(April 1939)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Picture Comics, Inc.
Editing
C. Elbert; Sheldon Mayer (assistant editor); M. C. Gaines (managing editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.

Issue Notes

MOVIE COMICS No. 414499—April, 1939—Volume 1, No. 1. Published monthly by PICTURE COMICS, INC., 480 Lexington Avenue, New York, N. Y. M. C. Gaines, Managing Editor; C. Elbert, Editor; Sheldon Mayer, Assistant Editor. Entry as second class matter pending at the Post Office at New York, N. Y. Yearly subscriptions in the U. S. A. and Canada $1.50, elsewhere $2.20. U. S. A. Patent Office Trade Mark No. 414499 under the act of February 20, 1905. For advertising rates address: Combined Publications, Inc., 125 East 46th Street, New York City. Western Office: Harley L. Ward, Inc., 360 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill.


Gunga Din (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Adler (airbrushed corrections); Emery Gondor (airbrushed corrections)
Inks
Jack Adler; Emery Gondor
Colors
Jack Adler; Emery Gondor
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sgt. Cutter (Cary Grant); Mac Chesny (Victor McLaughlin); (Ballantine) Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Indexer Notes

Airbrushed and inked over movie photo stills.

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

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Now Showing / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
C. Elbert
Colors
Jack Adler
Letters
typeset

Gunga Din (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Rudyard Kipling (original poem)
Pencils
Jack Adler (corrections); Emery Gondor (corrections)
Inks
Jack Adler (corrections); Emery Gondor (corrections)
Colors
Jack Adler (airbrushed); Emery Gondor (airbrushed)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sgt Cutter (Cary Grant); Mac Chesny (Victor McLaglen); Ballantine (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.); Gunga Din (Sam Jaffee); Emmy Stebbins (Joan Fontaine); Col. Weeks (Monatgue Love); Higginbotham (Robert Coote)

Indexer Notes

airbrushed and lettered over movie photo stills

Fisherman's Wharf (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Adler (corrections); Emery Gondor (corrections)
Inks
Jack Adler (corrections); Emery Gondor (corrections)
Colors
Jack Adler (airbrushed); Emery Gondor (airbrushed)
Letters
?

Genre
drama
Characters
Tony (Booby Breen); Carlo (Leo Carillo); Beppo (Henry Armetta); Stella (Lee Patrick); Angelina (Rosina Galu); Rudolph (Tommy Bupp)

Scouts to the Rescue (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Irving Crump; Wyndham Gittens; George Plympton; Basil Dickey; Joseph Poland
Pencils
Jack Adler (corrections); Emery Gondor (corrections)
Inks
Jack Adler (corrections); Emery Gondor (corrections)
Colors
Jack Adler (airbrushed); Emery Gondor (airbrushed)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Bruce Scott (Jackie Cooper); Rip Rawson (Dave Durand); Skeets Scanlon (Bill Cody Jr); Mary Scanlon (Vondell Darr)

Indexer Notes

continued next issue

Scouting Trail (Table of Contents: 6)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Killer on Location (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Loring Dowst
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Movie-Make Up (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Adler (corrections); Emery Gondor (corrections)
Inks
Jack Adler (corrections); Emery Gondor (corrections)
Colors
Jack Adler (airbrushed); Emery Gondor (airbrushed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Boris Karloff; Bela Lugosi

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

Screen Scoops / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Galli (signed)
Pencils
Walter Galli
Inks
Walter Galli
Colors
Jack Adler; Emery Gondor
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
John Barrymore; Jackie Cooper; Peter Holden; Henry Armetta; Virginia Weidler; Cary Grant; Victor McLaglen; Leo Carrillo; Bobby Breen; Douglas Fairbanks Jr.; Bela Lugosi; Lionel Atwill; Josephine Hutchinson; Boris Karloff; Basil Rathbone; Donnie Dunagan

The Great Man Votes (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Gordon Hillman (original story); John Twist (original screenplay)
Pencils
Jack Adler (corrections); Emery Gondor (corrections)
Inks
Jack Adler (corrections); Emery Gondor (corrections)
Colors
Jack Adler (airbrushed); Emery Gondor (airbrushed)
Letters
?

Genre
drama
Characters
Gregory Vance (John Barrymore); Donald Vance (Peter Holden); Joan Vance (Viginia Weilder)

[Going to Hollywood] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Adventures of Phoozy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Adler (corrections); Emery Gondor (corrections)
Inks
Jack Adler (corrections); Emery Gondor (corrections)
Colors
Jack Adler (airbrushed); Emery Gondor (airbrushed)
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Phoozy

Indexer Notes

photo strip

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

Action Camera / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Smitty (signed)
Pencils
Smitty (signed)
Inks
Smitty (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oooops- Gosh!
Genre
humor

Terrors of the Tomb (Table of Contents: 13)

Minute Movies / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Wheelan
Pencils
Ed Wheelan
Inks
Ed Wheelan
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Wheelan

Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Minute Movies (George Matthew Adams Service) 1920s

[Horace Hope] (Table of Contents: 14)

Movietown / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert
Pencils
Harry Lampert
Inks
Harry Lampert
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Horace Hope

Indexer Notes

continued

Son of Frankenstein (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Willie Cooper (screenplay)
Pencils
Jack Adler (corrections); Emery Gondor (corrections)
Inks
Jack Adler (corrections); Emery Gondor (corrections)
Colors
Jack Adler (airbrushed); Emery Gondor (airbrushed)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Monster (Boris Karloff); Ygor (Bela Lugosi); Wolf von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone); Krogh (Lionel Atwill); Elsa (Josephine Hutchinson); Peter (Donnie Dunagan); Amelia (Emma Dunn); Benson (Edgar Norton)

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

Coming Attractions / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Here It Is Folks! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

All-American Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Gunga Din
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Now Showing
  4. 3. Gunga Din
  5. 4. Fisherman's Wharf
  6. 5. Scouts to the Rescue
  7. 6. Scouting Trail
  8. 7. Killer on Location
  9. 8. Movie-Make Up
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Screen Scoops
  11. 10. The Great Man Votes
  12. 11. [Going to Hollywood]
    The Adventures of Phoozy
  13. 12. ["Oooops- Gosh!"]
    Action Camera
  14. 13. Terrors of the Tomb
    Minute Movies
  15. 14. [Horace Hope]
    Movietown
  16. 15. Son of Frankenstein
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Coming Attractions
  18. 17. Here It Is Folks!
    All-American Comics
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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