(January 1944)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-12-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Albert P. Delacorte

Issue Notes

editing credit from this issue's statement of ownership

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Smilin' Jack / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Smokey Stover; Captain Blaze; Pat Ryan

Boy! Oh! Boy! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Joe Bonomo / advertisement / 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

Job Number
P.C.#95-441
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wish Joy would fall for a man like Jack instead of those...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Dixie Lee; Downwind Jaxon; Fat Stuff; Joy Beaverduck; Kathleen; Mr. Beaverduck; Mr. Widdle; Bottles (villain)
Synopsis
Joy's father puts Jack in charge of her aviation activities. Joy tries a little romance on Jack, but he spurns her because he's still in love with Dixie. Since Dixie won't marry Jack until she regains her sight, Joy comes up with a plot to make Jack lose his pilot's license and keep him from raising money for Dixie's operation.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Copyright, 1940, by News Syndicate Co. Inc."
Story includes a strip dated May 19, 1940.

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

Terry and the Pirates / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Milton Caniff (credited)
Pencils
Milton Caniff (credited and signed)
Inks
Milton Caniff (credited and signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you've learned the part of Portia
Genre
adventure
Characters
Pat Ryan; April Kane; Captain Blaze [also as Grand Eyeyam]; Cheery Blaze; Singh-Singh (villain)
Reprints
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

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

Blood on the Harbor (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
Earl Newcomb; Peder Knudsen
Keywords
Nazis

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1943, by R. S. Callender."

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

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

Script
Elliot Caplin [as Elliot] (credited)
Pencils
Jim McArdle [as McArdle] (credited and signed)
Inks
Jim McArdle [as McArdle] (credited and signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Remove Dr. Higgans to the isolation ward, immediately!
Genre
medical
Characters
Dr. Stephen Bobbs; Carrie Wigglesworth; Dr. Ernest Rennick; Dr. Luana Higgans; Dr. Van Curtsey
Reprints
  • from Dr. Bobbs daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1941.10.29
  • from Dr. Bobbs daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1941.11.01
  • from Dr. Bobbs daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1941.11.04
  • from Dr. Bobbs daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1941.11.06
  • from Dr. Bobbs daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1941.11.07
  • from Dr. Bobbs daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1941.11.09
Keywords
Bubnoic Plague; Carrie B. Wigglesworth Hospital

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1941, King Features Syndicate, Inc."

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bye, Dad! It's the office picnic
Genre
humor; domestic; military
Characters
Etta Kett; Jimmy; Mr. Kett; Mrs. Kett
Reprints
  • from Etta Kett Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942.04.12
  • from Etta Kett Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942.04.26
  • from Etta Kett Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1942 King Features Syndicate, Inc."

Hoppy X-Mas (Table of Contents: 7)

Spooky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (a cat); Fenwick Flooky
Reprints
  • from Spooky Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.12.22
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1940, by News Syndicate Co., 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
Jiminy Christmas!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Forrest Phire
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.12.15
Keywords
Christmas; fire department

Indexer Notes

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

Christmas Holidaze (Table of Contents: 9)

Spooky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman
Pencils
Bill Holman
Inks
Bill Holman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (a cat); Fenwick Flooky
Reprints
  • from Spooky Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1939.12.24
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

"Copyright, 1939, by News Syndicate Co., Inc."

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

Grin and Bear It / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Grin and Bear It daily (Chicago Times, Inc.) 1941.07.13
  • from Grin and Bear It daily (Chicago Times, Inc.) 1941.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

Five single panel cartoons.
"© 1941 Chicago Times, Inc."

[Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.] (Table of Contents: 11)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Helen Meyer
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are you going to sit up all night with that detective story, Ma?
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.) 1942.05.17

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, Inc."

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't fergit you met all these people at the Tinkers' tea, Paw
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Sam'l Perkins [Paw]; Suzie Perkins [Maw]; Mr. Meadows; Mrs. Hicks; Mr. Tinker
Reprints
  • from Polly and Her Pals Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, Inc."

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Still hitting on all cylinders!
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Andy Gump [Andrew Gump]; Uncle Bim Gump [Benjamin Gump]
Reprints
  • from The Gumps Sunday (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.01.02
Keywords
New Year's Day

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1938, by Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc."
Some of the dates toward the top of the strip were changed to 1943, but the eighth panel still has the original strip date of 1938 and the tenth panel refers to 1937.

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

Elza Poppin / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Sarge is sure sore
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Elza Poppin; Sarge
Reprints
  • from Elza Poppin daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942.01.29
Keywords
Camp Bang

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, Inc."

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

Elza Poppin / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yeah, fellas
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Elza Poppin
Reprints
  • from Elza Poppin daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942.01.30
Keywords
Camp Bang

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, Inc."

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

Elza Poppin / cartoon / 0.34 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brr-I'm nearly froze on sentry duty
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Elza Poppin; Ed; Frank
Reprints
  • from Elza Poppin daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942.02.02
Keywords
Camp Bang

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, Inc."

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

Elza Poppin / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Telegram for Private Twirp
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Elza Poppin; Private Twirp
Reprints
  • from Elza Poppin daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942.02.03
Keywords
Camp Bang

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, Inc."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Elza Poppin / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, dear - I lost $5.00 on the camp grounds
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Elza Poppin
Reprints
  • from Elza Poppin daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942.xx.xx
Keywords
Camp Bang

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, Inc."

[Department Store Crooks] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't move a muscle, or it's lights out for you, brother!
Genre
crime
Characters
Lt. Robey; Officer Downey; Officer Marston; Sgt. Bell; Sgt. Ryan

Indexer Notes

"Based on Phillips H. Lord's famous radio feature."
"Copr. 1943 by Phillips H. Lord Inc."

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 77: "Gang Busters. 6p. For Popular Comics, Jan. 1944."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

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
This is where my friend, 'Tiny Fella', the midget, lives
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Toots Hawkins; Casper Hawkins; Buttercup Hawkins; Mr. McRuff; Mugsy McRuff; Tiny Fella; Uncle Everett
Synopsis
Tiny Fella helps Buttercup with a bully problem.
Reprints
  • from Toots and Casper Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942.08.23
  • from Toots and Casper Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942.08.30
Keywords
bully

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1942, King Features Syndicate, Inc."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Frank King [as King] (credited)
Pencils
Frank King [as King] (credited and signed)
Inks
Frank King [as King] (credited and signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I haven't a thing against Nina
Genre
drama; humor; domestic
Characters
Nina Clock; Skeezix Wallet; Walt Wallet
Reprints
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1938, by Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc."
Story includes strips dated February 26, February 28 and March 1, 1938.

Cat with the Goods (Table of Contents: 23)

Spooky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

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

Free! With This Amazing Offer (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Invention Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Free 150 Power Microscope (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Will Train You at Home for Vital Jobs Now Open in Radio (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smilin' Jack
  2. 1. Boy! Oh! Boy!
    Joe Bonomo
  3. 2. ["I wish Joy would fall for a man like Jack instead of those..."]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. ["So you've learned the part of Portia"]
    Terry and the Pirates
  5. 4. Blood on the Harbor
  6. 5. ["Remove Dr. Higgans to the isolation ward, immediately!"]
    Dr. Bobbs
  7. 6. ["Bye, Dad! It's the office picnic"]
    Etta Kett
  8. 7. Hoppy X-Mas
    Spooky
  9. 8. ["Jiminy Christmas!"]
    Smokey Stover
  10. 9. Christmas Holidaze
    Spooky
  11. 10. ["Well!"]
    Grin and Bear It
  12. 11. [Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.]
  13. 12. ["Are you going to sit up all night with that detective story, Ma?"]
    Polly and Her Pals
  14. 13. ["Don't fergit you met all these people at the Tinkers' tea, Paw"]
    Polly and Her Pals
  15. 14. ["Still hitting on all cylinders!"]
    The Gumps
  16. 15. ["The Sarge is sure sore"]
    Elza Poppin
  17. 16. ["Yeah, fellas"]
    Elza Poppin
  18. 17. ["Brr-I'm nearly froze on sentry duty"]
    Elza Poppin
  19. 18. ["Telegram for Private Twirp"]
    Elza Poppin
  20. 19. ["Oh, dear - I lost $5.00 on the camp grounds"]
    Elza Poppin
  21. 20. [Department Store Crooks]
    Gang Busters
  22. 21. ["This is where my friend, 'Tiny Fella', the midget, lives"]
    Toots and Casper
  23. 22. ["I haven't a thing against Nina"]
    Gasoline Alley
  24. 23. Cat with the Goods
    Spooky
  25. 24. Free! With This Amazing Offer
    Invention Company
  26. 25. Free 150 Power Microscope
    Metro Publications
  27. 26. I Will Train You at Home for Vital Jobs Now Open in Radio
    National Radio Institute
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