([circa September 1944])

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

["Hey, Blubber, dey jumped off!"] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Blue and Blackie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dr. Blue; Blackie Hargrave; Blubber Larson; Snake-Eyes Quirk

[Want Some Cash?] (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An offer to buy back old issues of certain Bell Features comics.

["Blubber Larson and his trigger-quick gunman, Snake-Eyes Quirk, have an odd notion that nobody, neither the law nor the brilliant Dr. Blue, can stop their hi-jacking mob from operating."] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Blue and Blackie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Marc L. Borgatta
Pencils:
Marc L. Borgatta
Inks:
Marc L. Borgatta
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Blubber Larson; Snake-Eyes Quirk; Dr. Blue; Blackie Hargrave; Tony Pazzi; Grogan; Messino; Weinstock
Synopsis:
Blubber and Snake-Eyes kill a patient Dr, Blue is operating on.

Indexer Notes

Story is dated 1944.

["That's a good suggestion you made..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Active Jim

["Our story opens in Alton Prison where "Gyp the Blood" is being paroled."] (Table of Contents)

The Brain / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Brain [Gordon Bell]; Gyp the Blood; Commissioner Webb; Mathews; Norman Thomas
Synopsis:
Gyp the Blood has gotten out of prison and he's killing off the people who sent him there.

[Victory Garden] (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Cut out faces from pictures and paste them onto the drawn bodies.

Artists on Ice (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Tedd Steele
Pencils:
Tedd Steele
Inks:
Tedd Steele
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Leo Bachle; Tedd Steele; Ross Saakel; Cy Bell; Elmer Lee
Synopsis:
Bell Features publisher Cy Bell has formed a hockey team, the Panthers, and Leo, Tedd and Ross try to join it.

["A super-duper announcement!"] (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Announcing the formation of the Panthers hockey team for Toronto boys 16 and under.

["I was called to London and asked to devise a scheme to defeat the new Nazi "robot bombs"."] (Table of Contents)

Professor Punk / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Professor Punk
Synopsis:
The Professor trains crows to defeat robot bombs.

["Hey Jeanie! Has Penny gone daffy 'er sump'in?"] (Table of Contents)

Penny's Diary / comic story / 5 ? pages (report information)

Script:
Patricia Joudry
Pencils:
Doris Slater
Inks:
Doris Slater
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
William; Penny Matthews; Jeanie
Synopsis:
Penny tries out for a theatre part.

["I'm gettin' sea-nauseated of this u-boat patrol, Professor - so I aim to set our course fer home!!"] (Table of Contents)

Tugboat / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Toby; Professor; Yonson
Synopsis:
The tug is taking on water.

["In the inner sanctum of Joe Burk, editor - publisher of the Star."] (Table of Contents)

Thunderfist / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Joe Burke; Beverley Holmes; Randy Steele [Thunderfist]; Violet Blatch; John Blatch
Synopsis:
The editor goes on vacation and puts Beverley in charge and she assigns Randy the job of writing the love lorn column.

Indexer Notes

Swipes plot elements and panels from The Man with the Cane in Superman #18.

["Open the door Coughin, or I the brave, fearless, Noodle, shall be forced to break it down!"] (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]; I. M. Coughin; Henrietta
Synopsis:
The Noodle battles Coughin.

"Snaps" of Europe (Table of Contents)

Snaps / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Adolf Hitler; Henri; Fritz

Indexer Notes

Six one-panel cartoons.

["Really Chip, do you think this idea of yours is going to work!"] (Table of Contents)

Chip Pipher / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humour; teen
Characters:
Chip Pipher; Sleepy; Jeline Kerr
Synopsis:
Chip starts up a dating service and ends up going out on a date with his teacher.

Indexer Notes

Plot elements and panels swiped from the Archie story in Pep Comics #30.

Counterfeit Ten (Table of Contents)

Active Jim / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Active Jim; Joan Brian; Miss Smith
Synopsis:
Jim finds a counterfeit ten dollar bill.

["I can tell by your ears that you've got an ingrown toe nail - therefore I will be forced to operate and remove your gullet!"] (Table of Contents)

Goofy Tales / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Bromide Gondola Centrifugal Vocashion
Synopsis:
A questionable doctor meets his end.

["Gee! That musta been a colossal land mine!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Four alarm, men!! Get goin'!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hey, Blubber, dey jumped off!"]
    Dr. Blue and Blackie
  2. 1. [Want Some Cash?]
  3. 2. ["Blubber Larson and his trigger-quick gunman, Snake-Eyes Quirk, have an odd notion that nobody, neither the law nor the brilliant Dr. Blue, can stop their hi-jacking mob from operating."]
    Dr. Blue and Blackie
  4. 3. ["That's a good suggestion you made..."]
    Active Jim's Club News and Views
  5. 4. ["Our story opens in Alton Prison where "Gyp the Blood" is being paroled."]
    The Brain
  6. 5. [Victory Garden]
  7. 6. Artists on Ice
  8. 7. ["A super-duper announcement!"]
  9. 8. ["I was called to London and asked to devise a scheme to defeat the new Nazi "robot bombs"."]
    Professor Punk
  10. 9. ["Hey Jeanie! Has Penny gone daffy 'er sump'in?"]
    Penny's Diary
  11. 10. ["I'm gettin' sea-nauseated of this u-boat patrol, Professor - so I aim to set our course fer home!!"]
    Tugboat
  12. 11. ["In the inner sanctum of Joe Burk, editor - publisher of the Star."]
    Thunderfist
  13. 12. ["Open the door Coughin, or I the brave, fearless, Noodle, shall be forced to break it down!"]
    The Noodle
  14. 13. "Snaps" of Europe
    Snaps
  15. 14. ["Really Chip, do you think this idea of yours is going to work!"]
    Chip Pipher
  16. 15. Counterfeit Ten
    Active Jim
  17. 16. ["I can tell by your ears that you've got an ingrown toe nail - therefore I will be forced to operate and remove your gullet!"]
    Goofy Tales
  18. 17. ["Gee! That musta been a colossal land mine!"]
  19. 18. ["Four alarm, men!! Get goin'!"]
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  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Peter Croome