(November 1941)

Eastern Color, 1934 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-10-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Famous Funnies, Inc.
Editing
Stephen Douglas (editor, art director) (uncredited); William J. Pape (president); William B. Pape (treasurer)

Issue Notes

Printed in the U.S.A. by Eastern Color Printing Co., Waterbury, Connecticut.
Editorial and circulation offices, 500 Fifth Ave., New York, New York.
General office, 61 Leavenworth Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.
Advertising representatives, Gilman, Nicholl and Ruthmann of New York, New York.

Much of the content of this comic consists of newspaper strip reprints, either Sunday or daily pages, reformatted to fit the comic book page. The dates of publication of these strips have been removed from the originals.

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dickie Dare / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stephen Douglas (signed as S. A. D.)
Inks
Stephen Douglas (signed as S. A. D.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dickie Dare, there is no escape!
Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Dickie Dare

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Life's Like That / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I ate my spinach...
Genre
humor; humor; domestic; satire-parody
Reprints
  • from Life's Like That daily (Consolidated News Features)

Indexer Notes

Three daily gag panels, the ruled borders of which have been removed. The remainder of the page consists of advertisements.

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

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

Script
Phil Nolan
Pencils
Dick Calkins
Inks
Dick Calkins
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That voice! From the radio! It was Huer's!
Genre
science fiction; adventure; science fiction
Characters
Buddy Deering; Princess Alura; Dr. Elias Huer; Black Barney
Reprints
  • from Buck Rogers Sunday (John F. Dille Co.) 1940-05-19 - 1940-06-xx [Sunday Story 26 - "Martian Invasion of Earth - Part 3 - Flight of the Ghost Ship" - strips #530 - #53x]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harry G. Peter
Inks
Harry G. Peter
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Uncle Sam's boys read Famous Funnies

Indexer Notes

This includes one reader letter but is mostly an editorial with info about the comic. Art includes one illustration of "Fearless Flint" and a reproduction of the cover of "Strictly Private."

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

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

Script
Coulton Waugh
Pencils
Coulton Waugh
Inks
Coulton Waugh
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What kind of animal is this "Wendigo" of yours, Okuk?
Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Dickie Dare; Okuk; Mam'selle; Dan Flynn; Bill Beady
Reprints
  • from Dickie Dare daily (AP Newsfeatures [Associated Press]) 1937-09-xx - 1937-09-xx

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

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's certainly fun to revive old customs!
Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Uncle Elby; Napoleon; Willie
Reprints
  • from Napoleon Sunday (Lafave Newspaper Features)

Jacqueline of Holland (Table of Contents: 7)

Highlights of History / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Feature Logo
High Lights of History
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Jacqueline of Holland
Reprints
  • from High Lights of History Sunday (The Bell Syndicate)

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

Would You Believe It? / cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An elephant seal is larger than an elephant
Genre
non-fiction; animal; nature

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

Historic Ships / cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The famous 'Savannah'
Genre
non-fiction; history

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

Frankie Future / 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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Frankie and his friend "Cosmic" Ray, are on a desert planet
Genre
children; science fiction
Characters
Frankie Future; "Cosmic" Ray

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

Jitter / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm going out and dig up some fish worms!
Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Jitter
Reprints
  • from Jitter Sunday (A. A. Kelleher Syndicate)

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

Hairbreadth Harry / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I study the magazines I deliver!
Genre
adventure; adventure; drama; humor
Characters
Harry Hollingsworth; Rudolph Rassendale (villain); Belinda Blinks
Reprints
  • from Hairbreadth Harry Sunday (The Ledger Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

F. O. Alexander left the strip in 1939 but is still credited on this (the date of the original newspaper comic strip reprinted here is unknown).

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

Connie / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Following a strange ant like creature through a sort of air-lock...
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Connie Kurridge; Jack Brown; Dr. Chrono
Reprints
  • from Connie Sunday (The Ledger Syndicate) 1936-10-xx - 1936-11-xx

Indexer Notes

This particular sequence is science-fiction oriented, although the strip as a whole was generally a realistic adventure strip.

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

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
It's great to be alive!
Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Uncle Elby; Napoleon; Dr. Dismal Horror
Reprints
  • from Napoleon Sunday (Lafave Newspaper Features)

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

Invisible Scarlet O'Neil / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Russell Stamm (credited, signed)
Pencils
Russell Stamm (credited, signed)
Inks
Russell Stamm (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have you all your belongings together, Mike?
Genre
superhero; adventure; detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Invisible Scarlet O'Neil; Mike; Mr. Badly
Reprints
  • from Invisible Scarlet O'Neil daily (The Chicago Times) 1940-xx-xx - 1940-xx-xx

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

Funland / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mrs. K. Ann Garew is drying these fish for seven of her animal friends

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

Skyroads / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We turn out attention to Clipper Willams, somewhere else in Mongolia
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Lt. Clipper Willams; Lt. Billy Hill; Lovejoy; Prince Sin; Mary Lou Hughes; Tommy Hughes
Reprints
  • from Skyroads daily (John F. Dille Co.) 1938-xx-xx - 1938-xx-xx

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

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Uncle Elby said he'd give me a dollar for my tooth
Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Uncle Elby; Napoleon; Willie
Reprints
  • from Napoleon Sunday (Lafave Newspaper Features)

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

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

Pencils
Stephen Douglas
Inks
Stephen Douglas
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

List of name and addresses of readers wishing to have pen pals. One small cartoon illustration.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Goodwin ?
Inks
Frank Goodwin ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Benjy, go tell Peggy us hard working men are getting hungry!
Genre
drama; children
Characters
Dorothy "Babe" Bunting; Benjy Boles; Dick Rockwell
Reprints
  • from Babe Bunting daily (The Ledger Syndicate) 1937-04-xx - 1937-05-xx

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

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
What is it you must tell me, Amy?
Genre
adventure; humor; historical
Characters
Sir Oaky Doaks; Amy; Weasel; King Cedric
Reprints
  • from Oaky Doaks daily (AP Newsfeatures [Associated Press]) 1938-07-21 - 1938-08-06

Indexer Notes

Script previously credited to R. B. Fuller, but William McCleery was the author from its beginning in 1935 to 1961.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is my workshop, boys
Genre
adventure; teen; adventure; children; detective-mystery
Characters
Roy Powers; Chunky; Sam
Reprints
  • from Roy Powers daily (The Ledger Syndicate) 1939-12-xx - 1939-12-xx

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

Chief Wahoo / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A little renegade, that's what he is!
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Zeke Flint; Prince "Lucky" Michael of Sylvania; Betsy Boone
Reprints
  • from Big Chief Wahoo Sunday (Publishers Syndicate)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's just knocked unconscious!
Genre
drama; drama; humor
Characters
Olive Lane; Abe "A.G." Ginsberg; Skip Allen; Brad Nelson; The Rajah
Reprints
  • from Olly of the Movies daily (The McNaught Syndicate) 1937-02-xx to 1937-02-xx

Indexer Notes

Tarpe Mills was previously suggested as artist, but the style is consistent with all earlier Ollendorff efforts, and bears his highly distinctive signature.

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

Somebody's Stenog / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I got a book tells how to do magic tricks
Genre
humor; drama; humor
Characters
Cam O'Flage; Mame Doodle; Count Yam
Reprints
  • from Somebody's Stenog Sunday (The Ledger Syndicate)

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

Scorchy Smith / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bert Christman (signed)
Pencils
Bert Christman (signed)
Inks
Bert Christman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dad! She passed the tests!
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Scorchy Smith; Johnny Smiles; his father; Tex Wyman; Kay Kimberley
Reprints
  • from Scorchy Smith daily (AP Newsfeatures [Associated Press])

Indexer Notes

Christman worked on the strip between 1936-11-23 and 1938-06-xx, so these reprints fall within that period.

Wishful Thinking! (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Mescal Ike; Miss Sally; Pa Piffle; Doctor Gulguy Thripsnortle; Chief Snozzle-in th'-Puss
Reprints
  • from Mescal Ike daily (AP Newsfeatures [Associated Press])

Indexer Notes

Four daily strips:

#1 - Wishful Thinking!
#2 - Proof Enough!
#3 - Follow the Leader!
#4 - Double Talk!

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

Seaweed Sam the Rhyming Rover / 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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Br-r-r! Sam has been captured by the 'Frigid Men'!
Genre
humor
Characters
Seaweed Sam

Moon's End (Table of Contents: 29)

Buck Rogers / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Calkins
Pencils
Harry Peter (signed as H G Peter)
Inks
Harry Peter (signed as H G Peter)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction; adventure; science fiction

Indexer Notes

Two spot illustrations.

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

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

Script
Charles Raab (signed as Mel Graff)
Pencils
Charles Raab (signed as Mel Graff)
Inks
Charles Raab (signed as Mel Graff)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No mere director can insult MY darling and get away with it!
Genre
drama; children; adventure
Characters
Patsy Cardigan; Jeff Gaylord; Mr. Millen; Carol Laine; "Dimples" Duvalle; her mother; Boris
Reprints
  • from The Adventures of Pasty daily (AP Newsfeatures [Associated Press])

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Marvin Bradley (signed)
Inks
Marvin Bradley (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Their left wheel is missing!
Genre
science fiction; adventure; science fiction
Characters
Speed Spaulding; Lt. Rex Dean; Jerry; Goldie; Torpedo; Lefty; Ann Pendon; Najort; Mitisuki
Synopsis
Speed and his friends escape as the earth is destroyed in a planet-wide explosion.
Reprints
  • from Speed Spaulding Sunday (John F. Dille Co.) 1940-11-xx - 1940-11-xx

Indexer Notes

Final appearance.

[Cold Air] (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
Uncle Elby; Napoleon
Synopsis
Napoleon hates the cold air in Uncle Elby's room so takes his blankets.
Reprints
  • from Napoleon Sunday (Lafave Newspaper Features)
Keywords
pantomime; wordless comic

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

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Dickie Dare, there is no escape!"]
    Dickie Dare
  2. 1. ["I ate my spinach..."]
    Life's Like That
  3. 2. ["That voice! From the radio! It was Huer's!"]
    Buck Rogers
  4. 3. ["Starts in the next issue"]
    Fearless Flint
  5. 4. ["Uncle Sam's boys read Famous Funnies"]
    Let's Get Into a Huddle
  6. 5. ["What kind of animal is this "Wendigo" of yours, Okuk?"]
    Dickie Dare
  7. 6. ["It's certainly fun to revive old customs!"]
    Napoleon
  8. 7. Jacqueline of Holland
    Highlights of History
  9. 8. ["An elephant seal is larger than an elephant"]
    Would You Believe It?
  10. 9. ["The famous 'Savannah' "]
    Historic Ships
  11. 10. ["Frankie and his friend "Cosmic" Ray, are on a desert planet"]
    Frankie Future
  12. 11. ["I'm going out and dig up some fish worms!"]
    Jitter
  13. 12. ["I study the magazines I deliver!"]
    Hairbreadth Harry
  14. 13. ["Following a strange ant like creature through a sort of air-lock..."]
    Connie
  15. 14. ["It's great to be alive!"]
    Napoleon
  16. 15. ["Have you all your belongings together, Mike?"]
    Invisible Scarlet O'Neil
  17. 16. ["Mrs. K. Ann Garew is drying these fish for seven of her animal friends"]
    Funland
  18. 17. ["We turn out attention to Clipper Willams, somewhere else in Mongolia"]
    Skyroads
  19. 18. ["Uncle Elby said he'd give me a dollar for my tooth"]
    Napoleon
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    The Pen Pal Page
  21. 20. ["Benjy, go tell Peggy us hard working men are getting hungry!"]
    Babe Bunting
  22. 21. ["What is it you must tell me, Amy?"]
    Oaky Doaks
  23. 22. ["This is my workshop, boys"]
    Roy Powers
  24. 23. ["A little renegade, that's what he is!"]
    Chief Wahoo
  25. 24. ["He's just knocked unconscious!"]
    Olly of the Movies
  26. 25. ["I got a book tells how to do magic tricks"]
    Somebody's Stenog
  27. 26. ["Dad! She passed the tests!"]
    Scorchy Smith
  28. 27. Wishful Thinking!
    Mescal Ike
  29. 28. ["Br-r-r! Sam has been captured by the 'Frigid Men'!"]
    Seaweed Sam the Rhyming Rover
  30. 29. Moon's End
    Buck Rogers
  31. 30. ["No mere director can insult MY darling and get away with it!"]
    The Adventures of Patsy
  32. 31. ["Their left wheel is missing!"]
    Speed Spaulding
  33. 32. [Cold Air]
    Napoleon
  34. 33. ["Get the most for your dime"]
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