(January 1940)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1939-12-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Oskar Lebeck; Helen Meyer (Vice President)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Martan the Marvel Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
William Kent
Inks
William Kent
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Martan the Marvel Man; Vana

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

Martan the Marvel Man / comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

Script
G. Ellerbrock (credited)
Pencils
? [as William Kent (byline)]
Inks
? [as William Kent (byline)]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Vana, we're leaving the continent -- there's a great body of water ahead of us --
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Martan the Marvel Man; Vana; The Martians (villains)
Synopsis
Martan and Vana land their magic plane in the heart of war-torn Europe and disgustedly want to destroy them all, but they realize that their own race on Antaclea went through the same thing before they learned to forsake war for peace. Leaving Europe and landing in America, the pair attend a performance at a local theater where news is announced that Martians have invaded the Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Antaclea; Empire Theater

Indexer Notes

Storyline continues next issue.

Boys! How Many of These Chemical Secrets Do You Know? (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

The A. C. Gilbert Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mai Ti, leader of the Tong T'ang...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Shark Egan; Mary McDermot; Kanaka Lew; Captain Mai Ti; Angkar; Grampus (villain, death); Mr. Grype (villain); Red Mack (villain)
Synopsis
Shark, Grampus and Red Mack battle under the ocean for the gold-hued pearl.

[Captain Tornado, Professor Bordani and his daughter Jane have landed their rocket ship"] (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain Tornado / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Kenneth Kennedy] (credited)
Pencils
Newt Alfred ?
Inks
Newt Alfred ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Captain Tornado; Professor Bordani; Jane Bordani

Indexer Notes

According to Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Hames Ware identified Newt Alfred as the artist for the story in Popular Comics #49. The art in this story looks very similar to the art in that story.

Think of Owning One of These Slick Ingersoll Watches (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Ingersoll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Between Two Fires (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Frank Meredith; Bob Masters

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

The Masked Pilot / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Masked Pilot, resting after his harrowing experience with the Black Phantom
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
The Masked Pilot; Tom; B.C. Warrington; Jenks

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

Gangbusters / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al McWilliams
Pencils
Al McWilliams [as A. McWilliams] (signed)
Inks
Al McWilliams [as A. McWilliams] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A police patrol car is cruising slowly thru the back streets of Cleveland, Ohio
Genre
crime
Characters
John Winston; Pete Baxter; Tony Carter; Chief Taylor; Officer Ahearn; Henry Louis; Mary Louis; The Carlson Gang [Carlson (villain); Walt (villain, death); Michaels [as Mitchell] (villain, death); Gip Sands (villain)]
Reprints

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

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'm tellin' ya for th' last time, Gwendolyn...
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; Gwendolyn; Noodles Nelson
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938

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

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 ain't seen much of ya lately, Granville
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; J. Granville Gurk
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

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

Hurricane Kids / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Alan and Dave have rescued a young couple of the stone age
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Maya; Omu

Indexer Notes

Maya and Omu are named in this issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Herky / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I gotta get home, Noodles.
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; Noodles Nelson
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938

[Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.] (Table of Contents: 13)

statement of ownership / 0.1 page (report information)

Script
Helen Meyer
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

[Miscellaneous Advertisements] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.4 page (report information)

Wings Over the North Sea (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Bill Brandon; Spud

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

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
C'mon, Honey, ol' kid
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; Honey; Noodles Nelson
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938

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

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

Script
J. R. Williams
Pencils
J. R. Williams
Inks
J. R. Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Lil...where's Ma?
Genre
humor
Characters
Willis Willet; Lil Willet; Mrs. Willet
Reprints
  • from Out Our Way Sunday (Nea Service, Inc.) ?

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

Bronc Peeler / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Coyote Pete entered the ring against Bullneck the Terrible
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bronc Peeler; Pete [also as Coyote Pete]; Babs Dalton; Leaping Lena; Wheezie; Bullneck the Terrible

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

Our Boarding House / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gene Ahern
Pencils
Gene Ahern
Inks
Gene Ahern
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Haw! Egad, I'll have my fill today...
Genre
humor
Characters
Major Hoople
Reprints
  • from Our Boarding House Sunday (Nea Service, Inc.) ?

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

Penguin Pete and His Pal Pudgie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now that the World's Fair is closed for the Winter
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Penguin Pete; Pudgie
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Martan the Marvel Man
  2. 1. ["Look, Vana, we're leaving the continent -- there's a great body of water ahead of us --"]
    Martan the Marvel Man
  3. 2. Boys! How Many of These Chemical Secrets Do You Know?
    The A. C. Gilbert Co.
  4. 3. ["Mai Ti, leader of the Tong T'ang..."]
    Shark Egan
  5. 4. [Captain Tornado, Professor Bordani and his daughter Jane have landed their rocket ship"]
    Captain Tornado
  6. 5. Think of Owning One of These Slick Ingersoll Watches
    Ingersoll
  7. 6. Between Two Fires
  8. 7. ["The Masked Pilot, resting after his harrowing experience with the Black Phantom"]
    The Masked Pilot
  9. 8. ["A police patrol car is cruising slowly thru the back streets of Cleveland, Ohio"]
    Gangbusters
  10. 9. ["I'm tellin' ya for th' last time, Gwendolyn..."]
    Herky
  11. 10. ["I ain't seen much of ya lately, Granville"]
    Herky
  12. 11. ["Alan and Dave have rescued a young couple of the stone age"]
    Hurricane Kids
  13. 12. ["I gotta get home, Noodles."]
    Herky
  14. 13. [Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.]
  15. 14. [Miscellaneous Advertisements]
  16. 15. Wings Over the North Sea
  17. 16. ["C'mon, Honey, ol' kid"]
    Herky
  18. 17. ["Hey, Lil...where's Ma?"]
    Out Our Way
  19. 18. ["When Coyote Pete entered the ring against Bullneck the Terrible"]
    Bronc Peeler
  20. 19. ["Haw! Egad, I'll have my fill today..."]
    Our Boarding House
  21. 20. ["Now that the World's Fair is closed for the Winter"]
    Penguin Pete and His Pal Pudgie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Nick Caputo
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Dave Porta
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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