(February 1937)

Chesler / Dynamic, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Chesler Publications, Inc.
Editing
Harry "A" Chesler
Color
color
Dimensions
8 3/8" x 11 3/8"
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

STAR COMICS is published monthly by CHESLER PUBLICATIONS, INC., 420 De Soto Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. Editorial Office, 276 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. Application for second class entry pending at post office, St. Louis, Mo., under act of March 3rd, 1879. Subscription price: 12 issues in the United States and its Possessions, and Canada, $1.99. Single copies, 10 cents.

Further notes direct subscriptions and correspondence to the editorial address and gives the usual disclaimer about unsolicited manuscripts, followed by:
This magazine printed in U. S. A. and entire contents COPYRIGHTED, 1937, by CHESLER PUBLICATIONS, INC. All rights reserved.

Unlike later issues of this series, there are no editor/publisher credits printed.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
W. C. Brigham
Inks
W. C. Brigham
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

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

Jest for Fun / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry "A" Chesler?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Greetings, Friends!

Indexer Notes

Editorial. Spot illustrations probably taken from interior stories.

Contents page (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Gong With the Wind (Table of Contents: 3)

Bows an' Arrows / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan
Pencils
Dick Ryan
Inks
Dick Ryan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

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

Otto McKanic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Full-page cartoon with various characters appearing. Signed in lower left-hand corner but it's illegible.

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

Joe Ticket the Picket / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab?
Pencils
Fred Schwab ?
Inks
Fred Schwab ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What th--?
Genre
humor

Zoo's Who? (Table of Contents: 6)

Professor McScrewy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
W. C. Brigham
Pencils
W. C. Brigham [as Brig] (signed)
Inks
W. C. Brigham [as Brig] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Eddie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Schwab ?
Inks
Fred Schwab ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! Check the mail so I can tow it out
Genre
humor

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

Riggin' Bill / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Riggin' Bill a sailor man
Genre
humor
Characters
Introduction: Riggin' Bill (Popeye knockoff)

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

Jingle Jingle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab?
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stop and let the train go by!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

rhymes

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

The Age of Animals / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Interesting Facts About
Genre
non-fiction

Oliver Twist (Table of Contents: 11)

Sketches From Dickens / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
H. C. Kiefer [as Karl Kief] (signed)
Inks
H. C. Kiefer [as Karl Kief] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama

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

Red Starr / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, Mrs. Millionrocks, I'll be right over.
Genre
detective-mystery
Reprints

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

Ima Sphinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Benvenuto
Inks
Benvenuto
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Young lady I'm so hungry
Genre
humor
Characters
I: Ima Sphinx

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

G-Whizz / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Cal Cagno
Pencils
Cal Cagno (signed)
Inks
Cal Cagno
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Didja read about this guy who caught those bank robbers?
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Nutty Fagin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This pool's awful hard, warden
Genre
humor

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

School Daze / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan ?
Pencils
Dick Ryan
Inks
Dick Ryan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now children we'll have a lesson in history
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

When Father Was a Boy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
La Rue Edwards ?
Pencils
La Rue Edwards (signed)
Inks
La Rue Edwards (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Think you're pretty swell now
Genre
humor

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

He Who Serves Progress Serves the World / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
H. C. Kiefer ?
Pencils
H. C. Kiefer [as Henry Calr Kiefer] (signed)
Inks
H. C. Kiefer [as Henry Calr Kiefer] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eli Whitney, the inventor of the cotton gin
Genre
non-fiction; biography

Indexer Notes

Signed at bottom of second page. Kiefer spelled his middle name here "Calr" rather than "Carl."

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

Animal Wise Crackers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan
Pencils
Dick Ryan
Inks
Dick Ryan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Oscar! You're so clever!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Oscar Ostrich
Reprints

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

Big Top / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Myron Cox
Pencils
Myron Cox (signed)
Inks
Myron Cox
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tryin' to sneak in, eh?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Cyclone Kelly

Mardi Gras (Table of Contents: 21)

Bug-Ville / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan
Pencils
Dick Ryan
Inks
Dick Ryan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

One full-page cartoon with multiple characters.

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

Belly Laughs / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sure I'll trade with you
Genre
humor

The King's Riders (Table of Contents: 23)

Round Table Adventures / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita ?
Inks
Rafael Astarita ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
King Arthur; Queen Guinevere; Sir Tristam; Lancelot
Reprints

In the Land of Magic (Table of Contents: 24)

Land O' "Nod" / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rick Yager (signed)
Inks
Rick Yager (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Enemy At Large (Table of Contents: 25)

Dan Hastings / text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch
Pencils
Clem Gretter
Inks
Clem Gretter
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

The Demons of Mexady (Table of Contents: 26)

Dan Hastings / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch
Pencils
Clem Gretter (signed)
Inks
Clem Gretter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction

[The Prince Arrives] (Table of Contents: 27)

Prince / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita ?
Inks
Rafael Astarita ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

No dialogue in this strip.

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

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gum! By gum!
Genre
humor

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

It's In the Air / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
La Rue Edwards ?
Pencils
La Rue Edwards (signed)
Inks
La Rue Edwards (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is enough to be pleasant
Genre
humor

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

Joe McGee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bop!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Logo for strip spells main character's name as "Joe M'Gee." No dialogue in this strip.

Archimedes (Table of Contents: 31)

Words That Ring Through the Mist of Time / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
A. D. Kiefer ?
Pencils
H. C. Kiefer
Inks
H. C. Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; historical

The Tale of King Ole Atole (Table of Contents: 32)

Bud and His Legendary Scouts / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Clem Gretter
Pencils
Clem Gretter
Inks
Clem Gretter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Bud; Bob; Billy; Grandpa
Reprints

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

Shinanigans / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan ?
Pencils
Dick Ryan
Inks
Dick Ryan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wish we had a derrick!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Officer Clancy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say! Didn't you see me hold up my hand?
Genre
humor

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

Cheerio Minstrels / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For It's Always Fair Weather
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Bob Phantom / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kenny the Magician (credited)
Pencils
Rafael Astarita
Inks
Rafael Astarita
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
She signs the note first
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bob Phantom (a magician); Nancy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The character Bob Phantom is not the later MLJ hero.

They Get Their Cat (Table of Contents: 37)

Bright and Early / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Appears to be signed in the last panel but name is illegible.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

King Kole's Kourt / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Moores (signed)
Inks
Dick Moores (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mighty noble of d'Kink
Genre
humor
Characters
King Kole; Bill Bones

Indexer Notes

Subsequent versions of this strip were considerably different in style and tone.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

Without Rhyme Or Reason / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mc Cormick (signed)
Inks
Mc Cormick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I see I made a big mistake
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Bails suggests: "Probably CHARLES B. MC CORMICK listed in Writer's Digest as editor of New Fun #1 (although the comic lists L. JACQUET)"

[Oh boy! Am I glad to escape from that jail!"] (Table of Contents: 40)

Stars and Stripes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

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

Sources of Famous Quotations / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Creig Flessel ?
Inks
Creig Flessel ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To cheer Romeo, vainly in love
Reprints

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

Li'l Willie / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bill, as Willie's dad you've got to take him in hand
Genre
humor; children

Indexer Notes

Bottom 1/4 of page is 2 ads for a mail-order camera and watch.

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

Saxaphone Sam / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He should be killed
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Takes up 3/4 of page (vertically). The right 1/4 of the page is an ad for a mail-order kayak.

Now Showing: Indisposed (Table of Contents: 44)

Joe Dokes / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45)

Jack Potts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Schwab ?
Inks
Fred Schwab ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

No dialogue in this strip.

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

Tell Me? Mr. Ripley / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The strangest things you can dig up...
Genre
humor

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Greetings, Friends!"]
    Jest for Fun
  3. 2. Contents page
  4. 3. Gong With the Wind
    Bows an' Arrows
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Otto McKanic
  6. 5. ["What th--?"]
    Joe Ticket the Picket
  7. 6. Zoo's Who?
    Professor McScrewy
  8. 7. ["Hey! Check the mail so I can tow it out"]
    Eddie
  9. 8. ["Riggin' Bill a sailor man"]
    Riggin' Bill
  10. 9. ["Stop and let the train go by!"]
    Jingle Jingle
  11. 10. ["Interesting Facts About"]
    The Age of Animals
  12. 11. Oliver Twist
    Sketches From Dickens
  13. 12. ["Yes, Mrs. Millionrocks, I'll be right over."]
    Red Starr
  14. 13. ["Young lady I'm so hungry"]
    Ima Sphinx
  15. 14. ["Didja read about this guy who caught those bank robbers?"]
    G-Whizz
  16. 15. ["This pool's awful hard, warden"]
    Nutty Fagin
  17. 16. ["Now children we'll have a lesson in history"]
    School Daze
  18. 17. ["Think you're pretty swell now"]
    When Father Was a Boy
  19. 18. ["Eli Whitney, the inventor of the cotton gin"]
    He Who Serves Progress Serves the World
  20. 19. ["Oh, Oscar! You're so clever!"]
    Animal Wise Crackers
  21. 20. ["Tryin' to sneak in, eh?"]
    Big Top
  22. 21. Mardi Gras
    Bug-Ville
  23. 22. ["Sure I'll trade with you"]
    Belly Laughs
  24. 23. The King's Riders
    Round Table Adventures
  25. 24. In the Land of Magic
    Land O' "Nod"
  26. 25. Enemy At Large
    Dan Hastings
  27. 26. The Demons of Mexady
    Dan Hastings
  28. 27. [The Prince Arrives]
    Prince
  29. 28. ["Gum! By gum!"]
    Wilbur
  30. 29. ["It is enough to be pleasant"]
    It's In the Air
  31. 30. ["Bop!"]
    Joe McGee
  32. 31. Archimedes
    Words That Ring Through the Mist of Time
  33. 32. The Tale of King Ole Atole
    Bud and His Legendary Scouts
  34. 33. ["I wish we had a derrick!"]
    Shinanigans
  35. 34. ["Say! Didn't you see me hold up my hand?"]
    Officer Clancy
  36. 35. ["For It's Always Fair Weather"]
    Cheerio Minstrels
  37. 36. ["She signs the note first"]
    Bob Phantom
  38. 37. They Get Their Cat
    Bright and Early
  39. 38. ["Mighty noble of d'Kink"]
    King Kole's Kourt
  40. 39. ["I see I made a big mistake"]
    Without Rhyme Or Reason
  41. 40. [Oh boy! Am I glad to escape from that jail!"]
    Stars and Stripes
  42. 41. ["To cheer Romeo, vainly in love"]
    Sources of Famous Quotations
  43. 42. ["Bill, as Willie's dad you've got to take him in hand"]
    Li'l Willie
  44. 43. ["He should be killed"]
    Saxaphone Sam
  45. 44. Now Showing: Indisposed
    Joe Dokes
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
    Jack Potts
  47. 46. ["The strangest things you can dig up..."]
    Tell Me? Mr. Ripley
  48. 47. ["We know you have enjoyed this issue of Star Comics."]
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