([April 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:
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

The Brain Battles the Mummy (Table of Contents)

The Brain / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Main picture on cover is of The Brain punching a mummy with a skull face.

Club News & Views (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Brain and the Mummy Man (Table of Contents)

The Brain / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Bachle
Pencils:
Leo Bachle
Inks:
Leo Bachle
Letters:
Leo Bachle ?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
The Brain [Gordon Bell]; The Mummy Man; Boris; Toro; Active Jim
Synopsis:
The Brain psychically contacts the Mummy Man who then kidnaps a girl to lure him to a graveyard. The Brain falls into a grave, but then flys out. The Mummy Man runs away with the girl. The Brain rescues her and the Mummy Man and his gang are destroyed. The last panel introduces Active Jim.

["So you're looking for Active Jim too..."] (Table of Contents)

Active Jim / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; humour
Characters:
Active Jim; Joan Brian (his secretary)
Synopsis:
Sort-of an ad for the Active Club. Coupon on last page says to send to "Bell Feature and Publishers".

Who is Wild Bill (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Flight Parade (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
J. O'Henly?
Pencils:
J. O'Henly?
Inks:
J. O'Henly?
Letters:
J. O'Henly?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Marquis d'Arlandes
Synopsis:
Pioneer passengers. Balloon ride: The Marquis d'Arlandes.

Capt. Red Thortan (Table of Contents)

Capt. Red Thortan / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Cooper
Pencils:
Al Cooper
Inks:
Al Cooper
Letters:
Al Cooper

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Red Thortan; Carole Powell
Synopsis:
(Continued from last issue) Red kills the tiger. He and Carole escape the pit. Red takes over a Japanese tank but ends up going over a cliff. (to be continued).

["Oh, I love a parade!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Greatest Contest Ever In Comic Magazines (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Look! Easily Built Models Sent By Mail (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dixon of The Mounted (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Theodore Steele
Pencils:
Theodore Steele
Inks:
Theodore Steele
Letters:
Theodore Steele

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wayne Dixon; Mad Griffen; Ruth Barton; Gat Burke; Lad
Synopsis:
(Continued from last issue) Dixon is captured by the half-Devil who reveals that he steals furs from the Indians. Dixon unmasks him and finds Mad Griffen, a criminal maniac from the Yukon. Gat Burke, his associate, arrives by plane and captures Dixon. Lad, Dixon's dog, arrives as he is about to be destroyed by a bomb and Dixon and Ruth escape.

50 Free Prize Winners (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

This Month's Message to Members (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Active Jim's Active Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Thunderfist vs. Giant Robot] (Table of Contents)

Thunderfist / comic story / 13.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmund 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]; Beverley Holmes
Synopsis:
Thunderfist battles a giant robot and evil people on a rocket.

Tell Your Friends These (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
J. O'Henly
Pencils:
J. O'Henly
Inks:
J. O'Henly
Letters:
J. O'Henly ?

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Jean; Mrs. Smith

Indexer Notes

Half page of jokes at the end of Thunderfist.

["Read our other comic books too!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.66 page (report information)

What the Well Dressed Man Won't Wear (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script:
John O'Henly
Pencils:
John O'Henly
Inks:
John O'Henly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour

Indexer Notes

This part of the page also includes the indicia for the comic, stating publication by "Commercial Signs of Canada". No date listed.

[Start 'Em Flying to Keep 'Em Flying!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Brain Battles the Mummy
    The Brain
  2. 1. Club News & Views
  3. 2. The Brain and the Mummy Man
    The Brain
  4. 3. ["So you're looking for Active Jim too..."]
    Active Jim
  5. 4. Who is Wild Bill
    Wild Bill
  6. 5. The Flight Parade
  7. 6. Capt. Red Thortan
    Capt. Red Thortan
  8. 7. ["Oh, I love a parade!"]
  9. 8. The Greatest Contest Ever In Comic Magazines
  10. 9. Look! Easily Built Models Sent By Mail
  11. 10. Dixon of The Mounted
    Dixon of The Mounted
  12. 11. 50 Free Prize Winners
  13. 12. This Month's Message to Members
    Active Jim's Active Club
  14. 13. [Thunderfist vs. Giant Robot]
    Thunderfist
  15. 14. Tell Your Friends These
  16. 15. ["Read our other comic books too!"]
  17. 16. What the Well Dressed Man Won't Wear
  18. 17. [Start 'Em Flying to Keep 'Em Flying!]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Peter Croome