([July 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:
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. Month and year guessed at based on previous and next issue.


[Dixon on a motorcycle] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Murray Karn (signed)
Inks:
Murray Karn (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

["They would transfer me to a park with a church in it!"] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mickey Owens (signed)
Pencils:
Mickey Owens (signed)
Inks:
Mickey Owens (signed)
Letters:
Mickey Owens (signed)

Genre:
humour

["3 desperate Nazis emerge from the sea..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wayne Dixon; Emil Karnz; Jeff Sanders
Synopsis:
Dixon trails a group of Nazis.

Indexer Notes

Story concluded in Active Comics #7.

[What Would You Do? Contest Winners] (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Small illo of a bear.

["No! No! Miss Brent just your initials..."] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mickey Owens (signed)
Pencils:
Mickey Owens (signed)
Inks:
Mickey Owens (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Miss Brent

["Hurry it up 'Monk'..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ross Saakel (signed) [as Saakel]
Pencils:
Ross Saakel (signed) [as Saakel]
Inks:
Ross Saakel (signed) [as Saakel]
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Steve Duprey; Monk; Active Jim; Dugan
Synopsis:
A prisoner escapes to get revenge on Active Jim for putting him in prison.

Paratroops (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation

Indexer Notes

The deployment of paratroopers.

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

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

The Adventure of the Diamond Thieves (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Leo Bachell (credited)
Pencils:
Leo Bachell (signed)
Inks:
Leo Bachell (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
The Brain [Gordon Bell]; Slick; Renie Radburn; Elain Hodges
Synopsis:
A champagne cork tips the Brain to a crime.

Club News & Views (Table of Contents)

Active Jim's Club / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Active Jim

Indexer Notes

Typeset and handlettered.

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

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

["Grumman 'Vengeance USA'"] (Table of Contents)

Fighting Aircraft / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Cooper [as Scotty Macdonald] (credited)
Pencils:
Al Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Al Cooper (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation

Indexer Notes

Drawings and info of three aircraft.

[Free Prize Contest] (Table of Contents)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Contest to identify heads/helmets and military outfits.

[R. B. Bennett] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

["Synopsis: Boarding a Chinese junk which they thought was marooned..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Red Thortan; Harley; Sin Tong
Synopsis:
Red hatches a plan to capture a Japanese submarine.

[Wow Comics] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["While the mysterious moon brightens the peaceful night sky..."] (Table of Contents)

Thunderfist / comic story / 12.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmund Legault (credited) [as E.T. Legault]
Pencils:
Murray Karn (signed)
Inks:
Murray Karn (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Thunderfist [Randy Steele]; Beverley Holmes; Harry; Marge
Synopsis:
Creeping vines suddenly start attacking people.

[Active Comics] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Tanks (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war

Indexer Notes

Drawings and information about tanks.

[Dizzy Don Detective] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Bombing Techniques (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mel Crawford (signed) [as Crawford]
Pencils:
Mel Crawford (signed) [as Crawford]
Inks:
Mel Crawford (signed) [as Crawford]
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation; war

Indexer Notes

Different bombing strategies.

["Increase your library at amazingly small cost..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)