(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.
Printer
Printed in U. S. A.
Editing
George Delacorte (credited as G. T. Delacorte, Jr.) (president); Helen Meyer (credited as H. Meyer) (vice-president); Margarita Delacorte (credited) (secretary); Oskar Lebeck (editor); Fred Henry (credited as J. Fred Henry) (vice-president)

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' -- I don't see any ducks!
Genre
humor

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

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

Script
George Clark (credited)
Pencils
George Clark (credited)
Inks
George Clark (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't be alarmed - it's just our bouncer having a dress rehearsal.
Genre
humor
Characters
Sergeant Smith

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... it means trouble.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Thorne: Jane Hoskins; Brim (villain); Clamp Hackett (villain)
Synopsis
Jane's horse panics and runs off with her.

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from School Days Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 19xx-11-19 - 19xx-11-07

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Worry Wart
Reprints
  • from Worry Warts daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 19xx-xx-xx -x 19xx-01-03

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; Angkar
Synopsis
Red Mack moves Shark and Ace to deal with them later.
Keywords
The Corsair

Indexer Notes

Credits suggested by 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, and see Jimmy Giraffe do his famous sword swallowing act!!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Billy Penguin; Blackie Bear; Jimmy Giraffe; Rudy Elephant
Synopsis
Blackie and Billy go to see a sword swallowing act.
Reprints
  • from The Comic Zoo Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 19xx-xx-xx

[Episode 4] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Bill Ely
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Ely

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's carrying him away!
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]
Synopsis
Alan escapes from the pterannosaur nest.
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; adventure
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)
Synopsis
Jack tries to lay low and focus on bootlegging.
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, signed)
Pencils
J. R. Williams (credited, signed)
Inks
J. R. Williams (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Worry Wart
Reprints
  • from Worry Warts daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 19xx-11-14 - 19xx-xx-xx

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from School Days Out Our Way daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 19xx-10-27 - 19xx-10-22

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

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

Hold Everything / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Alright, you've been here 15 years and you want a raise or you're gonna quit, eh?
Genre
humor
Characters
Jones
Reprints
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 193x-05-09 - 193x-04-19 - 193x-04-03 - 193x-05-11

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)
Synopsis
Bronc asks Babs to write a check to show Bat's honesty or treachery.

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
Synopsis
Tommy deals with the passengers following the forced landing of the plane.
Reprints
  • from Tailspin Tommy Sunday (The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) 1938-xx-xx

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Clyde Lewis ?
Inks
Clyde Lewis ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
$25.00 in cash prizes!
Characters
Doctor Zookis

Indexer Notes

The kid in the drawing looks like Lewis' kid character Herky.

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

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

Script
Bob Jenney
Pencils
Bob Jenney (signed as R. L. J.)
Inks
Bob Jenney (signed as R. L. J.)
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)
Synopsis
The villains wait till dark to escape from the G-Men.
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
Synopsis
Mr. Wong learns the true identity of one of the suspects.

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 (credited as Sarbo)
Pencils
George Scarbo (credited as Sarbo)
Inks
George Scarbo (credited as Sarbo)
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.) 19xx-xx-xx

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
Characters
Dad Moran; Jack Preston; Two-Gun Gardner; Grizzly Ike; Jim Danti; Cree; Jean Porter
Synopsis
Marshall Preston is sent to clean up Green Valley.

Indexer Notes

Credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Full names of some characters taken from the IMDB page about the movie.

[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
Synopsis
Granville talks of the joys of aging.
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 19xx-xx-xx

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

Toby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurry -- Oomog, we can't monkey around on a spooky island like this!
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Toby; Oomog
Synopsis
The ghosts carry off Toby.

Indexer Notes

Script 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, merchant prince, makes friends with Ben Hur who does not suspect that the friendship has been carefully planned.
Genre
drama; historical
Characters
Ben Hur; Malluch; Messala; Sheik Ilderim; Baethesar
Synopsis
Ben Hur and Malluch watch the chariot races.

Indexer Notes

© 1939 by Stephen Slesinger, Inc.

Credits suggested by 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 I don't know wot th' world is coming to..
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; Gillsy brothers
Synopsis
The Gillsy brothers are worried about the bad things happening in the world.
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 193x-xx-xx

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Jenney (signed as R. L. J.)
Inks
Bob Jenney (signed as R. L. J.)
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
Synopsis
A woman passenger tries to escape the plane with a parachute.

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
Synopsis
Herky creates a fuzzless peach.
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 19xx-xx-xx

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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 Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Why are ya yelling 'duck' -- I don't see any ducks!"]
  2. 1. ["Don't be alarmed - it's just our bouncer having a dress rehearsal."]
    George Clark's Carnival
  3. 2. ["I don't like the look of those low-hanging clouds... it means trouble."]
    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, and see Jimmy Giraffe do his famous sword swallowing act!!"]
    The Comic Zoo
  9. 8. [Episode 4]
    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 and you want a raise or you're gonna quit, eh?"]
    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. ["$25.00 in cash prizes!"]
    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 on a spooky island like this!"]
    Toby
  27. 26. ["Malluch, in the employ of Simonides, merchant prince, makes friends with Ben Hur who does not suspect that the friendship has been carefully planned."]
    Ben Hur
  28. 27. ["Trouble, trouble, trouble I don't know wot th' world is coming to.."]
    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 Air Rifles
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