(February 1937)

Chesler / Dynamic, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Chesler Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Harry "A" Chesler
Color:
color
Dimensions:
8 3/8" x 11 3/8"
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

STAR COMICS is published monthly by CHESLER PUBLICATIONS, INC., 420 De Soto Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. Editorial Office, 276 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. Application for second class entry pending at post office, St. Louis, Mo., under act of March 3rd, 1879. Subscription price: 12 issues in the United States and its Possessions, and Canada, $1.99. Single copies, 10 cents.

Further notes direct subscriptions and correspondence to the editorial address and gives the usual disclaimer about unsolicited manuscripts, followed by:
This magazine printed in U. S. A. and entire contents COPYRIGHTED, 1937, by CHESLER PUBLICATIONS, INC. All rights reserved.

Unlike later issues of this series, there are no editor/publisher credits printed.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
W. C. Brigham
Inks:
W. C. Brigham
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

["Greetings, Friends!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harry "A" Chesler?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Editorial. Spot illustrations probably taken from interior stories.

Contents page (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Gong With the Wind (Table of Contents)

Bows an' Arrows / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Ryan
Pencils:
Dick Ryan
Inks:
Dick Ryan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Otto McKanic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Full-page cartoon with various characters appearing. Signed in lower left-hand corner but it's illegible.

["What th--?"] (Table of Contents)

Joe Ticket the Picket / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab ?
Inks:
Fred Schwab ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Zoo's Who? (Table of Contents)

Professor McScrewy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
W. C. Brigham
Pencils:
W. C. Brigham [as Brig] (signed)
Inks:
W. C. Brigham [as Brig] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

["Hey! Check the mail so I can tow it out"] (Table of Contents)

Eddie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab ?
Inks:
Fred Schwab ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Riggin' Bill a sailor man"] (Table of Contents)

Riggin' Bill / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
I: Riggin' Bill (Popeye knockoff)

["Stop and let the train go by!"] (Table of Contents)

Jingle Jingle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

rhymes

["Interesting Facts About"] (Table of Contents)

The Age of Animals / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Oliver Twist (Table of Contents)

Sketches From Dickens / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
H.C. Kiefer [as Karl Kief] (signed)
Inks:
H.C. Kiefer [as Karl Kief] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama

["Yes, Mrs. Millionrocks, I'll be right over."] (Table of Contents)

Red Starr / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Reprints:

["Young lady I'm so hungry"] (Table of Contents)

Ima Sphinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer ?
Inks:
Fred Guardineer ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
I: Ima Sphinx

["Didja read about this guy who caught those bank robbers?"] (Table of Contents)

G-Whizz / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Cal Cagno
Pencils:
Cal Cagno (signed)
Inks:
Cal Cagno
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

["This pool's awful hard, warden"] (Table of Contents)

Nutty Fagin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Now children we'll have a lesson in history"] (Table of Contents)

School Daze / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Ryan ?
Pencils:
Dick Ryan
Inks:
Dick Ryan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

["Think you're pretty swell now"] (Table of Contents)

When Father Was a Boy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
La Rue Edwards ?
Pencils:
La Rue Edwards (signed)
Inks:
La Rue Edwards (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Eli Whitney, the inventor of the cotton gin"] (Table of Contents)

He Who Serves Progress Serves the World / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
H.C. Kiefer ?
Pencils:
H.C. Kiefer [as Henry Calr Kiefer] (signed)
Inks:
H.C. Kiefer [as Henry Calr Kiefer] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; biography

Indexer Notes

Signed at bottom of second page. Kiefer spelled his middle name here "Calr" rather than "Carl."

["Oh, Oscar! You're so clever!"] (Table of Contents)

Animal Wise Crackers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Oscar Ostrich
Reprints:

["Tryin' to sneak in, eh?"] (Table of Contents)

Big Top / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Myron Cox
Pencils:
Myron Cox (signed)
Inks:
Myron Cox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Cyclone Kelly

Mardi Gras (Table of Contents)

Bug-Ville / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Ryan
Pencils:
Dick Ryan
Inks:
Dick Ryan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

One full-page cartoon with multiple characters.

["Sure I'll trade with you"] (Table of Contents)

Belly Laughs / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

The King's Riders (Table of Contents)

Round Table Adventures / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rafael Astarita ?
Inks:
Rafael Astarita ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
King Arthur; Queen Guinevere; Sir Tristam; Lancelot
Reprints:

In the Land of Magic (Table of Contents)

Land O' "Nod" / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rick Yager (signed)
Inks:
Rick Yager (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; fantasy-supernatural
Reprints:

Enemy At Large (Table of Contents)

Dan Hastings / text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Clem Gretter ?
Inks:
Clem Gretter ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
science fiction

The Demons of Mexady (Table of Contents)

Dan Hastings / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Clem Gretter?
Pencils:
Clem Gretter (signed)
Inks:
Clem Gretter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

[The Prince Arrives] (Table of Contents)

Prince / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rafael Astarita ?
Inks:
Rafael Astarita ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

No dialogue in this strip.

["Gum! By gum!"] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["It is enough to be pleasant"] (Table of Contents)

It's In the Air / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
La Rue Edwards ?
Pencils:
La Rue Edwards (signed)
Inks:
La Rue Edwards (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Bop!"] (Table of Contents)

Joe McGee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Logo for strip spells main character's name as "Joe M'Gee." No dialogue in this strip.

Archimedes (Table of Contents)

Words That Ring Through the Mist of Time / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
A. D. Kiefer ?
Pencils:
H. C. Kiefer
Inks:
H. C. Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; historical

The Tale of King Ole Atole (Table of Contents)

Bud and His Legendary Scouts / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Clem Gretter
Pencils:
Clem Gretter
Inks:
Clem Gretter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Bud; Bob; Billy; Grandpa
Reprints:

["I wish we had a derrick!"] (Table of Contents)

Shinanigans / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick Ryan ?
Pencils:
Dick Ryan
Inks:
Dick Ryan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

["Say! Didn't you see me hold up my hand?"] (Table of Contents)

Officer Clancy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["For It's Always Fair Weather"] (Table of Contents)

Cheerio Minstrels / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rafael Astarita ?
Inks:
Rafael Astarita ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The character Bob Phantom is not the MLJ hero.

["She signs the note first"] (Table of Contents)

Bob Phantom / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kenny the Magician (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bob Phantom (a magician; Nancy
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The character Bob Phantom is not the later MLJ hero.

They Get Their Cat (Table of Contents)

Bright and Early / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Appears to be signed in the last panel but name is illegible.

["Mighty noble of d'Kink"] (Table of Contents)

King Kole's Kourt / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Moores (signed)
Inks:
Dick Moores (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
King Kole; Bill Bones

Indexer Notes

Subsequent versions of this strip were considerably different in style and tone.

["I see I made a big mistake"] (Table of Contents)

Without Rhyme Or Reason / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mc Cormick (signed)
Inks:
Mc Cormick (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Bails suggests: "Probably CHARLES B. MC CORMICK listed in Writer's Digest as editor of New Fun #1 (although the comic lists L. JACQUET)"

[Oh boy! Am I glad to escape from that jail!"] (Table of Contents)

Stars and Stripes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["To cheer Romeo, vainly in love"] (Table of Contents)

Sources of Famous Quotations / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Reprints:

["Bill, as Willie's dad you've got to take him in hand"] (Table of Contents)

Li'l Willie / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

Indexer Notes

Bottom 1/4 of page is 2 ads for a mail-order camera and watch.

["He should be killed"] (Table of Contents)

Saxaphone Sam / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Takes up 3/4 of page (vertically). The right 1/4 of the page is an ad for a mail-order kayak.

Now Showing: Indisposed (Table of Contents)

Joe Dokes / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • Bottom 1/4 of page is an ad for Mead bicycles.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jack Potts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab ?
Inks:
Fred Schwab ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

No dialogue in this strip.

["The strangest things you can dig up..."] (Table of Contents)

Tell Me? Mr. Ripley / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["We know you have enjoyed this issue of Star Comics."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

House ad for Star Ranger Comics. Grayish and red tints only. Inside back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Greetings, Friends!"]
    Jest for Fun
  3. 2. Contents page
  4. 3. Gong With the Wind
    Bows an' Arrows
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Otto McKanic
  6. 5. ["What th--?"]
    Joe Ticket the Picket
  7. 6. Zoo's Who?
    Professor McScrewy
  8. 7. ["Hey! Check the mail so I can tow it out"]
    Eddie
  9. 8. ["Riggin' Bill a sailor man"]
    Riggin' Bill
  10. 9. ["Stop and let the train go by!"]
    Jingle Jingle
  11. 10. ["Interesting Facts About"]
    The Age of Animals
  12. 11. Oliver Twist
    Sketches From Dickens
  13. 12. ["Yes, Mrs. Millionrocks, I'll be right over."]
    Red Starr
  14. 13. ["Young lady I'm so hungry"]
    Ima Sphinx
  15. 14. ["Didja read about this guy who caught those bank robbers?"]
    G-Whizz
  16. 15. ["This pool's awful hard, warden"]
    Nutty Fagin
  17. 16. ["Now children we'll have a lesson in history"]
    School Daze
  18. 17. ["Think you're pretty swell now"]
    When Father Was a Boy
  19. 18. ["Eli Whitney, the inventor of the cotton gin"]
    He Who Serves Progress Serves the World
  20. 19. ["Oh, Oscar! You're so clever!"]
    Animal Wise Crackers
  21. 20. ["Tryin' to sneak in, eh?"]
    Big Top
  22. 21. Mardi Gras
    Bug-Ville
  23. 22. ["Sure I'll trade with you"]
    Belly Laughs
  24. 23. The King's Riders
    Round Table Adventures
  25. 24. In the Land of Magic
    Land O' "Nod"
  26. 25. Enemy At Large
    Dan Hastings
  27. 26. The Demons of Mexady
    Dan Hastings
  28. 27. [The Prince Arrives]
    Prince
  29. 28. ["Gum! By gum!"]
    Wilbur
  30. 29. ["It is enough to be pleasant"]
    It's In the Air
  31. 30. ["Bop!"]
    Joe McGee
  32. 31. Archimedes
    Words That Ring Through the Mist of Time
  33. 32. The Tale of King Ole Atole
    Bud and His Legendary Scouts
  34. 33. ["I wish we had a derrick!"]
    Shinanigans
  35. 34. ["Say! Didn't you see me hold up my hand?"]
    Officer Clancy
  36. 35. ["For It's Always Fair Weather"]
    Cheerio Minstrels
  37. 36. ["She signs the note first"]
    Bob Phantom
  38. 37. They Get Their Cat
    Bright and Early
  39. 38. ["Mighty noble of d'Kink"]
    King Kole's Kourt
  40. 39. ["I see I made a big mistake"]
    Without Rhyme Or Reason
  41. 40. [Oh boy! Am I glad to escape from that jail!"]
    Stars and Stripes
  42. 41. ["To cheer Romeo, vainly in love"]
    Sources of Famous Quotations
  43. 42. ["Bill, as Willie's dad you've got to take him in hand"]
    Li'l Willie
  44. 43. ["He should be killed"]
    Saxaphone Sam
  45. 44. Now Showing: Indisposed
    Joe Dokes
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
    Jack Potts
  47. 46. ["The strangest things you can dig up..."]
    Tell Me? Mr. Ripley
  48. 47. ["We know you have enjoyed this issue of Star Comics."]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • David Wilt
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Lou Mougin