(November 1940)

Eastern Color, 1934 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Famous Funnies, Inc.
Editing
Stephen Douglas (editor, art director) (uncredited); William J. Pape (president); William B. Pape (treasurer)
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

Printed in the U.S.A. by Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury, Connecticut.
Advertising representatives Gilman, Nicoll & Ruthman of New York, New York.


The Nation's Comic Monthly (Table of Contents)

Napoleon / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Clifford McBride
Inks
Clifford McBride
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Napoleon; Willie; unnamed kid

Who is the Hydroman? (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
Bill Everett (illustration)
Inks
Bill Everett (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hydroman

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Indicia at the bottom of the page.

Promotional advertisement for Reg'lar Fellers Heroic Comics (Eastern Color, 1940 series) #3 (November 1940). Includes small reproduction of the cover of that issue. Hydroman illustration probably reproduced from one of his stories.

Throwing Cold Water (Table of Contents: 2)

The Gay Thirties / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Hank Barrow
Pencils
Hank Barrow
Inks
Hank Barrow
Colors
?
Letters
Hank Barrow

Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from The Gay Thirties daily (AP Newsfeatures) 193X-XX-XX ?

Prizes! Choose Yours Now! (Table of Contents: 3)

American Specialty Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
Fred Harman (signed) (Red Ryder and Papoose figures); ? (illustrations)
Inks
Fred Harman (signed) (Red Ryder and Papoose figures); ? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Red Ryder; Papoose; Gene Autry

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for selling Christmas seals for prizes from the American Specialty Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Prizes include Daisy's 1000 Shot Red Ryder Carbine and Gene Autry's Holster Set.

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

Goofie Gags / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Victor Pazmiño (signed as VEP)
Pencils
Victor Pazmiño (signed as VEP)
Inks
Victor Pazmiño (signed as VEP)
Colors
?
Letters
Victor Pazmiño (signed as VEP)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you mind? We needed a dummy for tackling practice!
Genre
humor; sports

Wendell Willkie (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Wendell Willkie
Synopsis
Biography of businessman Wendell Willkie.
Reprints
  • from Above the Crowd daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1940-XX-XX ?

Indexer Notes

Likely from 1940 as Willkie was the Republican Party candidate for President for the 1940 United States election.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look Phil! Do you see those lights on the ground?
Feature Logo
Eagle Scout Roy Powers, Official Story of the Boy Scouts of America
Genre
adventure
Characters
Roy Powers; Phil; Chunky; Sheriff Barker; Nels Nellson-Shan; Shan's henchmen; unnamed G-Man (F.B.I. agent)
Reprints
  • from Roy Powers daily and/or Sunday ? (Ledger Syndicate) 193X-XX-XX - 193X-XX-XX

Eight-Two-Seven-Shift Back to Work (Table of Contents: 7)

Let's Get into a Huddle / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stephen Douglas (signed) (logo illustration); Bill Everett (Reg'lar Fellers Heroic Comics #3 cover); ? (illustration)
Inks
Stephen Douglas (signed) (logo illustration); Bill Everett (Reg'lar Fellers Heroic Comics #3 cover); ? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Mentions Reg'lar Fellers Heroic Comics (Eastern, 1940 series) #3 (November 1940) was already on sale, and the next issue of Famous Funnies (Eastern, 1934 series) #77 (December 1940) would be on sale November 15, 1940.

Future comic book creator, Allen Bellman, going by his original name Isidore Bellman, is mentioned in the From Out of the Mail Bag segment as organizing the United Amateur Cartoonist Association from out of his home at 212 East 34th Street, Brooklyn, New York. The association distributes an official organ entitled, The Cartoon Journal.

Royal Pawns (Table of Contents: 8)

Highlights of History / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
J. Carroll Mansfield (signed)
Pencils
J. Carroll Mansfield (signed)
Inks
J. Carroll Mansfield (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
J. Carroll Mansfield (signed)

Feature Logo
High Lights of History
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Edward Seymour; King Edward VI; Thomas Seymour; Lord John Dudley
Reprints
  • from Highlights of History (Bell-McClure Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX

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

Skyroads / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's the place for you, Williams!
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
The Flying Legion [Lieutenant Clipper Williams; Tommy; Juniper [as Junipah]; Billy Hill]; Lovejoy [Flyin's Phantom; Stroud]; Harris; Indian Joe; spies [Count; Toto; one unnamed]; unnamed radio operator; unnamed naval commander
Reprints
  • from Skyroads Sunday (John F. Dille Co.) 193X-XX-XX - 193X-XX-XX

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

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

Script
F. O. Alexander (signed as Alexander)
Pencils
F. O. Alexander (signed as Alexander)
Inks
F. O. Alexander (signed as Alexander)
Colors
?
Letters
F. O. Alexander ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who's next? Wear a 'mum at the big game!
Genre
humor
Characters
Hairbreadth Harry [Harold Hollingsworth]; Belinda Blinks; Relentless Rudolph Ruddigore Rassendale
Reprints
  • from Hairbreadth Harry Sunday (Ledger Syndicate) 193X-XX-XX

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gwan! Heave it ya sissy!
Genre
humor
Characters
Homer; two unnamed kids
Reprints
  • from High-Gear Homer Sunday (Ledger Syndicate) 193X-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

High-Gear Homer is a topper (footer) to the Hairbreadth Harry comic strip listed in the previous sequence.

[Martian Invasion of Earth, Part 2: The Island of Doom] (Table of Contents: 12)

Buck Rogers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rick Yager (signed as Dick Calkins)
Pencils
Rick Yager (signed as Dick Calkins)
Inks
Rick Yager (signed as Dick Calkins)
Colors
?
Letters
Rick Yager ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As prisoners of war Buddy and Alura are in chains...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Buddy Deering; Alura; Black Barney; a Tigerman; unnamed masked man
Reprints
  • from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Sunday (National Newspaper Service) 1939-06-04 - 1939-06-25 [Part of the The Island of Doom storyline, the second part of the longer Martian Invasion of Earth story arc, story number S26.]

[Martian Invasion of Earth, Part 2: The Island of Doom] (Table of Contents: 13)

Buck Rogers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rick Yager
Pencils
Rick Yager
Inks
Rick Yager
Colors
?
Letters
Rick Yager ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the Martian 'Island of Doom'
Genre
science fiction
Characters
unnamed Tigermen; Black Barney; Buck Rogers; Buddy Deering; Alura; unnamed masked man
Reprints
  • from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Sunday (National Newspaper Service) 1939-06-18 ? [Part of the The Island of Doom storyline, somewhere within strip numbers 481 to 506, the second part of the longer Martian Invasion of Earth story arc, story number S26.]

Indexer Notes

Dick Calkins name does not show up in this strip.

[Martian Invasion of Earth, Part 2: The Island of Doom] (Table of Contents: 14)

Buck Rogers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rick Yager
Pencils
Rick Yager
Inks
Rick Yager
Colors
?
Letters
Rick Yager ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Silence! A Message!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
unnamed Tigermen; Black Barney; Buck Rogers; Buddy Deering; Alura; unnamed masked man
Reprints
  • from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Sunday (National Newspaper Service) 1939-06-25 ? [Part of the The Island of Doom storyline, somewhere within strip numbers 481 to 506, the second part of the longer Martian Invasion of Earth story arc, story number S26.]

Indexer Notes

Dick Calkins name does not show up in this strip.

[Martian Invasion of Earth, Part 2: The Island of Doom] (Table of Contents: 15)

Buck Rogers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rick Yager (signed as Dick Calkins)
Pencils
Rick Yager (signed as Dick Calkins)
Inks
Rick Yager (signed as Dick Calkins)
Colors
?
Letters
Rick Yager ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wal here I be - at the bottom of th' Bay O' Doom!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Black Barney; Buck Rogers; Buddy Deering; Alura; unnamed masked man
Reprints
  • from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Sunday (National Newspaper Service) 1939-07-02 ? [Part of the The Island of Doom storyline, somewhere within strip numbers 481 to 506, the second part of the longer Martian Invasion of Earth story arc, story number S26.]

[Jitter Chases After Woman's Hat] (Table of Contents: 16)

Jitter / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Arthur Poinier
Pencils
Arthur Poinier
Inks
Arthur Poinier
Colors
?
Letters
Arthur Poinier ? (logo and byline only)

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jitter; Millie; unnamed boy; unnamed soda jerk clerk
Reprints
  • from Jitter Sunday (A. A. Kelleher) 19XX-XX-XX
Keywords
pantomine; wordless

Indexer Notes

This is wordless comic story.

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

Speed Spaulding / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Edwin Balmer (see notes); Philip Wylie (see notes)
Pencils
Marvin Bradley (signed)
Inks
Marvin Bradley (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Madam Nobody! That's Phoney!
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Speed Spaulding; Madame Nobody; Rex; Mr. Torpedo; Lefty; Jerry
Reprints
  • from Speed Spaulding daily (John F. Dille Company) 1940-05-08 - 1940-05-17 [Edited.]

Indexer Notes

Edwin Balmer and Philip Wylie were credited as the creators on the original comic strip but their names are not listed here in this reprint. It is likely neither actually wrote the comic strip.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here it is, Doc! Th' treasure-
Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Dickie Dare; Doctor Murdock; Captain Yakovac; Dan Flynn; Wags
Reprints
  • from Dickie Dare daily and Sunday ? (AP Newsfeatures) 19XX-XX-XX - 19XX-XX-XX

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

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

Script
Mel Graff (signed)
Pencils
Mel Graff (signed)
Inks
Mel Graff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Mel Graff ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Guess Uncle Phil was pretty keen 'bout Miss Georgia...
Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Patsy; Uncle Phil
Reprints
  • from The Adventures of Patsy daily (AP Newsfeatures) 193X-XX-XX - 193X-XX-XX

Champion (Table of Contents: 20)

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Napoleon; Uncle Elby
Reprints
  • from Napoleon and Uncle Elby Sunday (Lafave Newspaper Features) 19XX-XX-XX

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

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
Elmer Woggon (credited as Woggon) (signed as Wog)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was thoughtful of you to carve Jack-O' Lanterns for all the children, Wahoo!
Genre
humor
Characters
Big Chief Wahoo; Minnie-Ha-Cha; Mooseface
Reprints
  • from Big Chief Wahoo Sunday (Publishers Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Last panel includes a paper doll cut-out items called "Chief Wahoo Kut-Um-Outs".

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

The Pen Pal Page / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
? (logo art)
Inks
? (logo art)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Fashion Editor (Table of Contents: 23)

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Napoleon; Uncle Elby; unnamed tailor
Reprints
  • from Napoleon and Uncle Elby Sunday (Lafave Newspaper Features) 19XX-XX-XX

Spunky Dory Writes His Story... (Table of Contents: 24)

Spunky Dory / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Spunky; Duchess (Spunky's goat); Marvin the Marvel; Joshua (Marvin's goat)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Laura- Couldn't I eat just a little, and still see you?
Genre
humor; historical
Characters
Sir Oaky Doaks; King Cedric; Laura; Mr. Flintside; Captain Blub; Mis Gilby; unnamed members of Blub's crew
Reprints
  • from Oaky Doaks daily and Sunday ? (AP Newsfeatures) 19XX-XX-XX

The Rhyming Rover (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Victor Pazmiño (signed as VEP)
Pencils
Victor Pazmiño (signed as VEP)
Inks
Victor Pazmiño (signed as VEP)
Colors
?
Letters
Victor Pazmiño (signed as VEP)

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Sam; Tiny

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

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
Elmer Woggon (credited as Woggon) (signed as Wog)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This will be a great day in professional football!
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Big Chief Wahoo; unnamed football teammate; unnamed referee
Reprints
  • from Big Chief Wahoo Sunday (Publishers Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX
Keywords
football

Indexer Notes

Last panel includes a paper doll cut-out items called "Wahoo Kut-Um-Outs".

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

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

Script
Julian Ollendorff
Pencils
Julian Ollendorff
Inks
Julian Ollendorff
Colors
?
Letters
Julian Ollendorff ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who are you? I'm Skip Allen - are you Miss Hunkatin?
Genre
adventure
Characters
Olly Lane [Olive Lane]; Skip Allen; Irma Hunkatin; unnamed bandits; Sheriff Longhorn Walt; Buddy Lane; unnamed airplane operator
Reprints
  • from Olly of the Movies daily (McNaught Syndicate ?; Consolidated News Features ?; Associated Features ?) 19XX-XX-XX

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An hour later - That's Rabat below, Mickey...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Scorchy Smith; Mickey; Himmelstoss
Reprints
  • from Scorchy Smith daily (AP Newsfeatures) 193X-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Sickles's worked on Scorchy Smith from 1933 until 1936, so these strips are from that time period.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
James, tell Mr. Rockwell I'll be using the yacht!
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Cam O'Flage; James; Mary Doodle; unnamed sailor
Reprints
  • from Somebody's Stenog Sunday (Ledger Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX

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

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

Script
Sam Nichols ?
Pencils
Sam Nichols ?
Inks
Sam Nichols ?
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Nichols ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Isn't that Mrs Gab of the Debating Society?
Genre
humor
Characters
unnamed driver; unnamed back-seat driver; Mrs Gab
Reprints
  • from The Back-Seat Driver Sunday (Ledger Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

The Back-Seat Driver is a topper (footer) to the Somebody's Stenog comic strip listed in the previous sequence.

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

Lightnin' and the Lone Rider / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby [as Lance Kirby] (signed)
Inks
Jack Kirby [as Lance Kirby] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Kirby [as Lance Kirby] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Lone Rider sits stunned and awed as Dr. Chuda calmly reveals that he is 50,000 years old!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Lone Rider [Jim Larrimore]; Dr. Chuda, the Deathless One; Caleb Stone (villain); Stone's unnamed henchmen; unnamed female captive
Synopsis
Caleb has his henchmen capture the Lone Rider's girl. Dr. Chuda knocks out The Lone Rider to take care of Stone himself.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit identified by Greg Theakston and later Harry Mendryk on the Jack Kirby Museum web page http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2369, 31 October 2008 (retrieved 15 December 2014). Given the fantasy elements of the plotline Kirby may well be the writer. Original material. Not a strip reprint.

Victor McLaglen (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
Stookie Allen (signed)
Pencils
Stookie Allen (signed)
Inks
Stookie Allen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Stookie Allen (signed)

Genre
biography
Characters
Victor McLaglen
Synopsis
Biography of actor Victor McLaglen.
Reprints
  • from Above the Crowd daily (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 19XX-XX-XX

[Uncle Elby Tries to Iron his Pants] (Table of Contents: 34)

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Napoleon; Uncle Elby
Reprints
  • from Napoleon and Uncle Elby Sunday (Lafave Newspaper Features) 19XX-XX-XX
Keywords
ironing board; pantomine; wordless

Indexer Notes

This is wordless comic story.

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

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
Elmer Woggon

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's Midnight stranger - why don't you take off that mask?
Genre
humor
Characters
Big Chief Wahoo; Ammonia (Wahoo's horse); Pigtails; Gusto; Dave Gerard
Reprints
  • from Big Chief Wahoo Sunday (Publishers Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Last panel called "Indian Slango" which purports to list Native American slang.

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

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

Script
Roy L. Williams (credited as Williams)
Pencils
Roy L. Williams (credited as Williams)
Inks
Roy L. Williams (credited as Williams)
Colors
?
Letters
Roy L. Williams ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Meanwhile - Babe gasping for breath, races on and on..
Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Babe Bunting; Mrs. Bunting; Benjy; Zenas; unnamed police officer; Drood (villain); two unnamed Drood thugs
Reprints
  • from Babe Bunting daily (Ledger Syndicate) 193X-XX-XX - 193X-XX-XX

Is a Rabbit in Hand Worth Two Turkey? (Table of Contents: 37)

Mescal Ike / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Mescal Ike; Pa Piffle [Paw Piffle]; Miss Sally Price
Reprints
  • from Mescal Ike daily (Bell-McClure Syndicate) 193X-XX-XX

Windy Must Be an Ear Bender! (Table of Contents: 38)

Mescal Ike / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Mescal Ike; Pa Piffle [Paw Piffle]
Reprints
  • from Mescal Ike daily (Bell-McClure Syndicate) 193X-XX-XX

Thar's Gold in that Thar Tooth Pulling! (Table of Contents: 39)

Mescal Ike / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Mescal Ike; Pa Piffle [Paw Piffle]; Miss Sally Price; Young 'Un [Youngun];
Reprints
  • from Mescal Ike daily (Bell-McClure Syndicate) 193X-XX-XX

The Mystery of the Missing Drumstick! (Table of Contents: 40)

Mescal Ike / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Miss Sally Price; Mescal Ike; Pa Piffle [Paw Piffle]; Samanthey Buckstopple; Sheriff Lem Stebbins; Dirty Shirt Mulloney; Young 'Un [Youngun]; unnamed dog
Reprints
  • from Mescal Ike daily (Bell-McClure Syndicate) 193X-XX-XX
Keywords
Thanksgiving

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

Connie / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Those bags belong to Uncle Phineas!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Connie Kurridge; Mr. Kurridge (Connie's father); Phineas Kurridge (Connie's uncle); Connie's three unnamed girlfriends
Reprints
  • from Connie Sunday (Ledger Syndicate) 1936-01-26

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now Junior - I want you to be good - understand?
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Junior; Junior's unnamed father
Reprints
  • from The Wet Blanket Sunday (Ledger Syndicate) 1936-01-26

Indexer Notes

The Wet Blanket is a topper (footer) to Connie comic strip listed in the previous sequence.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My wife said if I didn't have nerve enough to ask the Boss for a raise...
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Life's Like That Sunday (Bell-McClure Syndicate) 193X-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Six free floating gag cartoons.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Indian, VA...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Full page drawing showing Native Americans on a river's edge.

Indexer Notes

"Odd" names of towns and cities submitted by readers, this time, with a Native American theme. Submissions were from Lee Collins of Cincinnati, Ohio; Tommye Jeanne Milling "Just Plain Jean" of Coleanor, Alabama; Betty Joe Edgerton of Masquero, New Mexico; Barbara Bunton of Baltimore, Maryland; Laurel Keams of Jarbidge, Nevada; Margaret Smith of Blanchard, Pennsylvania; Dorothy Smith of Key West, Florida; Chuck Billow of Akron, Ohio; Jim A. Parks of New York, New York; and Dwayne Clawson of Lafayette, Indiana.

While the Radio Played (Table of Contents: 45)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
F. S. Saunders (credited)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed as WBE) (first illustration); Bill Everett (signed as BEverett) (second illustration)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed as WBE) (first illustration); Bill Everett (signed as BEverett) (second illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; crime
Characters
Dave Ormsby; Dynamite (Dave's ram); Mr. Ormsby (Dave's father); Luke (bandit); unnamed bandit; Sheriff Jenkins

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's the man who poisoned the boss!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Homer Hoopee; Hoopee's Boss; Felix; Ramon Alvarez; unnamed police officers; Mr. Hoopee (Homer's dad)
Reprints
  • from Homer Hoopee daily (AP Newsfeatures) 193X-XX-XX

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47)

Funland / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
A. W. Nugent [as Art Nugent] (signed)
Pencils
A. W. Nugent [as Art Nugent] (signed)
Inks
A. W. Nugent [as Art Nugent] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
A. W. Nugent [as Art Nugent] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our friend, Puss C. Katt, has a little problem in marking.
Feature Logo
Funland Everybody's Playmate
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Puzzle and activity page.

First Prize (Table of Contents: 48)

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Napoleon; Uncle Elby
Reprints
  • from Napoleon and Uncle Elby Sunday (Lafave Newspaper Features) 19XX-XX-XX

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Stephen Douglas (signed as SD)
Inks
Stephen Douglas (signed as SD)
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It ain't the chant of the tobacco auctioneer
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Activity page of magic tricks.

Join the Buck Rogers Solar Scouts (Table of Contents: 50)

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

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
Stephen Douglas (signed as S. D.)
Inks
Stephen Douglas (signed as S. D.)
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Characters
Buck Rogers; Wilma Deering; Buddy Deering

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Promotional advertisement to join the Buck Rogers Solar Scouts club.

Be a Cowboy! (Table of Contents: 51)

Red Ryder; Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
Fred Harman (signed); ? (photograph)
Inks
Fred Harman (signed); ? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Fred Harman (photo); Little Beaver; Red Ryder

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Advertisement featuring characters from the Red Ryder and Fred Harman comic for Red Ryder 1000-shot Carbine BB gun from Daisy Manufacturing Company of Plymouth, Michigan.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Nation's Comic Monthly
  2. 1. Who is the Hydroman?
  3. 2. Throwing Cold Water
  4. 3. Prizes! Choose Yours Now!
  5. 4. ["Do you mind? We needed a dummy for tackling practice!"]
  6. 5. Wendell Willkie
  7. 6. ["Look Phil! Do you see those lights on the ground?"]
  8. 7. Eight-Two-Seven-Shift Back to Work
    Let's Get into a Huddle
  9. 8. Royal Pawns
  10. 9. ["There's the place for you, Williams!"]
  11. 10. ["Who's next? Wear a 'mum at the big game!"]
  12. 11. ["Gwan! Heave it ya sissy!"]
  13. 12. [Martian Invasion of Earth, Part 2: The Island of Doom]
  14. 13. [Martian Invasion of Earth, Part 2: The Island of Doom]
  15. 14. [Martian Invasion of Earth, Part 2: The Island of Doom]
  16. 15. [Martian Invasion of Earth, Part 2: The Island of Doom]
  17. 16. [Jitter Chases After Woman's Hat]
  18. 17. ["Madam Nobody! That's Phoney!"]
  19. 18. ["Here it is, Doc! Th' treasure-"]
  20. 19. ["Guess Uncle Phil was pretty keen 'bout Miss Georgia..."]
  21. 20. Champion
  22. 21. ["It was thoughtful of you to carve Jack-O' Lanterns for all the children, Wahoo!"]
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
  24. 23. Fashion Editor
  25. 24. Spunky Dory Writes His Story...
  26. 25. ["Laura- Couldn't I eat just a little, and still see you?"]
  27. 26. The Rhyming Rover
  28. 27. ["This will be a great day in professional football!"]
  29. 28. ["Who are you? I'm Skip Allen - are you Miss Hunkatin?"]
  30. 29. ["An hour later - That's Rabat below, Mickey..."]
  31. 30. ["James, tell Mr. Rockwell I'll be using the yacht!"]
  32. 31. ["Isn't that Mrs Gab of the Debating Society?"]
  33. 32. ["The Lone Rider sits stunned and awed as Dr. Chuda calmly reveals that he is 50,000 years old!"]
  34. 33. Victor McLaglen
  35. 34. [Uncle Elby Tries to Iron his Pants]
  36. 35. ["It's Midnight stranger - why don't you take off that mask?"]
  37. 36. ["Meanwhile - Babe gasping for breath, races on and on.."]
  38. 37. Is a Rabbit in Hand Worth Two Turkey?
  39. 38. Windy Must Be an Ear Bender!
  40. 39. Thar's Gold in that Thar Tooth Pulling!
  41. 40. The Mystery of the Missing Drumstick!
  42. 41. ["Those bags belong to Uncle Phineas!"]
  43. 42. ["Now Junior - I want you to be good - understand?"]
  44. 43. ["My wife said if I didn't have nerve enough to ask the Boss for a raise..."]
  45. 44. ["Indian, VA..."]
  46. 45. While the Radio Played
  47. 46. ["There's the man who poisoned the boss!"]
  48. 47. ["Our friend, Puss C. Katt, has a little problem in marking."]
  49. 48. First Prize
  50. 49. ["It ain't the chant of the tobacco auctioneer"]
  51. 50. Join the Buck Rogers Solar Scouts
  52. 51. Be a Cowboy!
    Red Ryder; Daisy Manufacturing Company
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