(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
Pencils
Bill Allison
Inks
Bill 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

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
Pencils
Ellis Edwards
Inks
Ellis Edwards
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Phil 'n Sofie
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...
Feature Logo
Skipper Ham Shanks
Genre
humor

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

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

Script
R. H. Livingstone
Pencils
R. H. Livingstone
Inks
R. H. 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

Indexer Notes

Splash page has the name “Tony” in parenthesis.

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

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

Script
Dick Ryan
Pencils
Dick Ryan
Inks
Dick Ryan
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
Pencils
Walt Munson
Inks
Walt Munson
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Monday - school's out - nothing to do but loaf all summer...
Feature Logo
Dinky
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...
Feature Logo
Alfy Elephant
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor

[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
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 / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Allison
Inks
Bill Allison
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[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
Inks
Marjorie MacIntyre
Letters
?

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

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)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Buck Ringoe
Pencils
Bill Allison
Inks
Bill 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!
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
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
Inks
John 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
Pencils
Ken Ernst
Inks
Ken 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
Marjorie MacIntyre
Pencils
Marjorie MacIntyre
Inks
Marjorie MacIntyre
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

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

Script
Joe Buresch
Pencils
Joe Buresch
Inks
Joe Buresch
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
Palmer; ?
Pencils
Palmer
Inks
Palmer
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The raid on the commisary...
Genre
non-fiction

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

Stubbie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Clyde Yeadon
Inks
Clyde Yeadon
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
Inks
John Patterson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's time to get dressed for dinner...
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 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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