Comics #[nn]
(1973)

Houghton Mifflin, 1973 Series
 
Price
[none]
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN
0-395-15582-7 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Bill Blackbeard; James Moffett (senior editor)

Issue Notes

No price on item. Cover says "Comics Comics Comics." Title page just says "Comics." Apparently part of a series designed for classroom use. Back cover says: "Interaction: A Student-Centered Language Arts and Reading Program."

Comics Comics Comics (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Kayo Mullins; Felix the Cat; Churchy LaFemme

Indexer Notes

Three large "Comics" stacked on top of each other, with a comic strip character in each row.

Blank Pages (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover and inside back cover are blank.

Comics (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?; typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page with editing credits.

Acknowledgements (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Copyright information for strips that are reprinted.

[Introduction] (Table of Contents: 4)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Blackbeard ?
Pencils
(various)
Inks
(various)
Letters
?

Characters
Popeye; Mama (Katzenjammer Kids); Paw Perkins (Polly and Her Pals); Emmy Plushbottom (Moon Mullins); ? (small boy); Jeff (Mutt and Jeff); Felix the Cat

Indexer Notes

Brief introduction with each character speaking part of it. Unknown if the art is taken directly from the original strips or is redrawn.

[Out Our Way] (Table of Contents: 5)

Out Our Way / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
J. R. Williams
Pencils
J. R. Williams
Inks
J. R. Williams
Letters
J. R. Williams

Reprints
  • from Out Our Way (NEA Service) dailies 1927.06.28, 1930.05.10

Indexer Notes

One panel featuring the factory workers, one featuring the cowboys.

Lots and Lots of Fun (Table of Contents: 6)

Mutt and Jeff / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bud Fisher ?
Pencils
Bud Fisher ?
Inks
Bud Fisher ?
Letters
?

Characters
Mutt; Jeff
Synopsis
Mutt and Jeff go to a restaurant and pretend not to be able to hear or speak.
Reprints
  • from Mutt and Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1932.04.03.
Keywords
deaf; mute

Indexer Notes

Probably done by Al Smith.

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

Winnie Winkle / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Branner [as Branner] (signed)
Pencils
Martin Branner [as Branner] (signed)
Inks
Martin Branner [as Branner] (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Rinkeydinks have a deposit of $30. on 9 baseball uniforms...
Genre
humor
Characters
Winnie Winkle; Perry Winkle; Spike; Rinkeydinks
Synopsis
The Rinkeydinks put on a circus to raise money for baseball uniforms.
Reprints
  • from Winnie Winkle (Chicago Tribune Syndicate) Sunday 1928
Keywords
circus

Indexer Notes

One Sunday split across two pages.

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

Smokey Stover / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman
Pencils
Bill Holman
Inks
Bill Holman
Letters
Bill Holman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's the dough, Smoke-475 smackers.
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover
Synopsis
Smokey has to buy the Chief a Christmas present.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover Sunday (News Syndicate) 1940
Keywords
Christmas

[A Christmas Tree for Terry] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Milton Caniff
Pencils
Milton Caniff
Inks
Milton Caniff

Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Lee
Synopsis
Terry's Chinese friends surprise him with a make-shift Christmas tree.
Reprints
  • from Terry and the Pirates Sunday (News Syndicate) 1940
Keywords
Christmas tree

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Pogo by Walt Kelly (Table of Contents: 10)

Pogo / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Letters
Walt Kelly

Genre
humor
Characters
Pogo; Churchy Lafemme; Howland Owl; P. T. Bridgeport; Albert Alligator; Beauregard
Reprints
  • From Pogo daily (Post-Hall Syndicate) 1955.06.03, 1955.06.16, 1955.07.01, 1955.07.11
Keywords
commercial; TV

Indexer Notes

Four daily strips.

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

Reg'lar Fellers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Byrnes
Pencils
Gene Byrnes
Inks
Gene Byrnes
Letters
Gene Byrnes

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get ready for a s'prize!
Genre
children
Characters
Jimmie; Mr. Duffy
Synopsis
Jimmie tries to find a way to earn a nickel to get some cinnamon candy.
Reprints
  • from Reg'lar Fellers Sunday (New York Tribune) 1926
Keywords
candy

Indexer Notes

Sunday strip split across two pages.

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

Peter Rabbit / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Harrison Cady
Pencils
Harrison Cady
Inks
Harrison Cady
Letters
Harrison Cady

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He decides the next time he gives an demonstration of "William Tell"...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Peter Rabbit
Synopsis
Peter displays his archery skills, but his arrow causes havoc.
Reprints
  • from Peter Rabbit Sunday (New York Tribune) 1926
Keywords
archery

Indexer Notes

Sunday page spread across two pages.

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

Moon Mullins / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Willard
Pencils
Frank Willard
Inks
Frank Willard
Letters
Frank Willard

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Really, my dear Emma, I never knew before that you...
Genre
humor
Characters
Emmy Plushbottom; Lord Plushbottom; Kayo Mullins
Synopsis
Emmy shows off her old dance routine and her show flies off and gives Lord Plushbottom a black eye.
Reprints
  • from Moon Mullins Sunday (Chicago Tribune) 1933
Keywords
black eye; dancing

Indexer Notes

Sunday page spread across two pages.

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

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

Script
Fontaine Fox
Pencils
Fontaine Fox
Inks
Fontaine Fox
Letters
Fontaine Fox

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I sure wish I hadn't took the job of hauling rock...
Genre
humor
Characters
The Skipper
Synopsis
A man sends the Skipper and his passengers on a wild goose chase so that he can borrow the trolley's axle and wheels to cart rocks.
Reprints
  • from Toonerville Folks Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1940.08.04
Keywords
invention; rock garden; trolley; wheelbarrow

[Eugene the Jeep!] (Table of Contents: 15)

Thimble Theatre / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. C. Segar [as Segar] (signed)
Pencils
E. C. Segar [as Segar] (signed)
Inks
E. C. Segar [as Segar] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
E. C. Segar [as Segar] (signed)

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Popeye; Eugene the Jeep; Professor Brainstein
Synopsis
Professor Brainstein explains the origin of the Jeep and how it is a fourth-dimensional animal in a three-dimensional world.
Reprints
  • from Thimble Theatre Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1936.08.09
Keywords
fourth dimension

Indexer Notes

Full color.

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

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

Script
Fontaine Fox
Pencils
Fontaine Fox
Inks
Fontaine Fox
Colors
?
Letters
Fontaine Fox

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw, he owes me seven cents and he's got it and won't pay me!
Genre
humor; children
Synopsis
A boy finds a way to collect a debt from a boy walking on stilts.
Reprints
  • from Toonerville Folks Sunday (Bell Syndicate ?) xxxx.10.16
Keywords
stilts

Indexer Notes

Full color.

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

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clifford McBride
Pencils
Clifford McBride
Inks
Clifford McBride
Colors
?
Letters
Clifford McBride

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at him kick his feet, Fido.
Genre
animal
Characters
Napoleon (dog); Fido (dog)
Synopsis
Napoleon has a nightmare where he's chased by giant rabbits.
Reprints
  • from Napoleon Sunday (Arthur J. Lafave) 1939.05.19
Keywords
nightmare; rabbits

Indexer Notes

Full color.

[A Noise in the Night] (Table of Contents: 18)

Polly and Her Pals / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett (signed)
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett (signed)
Inks
Cliff Sterrett (signed)
Colors
Cliff Sterrett

Genre
humor
Characters
Paw Perkins; Ashur; Kitty (cat)
Synopsis
Paw and Ashur investigate a noise in the night and end up beaning each other with golf clubs.
Reprints
  • from Polly and Her Pals Sunday (Newspaper Feature Syndicate) 1927.10.23
Keywords
golf clubs

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story. Full color.

Now That the Flying Machine Is Invented Who Will Invent a Landing Machine? (Table of Contents: 19)

School Days / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clare Dwiggins [as Dwig] (signed)
Pencils
Clare Dwiggins [as Dwig] (signed)
Inks
Clare Dwiggins [as Dwig] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Clare Dwiggins [as Dwig] (signed)

Genre
children
Synopsis
Tom builds a pig-propelled glider, with predicable results.
Reprints
  • from School Days Sunday (McClure Syndicate) 1929.10.27
Keywords
glider; invention; pig

Indexer Notes

Full color.

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

The Katzenjammer Kids / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Harold Knerr [as Knerr] (signed)
Pencils
Harold Knerr [as Knerr] (signed)
Inks
Harold Knerr [as Knerr] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In der Natural History Museum it gifs a good education...
Genre
humor
Characters
Der Captain, Mama; Hans; Fritz
Synopsis
Hans and Fritz cause trouble in the Museum of Natural History.
Reprints
  • from The Katzenjammer Kids Sunday (International Feature Service) 1921.05.21
Keywords
museum

Indexer Notes

Full color. Sunday strip spread across two pages. Reprinted from the San Francisco Examiner.

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

Little Nemo in Slumberland / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Winsor McCay
Pencils
Winsor McCay
Inks
Winsor McCay
Colors
Winsor McCay
Letters
Winsor McCay

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How did you learn to be a dentist so quickly, Flip?
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Little Nemo; Flip; Impie
Synopsis
Flip is a dentist who operates on a giant.
Reprints
  • from Little Nemo in Slumberland Sunday (New York Tribune) 1925
Keywords
dentist; giant

Indexer Notes

Full color.

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

Gasoline Alley / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank King [as King] (signed)
Pencils
Frank King [as King] (signed)
Inks
Frank King [as King] (signed)
Colors
Frank King [as King] (signed)
Letters
Frank King [as King] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why Skeezix! I didn't know you could drive like that!
Genre
humor
Characters
Walt Wallet; Skeezix
Synopsis
Walt has a dream that he is a passenger in a car Skeezix is driving.
Reprints
  • from Gasoline Alley Sunday (Chicago Tribune) 1924
Keywords
automobile; dream

Indexer Notes

Full color. Sunday strip spread across two pages.

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

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

Script
V. T. Hamlin (signed)
Pencils
V. T. Hamlin (signed)
Inks
V. T. Hamlin (signed)
Colors
V. T. Hamlin (signed)
Letters
V. T. Hamlin (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wanta dinosaur, y'hear?
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Alley Oop; Foozy; King Guzzle; Dinny
Synopsis
King Guz wants a dinosaur, so Alley and Dinny lure a tyrannosaurus into a not-very-secure cage.
Reprints
  • from Alley Oop Sunday (NEA Service) 1934
Keywords
dinosaur; tyrannosaurus

Indexer Notes

Full color. Also includes "Dinny's Family Album."

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

Felix / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Otto Mesmer [as Pat Sullivan]
Pencils
Otto Mesmer [as Pat Sullivan]
Inks
Otto Mesmer [as Pat Sullivan]
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They can't keep me out-I'll find a way...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Felix the Cat
Synopsis
Felix plays golf in the living room and gets rid of the house's mice.
Reprints
  • from Felix the Cat Sunday (Newspaper Feature Service) 1931
Keywords
archery; golf

[Pegleg Pete, the Dogcatcher] (Table of Contents: 25)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Floyd Gottfredson
Inks
Ted Thwaites
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Pluto; Pegleg Pete; Clarabelle Cow (cameo)
Synopsis
Pluto has lost his dog license and Pegleg Pete is a dogcatcher who is after him.
Reprints
  • from Mickey Mouse daily (King Features Syndicate) 1933.02.13-1933.02.25
Keywords
dogcatcher

Indexer Notes

Three strips per page (sideways).

Poor "Gyp"! But It May Be More Like "Poor Pa" (Table of Contents: 26)

Just Boy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
A. C. Fera [as Fera] (signed)
Pencils
A. C. Fera [as Fera] (signed)
Inks
A. C. Fera [as Fera] (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Elmer
Synopsis
Elmer's dog is poisoned and dies. It turns out that Elmer's father had put out poison in his barn to kill rats, inadvertently leading to the dog's death.
Reprints
  • from Just Boy Sunday (Newspaper Feature Service) 1922.07.01
Keywords
dog; poison

Indexer Notes

Sunday page split across two pages. Reprinted from The San Francisco Call.

Daily Trouble Hour (Table of Contents: 27)

The Bungle Family / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Harry J. Tuthill
Pencils
Harry J. Tuthill
Inks
Harry J. Tuthill
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
George Bungle; Jo Bungle
Synopsis
The Bungles' radio goes dead in the middle of a suspense program.
Reprints
  • from The Bungle Family Sunday (McNaught Syndicate) 1931.09.06
Keywords
radio drama

Indexer Notes

Sunday strip split across two pages.

You Have To Fight an Angel With Gold Bricks (Table of Contents: 28)

The School Days of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Clare Dwiggins [as Dwig] (signed)
Pencils
Clare Dwiggins [as Dwig] (signed)
Inks
Clare Dwiggins [as Dwig] (signed)
Letters
Clare Dwiggins

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tom Sawyer; Huckleberry Finn
Synopsis
Huck convinces a bully that there are too many bad luck signs to fight Tom today.
Reprints
  • from The School Days of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn Sunday (McClure Syndicate) 1924.02.24
Keywords
bad luck; black cat; superstitions

Indexer Notes

Sunday split across two pages.

Pa Suddenly Falls for a Bit of Nose-Paint (Table of Contents: 29)

Polly and Her Pals / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett
Inks
Cliff Sterrett
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Pa Perkins; Polly Perkins
Synopsis
Pa accidentally finds himself in a beachfront speakeasy.
Reprints
  • from Polly and Her Pals Sunday (Newspaper Feature Syndicate) 1920
Keywords
beach; Prohibition; speak-easy

Indexer Notes

Sunday page split across two pages.

Jeff Becomes a Cartoonist (Table of Contents: 30)

Mutt and Jeff / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Smith ? [as Fisher]
Pencils
Al Smith ? [as Fisher]
Inks
Al Smith ? [as Fisher]
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mutt; Jeff
Synopsis
Jeff tries his hand at drawing the Sunday page.
Reprints
  • from Mutt and Jeff Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1932.01.31
Keywords
cartoonist

Indexer Notes

Bud Fisher is mentioned, but not shown. Probably ghosted by Al Smith.

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

Krazy Kat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Herriman
Pencils
George Herriman
Inks
George Herriman
Letters
George Herriman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Brick: identified by "Krazy Katbird" as positively...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Krazy Kat; Kolin Kelly; Offisser Pupp; Don Kiyoty; Ignatz Mouse; Krazy Katbird; Krazy Katfish
Synopsis
Ignatz drops a brick from a balloon that hits all three Krazys on its way down.
Reprints
  • from Krazy Kat Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1917.
Keywords
balloon; brick

Lolita Gets in Trouble Down by Coney (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tad Dorgan [as TAD] (signed)
Pencils
Tad Dorgan [as TAD] (signed)
Inks
Tad Dorgan [as TAD] (signed)
Letters
Tad Dorgan

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
Lolita and her friends go swimming at Coney Island, but their fun is interrupted by a sea serpent.
Reprints
  • from ? (newspaper strip)
Keywords
Coney Island; sea serpent; swimming

[Weight and Fortune] (Table of Contents: 33)

Donald Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck
Synopsis
Donald doesn't like the fortune card he receives from a penny scale, so he ransacks the machine and finds a fortune he likes.
Reprints
  • from Donald Duck daily (King Features Syndicate) 1938.02.14
Keywords
fortune; penny; scale

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

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Next, see the booklet Comics to Fill; "Insults" in Games...

Indexer Notes

Suggestions for comics-related activities in other booklets in the series.

[Mirrored Front Cover] (Table of Contents: 35)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Felix the Cat; Kayo Mullins; Churchy LaFemme

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Front cover logo and characters presented in mirror image.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Comics Comics Comics
  2. 1. Blank Pages
  3. 2. Comics
  4. 3. Acknowledgements
  5. 4. [Introduction]
  6. 5. [Out Our Way]
    Out Our Way
  7. 6. Lots and Lots of Fun
    Mutt and Jeff
  8. 7. ["The Rinkeydinks have a deposit of $30. on 9 baseball uniforms..."]
    Winnie Winkle
  9. 8. ["Here's the dough, Smoke-475 smackers."]
    Smokey Stover
  10. 9. [A Christmas Tree for Terry]
    Terry and the Pirates
  11. 10. Pogo by Walt Kelly
    Pogo
  12. 11. ["Get ready for a s'prize!"]
    Reg'lar Fellers
  13. 12. ["He decides the next time he gives an demonstration of "William Tell"..."]
    Peter Rabbit
  14. 13. ["Really, my dear Emma, I never knew before that you..."]
    Moon Mullins
  15. 14. ["I sure wish I hadn't took the job of hauling rock..."]
    Toonerville Folks
  16. 15. [Eugene the Jeep!]
    Thimble Theatre
  17. 16. ["Aw, he owes me seven cents and he's got it and won't pay me!"]
    Toonerville Folks
  18. 17. ["Look at him kick his feet, Fido."]
    Napoleon
  19. 18. [A Noise in the Night]
    Polly and Her Pals
  20. 19. Now That the Flying Machine Is Invented Who Will Invent a Landing Machine?
    School Days
  21. 20. ["In der Natural History Museum it gifs a good education..."]
    The Katzenjammer Kids
  22. 21. ["How did you learn to be a dentist so quickly, Flip?"]
    Little Nemo in Slumberland
  23. 22. ["Why Skeezix! I didn't know you could drive like that!"]
    Gasoline Alley
  24. 23. ["I wanta dinosaur, y'hear?"]
    Alley Oop
  25. 24. ["They can't keep me out-I'll find a way..."]
    Felix
  26. 25. [Pegleg Pete, the Dogcatcher]
    Mickey Mouse
  27. 26. Poor "Gyp"! But It May Be More Like "Poor Pa"
    Just Boy
  28. 27. Daily Trouble Hour
    The Bungle Family
  29. 28. You Have To Fight an Angel With Gold Bricks
    The School Days of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
  30. 29. Pa Suddenly Falls for a Bit of Nose-Paint
    Polly and Her Pals
  31. 30. Jeff Becomes a Cartoonist
    Mutt and Jeff
  32. 31. ["The Brick: identified by "Krazy Katbird" as positively..."]
    Krazy Kat
  33. 32. Lolita Gets in Trouble Down by Coney
  34. 33. [Weight and Fortune]
    Donald Duck
  35. 34. ["Next, see the booklet Comics to Fill; "Insults" in Games..."]
  36. 35. [Mirrored Front Cover]
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