([circa September 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Brain / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
André Kulbach (signed) [as André]
Inks:
André Kulbach (signed) [as André]
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Brain [Gordon Bell]

["Smith - those doggone hens of yours are cleanin' out my garden!!"] (Table of Contents: 1)

Clipper th' Cat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Clipper; Smith
Synopsis:
Clipper finds a way to deal with Smith's chickens.

["Roco hi-jacks seventh gasoline truck"] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as AS]
Inks:
? [as AS]
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dr. Blue; Blackie Hargrave; Roco
Synopsis:
Dr. Blue is hired to stop a gas hi-jacker.

["To many people, the fall season means clear weather, brilliant landscapes, or duck-shooting -.... but to Active Jim, and his gang, it's the time for pounding feet, and cheering crowds of the gridiron!!"] (Table of Contents: 3)

Active Jim / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
sport
Characters:
Active Jim; Joan Brian; Shifty Smith; Leo Nemo; Jake
Synopsis:
Gamblers try to get Active Jim's team to blow a few plays.

["Here's good ole "Barny" blubber and all, adrift after an encounter with a kamikaze plane, many days previous!!!"] (Table of Contents: 4)

Barnacle Bull / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humour; war
Characters:
Barnacle Bull; Lank
Synopsis:
Adrift on a raft Barnacle ends up in Tokyo Bay.

Indexer Notes

Has a cameo of Lank the Yank.

The war is said to be over at the end of the story.

["Red has been commissioned to help crack a powerful opium ring, which is operating throughout Burma!!"] (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain Red Thortan / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Thortan; Ling-Lee; Ho-Tan
Synopsis:
Red tracks down a dope ring leader.

["Grimsby skunk gets head stuck in pickle jar!"] (Table of Contents: 6)

Nothing But the Truth! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humour; non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Five cartoons based on news reports.

["Hello gang!! I've been receiving quite a few letters from club members in England, they are all asking for pen-pals here in Canada!!"] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Characters:
Active Jim

Indexer Notes

Lettters from Jean Haworth, Roy Waite, Ian Berg, Maureen Dinnage, Dennis Deadman, Colin Cohen, and Estelle Hamilton.

["Just think, Jeanie... we'll be like millionaires! We'll travel all over the world"] (Table of Contents: 8)

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; Skeets; Buddy; Hiram Anderson
Synopsis:
Penny, Jeanie and their boyfriends go to the county fair.

["Uh-oh I see the ole bus and I are scheduled for a chartered trip?"] (Table of Contents: 9)

Buz and His Bus / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Buz; John Plowers; Oscar; Pete
Synopsis:
Buz has to pick up some models.

["O.K., bud, get in!"] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Brain [Gordon Bell]
Synopsis:
When a hitch-hiker finds out what a truck is carrying, the driver shoots him and runs him over.

The Men From Mars (Table of Contents: 11)

Thunderfist / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jed Wilson; Marstone; Thunderfist [Randy King]
Synopsis:
The men from Mars attack Centre City.

["Our adventure begins in a small room, hidden deep in the heart of a large city, on the west coast of Canada!!"] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Monk; Rake; Gwen Montgomery; Cinder Smith; Jake
Synopsis:
Cinder comes across some kidnappers.

["Kerchoo!"] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Plate No. 5 Family Ducks. (Table of Contents: 14)

Know Your Birds / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
René L. Kulbach
Pencils:
René L. Kulbach
Inks:
René L. Kulbach
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; animal

Indexer Notes

Drawings and info on the blue-winged teal, the wood duck, the canvasback, and the greater scaup duck.

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Brain
  2. 1. ["Smith - those doggone hens of yours are cleanin' out my garden!!"]
    Clipper th' Cat
  3. 2. ["Roco hi-jacks seventh gasoline truck"]
    Dr. Blue and Blackie
  4. 3. ["To many people, the fall season means clear weather, brilliant landscapes, or duck-shooting -.... but to Active Jim, and his gang, it's the time for pounding feet, and cheering crowds of the gridiron!!"]
    Active Jim
  5. 4. ["Here's good ole "Barny" blubber and all, adrift after an encounter with a kamikaze plane, many days previous!!!"]
    Barnacle Bull
  6. 5. ["Red has been commissioned to help crack a powerful opium ring, which is operating throughout Burma!!"]
    Captain Red Thortan
  7. 6. ["Grimsby skunk gets head stuck in pickle jar!"]
    Nothing But the Truth!
  8. 7. ["Hello gang!! I've been receiving quite a few letters from club members in England, they are all asking for pen-pals here in Canada!!"]
    Active Jim's Club News
  9. 8. ["Just think, Jeanie... we'll be like millionaires! We'll travel all over the world"]
    Penny's Diary
  10. 9. ["Uh-oh I see the ole bus and I are scheduled for a chartered trip?"]
    Buz and His Bus
  11. 10. ["O.K., bud, get in!"]
    The Brain
  12. 11. The Men From Mars
    Thunderfist
  13. 12. ["Our adventure begins in a small room, hidden deep in the heart of a large city, on the west coast of Canada!!"]
    Cinder Smith
  14. 13. ["Kerchoo!"]
  15. 14. Plate No. 5 Family Ducks.
    Know Your Birds
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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