([circa May 1943])

Bell Features, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 CAD
Pages:
60
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Red Thortan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Edmond Good (signed)
Inks:
Edmond Good (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

[Comic Character Crest] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

["I doan care 'bout how many Jap prisoners yo' got, yo' must lay off meat!"] (Table of Contents: 2)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour

[""Checkers" isn't far away - but he still might escape."] (Table of Contents: 3)

Dixon of the Mounted / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
René L. Kulbach
Pencils:
René L. Kulbach
Inks:
René L. Kulbach
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wayne Dixon; Red-Trapper; Checkers
Synopsis:
Dixon and Red close in on Checkers.

The Thrilling True Story of Dare Devil Jordan! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Active Jim; Edmond Jodoin [Dare-Devil Jordan]
Synopsis:
The life of Canadian daredevil Edmond Jodoin.

["Come on sports - jump!!!"] (Table of Contents: 5)

Mr. Fan / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lou Skuce
Pencils:
Lou Skuce
Inks:
Lou Skuce
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour; sport

["This left button is to the steel door that separates us from a Jap detail armed to the teeth..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

Capt. Red Thortan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Red Thortan; Micheal Starr; Tim Gates; Rusty; Swede
Synopsis:
Red, Starr and Gates take the base commander prisoner.

["Calm down! It's the warden going to a masquerade."] (Table of Contents: 7)

Bright Moments / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mickey Lesik
Pencils:
Mickey Lesik
Inks:
Mickey Lesik
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Jones; Ducky

Indexer Notes

Four one-panel cartoons.

["Yoo-hoo! Looking for an empty seat?"] (Table of Contents: 8)

Bright Moments / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mickey Lesik
Pencils:
Mickey Lesik
Inks:
Mickey Lesik
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour

Indexer Notes

Four one-panel cartoons.

[Free Sweater Crests] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

["Have all you fellows and girls got yourselves gardening or farming jobs for the summer?"] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script:
? [as Active Jim]
Pencils:
Adrian Dingle
Inks:
Adrian Dingle
Letters:
?

Characters:
Active Jim
Synopsis:
Encouraging kids to help out farmers.

[The Penguin] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

["Because Miss Betty Thompkins failed to tell Doctor Coffin..."] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Brain / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Brain [Gordon Bell]; Betty Thompkins
Synopsis:
The Brain challenges the toughest giant to a fight.

["He's chewed three towels this week and you ask why I get mad..."] (Table of Contents: 13)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mickey Lesik
Pencils:
Mickey Lesik
Inks:
Mickey Lesik
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Wilbur; Fido
Synopsis:
The dog is getting punished for its behavior.

["Well, here we are again!"] (Table of Contents: 14)

Club News & Views / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

["I guess I'll sit on that fence awhile, farmer - I'm a little stiff from hiking"] (Table of Contents: 15)

Laff and Be Happy / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
M. Peterson
Pencils:
M. Peterson
Inks:
M. Peterson
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour
Characters:
George; Jeeves

Indexer Notes

Six one-panel cartoons.

["Hello old fellow, is your car stuck in the mud?"] (Table of Contents: 16)

Laff and Be Happy / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
M. Peterson
Pencils:
M. Peterson
Inks:
M. Peterson
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Fred; Oscar

Indexer Notes

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

He Didn't Like the Army (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Vic Griffin
Pencils:
Murray Karn
Inks:
Murray Karn
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Jerry Hunter; Bill; Charlie
Synopsis:
Jerry joins the army, but isn't used to the way things are done.

[Each One a Top-notcher - for Adventure and Fun!] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

["Randy Steele enters the office of a special branch of the War Department."] (Table of Contents: 19)

Thunderfist / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murray Karn
Inks:
Murray Karn
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Randy Steele [Thunderfist]; Marie; Captain Johnson; Chic; McGuire; Beverley Holmes; Wimpy; Johnny Atlas; Sandy; Borsht
Synopsis:
Randy is assigned to take some top secret plans to Phoenix, Arizona.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Keith
Pencils:
Frank Keith
Inks:
Frank Keith

Genre:
humour
Synopsis:
An Indian tries to start a fire the traditional Indian way.

[Amazing Free Offer!] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Automatic Anti-Aircraft Gun] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Red Thortan
  2. 1. [Comic Character Crest]
  3. 2. ["I doan care 'bout how many Jap prisoners yo' got, yo' must lay off meat!"]
  4. 3. [""Checkers" isn't far away - but he still might escape."]
    Dixon of the Mounted
  5. 4. The Thrilling True Story of Dare Devil Jordan!
    Active Jim
  6. 5. ["Come on sports - jump!!!"]
    Mr. Fan
  7. 6. ["This left button is to the steel door that separates us from a Jap detail armed to the teeth..."]
    Capt. Red Thortan
  8. 7. ["Calm down! It's the warden going to a masquerade."]
    Bright Moments
  9. 8. ["Yoo-hoo! Looking for an empty seat?"]
    Bright Moments
  10. 9. [Free Sweater Crests]
  11. 10. ["Have all you fellows and girls got yourselves gardening or farming jobs for the summer?"]
    Active Jim's Monthly Message
  12. 11. [The Penguin]
  13. 12. ["Because Miss Betty Thompkins failed to tell Doctor Coffin..."]
    The Brain
  14. 13. ["He's chewed three towels this week and you ask why I get mad..."]
    Wilbur
  15. 14. ["Well, here we are again!"]
    Club News & Views
  16. 15. ["I guess I'll sit on that fence awhile, farmer - I'm a little stiff from hiking"]
    Laff and Be Happy
  17. 16. ["Hello old fellow, is your car stuck in the mud?"]
    Laff and Be Happy
  18. 17. He Didn't Like the Army
  19. 18. [Each One a Top-notcher - for Adventure and Fun!]
  20. 19. ["Randy Steele enters the office of a special branch of the War Department."]
    Thunderfist
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. [Amazing Free Offer!]
  23. 22. [Automatic Anti-Aircraft Gun]
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