([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.

[no title indexed] (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] ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Corporal Dixon goes in search of Ruth Barton and rescues her from a pair of desperate criminals, who die in attempting to kill Dixon.
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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This car and its driver could be used by the army - to lay smoke screens.
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]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My momma done tol' me
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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An inning that was an inning
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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out of town stands an old castle..... within lives and old recluse...
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)

[no title indexed] (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 ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This adventure happened just recently and I shall endeavour to tell it to you word by word.
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.

[no title indexed] (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 ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Down! Down! Hurtles Capt. Thortan, towards the distant ground...
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)

[no title indexed] (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] ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Somewhere in mid-Atlantic Ocean...
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doris Llloyd offers her suggestion...
Synopsis
A way to raise money for charity.

[no title indexed] (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)

Editing
Related Scans
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 and rescues her from a pair of desperate criminals, who die in attempting to kill Dixon."]
    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. ["Down! Down! Hurtles Capt. Thortan, towards the distant ground..."]
    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