(February 1946)

Charlton, 1945 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Children's 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 (from a scan at http://www.bipcomics.com/):
ZOO FUNNIES published monthly by Children's Comics Publishers, Inc. Vol. 1, No. 4, February, 1946. Office of Publications, 49 Hawkins Street, Derby, Conn. Applications 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 1946 by Children's Comics Publishers, Inc. Printed in the U. S. A. Student Editors, Charles J. Levy and Charles Santangelo.
Distributor = S.C.D.C. on cover.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lazarus [as HL]
Inks
Harry Lazarus [as HL]
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What corny music!
Genre
humor
Characters
Bojo the Monk; Tony

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

Freddy Frog / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello Freddy Frog. You seem well today.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Freddy Frog

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tommy-- go out and water the grass!
Genre
humor
Characters
Tommy; Dodo; Wanamena

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

Play-Time / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Read the letters printed below

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
G-gosh F-friday! We're not alone!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rabbit-Son Crusoe; Friday

Indexer Notes

Last panel has a caption that reads "Another thrilling 'Rabbit-son Crusoe' tale in the next issue of 'Zoo Comics.' " (i.e., not Zoo Funnies) This error appears in at least one other issue.

"The legend persists throughout the land, that the ostrich buries his head in sand" (Table of Contents: 6)

A Visit To The Zoo With Patsy And Lou / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Herman C. Browner
Inks
Herman C. Browner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Just Call Me Sam (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
children

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

Capt. Parrot / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Charlie Sanders?
Pencils
Charlie Sanders (signed)
Inks
Charlie Sanders (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well! The sea is sure calm today!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Captain Parrot

Indexer Notes

No credits in Bails or Lambiek for a "Charlie Sanders." Could this be a pen name for Ellis Chambers?

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

Smarty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What'll we play Hank?
Genre
humor
Characters
Smarty

"You can find me only on the rocky islands" (Table of Contents: 10)

Unusual Animals / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; animal; nature

Indexer Notes

Tuatara (lizard) facts.

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

Indian Tales / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tell me, oh story-teller, why is the Wolf and the Fox so mean and heartless?
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters
Story-teller; Little Buck

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer listed "Herman C. Browner" but this is much better than his crude art. Possibly Harry Lazarus.

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

Barry the Bear / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cough
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Barry the Bear; Bucky Skunk; Waldo Wolf; Old Uncle Skunk

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Armful of Mascots
Genre
non-fiction

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

Kenny Katt / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's cookin' Rover!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Kenny Katt; Rover

Indexer Notes

Signature seems erased from the original artwork.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rabbit-Son Crusoe
  2. 1. ["What corny music!"]
    Bojo the Monk and Tony
  3. 2. ["Hello Freddy Frog. You seem well today."]
    Freddy Frog
  4. 3. ["Tommy-- go out and water the grass!"]
    Tommy and Dodo
  5. 4. ["Read the letters printed below"]
    Play-Time
  6. 5. ["G-gosh F-friday! We're not alone!"]
    Rabbit-Son Crusoe
  7. 6. "The legend persists throughout the land, that the ostrich buries his head in sand"
    A Visit To The Zoo With Patsy And Lou
  8. 7. Just Call Me Sam
  9. 8. ["Well! The sea is sure calm today!"]
    Capt. Parrot
  10. 9. ["What'll we play Hank?"]
    Smarty
  11. 10. "You can find me only on the rocky islands"
    Unusual Animals
  12. 11. ["Tell me, oh story-teller, why is the Wolf and the Fox so mean and heartless?"]
    Indian Tales
  13. 12. ["Cough"]
    Barry the Bear
  14. 13. ["Armful of Mascots"]
  15. 14. ["What's cookin' Rover!"]
    Kenny Katt
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