(May 1940)

Dell, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-04-02
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 NEA Service, Inc.; 1940 by Stephen Slesinger; 1940 by R. S. Callender; 1940 by Phillip Lords, Inc.

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)

Gang Busters; The Masked Pilot; The Hurricane Kids; Martan the Marvel Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation; crime; science fiction
Characters
The Masked Pilot; Tom; The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Martan the Marvel Man; Vana

Here Kids are Your Favorite Features in Comic Book Form (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The Funnies / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the story of Hank Lamar
Genre
crime
Characters
John Winston; Tony Carter; Hank Lamar [also as John Williams; also as Mr. Hammer; also as George Benson] (villain)
Reprints

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

Masked Pilot / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Jenney [as Bob Jenny] (signed)
Inks
Bob Jenney [as Bob Jenny] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After their adventure in the South American tropics
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
The Masked Pilot; Tom; Dulac (villain)
Synopsis
The Masked Pilot and Tom head to Alaska for a hunting trip.

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

Herky / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
J. Granville Gurk Bad Debt Collector!
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; Noodles Nelson; J. Granville Gurk
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

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

L. C. Smith & Corona Typewriters Inc. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

The Hurricane Kids / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can't find what's wrong with the motor
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Maya; Omu; Captain Bill Brady; Captain Blackbeard

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

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
Glory be! A new goil in town!
Genre
humor
Characters
Noodles Nelson
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

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

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
Minnie Moffit formerly the object of Noodles Nelson's affections is on the warpath
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky; Noodles Nelson; J. Granville Gurk; Minnie Moffit
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) ?

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

Herky / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh boy oh boy! Mom said I could eat downtown today!
Genre
humor
Characters
Herky
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service, Inc.) 1938

Winners of Popular Comics Contest for December (Table of Contents: 10)

Popular Comics Gang Buster Contest / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

Shark Egan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Donaldson [as J. T. D.] (signed)
Inks
John Donaldson [as J. T. D.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shark Egan has made direct contact with the Syndicate.
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Shark Egan; Mary McDermot; Ace O'Doul; Kanaka Lew; Angkar; Captain Mai-ti [also as Captain Mai Ti]; Koye (villain); The Syndicate (villains)

Indexer Notes

Signed on bottom of second page.

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

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
Ouch!! Take it easy!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Penguin Pete; Pudgie

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

Wally Williams, American Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When wintry winds leave Elmville, Spring cannot be far behind.
Genre
sports; teen
Characters
Wally Williams; Gramps Williams; Arlene Grahame; Mayor Grahame; Betty; Coach Biff Harrigan; Hawthorne

Indexer Notes

Signed on last page of story.

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

Martan the Marvel Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
G. Ellerbrock (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Martians have attack the United States!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Martan the Marvel Man; Vana; General Pelton; Professor Wharton; Joe; Martians (villains)

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

Carnival / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look back and see if Jackson is still with us.
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Two single panel cartoons.

Stamps-Hobbies (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

The Voice / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Chambers
Inks
Jim Chambers
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My friend Wilson claims to have something interesting to show me
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Voice [Tim Brant] (first appearance, origin); Professor Bert Wilson (first appearance); Anne Graves (first appearance); Mike; Mrs. Duclair (corpse); Mr. Duclair (villain); Michel (villain)
Synopsis
Tim Brant borrows an invisible suit created by Professor Wilson and uses it to solve a murder.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, I'd better get cleaned up for the evening
Genre
humor
Characters
Willis Willet; Lil Willet; Mrs. Willet
Reprints
  • from Out Our Way Sunday (Nea Service, Inc.) ?

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bronc sends Shorty to get Pete out of jail
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bronc Peeler; Coyote Pete; Shorty; Babs Dalton; Mr. Dalton; Crazy Kate (villain); Baldy (villain); Blackie (villain)
Reprints
  • from Bronc Peeler daily ?

Calling All Gangbusters.... (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After saving the lives of the high priest and his followers from a monster centipede
Genre
adventure; 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 (Greg Fischer, March 2011).

This Beautiful Desk for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Remington Rand Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Announcing the Sensational New Daisy 1000-Shot Red Ryder Carbine (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company; Red Ryder / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Gang Busters; The Masked Pilot; The Hurricane Kids; Martan the Marvel Man
  2. 1. Here Kids are Your Favorite Features in Comic Book Form
    The Funnies
  3. 2. ["This is the story of Hank Lamar"]
    Gang Busters
  4. 3. ["After their adventure in the South American tropics"]
    Masked Pilot
  5. 4. ["J. Granville Gurk Bad Debt Collector!"]
    Herky
  6. 5. ["Only got 90 in english, Mom."]
    L. C. Smith & Corona Typewriters Inc.
  7. 6. ["I can't find what's wrong with the motor"]
    The Hurricane Kids
  8. 7. ["Glory be! A new goil in town!"]
    Herky
  9. 8. ["Minnie Moffit formerly the object of Noodles Nelson's affections is on the warpath"]
    Herky
  10. 9. ["Oh boy oh boy! Mom said I could eat downtown today!"]
    Herky
  11. 10. Winners of Popular Comics Contest for December
    Popular Comics Gang Buster Contest
  12. 11. ["Shark Egan has made direct contact with the Syndicate."]
    Shark Egan
  13. 12. ["Ouch!! Take it easy!"]
    Penguin Pete and His Pal Pudgie
  14. 13. ["When wintry winds leave Elmville, Spring cannot be far behind."]
    Wally Williams, American Boy
  15. 14. ["The Martians have attack the United States!"]
    Martan the Marvel Man
  16. 15. ["Look back and see if Jackson is still with us."]
    Carnival
  17. 16. Stamps-Hobbies
  18. 17. ["My friend Wilson claims to have something interesting to show me"]
    The Voice
  19. 18. ["Well, I'd better get cleaned up for the evening"]
    Out Our Way
  20. 19. ["Bronc sends Shorty to get Pete out of jail"]
    Bronc Peeler
  21. 20. Calling All Gangbusters....
    Popular Comics Gang Buster Contest
  22. 21. ["After saving the lives of the high priest and his followers from a monster centipede"]
    Captain Tornado
  23. 22. This Beautiful Desk for Only $1.00
    Remington Rand Inc.
  24. 23. Announcing the Sensational New Daisy 1000-Shot Red Ryder Carbine
    Daisy Manufacturing Company; Red Ryder
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tim Cotrill
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Gregory Fischer
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk