(August 1944)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1944-06-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Copyright 1944 by Dell Publishing Co., Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; aviation; crime
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Pat Ryan; Raven Sherman

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

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
Was that another pesky peddler
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Cookie Stover; Spooky (a cat)
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1941.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1941, by News Syndicate Co. 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 (signed); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Inks
Zack Mosley (signed); Boody Rogers (art assistant)
Colors
?
Letters
Boody Rogers

Job Number
P.C. 102-448
First Line of Dialogue or Text
--But, Dixie--The survivors of the medical expedition...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Dixie Lee; Dolores; Downwind Jaxon; Fat Stuff; Joy Beaverduck; More Stuff; Skinnyatlas; Young Stuff; Woo Woo Bali; D-T (villain); K-9 (villain); Q-P (villain); Tepid Fahrenheit (villain); The Eye (villain)
Synopsis
Dixie leaves to see her husband, who is in the hospital, and Jack is broken-hearted. Downwind organizes a group of young ladies as "Sixth Columnists" to fight "Fifth Columnists." Enemy spy "The Eye" targets Downwind and sends Miss Fahrenheit to lure him to his headquarters.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1940, by 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
Ye done well, fer a Londsmon, Loddie!
Genre
adventure
Characters
April Kane; Captain Blaze; Pat Ryan; Raven Sherman; Han (villain)
Reprints
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1940.xx.xx
Keywords
Cholera

Indexer Notes

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

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

Elza Poppin / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? [as Olsen and Johnson] (credited)
Pencils
George Swanson
Inks
George Swanson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You parachutists will jump at 15000 ft
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: 5)

Elza Poppin / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? [as Olsen and Johnson] (credited)
Pencils
George Swanson
Inks
George Swanson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's another load, Joe
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Elza Poppin; Joe
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: 6)

Elza Poppin / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? [as Olsen and Johnson] (credited)
Pencils
George Swanson
Inks
George Swanson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whew - me a mechanic in the motor-division
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Elza Poppin; Steve
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: 7)

Elza Poppin / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? [as Olsen and Johnson] (credited)
Pencils
George Swanson
Inks
George Swanson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hm - nice going on for a sentry
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Elza Poppin; Eddie; Private Smith
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: 8)

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

Script
Elliot Caplin
Pencils
Jay McArdle
Inks
Jay McArdle
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What did it, Ed
Genre
medical
Characters
Dr. Stephen Bobbs; Carrie Wigglesworth; Dr. Bloodgood; Dr. Van Curtsey; Lenore Pinkkey; Mrs. Pinkkey; Nurse Norman; Slapsy McGonigle; Ed; Martin; Jan; Tommy Trent
Reprints
  • from Dr. Bobbs daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1941.xx.xx
Keywords
Carrie B. Wigglesworth Hospital

Indexer Notes

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

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

Felix the Cat / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fine prize they handed me at that bridge
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Felix the Cat; Mr. Billington Boo; Mrs. Boo
Reprints
  • from Felix the Cat daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1932.xx.xx
Keywords
camping

Indexer Notes

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

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

Smokey Stover / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yippee, Pop
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Earl Stover; Hammy Webber
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate Co., Inc.) 1941.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

"Copyright 1941, by News Syndicate Co. Inc."
Strip has a date of "August the 9th", which would make it a 1942 strip since the 9th is a Saturday in 1941. Copyright date shown is 1941.

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

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
Hey! Wot th' sam hill happened?
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Sam'l Perkins [Paw]; Suzie Perkins [Maw]; Kitty (a cat)
Reprints
  • from Polly and Her Pals Sunday (King Features, Inc.) 1942.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1942 King Features, Inc."

[House 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
Tom Runyon!
Genre
crime
Characters
Tom Runyon; Bertha Runyon; Phil; Brady; Senator Ellis Harriman; Hammond (death); Mike Vorisk (villain); Blackie (villain); Shorty (villain); Babe (villain)
Synopsis
Babe and Blackie burn a house to destroy any evidence they left. The swag, a wrist-watch, is peanuts. Mike the fence heps them to bigger things: Senator Harriman's stamp collection. They and a third man go there. With a crowbar Babe kills the butler who surprised them. They burn the place, absconding with the collection and a thousand three-cent stamps. A clerk calls headquarters when Babe tries to sell some of the stamps Mike had refused. Fingerprints lead to Mike, and the entire crew of boys and fence are taken. Criminals always slip up. Crime doesn't pay.

Indexer Notes

"Based on Phillips H. Lord's famous radio feature."
"Copr., 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 78: "Gang Busters. 6p. For Popular Comics, Aug. 1944."

At the Edge of the Pit (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
Lt. Graves; Joe Benway; Dutch Heinrich (death)
Synopsis
Young Joe saves the downed plane and it's crew, and offers them hospitality until his dad gets back and can pull their plane from the pit's edge. He returns to the plane, saving it again, now from a Nazi-sympathizing crackpot neighbor, with whom he struggles. The crackpot spilled gasoline on himself in the struggle, and when he overpowers Joe and lights a match to the plane, he himself also catches fire, then tumbles over the edge of the pit, and breaks his neck at the bottom. Joe puts out the fire to the plane and is highly praised by the crew for saving their craft, praise he values highly.

Indexer Notes

Copyright 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 78: "At the Edge of the Pit. text for Popular Comics, Aug. 1944."

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

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
That's swell, Skeezix
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Skeezix Wallet; Nina Clock; Hap Ducker; Lola; Ferdinand; Jessica
Reprints
  • from Gasoline Alley daily (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.07.12 - 1938.07.22

Indexer Notes

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

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

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
Don't be a droop!
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Etta Kett; Jigger White; Mr. Kett
Reprints
  • from Etta Kett Sunday (King Features, Inc.) 1942.05.17
Keywords
table tennis

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1942, King Features, Inc."

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

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
Tiny, it was nice of you...
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Toots Hawkins; Casper Hawkins; Buttercup Hawkins; Colonel Hoofer; Sophie Hoofer; Tiny Fella
Reprints
  • from Toots and Casper daily (King Features, Inc.) 1942.xx.xx

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1942, King Features, Inc."

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

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
Humph! Patting herself on the back...
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Hortense De Stross; Jay Golden Fleecer; Millie Gump; Tilda; Uncle Bim Gump [Benjamin Gump]
Reprints
  • from The Gumps Sunday (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.xx.xx
Keywords
stock market

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1938, by Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc."
On inside back cover in black, white and red.

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

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
It has happened, Slither!
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Major Force; Slither; Uncle Bim Gump [Benjamin Gump]
Reprints
  • from The Gumps Sunday (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1938.xx.xx
Keywords
stock market

Indexer Notes

"Copr. 1938, by Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc."
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Smilin' Jack; Terry and the Pirates; Smokey Stover; Gang Busters
  2. 1. ["Was that another pesky peddler"]
    Smokey Stover
  3. 2. ["--But, Dixie--The survivors of the medical expedition..."]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. ["Ye done well, fer a Londsmon, Loddie!"]
    Terry and the Pirates
  5. 4. ["You parachutists will jump at 15000 ft"]
    Elza Poppin
  6. 5. ["Here's another load, Joe"]
    Elza Poppin
  7. 6. ["Whew - me a mechanic in the motor-division"]
    Elza Poppin
  8. 7. ["Hm - nice going on for a sentry"]
    Elza Poppin
  9. 8. ["What did it, Ed"]
    Dr. Bobbs
  10. 9. ["A fine prize they handed me at that bridge"]
    Felix the Cat
  11. 10. ["Yippee, Pop"]
    Smokey Stover
  12. 11. ["Hey! Wot th' sam hill happened?"]
    Polly and her Pals
  13. 12. [House Thieves]
    Gang Busters
  14. 13. At the Edge of the Pit
  15. 14. ["That's swell, Skeezix"]
    Gasoline Alley
  16. 15. ["Don't be a droop!"]
    Etta Kett
  17. 16. ["Tiny, it was nice of you..."]
    Toots and Casper
  18. 17. ["Humph! Patting herself on the back..."]
    The Gumps
  19. 18. ["It has happened, Slither!"]
    The Gumps
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