Dell first printed comics in 1929 with "The Funnies", the first newsstand comic book with all-original material. In 1935 it contracted & distributed comic books created by Western Publishing And Lithography. Licensed properties made up a majority of their output. The company was so popular that it refused to join with the other companies making up UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode Authority & offered its own pledge to parents that "Dell Comics are good comics".

In 1962 Dell & Western Publishing broke up, an event referred to as "the divorce". As most of the titles were owned or licensed by Western they took them with them & formed Creator/GoldKeyComics. Dell Comics, once the most popular comics company, had to start up a new comic book company from scratch with the few titles they had left. Dell Comics ceased publishing in the 1970s.

Creator/DreamWorksAnimation currently owns the Dell Comics archives.

!!Dell Comics with trope pages include:
* ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'': The first 19 issues of the 1940's comics were published by Dell starting in 1948, but distribution switched to Toby Press in 1951.
* ''[[ComicBook/{{Turok}} Turok, Son of Stone]]''
* ''ComicBook/{{Neutro}}''

!!Other Dell Comics provide examples of:

* ComicBookAdaptation: What they published a lot of.
* RecycledInSpace: Dell published three infamous series that featured {{Dracula}}, FrankensteinsMonster and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent the Werewolf]] as costumed superheroes.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Most of their comics.