(October 1939)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1939-08-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Oskar 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

Contents copyright: 1938 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.; 1938, 1939 by NEA, Inc.; 1939 by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.; 1939 by R. S. Callender; 1939 by Phillips Lord, Inc.; and 1939 by Stephen Slesinger, Inc.

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 4. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 427676. Copyright given to Stephen Slesinger, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Masked Pilot / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Masked Pilot

Boys and Girls! Enter This Big Contest! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Whitman Publishing Company / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

The McCoy Gang! Slot Machine Racket Murderers. (Table of Contents: 2)

Gang Busters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks
Tom Hickey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Detective Chief Cal Yorke; Detective Len Gates; Detective Johnny Marvin; Officer Tom Baker (death); Officer Larry McMillan (death); W. J. Kuehl; Ralph Hadley; Ned Wade; Mrs. Jarvis; The McCoy Gang [Bob McCoy (villain); Eddie McCoy (villain, death); Nick Ryan (villain)]; Soapy (villain)
Reprints

Born Thirty Years Too Soon; The Cruel World (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 newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

Heroes are Made-Not Born; Born Thirty Years Too Soon (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 Wart newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

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

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

Script
Bob Jenney
Pencils
Bob Jenney (credited)
Inks
Bob Jenney (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And again, yesterday, the so called "mystery" transport was seen flying high
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
The Masked Pilot; Tom; Stephan (villain)

[Popular Crossword Puzzles by Our Readers] (Table of Contents: 6)

Popular Crossword Puzzles / activity / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Crossword puzzles submitted by Richard Stoll and Catherine Alassi.
Answers are at the bottom of page 57.

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

Herky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look me over, Mom
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; Herky's mother
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938

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

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
So Lena Lou thinks I ain't romanic enough, does she?
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; Noodles Nelson [Percy]
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.07.10

Indexer Notes

Noodles is called Percy in this story. Not sure if it's his real name or if it was a slur because the other kids were teasing him.

The Mystery of Mr. Wong [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Mr. Wong; Professor Janney; Brandon Edwards (death); Valerie Edwards; Peter Harrison; Ivan Strogonoff; Drina

Indexer Notes

An adaptation of the Monogram Pictures movie - Boris Karloff in "The Mystery of Mr. Wong."

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

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
You're too heavy for this fool thing, Emma
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.05.24
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.05.12
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.05.06
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.09.29

Indexer Notes

Four single panel cartoons.

The Flying Wolf! (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
John Morley; Jeff Morley; Kitty Morley

G-Men vs the Living Masks (Table of Contents: 12)

G-Men / 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
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Larry Lane; Miss Walker; Blinky Mathews (villain); Dr. Toro (villain)

Indexer Notes

Signed in last panel.

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

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
Worry, worry... trouble, trouble..
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; Honey (Herky's sister)
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.07.24

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

Tailspin Tommy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But barring a crash or a forced landing
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Tailspin Tommy [Tommy Tomkins]; Skeets Milligan; Betty Lou Barnes; Paul Smith; 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

Indexer Notes

Strips in the previous issues were numbered. These would be strips 451-455.

Gang Busters' Crime Clues Contest (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The spectators have gathered
Genre
historical
Characters
Ben Hur; Iras; Messala; Malluch; Ilderim; Thord; Pontius Pilate; Tirzah; Ben Hur's mother; Amrah; Simonides; Esther
Synopsis
Ben Hur's mother and sister are released from prison.

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

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
Oh oh! Hey, Honey... lemme take yer bottle a minute
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; Honey; Noodles Nelson
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.07.17

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

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

Script
? [as Zane Grey]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After escaping from Clamp Hackett's gang
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tex Thorne; Topaz (a horse); Jane Hoskins; Jimmy Hoskins; Jerky; Jack Parsons; Clamp Hackett (villain)
Synopsis
Tex Thorne finally captures Clamp Hackett and his gang.

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

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
After witnessing the terrible battle between the dinosaur and the triceratops
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Dawson (corpse)

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

The Comic Zoo / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Sarbo
Pencils
Sarbo
Inks
Sarbo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My lil' desert rose
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

A Bike For You (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[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
Most of us have heard of the Seven Wonders of the World

Indexer Notes

hobby

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Bronc Peeler / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You say Bronc found Spade Carson an' Bat Wilson?
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bronc Peeler; Pete; Babs Dalton; Willie; Judge Avery; Abe Dalton (a skeleton); Spade Carson (villain); Bat Wilson (villain)

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

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
That's what you get for standing around with your mouth open.
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.05.14
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.05.17
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.05.05
  • from Hold Everything daily (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938.05.07

Indexer Notes

Four single panel cartoons.

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

The Comic Zoo / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Sarbo
Pencils
Sarbo
Inks
Sarbo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello Rudy!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rudy

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Handicapped by lack of weapons
Genre
adventure
Characters
Shark Egan; Ace O'Doul; Mary McDermot; Kanaka Lew; Mai Ti; Angkar; Red Mack (villain)

Heroes Are Made Not Born; Why Mothers Get Gray (Table of Contents: 27)

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 Wart newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

No Road Signs; Flops (Table of Contents: 28)

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 newspaper strip (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

At the World's Fair; ["All right Pete"] (Table of Contents: 29)

Penguin Pete / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Win Smith
Pencils
Win Smith (signed)
Inks
Win Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Penguin Pete; Pudgie

30 Shot Automatic Repeater!! (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Masked Pilot
  2. 1. Boys and Girls! Enter This Big Contest!
    Whitman Publishing Company
  3. 2. The McCoy Gang! Slot Machine Racket Murderers.
    Gang Busters
  4. 3. Born Thirty Years Too Soon; The Cruel World
    School Days Out Our Way
  5. 4. Heroes are Made-Not Born; Born Thirty Years Too Soon
    Worry Wart
  6. 5. ["And again, yesterday, the so called "mystery" transport was seen flying high"]
    The Masked Pilot
  7. 6. [Popular Crossword Puzzles by Our Readers]
    Popular Crossword Puzzles
  8. 7. ["Look me over, Mom"]
    Herky
  9. 8. ["So Lena Lou thinks I ain't romanic enough, does she?"]
    Herky
  10. 9. The Mystery of Mr. Wong [Part 2]
    Mr. Wong
  11. 10. ["You're too heavy for this fool thing, Emma"]
    Hold Everything
  12. 11. The Flying Wolf!
  13. 12. G-Men vs the Living Masks
    G-Men
  14. 13. ["Worry, worry... trouble, trouble.."]
    Herky
  15. 14. ["But barring a crash or a forced landing"]
    Tailspin Tommy
  16. 15. Gang Busters' Crime Clues Contest
    Popular Comics Gang Buster Contest
  17. 16. ["The spectators have gathered"]
    Ben Hur
  18. 17. ["Oh oh! Hey, Honey... lemme take yer bottle a minute"]
    Herky
  19. 18. ["After escaping from Clamp Hackett's gang"]
    Tex Thorne
  20. 19. ["After witnessing the terrible battle between the dinosaur and the triceratops"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  21. 20. ["My lil' desert rose"]
    The Comic Zoo
  22. 21. A Bike For You
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company
  23. 22. ["Most of us have heard of the Seven Wonders of the World"]
    Popular Stamp Club
  24. 23. ["You say Bronc found Spade Carson an' Bat Wilson?"]
    Bronc Peeler
  25. 24. ["That's what you get for standing around with your mouth open."]
    Hold Everything
  26. 25. ["Hello Rudy!"]
    The Comic Zoo
  27. 26. ["Handicapped by lack of weapons"]
    Shark Egan
  28. 27. Heroes Are Made Not Born; Why Mothers Get Gray
    Worry Wart
  29. 28. No Road Signs; Flops
    School Days Out Our Way
  30. 29. At the World's Fair; ["All right Pete"]
    Penguin Pete
  31. 30. 30 Shot Automatic Repeater!!
    Johnson Smith & Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
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