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PublisherDell Comics / Western Publishing | Date: | Lang: English
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PublicationJuly 1940 | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 1 | Frequency: monthly
CoverIntroducing... The Voice the Invisible Detective
FeaturingThe Voice the Invisible Detective
CreditsPencils: Jim Chambers [as J. Chambers] (signed) | Inks: Jim Chambers [as J. Chambers] (signed)
ContentGenre: Detective-mystery | Characters: The Voice [Tim Brant]; Curly Rand; Professor Bert Wilson
Publisher advertisementOn Land --- On Sea and in the Air.. War Comics (1 page)
ContentGenre: War
NotesOn inside front cover in black, white and red.
Comic Story"Already known to a frightened underworld as The Invisible Voice..." (8 pages)
SynopsisTim Brant uses an invisible suit created by Professor Wilson to solve crimes.
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; Harry Appleton (introduction); Hardcash Appleton (introduction, death); Jeems (villain, introduction)
NotesCopr. 1940 by R. S. Callender.
Comic Story"During the battle with the gorillas Maya" (6 pages)
SynopsisThe Hurricane Twins help rescue Maya from the huge gorilla.
FeaturingThe Hurricane Kids
CreditsScript: Albert Hartje (credited) | Pencils: Will Ely (credited) | Inks: Will Ely (credited)
ContentGenre: Adventure; Historical | Characters: The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Omu; Captain Bill Brady; Maya; Bearpaw; Rabbitheart; Aorongo (a gorilla; death)
NotesCopr. 1940 by R. S. Callender
Comic Story"After the capture and death of the spy, Ellman..." (6 pages)
SynopsisThe Masked Pilot and Tom are captured by spies.
FeaturingThe Masked Pilot
CreditsPencils: Bob Jenney [as Bob Jenny] (credited) | Inks: Bob Jenney [as Bob Jenny] (credited)
ContentGenre: Adventure; Aviation | Characters: The Masked Pilot; Tom; Anton (villain)
NotesCopr. 1940 by R. S. Callender
Cartoon"Farmer Brown is unfair!"
CreditsPencils: Charles Hedinger (signed) | Inks: Charles Hedinger (signed)
ContentGenre: Humor
NotesThree single panel cartoons.
NotesMiscellaneous classified advertisements.
Comic Story"I'm telling ya, Sam - Rocky is the best thing..." (5 pages)
SynopsisGangsters try to get Rocky to throw a fight.
FeaturingRocky the Red Bomber
CreditsPencils: Charles Hedinger (credited) | Inks: Charles Hedinger (credited)
ContentGenre: Sports | Characters: The Red Bomber [Rocky Sullivan]; Sam; Jerry; Slugger Olsen; Pinky; Joe (villain)
NotesCopr. 1940 by R. S. Callender
Comic Story"See, General Pelton!" (8 pages)
FeaturingMartan the Marvel Man
CreditsScript: G. Ellerbrock (credited)
ContentGenre: Science Fiction | Characters: Martan the Marvel Man; Vana; General Pelton; General Rontal; Tommy; Jeff; Mac; Colonel Mako (villain); Honorable Commander (villain)
NotesCopr. 1940 by R. S. Callender
Comic Story"Gus McGoig's ambition was to make Dillinger look like a piker." (6 pages)
FeaturingGang Busters
CreditsPencils: Erwin L. Hess (signed) | Inks: Erwin L. Hess (signed)
ContentGenre: Crime | Characters: Chief John Winston; Thula [also as Rose Dean]; Gus McGoig (villain); Clarence Bunch (villain; death); Pete Dean (villain); Frank Hopson (villain)
NotesCopr. 1940 by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.
Comic Story"There goes the Hwang-Ho!" (6 pages)
FeaturingShark Egan World Adventurer
CreditsPencils: John Donaldson [as J.T.D.] (signed) | Inks: John Donaldson [as J.T.D.] (signed)
ContentGenre: Adventure; Historical | Characters: Shark Egan; Mary McDermot; Ace O'Doul; Kanaka Lew; Angkar; Captain Mai-ti [also as Captain Mai Ti]; Commander Kru Sing
Comic Story"Persuading the king to transfer his kingdom above ground" (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. 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 and is consistent with the art credits listed at Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books (Greg Fischer, March 2011).
Comic Story"Pylon Pete wins the Irish sweepstakes!" (4 pages)
FeaturingPylon Pete
CreditsPencils: James Miller (credited) | Inks: James Miller (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor; War | Characters: Pylon Pete; Three Ball; Cut Cassidy; Rudolph (villain); Otto (villain)
NotesCopr. 1940 by R. S. Callender
ActivityHow's Your Movie Memory? (1 page)
CreditsLetters: ?
NotesPopular Comics cash prize contest.
Comic Story"The school term is about over for Elmhurst College..." (6.5 pages)
FeaturingWally Williams, American Boy
CreditsScript: Victor Boni (credited) | Pencils: Tom Hickey (credited) | Inks: Tom Hickey (credited)
ContentGenre: Sports; Teen | Characters: Wally Williams; Gramps Williams; Arlene Grahame; Ted Jackson; Coach Biff Harrigan
NotesCopr. 1940 by Dell Publishing
Comic Story"If there's one thing I hate, it's peach fuzz!"
CreditsScript: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Pencils: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Inks: Clyde Lewis (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: J. Granville Gurk; Noodles Nelson
Publisher advertisementHave You Seen Phantasmo Master of the World (1 page)
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: Phantasmo; High Lama
NotesPromo for The Funnies. On inside back cover in black, white and red.
Publisher advertisementThe Funnies #45 (1 page)
ContentCharacters: Phantasmo
NotesBack cover.
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