(February 1939)

Eastern Color, 1934 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-01-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Famous Funnies, Inc.
Color
Color
Dimensions
Earlier Issues Standard Golden Age U. S.; Later issues Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

All content of this comic are newspaper strip reprints modified to fit comic book format. The dates of publication of these strips have, in practically all cases, been removed.

On sale date from the previous issue's “Let's Get into a Huddle” page.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Pazmiño
Pencils
Victor Pazmiño
Inks
Victor Pazmiño
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sure! This is where we went swimming last summer!
Genre
humor
Characters
Hairbreadth Harry; Belinda

[Napoleon Goes Skiing] (Table of Contents: 1)

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clifford McBride (credited, signed)
Pencils
Clifford McBride (credited, signed)
Inks
Clifford McBride (credited, signed)
Colors
?

Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Napoleon
Synopsis
Napoleon goes skiing.
Reprints
  • from Napoleon Sunday (Lafave Newspaper Features)
Keywords
skiing

Indexer Notes

pantomime; wordless comic

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

Goofie Gags / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor E. Pazmino
Pencils
Victor E. Pazmino
Inks
Victor E. Pazmino
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And now I'll give you a valentine!
Genre
humor

He Didn't Study at All (Table of Contents: 3)

The Gay Thirties / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hank Barrow (signed)
Pencils
Hank Barrow (signed)
Inks
Hank Barrow (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from The Gay Thirties daily (The Associated Press)

Indexer Notes

Five unrelated daily panels.

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

Roy Powers / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Powell (credited)
Pencils
Frank Godwin ? [as P P] (signed)
Inks
Frank Godwin ? [as P P] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And boys, I've brought along a diving hood...
Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Roy Powers; Chunky; Rocky Jones; Mrs. Keeler; Phillip Jones
Reprints
  • from Roy Powers daily (The Ledger Syndicate)

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

Let's Get Into a Huddle! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Steve Douglas
Pencils
Steve Douglas
Inks
Steve Douglas
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Buck Rogers / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Nowlan
Pencils
Rick Yager [as Dick Calkins] (signed)
Inks
Rick Yager [as Dick Calkins] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The new planet which swirled into the Solar System, slipped into an orbit...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Buck Rogers; Wilma Deering; Doctor Huer' Doctor Dercu;
Reprints
  • from Buck Rogers Sunday (John F. Dille Co.) 1937-10-24 - 1937-11-14

    Strips #396 - #299

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

Nipper / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's that? A post card?
Genre
humor; children

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

Skyroads / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Calkins
Pencils
Russell Keaton (signed)
Inks
Russell Keaton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The sharp eyes of Miguel have found three golden pieces!
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Silky Sims; Hurricane Hawk; Billy Hill; Little Jerry; Bull Benhan
Synopsis
Hawk and Bull are tracking a plane that keeps dropping gold pieces onto the desert and they discover a gang of Mexican smugglers at the same time.
Reprints
  • from Skyroads daily (John F. Dille Syndicate)

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

Hairbreadth Harry / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
F. O. Alexander
Pencils
F. O. Alexander
Inks
F. O. Alexander
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's go watch the circus unload tomorrow!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Harry; Belinda; Rudolph Rassendale

Indexer Notes

copyright Ledger Syndicate

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

High-Gear Homer / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
F. O. Alexander
Pencils
F. O. Alexander
Inks
F. O. Alexander
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! Mrs. Plunkitt - allow me to interest you...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

copyright Ledger Syndicate

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

Life's Like That / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Neher
Pencils
Fred Neher
Inks
Fred Neher
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Between my mother, my teacher and my aunt...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

copyright Consolidated News

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

War On Crime / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rex Collier
Pencils
Jimmy Thompson
Inks
Jimmy Thompson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After the sudden battle with the Tri-State gangsters at Washington...
Genre
crime
Characters
Tri-State Gang
Reprints
  • from War on Crime daily (The Ledger Syndicate)

Fire! Fire! (Table of Contents: 13)

Jitter / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Arthur Poinier (credited, signed)
Pencils
Arthur Poinier (credited, signed)
Inks
Arthur Poinier (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jitter
Reprints
  • from Jitter daily (A. A. Kelleher Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

Four dailies:
Fire! Fire!
Sweet Cookies!
Lunch is Scrambled!
Anchor's Aweigh!

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

Big Chief Wahoo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Allen Saunders (credited as Saunders)
Pencils
Elmer Woggon (credited as Woggon) (signed as Wog)
Inks
Elmer Woggon (credited as Woggon) (signed as Wog)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shady spot swell place to eatum.
Genre
humor
Characters
Big Chief Wahoo; Pigtails
Reprints
  • from Big Chief Wahoo Sunday (Publishers Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

copyright Publishers syndicate

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Dickie Dare / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Coulton Waugh (signed)
Pencils
Coulton Waugh (signed)
Inks
Coulton Waugh (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello! What's in here, Nat?
Genre
adventure
Characters
Dickie Dare; Dan Flynn; Wags; Tubby; McGrath
Synopsis
Trapped in an old pueblo full of golden treasures the boys confront a gang of theives as the building collapses around them.
Reprints
  • from Dickie Dare daily (AP Newsfeatures)

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

Adventures of Patsy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mel Graff
Pencils
Mel Graff
Inks
Mel Graff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Phil struggles to loosen the rawhide thong around his neck.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Patsy; Uncle Phil; Ginny
Synopsis
Phil rescues Pat and Ginny from a burning cabin. But what happened to Thimble?

Indexer Notes

copyright the Associated Press

History Behind the Headlines (Table of Contents: 17)

High Lights of History / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
J. Carroll Mansfield
Pencils
J. Carroll Mansfield
Inks
J. Carroll Mansfield
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical

Indexer Notes

copyright Bell Syndicate

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

Funland / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
A. W. Nugent
Pencils
A. W. Nugent
Inks
A. W. Nugent
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

The Pen Pal Page / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stephen Douglas
Inks
Stephen Douglas
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clifford McBride (credited, signed)
Pencils
Clifford McBride (credited, signed)
Inks
Clifford McBride (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poor old Napoleon...
Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Napoleon; Uncle Elby
Reprints
  • from Napoleon Sunday (Lafave Newspaper Features)

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

The Frog Pond Ferry / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
M. E. Brady [as MEB] (signed)
Pencils
M. E. Brady [as MEB] (signed)
Inks
M. E. Brady [as MEB] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fine dodo you turned out to be...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

Oaky Doaks / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
William McCleery
Pencils
Ralph Briggs Fuller (signed as R B Fuller)
Inks
Ralph Briggs Fuller (signed as R B Fuller)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hope you have a joyful crossing
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Sir Oaky Doaks; King Cedric; Earl of Juniper
Synopsis
Oaky and King Cedric travel to Muloninga to accept the declaration of war. But they get lost in a haunted castle on the way.
Reprints
  • from Oaky Doaks daily (AP Newsfeatures) 1936-11-xx - 1936-12-xx

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

Seaweed Sam / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor E. Pazmino
Pencils
Victor E. Pazmino
Inks
Victor E. Pazmino
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Click is made of solid steel...
Genre
humor
Characters
Seaweed Sam

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

Big Chief Wahoo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Allen Saunders (credited as Saunders)
Pencils
Elmer Woggon (credited as Woggon) (signed as Wog)
Inks
Elmer Woggon (credited as Woggon) (signed as Wog)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, well! Here it is Valentine's Day again!
Genre
humor
Characters
Big Chief Wahoo; Pigtails; Lulu Hipps
Reprints
  • from Big Chief Wahoo Sunday (Publishers Syndicate)

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

Olly of the Movies / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Julian Ollendorff [as Ollendorff] (signed)
Pencils
Julian Ollendorff [as Ollendorff] (signed)
Inks
Julian Ollendorff [as Ollendorff] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, Maxie, you can make agreements for me...
Genre
drama
Characters
Olly Lane; Lona; A. G.; Eric Klotz
Synopsis
Olly and A.G. try to work on a picture for the new company but they don't seem to know what they are doing.
Reprints
  • from Olly of the Movies daily (The McNaught Syndicate)

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

Scorchy Smith / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Noel Sickles (signed)
Pencils
Noel Sickles (signed)
Inks
Noel Sickles (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's nothing you can do Scorch!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Scorchy Smith; Himmelstosse
Synopsis
Delirious from his operation and accident, Himmelstosse relives his days in World War I.
Reprints
  • from Scorchy Smith daily (AP Newsfeatures)

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

Somebody's Stenog / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
A. E. Hayward
Pencils
A. E. Hayward
Inks
A. E. Hayward
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've started to encourage my office force...
Genre
humor
Characters
Cam O'Flage; Sam Smithers

Indexer Notes

copyright Ledger Syndicate

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

The Back-Seat Driver / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
A. E. Hayward
Pencils
A. E. Hayward
Inks
A. E. Hayward
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
John, buy me some candy!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

copyright Ledger Syndicate

Capt. George Fried (Table of Contents: 29)

Above the Crowd / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stookie Allen
Pencils
Stookie Allen
Inks
Stookie Allen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
George Fried

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

Mescal Ike / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
S. L. Huntley
Pencils
Art Huhta
Inks
Art Huhta
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now yuh take good care of the baby...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

copyright Associated Newspapers

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

Magic Made Easy / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[Rooster and Chick] (Table of Contents: 32)

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clifford McBride (credited)
Pencils
Clifford McBride (credited)
Inks
Clifford McBride (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Napoleon
Synopsis
Napoleon barks at a chick - then gets pecked by a rooster.
Reprints
  • from Napoleon Sunday (Lafave Newspaper Features)

Indexer Notes

pantomime; wordless comic

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

There's A Town / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
M. E. Brady [as MEB] (signed)
Pencils
M. E. Brady [as MEB] (signed)
Inks
M. E. Brady [as MEB] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Christmas, Florida...
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
full-page single-panel cartoon

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

Babe Bunting / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy L. Williams [as Williams] (credited)
Pencils
Frank Godwin
Inks
Frank Godwin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain, you have a boy here from the Meanville...
Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Babe Bunting; Benjy; Sally; Captain Mulberry
Synopsis
A stranger boards the River Queen seeking a runaway from the orphan's home.
Reprints
  • from Babe Bunting daily (The Ledger Syndicate)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Punky / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Balk
Pencils
Fred Balk
Inks
Fred Balk
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These oughta make swell hockey sticks...
Genre
children

Indexer Notes

copyright the Associated Press

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Connie / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
Frank Godwin (signed)
Pencils
Frank Godwin (signed)
Inks
Frank Godwin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Connie, you look worried!
Genre
humor
Characters
Connie Kurridge; Willy; Floyd Rose; Tom Smith; Mr. Gimp; Mr. Podd; Miss Pruyn; Mr. Jefferson
Reprints
  • from Connie Sunday (The Ledger Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

The bottom tier is "The Wet Blanket", by the same creator.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

The Wet Blanket / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Frank Godwin
Pencils
Frank Godwin
Inks
Frank Godwin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I didn't know you were a great contralto!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Connie Sunday (The Ledger Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

The bottom tier of the "Connie" Sunday page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

Life's Like That / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Neher
Pencils
Fred Neher
Inks
Fred Neher
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you want to paint initials on my luggage, mister?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

copyright Consolidated News

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

Queenie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger [as Bob Bliss]
Pencils
S. M. Iger [as Bob Bliss]
Inks
S. M. Iger [as Bob Bliss]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's gonna be swell fun up here...
Genre
children

Shanee- the Hunter (Table of Contents: 40)

text story / 1.8 pages (report information)

Script
William D. Trausch (credited)
Pencils
Harold De Lay
Inks
Harold De Lay
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Shanee; Padder Kay; Sayhib Kan

Indexer Notes

The bottom tier of page 2 is "The Back-Seat Driver" strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Homer Hoopee / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Locher
Pencils
Fred Locher
Inks
Fred Locher
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gold! Jewels! It's the buried treasure!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Homer Hoopee; Dad
Synopsis
Homer crashes into a tree and regains his memory.

Indexer Notes

copyright the Associated Press

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

The Back-Seat Driver / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
A. E. Hayward (signed)
Pencils
A. E. Hayward (signed)
Inks
A. E. Hayward (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It doesn't look like a road to me!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from The Back-Seat Driver daily (Public Ledger)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

Butty and Fatty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
M. E. Brady [as MEB] (signed)
Pencils
M. E. Brady [as MEB] (signed)
Inks
M. E. Brady [as MEB] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While he isn't looking I'll sneak a ride...
Genre
humor

[Wet Cement] (Table of Contents: 44)

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clifford McBride
Pencils
Clifford McBride
Inks
Clifford McBride
Colors
?

Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Napoleon
Synopsis
Napoleon messes up wet cement.

Indexer Notes

copyright Arthur J. Lefave.
No dialogue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45)

The Frog Pond Ferry / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
M. E. Brady [as MEB] (signed)
Pencils
M. E. Brady [as MEB] (signed)
Inks
M. E. Brady [as MEB] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll teach him to be late for supper!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46)

Butty and Fatty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
M. E. Brady [as MEB] (signed)
Inks
M. E. Brady [as MEB] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Butty; Fatty

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Sure! This is where we went swimming last summer!"]
  2. 1. [Napoleon Goes Skiing]
    Napoleon
  3. 2. ["And now I'll give you a valentine!"]
    Goofie Gags
  4. 3. He Didn't Study at All
    The Gay Thirties
  5. 4. ["And boys, I've brought along a diving hood..."]
    Roy Powers
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Let's Get Into a Huddle!
  7. 6. ["The new planet which swirled into the Solar System, slipped into an orbit..."]
    Buck Rogers
  8. 7. ["What's that? A post card?"]
    Nipper
  9. 8. ["The sharp eyes of Miguel have found three golden pieces!"]
    Skyroads
  10. 9. ["Let's go watch the circus unload tomorrow!"]
    Hairbreadth Harry
  11. 10. ["Ah! Mrs. Plunkitt - allow me to interest you..."]
    High-Gear Homer
  12. 11. ["Between my mother, my teacher and my aunt..."]
    Life's Like That
  13. 12. ["After the sudden battle with the Tri-State gangsters at Washington..."]
    War On Crime
  14. 13. Fire! Fire!
    Jitter
  15. 14. ["Shady spot swell place to eatum."]
    Big Chief Wahoo
  16. 15. ["Hello! What's in here, Nat?"]
    Dickie Dare
  17. 16. ["Phil struggles to loosen the rawhide thong around his neck."]
    Adventures of Patsy
  18. 17. History Behind the Headlines
    High Lights of History
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Funland
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    The Pen Pal Page
  21. 20. ["Poor old Napoleon..."]
    Napoleon
  22. 21. ["A fine dodo you turned out to be..."]
    The Frog Pond Ferry
  23. 22. ["I hope you have a joyful crossing"]
    Oaky Doaks
  24. 23. ["Oh, Click is made of solid steel..."]
    Seaweed Sam
  25. 24. ["Well, well! Here it is Valentine's Day again!"]
    Big Chief Wahoo
  26. 25. ["Yes, Maxie, you can make agreements for me..."]
    Olly of the Movies
  27. 26. ["There's nothing you can do Scorch!"]
    Scorchy Smith
  28. 27. ["I've started to encourage my office force..."]
    Somebody's Stenog
  29. 28. ["John, buy me some candy!"]
    The Back-Seat Driver
  30. 29. Capt. George Fried
    Above the Crowd
  31. 30. ["Now yuh take good care of the baby..."]
    Mescal Ike
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Magic Made Easy
  33. 32. [Rooster and Chick]
    Napoleon
  34. 33. ["Christmas, Florida..."]
    There's A Town
  35. 34. ["Captain, you have a boy here from the Meanville..."]
    Babe Bunting
  36. 35. ["These oughta make swell hockey sticks..."]
    Punky
  37. 36. ["Connie, you look worried!"]
    Connie
  38. 37. ["I didn't know you were a great contralto!"]
    The Wet Blanket
  39. 38. ["Do you want to paint initials on my luggage, mister?"]
    Life's Like That
  40. 39. ["It's gonna be swell fun up here..."]
    Queenie
  41. 40. Shanee- the Hunter
  42. 41. ["Gold! Jewels! It's the buried treasure!"]
    Homer Hoopee
  43. 42. ["It doesn't look like a road to me!"]
    The Back-Seat Driver
  44. 43. ["While he isn't looking I'll sneak a ride..."]
    Butty and Fatty
  45. 44. [Wet Cement]
    Napoleon
  46. 45. ["I'll teach him to be late for supper!"]
    The Frog Pond Ferry
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
    Butty and Fatty
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