(December 1945)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1945
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co. Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine [circle]
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

[Partners in Crime] (Table of Contents)

Felix the Cat / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Felix the Cat; Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Terry Lee; Smokey Stover; holdup man; milkman
Synopsis
Felix commits an uncharacteristic "crime of opportunity" when a milkman is held up outside his window.
Keywords
crime of opportunity; holdup; milk; uncharacteristic behavior

Indexer Notes

Insets of Terry Lee, Smilin' Jack, and Smokey Stover.

[And, The Answer Is...] (Table of Contents: 1)

Polly and Her Pals / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett (signed)
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett (signed)
Inks
Cliff Sterrett (signed)
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Cliff Sterrett (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are the most popular prepared drinks in the world?
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Kitty; Ash Perkins; Sam'l Perkins
Synopsis
Paw's nephew Ash stumps him with a trivia question.
Reprints
  • from Polly and Her Pals Sundays (King Features) 1942-xx-xx
Keywords
newspaper strip reprint; questions and answers; quiz show; radio; trickery; wager

Indexer Notes

Black, white, and red on inside front cover.

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

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley
Pencils
Zack Mosley
Inks
Zack Mosley
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Boody Rogers

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Quick, Jack! Jump in Toemain's plane -- I'll try to hold them off while you start it!!
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Downwind Jaxon; Smilin' Jack [Jack Martin]; Cindy Cider; Catize (death); Snake-Bite; Toemain
Synopsis
Cindy and Jack escape from Toemain. Toemain retaliates with an air strike on Jack's oil pump station.
Reprints
Keywords
air strike; aviation; decapitation; escape; jungle setting; newspaper strip reprint; oil; planes

Indexer Notes

The Sunday page of July 20, 1941 appears on pages 1 and 2. The Sunday page of July 27, 1941 appears on pages 4 and 5. The Sunday page of August 3, 1941 appears in part on pages 7.

Attempting to kill an escaping Jack and Cindy, Toemain's "chief executioner" Catize loses his head to the propellor of Jack's plane.

Zack Mosley's signature does not appear on these strip reprints.

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

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

Script
Milton Caniff (signed)
Pencils
Milton Caniff (signed)
Inks
Milton Caniff (signed)
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Frank Engli

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hu Shee!... I thought you were ready to leave on the raid into the invader lines!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Lee; Hu Shee; Tang; Dr. Ping [The Blue Tiger]; Bucky Wing; Lin Sun; Hugo (camel)
Synopsis
Tang betrays the Chinese soldiers.
Reprints
  • from Terry and the Pirates daily (Chicago Tribune) 1941-xx-xx - 1941-xx-xx
Keywords
newspaper strip reprint

[Only a Fish in a Gilded Cage] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oboy! - Yippee! - Yow! - This calls for action - I gotta get pop on the phone right away!
Feature Logo
Smokey Stover [Firehose]
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Earl Stover; Spooky (cat)
Synopsis
Uncle Cole Stover has sent Earl a present requiring both a fishbowl and a birdcage.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sundays (Chicago Tribune) 1942-xx-xx
Keywords
birdcage; fishbowl; newspaper strip reprint; surprise gift

[Toy Wars] (Table of Contents: 5)

Felix the Cat / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Messmer
Pencils
Otto Messmer
Inks
Otto Messmer
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Otto Messmer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Safe through the tunnel
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Felix the Cat; three mice; Danny Dooit
Synopsis
A trio of food filching mice battle Felix by employing Danny's toys against the cat.
Keywords
billiard set; cat; cheese; lasso; mice; newspaper strip reprint; rolling pin; toy tank; toy train; winter setting; working-at-cross-purposes

[Driven to Distraction] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Flop Family / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Swanson
Pencils
George Swanson
Inks
George Swanson
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
George Swanson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll surprise Helen and give her another driving lesson this afternoon
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Philander Flop; Helen Flop
Synopsis
Helen has some problems with the car. Burglaries increase in the neighborhood.
Reprints
  • from The Flop Family weekdays (King Features) 1944-xx-xx
Keywords
burglaries; driving lessons; newspaper strip reprint

Indexer Notes

Three weekday strips make up a full page.

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

Dr. Bobbs / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Elliott Caplin
Pencils
Jay McArdle
Inks
Jay McArdle
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! Doc! Wait fer baby!
Genre
drama; medical
Characters
Dr. Stephen Bobbs; Blake Gilbert; Slapsy McGonigle; Dr. Lightfoot; Marco Amalfi; Mama Amalfi; Blackie
Synopsis
Dr. Bobbs opens a clinic on the rundown East side of town.
Reprints
  • from Doctor Bobbs Sundays (King Features) 1942-xx-xx - 1942-xx-xx
Keywords
clinic; newspaper strip reprint

[Jewel Robbery Gang] (Table of Contents: 8)

Gang Busters / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois (sourced) (Entry states: "Gang Busters. 4p. For Popular Comics, December 1945. Submitted July 5, 1945.")
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the back room of Sam Chernick's jewelry shop the doorbell rings
Genre
crime
Characters
Sam Chernick (jeweler) (death); Police Detective Massey; Police Detective Kilborn; Hanlon (police officer); police sergeant; three jewel robbers
Synopsis
Police detectives Kilborn and Massey come across a just-robbed jewelry shop where the owner was beaten and dies.
Keywords
jewelry store; police procedural; robbery

Felix Takes a Cat-Nap (Table of Contents: 9)

Felix the Cat / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Otto Messmer ?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Professor Treetum Kroul chewed hard on his beard as he stared at the evening newspaper.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Felix the Cat; Professor Treetum Kroul; bank robber; hooty (owl); Farmer Olaf Yiminy
Synopsis
An ambitious scientist and a vengeful bank robber both come after Felix... while he tries to take a catnap.
Keywords
bank robber; farm setting; owl; scientist; sleep problems

[Meeting a Movie Star] (Table of Contents: 10)

Toots and Casper / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jimmy Murphy (signed)
Pencils
Jimmy Murphy (signed)
Inks
Jimmy Murphy (signed)
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Toots is starting a diary!
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Casper Hawkins; Toots Hawkins; Colonel Hoofer; Cecil Twitterton
Synopsis
Casper brings a movie star to meet Toots.
Reprints
  • from Toots and Casper Sunday (King Features) 1943-xx-xx
Keywords
anticipation; best of intentions; diary; movie star; newspaper strip reprint

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

Gasoline Alley / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank King (signed)
Pencils
Frank King (signed)
Inks
Frank King (signed)
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Uncle Walt, I've got to have a bigger allowance.
Genre
drama
Characters
Skeezix Wallet; Walt Wallet; Tops Topper; Diana Dune; Gootch; Nina Clock
Synopsis
Skeezix buys a Christmas gift for Nina.
Reprints
  • from Gasoline Alley Sundays (Chicago Tribune) 1938-xx-xx - 1938-xx-xx
Keywords
newspaper strip reprint

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shut up, you little fool!
Genre
drama; humor; domestic
Characters
Bim Gump; Chester Gump; Rose Budd; Kain Budd
Synopsis
The little girl that Chester bought the apple from has a mean uncle.
Reprints
  • from The Gumps Sundays (Chicago Tribune) 1941-xx-xx
Keywords
newspaper strip reprint

Indexer Notes

Black, white, and red on inside back cover.

[Smokey's Dangerous Disguise] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good morning, Cymbal Simon - where's Smokey?
Feature Logo
Smokey Stover [Firehose]
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Cymbal Simon; Spooky (cat); Henrietta Nornge
Synopsis
Smokey wears the wrong masquerade costume at the wrong time of year.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sundays (Chicago Tribune) 1942-xx-xx
Keywords
costume; newspaper strip reprint; Thanksgiving

Indexer Notes

Color on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Partners in Crime]
    Felix the Cat
  2. 1. [And, The Answer Is...]
    Polly and Her Pals
  3. 2. ["Quick, Jack! Jump in Toemain's plane -- I'll try to hold them off while you start it!!"]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. ["Hu Shee!... I thought you were ready to leave on the raid into the invader lines!"]
    Terry and the Pirates
  5. 4. [Only a Fish in a Gilded Cage]
    Smokey Stover
  6. 5. [Toy Wars]
    Felix the Cat
  7. 6. [Driven to Distraction]
    The Flop Family
  8. 7. ["Hey! Doc! Wait fer baby!"]
    Dr. Bobbs
  9. 8. [Jewel Robbery Gang]
    Gang Busters
  10. 9. Felix Takes a Cat-Nap
    Felix the Cat
  11. 10. [Meeting a Movie Star]
    Toots and Casper
  12. 11. ["Uncle Walt, I've got to have a bigger allowance."]
    Gasoline Alley
  13. 12. ["Shut up, you little fool!"]
    The Gumps
  14. 13. [Smokey's Dangerous Disguise]
    Smokey Stover
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Dave Porta
  • Mark Q
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Len Wolinsky