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Popular Comics
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PublicationOctober 1939 | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 68 | Frequency: monthly | 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)
NotesContents 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. Second class periodical. Copyright number 427676. Copyright given to Stephen Slesinger, Inc.
 
FeaturingThe Masked Pilot
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: The Masked Pilot
 
AdvertisementBoys and Girls! Enter This Big Contest! (2 pages)
FeaturingWhitman Publishing Company
CreditsPencils:? (photos) | Inks:? (photos)
NotesContest for readers of Better Little Books. On inside front and back covers in black, white and red.
 
Comic StoryThe McCoy Gang! Slot Machine Racket Murderers. (6 pages)
FeaturingGang Busters
CreditsPencils: Tom Hickey (signed) | Inks: Tom Hickey (signed)
ContentGenre: 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)
 
CartoonBorn Thirty Years Too Soon; The Cruel World
FeaturingSchool Days Out Our Way
CreditsScript: J. R. Williams (credited) | Pencils: J. R. Williams (credited) | Inks: J. R. Williams (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor
NotesTwo single panel cartoons.
 
CartoonHeroes are Made-Not Born; Born Thirty Years Too Soon
FeaturingWorry Wart
CreditsScript: J. R. Williams (credited) | Pencils: J. R. Williams (credited) | Inks: J. R. Williams (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor
NotesTwo single panel cartoons.
 
Comic Story"And again, yesterday, the so called "mystery" transport was seen flying high" (4 pages)
FeaturingThe Masked Pilot
CreditsScript: Bob Jenney | Pencils: Bob Jenney (credited) | Inks: Bob Jenney (credited)
ContentGenre: Adventure; Aviation | Characters: The Masked Pilot; Tom; Stephan (villain)
 
ActivityPopular Crossword Puzzles by Our Readers (1.33 pages)
FeaturingPopular Crossword Puzzles
NotesCrossword puzzles submitted by Richard Stoll and Catherine Alassi. Answers are at the bottom of page 57.
 
Comic Story"Look me over, Mom" (1 page)
FeaturingHerky
CreditsScript: Clyde Lewis | Pencils: Clyde Lewis | Inks: Clyde Lewis
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Herky; Herky's mother
 
Comic Story"So Lena Lou thinks I ain't romanic enough, does she?" (1 page)
FeaturingHerky
CreditsScript: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Pencils: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Inks: Clyde Lewis (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Herky; Noodles Nelson [Percy]
NotesNoodles 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.
 
Comic StoryThe Mystery of Mr. Wong [Part 2] (4 pages)
FeaturingMr. Wong
CreditsScript: Jim Gary? | Pencils: Jim Gary | Inks: Jim Gary
ContentGenre: Detective-mystery | Characters: Mr. Wong; Professor Janney; Brandon Edwards (death); Valerie Edwards; Peter Harrison; Ivan Strogonoff; Drina
NotesAn adaptation of the Monogram Pictures movie - Boris Karloff in "The Mystery of Mr. Wong."
 
Cartoon"You're too heavy for this fool thing, Emma" (1 page)
FeaturingHold Everything
CreditsScript: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Pencils: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Inks: Clyde Lewis (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor
NotesFour single panel cartoons.
 
Text StoryThe Flying Wolf! (2 pages)
CreditsLetters: typeset
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: John Morley; Jeff Morley; Kitty Morley
 
Comic StoryG-Men vs the Living Masks (4 pages)
FeaturingG-Men
CreditsPencils: Bob Jenney [as R.L.J.] (signed) | Inks: Bob Jenney [as R.L.J.] (signed)
ContentGenre: Crime | Characters: Larry Lane; Miss Walker; Blinky Mathews (villain); Dr. Toro (villain)
NotesSigned in last panel.
 
Comic Story"Worry, worry... trouble, trouble.." (1 page)
FeaturingHerky
CreditsScript: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Pencils: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Inks: Clyde Lewis (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Herky; Honey (Herky's sister)
 
Comic Story"But barring a crash or a forced landing" (5 pages)
FeaturingTailspin Tommy
CreditsScript: Hal Forrest (credited) | Pencils: Hal Forrest (credited) | Inks: Hal Forrest (credited)
ContentGenre: 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
NotesStrips in the previous issues were numbered. These would be strips 451-455.
 
ActivityGang Busters' Crime Clues Contest (2 pages)
FeaturingPopular Comics Gang Buster Contest
 
Text Story"The spectators have gathered" (4 pages)
SynopsisBen Hur's mother and sister are released from prison.
FeaturingBen Hur
ContentGenre: Historical | Characters: Ben Hur; Iras; Messala; Malluch; Ilderim; Thord; Pontius Pilate; Tirzah; Ben Hur's mother; Amrah; Simonides; Esther
 
Comic Story"Oh oh! Hey, Honey... lemme take yer bottle a minute" (1 page)
FeaturingHerky
CreditsScript: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Pencils: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Inks: Clyde Lewis (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Herky; Honey; Noodles Nelson
 
Comic Story"After escaping from Clamp Hackett's gang" (4 pages)
SynopsisTex Thorne finally captures Clamp Hackett and his gang.
FeaturingTex Thorne
CreditsScript:? [as Zane Grey]
ContentGenre: Western-frontier | Characters: Tex Thorne; Topaz (a horse); Jane Hoskins; Jimmy Hoskins; Jerky; Jack Parsons; Clamp Hackett (villain)
 
Comic Story"After witnessing the terrible battle between the dinosaur and the triceratops" (4 pages)
FeaturingThe Hurricane Kids
CreditsScript: Albert Hartje (signed) | Pencils: Will Ely (signed) | Inks: Will Ely (signed)
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Dawson (corpse)
 
Comic Story"My lil' desert rose"
FeaturingThe Comic Zoo
CreditsScript: Sarbo | Pencils: Sarbo | Inks: Sarbo
ContentGenre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
 
AdvertisementA Bike For You
FeaturingThe Crowell-Collier Publishing Company
 
Text Article"Most of us have heard of the Seven Wonders of the World" (2 pages)
FeaturingPopular Stamp Club
CreditsLetters: typeset
Noteshobby
 
Comic Story"You say Bronc found Spade Carson an' Bat Wilson?" (4 pages)
FeaturingBronc Peeler
CreditsScript: Fred Harman (credited) | Pencils: Fred Harman (signed) | Inks: Fred Harman (signed)
ContentGenre: Western-frontier | Characters: Bronc Peeler; Pete; Babs Dalton; Willie; Judge Avery; Abe Dalton (a skeleton); Spade Carson (villain); Bat Wilson (villain)
 
Cartoon"That's what you get for standing around with your mouth open." (1 page)
FeaturingHold Everything
CreditsScript: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Pencils: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Inks: Clyde Lewis (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor
NotesFour single panel cartoons.
 
Comic Story"Hello Rudy!"
FeaturingThe Comic Zoo
CreditsScript: Sarbo | Pencils: Sarbo | Inks: Sarbo
ContentGenre: Anthropomorphic-funny Animals | Characters: Rudy
 
Comic Story"Handicapped by lack of weapons" (4 pages)
FeaturingShark Egan
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: Shark Egan; Ace O'Doul; Mary McDermot; Kanaka Lew; Mai Ti; Angkar; Red Mack (villain)
 
CartoonHeroes are Made Not Born; Why Mothers Get Gray
FeaturingWorry Wart
CreditsScript: J. R. Williams (credited) | Pencils: J. R. Williams (credited) | Inks: J. R. Williams (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor
NotesTwo single panel cartoons.
 
CartoonNo Road Signs; Flops
FeaturingSchool Days Out Our Way
CreditsScript: J. R. Williams (credited) | Pencils: J. R. Williams (credited) | Inks: J. R. Williams (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor
NotesTwo single panel cartoons.
 
Comic StoryAt the World's Fair; ["All right Pete"] (4 pages)
FeaturingPenguin Pete
CreditsScript: Win Smith | Pencils: Win Smith (signed) | Inks: Win Smith (signed)
ContentGenre: Humor; Anthropomorphic-funny Animals | Characters: Penguin Pete; Pudgie
 
Advertisement30 Shot Automatic Repeater!! (1 page)
FeaturingJohnson Smith & Co.
NotesBack cover.
 
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