([circa May 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

[Snap!] (Table of Contents)

Cinder Smith / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cinder Smith
Keywords:
train

[Commander Repeating Play Gun] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mr. K. (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:
Dr. Blue; Blackie Hargrave; Guy De Smyth; Gerard Fallesby Heron; J. P. Dorgan; Mr. K [Kumbar Dali]
Synopsis:
Men who own a jewel from the Kumbar set are being stalked by an oriental.

["Sorry, Myrtle but I'm detained by a pressin' engagement"] (Table of Contents)

Canadian Capers / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Hy Moyer
Pencils:
Hy Moyer
Inks:
Hy Moyer
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour; non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Seven cartoons based on real life incidents.

The Men From Mars (Table of Contents)

Thunderfist / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thunderfist [Randy King]; Frank Grafton; Brent
Synopsis:
An astronomer claims that Earth will be invaded by men from Mars.

Indexer Notes

Thunderfist's last name is changed from Steele to King here.

"Dinny" Dinosaur (Table of Contents)

Young's Whittle Craft / activity / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Young
Pencils:
Bob Young
Inks:
Bob Young
Letters:
?

Characters:
Dinny

Indexer Notes

How to carve a wooden sauropod dinosaur.

["The Mongoose is trying to solve the theft of a safe - containing $50,000 - from a water front bank"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Thomas
Pencils:
Bill Thomas
Inks:
Bill Thomas
Letters:
?

Genre:
humour; detective-mystery
Characters:
Mongoose; Tom
Synopsis:
A disappearing swimmer helps the Mongoose solve a crime.

["Our story begins in the town of Cross-Creek about 200 miles west of Cinder's tower!!"] (Table of Contents)

Cinder Smith / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cinder Smith; Jim; Joe
Synopsis:
Crooks try to steal a million dollars worth of gold from a train.

The Log Cabin Mystery! (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]; Henrietta
Synopsis:
Jordan, Henrietta and her grandfather are going to a cabin she rented.

["Red has been asked to appear before Group-Captain Clark at an Allied base, in northern Australia..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Red Thortan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Red Thortan; Group-Captain Clark; Mike; Kloos; Sue
Synopsis:
Red has to get a correspondent out of a Japanese-heavy region.

["....I don't know why a popular girl like you should waste her time writing to me, but I certainly appreciate it!!!!!!!!!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humour; teen
Characters:
Jeannie Graham; Penny Matthews; Skeets; Steve
Synopsis:
Penny is writing to a soldier.

Indexer Notes

Contains a notice that the Penny's Diary radio show has moved to Thursday nights.

["Er, Joey, shouldn't we wait for Jim??"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humour; teen
Characters:
Joan Brian; Joey Clark; Active Jim; Tubby
Synopsis:
Joey tries to spend time with Joan away from Jim.

["What's this?! Looks as if somebody is trying to get away with murder! - And that's where the 'Brain' steps into the picture!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
André Kulbach
Pencils:
André Kulbach
Inks:
André Kulbach
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Brain [Gordon Bell]; Fatty; Pedro; Helen Brown; Frank Brown; Arturo; Fernando
Synopsis:
The Brain comes across two men throwing a girl off a bridge.

[30" Supermarine "Spitfire"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Always Lots of Fun With This Play-Gun] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)