([circa July 1943])

Bell Features, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 CAD
Pages:
60
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Bell Features and Publishing Company Limited
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)

Captain Red Thortan / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Captain Red Thortan

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

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

["Dixon, upon reaching Icedale to report about the end of the marijuana traffic, recieves a wire from inspector Curtis, in code."] (Table of Contents)

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:
Red-Trapper; Wayne Dixon; Kala
Synopsis:
Dixon has to find a radio station broadcasting weather reports to enemy submarines.

[Want a Beautiful Sweater Crest Free?] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Like so many Canadian boys and girls, this summer..."] (Table of Contents)

Active Jim / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Adrian Dingle
Pencils:
Adrian Dingle
Inks:
Adrian Dingle
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Active Jim; Joan Brian; Mike; Henry Kurton [Heinrich Kurt]; Mr. Atkins
Synopsis:
Jim and Joan stumble across a Nazi plot to eliminate war plant workers.

Indexer Notes

The pages are printed out of order with 2 and 4 transposed.

[June 30] (Table of Contents)

Capt. Red Thortan / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Roger "Red" Thortan; Colonel Cooper; Jiles Barton
Synopsis:
Red is assigned to an island he previously spent time on, but is now in Japanese hands with the natives help.

Indexer Notes

Red recieves his draft notice and we find out that his rank of Captain was given him by natives and wasn't a military rank. That changes in this story where he is officially made a captain in the Canadian army.

The Typhoon (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation

Indexer Notes

Drawings and information on the plane.

["Hy gang! Here is the aircraft rec. contest you all have been waiting for!"] (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Red Thortan

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Active Jim]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

["Do you think we'll ever escape from this horrible world??"] (Table of Contents)

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; Doctor Coffin; Napolean [Scarlet Zombie]
Synopsis:
Trapped on the alien world Betty tries to explore the jungle.

Versus the "Red Skeleton"!? (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humour; superhero
Characters:
The Noodle [Jordan Chimes]; Henrietta; I. M. Coughin; Bonaparte [Red Skeleton]
Synopsis:
Henrietta's acting coach vows revenge on the Noodle.

Indexer Notes

Coughin's creation has the brain of Ted Steele.

["Well gang! Lots of news and activities - don't forget to write and tell us about your --- club!"] (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

["The editor has asked me to give all the active boys and girls of Canada a special message this time, and I know you will co-operate."] (Table of Contents)

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:
About the importance of sending letters to those stationed abroad and sending out Christmas packages for the military early.

It Was a Hun-ny of a Trip (Table of Contents)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Bill Bauer; Charlie Krug
Synopsis:
Bill and Charlie are old freinds who join the air force and were assigned to different groups, but they met up again in a German prisoner of war camp.

["Calling car 64! Calling car 64! Investigate a tire theft on Elm street. That is all."] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour

["An excited figure tears through the bush in a lonely stretch of country in the state of Maine."] (Table of Contents)

Thunderfist / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Rusty; Weasel; Randy Steele [Thunderfist]; Beverley Holmes
Synopsis:
Rusty steals Thunderfist's unifrom and wears it to commit crimes.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Commando Repeating Play Gun] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Red Thortan
  2. 1. [Free Sweater Crests]
  3. 2. ["Dixon, upon reaching Icedale to report about the end of the marijuana traffic, recieves a wire from inspector Curtis, in code."]
    Dixon of the Mounted
  4. 3. [Want a Beautiful Sweater Crest Free?]
  5. 4. ["Like so many Canadian boys and girls, this summer..."]
    Active Jim
  6. 5. [June 30]
    Capt. Red Thortan
  7. 6. The Typhoon
  8. 7. ["Hy gang! Here is the aircraft rec. contest you all have been waiting for!"]
  9. 8. [Joke Comics]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Club News & Views
  11. 10. ["Do you think we'll ever escape from this horrible world??"]
    The Brain
  12. 11. Versus the "Red Skeleton"!?
    The Noodle
  13. 12. ["Well gang! Lots of news and activities - don't forget to write and tell us about your --- club!"]
  14. 13. ["The editor has asked me to give all the active boys and girls of Canada a special message this time, and I know you will co-operate."]
    Active Jim's Monthly Message
  15. 14. It Was a Hun-ny of a Trip
  16. 15. ["Calling car 64! Calling car 64! Investigate a tire theft on Elm street. That is all."]
  17. 16. ["An excited figure tears through the bush in a lonely stretch of country in the state of Maine."]
    Thunderfist
  18. 17. [Automatic Anti-Aircraft Gun]
  19. 18. [Commando Repeating Play Gun]
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  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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