(July 1939)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1939-06-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Oscar Lebeck; George T. Delacorte, Jr. [as G. T. Delacorte, Jr.] (president); Helen Meyer [as H. Meyer] (vice-president); J. Fred Henry (vice-president); Margarita Delacorte (secretary)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Packaged by Western Publishing and printed at their plant in Poughkeepsie, NY per indicia.
Contents copyrighted: 1938, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.; 1938, 1939 by NEA, Inc.; 1939 by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.; 1939 by Stephen Slesinger, 1939 by R. S. Callender; 1939 by Phillips Lord, Inc.; 1939 by Stephen Slesinger, Inc.

On sale date from the publication date and volume number found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 427673. Copyright given to Stephen Slesinger, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why are ya yelling 'duck'
Genre
humor

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

George Clark's Carnival / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Clark
Pencils
George Clark
Inks
George Clark
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't be alarmed
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Five single panel cartoons.
On inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Tex Thorne / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? (adapted from Zane Grey)
Pencils
Al Micale ?
Inks
Al Micale ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't like the look of those low-hanging clouds
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Thorne: Jane Hoskins; Brim (villain); Clamp Hackett (villain)

Deeper and Deeper; Born Thirty Years Too Soon (Table of Contents: 3)

School Days Out Our Way / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from School Days Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

The Smoke Screen; The Take-Off (Table of Contents: 4)

Worry Wart / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Worry Warts daily (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

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

Shark Egan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Donaldson
Inks
John Donaldson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shark Egan! Hooked like a dumb fish!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Shark Egan; Ace O'Doul; Curly; Kanaka Lew; Limey; Mai Ti; Mary McDermot; Red Mack
Keywords
The Corsair

Indexer Notes

Credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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

Popular Crossword Puzzles / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

The Comic Zoo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Scarbo
Pencils
George Scarbo
Inks
George Scarbo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's hurry to the circus, Billy
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Billy Penguin; Blackie Bear; Jimmy Giraffe; Rudy Elephant
Reprints
  • from The Comic Zoo Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Hurricane Kids / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Albert Hartje (signed)
Pencils
Will Ely (signed)
Inks
Will Ely (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's carrying him away!
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]
Keywords
dinosaurs

Indexer Notes

© 1939 by R.S. Callender

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

Tarzan / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Far into the forrest Tantor, the elephant, bore Tarzan
Genre
jungle
Characters
Tarzan; Tantor

Indexer Notes

© by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

The Jack Markey Gang [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 10)

Gang Busters / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Sheriff Blake; Bo Roark (villain, death); Butch (villain); Jack Markey (villain, death); Jigger Wells (villain, death); Lulu Grove (villain)
Reprints
Keywords
moonshine

Indexer Notes

© 1939 by Phillips H. Lord Inc.

A Wide Spread; The Accomplices (Table of Contents: 11)

Worry Wart / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Worry Warts daily (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

The Suckers; The Saps (Table of Contents: 12)

School Days Out Our Way / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from School Days Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

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

Hold Everything / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Pencils
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Inks
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Alright, you've been here 15 years
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Four single panel cartoons.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Bronc Peeler / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Harman
Pencils
Fred Harman (signed)
Inks
Fred Harman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bronc! You- the Black Rider!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bronc Peeler [also as Black Rider]; Babs Dalton; Fritz; Bat Wilson (villain); Jose (villain)

Indexer Notes

© 1939 by Stephen Slesinger, Inc.

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

Tailspin Tommy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Forrest (credited)
Pencils
Hal Forrest (credited)
Inks
Hal Forrest (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Try to calm 'em, Betty, while Skeets and I look around!
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Tailspin Tommy [Tommy Tomkins]; Skeets Milligan; Betty Lou Barnes; Professor Otto Bumgartner; Miss Stanley; Jeems; Mr. Dunforth; Reverend Meek; Mrs. Wilson; Mr. Plotz; Mr. Trevor; Mr. Holt; Slade
Reprints
  • from Tailspin Tommy Sunday (The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) 1938

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Popular Comics Contest / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

G-Men vs the Living Masks (Table of Contents: 17)

G-Men / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Jenney
Pencils
Bob Jenney [as R. L. J.] (signed)
Inks
Bob Jenney [as R. L. J.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Larry Lane; Buddy Barton; Dr. Toro (villain); Red Johnson [also as Blinky Matthews] (villain); Slim York [also as Pat McCann] (villain); Trigger Dolan (villain)
Keywords
G-Man

Indexer Notes

© 1939 by Stephen Slesinger, Inc.

Mr. Wong, Detective (Table of Contents: 18)

Mr. Wong / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Gary ?
Pencils
Jim Gary
Inks
Jim Gary
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Mr. Wong; Captain Sam Street; Carl Roemer; Countess Olga D'Lantrec; Anton Mohl [Mr. Granich] (villain); Mrs. Roemer; Theodore Meisle

Indexer Notes

An adaptation of the Monogram Pictures movie - Boris Karloff in "Mr. Wong, Detective."
© 1939 by Stephen Slesinger, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Popular Conundrums / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Keywords
jokes

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

The Comic Zoo / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
George Scarbo [as Sarbo] (credited)
Pencils
George Scarbo [as Sarbo] (credited)
Inks
George Scarbo [as Sarbo] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why, hello, Billy Boy!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Billy Penguin; Dennis Shores; Doc Grumpy
Reprints
  • from The Comic Zoo Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Prize Winners of April Popular Comics Contest (Table of Contents: 21)

text article / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Popular Stamp Club / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The passing of Pope Pius XI will create a new interest in the stamps of Vatican City
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
hobby

Riders of the Dawn (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Fallon
Inks
Norman Fallon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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

Herky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Pencils
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Inks
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here it is 1938, already
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; J. Granville Gurk; Herky's grandpa
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Toby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Randall [as Stan] (signed)
Pencils
Stan Randall [as Stan] (signed)
Inks
Stan Randall [as Stan] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurry-Oomog, we can't monkey around
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Toby; Oomog

Indexer Notes

Writer and art identification by Hames Ware.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Ben Hur / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Erwin Hess
Inks
Erwin Hess
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Malluch, in the employ of Simonides
Genre
drama; historical
Characters
Ben Hur; Malluch; Messala

Indexer Notes

© 1939 by Stephen Slesinger, Inc.
Credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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

Herky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Pencils
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Inks
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Trouble, trouble, trouble
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; Gillsy brothers
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

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

The Masked Pilot / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Jenney [as R. L. J.] (signed)
Inks
Bob Jenney [as R. L. J.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I should have played this hunch sooner!
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
The Masked Pilot [also as Dwight Ellis]; Marian Brook; Tom

Indexer Notes

© 1939 by Stephen Slesinger, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Herky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Pencils
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Inks
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't know a soul who likes peach fuzz
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; Noodles Nelson
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

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

Popular Comics Contest / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We want a letter from you

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

New Daisy Lightning-Loader Carbine (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Why are ya yelling 'duck'"]
  2. 1. ["Don't be alarmed"]
    George Clark's Carnival
  3. 2. ["I don't like the look of those low-hanging clouds"]
    Tex Thorne
  4. 3. Deeper and Deeper; Born Thirty Years Too Soon
    School Days Out Our Way
  5. 4. The Smoke Screen; The Take-Off
    Worry Wart
  6. 5. ["Shark Egan! Hooked like a dumb fish!"]
    Shark Egan
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Popular Crossword Puzzles
  8. 7. ["Let's hurry to the circus, Billy"]
    The Comic Zoo
  9. 8. ["It's carrying him away!"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  10. 9. ["Far into the forrest Tantor, the elephant, bore Tarzan"]
    Tarzan
  11. 10. The Jack Markey Gang [Part 2]
    Gang Busters
  12. 11. A Wide Spread; The Accomplices
    Worry Wart
  13. 12. The Suckers; The Saps
    School Days Out Our Way
  14. 13. ["Alright, you've been here 15 years"]
    Hold Everything
  15. 14. ["Bronc! You- the Black Rider!"]
    Bronc Peeler
  16. 15. ["Try to calm 'em, Betty, while Skeets and I look around!"]
    Tailspin Tommy
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Popular Comics Contest
  18. 17. G-Men vs the Living Masks
    G-Men
  19. 18. Mr. Wong, Detective
    Mr. Wong
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Popular Conundrums
  21. 20. ["Why, hello, Billy Boy!"]
    The Comic Zoo
  22. 21. Prize Winners of April Popular Comics Contest
  23. 22. ["The passing of Pope Pius XI will create a new interest in the stamps of Vatican City"]
    Popular Stamp Club
  24. 23. Riders of the Dawn
    Jack Randall
  25. 24. ["Here it is 1938, already"]
    Herky
  26. 25. ["Hurry-Oomog, we can't monkey around"]
    Toby
  27. 26. ["Malluch, in the employ of Simonides"]
    Ben Hur
  28. 27. ["Trouble, trouble, trouble"]
    Herky
  29. 28. ["I should have played this hunch sooner!"]
    The Masked Pilot
  30. 29. ["I don't know a soul who likes peach fuzz"]
    Herky
  31. 30. ["We want a letter from you"]
    Popular Comics Contest
  32. 31. New Daisy Lightning-Loader Carbine
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
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