(March 1939)

Dell, 1937 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co. Inc.
Editing
Arthur Lawson (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

editing credit from this issue's statement of ownership

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pop says I can keep him if he earns his keep!
Genre
humor
Characters
Kangaroo

It Will Be Hush, Hush, the Gangs All Here! (Table of Contents: 1)

S'Matter Pop? / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Charles Payne (credited as C. M. Payne) (signed as Payne)
Pencils
Charles Payne (credited as C. M. Payne) (signed as Payne)
Inks
Charles Payne (credited as C. M. Payne) (signed as Payne)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Psst! We're gonna have watermelon
Genre
humor; children; domestic
Characters
William
Reprints
  • from S'Matter, Pop? daily (The Bell Syndicate) 1937-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover, printed in red and black.

This Makes it Harder for Pop (Table of Contents: 2)

S'Matter Pop? / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Charles Payne (credited as C. M. Payne) (signed as Payne)
Pencils
Charles Payne (credited as C. M. Payne) (signed as Payne)
Inks
Charles Payne (credited as C. M. Payne) (signed as Payne)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who painted the moustache?
Genre
humor; children; domestic
Characters
William
Reprints
  • from S'Matter, Pop? daily (The Bell Syndicate) 1937-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover, printed in red and black.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Manhunt a True F.B.I. Story / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
W. A. Smith (signed)
Inks
W. A. Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In case you don't know it pal -- you're a chauffeur now!
Genre
crime; non-fiction; detective-mystery
Characters
Charles Bird (crook); Frank Bird (crook); James Widmer (crook); Joseph Vargo; Martin A. McCormack; Barbara Bird; Mrs. Paul Tober; Deputy Sheriff Krupansky; Mr. Seiber; Mrs. Seiber; Joseph Seiber

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
C. D. Small
Pencils
C. D. Small
Inks
C. D. Small
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jumpin' jitters!
Genre
humor
Characters
Salesman Sam; Snick the Plumber; Willie
Reprints
  • from Salesman Sam daily (NEA [Newspaper Enterprises Association] Syndicate) 193x-xx-xx, 193x-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to George Swanson, but Small took over the strip in 1927 and continued until its demise in 1936.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Pecos Bill / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tex O'Reilly (credited)
Pencils
Jack Warren (credited as Jack A. Warren) (signed as J A W)
Inks
Jack Warren (credited as Jack A. Warren) (signed as J A W)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now I'll show you trappin' what is trappin'
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Pecos Bill; Kit Carson; Chief Mayhem
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Warren uses two forms of signature.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
C. D. Small
Pencils
C. D. Small
Inks
C. D. Small
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, mistuh Sam, you all ain't got no porter job...
Genre
humor
Characters
Salesman Sam; Razz; Oscar; Philwex Jones
Reprints
  • from Salesman Sam Sunday (NEA [Newspaper Enterprises Association] Syndicate) 193x-xx-xx, 193x-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Two Sunday half pages per comic book page.

Previously credited to George Swanson, but Small took over the strip in 1927 and continued until its demise in 1936.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Comics Crossword Puzzle Page / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Keywords
puzzles

Cowboy Comics: The Rough Riders (Table of Contents: 8)

Out Our Way / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
J. R. Williams (signed)
Pencils
J. R. Williams (signed)
Inks
J. R. Williams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey cowboy we;re deer hunting...
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Reprints
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA [Newspaper Enterprises Association] Syndicate) 1937-xx-xx – 1937-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Four daily panels on a single comic book page. Printed in red and black.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

My Big Brudder / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tack Knight
Pencils
Tack Knight
Inks
Tack Knight
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're invited too, Sylvester, if ya' wanna come along!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Sylvester; Johnny; Sammy; Steve

Indexer Notes

Printed in red and black.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

It's the Truth! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walter Galli (signed)
Inks
Walter Galli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The surrender of Lee...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
General Robert E, Lee; General Ulysses Grant

Indexer Notes

Printed in red and black.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Little Artists / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
A. W. Nugent (credited)
Pencils
A. W. Nugent (credited)
Inks
A. W. Nugent (credited)
Letters
?

Keywords
puzzles

John Paul Jones (Table of Contents: 12)

Decks Awash / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Augustus Robinson (credited as Augustus J. Robinson)
Pencils
Augustus Robinson (credited as Augustus J. Robinson)
Inks
Augustus Robinson (credited as Augustus J. Robinson)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; military
Characters
John Paul Jones
Reprints
  • from Decks Awash Sunday (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.) 1935-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

One Sunday page split over two comic book pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Sailor's Knots / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Augustus Robinson
Pencils
Augustus Robinson
Inks
Augustus Robinson
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
how-to

The Accurate Description (Table of Contents: 14)

S'Matter Pop? / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Charles Payne (credited as C. M. Payne) (signed as Payne)
Pencils
Charles Payne (credited as C. M. Payne) (signed as Payne)
Inks
Charles Payne (credited as C. M. Payne) (signed as Payne)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hear a noise!
Genre
humor; children; domestic
Characters
Mom
Reprints
  • from S'matter, Pop? Sunday (The Bell Syndicate) 1937-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Printed in red and black.

So, He Thought a Couple of Extra Elephants (Table of Contents: 15)

S'Matter Pop? / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Charles Payne (credited as C. M. Payne) (signed as Payne)
Pencils
Charles Payne (credited as C. M. Payne) (signed as Payne)
Inks
Charles Payne (credited as C. M. Payne) (signed as Payne)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think I'll hop on my elephant...
Genre
humor; children; domestic
Characters
Pop; William
Reprints
  • from S'matter, Pop? Sunday (The Bell Syndicate) 1937-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Printed in red and black.

Mrs. James L. Clark (Table of Contents: 16)

Thrill-Hunters / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stookie Allen (credited, signed)
Pencils
Stookie Allen (credited, signed)
Inks
Stookie Allen (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
She once feared mice!
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Mrs. James I. Clark

Indexer Notes

Printed in red and black.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Gags and Giggles / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Courtney Dunkel (credited) (signed as Dunkel)
Pencils
Courtney Dunkel (credited) (signed as Dunkel)
Inks
Courtney Dunkel (credited) (signed as Dunkel)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's raising a beard so the cops won't recognize him when he gets out!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Five unrelated gag panels, plus a three panel narrative sequence.

Printed in red and black.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Li'l Firewater / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Norman Fallon (credited)
Pencils
Norman Fallon (credited)
Inks
Norman Fallon (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Haw! Haw! He gave me 10 for a $1.00 crystal that won't even work.
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Little Firewater

Indexer Notes

Printed in red and black.

How to Make the Comet (Table of Contents: 19)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Keywords
models

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Rod Rian of the Sky Police / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Jepsen (credited as Paul H. Jepson) (signed as Paul H. Jepson)
Pencils
Paul Jepsen (credited as Paul H. Jepson) (signed as Paul H. Jepson)
Inks
Paul Jepsen (credited as Paul H. Jepson) (signed as Paul H. Jepson)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The preparations for the expedition get under way
Genre
adventure; science fiction; detective-mystery
Characters
Rod Rian; Karin; Chan; Elmus; Taro; Andres
Synopsis
Chan has agreed to offer his ships to Elmus of the Sky Patrol, but he's surreptitiously planning to take over with Mephistos. Rod's party enters the City of the Living Dead to try to use the Unicor who was turned into a living skeleton to convince the other living skeletons of the party's miraculous influence. Rod banks on the idea that the water that turned the Unicor into a skeleton will wear off, which it does so to the amazement of the dwellers in the City of the Living Dead. To find safe drinking water, Rod follows a pack of wild dogs. He fights off the alpha dog and finds a water source.
Reprints
  • from Rod Rian of the Sky Police Sunday (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc) 1935-09-xx - 1935-10-xx

Indexer Notes

Four Sunday pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Bill and Davey / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
James McCague (credited as James P. McCague) (signed as McCague)
Pencils
James McCague (credited as James P. McCague) (signed as McCague)
Inks
James McCague (credited as James P. McCague) (signed as McCague)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dreary, what a horrible looking pack of savages!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Bill; Davey; Dreary; Miss Trew
Reprints
  • from Bill and Davey daily (The Watkins Syndicate) 193x-xx-xx - 193x-xx-xx

[Contest] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Danger Valley (Table of Contents: 23)

Jack Randall / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm Pappy Temple of Sundown
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jack Bruce; Lucky; Pappy Temple; Jake; Nana

Indexer Notes

Based on a Monogram movie.

This story uses the Feature Logo "Jack Randall as Jack Bruce". This is the only time that logo is used.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

The Enchanted Stone of Time / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Adolphe Barreaux (credited as Barreaux) (signed as Barreaux)
Pencils
Adolphe Barreaux (credited as Barreaux) (signed as Barreaux)
Inks
Adolphe Barreaux (credited as Barreaux) (signed as Barreaux)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's my big brother Malu - the bully!
Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mickey; Meg; Sun; Malu
Reprints
  • from The Enchanted Stone Sunday (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.) 1937-xx-xx - 1937-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Two Sunday pages.

Cowboy Comics (Table of Contents: 25)

Out Our Way / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
J. R. Williams (signed)
Pencils
J. R. Williams (signed)
Inks
J. R. Williams (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What if he catches one...
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Reprints
  • from Out Our Way daily (NEA [Newspaper Enterprises Association] Syndicate)

    1937-xx-xx - Why Mothers Get Gray
    1937-12-10 - Large Holdings
    1937-12-16 - Dead Locks
    1937-12-28 - Heroes Are Made - Not Born

Indexer Notes

Four daily panels on a single comic book page.

D. J. O'Malley (Table of Contents: 26)

Headliners / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
Stookie Allen (credited, signed)
Pencils
Stookie Allen (credited, signed)
Inks
Stookie Allen (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Cowboy Poet
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
D. J. O'Malley

Indexer Notes

Printed in red and black.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Deadwood Gulch / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Boody Rogers (credited as Gordon Rogers)
Pencils
Boody Rogers (credited as Gordon Rogers)
Inks
Boody Rogers (credited as Gordon Rogers)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I tell yuh, Jack, I ought t' shoot that blamed pup...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jack; Pete

Indexer Notes

Printed in red and black.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

It's the Truth! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walter Galli
Inks
Walter Galli
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A hen (belonging to Kichi Fujikura of Tokio, Japan)...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Printed in red and black.

Carib Lore (Table of Contents: 29)

Indian Lore / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The beans and corn on which the natives lived...
Genre
non-fiction; adventure; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Three strips -

1 - Carib Lore
2 - Maya Lore
3 - Aztec Lore

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Cap'n Cloud / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Weinstein (credited) (signed as Wein Stein)
Pencils
Robert Weinstein (credited) (signed as Wein Stein)
Inks
Robert Weinstein (credited) (signed as Wein Stein)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What! Into that barricade!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Cloud; Charlie; Henerson; Ensign Coyle
Reprints
  • from Cap'n Cloud Sunday (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.) 193x-xx-xx - 193x-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Two Sunday pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Comic Puzzles / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
A. W. Nugent
Pencils
A. W. Nugent
Inks
A. W. Nugent
Letters
?

Keywords
puzzles

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
Victor Pazmiño (signed as VEP)
Pencils
Victor Pazmiño (signed as VEP)
Inks
Victor Pazmiño (signed as VEP)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! Stop your gambling!
Genre
humor
Characters
Clancy the Cop

Indexer Notes

Printed in red and black.

Men of the Star Routes (Table of Contents: 33)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Sperry (credited as H. T. Sperry)
Pencils
? (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
? (2 spot illustrations)
Colors
? (2 spot illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To a young man...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Paul Ashcraft; Benton Ashcraft

Indexer Notes

Spot illustrations printed in red and black.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Salesman Sam / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
C. D. Small
Pencils
C. D. Small
Inks
C. D. Small
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wanna try on a new pair of dancin' pumps...
Genre
humor
Characters
Salesman Sam
Reprints
  • from Salesman Sam daily (NEA [Newspaper Enterprises Association] Syndicate) 193x-xx-xx, 193x-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

Two daily strips on a single comic book page. Printed in red and black.

Previously credited to George Swanson, but Small took over the strip in 1927 and continued until its demise in 1936.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

The Comics Stamp Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Ted Strong / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Carreño (credited)
Pencils
Al Carreño (credited)
Inks
Al Carreño (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heah, yee! Heah, yee! Yeah, man!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Ted Strong; Jack Baldwin; Sheriff Tom Drake; Jake Larson
Reprints
  • from Ted Strong Sunday (The George Matthew Adams Service, Inc.) 1935-09-xx - 1935-10-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Gordon Fife / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Moore (credited)
Pencils
Carl Pfeufer (credited, signed)
Inks
Carl Pfeufer (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What... what are you going to do?
Feature Logo
Gordon Fife and the Boy King
Genre
adventure
Characters
Nicky; Baltos; Boy King Rognal; Gordon Fife; Princess Carol
Reprints
  • from Gordon Fife and the Boy King daily (Watkins Syndicate) 193x-xx-xx - 193x-xx-xx

Handball (Table of Contents: 38)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
W. A. Smith
Inks
W. A. Smith
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; sports

Indexer Notes

How to play.

[Statement of Ownership] (Table of Contents: 39)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

Cops and Robbers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Norman Fallon (credited as Fallon)
Pencils
Norman Fallon (credited as Fallon)
Inks
Norman Fallon (credited as Fallon)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm going to ask the wife to buy me one of these for my birthday.
Genre
humor; crime

Indexer Notes

Six gag panels, printed in red and black on the inside back-cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Pop says I can keep him if he earns his keep!"]
  2. 1. It Will Be Hush, Hush, the Gangs All Here!
    S'Matter Pop?
  3. 2. This Makes it Harder for Pop
    S'Matter Pop?
  4. 3. ["In case you don't know it pal -- you're a chauffeur now!"]
    Manhunt a True F.B.I. Story
  5. 4. ["Jumpin' jitters!"]
    Salesman Sam
  6. 5. ["Now I'll show you trappin' what is trappin'"]
    Pecos Bill
  7. 6. ["Say, mistuh Sam, you all ain't got no porter job..."]
    Salesman Sam
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Comics Crossword Puzzle Page
  9. 8. Cowboy Comics: The Rough Riders
    Out Our Way
  10. 9. ["You're invited too, Sylvester, if ya' wanna come along!"]
    My Big Brudder
  11. 10. ["The surrender of Lee..."]
    It's the Truth!
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Little Artists
  13. 12. John Paul Jones
    Decks Awash
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Sailor's Knots
  15. 14. The Accurate Description
    S'Matter Pop?
  16. 15. So, He Thought a Couple of Extra Elephants
    S'Matter Pop?
  17. 16. Mrs. James L. Clark
    Thrill-Hunters
  18. 17. ["He's raising a beard so the cops won't recognize him when he gets out!"]
    Gags and Giggles
  19. 18. ["Haw! Haw! He gave me 10 for a $1.00 crystal that won't even work."]
    Li'l Firewater
  20. 19. How to Make the Comet
  21. 20. ["The preparations for the expedition get under way"]
    Rod Rian of the Sky Police
  22. 21. ["Dreary, what a horrible looking pack of savages!"]
    Bill and Davey
  23. 22. [Contest]
  24. 23. Danger Valley
    Jack Randall
  25. 24. ["It's my big brother Malu - the bully!"]
    The Enchanted Stone of Time
  26. 25. Cowboy Comics
    Out Our Way
  27. 26. D. J. O'Malley
    Headliners
  28. 27. ["I tell yuh, Jack, I ought t' shoot that blamed pup..."]
    Deadwood Gulch
  29. 28. ["A hen (belonging to Kichi Fujikura of Tokio, Japan)..."]
    It's the Truth!
  30. 29. Carib Lore
    Indian Lore
  31. 30. ["What! Into that barricade!"]
    Cap'n Cloud
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Comic Puzzles
  33. 32. ["Hey! Stop your gambling!"]
    Clancy the Cop
  34. 33. Men of the Star Routes
  35. 34. ["I wanna try on a new pair of dancin' pumps..."]
    Salesman Sam
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    The Comics Stamp Club
  37. 36. ["Heah, yee! Heah, yee! Yeah, man!"]
    Ted Strong
  38. 37. ["What... what are you going to do?"]
    Gordon Fife
  39. 38. Handball
  40. 39. [Statement of Ownership]
  41. 40. ["I'm going to ask the wife to buy me one of these for my birthday."]
    Cops and Robbers
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Keith Chandler
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Alan Hutchinson
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Kevin Olson
  • Mark Q
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jim Van Dore