([circa July 1945])

Bell Features, 1942 Series
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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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Torgo; Dr. Blue; Blackie Hargrave

["He must be a cannibal - last night he said he was going to ask paw for my hand"] (Table of Contents)

Doodleberrys / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Three one-panel cartoons.

Inside front cover.

Torgo, the Jap Spy (Table of Contents)

Dr. Blue and Blackie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dr. Blue; Blackie Hargrave; Torgo; A. G. Bradshaw
Synopsis:
Torgo, the Japanese spy, is killing industrialists.

Monkey on a Stick (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

["Keep your chin up kid!! Just a couple of miles to go!"] (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; Sue; Sukawa
Synopsis:
The Chinese couple who were to help Red and Sue have been replaced by Japanese agents.

["Goodness gracious! I've never heard the like of it - such gall. I'll phone the Mongoose"] (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:
Andrew C. Argent; The Mongoose; Tom; The Spider
Synopsis:
Mr. Argent receives a note demanding money or he will be kidnapped.

["I believe there's one special man for every girl in the world...."] (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:
Penny Matthews; Jeanie Graham; Gloria L'Amour (picture); Gus; Christopher Scott; Mr. Matthews; Mrs. Matthews; Walter
Synopsis:
Penny thinks it's true love when an artist sees her and wants to paint her.

["Oh! Oh! Already my new gal friend, Pinky, is flirtin' with Georgie Porgy!!"] (Table of Contents)

Izzy Brite / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humour; children
Characters:
Izzy Brite; Pinky; Georgie Porgy; Widow Wise; Gramp Brite
Synopsis:
Izzy tries to become a champion at something.

["Let's do something different tonight Jim, I'm sick of the same old rounds.... what d'ya say?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Active Jim; Tubby; Joan Brian; Gwen; Jake
Synopsis:
Jim and the gang go to a dive.

["In the depths of the Rockies, amongst lofty peaks and whispering pines, the railway winds its way, ever westward!"] (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; Killer Briggs
Synopsis:
Killer Briggs disguises himself as a hobo and hops a train to escape the law.

[You'll Want a Complete Collection of These Favourite Thrill-Packed Books] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["After rescuing a girl from certain death at the hands of ruthless criminals, Gordon Bell, alias the 'Brain,' is now trying to save her priceless emerald from the crooks."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Gordon Bell [The Brain]; Fatty; Pedro; Mike; Helen Brown
Synopsis:
The Brain tracks down the men who tried to kill Helen.

["For what has gone before, read last month's Active Comics. Then go one with the story."] (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]; It; Henrietta
Synopsis:
The Noodle fights It.

The Men from Mars (Table of Contents)

Thunderfist / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Frank Grafton; Randy King [Thunderfist]; Marstone; Jed Wilson
Synopsis:
A message from Mars is received.

[The Devil's Horn.] (Table of Contents)

It's a Fact! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[Watch Your Newsstands for These Super 68 Page Books] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dr. Blue and Blackie
  2. 1. ["He must be a cannibal - last night he said he was going to ask paw for my hand"]
    Doodleberrys
  3. 2. Torgo, the Jap Spy
    Dr. Blue and Blackie
  4. 3. Monkey on a Stick
  5. 4. ["Keep your chin up kid!! Just a couple of miles to go!"]
    Captain Red Thortan
  6. 5. ["Goodness gracious! I've never heard the like of it - such gall. I'll phone the Mongoose"]
    The Mongoose
  7. 6. ["I believe there's one special man for every girl in the world...."]
    Penny's Diary
  8. 7. ["Oh! Oh! Already my new gal friend, Pinky, is flirtin' with Georgie Porgy!!"]
    Izzy Brite
  9. 8. ["Let's do something different tonight Jim, I'm sick of the same old rounds.... what d'ya say?"]
    Active Jim
  10. 9. ["In the depths of the Rockies, amongst lofty peaks and whispering pines, the railway winds its way, ever westward!"]
    Cinder Smith
  11. 10. [You'll Want a Complete Collection of These Favourite Thrill-Packed Books]
  12. 11. ["After rescuing a girl from certain death at the hands of ruthless criminals, Gordon Bell, alias the 'Brain,' is now trying to save her priceless emerald from the crooks."]
    The Brain
  13. 12. ["For what has gone before, read last month's Active Comics. Then go one with the story."]
    The Noodle
  14. 13. The Men from Mars
    Thunderfist
  15. 14. [The Devil's Horn.]
    It's a Fact!
  16. 15. [Watch Your Newsstands for These Super 68 Page Books]
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