(March 1945)

Dell, 1943 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine
Editing
Oskar Lebeck

Issue Notes

Copyright 1945 by K. K. Publications, Inc.

Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 149 Madison Avenue, New York 16, N. Y. Printed in U.S.A.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Tracy; Smitty (vignette); Tiny Tom (vignette); Harold Teen (vignette); Winnie Winkle (vignette); William Wright [Bill] (in Winnie Winkle vignette)

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

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

Script
Robert Leffingwell
Pencils
Robert Leffingwell
Inks
Robert Leffingwell
Colors
? (black, white, and red only)
Letters
Robert Leffingwell ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm sick o' bein' treated like a kid --
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Reprints
  • from Little Joe Sunday ? (News Syndicate Company, Inc.) 1941-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover with indicia.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With the two leaders of Crime, Inc. covering him...
Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Reprints
  • from Dick Tracy daily and Sunday (The Chicago Tribune) 1941-01-15 [Strip originally entitled "Bomb Diver". First panel trimmed on left side, and Second and third panels trimmed on right side.]
  • 1941-01-16 [Strip originally entitled "Romance Will Out".]
  • 1941-01-17 [Strip originally entitled "Hot Really". First panel expanded on right side, and fourth panel expanded on left side.]
  • 1941-01-18 [Strip originally entitled "The Man Down Under". Second panel expanded on left side, third panel expanded on right side, and fourth panel trimmed on right and left side.]
  • 1941-01-19 [All panels expanded at top, Header and first panel dropped, fourth panel expanded on right and left side, eighth panel expanded on left side, eleventh panel trimmed on right side, and Twelth panel trimmed on right side.]
  • 1941-01-20 [Strip originally entitled "A Seat for the Lady". First panel dropped, second panel trimmed on right side, and third panel expanded on left side.]
  • 1941-01-21 [Strip originally entitled "Hot Wires". Second panel expanded on left side.]
  • 1941-01-22 [Strip originally entitled "The Price". First and fourth panels expanded on right an left side and third panel expanded on right side.]
  • 1941-01-23 [Strip originally entitled "Curb Service". Fourth panel expanded on right side.]
    1941-01-24 [Strip originally entitled "Man on the Street". Second panel expanded on left side and fourth panel expanded on right side.]
  • 1941-01-25 [Strip originally entitled "Studio Audience". Third panel expanded on left and right side.]
  • 1941-01-26 [All panels expanded at top, Header, first, and second panel dropped, third panel trimmed on left side, seventh panel trimmed on left and right side, ninth panel trimmed on right side, and twelth panel trimmed on left side.]
  • 1941-01-27 [Strip originally entitled "Hot off the Platter". Second panel expanded on the left side, and fourth panel expanded on right side.]
  • 1941-01-28 [Strip originally entitled "Into the Blizzard".]
  • 1941-01-29 [Strip originally entitled "Dead End". First panel expanded on right side, fourth panel trimmed on right and left sides.]
  • 1941-01-30 [Strip originally entitled "Situation Critical". First panel expanded on left side, and third and fourth panels expanded on right side.]
  • 1941-01-31 [Strip originally entitled "Direct from the Scene". Fourth panel expanded on left side.]
  • 1941-02-01 [Strip originally entitled "Stormy Weather". Fourth Panel expanded on right side.]
  • 1941-02-02 [Header and first panel dropped. Only panels 2 through 4 reprinted. All four panels exapnded at top, left side, and right side. Added note that the story will be continued next month's issue to the bottom of panel four.]

Indexer Notes

Syndicate copyright (except for January 16, 1941) and Gould's signature edited out of all strip panels it appeared originally. Strip titles came from the New York Daily News printings. Unknown if these exact titles were used in other newspapers.

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

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

Script
Dale Messick (signed)
Pencils
Dale Messick (signed)
Inks
Dale Messick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Dale Messick ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brenda tells her story
Genre
detective-mystery
Reprints
  • from Brenda Starr Reporter daily and Sunday ? (The Chicago Tribune) 1941-XX-XX - 1941-XX-XX

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

Winnie Winkle / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poor Winnie doesn't stand a chance for she doesn't know that Bill...
Genre
drama
Reprints
  • from Winnie Winkle, The Breadwinner daily (The Chicago Tribune / N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1939-05-18 [Strip originally entitled "Objection". Second panel expanded on right side, third panel expanded on right and left sides, and fourth panel expanded on left side.]
  • 1939-05-19 [Strip originally entitled "Technical K. O.". First panel dropped, second panel expanded on right and left sides, and third panel trimmed on right and left sides]
  • 1939-05-20 [Strip originally entitled "Unknown to Bill". Fourth panel expanded on right and left sides.]
  • 1939-05-22 [Strip originally entitled "Undecided". First panel dropped, second panel trimmed on left side, and fourth panel trimmed on right side.]
  • 1939-05-23 [Strip originally entitled "Explanation". Second panel expanded on left side, and third panel expanded on left and right sides]
  • 1939-05-24 [Strip originally entitled "Out of the Dark". Second, third, and fourth panels expanded on left and right sides.]
  • 1939-05-25 [Strip originally entitled "Something to Remember". First, second, and third panels expanded on left and right sides.]
  • 1939-05-26 [Strip originally entitled "End of the Trail", First panel expanded on left and right sides and fourth panel expanded on right side.]

Indexer Notes

Syndicate copyright and Branner's signature edited out of all strip panels it appeared originally. Copyright added to last panel on the bottom of the first page. Strip titles came from the New York Daily News printings. Unknown if these exact titles were used in other newspapers.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
- My things are ready? Sure - I'll be right over, Senga -
Genre
teen
Reprints
  • from Harold Teen daily (The Chicago Tribune) 1940-05-14 [Strip originally entitled "That Domestic Touch". First panel expanded on left and right sides, second panel expanded on left side, and fourth panel expanded on right side.]
  • 1940-05-15 [Strip originally entitled "With No Interest". First panel expanded on left side, and third and fourth panels expanded left and right sides.]
  • 1940-05-16 [Strip originally entitled "Safe Keeping". First, second, and third panels expanded on left and right sides.]
  • 1940-05-17 [Strip originally entitled "The Smart One". All panels trimmed at bottom. First and second panels expanded on left and right sides.]
  • 1940-05-18 [Strip originally entitled "Treading on Dangerous Ground". Second panel trimmed on right side, and third and fourth panel expanded on left side.]
  • 1940-05-20 [Strip originally entitled "Within the Law". First panel expanded on right side and second and third panels expanded on right sides.]
  • 1940-05-21 [Strip originally entitled "Senga is So Sensitive". All panels trimmed at bottom. First and second panels expanded on left and right sides and third panel trimmed on left side.]
  • 1940-05-22 [Strip originally entitled "Having His Way". All panels trimmed at bottom. Second panel trimmed on right side and fourth panel trimmed on right side.]
  • 1940-05-23 [Strip originally entitled "Fighter of Those Purse Strings." First panel trimmed on left side and second and third panel expanded on left and right side.]
  • 1940-05-24 [Strip originally entitled "Here Today-Gone Tomorrow". First panel trimmed at bottom. second panel trimmed at bottom and expanded on left and right sides, and third panel expanded left to right sides.]
  • 1940-05-25 [Strip originally entitled "And so Has Senga". First panel trimmed at bottom and expanded on left and right sides.]

Indexer Notes

Syndicate copyright edited out of all strip panels it appeared originally except first panel. Strip titles came from the New York Daily News printings. Unknown if these exact titles were used in other newspapers.

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

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

Script
Frank Willard (credited)
Pencils
Frank Willard (credited)
Inks
Frank Willard (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Frank Willard ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Remember, I'm layin' you five to fifty I get him to refund yer dough!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Moon Mullins daily (News Syndicate Company, Inc.) 1939-08-23 [Strip originally entitled "Non-Paying Guests". First panel expanded on the left side to include copyright and logo and expanded on the right side, second panel expanded on the right side, and third and fourth panels trimmed at bottom.]
  • 1939-08-24 [Strip originally entitled "Down the Stretch". First, third, and fourth panels trimmed at the bottom, second panel expanded on the left side, and fourth panels expanded on the right side.]
  • 1939-08-25 [Strip originally entitled "No Place Like Home". First, second, and third panels expanded on the right and left side.]
  • 1939-08-26 [Strip originally entitled "Lie Detector". First panel expanded on left and right sides and second and third panels trimmed at bottom and expanded on the right and left sides/]
  • 1939-08-28 [Strip originally entitled "Parking a Lot". First, second, and third panels expanded on the right and left sides and first and second panels trimmed at bottom.]
  • 1939-08-30 [Strip originally entitled "Set in His Ways". First, second, and third panels expanded on the left and right sides.]
  • 1939-08-29 [Strip originally entitled "Sacred Crow". Panels one through four trimmed at bottom. First and third panels expanded on the left side, and fourth panel expanded on the right and left side.]
  • 1939-08-31 [Strip originally entitled "Elmo's No Dullard". First, second, and third panels trimmed at the bottom and expanded on the left and right sides.]
  • 1939-09-01 [Strip originally entitled "Under Cover". First, second, and third panels expanded on the left and right sides.]
  • 1939-09-02 [Strip originally entitled "Double-Header". First and third panels expanded on the left and right sides and second panel expanded on the left side]
  • 1939-09-04 [Strip originally entitled "Plushie's Due for a Fling". First, second, and third panels trimmed on the left and right sides.]

Indexer Notes

Syndicate copyright and Willard signature edited out of all strip panels it appeared originally except the first panel, which moved the copyright from the right side to the left side of the panel. Strip titles came from the New York Daily News printings. Unknown if these exact titles were used in other newspapers.

August 29, 1939, was printed out of order.

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

Smitty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can't start a fire 'Little Moose' - the leaves are all wet
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Smitty daily and Sunday ? (The Chicago Tribune) 1941-XX-XX - 1941-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Syndicate copyright and Berndt's signature edited out of all strip panels it appeared originally. Copyright probably added to the first panel.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi Joyce -
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Tiny Tim daily (Chicago Tribune-N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.) 1939-XX-XX - 1939-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Syndicate copyright and Link's signature edited out of all strip panels it appeared originally. Copyright probably added to the first panel.

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

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

Script
George Clark (credited)
Pencils
George Clark (credited)
Inks
George Clark (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
George Clark ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We've been going steady for a week!
Genre
domestic; teen
Reprints
  • from Our Neighbors The Ripples Sunday (News Syndicate Company, Inc.) 1940-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Clark's signature edited out of the strip.

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

Clyde Beatty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After three days in the Tibetan village, the wrecked bomber's crew is ready to travel...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Clyde Beatty; Captain Frye; Thonmi; Tsiang; Koko (goat)
Synopsis
The bomber crew begins their hike to civilization, but Clyde stays behind to trap a snow leopard. Using a cage trap, he manages to capture one and captures a second in an avalanche.
Keywords
avalanches; cage traps; snow leopards; Tibet; United States Army Air Force; World War II

Somethin' Coming Down River (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Callender (credited as R. S. Callender)
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Johnny Pike; Pappy Pike; Jackson Pike; Tag (a dog); Mrs. Pike

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

Little Orphan Annie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Happy New Year! Yeah! Yeah!
Genre
drama
Reprints
  • from Little Orphan Annie daily and Sunday (News Syndicate Company, Inc.) 1942-12-27 [All panels expanded at the top. First panel expanded on the right side, second, third, sixth, seventh, and tenth panels trimmed on the right side, fourth and fifth panels trimmed on the right and left sides, and ninth panel trimmed on the left side]
  • 1942-12-28 [All panels expanded at the top. Second panel caption removed, third panel expanded on the left and the right sides.]
  • 1942-12-29 [All panels expanded at the top. First panel expanded on the right side.]
  • 1942-12-30 [All panels expanded at the top. First panel added a caption and expanded on the left and right sides, third and fifth panesl expanded on the right side, and fourth panel expanded on the left and right sides.]
  • 1942-12-31 [All panels expanded at the top. First, second, and fourth panels expanded on the right side, third panel expanded on the left side, and sixth panel expanded on the left and right side.]
  • 1943-01-01 [All panels expanded at the top. Second and third panels expanded on the left and right sides, fourth panel expanded on the left side, and fifth panel trimmed on right side.]
  • 1943-01-02
  • 1943-01-03 [All panels expanded at the top. First panel trimmed on the left and right sides, second panel expanded on the right side and third through eleventh panels expanded on the right and left sides]
  • 1943-01-04 [Strip originally entitled "Mitt Malcolm Mitt". All panels expanded at the top. Fourth panel expanded on the left and right sides.]
  • 1943-01-05 [Strip originally entitled "Coming Events". All panels expanded at the top. Fourth panel expanded on the right side.]
  • 1943-01-06 [All panels expanded at the top. First panel expanded on the right side.]
  • 1943-01-07 [All panels expanded at the top. Third panel expanded on the right side and fourth panel expanded on the left side.]
  • 1943-01-08 [Strip originally entitled "They Planned it That Way". All panels expanded at the top. First and third panels expanded on the left side and second panel expanded on the right side.]
  • 1943-01-09 [All panels expanded at the top. First and fourth panels expanded on the right side.]
  • 1943-01-10 [Only first four panels reprinted. All panels expanded at the top. First panel trimmed on left side and logo removed and second through fourth panels expanded on the right and left sides.]

Indexer Notes

Syndicate copyright and Gray signature edited out of all strip panels it appeared originally except the first panel. Strip titles, when listed, came from the New York Daily News printings except January 8, 1943, which came from The Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri). Unknown if these exact titles were used in other newspapers.

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

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

Script
Al Posen (credited, signed as Posen)
Pencils
Al Posen (credited, signed as Posen)
Inks
Al Posen (credited, signed as Posen)
Colors
? (black, white, and red only)
Letters
Al Posen ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Boy! Wait'll Sonny see this swell sled I bought him!
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Sweeney; Sonny
Reprints
  • from Sweeney and Son Sunday (News Syndicate Company, Inc.) 1940-02-25

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The date was left on the reprinted strip.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How's it look on me, son?
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Sweeney; Sonny; unnamed man who lost his hat
Reprints
  • from Sweeney and Son Sunday (News Syndicate Company, Inc.) 1940-03-03

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

The date was left on the reprinted strip.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. ["I'm sick o' bein' treated like a kid --"]
    Little Joe
  3. 2. ["With the two leaders of Crime, Inc. covering him..."]
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. ["Brenda tells her story"]
    Brenda Starr
  5. 4. ["Poor Winnie doesn't stand a chance for she doesn't know that Bill..."]
    Winnie Winkle
  6. 5. ["- My things are ready? Sure - I'll be right over, Senga -"]
    Harold Teen
  7. 6. ["Remember, I'm layin' you five to fifty I get him to refund yer dough!"]
    Moon Mullins
  8. 7. ["I can't start a fire 'Little Moose' - the leaves are all wet"]
    Smitty
  9. 8. ["Hi Joyce -"]
    Tiny Tim
  10. 9. ["We've been going steady for a week!"]
    The Ripples
  11. 10. ["After three days in the Tibetan village, the wrecked bomber's crew is ready to travel..."]
    Clyde Beatty
  12. 11. Somethin' Coming Down River
  13. 12. ["Happy New Year! Yeah! Yeah!"]
    Little Orphan Annie
  14. 13. ["Oh, Boy! Wait'll Sonny see this swell sled I bought him!"]
    Sweeney and Son
  15. 14. ["How's it look on me, son?"]
    Sweeney and Son
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Warren Zeigler
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Daniel Thingvold