(December 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); George Nagle (Managing Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

FUNNY PAGES is published monthly 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)

Missing Links / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

[Star Comics & Star Ranger ad] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (red tones)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

Important! (Table of Contents)

Jest a Minute / 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)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes indicia.

["Officer - I've lost my dog..."] (Table of Contents)

Laughing at Life / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson (signed) [as PG overlapping initials]
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson (signed) [as PG overlapping initials]
Inks:
Paul Gustavson (signed) [as PG overlapping initials]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["Your watch is ruined..."] (Table of Contents)

The Great Boodini / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Boodini

["Mama's going to market..."] (Table of Contents)

Gnaw and Nibble / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Fox (signed) [as Fox]
Pencils:
Craig Fox (signed) [as Fox]
Inks:
Craig Fox (signed) [as Fox]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mama Cat; Gnaw; Nibble; Tommy Pussyfoot
Synopsis:
Gnaw and Nibble get into the applejack which leaves them defenseless when Tommy Pussyfoot comes around.

["Books, bah!"] (Table of Contents)

Missing Links / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis:
The missing links come to the human world to see if humans are civilized or not.
They capture a bunch of humans, quiz them and decide to return to the jungle.

Bill McCarney (Table of Contents)

Top-Notchers / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gill Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks:
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Bill McCarney

["Roses are red and violets blue..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Wood ?
Inks:
Bob Wood ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[Japan Is Unfair to China] (Table of Contents)

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

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

["This is gettin' t'be th' limit..."] (Table of Contents)

Block and Fall / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Block; Fall
Synopsis:
Block and Fall go to sleep in the coal bin when they should be keeping the steam up.

["Boy - Ah sho' do wish some business would come along..."] (Table of Contents)

Black and Tan / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Wood ?
Inks:
Bob Wood ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Black; Tan
Synopsis:
They knock down the wrong house.

Jim Thorpe (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gill Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks:
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Jim Thorpe

["Oh, boy, oh boy! I hope the doc is in!"] (Table of Contents)

Smart Alec / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Hopkins (signed) [as A.F.H.]
Pencils:
Al Hopkins (signed in panel 6) [as A.F.H.]
Inks:
Al Hopkins (signed) [as A.F.H.]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Edgar Allan Poe (Table of Contents)

Men of Letters / text article / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Edgar Allan Poe
Synopsis:
The story of the unfortunate life of author Edgar Allan Poe

["Look - there's no chimney and he don't fit in the door!"] (Table of Contents)

Missing Links / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Death on the Bottom [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

text story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Daniels
Pencils:
Rafael Astarita
Inks:
Rafael Astarita
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["Louis, the boy king of Kaspiana, has been kidnaped..."] (Table of Contents)

His Highness / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Louis; Capt Eric Hagert; Von Strumen (villain); Kris Lopez (villain)
Synopsis:
The boy king has been kidnapped. Captain Eric must find him or face the wrath of Von Strumen. While Eric is out, Von Strumen sends the army away and revolutionaries seize the armory.

Indexer Notes

continued.

["It's time to get started, Mr. Moore."] (Table of Contents)

Desert Pirates / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Moore; Dick; Chief Hafir (dies this story)
Synopsis:
Mr. Moore and his assistant Dick lead a trading caravan through the desert, and are pressed to pay protection money to Chief Hafir's tribe of Plunderers. They refuse and are shot and robbed, but follow the Plunderers to return the favor.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Famous Chargers of History (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

["Now scat!"] (Table of Contents)

Nibs / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Wood
Inks:
Bob Wood
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["Good night, my sweet..."] (Table of Contents)

Abdallah / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Craig Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Craig Fox (signed)
Inks:
Craig Fox (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Abdallah; Ahloo; Akbar
Synopsis:
Akbar kidnaps the Princess. Abdallah goes to rescue her but first he must face a giant serpent.

["I hope it's blood"] (Table of Contents)

Bingo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

["S-s-teady n-now Spots..."] (Table of Contents)

Spots / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

["What are you doin' up at this hour of the night?"] (Table of Contents)

Mollie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Craig Fox (signed)
Inks:
Craig Fox (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["I want sugar, tea, milk, and bread..."] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Whipple / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

["Take me to Main Street"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

["Said Mister Turkey Gobbler..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Craig Fox (signed) [with fox logo]
Pencils:
Craig Fox (signed) [with fox logo]
Inks:
Craig Fox (signed) [with fox logo]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["Where were you on the night of October Sixteenth?"] (Table of Contents)

Good Mornin' Judge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

["Bring me in a nice plate of soup..."] (Table of Contents)

Ann How / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
A. F. Hopkins (signed)
Inks:
A. F. Hopkins (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["Don't go out without your raincoat..."] (Table of Contents)

It's Really a Fact! / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

[Funny Pages & Funny Picture Stories ad] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Missing Links
  2. 1. [Star Comics & Star Ranger ad]
  3. 2. Important!
    Jest a Minute
  4. 3. Contents
  5. 4. ["Officer - I've lost my dog..."]
    Laughing at Life
  6. 5. ["Your watch is ruined..."]
    The Great Boodini
  7. 6. ["Mama's going to market..."]
    Gnaw and Nibble
  8. 7. ["Books, bah!"]
    Missing Links
  9. 8. Bill McCarney
    Top-Notchers
  10. 9. ["Roses are red and violets blue..."]
    Cheerio Minstrels
  11. 10. [Japan Is Unfair to China]
    Joe Ticket
  12. 11. ["This is gettin' t'be th' limit..."]
    Block and Fall
  13. 12. ["Boy - Ah sho' do wish some business would come along..."]
    Black and Tan
  14. 13. Jim Thorpe
  15. 14. ["Oh, boy, oh boy! I hope the doc is in!"]
    Smart Alec
  16. 15. Edgar Allan Poe
    Men of Letters
  17. 16. ["Look - there's no chimney and he don't fit in the door!"]
    Missing Links
  18. 17. Death on the Bottom [Part 1]
  19. 18. ["Louis, the boy king of Kaspiana, has been kidnaped..."]
    His Highness
  20. 19. ["It's time to get started, Mr. Moore."]
    Desert Pirates
  21. 20. Famous Chargers of History
  22. 21. ["Now scat!"]
    Nibs
  23. 22. ["Good night, my sweet..."]
    Abdallah
  24. 23. ["I hope it's blood"]
    Bingo
  25. 24. ["S-s-teady n-now Spots..."]
    Spots
  26. 25. ["What are you doin' up at this hour of the night?"]
    Mollie
  27. 26. ["I want sugar, tea, milk, and bread..."]
    Mr. Whipple
  28. 27. ["Take me to Main Street"]
    Jitney Joe
  29. 28. ["Said Mister Turkey Gobbler..."]
    Dinky Pup
  30. 29. ["Where were you on the night of October Sixteenth?"]
    Good Mornin' Judge
  31. 30. ["Bring me in a nice plate of soup..."]
    Ann How
  32. 31. ["Don't go out without your raincoat..."]
    It's Really a Fact!
  33. 32. [Funny Pages & Funny Picture Stories ad]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony Oliva
  • Bob Hughes