Four Color #35 - Smokey Stover
(1944)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "SMOKEY STOVER, No. 35." No code number. Copyright 1938 by Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate, Inc. Copyright 1939, 1940, 1941 by News Syndicate Co, Inc.

Cartoonist Bill Holman appears to have given titles to his Sunday strips. Those titles appear in small print within the different Holman-drawn Smokey Stover logos and will be added to this index as unbracketed Official Titles.

[Don't Count Your Chickens Be-foo They're Trapped!] (Table of Contents)

Smokey Stover / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With every seed I planted a mouse trap!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Cookie Stover; Spooky (cat); lots of chickens
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from ? [partial]
Keywords
cats; chickens; mousetraps; sunlamps

Indexer Notes

Reprints and enlarges the last panel from a Smokey Stover Sunday strip.

Alarm Cluck (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Smokey - We've been robbed - Every inch of hose is missing off the fire truck!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Hotfoot Hogan; Spooky (cat)
Synopsis
Hotfoot Hogan hooks up two miles of fire hose to a hydrant so he can have running water at home.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1941
Keywords
fire hose; running water

Indexer Notes

Black, white, and red on inside front cover.

Head Squirt (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Smokey's wife just called, Chief - She has theatre tickets foo tonight and wants him home early - where'd he go?
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (cat)
Synopsis
Smokey is quarantined for measles in a phone booth.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1939

Country Butter (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I know that goat I found yesterday got your nanny, Chief - but he'll make a swell mascot!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (cat)
Synopsis
Smokey finds a goat, but it eats the cans from a case of tomato soup and leaves the soup.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940

[Arson Nick and Old Waste (of Time)] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Bill Holman (credited) (signed as BH)
Pencils
Bill Holman (credited) (signed as BH)
Inks
Bill Holman (credited) (signed as BH)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (credited) (signed as BH [generic])

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is Dan Druff, Chief - He's selling just the tonic you're looking for!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Dan Druff; Spooky (cat); cop
Synopsis
Smokey introduces the Chief to Dan Druff, a salesman of a less then successful hair tonic. Smokey and the Chief are tipped-off to firebug "Arson Nick", leading to a subsequent short continuity.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1938
Keywords
firebug; generic credit vs. signature; hair tonic

Indexer Notes

Two separate weekday strips on one page. A generic credit "By Bill Holman" appears on this page, while Holman has signed the second strip as merely "B.H."

Clef Dweller (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm all keyed up about this player piano you got for us, Chief - How much was it?
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (cat)
Synopsis
Smokey tries to carry a player piano to the fourth floor, but it ends up in the basement.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940

[The Arson Nick Story - Part One.] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What in blazes do you think Chief Cash U. Nutt and Smokey are up to now - they're hunting for a fire bug!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (cat); target shooter
Synopsis
Smokey and the Chief check the fire alarm bell in order to catch firebug Arson Nick.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1938
Keywords
weekday strip continuities

Indexer Notes

The "Firebug Arson Nick" and the "Chief Tries to Grow Hair - or Get a Good Toupee" weekday strip continuities alternate over six pages - with two related strips per page. Page One of Six.

[To Hair is Human - Toupee Devine! - Part One.] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've tried every means known to science and haven't grown any hair yet!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (cat); passerby
Synopsis
The Chief envies a passerby's great head of hair and regifts a Christmas present.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1938
Keywords
weekday strip continuities

Indexer Notes

The "Firebug Arson Nick" and the "Chief Tries to Grow Hair - or Get a Good Toupee" weekday strip continuities alternate over six pages - with two related strips per page. Page Two of Six.

[The Arson Nick Story - Part Two.] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There goes Arson Nick, Smokey! After him!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Arson Nick; Spooky (cat); Flannigan
Synopsis
Smokey and the Chief capture Arson Nick, but he escapes.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1938
Keywords
weekday strip continuities

Indexer Notes

The "Firebug Arson Nick" and the "Chief Tries to Grow Hair - or Get a Good Toupee" weekday strip continuities alternate over six pages - with two related strips per page. Page Three of Six.

[To Hair is Human - Toupee Devine! - Part Two.] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You'd better come quick, Chief - a sparrow's got your toupee up in a tree, using it for a nest!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Mrs. Nutt
Synopsis
Smokey saves the Chief's toupee from a bird, only to have it used by the Chief's wife for another purpose.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1938
Keywords
weekday strip continuities

Indexer Notes

The "Firebug Arson Nick" and the "Chief Tries to Grow Hair - or Get a Good Toupee" weekday strip continuities alternate over six pages - with two related strips per page. Page Four of Six.

[To Hair is Human - Toupee Devine! - Part Three.] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whoopee! Yipee! Yow!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (cat); cop
Synopsis
Has the Chief grown some real hair? Smokey ponders what to give the Chief for a Christmas present.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1938
Keywords
weekday strip continuities

Indexer Notes

The "Firebug Arson Nick" and the "Chief Tries to Grow Hair - or Get a Good Toupee" weekday strip continuities alternate over six pages - with two related strips per page. Page Five of Six.

[To Hair is Human - Toupee Devine! - Part Four.] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You've been working there for two hours, Chief - what's it all about?
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (cat)
Synopsis
The Chief prepares his toupee for the mayor's inspection and has an incident with a barber.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (Chicago Tribune-N.Y. News Syndicate) daily newspaper strips from 1938
Keywords
weekday strip continuities

Indexer Notes

The "Firebug Arson Nick" and the "Chief Tries to Grow Hair - or Get a Good Toupee" weekday strip continuities alternate over six pages - with two related strips per page. Page Six of Six.

Foon Dancer (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
-- And now three turns to the right -
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (cat); dancing instructor
Synopsis
Smokey takes dancing lessons.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1941

Swelterweight Chump (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, burn my britches!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (cat)
Synopsis
During a heat wave, Smokey turns up his furnace so it will seem cooler when he steps outdoors.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1941

Foreign Entanglements (Table of Contents: 14)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wish Spooky'd hurry home with the evening paper - I'm nuts to know what's going on in the world!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (cat); Fenwick Flooky; Chinese laundryman
Synopsis
Spooky brings his owner the evening newspaper but gets in a collision with a Chinese laundryman and ends up with a Chinese newspaper.
Keywords
cat; mixup; newspaper

Indexer Notes

from Spooky (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940

Lid Astray (Table of Contents: 15)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's all cleaned and blocked, hey, Eddie?
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (cat); Fenwick Flooky; Eddie (hat shop proprietor); Eddie's short assistant
Synopsis
Spooky's owner sends Spooky to the hat shop to get his hat, but Spooky gets in a fight with a dog on the way back.
Reprints
  • from Spooky (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940
Keywords
cat; dissatisfied customer; dog; hat

[Closeted Iron(y)] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No wonder our vacuum cleaner broke down, Smokey - it's been taking an awful carpet beating lately - How'll I ever finish my house work?
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Cookie Stover; Spooky (cat)
Synopsis
Smokey searches for the Chief's vacuum cleaner from a dark closet but pulls down an iron instead.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1941
Keywords
closet; iron; vacuum cleaner

Nozzle Nurse (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey you lazy lug - There's a pile of work I want you to do today -
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (cat)
Synopsis
The Chief leaves a recording of all the chores he wants Smokey to do that day.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1941

Old Dimer (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My stars, sun - Whatcha mooning about?
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (cat); Skull Duggery
Synopsis
Skull Duggery owes Smokey and the Chief money and they figure out a way to get it.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1941

Hot Notes (Table of Contents: 19)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Phlooky)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Phlooky)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Phlooky)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Phlooky)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, pipe down, Spooky - I've got more important things to do than blow this whistle all day!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (cat); Fenwick Flooky
Synopsis
Spooky tries to get his owner to blow a whistle.
Reprints
  • from Spooky (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940.03.03
Keywords
alternative uses; cat; steam radiator; whistle

Indexer Notes

In certain Spooky strips, Bill Holman signed his credit as "Fenwick Flooky", the main human character of the strip. In this case, he signed it as "Fenwick Phlooky"

Date is on the strip.

Fall Guy (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
- Every fall it's the same old song and prance - I gotta stay home and rake the bloomin' leaves!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt
Synopsis
Smokey gets rid of the Chief's fallen leaves in an unorthodox fashion.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940

Winner by a Draw (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the decision, Smoke - Did you get the tickets for the fight at the Punch Bowl tonight?
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt
Synopsis
Smokey tries to dig a tunnel to get into a prize fight.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from ?

Plug Ugley [sic] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I just phoned City Hall, Smokey - The Mayor'll be here in three shakes of a rhumba dancer!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; the mayor; Spooky (cat); duck
Synopsis
Smokey and the Chief want to show the mayor the newest improvement to the fire house.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from ?

Snooze Boy (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Howdy, Foo - Why the stew?
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (cat); Kennebunk K. Kaboose (cameo)
Synopsis
Smokey tries to get the firemen more wide-awake on the way to the fires.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from ?

Indexer Notes

Last panel is "Foo-mous People".

Teacher's Fret (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm going out in the hammock, and take a nap, Earl - If here's any phone calls for me, wake me up!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Earl Stover; Spooky (cat); Quincy K. Clabber (cameo)
Synopsis
Smokey is taking a nap and his son Earl doesn't wake him when he learns his school is burning down.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from ?

Indexer Notes

Last panel is "Foo-mous People."

99 44/100% Foo (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's the dough, Smoke - 475 smackers, us girls have pooled all our money this year to buy the Chief an Xmas gift!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; other firemen
Synopsis
Smokey has to buy the Chief a Christmas present... but what?
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from ?

Camera Crank (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Smoley Hoke! - Uncle Gas - Where'd you find that, Cookie?
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Cookie Stover; footograhper (photographer); Montague T. Kettle (cameo)
Synopsis
Smokey wants to get a photograph of his Uncle Gaston retouched.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from ?

Indexer Notes

Last panel is "Foo-mous People."

Half Lit (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, light of my life - What are you in the dark about?
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Cookie Stover; Spooky (cat); cop
Synopsis
Smokey tries to find a way to save electricity.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940

Pig Skinned (Table of Contents: 28)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scram, Spooky - This is one ball you won't get - I'm gonna hog this pig skin myself!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (cat); Fenwick Flooky
Synopsis
Spooky plays a trick to get hold of a football.
Reprints
  • from Spooky (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940
Keywords
cat; football; trickery

Bunk Artist (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good heavens, Smokey! - Wake up!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Cookie Stover; Spooky (cat); lots of birds
Synopsis
Why have Smokey and his wife slept until noon on Sunday?
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940

Home Run (Table of Contents: 30)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on, Spooky - We'll go see the Doc - he'll know what ails you!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (cat); Fenwick Flooky; veterinarian; dog
Synopsis
The veterinarian prescribes a cure for Spooky's listlessness.
Reprints
  • from Spooky (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940.07.14
Keywords
cat; cure; listlessness; veterinarian

Indexer Notes

Date is on the strip.

Quack Ducktor (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's eatin' you, square-head?
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (cat); Dr. Pierpont Nutt
Synopsis
The Chief's brother is coming to visit, but he's two days late.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940.10.06

Indexer Notes

Date is on the strip.

Thyme Keeper (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. Blott at the Blue Plate Plaza called up to chew the fat, Chief - he says to drop in and pick up your new meal ticket!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Sparks (dog)
Synopsis
Smokey sends Sparks the dog to get the Chief's meal ticket.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from ?

Carfoonist (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yippee, Cookie - We're all set - The Chief loaned us his fire buggy!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Cookie Stover; Spooky (cat)
Synopsis
Smokey takes a trip on a train--in his car.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from ?

[Fire the Tailor] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You look as put out as a camp fire in a cloudburst - what are you so hot under the collar about?
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Cookie Stover
Synopsis
Smokey takes his trousers to a repair shop, but there's a fire at the shop.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from ?

Old Crab (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jumpin' Jackpots, Cookie - Look - Our old school buddy Skull Duggery!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Cookie Stover; Skull Duggery; Spooky (cat)
Synopsis
Smokey shows Skull Duggery his collection of mounted fish.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940

Dolled Up (Table of Contents: 36)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't be impatient, Spooky - You'll see what I boughtcha when I open the box!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (cat); Fenwick Flooky
Synopsis
Spooky tears the hair off a new doll and has to supply the replacement.
Reprints
  • from Spooky (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940.07.28
Keywords
cat; doll; learning one’s lesson

Indexer Notes

Date is on the strip.

From Bud to Worse (Table of Contents: 37)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You run and play Spooky - While I sit here and rest my dogs!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (cat); Fenwick Flooky; cop; bee; duck
Synopsis
Spooky picks a tulip at the park and gives it to his owner.
Reprints
  • from Spooky (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940.08.04
Keywords
best of intentions; cat; tulip

Indexer Notes

Date is on the strip.

Counter Sign (Table of Contents: 38)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (cat); Fenwick Flooky
Synopsis
Spooky breaks a bottle of milk and tries to find a replacement.
Reprints
  • from Spooky (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940
Keywords
alternative uses; bottle; cat; ingenuity; milk

Indexer Notes

Pantomime.

Hounded (Table of Contents: 39)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (cat); dog; many other dogs
Synopsis
Spooky is chased by a dog. He takes refuge in a theater that is featuring a trained dog act.
Reprints
  • from Spooky (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940.09.08
Keywords
cat; dogs; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

Pantomime.

Sound Reasoning (Table of Contents: 40)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Meow! Meow!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (cat); Fenwick Flooky; puzzled motorist
Synopsis
When Spooky's owner won't wake up and let him in, the cat scatters tacks in the street so the resulting blowouts will wake him up.
Reprints
  • from Spooky (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940
Keywords
automobile; blowout; cat; doing-something-their-own-way; tires

Indexer Notes

Pantomime.

Groan Panes (Table of Contents: 41)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey - This is the third time this week you've busted that window with your rubber ball!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (cat); Fenwick Flooky
Synopsis
Spooky's owner installs unbreakable glass when Spooky keeps breaking windows with a rubber ball.
Reprints
  • from Spooky (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940
Keywords
best-laid-plans; breaking; glass; rubber ball; window

Putting On the Dog (Table of Contents: 42)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (cat); parrot
Synopsis
Spooky is frightened by a parrot imitating a dog.
Reprints
  • from Spooky (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from ?
Keywords
cat; parrot; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

Pantomime.

Air Tonic (Table of Contents: 43)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, I know it's a hot, sticky day, Spooky - but stop reminding me, willya?
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (cat); Fenwick Flooky
Synopsis
Spooky's owner buys a jumbo-size fan.
Reprints
  • from Spooky (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940.09.01
Keywords
be-careful-what-you-wish-for; cat; fan; heat

Indexer Notes

Date is on the strip.

Paint in the Neck (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You sure did a slick varnish job on these floors, Smokey - they shine like a country cop's badge!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Cookie Stover; Spooky (cat); Mort Gage (landlord); Mort's dog
Synopsis
Smokey makes improvements to his house and the landlord raises the rent.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from ?

Bubble Dance (Table of Contents: 45)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah - another one!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (cat); Fenwick Flooky
Synopsis
Spooky's owner mistakes an overturned fishbowl for a soap bubble.
Reprints
  • from Spooky (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from ?
Keywords
bubbles; cat; unwelcome surprise

Sub Fun (Table of Contents: 46)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yep - It's your birthday, Spooky - and I'm getting you something special!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (cat); Fenwick Flooky; puzzled sailor
Synopsis
Spooky's owner goes to the ocean to catch a fish for Spooky's birthday.
Reprints
  • from Spooky (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from ?
Keywords
birthday; cat; fishing

Good Turn (Table of Contents: 47)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wish you'd make up your mind!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (cat); Fenwick Flooky
Synopsis
Spooky's owner installs a revolving door since Spooky can't decide if he wants in or out.
Reprints
  • from Spooky (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940
Keywords
cat; revolving door

Batter Luck Next Time (Table of Contents: 48)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed as Fenwick Flooky)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That takes the cake - No rolling pin, and I wanted to bake Spooky a nice pie!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (cat); Fenwick Flooky; angry neighbor
Synopsis
Spooky's owner gets beaned by a rolling pin intended for Spooky.
Reprints
  • from Spooky (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940.04.28
Keywords
cake; cat; rolling pin

Indexer Notes

Date is on the strip.

Tents Situation (Table of Contents: 49)

Spooky [Smokey Stover topper] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Spooky (cat); Fenwick Flooky; mouse
Synopsis
Spooky tries to get at a mouse but ends up burning down the house, forcing Fenwick to live in a tent.
Reprints
  • from Spooky (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940.03.31
Keywords
cat; fire; mouse; tent

Indexer Notes

Date is on the strip. Pantomime. On final interior page of the comic.

Buck Private (Table of Contents: 50)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, another day gone up in smoke - Goodnight, hot stuff - see you in the morning!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Chief Cash U. Nutt; Spooky (cat); telegram delivery boy
Synopsis
Smokey sends the Chief 50 cents via a $2.75 collect telegram.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from 1940
Keywords
telegram

Indexer Notes

Black, white, and red on inside back cover.

[The Not-So-Nicer De-Icer] (Table of Contents: 51)

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

Script
Bill Holman (signed)
Pencils
Bill Holman (signed)
Inks
Bill Holman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Holman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So the Knitwit Knitting Club's meeting here today - what time are the girls coming?
Genre
humor
Characters
Smokey Stover; Cookie Stover; Spooky (cat)
Synopsis
Smokey comes up with a crackpot scheme to loosen a stuck ice cube tray in the refrigerator.
Reprints
  • from Smokey Stover (News Syndicate) Sunday newspaper strip from ?

Indexer Notes

Color on back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Don't Count Your Chickens Be-foo They're Trapped!]
    Smokey Stover
  2. 1. Alarm Cluck
    Smokey Stover
  3. 2. Head Squirt
    Smokey Stover
  4. 3. Country Butter
    Smokey Stover
  5. 4. [Arson Nick and Old Waste (of Time)]
    Smokey Stover
  6. 5. Clef Dweller
    Smokey Stover
  7. 6. [The Arson Nick Story - Part One.]
    Smokey Stover
  8. 7. [To Hair is Human - Toupee Devine! - Part One.]
    Smokey Stover
  9. 8. [The Arson Nick Story - Part Two.]
    Smokey Stover
  10. 9. [To Hair is Human - Toupee Devine! - Part Two.]
    Smokey Stover
  11. 10. [To Hair is Human - Toupee Devine! - Part Three.]
    Smokey Stover
  12. 11. [To Hair is Human - Toupee Devine! - Part Four.]
    Smokey Stover
  13. 12. Foon Dancer
    Smokey Stover
  14. 13. Swelterweight Chump
    Smokey Stover
  15. 14. Foreign Entanglements
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  16. 15. Lid Astray
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  17. 16. [Closeted Iron(y)]
    Smokey Stover
  18. 17. Nozzle Nurse
    Smokey Stover
  19. 18. Old Dimer
    Smokey Stover
  20. 19. Hot Notes
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  21. 20. Fall Guy
    Smokey Stover
  22. 21. Winner by a Draw
    Smokey Stover
  23. 22. Plug Ugley [sic]
    Smokey Stover
  24. 23. Snooze Boy
    Smokey Stover
  25. 24. Teacher's Fret
    Smokey Stover
  26. 25. 99 44/100% Foo
    Smokey Stover
  27. 26. Camera Crank
    Smokey Stover
  28. 27. Half Lit
    Smokey Stover
  29. 28. Pig Skinned
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  30. 29. Bunk Artist
    Smokey Stover
  31. 30. Home Run
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  32. 31. Quack Ducktor
    Smokey Stover
  33. 32. Thyme Keeper
    Smokey Stover
  34. 33. Carfoonist
    Smokey Stover
  35. 34. [Fire the Tailor]
    Smokey Stover
  36. 35. Old Crab
    Smokey Stover
  37. 36. Dolled Up
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  38. 37. From Bud to Worse
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  39. 38. Counter Sign
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  40. 39. Hounded
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  41. 40. Sound Reasoning
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  42. 41. Groan Panes
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  43. 42. Putting On the Dog
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  44. 43. Air Tonic
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  45. 44. Paint in the Neck
    Smokey Stover
  46. 45. Bubble Dance
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  47. 46. Sub Fun
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  48. 47. Good Turn
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  49. 48. Batter Luck Next Time
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  50. 49. Tents Situation
    Spooky [Smokey Stover topper]
  51. 50. Buck Private
    Smokey Stover
  52. 51. [The Not-So-Nicer De-Icer]
    Smokey Stover
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