(March 1942)

Eastern Color, 1934 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1942-02-13
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.
Editorial and circulation offices, 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York.
General office, 61 Leavenworth Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.
Advertising representatives, Gilman, Nicholl and Ruthmann of New York, New York.

On sale date from Famous Funnies (Eastern Color, 1934 series) #91 in the feature Let's Get into a Huddle.


Relax! Read the Comics (Table of Contents)

Napoleon / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stephen Douglas ?
Pencils:
Stephen Douglas (signed)
Inks:
Stephen Douglas (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; animal
Characters:
Napoleon; Uncle Elby

Star Attractions (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

["Squeaky"] (Table of Contents: 2)

Life's Like That / cartoon / 0.9 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Life's Like That daily or Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 194X-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Four free floating gag cartoons.

Stamps for the Collector (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

The Mail Box / advertisement / 0.1 page (report information)

["Dr. Huer, Look!"] [Martian Invasion of Earth, Part 3: Flight of the Ghost Ship] (Table of Contents: 4)

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Buck Rogers; Buddy Deering; Dr. Huer; Black Barney; Alura; Doolb, King of Death [Zanda, Queen of Space Raiders (disguised)] (villain, death); Prince Gool (villain); the Martians (villains)
Reprints:
  • from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Sunday (National Newspaper Service) 1940-07-07 - 1940-07-14 ? [Part of the Flight of the Ghost Ship storyline, somewhere within strip numbers 507 to 538 (probably towards the end), the second part of the longer Martian Invasion of Earth story arc, story number S26.]

Fearless Flint is an Outstanding Feature (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter (Fearless Flint panel); ? (Reg'lar Fellers panel)
Inks:
Harry G. Peter (Fearless Flint panel); ? (Reg'lar Fellers panel)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Mentions Reg'lar Fellers Heroic Comics (Eastern Color, 1940 series) #11 (March 1942) was already on sale, and next issue of Famous Funnies (Eastern Color, 1934 series) #93 (April 1942) would be on sale March 13, 1942.
Also promoting the Reg'lar Fellers movie.
Mentions Dickie Dare (Eastern Color, 1941 series) #2 and Buck Rogers (Eastern Color, 1940 series) #3 would be off newsstands soon.
Correspondence snippets from Barbara Berry of Merchantville, New Jersey; Charlotte Sousa of Bristol, Rhode Island; Irwin Moskowitz of New York, New York; and Lorraine Wilson of Renton, Washington.

Famous Funnies Patterns (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

["Jack Bradley is on Conajee Island in the South Seas..."] (Table of Contents: 7)

Fearless Flint / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fearless Flint [Jack Bradley]; Lava Man (villain); John Anderson; June Anderson; Chief Waka (villain); unnamed Conajee Island natives
Keywords:
asian; stereotypes

Petition (Table of Contents: 8)

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; animal
Characters:
Napoleon; Uncle Elby; unnamed petitioner from the Butinsky Club
Reprints:
  • from Napoleon and Uncle Elby Sunday (Lafave Newspaper Features) 19XX-XX-XX

["We find our friends in Dr. Chrono's laboratory..."] [The Time Projector] (Table of Contents: 9)

Connie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Connie Kurridge; Dr. Chrono: Jack; Professor Borgg (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Connie Sunday (The Ledger Syndicate) 1940-11-XX - 1940-12-XX ?

Indexer Notes

Sunday pages reworked to cover multiple pages. Part of The Time Projector overall story arc.

["Be careful Jitter! That's my best china!"] (Table of Contents: 10)

Jitter / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arthur Poinier
Pencils:
Arthur Poinier
Inks:
Arthur Poinier
Colors:
?
Letters:
Arthur Poinier ?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Jitter; unnamed husband; unnamed wife
Reprints:
  • from Jitter Sunday (A. A. Kelleher) 19XX-XX-XX

["Remember how she saved my life and wuz smashed up by a bear?"] (Table of Contents: 11)

Dickie Dare / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; children
Characters:
Dickie Dare; Dan Flynn; Wags (a dog); unnamed telegraph operator; Mam'selle; Doctor Murdock; Doctor Andre Du Maurier
Reprints:
  • from Dickie Dare daily (AP Newsfeatures) 1937-12-18, 1937-12-20 - 1937-12-24, 1937-12-27 - 1938-1-1, 1938-1-3, 1938-1-6 - 1938-1-7, 1938-1-10 [Panel dropped from 1937-12-18, 1937-12-27, 1937-12-30, 1938-1-3, 1938-1-6, and 1938-1-10 strips. Two panels dropped from 1938-1-7 strip. Dialogue rewritten and simplified. Artwork edited for this reprint.]

["Down she plunged to the very depth of the old well"] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script:
Russell Stamm
Pencils:
Russell Stamm (signed)
Inks:
Russell Stamm (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Russell Stamm ?

Characters:
Scarlet O'Neil; Paul Itch (Ivan's twin brother, death); Shiltz (villain); Iltz (villain); Ivan Itch (villain)
Reprints:
  • from Invisible Scarlet O'Neil daily (Chicago Times Syndicate) 1941-1-20 - 1941-1-25, 1941-1-27 - 1941-1-31 [One panel dropped from 1941-1-24 and 1941-1-25 strips. Two panels dropped from 1941-1-20, 1941-1-23, and 1941-1-31 strips. Dialogue rewritten and simplified. Artwork edited for this reprint.]

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

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

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

Jacqueline of Holland (Table of Contents: 14)

High Lights of History / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; history
Characters:
Jacqueline of Holland; Duke Philip of Burgundy; Francis Van Borselen
Reprints:
  • from High Lights of History Sunday (Bell Newspaper Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Story conclusion.

["Puritans of Colonial Connecticut were sometimes called 'Pumpkinheads'..."] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Historical facts about the Pilgrims, the shoreline of the State of Michigan, and the travel distance made by front and rear tires on automobiles.
Reprints:
  • from Would You Believe It? Sunday (Bell Newspaper Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX

["A Turkish Galley of the 16th Century..."] (Table of Contents: 16)

Historic Ships / cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:
  • from Historic Ships Sunday (Bell Newspaper Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX

["Oil! Holy smokes - where is it coming from, Tex?"] (Table of Contents: 17)

Scorchy Smith / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Scorchy Smith; Tex; Kay; General Chung-Ying; unnamed student pilot trainees; unnamed pilot
Reprints:
  • from Scorchy Smith daily (AP Newsfeatures) 193X-XX-XX - 193X-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Christman worked on Scorchy Smith from 1936 until 1938, so these strips are from that time period.

["Sh-h! Come along Willie!"] (Table of Contents: 18)

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Napoleon; Uncle Elby; Willie
Reprints:
  • from Napoleon and Uncle Elby Sunday (Lafave Newspaper Features) 19XX-XX-XX

["Hello! How's the tutor of blondes?"] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script:
William McCleery [as RB Fuller]
Pencils:
Ralph Fuller [as RB Fuller] (signed)
Inks:
Ralph Fuller [as RB Fuller] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ralph Fuller ?

Genre:
humor; historical
Characters:
Sir Oaky Doaks; King Cedric; Dictator of Certiorari; unnamed revolutionary; Mr. Raffdoggle
Reprints:
  • from Oaky Doaks daily (AP Newsfeatures) 1938-9-22 - 1938-9-24, 1938-9-26 - 1938-10-1, 1938-10-3 - 1938-10-7 [One panel dropped from 1938-9-22, 1938-9-26, 1938-9-29, 1938-10-1, and 1938-10-3 strips. Two panels dropped from 1938-9-27, 1938-9-30, and 1938-10-7 strips. Four panels dropped from 1938-9-28 strip. Artwork edited for this reprint including two panels in 1938-9-30 strip which changed their order.]

Indexer Notes

The Oaky Doaks daily for 1938-9-26 was originally titled, "Generous to a Fault."

["Huh? So This is Washington!"] (Table of Contents: 20)

Skyroads / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
The Flying Legion [Tommy; Billy Hill; Juniper]; unnamed Army Air Corps officer; unnamed member of ground crew
Reprints:
  • from Skyroads daily (John F. Dille Co.) 193X-XX-XX - 193X-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Russell Keaton worked on this comic strip from 1933 to 1939, so this comic come from that time period.

["Winters do you realize we're in th' lighthouse - get out!"] (Table of Contents: 21)

Roy Powers / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Powell
Pencils:
Frank Godwin [as Paul Powell]
Inks:
Frank Godwin [as Paul Powell]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Frank Godwin ?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Roy Powers; unnamed bomb planter; Winters; unnamed Federal officer; Chunky; Sam; Mr. Sharp; Mr. Davis; Mr. Kimbal
Reprints:
  • from Roy Powers daily (Ledger Syndicate) 193X-XX-XX - 193X-XX-XX ?

["I think I'll just try out my new recipe..."] (Table of Contents: 22)

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

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

["Who hit you?"] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Olly Lane [Olive Lane]; unnamed man with a black eye; Windy; Henie; unnamed police officer; unnamed police detective; Brad; Mr. Ginsberg [as A.G.]; Maxie; Rico Di Migo; Buddy
Reprints:
  • from Olly of the Movies daily (Consolidated News Features) 1937-XX-XX

["Write the nine given numbers, one into each circle."] (Table of Contents: 24)

Funland Everybody's Playmate / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Reprints Funland Sunday (United Feature Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Puzzle and activity page.

When Wings Fail (Table of Contents: 25)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Albert Willard
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter ? (illustrations)
Inks:
Harry G. Peter ? (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
? (story title box); typeset

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Dick Bourdon; Vance Arcou; Tilo Linn; Arson Rimwell

A Rare Bit of Shooting! (Table of Contents: 26)

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:
Pa Piffle [Paw Piffle]; unnamed bank employee; unnamed bank robbers
Reprints:
  • from Mescal Ike daily (Chicago Daily News or Associated Newspapers ?) 19XX-XX-XX

Manhunt! (Table of Contents: 27)

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]; Young 'Un [Youngun]
Reprints:
  • from Mescal Ike daily (Chicago Daily News or Associated Newspapers ?) 19XX-XX-XX

And That Ain't Hay! (Table of Contents: 28)

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:
Pa Piffle [Paw Piffle]; Wal
Reprints:
  • from Mescal Ike daily (Chicago Daily News or Associated Newspapers ?) 19XX-XX-XX

Who's Shaving Who? (Table of Contents: 29)

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 (Chicago Daily News or Associated Newspapers ?) 19XX-XX-XX

["Y'know, Betsy-for a kid who never a powder puff..."] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Steve Roper; Betsy Boone; Big Chief Wahoo; Mrs. Boone (Betsy's mother); Mr. Boone (Betsy's father)
Reprints:
  • from Big Chief Wahoo daily (Publishers Syndicate) 1940-4-17 - 1940-4-25 [One panel dropped from 1940-4-18 strip. Two panels dropped from 1940-4-22 and 1940-4-25 strips. Three panels dropped from 1940-4-20, 1940-4-23, and 1940-4-24 strips. Artwork edited for this reprint.]

Indexer Notes

The feature is just titled "Chief Wahoo" only.

["By golly, summer isn't so far away!"] (Table of Contents: 31)

Napoleon / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Napoleon; Uncle Elby; unnamed orderly
Reprints:
  • from Napoleon and Uncle Elby Sunday (Lafave Newspaper Features) 19XX-XX-XX

A New and Amazing Thrilling That Will Make Your Hair Stand on End (Table of Contents: 32)

Music Master / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy); Stephen Douglas (splash page reprint); Bill Everett ? (splash page reprint)
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Music Master [John Wallace]; Papa Antonini; Van Alterman; Paganini (dog)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Promotion advertisement for the Music Master feature first appearing in Reg'lar Fellers Heroic Comics (1940 series, Eastern Color) #12 (May 1942). Shows the splash page of the "John Wallace Violinist" story. Lists as being on the stands April 1st.

Prizes for All! (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

American Seed Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Relax! Read the Comics
    Napoleon
  2. 1. Star Attractions
    Dickie Dare; Buck Rogers
  3. 2. ["Squeaky"]
    Life's Like That
  4. 3. Stamps for the Collector
    The Mail Box
  5. 4. ["Dr. Huer, Look!"] [Martian Invasion of Earth, Part 3: Flight of the Ghost Ship]
    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
  6. 5. Fearless Flint is an Outstanding Feature
    Let's Get into a Huddle
  7. 6. Famous Funnies Patterns
  8. 7. ["Jack Bradley is on Conajee Island in the South Seas..."]
    Fearless Flint
  9. 8. Petition
    Napoleon
  10. 9. ["We find our friends in Dr. Chrono's laboratory..."] [The Time Projector]
    Connie
  11. 10. ["Be careful Jitter! That's my best china!"]
    Jitter
  12. 11. ["Remember how she saved my life and wuz smashed up by a bear?"]
    Dickie Dare
  13. 12. ["Down she plunged to the very depth of the old well"]
    Invisible Scarlet O'Neil
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The Pen Pal Page
  15. 14. Jacqueline of Holland
    High Lights of History
  16. 15. ["Puritans of Colonial Connecticut were sometimes called 'Pumpkinheads'..."]
    Would You Believe It?
  17. 16. ["A Turkish Galley of the 16th Century..."]
    Historic Ships
  18. 17. ["Oil! Holy smokes - where is it coming from, Tex?"]
    Scorchy Smith
  19. 18. ["Sh-h! Come along Willie!"]
    Napoleon
  20. 19. ["Hello! How's the tutor of blondes?"]
    Oaky Doaks
  21. 20. ["Huh? So This is Washington!"]
    Skyroads
  22. 21. ["Winters do you realize we're in th' lighthouse - get out!"]
    Roy Powers
  23. 22. ["I think I'll just try out my new recipe..."]
    Napoleon
  24. 23. ["Who hit you?"]
    Olly of the Movies
  25. 24. ["Write the nine given numbers, one into each circle."]
    Funland Everybody's Playmate
  26. 25. When Wings Fail
  27. 26. A Rare Bit of Shooting!
    Mescal Ike
  28. 27. Manhunt!
    Mescal Ike
  29. 28. And That Ain't Hay!
    Mescal Ike
  30. 29. Who's Shaving Who?
    Mescal Ike
  31. 30. ["Y'know, Betsy-for a kid who never a powder puff..."]
    Big Chief Wahoo
  32. 31. ["By golly, summer isn't so far away!"]
    Napoleon
  33. 32. A New and Amazing Thrilling That Will Make Your Hair Stand on End
    Music Master
  34. 33. Prizes for All!
    American Seed Company
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