(May 1936)

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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages:
64
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comics Magazine Company, Inc.
Editing:
William Cook ?
Color:
Color with some Black and White pages
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Paper cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

All stories in #1 and #2 are taken from DC's inventory. Unusual page count (64) matches the available scan which includes inside front and back covers, but Keltner's index has 68.
Indicia:
The Comics Magazine is published monthly by Comics Magazine Company, Inc., 1723 West 74th Street, Chicago, Ill. Editorial Offices 11 West 42nd Street, New York, N. Y. Application for second class entry pending at post office, Chicago, Ill., under the Act of March 3rd, 1879. Subscription price: One (1) Year, 12 issues, in the United States and its Possessions, $1.00. Single Copies, 10 cents (in Canada, 15 c).

The Publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited drawings or manuscripts but will exercise all care in handling same. Drawings and manuscripts, in order to receive consideration, must be accompanied by sufficient postage to insure their return to owner. This magazine printed in U.S.A. and entire contents copyrighted 1936 by Comics Magazine Co., Inc. For Advertising Rates, address William J. Delaney, Eastern Representative. 420 Lexington Avenue, New York, N. Y., or T. W. Farrell, Western Representative. 180 No. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill. Readers will please address all correspondence and subscriptions to the magazine at 11 West 42nd Street, New York, N. Y.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Vincent Sullivan
Inks:
Vincent Sullivan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

Baseball cover.

The Funny Pages (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
{various artists}
Inks:
{various artists}
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

The indicia takes up a full page.

["No, No Pepi! He is my last rooster!"] (Table of Contents)

Chikko Chakko / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ellis Edwards
Pencils:
Ellis Edwards
Inks:
Ellis Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Strip borrowed from More Fun Comics.

["An entire city freezes with terror..."] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Mystic / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Dr. Mystic [Dr. Occult]; Zator (introduction); Koth (introduction)
Synopsis:
Zator appears to attack the city but only to attract Dr. Mystic's attention. He has come to bring Dr. Mystic through the spirit world to the Seven, but they are attacked by Koth on the way.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from More Fun Comics. First installment of the Super Dr. Occult story line that continues in More Fun Comics #14. Synopsis and other updates added by Henry Andrews (2009-04-16).

["Way deep in the jungles of Africa..."] (Table of Contents)

Koko / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
M. MacIntyre
Pencils:
M. MacIntyre
Inks:
M. MacIntyre
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Why are you cryin' Stumpy"] (Table of Contents)

Dickie Duck / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Matt Curzon
Pencils:
Matt Curzon
Inks:
Matt Curzon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

["I wonder if I could feel twice as happy..."] (Table of Contents)

Skinny Shaner / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom McNamara
Pencils:
Tom McNamara
Inks:
Tom McNamara
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Hey Gov!"] (Table of Contents)

Big Sid / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Randall
Pencils:
Stan Randall
Inks:
Stan Randall
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Children Lost"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Bill of the Rangers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
W. M. Allison
Pencils:
W. M. Allison
Inks:
W. M. Allison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from New Comics, Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers.

["Captain Bill, with his Rangers hightails for Antelope Gap..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Bill of the Rangers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
W. M. Allison
Pencils:
W. M. Allison
Inks:
W. M. Allison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

borrowed from New Comics, Capt Jim of the Texas Rangers

Behind the Curtain (Table of Contents)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Wallace Kirk
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery

["Well! Mr. Boneface what is it?"] (Table of Contents)

Cap'n Tripe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Cooper
Pencils:
Tom Cooper
Inks:
Tom Cooper
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Hey, Gravy -- Come on and git up..."] (Table of Contents)

Porkchops 'n' Gravy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Stahl
Pencils:
Al Stahl
Inks:
Al Stahl
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Let me see now!"] (Table of Contents)

My Grandpa / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom McNamara
Pencils:
Tom McNamara
Inks:
Tom McNamara
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["On my annual trip to the great Southwest..."] (Table of Contents)

Taint So / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
R. G. Leffinwell
Pencils:
R. G. Leffinwell
Inks:
R. G. Leffinwell
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from It's A Dern Lie in New Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Stamp Collectors / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Prof. Phillip Pace
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Junior Library / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frances Hope
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["In his first-flight Frederick Lord landed in Houston, Texas..."] (Table of Contents)

Major Lord / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Palmer
Pencils:
Palmer
Inks:
Palmer
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography

["Skipper Ham Shanks and his pal, Poss Fash..."] (Table of Contents)

Skipper Ham Shanks / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Patterson
Pencils:
John Patterson
Inks:
John Patterson
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from Skipper Hicks in New Fun Comics.

["Pull the shade down Watchum..."] (Table of Contents)

Evidence Eddy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
R. G. Leffinwell
Pencils:
R. G. Leffinwell
Inks:
R. G. Leffinwell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from Sir Loin Of Beef in New Comics.

["No more excuses!"] (Table of Contents)

Alfy Elephant / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Randall
Pencils:
Stan Randall
Inks:
Stan Randall
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

["Do ya wanna go over to th' lumber yard with brother?"] (Table of Contents)

Shocky plus Gus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Randall
Pencils:
Stan Randall
Inks:
Stan Randall
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Learn Cartooning / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Patterson
Pencils:
John Patterson
Inks:
John Patterson
Letters:
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crossword Puzzle / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stanley Ashworth
Pencils:
Stanley Ashworth
Inks:
Stanley Ashworth
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Aeronautical Advisory Service / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Captain Raymond Clark
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Captain Clark answers questions on Aeronautics.

["Say Bill I'm fed up!"] (Table of Contents)

Black Lagoon / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Cooper
Pencils:
Tom Cooper
Inks:
Tom Cooper
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from Castaway Island in New Comics.

["What's the matter Stubbie?"] (Table of Contents)

Stubbie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Clyde
Pencils:
Don Clyde
Inks:
Don Clyde
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Time travel-humor.

["I saw stars..."] (Table of Contents)

The Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from New Comics.

["Wham!"] (Table of Contents)

Freddie Bell / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Matt Curzon
Pencils:
Matt Curzon
Inks:
Matt Curzon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from New Comics.

["I want my rent now or there'll be trouble, Mr. Spunk."] (Table of Contents)

Spunk Hazard / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Randall
Pencils:
Stan Randall
Inks:
Stan Randall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Pages are printed in reverse order.

["Hey--whut's thet?"] (Table of Contents)

J Worthington Blimp / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Borrowed from New Comics.

["Hello Prof!"] (Table of Contents)

Prof. Nertz / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Patterson
Pencils:
John Patterson
Inks:
John Patterson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Hello Prof!"] (Table of Contents)

Prof. Nertz / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Patterson
Pencils:
John Patterson
Inks:
John Patterson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Back to Nature With Cannonball Jones (Table of Contents)

Cannonball Jones / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["I believe that's 'Eggy' over on the dock!"] (Table of Contents)

Time Waits for No Man / comic story / 0.1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Randall
Pencils:
Stan Randall
Inks:
Stan Randall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Funny Pages
  3. 2. ["No, No Pepi! He is my last rooster!"]
    Chikko Chakko
  4. 3. ["An entire city freezes with terror..."]
    Dr. Mystic
  5. 4. ["Way deep in the jungles of Africa..."]
    Koko
  6. 5. ["Why are you cryin' Stumpy"]
    Dickie Duck
  7. 6. ["I wonder if I could feel twice as happy..."]
    Skinny Shaner
  8. 7. ["Hey Gov!"]
    Big Sid
  9. 8. ["Children Lost"]
    Captain Bill of the Rangers
  10. 9. ["Captain Bill, with his Rangers hightails for Antelope Gap..."]
    Captain Bill of the Rangers
  11. 10. Behind the Curtain
  12. 11. ["Well! Mr. Boneface what is it?"]
    Cap'n Tripe
  13. 12. ["Hey, Gravy -- Come on and git up..."]
    Porkchops 'n' Gravy
  14. 13. ["Let me see now!"]
    My Grandpa
  15. 14. ["On my annual trip to the great Southwest..."]
    Taint So
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Stamp Collectors
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Junior Library
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. ["In his first-flight Frederick Lord landed in Houston, Texas..."]
    Major Lord
  20. 19. ["Skipper Ham Shanks and his pal, Poss Fash..."]
    Skipper Ham Shanks
  21. 20. ["Pull the shade down Watchum..."]
    Evidence Eddy
  22. 21. ["No more excuses!"]
    Alfy Elephant
  23. 22. ["Do ya wanna go over to th' lumber yard with brother?"]
    Shocky plus Gus
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Learn Cartooning
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Crossword Puzzle
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Aeronautical Advisory Service
  27. 26. ["Say Bill I'm fed up!"]
    Black Lagoon
  28. 27. ["What's the matter Stubbie?"]
    Stubbie
  29. 28. ["I saw stars..."]
    The Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed
  30. 29. ["Wham!"]
    Freddie Bell
  31. 30. ["I want my rent now or there'll be trouble, Mr. Spunk."]
    Spunk Hazard
  32. 31. ["Hey--whut's thet?"]
    J Worthington Blimp
  33. 32. ["Hello Prof!"]
    Prof. Nertz
  34. 33. ["Hello Prof!"]
    Prof. Nertz
  35. 34. Back to Nature With Cannonball Jones
    Cannonball Jones
  36. 35. ["I believe that's 'Eggy' over on the dock!"]
    Time Waits for No Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Andrews
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Lou Mougin
  • Dan Stevenson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lee Randall (R.I.P.)
  • Lou Mougin