(July 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 ? (editor)

Issue Notes

The Comics Magazine (Funny Pages) is published monthly by Comics Magazine Company, Inc., 1722 West 74th Street, Chicago, Ill. Editorial Office, 11 West 42 Street, New York, N. Y.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dickie Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Curzon (signed as Matt Curzon)
Inks
Matt Curzon (signed as Matt Curzon)
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

To The Half Million- (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William Cook (signed, illustration)
Inks
William Cook (signed, illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes indicia.

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

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

Script
Bill Allison (credited as W. M. Allison)
Pencils
Bill Allison (credited as W. M. Allison)
Inks
Bill Allison (credited as W. M. Allison)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jane and Johnny found another exit...
Feature Logo
The Further Adventures of Jane and Johnny
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Captain Bill
Synopsis
While trying to find the missing Jane and Johnny, Captain Bill is bushwhacked, but turns the tables on his would-be assassin and learns that the children are being kept in a cave in the hills.

Indexer Notes

Continuation of "Captain Bill" stories in issue one.

Introducing Sofie and Phil (Table of Contents: 3)

Phil 'n Sofie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ellis Edwards (credited as Ed Ellis)
Pencils
Ellis Edwards (credited as Ed Ellis)
Inks
Ellis Edwards (credited as Ed Ellis)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ladies first...
Feature Logo
Phil 'n Sofie
Genre
humor
Characters
Phil; Sofie; 'zekiel

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

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

Script
Matt Curzon (credited, signed); Matt Curzon (credited, signed)
Pencils
Matt Curzon (credited, signed)
Inks
Matt Curzon (credited, signed); Matt Curzon (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Last month Dickie ran away from the farm...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dickie Duck

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

Sally the Soph / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Reilly (credited, signed)
Pencils
Frank Reilly (credited, signed)
Inks
Frank Reilly (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh Sally - the dean wants to see you...
Genre
humor
Characters
Sally the Soph; The Dean; Don
Synopsis
Adventures of an attractive girl on campus.

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

The Age of Stone / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Victor Dowling (credited as Dowling)
Pencils
Victor Dowling (credited as Dowling)
Inks
Victor Dowling (credited as Dowling)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There you are, Gertrude my love...
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Gertrude; Mr. Groggs; Sir John W. Cromagnon

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

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

Script
John Patterson (credited)
Pencils
John Patterson (credited)
Inks
John Patterson (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The boys recovered a vast fortune in gold...
Feature Logo
Skipper Ham Shanks
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
John D. Fash; Spike; Sultan Sourpuss

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

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

Script
R. H. Livingstone (credited as Livingstone)
Pencils
R. H. Livingstone (credited as Livingstone)
Inks
R. H. Livingstone (credited as Livingstone)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sho' hits safe. Ef hit twuzzent I'se hat'ter k'leck mo...
Feature Logo
Freaks of Luck
Genre
humor

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

Jack Dolittle / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Yuknis (signed)
Pencils
Tony Yuknis (signed)
Inks
Tony Yuknis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have you seen this rookie Dolittle 'round anywhere?
Genre
humor
Characters
Jack Dolittle; Seymour

Indexer Notes

Credited as 'Denis Yuknis (Tony)'.

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

Now I'll Tell One / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan (credited as Dic) (signed)
Pencils
Dick Ryan (credited as Dic) (signed)
Inks
Dick Ryan (credited as Dic) (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Prof. R. U. Goofey spent 47 years of his life...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Dinky [Walt Munson] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Munson (credited, signed)
Pencils
Walt Munson (credited, signed)
Inks
Walt Munson (credited, signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Monday - school's out - nothing to do but loaf all summer...
Feature Logo
Dinky
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dinky

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

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

Script
Stan Randall (credited) (signed as Randall)
Pencils
Stan Randall (credited) (signed as Randall)
Inks
Stan Randall (credited) (signed as Randall)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ow! My tooth is jumpin' awful...
Feature Logo
Alfy Elephant
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Alfy Elephant

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

Freddie Bell / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Matt Curzon (credited, signed)
Pencils
Matt Curzon (credited, signed)
Inks
Matt Curzon (credited, signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You walk up to that flag pole
Genre
humor
Characters
Freddie Bell

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

Red Avenger / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ellis Edwards (credited)
Pencils
Ellis Edwards (credited)
Inks
Ellis Edwards (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The discovery of gold in California changed the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
China Boy Sam Lee

Lesson No. 3 Pen and Ink Lines (Table of Contents: 15)

Learn Cartooning / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Patterson
Pencils
John Patterson
Inks
John Patterson
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Learn Cartooning
Genre
humor

[Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

Natural History / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard L. Hastings
Inks
Howard L. Hastings
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Though more than a match for a mastiff dog...

Indexer Notes

Animal lore; text and illustrations.

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

Junior Library / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frances Hope
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since this issue of Comics Magazine FUNNY PAGES will come...

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

Stamp Collectors / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Phillip S. Pace (credited as Prof. Philip S. Pace)
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The answers to our offer of the fascinating free booklet...
Genre
non-fiction

Cowboys Around the Campfire (Table of Contents: 20)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Bill Allison (credited as W. M. Allison)
Inks
Bill Allison (credited as W. M. Allison)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

A two page spread.

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

Aeronautical Advisory Service / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Raymond Clark (credited as Captain Raymond Clark)
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Editor's Note: This department, piloted by Captain Clark...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Captain Clark answers questions on Aeronautics.

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

Whiskers [1930s boy & dog] / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marjorie MacIntyre (credited as M. MacIntyre) (signed)
Inks
Marjorie MacIntyre (credited as M. MacIntyre) (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Mom! Come an' see what I got for ya
Feature Logo
Whiskers
Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Mac; his mother; Whiskers (a dog)

A Crossword Puzzle (Table of Contents: 23)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Asch
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Frontier Justice (Table of Contents: 24)

letters page / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Buck Ringoe (credited)
Pencils
Bill Allison (credited as W. M. Allison)
Inks
Bill Allison (credited as W. M. Allison)
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's go! The whole town's on the prod!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sheriff Steve; Smitty; Santos (crook); Mers (crook)

Indexer Notes

Western story. Intro page is text with one illo. Page 4 of story is the earliest full page panel that I know of.

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

The Magic Hand / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
"Presto" Merritt
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Greetings my friends and salutations!
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

A How-To magic page. This pg also has "Swappers' Mart" readers are given free ads to trade items with others.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Stahl (credited, signed)
Inks
Al Stahl (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you say we buy a car Porkchops?
Genre
humor
Characters
Porkchops; Gravy

[Roseville 5 MI] (Table of Contents: 27)

Jonesie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Reilly (credited, signed)
Inks
Frank Reilly (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Jonesie

Indexer Notes

No captions.

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

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

Script
John Patterson (credited as J. A. Patterson)
Pencils
John Patterson (credited as J. A. Patterson)
Inks
John Patterson (credited as J. A. Patterson)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Looks like I gotcha beat this time, Louie.
Genre
humor
Characters
Looney Louie the Firechief; Colonel Gotrocks

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

The Sapphire Eye of Sehkmet / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner (credited as Jack Seaman)
Pencils
Ken Ernst (credited as Kenneth Ernst)
Inks
Ken Ernst (credited as Kenneth Ernst)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Norrine and Master Jimmie!
Genre
humor
Characters
\miss Norrie; Master Jimmie; their father

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

Koko / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Marjorie MacIntyre (credited as M. MacIntyre) (signed)
Pencils
Marjorie MacIntyre (credited as M. MacIntyre) (signed)
Inks
Marjorie MacIntyre (credited as M. MacIntyre) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Drop that gun - Do as your [sic] bid...
Feature Logo
Koko
Genre
humor
Characters
Koko

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

Hezzy of the Hills / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Buresch (credited as Bush)
Pencils
Joe Buresch (credited as Bush)
Inks
Joe Buresch (credited as Bush)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow...It's the Tuckers, cuss em!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Hezzy of the Hills; Pappy; Nell Tucker

Indexer Notes

Hillbilly humor

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

The Adventurous Life Story of Major Frederick Lord / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Palmer (credited, signed); ?
Pencils
Palmer (credited, signed)
Inks
Palmer (credited, signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The raid on the commisary...
Genre
adventure; non-fiction
Characters
Major Frederick Lord

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

Stubbie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Clyde Yeadon (credited as Clyde Don) (signed)
Inks
Clyde Yeadon (credited as Clyde Don) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There! Take this sixty-five cents...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Stubbie; Peaches; Granny

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

King Bunko / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Patterson (credited as J. A. Patterson); ?
Pencils
John Patterson (credited as J. A. Patterson)
Inks
John Patterson (credited as J. A. Patterson)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's time to get dressed for dinner...
Genre
humor
Characters
King Bunko
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dickie Duck
  2. 1. To The Half Million-
  3. 2. ["Jane and Johnny found another exit..."]
    The Further Adventures of Jane and Johnny
  4. 3. Introducing Sofie and Phil
    Phil 'n Sofie
  5. 4. ["Last month Dickie ran away from the farm..."]
    Dickie Duck
  6. 5. ["Oh Sally - the dean wants to see you..."]
    Sally the Soph
  7. 6. ["There you are, Gertrude my love..."]
    The Age of Stone
  8. 7. ["The boys recovered a vast fortune in gold..."]
    Skipper Ham Shanks
  9. 8. ["Sho' hits safe. Ef hit twuzzent I'se hat'ter k'leck mo..."]
    Freaks of Luck
  10. 9. ["Have you seen this rookie Dolittle 'round anywhere?"]
    Jack Dolittle
  11. 10. ["Prof. R. U. Goofey spent 47 years of his life..."]
    Now I'll Tell One
  12. 11. ["Monday - school's out - nothing to do but loaf all summer..."]
    Dinky [Walt Munson]
  13. 12. ["Ow! My tooth is jumpin' awful..."]
    Alfy Elephant
  14. 13. ["You walk up to that flag pole"]
    Freddie Bell
  15. 14. ["The discovery of gold in California changed the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains..."]
    Red Avenger
  16. 15. Lesson No. 3 Pen and Ink Lines
    Learn Cartooning
  17. 16. [Subscription Offer]
  18. 17. ["Though more than a match for a mastiff dog..."]
    Natural History
  19. 18. ["Since this issue of Comics Magazine FUNNY PAGES will come..."]
    Junior Library
  20. 19. ["The answers to our offer of the fascinating free booklet..."]
    Stamp Collectors
  21. 20. Cowboys Around the Campfire
  22. 21. ["Editor's Note: This department, piloted by Captain Clark..."]
    Aeronautical Advisory Service
  23. 22. ["Hey Mom! Come an' see what I got for ya"]
    Whiskers [1930s boy & dog]
  24. 23. A Crossword Puzzle
  25. 24. Frontier Justice
  26. 25. ["Greetings my friends and salutations!"]
    The Magic Hand
  27. 26. ["What do you say we buy a car Porkchops?"]
    Porkchops 'n' Gravy
  28. 27. [Roseville 5 MI]
    Jonesie
  29. 28. ["Looks like I gotcha beat this time, Louie."]
    Loony Louie
  30. 29. ["Miss Norrine and Master Jimmie!"]
    The Sapphire Eye of Sehkmet
  31. 30. ["Drop that gun - Do as your [sic] bid..."]
    Koko
  32. 31. ["Wow...It's the Tuckers, cuss em!!"]
    Hezzy of the Hills
  33. 32. ["The raid on the commisary..."]
    The Adventurous Life Story of Major Frederick Lord
  34. 33. ["There! Take this sixty-five cents..."]
    Stubbie
  35. 34. ["It's time to get dressed for dinner..."]
    King Bunko
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