Saturday, 24 March 2012

Bell Features and Publishing Part I

Anyone with an interest in 1940s Canadian low-cult will recognize the name Bell Features and Publishing. Bell was one of the major publishers of Canadian comics. Much less well known are Bell's 17 books. All are unnumbered 96 page digests printed in 1946 and sold in the UK through Pembertons of Manchester Ltd.

Armstrong, Buck              Laila--Queen of the Range
Crowell, Will                    The Terror of Mocking Valley
Denison, Clift                  The Spy in the Room
Douglas, Dayle                Haunted Harbor
Earl, Cliff                        The Cowboy Kid from Bear Paw
Edgar, Dorothy                Heart in Chains
Edgar, Keith                    The Canyon of Death
Edgar, Keith                    The Kunwak Treasure
Ernenwein, Leslie             The Renegade Westerner
Gould, Stephen                Homicide Johnny
Leinster, Murray               Cowgirl Fury
Leinster, Murray               The Blonde and the Outlaw
Porter, Raymond W.          Living by the Trigger
Porter, Raymond W.         Under the Sign of the Six-Shooter
Shappiro, Herbert             Love Throws a Loop
Yates, Peter                    Curtain Call for Murder
Yates, Peter                    The Dress Circle Murders

Here are two of the ten westerns. The Canyon of Death is an original. I don't know the publishing history of Under the Sign of the Six-Shooter.

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