(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; Ken Fitch (managing editor); Frank Z. Temerson (owner, business manager)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Resolved!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Editorial wishing the readers Happy New Year. There is an illustrated logo and a panel of artwork down the right-hand side of the page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Table of contents, publisher's indicia. There is a line drawing of a man and a woman behind the table of contents. Page also contains a Statement of Ownership.

["When you hear the gong..."] (Table of Contents)

Giggles / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Joel McCrea (Table of Contents)

Star Dust / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Brief bio of actor Joel McCrea; three small cartoons at bottom of page illustrate trivia about Deanna Durbin, Alan Dinehart, and Nelson Eddy.

["What well known prize fighter is this?"] (Table of Contents)

Brain Teasers / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Jack, in an attempt to spy..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Frollo
Pencils:
Frank Frollo
Inks:
Frank Frollo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

["Nice li'l doggie."] (Table of Contents)

Sweet Revenge / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

"Boots" Klupping (Table of Contents)

Sport Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports

["I've gotta hustle up a bit of credit--"] (Table of Contents)

Jud / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Col. I.T. Pryor (Table of Contents)

Triumphs of Kindness / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; biography

["Y'know, Boss, I work awfully hard..."] (Table of Contents)

Third Class Male / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Signed "FS" in the last panel.

["Now, don't read the last page first--"] (Table of Contents)

Phony Crimes / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery

["Come right this way, Madam..."] (Table of Contents)

Insurance Ike / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["I'll thumb a ride way out of town..."] (Table of Contents)

Dusty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["I've come for the payments on the piano!"] (Table of Contents)

Rough House Annie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Signed "B.W." in the last panel.

Gulliver's Travels (Table of Contents)

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

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

The Stork Brings a Baby Hippo! (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Murder Prints (Table of Contents)

text story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Frollo
Pencils:
Frank Frollo
Inks:
Frank Frollo
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery

["Open to all--except Joe Dokes"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab [as Swab] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Schwab [as Swab] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Schwab

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Signed "Swab" in last panel.

["Oh, boy...a hunter!"] (Table of Contents)

Runt and Tuffy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Detective Schultz's Luck (Table of Contents)

Detective Schultz / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Signed in last panel on first page.

["And I declare Wilbur nominated for mayor!"] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

A newspaper showing election results reads: "George Nagle Elected!" Nagle was a comic book writer who contributed to various Chesler comics, including this one.

["Yes I know, sir."] (Table of Contents)

Old Lady Jim / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery

Range Poison (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Reprints:

The Mad One (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Art signed in last panel. Writer Nagle credited one first page in logo.

["I took it when you weren't looking!"] (Table of Contents)

Nothing But the Truth / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Four one-panel cartoons on the same theme: people telling the truth in situations where they would normally lie.
Same artist did "Phony Crimes" story in this issue.

Ages of Animals (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; animal; nature

Indexer Notes

Trivia facts about how long certain animals live.

["America's Greatest Comic Magazines"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Greatest Bargain in Ten Years (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["Resolved!"]
    Between Ourselves
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. ["When you hear the gong..."]
    Giggles
  6. 5. Joel McCrea
    Star Dust
  7. 6. ["What well known prize fighter is this?"]
    Brain Teasers
  8. 7. ["Jack, in an attempt to spy..."]
    Jack Strand
  9. 8. ["Nice li'l doggie."]
    Sweet Revenge
  10. 9. "Boots" Klupping
    Sport Facts
  11. 10. ["I've gotta hustle up a bit of credit--"]
    Jud
  12. 11. Col. I.T. Pryor
    Triumphs of Kindness
  13. 12. ["Y'know, Boss, I work awfully hard..."]
    Third Class Male
  14. 13. ["Now, don't read the last page first--"]
    Phony Crimes
  15. 14. ["Come right this way, Madam..."]
    Insurance Ike
  16. 15. ["I'll thumb a ride way out of town..."]
    Dusty
  17. 16. ["I've come for the payments on the piano!"]
    Rough House Annie
  18. 17. Gulliver's Travels
    Sketches From Literature
  19. 18. The Stork Brings a Baby Hippo!
  20. 19. Murder Prints
  21. 20. ["Open to all--except Joe Dokes"]
    Joe Dokes
  22. 21. ["Oh, boy...a hunter!"]
    Runt and Tuffy
  23. 22. Detective Schultz's Luck
    Detective Schultz
  24. 23. ["And I declare Wilbur nominated for mayor!"]
    Wilbur
  25. 24. ["Yes I know, sir."]
    Old Lady Jim
  26. 25. Range Poison
  27. 26. The Mad One
  28. 27. ["I took it when you weren't looking!"]
    Nothing But the Truth
  29. 28. Ages of Animals
  30. 29. ["America's Greatest Comic Magazines"]
  31. 30. Greatest Bargain in Ten Years
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • David Wilt
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Andrews