([circa January 1945])

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

["Jeepers, Jeanie!!"] (Table of Contents)

Penny's Diary / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Doris Slater (signed) [as Slater]
Inks:
Doris Slater (signed) [as Slater]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour; teen
Characters:
Penny Matthews; Jeanie Graham; Andy; Pudgy Lewis; Peter Jefferson; Herbert; Teddy

[Another Free Cut-out Mask!] (Table of Contents: 1)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Steele
Pencils:
Ted Steele
Inks:
Ted Steele
Letters:
?

Characters:
Spike

Indexer Notes

A cut-out mask printed across the interior front and back covers.

The Zoot-Suit Yokels? (Table of Contents: 2)

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:
Dr. Blue; Blackie Hargrave; Louie; Zeke; John
Synopsis:
Some country crooks with big ideas come to the city to rob.

["As you know, I get a big kick out of receiving letters from boys an' gals overseas."] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Characters:
Active Jim

["Hey grampa, will you fix my wagon? A wheel came off it..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

Granpa / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Alton
Pencils:
Ed Alton
Inks:
Ed Alton
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Granpa
Synopsis:
Granpa has to fix his grandson's wagon.

["You better let me handle this, chief! I speak Chinese fluently! It'll be much simpler if the laundryman and I converse in his native tongue!"] (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]; Mr. Sing
Synopsis:
The Noodle goes undercover to break up a protection racket.

The Tell-Tale Cigarette (Table of Contents: 6)

Thunderfist / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thunderfist [Randy Steele]; Jack Gunn; Woods
Synopsis:
Thunderfist saves a girl from kidnappers and tracks down the boss because of his cigarettes.

Indexer Notes

There was a big mix-up with the two parts of this story. This issue has the first page for this part followed by 5 pages that should have run next issue.

["Well, Panther fans, here's the report of games, picking up from where we left off."] (Table of Contents: 7)

Reporting Panthers Games / text article / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; sport
Characters:
Danny Kewley

Indexer Notes

Reporting on Panther games played between December 30, 1944 to February 9, 1945.

Broken up into two parts. The second part is between The Brain and Penny's Diary.

["Equipped with a new mosquito, Red managed to locate a lost bomber which was carrying Sir Clive Brock, important and invaluable British scientist to India!"] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script:
Fred Kelly
Pencils:
Fred Kelly
Inks:
Fred Kelly
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Red Thortan; Saki; Mota
Synopsis:
Red's Mosquito is surprised by three Zeros and shot down in the jungle.

["Say Kernel ole bag, wotta you think of this guy "Frankie Sinatra?""] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Junior; Kernel Korn; Theodore Roosevelt
Synopsis:
The Kernel recounts his career as a "swoon singer".

Some Panthers Don't Wear Skates (Table of Contents: 10)

The Panthers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humour; sport
Characters:
Cy Bell; Ross Saakel; Tedd Steele; The Panthers; Goofy Gus; Elmer Lee; Active
Synopsis:
Ross convinces Tedd to buy the team a mascot, a real live panther.

[Signalman Wanted] (Table of Contents: 11)

Casey Bones / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Casey Bones
Synopsis:
An Indian is hired to be the new signalman.

The Brain vs. the Fox (Table of Contents: 12)

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]; The Fox; Pat McGlade
Synopsis:
Gordon's girlfriend Rose has apparently been kidnapped by the Fox.

["Don'tcha think I kinda resemble Ann Sheridan with this hairdo?"] (Table of Contents: 13)

Penny's Diary / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humour; teen
Characters:
Penny Matthews; Jeanie Graham; Gwen Matthews; Alan Matthews; Andy; Pudgy Lewis; Peter Jefferson; Herbert; Teddy
Synopsis:
Penny is lamenting not having anyone to go with to Shirley's party, so her friends and family try to get her a date.

Overcoat Racket (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Active Jim; Joan Brian; Gus
Synopsis:
Jim spots some overcoat thieves.

["Four alarm, men!! Get goin'!"] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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