(February 1942)

Bell Features, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1942-02-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Commercial Signs of Canada
Brand:
Colonial Distributors
Editing:
Cy Bell (publisher)
Color:
Colour cover; Black and White interior (Issue #1-28), Full Colour (#29 and on)
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from the indicia of Active Comics #25.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dixon of the Mounted / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
E. T. Legault (signed)
Inks:
E. T Legault (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wayne Dixon of the Mounted; The Brain [Gordon Bell]; Captain "Red" Thortan; Thunderfist [Randy Steele]

["He won't hurt you mister!"] (Table of Contents: 1)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lou Skuce
Pencils:
Lou Skuce (signed)
Inks:
Lou Skuce
Letters:
Lou Skuce

Genre:
humour
Synopsis:
Boy kicking a dog.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Page also includes indicia.

["Corporal Wayne Dixon of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is caught in the grip of a raging blizzard..."] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dixon of the Mounted / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmund Legault [as E.T. Legault]
Pencils:
Edmund Legault [as E.T. Legault]
Inks:
Edmund Legault [as E.T. Legault]
Letters:
Edmund Legault [as E.T. Legault] ?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wayne Dixon of the Mounted; Ruth Barton; Lad; Trapper Hank
Synopsis:
Dixon searches for Ruth Barton in a blizzard and finds her captured by a strange man-like creature with antlers.

Indexer Notes

At one point Ruth refers to Dixon as Dart.

["This hurts me more than it does you!"] (Table of Contents: 3)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lou Skuce
Pencils:
Lou Skuce (signed)
Inks:
Lou Skuce
Letters:
Lou Skuce

Genre:
humour
Synopsis:
A boy is being spanked.

The Flight Parade (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A history of flight.

Start of a Youthful Romance (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lou Skuce
Pencils:
Lou Skuce (signed)
Inks:
Lou Skuce
Letters:
Lou Skuce

Genre:
humour; children
Synopsis:
A young boy gives a young girl flowers.

Introducing Thunderfist - The Crime Crusher (Table of Contents: 6)

Thunderfist / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmund Legault [as E.T. Legault]
Pencils:
Murray Karn [as M. Karn]
Inks:
Murray Karn [as M. Karn]
Letters:
Murray Karn [as M. Karn] ?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Thunderfist [Randy Steele]; Danny Steele; Beverly Holmes; Vonzick
Synopsis:
Randy is a sideshow strongman, Beverly is his girlfriend and Danny is his brother, a scientist. When Danny is killed by Nazis, Randy becomes Thunderfist to avenge his death.

["Zoophytes:- are invertebrate animals..."] (Table of Contents: 7)

Oddities / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

["What Would You Do" Contest] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

["Captain Red Thortan, adventurer and soldier of fortune, whose entire life had been spent in roaming the four corners of the globe..."] (Table of Contents: 9)

Capt. Red Thortan / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Cooper [as A. Cooper]
Pencils:
Al Cooper [as A. Cooper]
Inks:
Al Cooper [as A. Cooper]
Letters:
Al Cooper [as A. Cooper] ?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Capt. Red Thortan; Lieutenant Harley; Captain Tianu
Synopsis:
Captain Thortan rescues Lieutenant Harley from Japanese soldiers.

Every Dog Has His Day! (Table of Contents: 10)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lou Skuce
Pencils:
Lou Skuce
Inks:
Lou Skuce
Letters:
Lou Skuce

Genre:
humour

Buffalo Bill (Table of Contents: 11)

Personalities / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Buffalo Bill Cody
Synopsis:
Bio of Buffalo Bill Cody.

["California State Vehicle Act:- It is a misdemeanor..."] (Table of Contents: 12)

Phoney Laws / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
J. O'Henly [as O'Henly]
Pencils:
J. O'Henly [as O'Henly]
Inks:
J. O'Henly [as O'Henly]
Letters:
J. O'Henly [as O'Henly]

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Strange laws from California, Portland Oregon and Wichita Kansas.

The Man With the Psychic Mind (Table of Contents: 13)

The Brain / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Bachle
Pencils:
Leo Bachle (signed)
Inks:
Leo Bachle
Letters:
Leo Bachle

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
The Brain [Gordon Bell]; Mr. Bell (father); Kurt; Elsie
Synopsis:
The Brain is Gordon Bell. He uses his psychic abilities to find and break up Nazis in Toronto. He is brainwashed to bring a bomb sight to the Nazis.

Indexer Notes

Last page includes an ad for Johnny Canuck, also drawn by Leo Bachle, in Dime Comics.

T'was Ever Thus (Table of Contents: 14)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lou Skuce
Pencils:
Lou Skuce (signed)
Inks:
Lou Skuce
Colors:
?
Letters:
Lou Skuce

Genre:
humour; children
Characters:
Roy

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["Greatest comic characters of them all!!"] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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