([7 February 1939] ?)

Editors Press Service, 1936 Series
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Volume
3
Price
2d [0-0-2 AUP]
Pages
24
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
1939-02-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Joshua B. Powers, Inc.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia: "Wags--Published weekly and copyrighted 1939 by Joshua B. Powers, Inc., 220 East 42nd Street, New York. Sole agents in Australia, United Press, Melbourne. Printed in the United States of America by the Greater Buffalo Press, Inc., Buffalo, N.Y. Single copies two pence."

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[The Mysterious Skeleton (Tarzan and the Chinese)] (Table of Contents: 1)

Tarzan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Garden
Pencils
Burne Hogarth [as Hogarth] (signed)
Inks
Burne Hogarth [as Hogarth] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Homeward bound, Tarzan changed his course to explore new territory.
Genre
jungle
Reprints
  • from Tarzan Sunday (United Feature Syndicate) 1938-06-05

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Annibelle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Virginia Krausmann (credited)
Pencils
Virginia Krausmann (credited)
Inks
Virginia Krausmann (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi Annibelle.. Why the big rush?
Genre
drama
Reprints
  • from Annibelle Sunday (NEA Service) 1938-10-02

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Herky / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Pencils
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Inks
Clyde Lewis (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you think I look like a glamor boy, Herk?
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Herky Sunday (NEA Service) 1938.10.02

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Hawks of the Seas / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Willis Rensie]
Pencils
Will Eisner [as Willis Rensie]
Inks
Will Eisner [as Willis Rensie]
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

Job Number
72
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Hawk is trapped aboard Dr. Snyde's ship, 'The Spider'…
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Wags [UK] (Editors Press Service, 1937 series) #88?

Indexer Notes

This page is reprinted as page 2 of Jumbo Comics (Fiction House, 1938 series) #8 (June-July 1939)

A Tough Break (Table of Contents: 5)

Don Winslow of the Navy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
F. V. Martinek
Pencils
Leon Beroth (signed); Carl Hammond (layouts and research)
Inks
Leon Beroth (signed)
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Madame Chico's light-fingered 'assistant' has stumbled upon a clue to Mercedes' game in the contents of her hand-bag…
Genre
war
Reprints
  • from Don Winslow of the Navy Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1938-09-25

Indexer Notes

Includes Winslowgrams No. 136, "Peace Makes Plenty".

Just over Those Mountains (Table of Contents: 6)

Bos'n Hal, Sea Scout / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
F. V. Martinek
Pencils
Leon Beroth (signed)
Inks
Leon Beroth (signed)
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I couldn't savvy much of the old chief's talk...
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Bos'n Hal, Sea Scout Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1938-09-25

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chester Gould
Pencils
Chester Gould
Inks
Chester Gould
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right, gentlemen--this we know...
Genre
detective-mystery
Reprints
  • from Dick Tracy Sunday (The Chicago Tribune) 1938-10-09

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Tailspin Tommy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Hal Forrest (signed)
Pencils
Hal Forrest (signed)
Inks
Hal Forrest (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

Job Number
461
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stumbling blindly away from the apparition he saw reflected in the tumbling spray of the waterfall…
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Tailspin Tommy (Bell Syndicate) 1938-08-14

Four Aces (Table of Contents: 9)

Tailspin Tommy Flying Club / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Hal Forrest (signed)
Pencils
Hal Forrest (signed)
Inks
Hal Forrest (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

Job Number
126
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Tailspin Tommy Flying Club Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1938-08-14

Curse of Scotland (The Nine of Diamonds) (Table of Contents: 10)

How it Began / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Paul Berdanier (signed)
Pencils
Paul Berdanier (signed)
Inks
Paul Berdanier (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from How It Began Sunday (United Feature Syndicate) 1938-06-26

Footman's Error (Table of Contents: 11)

Twice Told Tales / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Paul Berdanier (signed)
Pencils
Paul Berdanier (signed)
Inks
Paul Berdanier (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from Twice Told Tales Sunday (United Feature Syndicate) 1938-06-26

Pintail Ducks (Table of Contents: 12)

This Curious World / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
William Ferguson (signed)
Pencils
William Ferguson (signed)
Inks
William Ferguson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from This Curious World Sunday (NEA Service) 1938-10-02

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Freckles and His Friends / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Merrill Blosser [as Blosser] (signed, credited)
Pencils
Merrill Blosser [as Blosser] (signed, credited)
Inks
Merrill Blosser [as Blosser] (signed, credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw, gee, mom, do I have to go to school with this cold?
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Freckles and His Friends (NEA Service) 1938-10-02

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Gallant Knight / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vernon Henkel (credited)
Pencils
Vernon Henkel (credited)
Inks
Vernon Henkel (credited)
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

Job Number
20
First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the castle evil eyes watch his approach.
Genre
historical
Reprints
  • from Wags [UK] (Editors Press Service, 1937 Series) #?

Indexer Notes

This page is in black and white. This feature is part of page 2-3 of the untitled Gallant Knight story reprinted in Feature Funnies (Quality, 1937 series) #11 (August 1938).

Aunt Eppie Hogg (Table of Contents: 15)

Toonerville Folks / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fontaine Fox (credited)
Pencils
Fontaine Fox (credited)
Inks
Fontaine Fox (credited)
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Toonerville Folks Sunday (McNaught Syndicate) 1938-04-10

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Little Orphan Annie / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
Harold Gray (signed)
Pencils
Harold Gray (signed)
Inks
Harold Gray (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'As it must to all men…' Yes, the end must come, but how differently men meet it…
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Little Orphan Annie Sunday (News Syndicate) 1938-10-09

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Maw Green / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Harold Gray (signed)
Pencils
Harold Gray (signed)
Inks
Harold Gray (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hm-m-m--I see by th' paper that old many sandpiper is dead...
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Maw Green Sunday (News Syndicate) 1938-11-12

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Little Joe / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bob Leffingwell [as Leffingwell] (signed)
Pencils
Bob Leffingwell [as Leffingwell] (signed)
Inks
Bob Leffingwell [as Leffingwell] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Utah--there's that city feller we heard about…
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Little Joe Sunday (Chicago Tribune) 1938-10-09

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Smilin' Jack / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Zack Mosley (signed)
Pencils
Zack Mosley (signed)
Inks
Zack Mosley (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As the 'Head's' plane over hauled Jack, he realized...
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Smilin' Jack Sunday (News Syndicate) 1938-10-09

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Myra North Special Nurse / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ray Thompson (credited)
Pencils
Charles Coll (credited)
Inks
Charles Coll (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The countries of northern Europe are completely surprised and terrorized...
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Myra North Special Nurse Sunday (NEA Service) 1938-10-02

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Broncho Bill / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Harry O'Neill (signed)
Pencils
Harry O'Neill (signed)
Inks
Harry O'Neill (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Robbed of a gold-strike chart in Tobby Jenning's dance hall…
Genre
western-frontier
Reprints
  • from Broncho Bill Sunday (United Features Syndicate) 1938-06-26

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Bumps / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Harry O'Neill [as O'Neill] (signed)
Pencils
Harry O'Neill [as O'Neill] (signed)
Inks
Harry O'Neill [as O'Neill] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bumps let me know soon as Mister Nutsenbolt's finishes this new wagon…
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Bumps Sunday (United Feature Syndicate) 1938-06-26

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

The Three Musketeers / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Alexandre Dumas (original story); J. Carroll Mansfield (adaptation)
Pencils
J. Carroll Mansfield (signed)
Inks
J. Carroll Mansfield (signed)
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

Job Number
13/621
First Line of Dialogue or Text
As soon as old Bonacieux had left the house D'Artagnan came downstairs…
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from The Three Musketeers Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1938-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Highlights of History / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
J. Carroll Mansfield (signed)
Pencils
J. Carroll Mansfield (signed)
Inks
J. Carroll Mansfield (signed)
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

Job Number
621
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't scoff at the lowly mule…
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from Highlights of History Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1938-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Spencer Steel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Dennis Colebrook] (signed)
Pencils
Edwin Loughlin [as Dennis Colebrook]
Inks
Edwin Loughlin [as Dennis Colebrook]
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

Job Number
65
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spencer Steel in the guise of a fighter is facing a test imposed upon him by Kinkaid, the owner of a gymnasium…
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Wags [UK] (Editors Press Service, 1937 series) #?

Indexer Notes

This page is also reprinted as part of pages 2-3 in the untitled Spencer Steel story in Jumbo Comics (Fiction House, 1938 series) #9 (August-September 1939).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Tiny Tim / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Stanley Link (signed)
Pencils
Stanley Link (signed)
Inks
Stanley Link (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They'e letting down the draw-bridge...
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Tiny Tim Sunday (News Syndicate) 1938-11-06

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Dill and Daffy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Stanley Link (signed)
Pencils
Stanley Link (signed)
Inks
Stanley Link (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Someone at the door to see you, Daffy..
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Dill and Daffy Sunday (News Syndicate) 1938-11-06

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Alley Oop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
V. T. Hamlin (signed)
Pencils
V. T. Hamlin (signed)
Inks
V. T. Hamlin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Foozy sure got a lot of praise for solvin' that big jewel mystery, didn't he?
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Alley Oop Sunday (NEA Service) 1939.11.06

Indexer Notes

Includes an integrated separate item, "Fragments Odds and Ends of Prehistoric Lore".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Terry and the Pirates / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Milton Caniff (signed)
Pencils
Milton Caniff (signed)
Inks
Milton Caniff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

Job Number
1
First Line of Dialogue or Text
When the pirate chief learns that Smythe-Hertherstone left orders...
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Terry and the Pirates Sunday (News Syndicate) 1938-10-09

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Moon Mullins / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
Frank Willard (credited)
Pencils
Frank Willard (credited)
Inks
Frank Willard (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think it's about time you was paying me something on that back board you owe, Moon.
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Moon Mullins Sunday (News Syndicate) 1938-10-09

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Kitty Higgins / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Frank Willard (credited)
Pencils
Frank Willard (credited)
Inks
Frank Willard (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There aren't any fish in that little old puddle, Nicodemus.
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Kitty Higgins Sunday (News Syndicate) 1938-10-09

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

The Clock Strikes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Brenner [as Geo. E. Brenner] (credited)
Pencils
George Brenner [as Geo. E. Brenner] (credited)
Inks
George Brenner [as Geo. E. Brenner] (credited)
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

Job Number
1L
First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is one time 'The Clock' is almost out-smarted by an amateur...
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Wags [UK] (Editors Press Service, 1937 series) #?

Indexer Notes

This feature is also reprinted in a slightly reformatted way as part of pages 1 to 2 of 'The Z. Y. Callis Case' in Feature Funnies (Quality, 1937? series) #13 (October 1938).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

The Count of Monte Cristo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Will Eisner ?
Pencils
Lou Fine [as Jack Cortez]
Inks
Lou Fine [as Jack Cortez]
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

Job Number
20
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Slowly, with every ounce of strength left in his weakened body...
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Wags [UK] (Editors Press Service, 1937 series) #83?

Indexer Notes

This page is also reprinted as page 4 of the untitled The Count of Monte Cristo story in Jumbo Comics (Fiction House, 1938 series) #5 (January 1939).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Little Mary Mixup / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
R. M. Brinkerhoff (signed)
Pencils
R. M. Brinkerhoff (signed)
Inks
R. M. Brinkerhoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've washed all the clothes I own and all I have to wear is this bath towel…
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Little Mary Mixup Sunday (United Feature Syndicate) 1938-08-28

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Smitty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt (signed)
Pencils
Walter Berndt (signed)
Inks
Walter Berndt (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is gonna be tricky.
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Smitty Sunday (Chicago Tribune) 1938-10-07.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. [The Mysterious Skeleton (Tarzan and the Chinese)]
    Tarzan
  2. 2. ["Hi Annibelle.. Why the big rush?"]
    Annibelle
  3. 3. ["Do you think I look like a glamor boy, Herk?"]
    Herky
  4. 4. ["The Hawk is trapped aboard Dr. Snyde's ship, 'The Spider'…"]
    Hawks of the Seas
  5. 5. A Tough Break
    Don Winslow of the Navy
  6. 6. Just over Those Mountains
    Bos'n Hal, Sea Scout
  7. 7. ["All right, gentlemen--this we know..."]
    Dick Tracy
  8. 8. ["Stumbling blindly away from the apparition he saw reflected in the tumbling spray of the waterfall…"]
    Tailspin Tommy
  9. 9. Four Aces
    Tailspin Tommy Flying Club
  10. 10. Curse of Scotland (The Nine of Diamonds)
    How it Began
  11. 11. Footman's Error
    Twice Told Tales
  12. 12. Pintail Ducks
    This Curious World
  13. 13. ["Aw, gee, mom, do I have to go to school with this cold?"]
    Freckles and His Friends
  14. 14. ["From the castle evil eyes watch his approach."]
    Gallant Knight
  15. 15. Aunt Eppie Hogg
    Toonerville Folks
  16. 16. ["'As it must to all men…' Yes, the end must come, but how differently men meet it…"]
    Little Orphan Annie
  17. 17. ["Hm-m-m--I see by th' paper that old many sandpiper is dead..."]
    Maw Green
  18. 18. ["Look, Utah--there's that city feller we heard about…"]
    Little Joe
  19. 19. ["As the 'Head's' plane over hauled Jack, he realized..."]
    Smilin' Jack
  20. 20. ["The countries of northern Europe are completely surprised and terrorized..."]
    Myra North Special Nurse
  21. 21. ["Robbed of a gold-strike chart in Tobby Jenning's dance hall…"]
    Broncho Bill
  22. 22. ["Bumps let me know soon as Mister Nutsenbolt's finishes this new wagon…"]
    Bumps
  23. 23. ["As soon as old Bonacieux had left the house D'Artagnan came downstairs…"]
    The Three Musketeers
  24. 24. ["Don't scoff at the lowly mule…"]
    Highlights of History
  25. 25. ["Spencer Steel in the guise of a fighter is facing a test imposed upon him by Kinkaid, the owner of a gymnasium…"]
    Spencer Steel
  26. 26. ["They'e letting down the draw-bridge..."]
    Tiny Tim
  27. 27. ["Someone at the door to see you, Daffy.."]
    Dill and Daffy
  28. 28. ["Foozy sure got a lot of praise for solvin' that big jewel mystery, didn't he?"]
    Alley Oop
  29. 29. ["When the pirate chief learns that Smythe-Hertherstone left orders..."]
    Terry and the Pirates
  30. 30. ["I think it's about time you was paying me something on that back board you owe, Moon."]
    Moon Mullins
  31. 31. ["There aren't any fish in that little old puddle, Nicodemus."]
    Kitty Higgins
  32. 32. ["This is one time 'The Clock' is almost out-smarted by an amateur..."]
    The Clock Strikes
  33. 33. ["Slowly, with every ounce of strength left in his weakened body..."]
    The Count of Monte Cristo
  34. 34. ["I've washed all the clothes I own and all I have to wear is this bath towel…"]
    Little Mary Mixup
  35. 35. ["This is gonna be tricky."]
    Smitty
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