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Popular Comics
PublisherDell Comics / Western Publishing | Date: | Lang: English
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PublicationOctober 1940 | 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, 1940 by R. S. Callender; 1940 by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.; 1940 by Dell Publishing Co.
 
FeaturingGang Busters
ContentGenre: Crime
 
Publisher advertisementDick Tracy is On the Trail Again! (1 page)
FeaturingDick Tracy
CreditsPencils: Chester Gould | Inks: Chester Gould
ContentGenre: Detective-mystery | Characters: Dick Tracy
NotesPromotional ad for Four Color (Dell, 1939 series) #8
 
Comic Story"Those are tough looking mugs!" (8 pages)
SynopsisThe Voice halts a plot to wreck the U.S.A.'s new giant sub-marine.
FeaturingThe Voice the Invisible Detective
CreditsPencils: Jim Chambers (credited) | Inks: Jim Chambers (credited)
ContentGenre: Detective-mystery | Characters: The Voice [Tim Brant]; Curly Rand; Professor Bert Wilson; Lt. Peters; Whitey Vosberg (first appearance; villain); Spig Morona (first appearance; villain)
NotesCopr. 1940 by R. S. Callender
 
Comic Story"At Washington, Martan addresses the delegates from America and Eurasia." (8 pages)
FeaturingMartan the Marvel Man
CreditsScript: Gaylord Du Bois (credited) | Pencils: Robert Bugg [as Bob Bugg] (credited) | Inks: Robert Bugg [as Bob Bugg] (credited)
ContentGenre: Science Fiction | Characters: Martan; Vana; Colonel Thompson
NotesCopyright 1940 by R. S. Callender.
 
Text StoryHe's My Pal (2 pages)
CreditsScript: Allen Kirby (credited) | Pencils: Charles Hedinger [as Hedinger] (signed) | Inks: Charles Hedinger [as Hedinger] (signed) | Letters: typeset
ContentCharacters: Brad Jennings; Pop Mahoney; Mr. Graham; Silky Louie
 
Comic Story"Jud Durk, called the "Phantom"..." (6 pages)
FeaturingGang Busters
CreditsPencils: Erwin L. Hess (signed) | Inks: Erwin L. Hess (signed)
ContentGenre: Crime | Characters: Chief John Winston; Pat; Clarence; Bill; Dave Durk (villain); The Phantom [Jud Durk; also as Jim Mason] (villain); Tex Willard (villain); Jess (villain)
NotesCopr. 1940 by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.
 
Comic Story"Determined to make good colonists of the pirate gang..." (8 pages)
FeaturingThe Hurricane Kids
CreditsScript: Albert Hartje (credited) | Pencils: Will Ely (credited) | Inks: Will Ely (credited)
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: The Hurricane Kids [Alan; Dave]; Omu; Captain Bill Brady; Maya; Bully Blackbeard
NotesCopr. 1940 by R. S. Callender
 
Comic Story"With half the world caught in the red horror of war..." (6 pages)
FeaturingThe Masked Pilot
CreditsScript: Bob Jenney (credited) | Pencils: Bob Jenney (credited) | Inks: Bob Jenney (credited)
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: The Masked Pilot; Tom; Benson; Mr. MacGregor; The New Pioneers of the Americas [Serge (villain); General Traytur (villain); Brasher (villain); Mr. Gracow (villain); Gus (villain)]
NotesCopr. 1940 by R. S. Callender
 
Comic Story"Following the great battle, Assinoff escapes to Eurasia..." (7 pages)
FeaturingDr. Hormone
CreditsPencils: Robert Bugg [as Bob Bugg] (credited) | Inks: Robert Bugg [as Bob Bugg] (credited)
ContentGenre: Science Fiction | Characters: Dr. Hormone; Jane [also as Janey]; Prime Minister Smartenoff; General Battleski; Popoloff; Skizenski; Captain Bosko; Assinoff (villain)
NotesCopr. 1940 by R. S. Callender
 
ActivityName the Stars! (1 page)
NotesContest for Lawrence Secret Code Outfit.
 
Publisher advertisementRead Phantasmo Master of the World
FeaturingDell
ContentCharacters: Phantasmo
NotesPromotional ad for The Funnies.
 
AdvertisementStamps
CreditsLetters: typeset
 
Comic Story"Today's Wally's birthday and what will he get besides another day older?" (7 pages)
SynopsisWally gets a new car for his birthday. Wally and Gramps decide to drive to the San Francisco Fair.
FeaturingWally Williams, American Boy
CreditsScript: Victor Boni (credited) | Pencils: Tom Hickey (credited) | Inks: Tom Hickey (credited)
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: Wally Williams; Gramps; Arlene; Uncle George; Billie Blaine; Lionel Lovelace; Mr. Brock
NotesCopr. 1940 by Dell Publishing Co.
 
Comic Story"Colonel Digby Dingle, a big chairwarmer from G.H.Q." (4 pages)
FeaturingPylon Pete
CreditsPencils: James Miller (credited) | Inks: James Miller (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor; War | Characters: Pylon Pete McTag; Three Ball O'Linsky; Colonel Digby Dingle; Major Hardtack Hooley
NotesCopr. 1940 by R. S. Callender
 
Comic Story"Having found a new means of combating the strange planet's giant insects..." (6 pages)
FeaturingCaptain Tornado
CreditsScript:? [as Kenneth Kennedy] (credited) | Pencils: Newt Alfred | Inks: Newt Alfred
ContentGenre: Science Fiction | Characters: Captain Tornado; Professor Bordani; Jane Bordani
NotesCopr. 1940 by R. S. Callender. Per Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books, Kenneth Kennedy was only a byline. Per the site, pencils and inks were by Newt Alfred.
 
CreditsLetters: typeset
NotesMiscellaneous classified advertisements on inside back cover.
 
AdvertisementThe Sensational 1000-Shot Red Ryder Cowboy Carbine (1 page)
FeaturingDaisy Air Rifles
NotesBack cover
 
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