(May 1940)

Dell, 1940 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1940-04-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co. Inc.
Editing
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Issue Notes

Contents copyrighted 1940 by Dell Publishing Co., Inc.

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 456198.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Keywords
tanks

[$25 in Cash Prizes!] (Table of Contents: 1)

War Comics / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
contest

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black, white and red.

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

Peace Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Arthur McCaffery (credited)
Pencils
Arthur McCaffery ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A close shave, mates, but we made it!
Genre
war
Characters
Peace Raider [Larry MacIntosh]; Babanoff (villain); O'Roke (first appearance, villain)

Indexer Notes

In most stories in this issue, the byline refers to the artist. Unable to find any information on this creator to determine if he's writer/artist or both.

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

The Tripod Trio / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Having reached no man's land much against their will
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Tripod Trio [Mickey]

Indexer Notes

Mickey is named in this story.

Greg Gilday and the Martians (Table of Contents: 4)

Greg Gilday / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Fletcher (signed as Fletcher)
Inks
Dick Fletcher (signed as Fletcher)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Greg Gilday (introduction, origin, doctor); Joan; President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Synopsis
The U.S. Crusier "Brooklyn" spots a weird, flying metal object and radios authorities with information. But the mysterious object blows the ship to pieces as well as the S.S. Aurentic which was sent to investigate. The mysterious craft then appears over Washington D.C. and shoots down every airplane sent to intercept it, then disappears. The President's Cabinet decides to turn the matter over to the dying Dr. Gilday. He travels to his lab to finish work on his Atomic Supervitalizer anyway and accidentally falls into it, gaining tremendous powers and abilities, and vows to take on the craft.
Reprints
Keywords
S.S. Aurentic; U.S. Crusier Brooklyn; Washington D.C.

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

Fletcher signs every page of this story in the last panel.

The Admiral Graf Spee (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al McWilliams
Inks
Al McWilliams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Captain Langsdorff

Indexer Notes

Al McWilliams credit from "Comic book culture: an illustrated history" by Ron Goulart (2000-Collectors Press Inc.) [Submitted by Doc Mars via the Error Tracker].

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

The Tripod Trio / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aha, mon braves!
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Tripod Trio [Mickey]

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

Small News True Stories from Behind the Lines / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A Spanish fishing vessel catches big fish..
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This issue is the only appearance of the "Small News True Stories from Behind the Lines" feature

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

New War Tactics / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Long before the outbreak of the present war
Genre
non-fiction

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

Scoop Mason / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Blane (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the trail of worthless ammunition smuggled from France into Germany
Feature Logo
Scoop Mason War Correspondent
Genre
war; teen
Characters
Scoop Mason; Sleepy Samson; Jay-Jay [Judy Jackson; also as Rosita]; Crane; Baron Treville (villain); Carl (villain)

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

The Sky Hawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ralf Stone (credited)
Pencils
Tom Hickey (credited)
Inks
Tom Hickey (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Following their graduation from Annapolis, the three buddies
Genre
war; aviation
Characters
Storm Allen; Lucky Lane; Buzz Magee; Admiral White; Commander Kerry (first appearance); Judy Baines (first appearance); Ah Wing; Nichi Koto

Indexer Notes

Judy Baines is named in War Comics #3.

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

The Tripod Trio / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Forward March!
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Tripod Trio [Mickey]

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

Danny Dash Globe Trotter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Erwin Hess (signed as Erwin L. Hess)
Inks
Erwin Hess (signed as Erwin L. Hess)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Enroute to London on a rainy night, Danny's car is wrecked
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Danny Dash; Captain Georges Barnett; J.D.S.; Miss Stanley; Mr. Boumier; Dr. Lagron; Albert; Gray Hordes from the Center of the Earth

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Mines (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Roy Humphries (signed)
Inks
Roy Humphries
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war

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

Small News True Stories from Behind the Lines / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It happened in Germany
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This issue is the only appearance of the "Small News True Stories from Behind the Lines" feature

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

The Tripod Trio / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After wrecking that train boys, it'll be too bad if they ever catch us again
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Tripod Trio [Mickey]

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

Blockade / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Burley (signed)
Inks
Ray Burley
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jerry and Tim, after being fished out of the North Sea by a British destroyer
Genre
war
Characters
Jerry; Tim; Mr. Bailey; Mr. Bosun (villain); Schultz (villain)

This Beautiful Desk for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Announcing the Sensational New Daisy 1000-shot Red Ryder Carbine (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Daisy Red Rider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [$25 in Cash Prizes!]
    War Comics
  3. 2. ["A close shave, mates, but we made it!"]
    Peace Raider
  4. 3. ["Having reached no man's land much against their will"]
    The Tripod Trio
  5. 4. Greg Gilday and the Martians
    Greg Gilday
  6. 5. The Admiral Graf Spee
  7. 6. ["Aha, mon braves!"]
    The Tripod Trio
  8. 7. ["A Spanish fishing vessel catches big fish.."]
    Small News True Stories from Behind the Lines
  9. 8. ["Long before the outbreak of the present war"]
    New War Tactics
  10. 9. ["On the trail of worthless ammunition smuggled from France into Germany"]
    Scoop Mason
  11. 10. ["Following their graduation from Annapolis, the three buddies"]
    The Sky Hawk
  12. 11. ["Forward March!"]
    The Tripod Trio
  13. 12. ["Enroute to London on a rainy night, Danny's car is wrecked"]
    Danny Dash Globe Trotter
  14. 13. Mines
  15. 14. ["It happened in Germany"]
    Small News True Stories from Behind the Lines
  16. 15. ["After wrecking that train boys, it'll be too bad if they ever catch us again"]
    The Tripod Trio
  17. 16. ["Jerry and Tim, after being fished out of the North Sea by a British destroyer"]
    Blockade
  18. 17. This Beautiful Desk for Only $1.00
    Remington Rand Inc.
  19. 18. Announcing the Sensational New Daisy 1000-shot Red Ryder Carbine
    Daisy Red Rider
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Peter Croome
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Richard Smith
  • Dan Stevenson
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)