Popular Comics No. 105


Popular Comics No. 105 was published by Dell Magazine in November 1944. The upper two-thirds of the cover depicts Smilin’ Jack Martin flying his plane with a gunner in the back, and an inset picture of Smilin’ Jack himself. The lower third is a triptych featuring scenes from selected stories in this issue, including “Smokey Stover,” “Terry and the Pirates,” and “Gang Busters.” Additional stories in this issue include "Polly and Her Pals," "Dr. Bobbs," "Feliz the Cat," "Gasoline Alley," and "Toots and Casper."

Popular Comics published 145 issues from February 1936 through 1948. Popular Comics featured a variety of different stories during its run, often licensing content including Gasoline Alley, Felix the Cat, the radio show Gang Busters, Little Orphan Annie, and Dick Tracey.

Date Made: 1944

Maker: Dell Publishing Company, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Comics


See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Entertainment, Popular Entertainment, Comic Books


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2013.0086.095Catalog Number: 2013.0086.095Accession Number: 2013.0086

Object Name: comic book

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in; 19.05 cm x 26.035 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-df11-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1449365

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.