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 149 Madison Avenue, New York 16, N. Y.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Bobbs; Gasoline Alley; Polly and Her Pals; Smilin' Jack; Smokey Stover; Terry and the Pirates / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; aviation; drama
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Madam Mongoose; Kitty (a cat); Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (a cat); Dr. Stephen Bobbs; Mountain Music Malone; Skeezix Wallet; Nina Clock

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This army life is a cinch
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Grin and Bear It daily (Chicago Times, Inc.) 1941-02-17, 1942-01-29, 1942-02-07, 1941-08-08

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

Job Number
P.C.#92-4310
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Honey Lamb! Uncle Theon welcomes you!
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Fat Stuff; Downwind Jaxon [also as Uncle Theon]; Dixie Lee; Southy; Dome; Milt; Madam Mongoose (villain); Musclebound (villain); Dark Eyes (villain); The Head (cameo flashback, villain)
Synopsis
Jack and Downwind attend the Diplomats Ball, but so does Madam Mongoose. She has Jack and Downwind abducted and flown to her headquarters, where they find Dixie Lee busy folding leaflets, oblivious to their anti-American content. Madam Mongoose turns out to be an associate of Jack's old foe, The Head, and she plans to eliminate Jack, Downwind and Dixie by taking them into the stratosphere in an unpressurized plane, where they will die from lack of oxygen. The plane ices up and crashes, but Jack, Downwind, Mary and Madam Mongoose all survive. Madam Mongoose escapes while Jack is going for help.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Dr. Bobbs / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Randy Elliott (credited as Elliott)
Pencils
Jay McArdle (credited as McArdle) (signed as Jay M) (see notes)
Inks
Jay McArdle (credited as McArdle) (signed as Jay M) (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Going to a baseball game to relax, Dr. Bobbs' medical curiosity is aroused
Genre
medical
Characters
Dr. Stephen Bobbs; Dr. Haines; Mountain Music Malone; Mr. Snitch; Mr. McSnick; Nurse Blossom; Slapsy McGonigle
Reprints
  • from Dr. Bobbs daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1941-08-30, 1941-09-XX, 1941-09-08, 1941-09-XX, 1941-09-12, 1941-09-XX, 1941-09-15 [See notes.]
Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1941, King Features Syndicate, Inc.

The story includes strips dated August 30, September 8, September 12, and September 15, 1941.

McArdle's signature shows up on the third panel on the last page.

The Black Market Gang (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Mark Welty; Dan; Darcy; Mr. Doane; Martha Doane; Tony Lugos (villain); Mac (villain)
Keywords
OPA

Indexer Notes

Based on Phillips H. Lord's famous radio feature.
Copyright 1943 by Phillips H. Lord, Incorporated.

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

Elza Poppin / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Swanson (signed as Swan)
Inks
George Swanson (signed as Swan)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where's Private Sims?
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Elza Poppin; Private Sims; Sarge; Joe
Reprints
  • from Elza Poppin daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942-01-05, 1941-01-01, 1941-12-31, 1941-01-02, 1942-01-07

Indexer Notes

Five Elza Poppin cartoon strips.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Klang sees two official invader cars coming into the valley
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Lee; Pat Ryan; Big Stoop; Connie [George Webster Confucius]; April Kane; Deeth Crispin; Dragon Lady; Klang (villain)
Reprints
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940-XX-XX - 1940-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1940 by the News Syndicate Co. Inc.

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

The Gumps / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gus Edson (credited)
Pencils
Gus Edson (signed)
Inks
Gus Edson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Woe is me!
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Andy Gump [Andrew Gump]; Hortense De Stross; Uncle Bim Gump [Benjamin Gump; also as Alexander Gump]
Reprints
  • from The Gumps Sunday (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938-04-10

Indexer Notes

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

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

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
--and now three turns to the right-
Genre
humor
Characters
Spooky; Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1941-06-22
Keywords
False Alarm Fire Department

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1941, by News Syndicate Co., Inc.

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

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
Well, burn my britches!
Genre
humor
Characters
Spooky; Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover daily (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1941-XX-XX, 1941-10-13
Keywords
False Alarm Fire Department

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1941, by News Syndicate Co., Inc.

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

Etta Kett / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Robinson (credited, signed)
Pencils
Paul Robinson (credited, signed)
Inks
Paul Robinson (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Dad! I hear you're an air-raid warden!
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Etta Kett; Bill Todd; Biff; Mr. Kett; Mrs. Kett
Reprints
  • from Etta Kett Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942-02-15
  • 1942-02-22, 1942-03-01

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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

Polly and Her Pals / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett (credited)
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett (signed)
Inks
Cliff Sterrett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm glad you chucked that horrid, old, hall hat-rack, Polly.
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Polly Perkins; Sam'l Perkins [Paw]; Suzie Perkins [Maw]; Kitty (a cat)
Reprints
  • from Polly and Her Pals Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942-03-29

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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

Polly and Her Pals / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett (credited)
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett (signed)
Inks
Cliff Sterrett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wild hosses couldn't make me tell how I got this black eye, Uncle Sam'l
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Polly Perkins; Sam'l Perkins [Paw]; Suzie Perkins [Maw]; Kitty (a cat); Ash [Ashur Perkins]; Carrie; Gertrude [as Angel]; Maggie
Reprints
  • from Polly and Her Pals Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942-04-05

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, Inc.

Through Fire and Snow (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Jenney (signed as RLJ)
Inks
Bob Jenney (signed as RLJ)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Ken Barclay; Yvonne Barclay; Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1943 by R. S. Callender.

Foreign Entanglements (Table of Contents: 14)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / 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
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky; Fenwick Flooky
Reprints
  • from Spooky Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940-09-15

Indexer Notes

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

Lid Astray (Table of Contents: 15)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / 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
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky; Fenwick Flooky; Eddie Skimmer
Reprints
  • from Spooky Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940-10-20

Indexer Notes

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

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

Toots and Casper / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jimmy Murphy (credited)
Pencils
Jimmy Murphy (credited)
Inks
Jimmy Murphy (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's the door-bell, Casper!
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Toots Hawkins; Casper Hawkins; Buttercup Hawkins; Colonel Hoofer; Sophie Hoofer; Aunt Clara
Synopsis
Since Aunt Clara can't bring Buttercup to them, Toots and Casper make a trip to her house to pick him up.
Reprints
  • from Toots and Casper Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942-XX-XX - 1942-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, 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
Skeezix, I knew you thought it was Larry we saw in the car yesterday.
Genre
humor; domestic; drama
Characters
Skeezix Wallet; Nina Clock; Walt Wallet; Jessica; Larry Packer
Synopsis
Larry and Jessica break up.
Reprints
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938-01-21 - 1938-02-01

Indexer Notes

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

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

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
No wonder our vacuum cleaner broke down, Smokey
Genre
humor
Characters
Spooky; Cookie Stover; Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1941-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Copr. 1941, by News Syndicate Co., Inc.

Boy! It's Sure Easy to Write Love Letters Now! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Get This Greatest Laugh Book (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Larch Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Help Uncle Sam (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

X-Acto; Crescent Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dr. Bobbs; Gasoline Alley; Polly and Her Pals; Smilin' Jack; Smokey Stover; Terry and the Pirates
  2. 1. ["This army life is a cinch"]
    Grin and Bear It
  3. 2. ["Honey Lamb! Uncle Theon welcomes you!"]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. ["Going to a baseball game to relax, Dr. Bobbs' medical curiosity is aroused"]
    Dr. Bobbs
  5. 4. The Black Market Gang
    Gang Busters
  6. 5. ["Where's Private Sims?"]
    Elza Poppin
  7. 6. ["Klang sees two official invader cars coming into the valley"]
    Terry and the Pirates
  8. 7. ["Woe is me!"]
    The Gumps
  9. 8. ["--and now three turns to the right-"]
    Smokey Stover
  10. 9. ["Well, burn my britches!"]
    Smokey Stover
  11. 10. ["Oh, Dad! I hear you're an air-raid warden!"]
    Etta Kett
  12. 11. ["I'm glad you chucked that horrid, old, hall hat-rack, Polly."]
    Polly and Her Pals
  13. 12. ["Wild hosses couldn't make me tell how I got this black eye, Uncle Sam'l"]
    Polly and Her Pals
  14. 13. Through Fire and Snow
  15. 14. Foreign Entanglements
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  16. 15. Lid Astray
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  17. 16. ["There's the door-bell, Casper!"]
    Toots and Casper
  18. 17. ["Skeezix, I knew you thought it was Larry we saw in the car yesterday."]
    Gasoline Alley
  19. 18. ["No wonder our vacuum cleaner broke down, Smokey"]
    Smokey Stover
  20. 19. Boy! It's Sure Easy to Write Love Letters Now!
    Stravon Publishers
  21. 20. Get This Greatest Laugh Book
    Larch Publications
  22. 21. Help Uncle Sam
    X-Acto; Crescent Products Co.
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