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Popular Comics
PublisherDell Comics / Western Publishing | Date: | Lang: English
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PublicationMarch 1940 | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 1 | Frequency: monthly
NotesOriginal indexer credited William Kent as cover artist, but Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Hames Ware believe it is Will Ely (March 2011).
 
FeaturingMartan The Marvel Man
CreditsPencils: Will Ely | Inks: Will Ely | Letters: typeset
ContentGenre: Science Fiction | Characters: Martan the Marvel Man
NotesOriginal indexer credited William Kent as cover artist, but Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Hames Ware believe it is Will Ely (March 2011).
 
AdvertisementBig Prizes and Cash Profits for Boys
FeaturingCrowell-Collier Publishing Co.
CreditsLetters: typeset
NotesInside front cover (top). Illustrated ad for getting customers and delivering magazines for the Crowell-Collier Publishing Co., Springfield, Ohio.
 
Comic Story"Hey fellas - Wait up! I got good news for ya!"
SynopsisGranville talks Herky into depositing a dollar in the bank instead of spending it on candy.
FeaturingHerky
CreditsScript: Clyde Lewis | Pencils: Clyde Lewis | Inks: Clyde Lewis
ContentGenre: Humor; Children | Characters: Herky; J. Granville Gurk; Noodles Nelson
NotesInside front cover (bottom). Black, red, and white.
 
Comic Story"This is the case of the Tri-State Gang..." (6 pages)
SynopsisG-Man John Winston and his assistants chase the Tri-State Gang to a showdown in Baltimore.
FeaturingGang Busters
CreditsScript: Jim Chambers | Pencils: Will Ely | Inks: Will Ely
ContentGenre: Crime | Characters: John Winston; Pete Baxter; Tony Carter; Officer Kelly (death); Tri-State Gang [Flo McGuire (villain); George Mayer (villain); Hank Mayer (villain); Joe Cardo (villain); Ray Lowen (villain)]
NotesOriginal indexer credited Alden McWilliams as writer and artist, but Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Hames Ware believe the writer is Jim Chambers and the artist is Will Ely (March 2011).
 
Comic Story"I would have to destroy them all to stop them..." (6 pages)
SynopsisMartan and Vana get ready for action as Martians invade Earth.
FeaturingMartan the Marvel Man
CreditsScript: G. Ellerbrock (credited) | Pencils: William Kent (credited) | Inks: William Kent (credited)
ContentGenre: Science Fiction | Characters: Martan the Marvel Man; Vana
NotesPart of a continuing story.
 
Comic StoryNew Year's Day
SynopsisFacts about planets and the time it takes them to orbit the sun.
FeaturingThis Curious World
CreditsScript: William Ferguson (signed) | Pencils: William Ferguson (signed) | Inks: William Ferguson (signed) | Letters: William Ferguson?
ContentGenre: Non-fiction
NotesVertical one-third page.
 
AdvertisementStamp Collecting ads and others
CreditsLetters: typeset
NotesTwo-thirds of a page of classified style ads, mostly about stamp collecting. Also ads for Corona typewriters, jobs as railway mail clerks, and health insurance.
 
Comic Story"Alan and Dave, two young American sailors..." (7 pages)
SynopsisDave and Alan and their stone age friends Maya and Omu must escape an earthquake and the eruption of a volcano.
FeaturingThe Hurricane Kids
CreditsScript: Albert Hartje (credited) | Pencils: Will Ely (credited) | Inks: Will Ely (credited)
ContentGenre: Adventure; Science Fiction | Characters: The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Maya; Omu
NotesPart of a continuing story.
 
Comic Story"Well, well--if it isn't Lois..."
FeaturingHerky
CreditsScript: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Pencils: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Inks: Clyde Lewis (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor; Children | Characters: Herky; Lois
 
Comic Story"Yer lookin' kinda moon-eyed lately, Herk..."
FeaturingHerky
CreditsScript: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Pencils: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Inks: Clyde Lewis (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor; Children | Characters: Herky; Noodles Nelson
 
Comic Story"Hiya Noodles!"
FeaturingHerky
CreditsScript: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Pencils: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Inks: Clyde Lewis (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor; Children | Characters: Herky; Noodles Nelson; Arnold Nelson
 
Comic Story"I have a great proposition for you Herky"
FeaturingHerky
CreditsScript: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Pencils: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Inks: Clyde Lewis (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor; Children | Characters: Herky; J. Granville Gurk
 
Comic Story"There is a beehive of activity..." (6 pages)
SynopsisThe Masked Pilot and Tom intercept a hijacked bomber over the jungles of Nicaragua.
FeaturingThe Masked Pilot
CreditsPencils: Bob Jenney (credited) | Inks: Bob Jenney (credited)
ContentGenre: Adventure; Aviation | Characters: The Masked Pilot; Tom; Spud; Rekra (villain); Stephan (villain)
 
Comic Story"I still think I ought to be the leader..." (4 pages)
SynopsisPenguin Pete and Pudge hunt alligators.
FeaturingPenguin Pete and His Pal Pudgie
CreditsScript: Win Smith (signed) | Pencils: Win Smith (signed) | Inks: Win Smith (signed)
ContentGenre: Adventure; Anthropomorphic-funny Animals | Characters: Penguin Pete; Pudgie
NotesFirst part of a continued story.
 
Comic Story"Apparently he wants us to go into that door" (8 pages)
SynopsisAfter landing their rocket on a strange planet, Captain Tornado, Professor Bordani, and his daughter Jane are held captive by a civilized race of people living underground to escape the giant insects which infest the surface of the planet.
FeaturingCaptain Tornado
CreditsScript:? [as Kenneth Kennedy] (credited) | Pencils: Newt Alfred | Inks: Newt Alfred
ContentGenre: Science Fiction | Characters: Captain Tornado; Professor Bordani; Jane Bordani
NotesPart of a continuing story. Original indexer credited Kenneth Kennedy as artist, but Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Hames Ware believe the artist is Newt Alfred (March 2011).
 
Comic StoryWilly Williams, American Boy, At the Snow Carnival (8 pages)
SynopsisWally, Gramps, and the gang have adventures while attending the Ski Carnival.
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; Betty Riley; Bart Kelsey; Jughead
 
Comic StoryBower-Birds
SynopsisFacts about Bower-birds.
FeaturingThis Curious World
CreditsScript: William Ferguson (signed) | Pencils: William Ferguson (signed) | Inks: William Ferguson (signed) | Letters: William Ferguson?
ContentGenre: Non-fiction
NotesAd for "Junior guitar" is cut into upper right corner of strip.
 
AdvertisementWin this Car
FeaturingBoys & Girls Club
CreditsLetters: typeset
NotesContest for winning a child-size gasoline engine powered racer. Boys & Girls Club, Topeka, Kansas.
 
Comic StoryMoon Mountain Manor (6 pages)
SynopsisAce and K-16 investigate the strange Dr. Mancho Phyroe, who has a death ray that can kill or revive humans.
Featuring'Ace' Brady Super-Sleuth
CreditsPencils: Jack Farr | Inks: Jack Farr
ContentGenre: Detective-mystery | Characters: Ace Brady (introduction); K-16 (introduction); Dr. Mancho Phyroe (introduction, villain); Zorcena (introduction, villain)
NotesArt identification from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Hames Ware (March 2011).
 
Publisher advertisement$25.00 Free in Cash Prizes (1 page)
CreditsLetters: typeset
NotesGang Busters related contest to identify three famous crime victims. The 25 winners win $1.00 each.
 
Comic Story"In an attempt to wreck the the circus..." (4 pages)
SynopsisBronc Peeler is due home at the ranch. Coyote Pete plans to pick him up at the next town over and escort him to the local depot by horseback.
FeaturingBronc Peeler
CreditsScript: Fred Harman (credited) | Pencils: Fred Harman (credited) | Inks: Fred Harman (credited)
ContentGenre: Western-frontier | Characters: Bronc Peeler; Pete [also as Coyote Pete]; Leaping Lena; Nellie (a horse)
NotesPart of a continuing story.
 
Comic Story"Ace O'Doul, Shark Egan's birdman buddy..." (4 pages)
SynopsisA mysterious "Syndicate" threatens Shark Egan and his friends aboard the ship "Hwang-Ho" off the coast of China.
FeaturingShark Egan
CreditsPencils: John Donaldson [as J.T.D.] (signed) | Inks: John Donaldson [as J.T.D.] (signed)
ContentGenre: Adventure; Historical | Characters: Shark Egan; Mary McDermot; Kanaka Lew; Angkar; Captain Mai-ti [formerly as Captain Mai Ti]; Ace O'Doul; Rear-Admiral Shomi (villain); Koye (villain); The Syndicate (villains)
NotesPart of a continuing story. Art is initialed "J.T.D." at bottom of second page. Art credit from Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999.
 
AdvertisementRush Coupon for Mammoth Catalog (1 page)
FeaturingJohnson Smith & Co.
CreditsLetters: typeset
NotesInside back cover; black, red, and white. Illustrated ad for novelties from Johnson Smith & Co., Detroit, Mich.
 
AdvertisementBoys! I'll Help You Get a Daisy for Your Birthday (1 page)
FeaturingDaisy Air Rifles
CreditsLetters: typeset
NotesBack cover. Illustrated ad for Daisy Air Rifles. Eight models depicted, ranging in price from $1.00 to $5.00. Daisy Manufacturing Co., Plymouth, Mich.
 
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