(December 1936)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comics Magazine Company, Inc.
Editing
William Cook ?
Color
color cover; black & white and color interior
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
paper cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Funny PICTURE STORIES is published monthly by Comics Magazine Company, Inc., 420 DeSoto Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. Editorial Office, 11 West 42nd Street, New York, N. Y. Application for second class entry pending at post office, St. Louis, Mo., under the Act of March 3rd, 1879. Subscription price: One (1) year, 12 issues, in the United States and its Possessions, and Canada, $1.00. Single Copies, 10 cents.

All subscriptions and correspondence should be addressed to this magazine at 11 West 42nd Street, New York, N. Y. The Publishers accept no responsibility for unsolicited drawings or manuscripts, but will exercise due care in handling same. Drawings and manuscripts to receive consideration must be accompanied by postage sufficient to ensure their return to owner. This magazine printed in U. S. A. and entire contents copyrighted 1936 by Comics Magazine Company, Inc. For advertising rates address William J. Delaney, Eastern Representative, 420 Lexington Avenue, New York, N. Y. or T. W. Farrell, Western Representative, 180 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill.


The Spinner Talks (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
William Allison [as W. M. Allison]
Inks
William Allison [as W. M. Allison]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Despite the fact that the cover mentions the Spinner, the image is unrelated to either the Spinner himself or the story he tells in this issue.

Contents (all Stories Complete) (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Quoted synopses for the various features in this index are all taken from this page.

Indexer Notes

The "Funny Picture Stories" banner at the top of this page includes drawings of six characters, although it is not clear if they are specific characters from anywhere in the book.

Hare and Hound (A story in which the Clock has two faces.) (Table of Contents: 2)

The Clock / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner [as George E. Brenner]
Pencils
George Brenner [as George E. Brenner]
Inks
George Brenner [as George E. Brenner]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
The Clock
Synopsis
"The Clock again! A sinister figure of mystery. The police want to know his name." (from contents page)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This issue has the same cover month as Funny Pages v1#7 but the plot in this story is unrelated to the continuing storyline in that series.

Daughter of the Apes (Table of Contents: 3)

Brailey of the Tropics / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Victor J. Dowling (credited)
Pencils
Victor J. Dowling (credited)
Inks
Victor J. Dowling (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Joe Brailey; Banda; Zuni (mandrill); Chakka (mandrill); Betty
Synopsis
Brailey encounters a girl raised by baboons and reunites her with her father.
Keywords
draft zebras; leopards; mandrills; okapis; wagons

Smuggled Toys (Table of Contents: 4)

Rat Larson / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
John Patterson [as John A. Patterson]
Pencils
John Patterson [as John A. Patterson]
Inks
John Patterson [as John A. Patterson]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Synopsis
"Inspector Scott took the trail in Chinatown and it lead to the stamping ground of Rat Larson, hoodlum of the high seas and China coast." (from contents page)

Indexer Notes

While there is no "Rat Larson" feature logo, stories featuring Rat Larson appear in multiple issues of this book. Pages 1-2 are color; 3-4, 7 black, red and white; 5-6 black and white.

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

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

Easy Job (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe E. Buresch
Pencils
Joe E. Buresch
Inks
Joe E. Buresch
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Synopsis
"He said his name was "Free" Smith and he smoked his way into their confidence. A yarn about the Coast Guard--and revenue men." (from contents page)

Indexer Notes

Pages 1-2 color; 3-4, 7-8 black and white; 5-6 black, white and red.

Buckaroo Brand (A Complete Novelet) (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Buck Ringoe
Pencils
William Allison [as W. M. Allison]
Inks
William Allison [as W. M. Allison]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
"A puncher wins a spread and a herd with the turn of a card, and--it brings him and his partner face to face with Red River Brent of the rustler bunch." (from contents page)

Indexer Notes

Page 7 is a full-page splash panel (black and white). Pages 1-2 are color; 3-4, 7-8 black and white; 5-6 black, red and white.

The Monster Man (Table of Contents: 8)

Dick Kent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Art Pinajian [as Arthur Pinajian]
Pencils
Art Pinajian [as Arthur Pinajian]
Inks
Art Pinajian [as Arthur Pinajian]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Dick Kent; Professor Buck
Synopsis
"A new Dick Kent yarn. Here Dick stacks his life against the death mania of a madman."

Indexer Notes

Page 5 is a full-page splash panel (duo-tone). Pages 1-2 are color; 3-4 black and white; 5-6 black, red and white.

Battling Beau Brummel (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Malcolm Bruce
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • in Keen Detective Funnies (Centaur, 1938 series) v1#9 ?

Indexer Notes

Part one of ?

The Christmas Kid (A Complete Novelet) (Table of Contents: 10)

The Spinner / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bert Christman
Pencils
Bert Christman
Inks
Bert Christman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Synopsis
"A great story of gold and snow and men gone "beasts" in Alaska, wherein the Kid swaps lead with a killer pack." (from contents page)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Spinner is an old man who tells stories to his grandchildren. Page 4 has a panel that covers about 5/6 of a page (all but the lower left-hand corner).

The Red Raider (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
E. McD. Moore, Jr.
Pencils
E. McD. Moore, Jr.
Inks
E. McD. Moore, Jr.
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Synopsis
"Hill tribes swarm on the outpost like wolves to a slaughter, but Lieutenant "Smoky" Battle led his bullettieres with Yankee courage to dare the Rango chief." (from contents page)
Reprints

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Spinner Talks
  2. 1. Contents (all Stories Complete)
  3. 2. Hare and Hound (A story in which the Clock has two faces.)
    The Clock
  4. 3. Daughter of the Apes
    Brailey of the Tropics
  5. 4. Smuggled Toys
    Rat Larson
  6. 5. ["This is the Original Stories-in-Pictures Magazine"]
    Funny Picture Stories
  7. 6. Easy Job
  8. 7. Buckaroo Brand (A Complete Novelet)
  9. 8. The Monster Man
    Dick Kent
  10. 9. Battling Beau Brummel
  11. 10. The Christmas Kid (A Complete Novelet)
    The Spinner
  12. 11. The Red Raider
  13. 12. ["Dead Men Tell No Tales"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
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