(December 1943)

Dell, 1943 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Oskar Lebeck

Issue Notes

Some info based on scans produced by Henry Peters. Also includes various ads on inside back cover and back cover.
Copyright 1943 by K. K. Publications, Inc

Merry Christmas (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy; Little Orphan Annie; Moon Mullins; Smitty; Little Joe / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Dick Tracy; Little Orphan Annie; Moon Mullins; Kayo; Smitty; Tiny Tim (vignette); Winnie Winkle (vignette); Harold Teen; Little Joe

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

You're in the Army Now / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Herc Ficklen
Pencils
Herc Ficklen
Inks
Herc Ficklen
Colors
?
Letters
Herc Ficklen

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • From newspapers, dated and copyrighted as (clockwise from top left): 1-24-1941, undated, 9-10-1941, 6-20-1941.

Indexer Notes

Four single panel gag comics, printed on inside front cover.

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

Dick Tracy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Chester Gould
Pencils
Chester Gould
Inks
Chester Gould
Colors
?
Letters
Chester Gould

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They stood here and fired right through the glass.
Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Pat Patton; Mary X [Leota Sunny]; Rudy Seaton; Chief Brandon; Junky Doolb; Jerome Trohs; Mamma
Synopsis
The evidence points to Rudy Seaton as the killer of Fred Mason. Tracy has Seaton arrested, then uses Leota Sunny (Mary X with her memory restored) to set a trap for the real killer. The kill, Junky Doolb, is taken to jail, where he is slipped a gun by the St. Bernard dog of a midget lawyer, Jerome Trohs. In the jailbreak, the lawyer escapes by riding on the large dog, while Doolb is killed. Trohs takes over Doolb's gang with the aid of his wife, Mamma, a huge woman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Trohs" is "short" spelled backwards.

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

Little Joe / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Edwin Leffingwell
Pencils
Edwin Leffingwell
Inks
Edwin Leffingwell
Colors
?
Letters
Edwin Leffingwell

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints
  • From newspaper strip dated 7-14-1940.

Indexer Notes

Signed "Leffingwell, 7-14-40" in last panel.

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

Brenda Starr - Reporter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dale Messick
Pencils
Dale Messick
Inks
Dale Messick
Colors
?
Letters
Dale Messick

Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • From unknown newspaper strip.

'Cloudy' Williams Gets His Twenty-First Plane (Table of Contents: 5)

'Cloudy' Williams / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Jenney
Inks
Bob Jenney
Colors
?
Letters
Bob Jenney?

Genre
aviation
Reprints
  • From unknown newspaper strip.

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

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

Script
Martin Branner
Pencils
Martin Branner
Inks
Martin Branner
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Branner

Genre
humor; romance
Reprints
  • From unknown newspaper strip.

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

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

Script
Frank Willard
Pencils
Frank Willard
Inks
Frank Willard
Colors
?
Letters
Frank Willard

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • From unknown newspaper strip.

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

Smitty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
Walter Berndt
Colors
?
Letters
Walter Berndt

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • From unknown newspaper strip.

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

Our Neighbors the Ripples / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Clark
Pencils
George Clark
Inks
George Clark
Colors
?
Letters
George Clark

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • From unknown newspaper strips.

Indexer Notes

Appears to be 2 separate strips.

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

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

Script
Carl Ed
Pencils
Carl Ed
Inks
Carl Ed
Colors
?
Letters
Carl Ed

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • From unknown newspaper strip.

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

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

Script
Stanley Link
Pencils
Stanley Link
Inks
Stanley Link
Colors
?
Letters
Stanley Link

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Reprints
  • From unknown newspaper strip.

The Pilot of the Purple Twilight (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation

Indexer Notes

Copyright 1943 by R. S. Callender. Story prefaced by 4 line poetry quote by Lord Alfred Tennyson, Locksley Hall, 1842. Story title taken from the quoted poem.

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

Clyde Beatty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Clyde quiets the cat and Tracker and he makes plans to capture the culprit...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Clyde Beatty; Jim Tracker; Jenkins [Gaywood]
Synopsis
Clyde lures Gaywood to his compartment using Gaywood's pin. Clyde discovers that Jenkins, his assistant, is in reality Gaywood. Gaywood leaps through the speeding train's window.
Keywords
arson

Indexer Notes

Du Bois script credit from the Catalog of Copyright Entries.

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

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

Script
Pasen
Pencils
Pasen
Inks
Pasen
Colors
?
Letters
Pasen

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • From unknown newspaper strip.

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

Little Orphan Annie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • From newspaper strip dated 4-23-1940.

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

New Progressive Chest Pull & Bar Bell Combination / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Merry Christmas
    Dick Tracy; Little Orphan Annie; Moon Mullins; Smitty; Little Joe
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    You're in the Army Now
  3. 2. ["They stood here and fired right through the glass."]
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Little Joe
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Brenda Starr - Reporter
  6. 5. 'Cloudy' Williams Gets His Twenty-First Plane
    'Cloudy' Williams
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Winnie Winkle
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Moon Mullins
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Smitty
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Our Neighbors the Ripples
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Harold Teen
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Tiny Tim
  13. 12. The Pilot of the Purple Twilight
  14. 13. ["Clyde quiets the cat and Tracker and he makes plans to capture the culprit..."]
    Clyde Beatty
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Sweeney & Son
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Little Orphan Annie
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    New Progressive Chest Pull & Bar Bell Combination
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