(December 1945)

Charlton, 1945 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Childrens Comics Publishers, Inc.
Editing
Charles J. Levy (student editor); Charles Santangelo (student editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Indicia:
ZOO FUNNIES published monthly by Childrens Comics Publishers, Inc. Vol. 1, No. 2, December, 1945. Office of Publication, 49 Hawkins Street, Derby, Conn. Application for entry as second class matter pending at post office of Derby, Conn. Single copies 10c; yearly subscription $1.20. No actual person named or delineated in this magazine. Copyright 1945 by Childrens Comics Publishers, Inc. Printed in the U. S. A. Student editors, Charles J. Levy and Charles Santangelo.

Charles J. Levy and Charles Santangelo were the sons of the owners of Charlton, Ed Levy and John Santangelo, Sr.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rabbit-Son Crusoe / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ellis Chambers ? [as RC]
Inks
Ellis Chambers ? [as RC]
Colors
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rabbit-Son Crusoe; Friday

Indexer Notes

Signed on the rabbit's bib.

Circus Elephant Forgot to Remember (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Uncle Lud]
Pencils
Ellis Chambers [as HC]
Inks
Ellis Chambers [as HC]
Letters
typeset

Genre
children

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers.

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

Rabbit-Son Crusoe / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I should'a listened to me Mudder and stayed in Oshkosh.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rabbit-Son Crusoe; Friday

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

Bojo the Monk and His Assistant Tony / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ellis Chambers ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Maybe we'll have better luck this way!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bojo the Monk; Tony

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer listed Sid Lazarus ? for art, but this looks like Ellis Chambers (with a different inker than usual). This attribution also appears on the JVJ index card attached to the scanned version online.

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

Smarty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gus Jud ?
Inks
Gus Jud ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Smarty! Wait up!
Genre
humor
Characters
Smarty; Rich

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

Detecto the Bloodhound / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Herman C. Browner [as HCB] (signed)
Inks
Herman C. Browner [as HCB] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An unpleasant incident mars the gay party at Snob Hill Manor
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

Bugsy Bear / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ellis Chambers [as Holly] (signed)
Inks
Ellis Chambers [as Holly] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ellis Chambers ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello Kids! I'm glad to meet ya!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugsy Bear

Indian Elephant (Table of Contents: 7)

Animal Quiz / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Herman C. Browner (signed) [as HCB]
Inks
Herman C. Browner (signed) [as HCB]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal

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

Tommy and Dodo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Morris Weiss [as Pat Simon] (signed)
Pencils
Morris Weiss [as Pat Simon] (signed)
Inks
Morris Weiss [as Pat Simon] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Daddy, What a beautiful dog!
Genre
humor
Characters
Tommy; Dodo

Join the Dots Little Tots (Table of Contents: 9)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Keywords
puzzle

The Riddle of the Fiddle (Table of Contents: 10)

The Low-Down on Mother Goose / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lazarus ?
Inks
Harry Lazarus ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Keywords
fairy tales

Indexer Notes

Lazarus was credited with a Mother Goose story in Zoo Funnies in 1945 in the "Who's Who of American Comic Books". No children featured in story.

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

Little Leo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Herman C. Browner [as HCB]
Inks
Herman C. Browner [as HCB]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The fading rays of the setting sun shine upon our tired and hungry wanderer
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Cut-Out Stunts (Table of Contents: 12)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

The Mischievous Ant (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ellis Chambers ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rabbit-Son Crusoe
  2. 1. Circus Elephant Forgot to Remember
  3. 2. ["I should'a listened to me Mudder and stayed in Oshkosh."]
    Rabbit-Son Crusoe
  4. 3. ["Maybe we'll have better luck this way!"]
    Bojo the Monk and His Assistant Tony
  5. 4. ["Hey Smarty! Wait up!"]
    Smarty
  6. 5. ["An unpleasant incident mars the gay party at Snob Hill Manor"]
    Detecto the Bloodhound
  7. 6. ["Hello Kids! I'm glad to meet ya!"]
    Bugsy Bear
  8. 7. Indian Elephant
    Animal Quiz
  9. 8. ["Oh, Daddy, What a beautiful dog!"]
    Tommy and Dodo
  10. 9. Join the Dots Little Tots
  11. 10. The Riddle of the Fiddle
    The Low-Down on Mother Goose
  12. 11. ["The fading rays of the setting sun shine upon our tired and hungry wanderer"]
    Little Leo
  13. 12. Cut-Out Stunts
  14. 13. The Mischievous Ant
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