([circa May 1944])

Bell Features, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 CAD
Pages:
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Bell Features and Publishing Company Limited
Brand:
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

See the Brain Outwit the Clowns! (Table of Contents)

The Brain / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Adrian Dingle (signed) [as Dingle]
Inks:
Adrian Dingle (signed) [as Dingle]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Brain [Gordon Bell]
Keywords:
clowns

["Hope we don't hit the target before I finish this Colossal!"] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

["I knew I should not trust him - I need help - I can't see - if I could only ship the stuff."] (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; Peters; Doctor Pazy
Synopsis:
Dixon comes across a dying man talking of a black diamond.

["Learn now - pay us when you get the job!"] (Table of Contents: 3)

Spike / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Spike
Synopsis:
Spike takes a course in using an oxy-acetylene torch to make money.

["Oooooh! 'oo bwoke me widdle head!"] (Table of Contents: 4)

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]; Bonaparte [Red Skeleton]; I. M. Coughin; Henrietta
Synopsis:
The Noodle convinces the Red Skeleton to tell him where Coughin took Henrietta.

[Harpers Happy Hollow] (Table of Contents: 5)

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]; The Noodle [Jordan Chimes]; Happy Harper; Gruesome Gus; Mousey Masters; Mike Dike
Synopsis:
Gordan Bell visits the circus and witnesses a shakedown.

Indexer Notes

The Noodle only cameos on the splash page.

["Here it is summer again, or it will be when you read this."] (Table of Contents: 6)

Active Jim / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Active Jim
Synopsis:
About working on the farm to offset labour shortages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Characters:
Active Jim

["After an unsuccessful attempt in stealing the antidote..."] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Red Thortan; Karo; Dale Howarth; Kula
Synopsis:
Red captures the Japanese soldier who found the cave they were hiding in.

Indexer Notes

Susan Haworth's name is now Dale.

["You want jobs eh? Well, my uncle Fred can use you. C'mon in. I'll take you to him."] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Active Jim; Joan Brian; Fred Millar; Mabel Millar; Kurt
Synopsis:
Uncle Fred takes on two new workers and things start disappearing around the farm.

["'King Fury' and 'Mary Allen' (British agent) are trapped deep inside Germany after they have succeeded in destroying the "robot menace""] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
King Fury; Mary Allen
Synopsis:
King and Mary must escape from Germany.

["Don't mind me officer, I write love stories for a living"] (Table of Contents: 11)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour

["I'm sure this is going to be a dull evening!.... Being a reporter at times is very trying. Especially at a dull dinner!"] (Table of Contents: 12)

Thunderfist / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Randy Steele [Thunderfist]; Ann Drake; Mr. Grafton; Jason; John Drake
Synopsis:
Ann Drake must stay in her late uncle's house to fulfill the terms of the will.

[Canada's Greatest Comic Magazines] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

["Boy-oh-boy what a book!!"] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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