(November 1946)

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

Issue Notes

Although the cover title and indicia list the title as "Zoo Funnies," at the top of each interior page the title is listed as "Zoo Comics."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Please don't be so pleasant, Miss Hippo!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

Magic Tricks / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mistress Mary, quite contrary

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover, black and white. Although titled "Magic Tricks," this feature contains riddles, optical illusions, etc.

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

Rabbit-son Crusoe / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's moider!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rabbit-son Crusoe; Friday the turtle; tax collector
Synopsis
Castaway rabbit Rabbit-son Crusoe and his friend/servant Friday are visited by a British Navy tax collector.

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

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

Script
?
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, frog, my mama would like to have you for luncheon.
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Freddy Frog; fish; fish mother
Synopsis
A luncheon invitation doesn't turn out as Freddy hoped.

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

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

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?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
No use, Bojo, business very bad.
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bojo; Tony
Synopsis
Organ grinder Tony and his monkey assistant Bojo are advised to learn to roller-skate so they can get into show business.

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

Debunker / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Queen Isabella helped Columbus by pawning her jewels.
Genre
non-fiction

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

Detecto the Detective / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Extry! Extry!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; detective-mystery
Characters
Detecto; Bill
Synopsis
Detecto the detective and his giraffe assistant Bill try to catch a mysterious jewel thief.

Indexer Notes

This strip had various titles during its run in Zoo Funnies: Detecto the Bloodhound, Detecto the Detective, and just Detecto.

Tabby Goes a Fishin' (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

Eddy Eskimo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ellis Chambers
Inks
Ellis Chambers
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh if I don't catch something soon I'll starve.
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Eddy Eskimo
Synopsis
Eddy leaves the Arctic in search of an environment that provides more food.

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

The Pup / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ellis Chambers
Inks
Ellis Chambers
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yipe!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Puppy; crab

Indexer Notes

No dialogue in this strip. The first panel seems to be signed "AO" but the art is the same as the "Eddy Eskimo" strip and that matches other Ellis Chambers stories in other issues of Zoo Funnies.

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

A Visit to the Zoo with Patsy and Lou / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Herman C. Browner (signed)[as C]
Inks
Herman C. Browner (signed)[as C]
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
To the cave man of the great ice age, the horse meant food.
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
History of the horse.

Indexer Notes

Browner's usual signature of the stacked initials "HCB" has been altered to just "C."

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

Mac McMouse / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ellis Chambers
Inks
Ellis Chambers
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Day after tomorrow Calvin cat will come to Mouseville to collect his tribute!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mac McMouse; Calvin Cat

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Herman C. Browner ?
Inks
Herman C. Browner ?
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
You can locate me anywhere from the Arctic Circle to Mexico.
Genre
non-fiction; nature

Indexer Notes

Facts about the shrew.

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

Diana the Huntress / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield?
Inks
Ken Battefield ?
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Diana the Huntress plays 'Cupid' for her brother Apollo's sake
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Diana; Apollo; Cupid; Zeus; Daphne

Indexer Notes

This strip previously appeared in Yellowjacket Comics. Various artists worked on it, including Gus Schrotter,Leo Morey, Burton Geller, and Ken Battefield. This story looks like Battefield's work.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Please don't be so pleasant, Miss Hippo!"]
  2. 1. ["Mistress Mary, quite contrary"]
    Magic Tricks
  3. 2. ["It's moider!"]
    Rabbit-son Crusoe
  4. 3. ["Hello, frog, my mama would like to have you for luncheon."]
    Freddy Frog
  5. 4. ["No use, Bojo, business very bad."]
    Bojo and Tony
  6. 5. ["Queen Isabella helped Columbus by pawning her jewels."]
    Debunker
  7. 6. ["Extry! Extry!"]
    Detecto the Detective
  8. 7. Tabby Goes a Fishin'
  9. 8. ["Gosh if I don't catch something soon I'll starve."]
    Eddy Eskimo
  10. 9. ["Yipe!"]
    The Pup
  11. 10. ["To the cave man of the great ice age, the horse meant food."]
    A Visit to the Zoo with Patsy and Lou
  12. 11. ["Day after tomorrow Calvin cat will come to Mouseville to collect his tribute!"]
    Mac McMouse
  13. 12. ["You can locate me anywhere from the Arctic Circle to Mexico."]
    Unusual Animals
  14. 13. ["Diana the Huntress plays 'Cupid' for her brother Apollo's sake"]
    Diana the Huntress
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  • Peter Croome
  • David Wilt
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  • Donald Dale Milne
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