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Bell Features, 1942 Series
Published in English (Canada) Canada
Random Cover from Series #23
[circa May 1945]
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Publication Dates:
February 1942 - 1950 ?
Number of Issues Published:
38 (#1 - #105)
Colour cover; Black and White interior (Issue #1-28), Full Colour (#29 and on)
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series
Publication Type:
American comics; Canadian White; reprint; superhero
Series Details:
Publisher's Brands:
Indicia Publishers:
The first three issues were published under 'Commercial Signs of Canada' name.

Issues #1 to #28 of this series contain original Canadian created content and are classed as 'Canadian White' editions.

Issues #29 and #30 date from 1946 and contain U.S. reprints in colour, but with original covers.

The series restarts circa 1950, ignoring previous numbering (#96 is currently the earliest known) consisting entirely of reprints of U.S. comics, also in colour.

Other issues may exist.

Index Status

Indexed Partially Indexed Pending Approval Reserved Skeleton Data Only

Cover Status

Scan available Needs Replacement No Scan available