(June 1936)

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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comics Magazine Company, Inc.
Editing:
William Cook ?
Color:
Color with some Black and White pages
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Paper cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

"Logo now reads The Comics Magazine Funny Pages, indicia remains The Comic Magazine. All stories in #1 and #2 are taken from DC's inventory. 1st Mayer cover.


Absolutely the Nuts (Table of Contents)

J. Worthington Blimp / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

[Contents Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

inside front cover.

[Boys! Earn money and big prizes] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Funny Pages (Table of Contents: 3)

Editorial / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Includes indicia.

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

Further Adventures of Jane and Johnny / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
W. M. Allison
Pencils:
W. M. Allison
Inks:
W. M. Allison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Captain Bill and his posse lost the trail...

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Freddie Bell, He Means Well / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Matt Curzon
Pencils:
Matt Curzon
Inks:
Matt Curzon
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Down with capitalism
Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Skinny Shaner / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom McNamara
Pencils:
Tom McNamara
Inks:
Tom McNamara
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Sometimes a perfectly good theory...
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

racist humor

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

Koko / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
M. MacIntyre
Pencils:
M. MacIntyre
Inks:
M. MacIntyre
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
His teeth were chattering, and both knees shook...
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

racist humor

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

Porkchops 'n' Gravy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Stahl
Pencils:
Al Stahl
Inks:
Al Stahl
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Boy! Here Ah is starvin' to death and we ain't got nothing to eat!
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Cap'n Tripe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Cooper
Pencils:
Tom Cooper
Inks:
Tom Cooper
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Oh Captin! The boys are gonna take the ship from you!

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Federal Agent / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Bart Regan is conducting an important official...
Characters:
Bart Regan (1st, next seen in Detective Comics #1)

The Son-of-a-Gun Comes Through (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Wallace Kirk
Letters:
typography

Indexer Notes

text with 1 illo.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Alfy Elephant / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Randall
Pencils:
Stan Randall
Inks:
Stan Randall
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I'll getcha hat fer ya mister!
Genre:
humor

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

T'aint So! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
R. G. Leffingwell
Pencils:
R. G. Leffingwell
Inks:
R. G. Leffingwell
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
As told by L. Soutter Ogden, Pennsylvania

Indexer Notes

This story is told entirely in pictures and records a new departure in narrative form. The publishers of this magazine are happy to be the first to offer this style of story telling to its readers and ask all of you write your opinion...

The Golden Idol (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Cooper
Pencils:
Tom Cooper
Inks:
Tom Cooper
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Includes a one page introduction in text only. First two pages printed in four color, the rest in black and white.

Stamp Collectors (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Phillip Pace

The Round-Up (Table of Contents: 16)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
W. M. Allison
Pencils:
W. M. Allison
Inks:
W. M. Allison
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

2-page illo.

Junior Library (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frances Hope

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

Shocky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Randall
Pencils:
Stan Randall
Inks:
Stan Randall
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Blaw-w!
Genre:
humor

[This is free!] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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

Magic Hand / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Presto Merritt
Pencils:
Presto Merritt
Inks:
Presto Merritt
Colors:
?
Letters:
text

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

Includes "Swapper's Mart".

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

Major Frederick Lord / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Palmer
Pencils:
Palmer
Inks:
Palmer
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Recruit Frederick Lord reports for duty with the Mexican Expeditionary Force.
Genre:
humor; western-frontier

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

Freaks of Luck / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Well we've shot all the gold dust we had...
Genre:
humor

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

Big Sid / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Randall
Pencils:
Stan Randall
Inks:
Stan Randall
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Where we goin' Pop?

Lesson No. 2: Bodies (Table of Contents: 24)

Learn Cartooning / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Patterson
Pencils:
John Patterson
Inks:
John Patterson

Indexer Notes

puzzle

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

Crossword Puzzle / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stanley Ashworth
Inks:
Stanley Ashworth
Letters:
typeset

Aeronautical Advisory Service (Table of Contents: 26)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Captain Raymond Clark
Letters:
typeset text

Synopsis:
Captain Clark answers questions on Aeronautics

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

Black Lagoon / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Cooper
Pencils:
Tom Cooper
Inks:
Tom Cooper
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Bill Horton has just made his first inspection of the Black Lagoon...
Genre:
adventure

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

My Grandpa / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom McNamara
Pencils:
Tom McNamara
Inks:
Tom McNamara
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Kitchy kich!
Genre:
humor

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

Skipper Ham Shanks / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Patterson
Pencils:
John Patterson
Inks:
John Patterson
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Ham Shanks and his pal Poss are helping their old friend Spike Kelly...
Genre:
adventure; humor

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

Dickie Duck / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Matt Curzon
Pencils:
Matt Curzon
Inks:
Matt Curzon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Dickie--take this umbrella and go fetch...
Genre:
humor

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

Spunk Hazard / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Randall
Pencils:
Stan Randall
Inks:
Stan Randall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Come on Foggy--let's go out and soak up some sunshine---
Genre:
humor

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

Loony Louie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John A. Patterson
Pencils:
John A. Patterson
Inks:
John A. Patterson
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Hello! This is the fire department isn't it?
Genre:
humor

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

Evidence Eddy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
R. G. Leffingwell
Pencils:
R. G. Leffingwell
Inks:
R. G. Leffingwell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Hmmmmm
Genre:
humor; detective-mystery

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

Cannonball Jones / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Balmy is the day and Cannonball trips...
Genre:
humor

[Don't forget the free pencil] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[Boys! Here's a magazine that you should read ...] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Factory to You] (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Absolutely the Nuts
    J. Worthington Blimp
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. [Boys! Earn money and big prizes]
  4. 3. The Funny Pages
    Editorial
  5. 4. ["Captain Bill and his posse lost the trail..."]
    Further Adventures of Jane and Johnny
  6. 5. ["Down with capitalism"]
    Freddie Bell, He Means Well
  7. 6. ["Sometimes a perfectly good theory..."]
    Skinny Shaner
  8. 7. ["His teeth were chattering, and both knees shook..."]
    Koko
  9. 8. ["Boy! Here Ah is starvin' to death and we ain't got nothing to eat!"]
    Porkchops 'n' Gravy
  10. 9. ["Oh Captin! The boys are gonna take the ship from you!"]
    Cap'n Tripe
  11. 10. ["Bart Regan is conducting an important official..."]
    Federal Agent
  12. 11. The Son-of-a-Gun Comes Through
  13. 12. ["I'll getcha hat fer ya mister!"]
    Alfy Elephant
  14. 13. ["As told by L. Soutter Ogden, Pennsylvania"]
    T'aint So!
  15. 14. The Golden Idol
  16. 15. Stamp Collectors
  17. 16. The Round-Up
  18. 17. Junior Library
  19. 18. ["Blaw-w!"]
    Shocky
  20. 19. [This is free!]
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Magic Hand
  22. 21. ["Recruit Frederick Lord reports for duty with the Mexican Expeditionary Force."]
    Major Frederick Lord
  23. 22. ["Well we've shot all the gold dust we had..."]
    Freaks of Luck
  24. 23. ["Where we goin' Pop?"]
    Big Sid
  25. 24. Lesson No. 2: Bodies
    Learn Cartooning
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Crossword Puzzle
  27. 26. Aeronautical Advisory Service
  28. 27. ["Bill Horton has just made his first inspection of the Black Lagoon..."]
    Black Lagoon
  29. 28. ["Kitchy kich!"]
    My Grandpa
  30. 29. ["Ham Shanks and his pal Poss are helping their old friend Spike Kelly..."]
    Skipper Ham Shanks
  31. 30. ["Dickie--take this umbrella and go fetch..."]
    Dickie Duck
  32. 31. ["Come on Foggy--let's go out and soak up some sunshine---"]
    Spunk Hazard
  33. 32. ["Hello! This is the fire department isn't it?"]
    Loony Louie
  34. 33. ["Hmmmmm"]
    Evidence Eddy
  35. 34. ["Balmy is the day and Cannonball trips..."]
    Cannonball Jones
  36. 35. [Don't forget the free pencil]
  37. 36. [Boys! Here's a magazine that you should read ...]
  38. 37. [Factory to You]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Claus Simonsen
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lee Randall (R.I.P.)
  • Lou Mougin