([circa September 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:
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 in issue. Date of September 1943 guessed at by estimated dates of previous issues and mention of Fall-Winter in Active Jim's message.


[The Brain punching a Japanese soldier] (Table of Contents)

The Brain / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Brain [Gordon Bell]

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Synopsis - Rusty Boyd, noted Gangster and hoodlum masquerading as Thunderfist, robs & kills..."] (Table of Contents)

Thunderfist / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Bachle (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Bachle (signed)
Inks:
Leo Bachle (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thunderfist [Randy Steele]; Beverley Holmes; Rusty Boyd
Synopsis:
Randy tells Beverly that he is Thunderfist.

Indexer Notes

Randy's last name is spelled Steel in this story.

["Building model aeroplanes I see my boy!"] (Table of Contents)

Kernel Korn / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Brunt
Pencils:
Harry Brunt
Inks:
Harry Brunt
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Kernel Korn; Junior
Synopsis:
Kernal Korn exaggerates his importance to the history of aviation.

["Stand still a minute you big dope so I can hypnotize you!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humour
Characters:
The Noodle [Jordan Chimes]; I.M. Coughin; Bonaparte [Red Skeleton]; Henrietta
Synopsis:
I.M. Coughin builds a monster to attack the Noodle.

["Well, it seems as though the fall is just about over."] (Table of Contents)

Active Jim's Message / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Active Jim
Synopsis:
Message from Active Jim.

["Capt. Red Thortan will appear in the next issue.."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Capt. Red Thortan / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["The Mitsubishi Navy G-97-1..."] (Table of Contents)

Torpedo Aircraft / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about aircraft including the Hawker Hurricane.

["Here is a dog..."] (Table of Contents)

Shadow Graphs / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Alton (credited)
Pencils:
Ed Alton (credited)
Inks:
Ed Alton (credited)
Letters:
?

The "Magnetic" Coin (Table of Contents)

Magic Tricks / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

["But what are we going to call it!"] (Table of Contents)

The "Boob" Brothers / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Clarence Goodwin ?
Pencils:
Clarence Goodwin ?
Inks:
Clarence Goodwin ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Joe Boob; Moe Boob; Fritz Güber; Hans Güber
Synopsis:
Joe and Moe Boob inherit $2,000,000.53. $2 million is spent on a new aircraft design, 53 cents on the Hopeless Cat Fund.

Chapter 1 - Dangerous Highway (Table of Contents)

King Fury / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Kurly Lipas (credited)
Pencils:
Kurly Lipas (credited)
Inks:
Kurly Lipas (credited)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. John Tone; King Fury; Tonee Tone; Bill Mason; Tanya
Synopsis:
A scientific experiment gives King Fury bronze skin and super-strength.

Indexer Notes

Artist's name is difficult to read.

["Lady; Don't ask me - I never could figure out a train schedule neither!!"] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Keith
Pencils:
Frank Keith
Inks:
Frank Keith
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Club News & Views / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Active Jim
Synopsis:
New members and notes from members.

Indexer Notes

The head shot of Active Jim appears to be drawn by Murray Karn, the other art is not his style.

Hi-jacking Davey Jones' Locker (Table of Contents)

Vic Griffin / text story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Vic Griffin
Pencils:
Adrian Dingle (signed)
Inks:
Adrian Dingle (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; non-fiction
Characters:
Vic Griffin; Hansen
Synopsis:
The time Vic served on a fishing boat out of Seattle.

["It was very nice of you and your father to invite me on this cruise Miss Thompkins."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Leo Bachle (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Bachle (signed)
Inks:
Leo Bachle (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
The Brain [Gordon Bell]; Betty Thompkins; Mr. Thompkins; Signh; Lu Chang; Pipher
Synopsis:
An evil spirit is killing divers in this part of the sea.

Indexer Notes

At the end of the story Signh's name is spelled Sighn.

["Mister I ain't et for two days -- will ya gimme a bite?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Reggie

Indexer Notes

Six one-panel cartoons and one three-panel comic.

["Nothing but the law makes me keep my hands off you!!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Herbie

Indexer Notes

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

["If it's the bond salesman, we'll have something definite in a few minutes!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Adrian Dingle (signed)
Pencils:
Adrian Dingle (signed)
Inks:
Adrian Dingle (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Active Jim; Joan Brian; Roletti
Synopsis:
Active Jim and Joan Brian are figuring out how much they can invest in the 5th Victory Loan Drive when they are attacked by Nazis.

["Alright smart guy -- whose goin' to win the fifth race at Suffolk today!"] (Table of Contents)

Bright Moments / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humour

Indexer Notes

Eight one-panel cartoons.

[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. [The Brain punching a Japanese soldier]
    The Brain
  2. 1. [Free Sweater Crests]
  3. 2. ["Synopsis - Rusty Boyd, noted Gangster and hoodlum masquerading as Thunderfist, robs & kills..."]
    Thunderfist
  4. 3. ["Building model aeroplanes I see my boy!"]
    Kernel Korn
  5. 4. ["Stand still a minute you big dope so I can hypnotize you!"]
    The Noodle
  6. 5. ["Well, it seems as though the fall is just about over."]
    Active Jim's Message
  7. 6. ["Capt. Red Thortan will appear in the next issue.."]
    Capt. Red Thortan
  8. 7. ["The Mitsubishi Navy G-97-1..."]
    Torpedo Aircraft
  9. 8. ["Here is a dog..."]
    Shadow Graphs
  10. 9. The "Magnetic" Coin
    Magic Tricks
  11. 10. ["But what are we going to call it!"]
    The "Boob" Brothers
  12. 11. Chapter 1 - Dangerous Highway
    King Fury
  13. 12. ["Lady; Don't ask me - I never could figure out a train schedule neither!!"]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Club News & Views
  15. 14. Hi-jacking Davey Jones' Locker
    Vic Griffin
  16. 15. ["It was very nice of you and your father to invite me on this cruise Miss Thompkins."]
    The Brain
  17. 16. ["Mister I ain't et for two days -- will ya gimme a bite?"]
    Laff and be Happy
  18. 17. ["Nothing but the law makes me keep my hands off you!!"]
    Laff and be Happy
  19. 18. ["If it's the bond salesman, we'll have something definite in a few minutes!"]
    Active Jim
  20. 19. ["Alright smart guy -- whose goin' to win the fifth race at Suffolk today!"]
    Bright Moments
  21. 20. [Automatic Anti-Aircraft Gun]
  22. 21. [Commando Repeating Play Gun]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Chris Launder
  • Peter Croome