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Popular Comics
PublisherDell Comics / Western Publishing | Date: | Lang: English
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SourceThis book was scanned from a copy in the JVJ Archive.
Notes(top cut pgs 2-4)
There is more information about this book at the bottom of the page
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   By atomahawk
Lots of vintage fun. And: Doctor Hormone!
 
Additional Information
 
PublicationSeptember 1940 | Price: 0.10 USD | Pages: 1 | Frequency: monthly
 
FeaturingGang Busters
CreditsPencils: E. C. Stoner (signed) | Inks: E. C. Stoner (signed) | Letters: typeset
ContentGenre: Crime
 
ActivityComic Contest (1 page)
CreditsLetters: typeset
NotesOn inside front cover in black, white and red.
 
Comic Story"Here we are, Captain - back at the lagoon!" (8 pages)
SynopsisThe Hurricane Kids and friends defeat a gang of pirates.
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; Darby
NotesCopr. 1940 by R. S. Callender
 
Comic Story"Martan, the Marvel Man from the faraway planet Antaclea, learning that the invading spacemen plan to poison Earth's air..." (8 pages)
FeaturingMartan the Marvel Man
CreditsPencils: Robert Bugg (credited) | Inks: Robert Bugg (credited)
ContentGenre: Science Fiction | Characters: Martan; Vana; General Pelton
NotesCopr. 1940 by R. S. Callender
 
Publisher advertisementRex King of the Deep
FeaturingDell
ContentCharacters: Rex
NotesPromotional ad for The Funnies.
 
AdvertisementStamps
CreditsLetters: typeset
 
Comic Story"Late one night, a gray touring car pulls up at the Jane's Filling Station" (6 pages)
FeaturingGang Busters
CreditsPencils: Erwin L. Hess (signed) | Inks: Erwin L. Hess (signed)
ContentGenre: Crime | Characters: Chief John Winston; Officer Mike Bauer (death); Mr. Janes; Edwin Asher; Mrs. Asher; Mr. Pacelli; Mrs. Hall; Mabel; Joe Prince [also as Joe Klein] (villain); Rusty Hall (villain)
NotesCopr. 1940 by Phillips H. Lord, Inc.
 
Comic Story"All was quiet on the western front...or it was until Pylon Pete McTag..." (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; Hawkins; Captain Pennyback; Baron Von Krunch (villain)
NotesCopr. 1940 by R. S. Callender
 
Comic Story"For many long weeks, the Masked Pilot and Tom have been re-building their ship." (6 pages)
FeaturingThe Masked Pilot
CreditsScript: Bob Jenney [as Bob Jenny] (credited) | Pencils: Bob Jenney [as Bob Jenny] (credited) | Inks: Bob Jenney [as Bob Jenny] (credited)
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: The Masked Pilot; Tom; Joe (villain); Louie (villain)
NotesCopr. 1940 by R. S. Callender
 
Comic Story"With the newly built city in ruins following an attack by the giant flies..." (8 pages)
FeaturingCaptain Tornado
CreditsScript:? [as Kenneth Kennedy] (credited) | Pencils: Newt Alfred | Inks: Newt Alfred
ContentGenre: Science Fiction | Characters: Captain Tornado; Professor Bordani; Jane Bordani; The Barrangees
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 Newton Alfred.
 
Comic Story"America's greatest military institution, The Citizens' Military Training Camps, are starting another thrilling season." (7 pages)
FeaturingWally Williams, American Boy
CreditsScript: Victor Boni (credited) | Pencils: Tom Hickey (credited) | Inks: Tom Hickey (credited)
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: Wally Williams; Gramps; Arlene; Betty; Ted Jackson; Captain Martin; Reeves; Cullen
NotesCopr., 1940 by Dell Publishing Co.
 
Text StoryDeath Flies the Diamonds (2 pages)
CreditsPencils: Hal Bittner [as HB] (signed) | Inks: Hal Bittner [as HB] (signed) | Letters: typeset
ContentGenre: Adventure | Characters: Clive Reardon; Dive Jackson
 
Comic Story"Fearful of the mysterious work of Dr. Hormone, four Urasian armies..." (6 pages)
FeaturingDr. Hormone
CreditsPencils: Robert Bugg [as Bob Bugg] (credited) | Inks: Robert Bugg [as Bob Bugg] (credited)
ContentGenre: Science Fiction | Characters: Dr. Hormone; Jane Hormone; Prime Minister Smartenoff; General Battleski; Rassinoff (villain)
NotesCopr. 1940 by R. S. Callender. Rassinoff becomes Assinoff in the next issue.
 
Comic Story"Known to be connected with The Voice -- that unseen mysterious enemy of crime..." (8 pages)
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; Major Lee; Nurse Vitelli; Giovani Toscano (first appearance; villain); Giuseppe (first appearance; villain); Arturo (first appearance; villain)
NotesCopr. 1940 by R. S. Callender
 
NotesMiscellaneous classified advertisements on inside back cover.
 
Publisher advertisementWar Comics #3; The Funnies #46 (1 page)
FeaturingDell
ContentCharacters: Phantasmo
NotesBack cover.
 
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