([June 1942?])

Bell Features, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 CAD
Pages:
68
On-sale date:
1942-06 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Bell Features and Publishing Company Limited
Brand:
Colonial Distributors Bell Features
Editing:
Cy Bell ?
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

No date given in comic. Date guessed at because 1942 is mentioned in Active Jim's message and previous issue may have come out in May.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Thunderfist / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Adrian Dingle [as Dingle]
Inks:
Adrian Dingle [as Dingle]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Adrian Dingle [as Dingle] ?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Thunderfist [Randy Steele]; Beverley Holmes; Captain Red Thortan; Wayne Dixon; The Brain [Gordon Bell]; Toro; Active Jim

Battle Tactics (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation
Synopsis:
Cannon attack on bomber.

Indexer Notes

Three different planes attacks depicted.

["The Story Thus Far... Receiving Orders to investigate the death of Constable Wicks..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
T. A. Steele (signed)
Pencils:
T. A. Steele (signed)
Inks:
T. A. Steele (signed)
Letters:
T. A. Steele (signed) ?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wayne Dixon; Dice Leggit
Synopsis:
Dixon tracks Leggit and his gang to their lair.

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

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

["Flash -- A creature known as the Mummy has abducted a baby girl..."] (Table of Contents)

The Noodle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; humour; superhero
Characters:
The Mummy; The Noodle [Jordan Chimes]; Borro; Adolph Hitler (wanted poster)
Synopsis:
The Noodle fights the Mummy.

Indexer Notes

Parody of The Mummy in The Brain in a previous issue of Active Comics.

["Like horses?"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Canada at War! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Leo Bache
Pencils:
Leo Bache
Inks:
Leo Bache
Letters:
Leo Bache ?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
The Brain [Gordon Bell]; Toro; Dr. Black; Mayor Cooper; Luke
Synopsis:
Dr. Black sets up a protection racket in Saakelville.

Indexer Notes

The name of the town is Saakelville, after Ross Saakel who draws and writes The Noodle in this comic.

["Flash - Toronto citizens are warned to be on the look out for a leopard..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ross Saakel [as Ross K. Saakel]
Pencils:
Ross Saakel [as Ross K. Saakel]
Inks:
Ross Saakel [as Ross K. Saakel]
Letters:
Ross Saakel [as Ross K. Saakel] ?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Active Jim; Joan Brian; Ben
Synopsis:
Crooks kidnap Jim so capture a leopard for them to ransom back to the circus.

["Young Norm West, who is making a canoe trip..."] (Table of Contents)

What Would You Do? / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mel Crawford [as Crawford]
Inks:
Mel Crawford [as Crawford]
Letters:
?

Characters:
Norm West

Indexer Notes

Contest with entry form.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[2 half page ads for Wow and Dime Comics] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Winners of Popularity Contest] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Synopsis: Trapped by a group of Jap Snipers, Red, determined to try a perilous attack..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Red Thortan; Lieutenent Harley; Koto; Sin Tong
Synopsis:
A Japanese bomber is sent after Red and Harley.

[Joke Comics #3] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["This is news! The airport buildings were torpedoed."] (Table of Contents)

Thunderfist / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Murray Karn ?
Pencils:
Murray Karn [as M. Karn] (signed)
Inks:
Murray Karn [as M. Karn] (signed)
Letters:
Murray Karn ?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Beverley Holmes; Thunderfist [Randy Steele]; Silas Cragg; Goliath
Synopsis:
A mad scientist is firing aerial torpedoes at the city.

Indexer Notes

Story includes a giant ape named Goliath. At end, there is a panel that notes that Jeff Waring, King of the Amazon, by the same illustrator appears in Wow Comics.

["Baw! Somebody's got my comic book!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Superb 50" Flying Model"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)