(November 1937)

Ultem, 1937 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Ultem Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Harry "A" Chesler (editor); Kenneth Fitch (Managing Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

FUNNY PICTURE STORIES is published by Ultem Publications, Inc., Mount Morris, Illinois. Editorial office, 276 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. Index created from a scan from http://goldenagecomics.co.uk/.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Wood (signed)
Inks:
Bob Wood (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Between Ourselves (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Contents (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes indicia.

["Say Paw -- don't you think it would be easier if you made a bucket!?"] (Table of Contents)

Out on the Farm / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

credit from Jerry Bails

["Welcome, Ambassador Gezzo..."] (Table of Contents)

Flood Valve "5" / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Frollo (signed)
Inks:
Frank Frollo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
un-named USN Captain; Lieutenant Ford; Jack (Naval sailor); Bandel (Naval officer, death); Ambassador Gezzo; Ferdfi (Ambassador Gezzo's Secretary); Dunn (villain, Naval officer, inventor)
Synopsis:
With the arrival of Ambassador Gezzo, the USN conducts tests on their two new radio-magnetic range finders, with the American government purchasing the best of the two. However, when the finder fails to operate, a check made discovers the Secretary to Gezzo in an off-limits area. First suspected of the problem, Lt. Ford soon discovers that the range finder's inventor is the real culprit.
Reprints:

The Home of Washington (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Speed
Pencils:
Richard Speed
Inks:
Richard Speed
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

["Hurry up, Pa, I've got to go to the beauty parlor!!"] (Table of Contents)

Ma and Pa / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

credit from Jerry Bails

["Hey! Aren't you going to teach me to skate, Mr. Monk?"] (Table of Contents)

Funny Fables / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

["We've got a tough job ahead of us today, men."] (Table of Contents)

Sonny Darling / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Claire S. Moe (signed)
Pencils:
Claire S. Moe (signed)
Inks:
Claire S. Moe (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

["Oh, Mummy!" "What is it my dear?"] (Table of Contents)

Kat Nips / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

["Washing day we never shirk..."] (Table of Contents)

Cheerio Minstrels / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson [as PG]
Inks:
Paul Gustavson [as PG]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

["First cemetary I saw with lights..."] (Table of Contents)

High Pressure Preston / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson [as PG]
Inks:
Paul Gustavson [as PG]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Lynch Law (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Yes - This is Holmes speaking - What?"] (Table of Contents)

Phoney Crime / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Wood (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Wood (signed)
Inks:
Bob Wood (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Silas Marner by George Eliot (Table of Contents)

Sketches from Literature / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rafael Astarita (signed)
Inks:
Rafael Astarita (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama

["I want something dark to make me look thin!"] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Trouble Scooter (Table of Contents)

text story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Ken Fitch
Pencils:
? (illustrations)
Inks:
? (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Jack Strand convicted of murder on Diana's testimony..."] (Table of Contents)

Jack Strand / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Frollo (signed)
Inks:
Frank Frollo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jack Strand; Diana Carlin; Psyk
Synopsis:
After testifying for his conviction, Diana tries to save Jack from execution.

["Judge, for what I done, I ought to be hung"] (Table of Contents)

Nothing but the Truth / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson [as PG]
Inks:
Paul Gustavson [as PG]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[Charles Lindbergh] (Table of Contents)

Great Flights of History / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Speed
Pencils:
Richard Speed
Inks:
Richard Speed
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

["Chief - The bell's ringing..."] (Table of Contents)

The Firehouse Gang / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

credit from Jerry Bails

["Tommy, run an' mail this letter..."] (Table of Contents)

Bear Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

["Gil Galen - G-Man - is hot on the trail of a counterfeit ring..."] (Table of Contents)

Gil Galen, G-Man / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Fox
Pencils:
Craig Fox
Inks:
Craig Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:
  • in Keen Detective Funnies (Centaur, 1938 series) v2#4 ?

Indexer Notes

Script credit confirmed by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Original reprint note in Keen Detective Funnies v2#4 pointed to a different issue of this series but this is the only appearance of this feature. Hence the question mark.

["Hey, Oscar, wait..."] (Table of Contents)

Spider-Legs / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

credit from Jerry Bails

["I'll report this to our local paper."] (Table of Contents)

Strike Three, You're Out / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

["Oh my name is Rinkie Dinkie..."] (Table of Contents)

Our Pup / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson [as PG]
Inks:
Paul Gustavson [as PG]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

["Look Mom. They forgot to put their pants on!"] (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson [as PG]
Inks:
Paul Gustavson [as PG]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

In red tones. On inside back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Between Ourselves
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. ["Say Paw -- don't you think it would be easier if you made a bucket!?"]
    Out on the Farm
  5. 4. ["Welcome, Ambassador Gezzo..."]
    Flood Valve "5"
  6. 5. The Home of Washington
  7. 6. ["Hurry up, Pa, I've got to go to the beauty parlor!!"]
    Ma and Pa
  8. 7. ["Hey! Aren't you going to teach me to skate, Mr. Monk?"]
    Funny Fables
  9. 8. ["We've got a tough job ahead of us today, men."]
    Sonny Darling
  10. 9. ["Oh, Mummy!" "What is it my dear?"]
    Kat Nips
  11. 10. ["Washing day we never shirk..."]
    Cheerio Minstrels
  12. 11. ["First cemetary I saw with lights..."]
    High Pressure Preston
  13. 12. Lynch Law
  14. 13. ["Yes - This is Holmes speaking - What?"]
    Phoney Crime
  15. 14. Silas Marner by George Eliot
    Sketches from Literature
  16. 15. ["I want something dark to make me look thin!"]
  17. 16. Trouble Scooter
  18. 17. ["Jack Strand convicted of murder on Diana's testimony..."]
    Jack Strand
  19. 18. ["Judge, for what I done, I ought to be hung"]
    Nothing but the Truth
  20. 19. [Charles Lindbergh]
    Great Flights of History
  21. 20. ["Chief - The bell's ringing..."]
    The Firehouse Gang
  22. 21. ["Tommy, run an' mail this letter..."]
    Bear Facts
  23. 22. ["Gil Galen - G-Man - is hot on the trail of a counterfeit ring..."]
    Gil Galen, G-Man
  24. 23. ["Hey, Oscar, wait..."]
    Spider-Legs
  25. 24. ["I'll report this to our local paper."]
    Strike Three, You're Out
  26. 25. ["Oh my name is Rinkie Dinkie..."]
    Our Pup
  27. 26. ["Look Mom. They forgot to put their pants on!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Henry Andrews
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes