(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 ?
Color:
Color with some Black and White stories
Dimensions:
7.25" x 10.5" (18.4 cm x 26.7 cm)
Paper Stock:
Paper cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

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)
Inks:
Matt Curzon (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Cook (signed, illustration)
Inks:
Bill 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:
W. M. Allison
Pencils:
W. M. Allison
Inks:
W. M. Allison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Jane and Johnny found another exit...
Genre:
western-frontier

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:
Ed Ellis
Pencils:
Ed Ellis
Inks:
Ed Ellis
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

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

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:
Last month Dickie ran away from the farm...
Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Oh Sally - the dean wants to see you...

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

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

Script:
Victor Dowling
Pencils:
Victor Dowling
Inks:
Victor Dowling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
There you are, Gertrude my love...
Genre:
adventure; humor

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

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:
The boys recovered a vast fortune in gold...
Genre:
humor

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

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

Script:
R. H. Livingston
Pencils:
R. H. Livingston
Inks:
R. H. Livingston
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

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

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

Script:
Denis Yuknis
Pencils:
Denis Yuknis
Inks:
Denis Yuknis
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Have you seen this rookie Dolittle 'round anywhere?
Genre:
humor

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

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

Script:
Dick Ryan [as Dic]
Pencils:
Dick Ryan [as Dic]
Inks:
Dick Ryan [as Dic]
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 / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Walt Munson
Pencils:
Walt Munson
Inks:
Walt Munson
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Monday - school's out - nothing to do but loaf all summer...
Genre:
humor

[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:
Ow! My tooth is jumpin' awful...
Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
You walk up to that flag pole
Genre:
humor

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

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

Script:
Ellis Edwards
Pencils:
Ellis Edwards
Inks:
Ellis Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
The discovery of gold in California changed the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains...

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

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

Script:
John Patterson [as J. A. Patterson]
Pencils:
John Patterson [as J. A. Patterson]
Inks:
John Patterson [as J. A. Patterson]
Letters:
?

[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:
Prof. Phillip S. Pace
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
The answers to our offer of the fascinating free booklet...

Cowboys Around the Campfire (Table of Contents: 20)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Captain Clark answers questions on Aeronautics.

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

Whiskers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Hey Mom! Come an' see what I got ya

A Crossword Puzzle (Table of Contents: 23)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stanley Ashworth
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Frontier Justice (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Kenneth Fitch [as Buck Ringoe]
Pencils:
W. M. Allison
Inks:
W. M. Allison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Western story. Intro page is text with one illo. Pg 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!

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 & Gravy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

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

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

Jonesie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

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

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

Script:
John Patterson
Pencils:
John Patterson [as J. A. Patterson]
Inks:
John Patterson [as J. A. Patterson]
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Looks like I gotcha beat this time, Louie.
Genre:
humor

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

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

Script:
Will Eisner [as Jack Seaman]
Pencils:
Kenneth Ernst
Inks:
Kenneth Ernst
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Miss Norrine and Master Jimmie!
Genre:
humor

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

Koko / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

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

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

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

Script:
Joe Buresch [as Bush]
Pencils:
Joe Buresch [as Bush]
Inks:
Joe Buresch [as Bush]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Wow...It's the Tuckers, cuss em!!
Genre:
humor

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:
?
Pencils:
Palmer
Inks:
Palmer
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
The raid on the commisary...

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

Stubbie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Clyde Don
Inks:
Clyde Don
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
There! Take this sixty-five cents...
Genre:
humor

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Patterson [as J. A. Patterson]
Inks:
John Patterson [as J. A. Patterson]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
It's time to get dressed for dinner...
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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
  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 ya"]
    Whiskers
  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 & 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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • bchat
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lee Randall (R.I.P.)
  • Lou Mougin