(March 1944)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1944-01-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine
Editing
?

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1944, New Series, Volume 39, Number 1. Class B periodical. p. 81. Copyright registration number B 617945.

[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]; Pat Ryan; Smokey Stover

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

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
Chester, my boy, do you know what day tomorrow is?
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Chester Gump; Uncle Bim Gump [Benjamin Gump]
Reprints
  • from The Gumps Sunday (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938-02-13
Keywords
Valentines Day

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

Job Number
P.C.#97-443
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jack, th' whole world seems suddenly changed--
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Dixie Lee; Downwind Jaxon; Fat Stuff; Joy Beaverduck
Synopsis
After Jack spurns her advances, Joy decides to set a new altitude record for gliding. Despite Jack and Downwind's warnings, she dives into a thunderhead and her glider is torn apart. She parachutes down, but lands hard and is injured. Jack has to fly her to the hospital, despite not having a pilot's license. Joy needs a blood transfusion and the only one with her blood type is Dixie Lee.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1940, by Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate Co., Inc."

[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)
Inks
Milton Caniff (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I must have been blind not to have sensed what was coming!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Pat Ryan; April Kane; Captain Blaze; Cheery Blaze (in a sack); Hiawawaw; Pokyhontus; Sittee Bulee; Twiddle-Wit; Cue-Ball (villain); Singh-Singh (villain)
Reprints
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940-XX-XX
Keywords
China; opium

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you girls mind if I stop in?
Genre
humor; domestic; drama
Characters
Ferdinand; Hope; Jessica; Nina Clock; Skeezix 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."

["Protection" Racket] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Gaylord Du Bois (sourced) (Entry states: "Gang Busters. 6p. For Popular Comics, Mar. 1944. Paid Oct. 13, 1943.")
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a bomb! I saw de guy throw it!
Genre
crime
Characters
Detective Murdock [also as Samuel Moskowitz]; Mr. Goodman; Mr. Perrin; Sgt. Lynch; Gunner (villain); Nick (villain)
Synopsis
Jewish tailors are targeted to pay. They won't cooperate with police. Detective Murdock goes undercover as "Sam Moskowitz," Dry Cleaners proprietor. The mobsters and their boss fight it out with the law. They all die, except the boss, who survives to stand trial, but as a hopeless cripple.

Indexer Notes

"Based on Phillips H. Lord's famous radio feature."
"Copr. 1944 by Phillips H. Lord Inc."

The Jailbird and Bonnie Lass (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Beth Walsh; Rose Walsh; Lt. Tom Walsh; Bonnie Lass (a dog); Lefty Puglio (villain, death)
Synopsis
Beth Walsh pleads with Tom to stay home, fearing that Puglio, having broken jail and sworn to get even with Tom for putting him in jail, may harm Baby Rose, but Tom trusts Bonnie Lass, their snow white Collie will be protection enough, and heads out to the station house. Puglio kidnaps Baby Rose. Tom and Bonnie Lass give pursuit. Cornered, Puglio threatens the baby, Tom drops his gun, Puglio pulls his, but Bonnie Lass charges in the nick of time, biting Puglio, who drops the baby and his gun before falling down the ravine to his death.

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1944, by R. S. Callender."

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: "The Jailbird and Bonnie Lass. text for Popular Comics, Mar. 1944."

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

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
Nag, nag, mornin', noon an' night.
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Ash [Ashur Perkins]; Sam'l Perkins [Paw]; Suzie Perkins [Maw]; Kitty (a cat)
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: 8)

Dr. Bobbs / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Elliott Caplin (credited as Elliot)
Pencils
Jay McArdle (credited as McArdle)
Inks
Jay McArdle (credited as McArdle)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I passed the crisis at 2 this morning
Genre
medical
Characters
Dr. Stephen Bobbs; Dr. Ernest Rennick; Dr. Luana Higgans; Dr. Van Curtsey; Mary; Professor Parchisi; Slapsy McGonigle
Reprints
  • from Dr. Bobbs daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1941.11.xx
Keywords
Bubnoic Plague; Wigglesworth Hospital

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1941, King Features Syndicate, Inc."
Story includes strips dated November 26 and November 27, 1941.

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

Etta Kett / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's Hank and his girl!
Genre
domestic; military; teen; humor
Characters
Etta Kett; Hank; Jeff; Mr. Kett
Reprints
  • from Etta Kett Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942-XX-XX
Keywords
Air-Raid Warden; blackout

Indexer Notes

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

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

Elza Poppin / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
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."

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

Elza Poppin / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Elza, my secretary is away on leave
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Elza Poppin
Reprints
  • from Elza Poppin daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

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

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

Elza Poppin / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Not me-Elza's invited me over to dinner tonight
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Elza Poppin
Reprints
  • from Elza Poppin daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

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

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

Elza Poppin / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Glad you're helping out
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Elza Poppin
Reprints
  • from Elza Poppin daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

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

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

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
I'm the luckiest man in the world
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Toots Hawkins; Casper Hawkins; Alfred Skidder; Cousin Johnny; Stella Clinker
Synopsis
Toots and Casper scheme to break up Cousin Johnny and Stella Clinker before she can steal all his money.
Reprints
  • from Toots and Casper daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

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

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

Lew Loyal / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Milt Youngren (credited)
Pencils
Milt Youngren (credited)
Inks
Milt Youngren (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The job is done
Genre
adventure
Characters
Lew Loyal; Betsy; Uncle Mack
Reprints
  • from Lew Loyal Sunday (The Chicago Tribune) 1940-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1940, by The Chicago Tribune."

[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
So your cousin's number come up, hey, Smoke?
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1941-01-05
Keywords
Camp Stool

Indexer Notes

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

Smilin' Jack to the Rescue (Table of Contents: 17)

Smilin' Jack / text story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; aviation; war
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Fat Stuff
Synopsis
Jack scolds Fat Stuff for burning newspapers and old cartoons instead of recycling them for the war effort.

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 77: "Smilin' Jack to the Rescue. 1p. For Popular Comics, Mar. 1944."

How to Save Your Paper for Easy Handling (Table of Contents: 18)

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Information about how to bundle your paper products for use in the war effort.

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

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
Come in, Smokey
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Major Bedd; Spooky (a cat)
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1941-06-08

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smilin' Jack
  2. 1. ["Chester, my boy, do you know what day tomorrow is?"]
    The Gumps
  3. 2. ["Jack, th' whole world seems suddenly changed--"]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. ["I must have been blind not to have sensed what was coming!"]
    Terry and the Pirates
  5. 4. ["Do you girls mind if I stop in?"]
    Gasoline Alley
  6. 5. ["Protection" Racket]
    Gang Busters
  7. 6. The Jailbird and Bonnie Lass
  8. 7. ["Nag, nag, mornin', noon an' night."]
    Polly and Her Pals
  9. 8. ["I passed the crisis at 2 this morning"]
    Dr. Bobbs
  10. 9. ["There's Hank and his girl!"]
    Etta Kett
  11. 10. ["Oh, dear - I lost $5.00 on the camp grounds"]
    Elza Poppin
  12. 11. ["Elza, my secretary is away on leave"]
    Elza Poppin
  13. 12. ["Not me-Elza's invited me over to dinner tonight"]
    Elza Poppin
  14. 13. ["Glad you're helping out"]
    Elza Poppin
  15. 14. ["I'm the luckiest man in the world"]
    Toots and Casper
  16. 15. ["The job is done"]
    Lew Loyal
  17. 16. ["So your cousin's number come up, hey, Smoke?"]
    Smokey Stover
  18. 17. Smilin' Jack to the Rescue
    Smilin' Jack
  19. 18. How to Save Your Paper for Easy Handling
  20. 19. ["Come in, Smokey"]
    Smokey Stover
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