([circa November 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:
?
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

Indexed from scanned copy at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/art/Pages/art.aspx


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Brain / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

['"I don't care how nice it looks..."] (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
Characters:
Adolf Hitler; Hermann Goring
Synopsis:
Hitler complains about Goring wearing a Canadian War Savings stamp among his medals.

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

["This filthy drug racket has got to be stopped..."] (Table of Contents)

Dixon of the Mounted / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Steele
Pencils:
Ted Steele
Inks:
Ted Steele
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Inspector Curtis; Wayne Dixon; Bob; Jed Barlow; Black Tom; Checkers
Synopsis:
Dixon is assigned to find out and stop the person dealing marihuana to the Maohawk Indians.
Keywords:
marijuana

Hits the News-Stands with the Terrific Power of a Commando Raid! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["No! He's not in the act!"] (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
Synopsis:
An impatient janitor begins sweeping the stage while actors are still performing.

Crack U.S. Fighters (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation

Indexer Notes

Drawings and text of the Lockheed P-38, Bell P-39, and the Mustang P-51.

["A gentleman to see you, sir!"] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don McKague (signed)
Pencils:
Don McKague (signed)
Inks:
Don McKague (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Miss Smith

Indexer Notes

Five one-panel cartoons, and one three-panel comic.

The Flight Parade (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation
Characters:
Henri Giffard; Abraham Lincoln; T. S. C. Low
Synopsis:
The introduction of the powered airship and the first airborne observer in war.

Indexer Notes

Two one-panel cartoons.

Communication Aeroplanes (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation

Indexer Notes

Drawings and information on the Fieseler F1 156K, the Fairchild 24W-41, and the Vought Sikorsky VS-310.

["Aw c'om'on Butch..."] (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
Characters:
Butch
Synopsis:
A policeman asks the crook he caught to lockpick the police phone for him.

All That the Name Implies... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["This is the story of Tom Brown 16, of Toronto, the schoolboy hero of Dieppe..."] (Table of Contents)

Active Jim's Monthly Message / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; teen; war
Characters:
Active Jim; Tom Brown
Synopsis:
Tom Brown fought in Dieppe, before they discovered he was too young to serve.

The Scarlet Zombie (Table of Contents)

The Brain / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Brain [Gordon Bell]; Betty Thompkins; Doctor Coffin; Napoleon [Scarlet Zombie]
Synopsis:
Betty inherits her uncle's fortune, but threats are made against her.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Club News and Views / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Active Jim

["They must be the shock troops we've been reading about"] (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

["Ah'm telling' ya fer th' last time, Harry!"] (Table of Contents)

The Misadventures of Mild Will / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Ross Saakel
Pencils:
Ross Saakel
Inks:
Ross Saakel
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour; western-frontier
Characters:
Mild Will Childman; Harry; the Noodle [Jordan Chimes]; Ross Saakel
Synopsis:
Will and Harry go prospecting in Indian country.

Indexer Notes

Parody of Wild Bill from Dime Comics.

Spin Your Fortune (Table of Contents)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Asze
Pencils:
Murray Smith
Inks:
Murray Smith
Letters:
Murray Smith

The Biggest Value on the Newsstands! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["The sensational hockey game between Active and Elmhurst..."] (Table of Contents)

Active Jim / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ross Saakel
Pencils:
Ross Saakel
Inks:
Ross Saakel
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; sport
Characters:
Active Jim; Marty Norris; Archibald La Femme
Synopsis:
Jim plays Elmhurst's hockey team to a tied game.
Keywords:
hockey

["The women of Rotorua..."] (Table of Contents)

Strange But True / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don McKague (signed)
Pencils:
Don McKague (signed)
Inks:
Don McKague (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Four factual cartoons.

These 6 Features Are All in Joke Comics (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["C'mon, you big lug..."] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour; children
Synopsis:
A child has his dog lick all of his stamps.

["In their race towards Port Darwin..."] (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:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Red Thortan; Micheal Starr; Harley; Col. Cooper; Orano
Synopsis:
Japanese planes are attacking, but there isn't an island or ship for them to launch from.

Don't Delay Another Second! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Something New Has Been Added! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["You'll find these brand new thrills in Wow Comics"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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

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

["A huge passenger plane is flying..."] (Table of Contents)

Thunderfist / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thunderfist [Randy Steele]; Beverley Holmes; Hanz
Synopsis:
Nazis, in an underwater base in Lake Ontario, plan to blow up a conference of scientists.

["This is a heck of a time to sound the air raid alarm!"] (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; sport
Synopsis:
A hockey player about to attack the net is frustrated to hear an air raid alarm go off.
Keywords:
hockey

Quality Comic Group (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Here's Something New in Plane Kits (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Identoplane Kit / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Brain
  2. 1. ['"I don't care how nice it looks..."]
  3. 2. ["This filthy drug racket has got to be stopped..."]
    Dixon of the Mounted
  4. 3. Hits the News-Stands with the Terrific Power of a Commando Raid!
    Commando Comics
  5. 4. ["No! He's not in the act!"]
  6. 5. Crack U.S. Fighters
  7. 6. ["A gentleman to see you, sir!"]
  8. 7. The Flight Parade
  9. 8. Communication Aeroplanes
  10. 9. ["Aw c'om'on Butch..."]
  11. 10. All That the Name Implies...
    Terrific Comics
  12. 11. ["This is the story of Tom Brown 16, of Toronto, the schoolboy hero of Dieppe..."]
    Active Jim's Monthly Message
  13. 12. The Scarlet Zombie
    The Brain
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Club News and Views
  15. 14. ["They must be the shock troops we've been reading about"]
  16. 15. ["Ah'm telling' ya fer th' last time, Harry!"]
    The Misadventures of Mild Will
  17. 16. Spin Your Fortune
  18. 17. The Biggest Value on the Newsstands!
    Dime Comics
  19. 18. ["The sensational hockey game between Active and Elmhurst..."]
    Active Jim
  20. 19. ["The women of Rotorua..."]
    Strange But True
  21. 20. These 6 Features Are All in Joke Comics
    Joke Comics
  22. 21. ["C'mon, you big lug..."]
  23. 22. ["In their race towards Port Darwin..."]
    Capt. Red Thortan
  24. 23. Don't Delay Another Second!
    Active Club
  25. 24. Something New Has Been Added!
  26. 25. ["You'll find these brand new thrills in Wow Comics"]
  27. 26. [Dizzy Don Detective]
  28. 27. ["A huge passenger plane is flying..."]
    Thunderfist
  29. 28. ["This is a heck of a time to sound the air raid alarm!"]
  30. 29. Quality Comic Group
    Bell Features
  31. 30. Here's Something New in Plane Kits
    Identoplane Kit
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Chris Launder
  • Peter Croome