(May 1944)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1944-03-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Copyright 1944 by Dell Publishing Co., Inc.

Issue 99 1944-03-31 on-sale date per page 219, Catalog of Copyright Entries 1944 Periodicals New Series Vol 39 Pt 2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gang Busters; Terry and the Pirates; Smokey Stover; Smilin' Jack / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Chambers (signed); ?
Inks
Jim Chambers (signed); ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; aviation; crime
Characters
Smokey Stover; Spooky (a cat); Raven Sherman
Reprints

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

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

Script
Gus Edson
Pencils
Gus Edson
Inks
Gus Edson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, Mr. Gump's success is the talk of the neighborhood
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Andy Gump [Andrew Gump]; Min Gump [Minerva Gump]; Uncle Bim Gump [Benjamin Bump]; Millie Gump; Mrs. Crunch; Jay Golden Fleecer; Hortense De Stross; Major
Reprints
  • from The Gumps Sunday (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1938, by Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc."
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
Pencils
Zack Mosley
Inks
Zack Mosley
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

Job Number
P.C. 99-445
First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Sweet Dreams,' the success of our venture depends on your dusting cotton in these parts
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Dixie Lee (flashback); Downwind Jaxon; Joy Beaverduck; Bugs; Hot Foot; Gumbo Grabber (villain); Sweet Dreams (villain)
Reprints
  • from Smilin' Jack daily (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.xx.xx
Keywords
crop dusting

Indexer Notes

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

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

Terry and the Pirates / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Me no touch!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Pat Ryan; April Kane; Captain Blaze; Raven Sherman; Han
Reprints
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Um-m! Six limousines-say paying patients!
Genre
medical
Characters
Dr. Stephen Bobbs; Dr. Brad Prentice; Mrs. Spritch; Bernice; Mr. Jaundick; Mrs. Jaundick; Gloria Jaundick; Mrs. Pinkkey; Jean Pinkkey; Jan; Dr. Bloodgood; Milligan
Reprints
  • from Dr. Bobbs daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1941.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1941, King Features Syndicate, Inc."
Story contains strips dated December 9 and December 11, 1941.

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

Felix the Cat / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pat Sullivan] (credited)
Pencils
Otto Messmer ?
Inks
Otto Messmer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee Willikens! That ring I found in the curio shop
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Felix the Cat; Phyllis; Prince
Reprints
  • from Felix the Cat daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1932.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1932, King Features Syndicate, Inc."

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

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
Sakes alive, Ash, what happened?
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Sam'l Perkins [Paw]; Suzie Perkins [Maw]; Ash Perkins; Pearl; Pearl's father
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: 7)

Gasoline Alley / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nina an' I got along all right yesterday
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Jessica; Hap Ducker (first appearance); Mr. Clock; Nina Clock; Skeezix Wallet; Tops
Reprints
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.xx.xx
Keywords
farm

Indexer Notes

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

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

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
A new recruit, Sarge
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Elza Poppin; Sarge
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: 9)

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
I'd like to see Private Guppy, please
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: 10)

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
Oh, boy-I gotta date tonight
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
George Swanson [as Swan] (signed)
Inks
George Swanson [as Swan] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you can't pay that ten dollars
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."

[Tire Thieves] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Plenty of work for tow wagons nowadays
Genre
crime
Characters
Officer Feeney; Detective Jerry Regan; Detective Bob Forbush; Monk (villain)
Synopsis
Police investigate and apprehend an organized ring of car strippers.

Indexer Notes

"Based on Phillips H. Lord's famous radio feature."
"Copyright, 1944, 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, May 1944. Paid Dec. 22, 1943."

The Torch of Liberty (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Papa Latourelle; Paul Dupree
Synopsis
LE FLAMBEAU, "The Torch of Liberty," underground press, editorials by Papa Latourelle, under siege by Nazis. Alphonse Bidoux wounded. 13-year old Paul Dupree, trembling, told to slither through, carry the Torch forth. Papa L singing, grapples Nazi grenade, dies. Paul stumbles home, spills. Dad says they'll print LE FLAMBEAU. Mom suggests Paul's toy press, 4 lines of rubber type. They print 500 copies + addendum, "Papa L died singing La Marseillaise, but first thrust in our hands LE FLAMBEAU, The Torch of Liberty. Papa L, we salute you, torch in hand. We shall not let it fall."

Indexer Notes

Script credit source (Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title, compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott) states: "Torch of Liberty. text for Popular Comics, May 1944. Paid Jan. 7, 1944." ~Dave Porta

Copyright 1944 by R. S. Callender.

"Copyright Robert S. Callender" explained: Bob Callender, b. 1913, youngest child of Gene of Racine society, was an executive at Western Printing who married Wynnefred (Winifred), b. 1916, daughter of Edward H. Wadewitz, the big boss of Western Printing. ~Dave Porta

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

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
Hello Mrs. Kett! Is Etta home?
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Etta Kett; Mrs. Kett; Edward
Reprints
  • from Etta Kett Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1942.xx.xx
Keywords
birthday party

Indexer Notes

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

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

Toots and Casper / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By jove I forgot to ask Stella what show she'd like to see tonight
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Toots Hawkins; Casper Hawkins; Buttercup Hawkins; Uncle Everett; Cousin Johnny; Stella Clinker; Reggie; Teddy Hoofer; Colonel Hoofer; Joe
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: 16)

Lew Loyal / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our young friend seems quite excited
Genre
adventure; spy
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."
Includes secret message for Lew Loyal patriots.

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

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
That's a fine how-do-you-dew, Chief
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (a cat)
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1941.03.09

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1941, by News Syndicate Co., Inc."
On inside back cover in black, white and red.

Bomb's Rush (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Indexer Notes

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gang Busters; Terry and the Pirates; Smokey Stover; Smilin' Jack
  2. 1. ["Yes, Mr. Gump's success is the talk of the neighborhood"]
    The Gumps
  3. 2. ["'Sweet Dreams,' the success of our venture depends on your dusting cotton in these parts"]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. ["Me no touch!"]
    Terry and the Pirates
  5. 4. ["Um-m! Six limousines-say paying patients!"]
    Dr. Bobbs
  6. 5. ["Gee Willikens! That ring I found in the curio shop"]
    Felix the Cat
  7. 6. ["Sakes alive, Ash, what happened?"]
    Polly and her Pals
  8. 7. ["Nina an' I got along all right yesterday"]
    Gasoline Alley
  9. 8. ["A new recruit, Sarge"]
    Elza Poppin
  10. 9. ["I'd like to see Private Guppy, please"]
    Elza Poppin
  11. 10. ["Oh, boy-I gotta date tonight"]
    Elza Poppin
  12. 11. ["If you can't pay that ten dollars"]
    Elza Poppin
  13. 12. [Tire Thieves]
    Gang Busters
  14. 13. The Torch of Liberty
  15. 14. ["Hello Mrs. Kett! Is Etta home?"]
    Etta Kett
  16. 15. ["By jove I forgot to ask Stella what show she'd like to see tonight"]
    Toots and Casper
  17. 16. ["Our young friend seems quite excited"]
    Lew Loyal
  18. 17. ["That's a fine how-do-you-dew, Chief"]
    Smokey Stover
  19. 18. Bomb's Rush
    Spooky
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