([circa November 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)

Cinder Smith / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Kelly (signed)
Inks:
Fred Kelly (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cinder Smith
Keywords:
train

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

There is a version with cartoons on this page.

The Strange Death of Abriam Ingle. (Table of Contents: 2)

Dr. Blue and Blackie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dr. Blue; Abriam Ingle; Blackie Hargrave; Bookie Bert; Lana Lin
Synopsis:
Abriam Ingle, creator of the Boo-Boo Pin-Up Girl, has been murdered.

["Racking his mighty brain, "Professor Punk" works long into the nite and -"] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Professor Punk; Oscar
Synopsis:
Professor Punk invents a robot.

["This is the story of a killer.... one of the most cowardly, and prevalent type of assassin, who takes the innocent lives of our dumb friends merely to satisfy his burning lust to kill..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Spot; Active Jim; Joan Brian; Bobby Clark; J. R. Scott; Johnston
Synopsis:
Jim goes after a man who kills dogs.

["Finding a dying man on the highway, Gordon Bell, alias the 'Brain', pursues the truck, being driven by the murderer, to a garage in the city where the truck disappears."] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Brain [Gordon Bell]; Joe; Hendricks; Johnson
Synopsis:
The Brain cracks a black market tire ring.

["On a small pleasure boat just off the east coast--"] (Table of Contents: 6)

Ivar of Mars / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humour; science fiction
Characters:
Ivar; Erin Shore
Synopsis:
Ivar and Erin try to save some men trapped on a sunken ship.

["Jeanie... do you think my mother'd like perfume for Christmas?"] (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Andy Walker; Mr. Matthews; Mrs. Cromwell; Mr. Brown
Synopsis:
Penny goes Christmas shopping.

["Aim away from th' ball and you may hit it!"] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Four cartoons.

["Look! Up in the air!"] (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Windermere; Maggie O'Ryan
Synopsis:
Windermere kidnaps actress Maggie O'Ryan.

["Red drops down for a landing at Johor, where he has been summoned by the British high command!!"] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Thortan; Major Wilks; San-Fang
Synopsis:
Red is assigned to recover some British and American money hidden during the war.

["Havana angler speared by a swordfish."] (Table of Contents: 11)

Dibs and Dabs / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humour; non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Eight one-panel cartoons and one three-panel comic.

The Men From Mars (Conclusion) (Table of Contents: 12)

Thunderfist / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thunderfist [Randy King]; Beverley Dale
Synopsis:
Thunderfist fights the invaders from Mars.

["Humph! Just 'cause I won't sell 'em my latest life-savin' invention so's they can take it off th' market, th' undertakers are picketin' me, eh?"] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre:
humour; children
Characters:
Izzy Brite; Gramp Brite
Synopsis:
Izzy demonstrates his Jay Jolter.

["Our story begins in tower 49, a lonely relay station, deep in the heart of the Rockies..."] (Table of Contents: 14)

Cinder Smith / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cinder Smith; Bill; Pete
Synopsis:
A mail train disappears.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Another version has an ad page.

Plate No. 7. Raccoon Family. Weasel Family. (Table of Contents: 16)

Know Your Animals / 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 information about the raccoon, ringtailed cat, wolverene, and marten.

Back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Cinder Smith
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Strange Death of Abriam Ingle.
    Dr. Blue and Blackie
  4. 3. ["Racking his mighty brain, "Professor Punk" works long into the nite and -"]
    Professor Punk
  5. 4. ["This is the story of a killer.... one of the most cowardly, and prevalent type of assassin, who takes the innocent lives of our dumb friends merely to satisfy his burning lust to kill..."]
    Active Jim
  6. 5. ["Finding a dying man on the highway, Gordon Bell, alias the 'Brain', pursues the truck, being driven by the murderer, to a garage in the city where the truck disappears."]
    The Brain
  7. 6. ["On a small pleasure boat just off the east coast--"]
    Ivar of Mars
  8. 7. ["Jeanie... do you think my mother'd like perfume for Christmas?"]
    Penny's Diary
  9. 8. ["Aim away from th' ball and you may hit it!"]
    Nothing But the Truth!
  10. 9. ["Look! Up in the air!"]
    The Noodle
  11. 10. ["Red drops down for a landing at Johor, where he has been summoned by the British high command!!"]
    Captain Red Thortan
  12. 11. ["Havana angler speared by a swordfish."]
    Dibs and Dabs
  13. 12. The Men From Mars (Conclusion)
    Thunderfist
  14. 13. ["Humph! Just 'cause I won't sell 'em my latest life-savin' invention so's they can take it off th' market, th' undertakers are picketin' me, eh?"]
    Izzy Brite
  15. 14. ["Our story begins in tower 49, a lonely relay station, deep in the heart of the Rockies..."]
    Cinder Smith
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. Plate No. 7. Raccoon Family. Weasel Family.
    Know Your Animals
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