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Popular Comics
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PublicationApril 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, 1938 by NEA Service, Inc.; 1940 by Stephen Slesinger; 1940 by R. S. Callender; 1940 by Phillip Lords, Inc.
 
FeaturingGang Busters
CreditsLetters: typeset
ContentGenre: Crime
 
Publisher advertisementNew Fast Action Books... (1 page)
FeaturingDell
ContentGenre: Adventure; Anthropomorphic-funny Animals; Crime; Science Fiction | Characters: Donald Duck; Pinocchio; John Carter
NotesHouse ads for 4 Dell Comics. On inside front cover in black, white and red.
 
Comic Story"The Buck Moran Case" (6 pages)
FeaturingGang Busters
ContentGenre: Crime | Characters: John Winston; Pete Baxter; Tony Carter; Joe (death); Tony (death); Buck Moran (villain); Frank Verne (villain); Mike Bates (villain)
 
Comic Story"Martan, in his powerful space ship has just spotted the Martian rocket fleet" (6 pages)
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; General Pelton; Bill; Martians (villains)
 
Comic Story"Here's $50, and if those men bring that new ice box, look it over!" (1 page)
FeaturingOur Boarding House With Major Hoople
CreditsScript: Gene Ahern [as Gene Aherne] (credited) | Pencils: Gene Ahern [as Gene Aherne] (credited) | Inks: Gene Ahern [as Gene Aherne] (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Major Amos Hoople; Martha Hoople
 
Comic Story"Riverview, home of Wally, Gramps and the gang" (8 pages)
SynopsisWally and Gramps build an ice boat.
FeaturingWally Williams American Boy
CreditsScript: Victor Boni (credited) | Pencils: Tom Hickey (credited) | Inks: Tom Hickey (credited)
ContentGenre: Sports; Teen | Characters: Wally Williams; Gramps Williams; Grandma Williams; Arlene Grahame; Ted Jackson; Peewee Saunders
 
Comic Story"Hello, son... you're just th' fellow I want to see" (1 page)
SynopsisHerky's father asks him if he'd rather have a baby brother or a baby sister, and Herky tells him he'd rather have a Shetland pony.
FeaturingHerky
CreditsScript: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Pencils: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Inks: Clyde Lewis (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Herky; Herky's father
 
Comic Story"You burn me up, Shark Egan!" (6 pages)
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; Ace O'Doul; Kanaka Lew; Angkar; Captain Mai-ti [also as Captain Mai Ti]; One-Eye Wendel [J. Wendel]; Red Mack (villain); Koye (villain); Dolph (villain); The Syndicate (villains)
NotesSigned on last page.
 
Comic Story"Well kiddo..... what'cha waitin' for?"
FeaturingHerky
CreditsScript: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Pencils: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Inks: Clyde Lewis (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Herky; Honey
 
Comic Story"C'mon, Honey.... let's get home before we get wet"
FeaturingHerky
CreditsScript: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Pencils: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Inks: Clyde Lewis (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Herky; Honey
 
Comic Story"Having successfully foiled foreign spys" (8 pages)
FeaturingMasked Pilot
CreditsPencils: Bob Jenney (credited) | Inks: Bob Jenney (credited)
ContentGenre: Adventure; Aviation | Characters: The Masked Pilot; Tom; Sabatino Velaz (villain); Miquel (villain)
 
Comic Story"While Professor Bordani is in the library poreing over the records of the ancient civilization" (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
NotesAccording 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 (Greg Fischer, March 2011).
 
Comic Story"Alan and Dave have been shipwrecked almost a year on a strange island group" (5 pages)
FeaturingThe Hurricane Kids
CreditsScript: Albert Hartje (credited) | Pencils: Will Ely (credited) | Inks: Will Ely (credited)
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: The Hurricane Kids [Alan Burnham; Dave Burnham]; Maya; Omu
 
Text ArticleWill-O'-the-Wisp
FeaturingThis Curious World
CreditsScript: William Ferguson (signed) | Pencils: William Ferguson (signed) | Inks: William Ferguson (signed)
ContentGenre: Non-fiction
 
AdvertisementStamps-Hobbies
 
Comic Story"Crawling from the ruins of his laboratory of horrors" (5 pages)
Featuring'Ace' Brady Super-Sleuth
CreditsPencils: Jack Farr | Inks: Jack Farr
ContentGenre: Detective-mystery | Characters: Ace Brady; Countess Montresque (first appearance, villain); Dr. Mancho Phyroe (villain)
NotesSame art on this feature as issue #49 and art style confirmed by Lambiek entry on Jack Farr.
 
Comic Story"So Mushie thinks he's got a harder head than me, eh?"
FeaturingHerky
CreditsScript: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Pencils: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Inks: Clyde Lewis (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Herky; Noodles Nelson; Mushie
 
Comic Story"I hope the ducks are flying low today"
FeaturingHerky
CreditsScript: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Pencils: Clyde Lewis (credited) | Inks: Clyde Lewis (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Herky; Noodles Nelson
 
Comic Story"--Pete, there's no fish this close to shore!" (4 pages)
FeaturingPenguin Pete and His Pal Pudgie
CreditsScript: Win Smith (credited) | Pencils: Win Smith (signed) | Inks: Win Smith (signed)
ContentGenre: Humor; Anthropomorphic-funny Animals | Characters: Penguin Pete; Pudgie
 
Comic Story"Look. Th' circus is coming to town!" (1 page)
FeaturingOur Boarding House With Major Hoople
CreditsScript: Gene Ahern [as Gene Aherne] (credited) | Pencils: Gene Ahern [as Gene Aherne] (credited) | Inks: Gene Ahern [as Gene Aherne] (credited)
ContentGenre: Humor | Characters: Major Amos Hoople; Pinky
 
Comic Story"Attempting to outdo the other cowhands" (4 pages)
FeaturingBronc Peeler
CreditsPencils: Fred Harman (signed) | Inks: Fred Harman (signed)
ContentGenre: Western-frontier | Characters: Bronc Peeler; Coyote Pete; Babs Dalton; Charlie; Shorty; Otis; Baldy (villain); Blackie (villain)
NotesBaldy and Blackie are named in the next issue.
 
ActivityCalling All Gangbusters... Win a Cash Prize (1 page)
FeaturingPopular Comics Gang Buster Contest
NotesOn inside back cover in black, white and red. Includes winners for the November 1939 Popular Comics contest.
 
AdvertisementA Sensational Offer to Readers of Popular Comics (1 page)
FeaturingBook Coupon Exchange
NotesBack cover.
 
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