([circa March 1944])

Bell Features, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 CAD
Pages:
52
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)

Thunderfist / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thunderfist [Randy Steele]
Keywords:
ape; gorilla

[Look For the Bell Features on the Cover] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

["Red, I think there might be more in that bush than meets the eye!"] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dixon of the Mounted / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wayne Dixon; Red-Trapper
Synopsis:
Dixon continues to look for Japanese agents.

Here Are the Cover Contest Winners (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

["At the "Active Club,"--"] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Active Jim; Joan Brian; Billy; Hans
Synopsis:
Jim goes to the blood bank.

Indexer Notes

Jim is 18 and Joan is 17.

["Last issue I. M. Coughin and his monster, the Red Skeleton, abducted Henrietta and spirited her away to Happiness Cemetery."] (Table of Contents: 5)

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]; I. M. Coughin; Henrietta; Bonaparte [The Red Skeleton]
Synopsis:
The Noodle sneaks into the graveyard by the back to avoid the trap at the front.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Active Jim's Club News and Views / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Active Jim

The Robot Menace (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script:
Kurly Lipas
Pencils:
Kurly Lipas
Inks:
Kurly Lipas
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
King Fury; Professor Von Kurtner; Mary Allen [Teresa Schmidt]
Synopsis:
King goes to Germany to destroy the stolen robot and prevent the Nazis from building more.

["A quiet walk through an east side tenement district results in a flurry of excitement for the Brain."] (Table of Contents: 8)

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]; Swartz; Butch; Leo Bachle
Synopsis:
The Brain helps a kid he catches stealing cleaning fluid.

Indexer Notes

At the end of the story the reader is asked to write in and say if they want the kid to become the Brain's sidekick.

["Observation plane reports our shells falling far short of target, sir!"] (Table of Contents: 9)

Duds / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour; war

Indexer Notes

Six one-panel cartoons.

["Have you all read about my adventure at the blood donor's clinic?"] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Characters:
Active Jim

Indexer Notes

A message about what kids can do to help the Red Cross blood drive.

["I'm in luck, the door's unlocked and there's not a guard around!"] (Table of Contents: 11)

Capt. Red Thortan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Red Thortan; Susan Howath; Kula
Synopsis:
Red sneaks into the Japanese camp to get the antidote to the drug that is making the natives work for them.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

["I think you're right Mr. Steele.... I can't find any of the reporter's fingerprints on the wheel!"] (Table of Contents: 13)

Thunderfist / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Randy Steele [Thunderfist]; Baldy Bates
Synopsis:
Randy figures a way to get the fingerprints of a man he suspects killed a reporter.

[Canada's Greatest Comic Magazines] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[Minute Movie] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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