([May?] 1942)

Bell Features, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Bell Features and Publishing Company Limited
Brand:
Bell Features
Editing:
?
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

Indicia lists as being published by "Bell Features & Publishing Company Limited". No date given, date of May guessed at due to onsale date in ad for Wow Comics.


[Dixon of the Mounted and Lad with small pictures of the other characters] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Adrian Dingle ?
Inks:
Adrian Dingle ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Club News & Views (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; ?

Synopsis:
Letters from, and names and addresses of, Active Club members.

Indexer Notes

Half typeset, half handlettered. Indicia on this page.

[Corporal Dixon goes in search of Ruth Barton...] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dixon of the Mounted / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Theodore Steele [as T.A. Steele]
Pencils:
Theodore Steele [as T.A. Steele]
Inks:
Theodore Steele [as T.A. Steele]
Letters:
Theodore Steele [as T.A. Steele] ?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wayne Dixon; Ruth Barton; Lad; Collins; "Dice" Leggit; Mart Black
Synopsis:
Dixon is off to Skeleton Falls to investigate the death of Constable Wicks.

On The Road (Table of Contents: 3)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour
Synopsis:
Cartoons about cars.

Indexer Notes

Two one-panel cartoons and one two-panel comic.

The Noodle (Table of Contents: 4)

The Noodle / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Ross Saakel [as Saakel]
Pencils:
Ross Saakel [as Saakel]
Inks:
Ross Saakel [as Saakel]
Letters:
Ross Saakel [as Saakel]

Genre:
humour; superhero
Characters:
The Noodle [Jordan Chimes]; Mr. Chimes; Mrs. Chimes
Synopsis:
Jordan, playing with a chemistry set, gives himself amazing powers that he uses to fight crime.

Indexer Notes

Parody of The Brain.

[Triumph Comics] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

["An inning that was an inning"] (Table of Contents: 6)

Famous Sport Incidents / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Al Cooper (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Charley Root; Al Simmons; Jimmy Foxx; Joe Boley; Jimmy Dykes; Art Nehf; "Mule" Haas; Hack Wilson; Mickey Cochrane; "Sheriff" Blake; Pat Malone
Synopsis:
The Philadelphia Athletics have an amazing seventh inning in a game of the 1929 World Series.

[Crash Carson] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Return of the Mummy Man! (Table of Contents: 8)

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]; Mummy Man; X4; Toro; Johnny Canuck; Wild Bill Wildman
Synopsis:
The Brain investigates a shooting at a haunted castle.

Indexer Notes

The final panel has a promo for Leo Bachle's two other features.

Active Jim's Monthly Message (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[Andre Jacques Garnerin] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation
Characters:
Andre Jacques Garnerin; Napoleon Bonaparte
Synopsis:
The first man to parachute from a balloon, and Napoleon's creation of the first military balloon corps.

[Dime Comics] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Active Comics Scout Starr Contest Winners (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

What Would You Do? (Table of Contents: 13)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Bill Brown
Synopsis:
Contest. What would you do if you had a cobra in the house? Prizes are original art from the comic.

[Dick Korda's World Record Holder] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["This adventure happened just recently and I shall endeavour to tell it to you word by word."] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script:
Ross Saakel (signed)
Pencils:
Ross Saakel (signed)
Inks:
Ross Saakel (signed)
Letters:
Ross Saakel ?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Active Jim; Ross Saakel; Joan Brian; 'Natural' Severn
Synopsis:
Active Jim plays baseball and rescues a girl by pitching a ball and knocking a guy out.

Capt. "Red" Thortan (Table of Contents: 16)

Capt. "Red" Thortan / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Capt. Red Thortan; Lieutenent Harley
Synopsis:
Red is saved by British soldiers, then Red goes back after the Japanese.

[Joke Comics] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

["Somewhere in mid-Atlantic Ocean..."] (Table of Contents: 18)

Thunderfist / comic story / 13.66 pages (report information)

Script:
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]; Beverley Holmes; Dr. Kazarr
Synopsis:
Thunderfist rescues sea planes and ships from sea serpents made by Nazi Scientists.
Reprints:

["Doris Llloyd offers her suggestion..."] (Table of Contents: 19)

Girl Active Club Members / text article / 0.34 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A way to raise money for charity.

["Everyone likes to read comics!"] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[The Standard Book of Formulas] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Dixon of the Mounted and Lad with small pictures of the other characters]
    Dixon of the Mounted
  2. 1. Club News & Views
  3. 2. [Corporal Dixon goes in search of Ruth Barton...]
    Dixon of the Mounted
  4. 3. On The Road
  5. 4. The Noodle
    The Noodle
  6. 5. [Triumph Comics]
  7. 6. ["An inning that was an inning"]
    Famous Sport Incidents
  8. 7. [Crash Carson]
    Crash Carson
  9. 8. The Return of the Mummy Man!
    The Brain
  10. 9. Active Jim's Monthly Message
    Active Jim
  11. 10. [Andre Jacques Garnerin]
    The Flight Parade
  12. 11. [Dime Comics]
    Rex Baxter
  13. 12. Active Comics Scout Starr Contest Winners
  14. 13. What Would You Do?
  15. 14. [Dick Korda's World Record Holder]
  16. 15. ["This adventure happened just recently and I shall endeavour to tell it to you word by word."]
    Active Jim
  17. 16. Capt. "Red" Thortan
    Capt. "Red" Thortan
  18. 17. [Joke Comics]
  19. 18. ["Somewhere in mid-Atlantic Ocean..."]
    Thunderfist
  20. 19. ["Doris Llloyd offers her suggestion..."]
    Girl Active Club Members
  21. 20. ["Everyone likes to read comics!"]
  22. 21. [The Standard Book of Formulas]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Peter Croome