(March 1942)

Bell Features, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Commercial Signs of Canada
Brand
Colonial Distributors
Editing
Cyril Vaughan Bell (publisher); John Hollis Mason ? (editor)

Issue Notes

Editor credits from Canuck Comics by John Bell.

Thunderfist and the Monster of Catastrophe (Table of Contents)

Thunderfist / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Murray Karn (signed as M. Karn)
Inks
Murray Karn (signed as M. Karn)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Main illo is of Thunderfist with buildings in the background.

The Throw of the Dice (Table of Contents: 1)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Adolf Hitler
Synopsis
Full page illo of Hitler throwing dice into the English Channel.
Keywords
political

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Page includes indicia.

Thunderfist and the Monster of Catastrophe (Table of Contents: 2)

Thunderfist / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Edmund Legault (signed)
Pencils
Murray Karn (signed as M. Karn)
Inks
Murray Karn (signed as M. Karn)
Letters
Murray Karn (signed as M. Karn)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The human race - bah! The miserable horde of fools, with their crazy laws and governments and wars - I hate 'em all!
Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Randolph Steele [Thunderfist]; Beverly Holmes; Carl Bruzzack
Synopsis
Randolph Steele and Beverly Holmes are on a train that runs into a T-rex. Then dinosaurs attack New York City. Thunderfist rides a pterodactyl back to the lair of Bruzzack who brought them to life.

Francois Pilatre de Rosier (Table of Contents: 3)

The Flight Parade / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
John O'Henly (signed as J. O'Henly)
Pencils
John O'Henly (signed as J. O'Henly)
Inks
John O'Henly (signed as J. O'Henly)
Letters
John O'Henly (signed as J. O'Henly)

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Francois Pilatre de Rosier
Synopsis
The history of flight. Francois Pilatre de Rosier - first balloonist and firstst crash victim.

[Blitzkrieg Ants; The Cochineal; The Chameleon] (Table of Contents: 4)

Oddities / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
John O'Henly
Pencils
John O'Henly
Inks
John O'Henly
Letters
John O'Henly

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Synopsis
Notes and illos of Blitzkrieg ants, the cochineal and the chameleon.

Dixon of the Mounted and Dreadful Dwellings (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Edmund Legault (signed)
Pencils
Edmund Legault (signed)
Inks
Edmund Legault (signed)
Letters
Edmund Legault (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While Dixon attempts to scale the wall of the fiery pit he has fallen into, Lad goes to the help of Ruth.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Wayne Dixon of the Mounted; Ruth Barton; Lad
Synopsis
[continued from issue #1] Dixon fights the half man/half devil. Lad, his dog, dies saving. Ruth and Dixon escape to find an ancient schooner. It's booby-trapped and they are re-captured by the half man/half devil. [to be continued]

Join Now: Active Club (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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

Captain Red Thortan / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Al Cooper (signed)
Pencils
Al Cooper (signed)
Inks
Al Cooper (signed)
Letters
Al Cooper (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Speeding recklessly on a mercy ride, Red had accidently crashed...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Capt. Red Thortan; Carole Powell
Synopsis
[continued from issue #1] Red is almost captured by Japanese soldiers, but escapes and rescues Carole Powell, daughter of Colonel Powell. While escaping they fall into a pit with a tiger. [to be continued]

Scout Starr the Boy-Scout Wonder (Table of Contents: 8)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Characters
Phillip Starr
Synopsis
A 14 year old scout, saves a woman from a burning building.

Indexer Notes

Contest to win one of 50 warplane kits. Fill in the blanks dialogue contest.

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

Phoney Laws / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
John O'Henly (signed as O'Henly)
Pencils
John O'Henly (signed as O'Henly)
Inks
John O'Henly (signed as O'Henly)
Letters
John O'Henly (signed as O'Henly)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Connecticut:- Anyone caught enticing a neighbour's bees...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Weird laws from Connecticut, New York City, Ohio and Alderson, West VA.

[Boys! Build One of These Flying Models] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
John O'Henly (signed as J. O'Henly)
Pencils
John O'Henly (signed as J. O'Henly)
Inks
John O'Henly (signed as J. O'Henly)
Letters
John O'Henly (signed as J. O'Henly)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ezry, quit pointing thet thar gun at yore little brother.
Genre
humour
Characters
Ezry

Indexer Notes

Two one-panel jokes about farmers.

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

The Brain / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hold him! --I'll put a bullet through his heart!
Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
The Brain [Gordon Bell; Elsie
Synopsis
(Continued from previous issue) The Brain fights the saboteurs and escapes, then comes back and saves Elsie. He tells her to head to Toronto, but she tries to help him and ends up captured again. He saves her and defeats the saboteurs.

Indexer Notes

Includes an ad for Johnny Canuck in Dime Comics on the last page.

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

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Thunderfist and the Monster of Catastrophe
    Thunderfist
  2. 1. The Throw of the Dice
  3. 2. Thunderfist and the Monster of Catastrophe
    Thunderfist
  4. 3. Francois Pilatre de Rosier
    The Flight Parade
  5. 4. [Blitzkrieg Ants; The Cochineal; The Chameleon]
    Oddities
  6. 5. Dixon of the Mounted and Dreadful Dwellings
    Dixon of the Mounted
  7. 6. Join Now: Active Club
  8. 7. ["Speeding recklessly on a mercy ride, Red had accidently crashed..."]
    Captain Red Thortan
  9. 8. Scout Starr the Boy-Scout Wonder
  10. 9. ["Connecticut:- Anyone caught enticing a neighbour's bees..."]
    Phoney Laws
  11. 10. [Boys! Build One of These Flying Models]
  12. 11. ["Ezry, quit pointing thet thar gun at yore little brother."]
  13. 12. ["Hold him! --I'll put a bullet through his heart!"]
    The Brain
  14. 13. ["Featured only in Dime Comics"]
    Rex Baxter
  15. 14. ["Boys! Get this new giant 50-inch Flying Model Lockheed Interceptor"]
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