(January 1938)

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. Entered as second class matter at post office, Mount Morris, Illinois, under act of March 3, 1879. Subscription price: 12 issues in the United States and its possessions and Canada, $1.00. Single copies, 10 cents
[info about unsolicited manuscripts omitted]
This magazine printed in U. S. A. and entire contents copyrighted, 1937, by Ultem Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.


["Get off the Earth!"] (Table of Contents)

Missing Links / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Ryan
Inks:
Dick Ryan
Colors:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

The statement of ownership takes up about a quarter of the page, most of the way down. Otherwise this would have a page count of 1.

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation ,etc (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Z. Temerson; Irving Bober (notary)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Funny Pages, published monthly at Mount Morris, Ill., for October 1, 1937, State of Illinois.
Publisher: Ultem Publications 404 Fourth Ave NYC.
Editor: Harry A Chesler 276 Fifth Ave NY.
Managing Editor: George Nagle 276 Fifth Ave NYC, NY.
Business Manager: Frank Z. Temerson 404 Fourth Ave NYC, NY.
Owners: Frank Z. Temerson; I.W. Ullman; C & A Publishing
(C&A Publishing 420 Lexington Ave NYC, NY is Campbell and Angel, owners of Kable News.)

Sworn to on October 7, 1937

["Boys, let's give 'em love's old sweet song"] (Table of Contents)

Laff and Giggle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kermit Ray
Inks:
Kermit Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["Who tied that knot?"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Fred Schwab (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Schwab (signed)
Inks:
Fred Schwab (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Boodini

Indexer Notes

In an interview in Alter Ego 312, Gill Fox has stated that Fred Schwab wrote as well as drew his own material for Chesler, hence the writing credit.

Aces (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gill Fox
Pencils:
Gill Fox
Inks:
Gill Fox

Indexer Notes

one page realistic newspaper-style sports cartoon

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

It's Really A Fact / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
George Washington

["Psts"] (Table of Contents)

Missing Links / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ryan [as D.R.] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ryan [as D.R.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis:
The apes continue to look for civilization among the humans, this time in America.

["'Lo Gertie!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Gnaw; Nibble; Gertie; Hoppy
Synopsis:
Gnaw and Nibble fight over who gets to ask Gertie for a date.

['We Loves Chicken"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

["Help!"] (Table of Contents)

Circus Days / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jane; Tom; White Feather
Synopsis:
When two new roustabouts join the circus, Jane discovers them trying to steal White Feather's wampum belt.

"Hands up!" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

credit from Jerry Bails.

["How much is lard today?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Whipple

The Case of the Millionaire Playboy (Table of Contents)

The Master Mind / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Merkle (signed)
Inks:
George Merkle (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
J. Elliot Fiske; Murray the Gardener; Gloria; Jason the butler; The Master Mind
Synopsis:
Everyone who knew millionaire J. Elliot Fiske had a reason to kill him. How will the Master Mind sort through the clues and determine the real perpetrator?

David Livingstone (Table of Contents)

Crusaders / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

["Happy New Years 1938"] (Table of Contents)

Missing Links / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

2-page centerfold spread

Death On The Bottom (Table of Contents)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Daniels
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (illustration) (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (illustration) (signed)
Colors:
?

Indexer Notes

continued from last issue

["Our one hope is to get the army back before the mob takes the arsenal"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Eric Hagert; Von Strumen (dies); Kris Lopez; King Louis
Synopsis:
Von Strumen begs Eric to help stop the rebellion. Eric manages to divert the crowd's anger from the King to Chancellor von Strumen.

Unfair if You Can Read This (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

credit from Jerry Bails

["Chief! Chief! I've been robbed"] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Johnny's Clarinet / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["I shall have Abdallah's head!"] (Table of Contents)

Abdallah / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Buba; Abadallah; Ahloo
Synopsis:
Buba wants revenge for his brother, Akbar's death. He sends a false message concerning the health of Akbar's father and plots to waylay him on the road.

To The Water (Table of Contents)

Bingo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bingo

Indexer Notes

credit from Jerry Bails

"Quack!" (Table of Contents)

Spots / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

"Be off villain!" (Table of Contents)

Mollie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Mollie

["I think I'll promote you"] (Table of Contents)

Smart Alec / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
A. F. Hopkins
Inks:
A. F. Hopkins
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

"You are accused of hitting this man with your car!" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

"Let me have two three minute eggs." (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ann How

Hardy Kruscamp Wrestler (Table of Contents)

comic story / pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Realistic newspaper style sports feature.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Get off the Earth!"]
    Missing Links
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation ,etc
  4. 3. ["Boys, let's give 'em love's old sweet song"]
    Laff and Giggle
  5. 4. ["Who tied that knot?"]
    Great Boodini
  6. 5. Aces
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    It's Really A Fact
  8. 7. ["Psts"]
    Missing Links
  9. 8. ["'Lo Gertie!"]
    Gnaw and Nibble
  10. 9. ['We Loves Chicken"]
    Cheerio Minstrels
  11. 10. ["Help!"]
    Circus Days
  12. 11. "Hands up!"
    Officer Clancy
  13. 12. ["How much is lard today?"]
    Mr. Whipple
  14. 13. The Case of the Millionaire Playboy
    The Master Mind
  15. 14. David Livingstone
    Crusaders
  16. 15. ["Happy New Years 1938"]
    Missing Links
  17. 16. Death On The Bottom
  18. 17. ["Our one hope is to get the army back before the mob takes the arsenal"]
    His Highness
  19. 18. Unfair if You Can Read This
    Joe Ticket
  20. 19. ["Chief! Chief! I've been robbed"]
    Uncle Johnny's Clarinet
  21. 20. ["I shall have Abdallah's head!"]
    Abdallah
  22. 21. To The Water
    Bingo
  23. 22. "Quack!"
    Spots
  24. 23. "Be off villain!"
    Mollie
  25. 24. ["I think I'll promote you"]
    Smart Alec
  26. 25. "You are accused of hitting this man with your car!"
    Jitney Joe
  27. 26. "Let me have two three minute eggs."
    Ann How
  28. 27. Hardy Kruscamp Wrestler
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