(April 1941)

Western, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-03-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Editing
Oskar Lebeck

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy

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

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
Howdy Chief What's all that Racket in the Garage
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

inside cover. Black and red only.

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

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dixie's brother Cotton is proving to be a nuisance to Jack and the whole air school.
Genre
aviation; adventure
Characters
Smilin' Jack; Cotton; Dixie; Rufus; Jill
Synopsis
Dixie's brother Cotton takes Jack's racing plane out and preforms dangerous stunts before crash-landing. He tells his sister Dixie that he was hit by a car. Jack is left without a plane and also has his pilot's license revoked because people thought he was the one doing the stunts. Then Jack's kid sister comes to visit to complicate matters more.
Reprints
  • from Smilin' Jack (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate)
Keywords
racing airplane; sister; victim of circumstances

Indexer Notes

continued from last issue, continues in next issue.

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

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt (signed as Berndt)
Pencils
Walter Berndt (signed as Berndt)
Inks
Walter Berndt (signed as Berndt)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They're calling us, Smitty--Don't forget we're supposed to be natives.
Genre
children
Characters
Smitty;
Synopsis
Smitty and the Boss are pretending to be natives to scare away the people on a yacht that are spoiling their island vacation.
Reprints
  • from Smitty (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) 1937
Keywords
disguise; tropical island; yacht

Indexer Notes

continued from last issue, continues in next issue.

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

Little Joe / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Leffingwell
Pencils
Ed Leffingwell
Inks
Ed Leffingwell
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You savem Injun life -- Me makem you rich --
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Little Joe; Utah; Running Turtle
Synopsis
After saving the life of an Indian, Utah and Little Joe are taken by the Indian on a perilous journey to receive a reward at a secret gold mine.
Reprints
  • from Little Joe Sundays (News Syndicate) 1939
Keywords
Indians; lost mine

Indexer Notes

continued from last issue, continues in next issue.

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

Smokey Stover / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you're going to use that bedspring as a bumper, hey, Smokey?
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Finnegan; The Chief
Synopsis
Smokey places bed springs on the garage wall to stop the Chief from hitting it with his car.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (Chicago Tribune-N. Y. News Syndicate) 1939

Indexer Notes

Panels are stacked on the left side of the page around classified ads advertising postage stamps.

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

Magic Morro / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Ernst (signed)
Pencils
Ken Ernst (signed)
Inks
Ken Ernst (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Morro and Oom reach Monkey Isle and there encounter the woman known only as the "Master" --
Genre
adventure
Characters
Magic Morro; Oom; The Master; Gonzalo; The Shark; Piedro
Synopsis
Morro and Oom are captured by the woman known as the "Master" and are taken to an underwater hide-out where a mad scientist wants to operate on Morro.

Indexer Notes

continued from last issue, continues in next issue.

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

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I just bought a swell present for my little nephew in Peoria, Chief
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; The Chief
Synopsis
Smokey gets the Chief to build a sturdy box to mail a present.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) 1937

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

Tiny Tim / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stanley Link (signed)
Pencils
Stanley Link (signed)
Inks
Stanley Link (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tim and Dotty have become famous as the stars of a traveling circus.
Characters
Tim; Dotty (pigeon); Mr. Barnes; Slick; Bullo; Lotta
Synopsis
Tim prevents Slick from taking ownership of the circus from Mr. Barnes by fraud. Slick and Bullo still try to get away with some of the circus cash.
Reprints
  • from Tiny Tim Sundays (News Syndicate) 1934
Keywords
circus; loan; safe

Indexer Notes

continued from last issue, continues in next issue.

[Leo the Lion] (Table of Contents: 9)

Moon Mullins / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Moon has become the boxing partner for Leo the Lion, so far Leo has won every bout.
Genre
humor
Characters
Moon Mullins; Lord Plushbottom; Leo (lion); Mr. Bingo; Emmy; Willie; Mlle.Zazelle
Synopsis
Lord Plushbottom gets filmed in a newsreel capturing a tame lion in a circus publicity stunt.
Reprints
  • from Moon Mullins (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) 1937
Keywords
circus; newsreel; publicity stunt

Indexer Notes

continued from last issue, continues in next issue.

[Johnny Ramm] (Table of Contents: 10)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Chester Gould (signed)
Pencils
Chester Gould (signed)
Inks
Chester Gould (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From an underworld stool pigeon, Tracy learns that the man Ramm...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Noana; Johnny Ramm (villain)
Synopsis
Tracy tries to trap a smuggler named Ramm, but finds himself the one being watched.
Reprints
  • from Dick Tracy dailies and Sundays (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) 1938
Keywords
smuggler

Indexer Notes

The date 4-10-38 appears on page 2. Continued from last issue. Continues in next issue.

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

Jack Wander War Correspondent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Moore (signed)
Pencils
Ed Moore (signed)
Inks
Ed Moore (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our friend, Lord Laugh, is certainly getting warmed up early this morning
Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Wander; George Melton; The Baron (also as Lord Laugh)
Synopsis
Wander and a friend search for a group of spies broadcasting propaganda from England.

Indexer Notes

Continued from last issue. Continues in next issue. Signed in last panel.

[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)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's funny. It was full a while ago.
Genre
humor
Characters
Andy Gump
Synopsis
Andy buys a fountain pen from a street peddler.
Reprints
  • from The Gumps Sunday (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) 1936-11-15

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

Harold Teen / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Ed (credited)
Pencils
Carl Ed (credited)
Inks
Carl Ed (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shadow's main interest in life is the promotion of a romance between Poppa Jenks and Aunt Pruny
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Shadow Smart; Pop Jenks; Aunt Pruny; Harold Teen; Poison Pembrooke; Lillums (cameo)
Synopsis
The gang is all excited because Lillums is coming home from college.
Reprints
  • from Harold Teen (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) 1937

Indexer Notes

Continued from last issue. Continues in next issue.

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

Sweeney and Son / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Posen (signed as Posen)
Pencils
Al Posen (signed as Posen)
Inks
Al Posen (signed as Posen)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look what my pop gave me!
Genre
humor
Characters
Sweeney
Synopsis
Sweeney's son sets off a firecracker at the beach, at an inopportune spot.
Reprints
  • from Sweeney & Son Sunday (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) 1937
Keywords
beach; firecracker

Second Courage (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on, Joe, the gang's going swimming!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Joe Palmer; Red Barber; Buzz Ransom
Synopsis
Joe has to overcome his fear of water when his rival dives into shallow water and knocks himself out.
Keywords
bully; jealousy; rivalry; swimming

Indexer Notes

Text with two illustrations.

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

Jim Ellis / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Fletcher (credited)
Pencils
Richard Fletcher (credited)
Inks
Richard Fletcher (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By threatening Jim's life, Jóse forces Betty to work with him...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Jim Ellis; Betty; Bud; Jóse; Tom
Synopsis
Jóse forces Betty to work as a dancer in his club, which is a cover for his revolutionary schemes.
Keywords
night club; revolution

Indexer Notes

continued from last issue, continues in next issue.

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

Sweeney and Son / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Posen (signed as Posen)
Pencils
Al Posen (signed as Posen)
Inks
Al Posen (signed as Posen)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I couldn't get the Chinaman at the laundry to understand me about your shirt.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Sweeney has trouble making a Chinese laundry man understand what he's saying.
Reprints
  • from Sweeney & Son Sunday (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. New Syndicate) 1937
Keywords
laundry

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

Little Orphan Annie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Harold Gray
Pencils
Harold Gray
Inks
Harold Gray
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many years ago honest, hard-working Captain Alden was murdered...
Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Annie; Shanghai; Rose; Jack; Mrs. Alden
Synopsis
Rose is surprised to learn that Jack is in love with her.
Reprints
  • from Little Orphan Annie (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

continued from last issue, continues in next issue.

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

Winnie Winkle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Branner (credited)
Pencils
Martin Branner (credited)
Inks
Martin Branner (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Winnie and Will are now learning that married life is not as rosy as they expected it.
Genre
domestic; drama; humor
Characters
Will; Winnnie
Synopsis
Will and Winnie in a series of domestic-themed misadventures.
Reprints
  • from Winnie Winkle daily (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) 1937

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Terry and the Pirates / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While Big Stoop and Pat's American friend are searching the waterfront with the Hong Kong police --
Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Lee; Pat Ryan; Connie; Captain Judas; Burma
Synopsis
Terry, Pat, Connie, and Burma escape from the masked Captain Judas as his hideout is set afire. Burma runs back into the building when she realizes the police will arrest her.
Reprints
  • from Terry and the Pirates (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate)
Keywords
disguise; fire

Indexer Notes

continued from last issue, continues in next issue.

Help Solve a Mystery! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Dick Tracy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. ["Howdy Chief What's all that Racket in the Garage"]
    Smokey Stover
  3. 2. ["Dixie's brother Cotton is proving to be a nuisance to Jack and the whole air school."]
    Smilin' Jack
  4. 3. ["They're calling us, Smitty--Don't forget we're supposed to be natives."]
    Smitty
  5. 4. ["You savem Injun life -- Me makem you rich --"]
    Little Joe
  6. 5. ["So you're going to use that bedspring as a bumper, hey, Smokey?"]
    Smokey Stover
  7. 6. ["Morro and Oom reach Monkey Isle and there encounter the woman known only as the "Master" --"]
    Magic Morro
  8. 7. ["I just bought a swell present for my little nephew in Peoria, Chief"]
    Smokey Stover
  9. 8. ["Tim and Dotty have become famous as the stars of a traveling circus."]
    Tiny Tim
  10. 9. [Leo the Lion]
    Moon Mullins
  11. 10. [Johnny Ramm]
    Dick Tracy
  12. 11. ["Our friend, Lord Laugh, is certainly getting warmed up early this morning"]
    Jack Wander War Correspondent
  13. 12. ["That's funny. It was full a while ago."]
    The Gumps
  14. 13. ["Shadow's main interest in life is the promotion of a romance between Poppa Jenks and Aunt Pruny"]
    Harold Teen
  15. 14. ["Look what my pop gave me!"]
    Sweeney and Son
  16. 15. Second Courage
  17. 16. ["By threatening Jim's life, Jóse forces Betty to work with him..."]
    Jim Ellis
  18. 17. ["I couldn't get the Chinaman at the laundry to understand me about your shirt."]
    Sweeney and Son
  19. 18. ["Many years ago honest, hard-working Captain Alden was murdered..."]
    Little Orphan Annie
  20. 19. ["Winnie and Will are now learning that married life is not as rosy as they expected it."]
    Winnie Winkle
  21. 20. ["While Big Stoop and Pat's American friend are searching the waterfront with the Hong Kong police --"]
    Terry and the Pirates
  22. 21. Help Solve a Mystery!
    Dick Tracy
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