(April 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 Chesler; Kenneth Fitch
Color
color
Dimensions
8 3/8" x 11 3/8"
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jess Phoolin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We must-a took the wrong road...
Genre
humor

To a Pinto Pony (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
A poem about a rider taking a new Pinto pony.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

on inside front cover.

Well It's Here! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Roundup / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Editorial introduction with vignettes from the various features.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 3)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Publisher credits (editors), feature list, and indicia.

The Pony Express (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Speed (signed)
Pencils
Richard Speed (signed)
Inks
Richard Speed (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; history; western-frontier

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

Tenderfoot Joe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab (signed)
Pencils
Fred Schwab (signed)
Inks
Fred Schwab (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw, I can throw the bull easy
Genre
humor
Characters
Tenderfoot Joe
Synopsis
City-slicker Joe thinks that tossing a bull can't be that hard...until he tries it.
Reprints

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

Tenderfoot Mary / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That city gal sure don't know nothin.
Genre
humor
Characters
Tenderfoot Mary

The Ghosts of Ghost Town (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
A sheriff investigates an old Ghost Town, where people have been disappearing, and finds a band of murderous robbers.

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

Ace and Deuce / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
William M. Allison
Pencils
William M. Allison
Inks
William M. Allison
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here are some new guests for you boys...
Synopsis
Ace and Deuce host some city ladies at their Dude Ranch.

The Old One (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Norman Daniels (signed)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
A story of the buffalo herd and their existence with their hunters, the Native Americans.

Red Cloud (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Speed
Pencils
Richard Speed
Inks
Richard Speed
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; western-frontier
Characters
Red Cloud
Synopsis
A biography of the Sioux Indian Chief who lived from 1822 to 1909.

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

Cowboy Jake / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
A bunch of boys was 'Vooping' it up...
Synopsis
When he plays Poker with a tough guy, Jake takes the better part of valor, and folds rather than revealing his hand of four Aces.

Gun Boss (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
[as Jack Melzer]
Pencils
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Bull Turner is mean and seemingly the fastest gun in Lariat, until the Ranger discovers his trick and sends him to the hangman's noose for dirty fighting.

Francisco Villa (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Speed
Pencils
Richard Speed
Inks
Richard Speed
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; western-frontier
Characters
Francisco Villa
Synopsis
A biography of the Mexican rebel leader who challenged the United States over control of New Mexico, and several revolts against the government of Mexico.
Reprints

Boss of the Ranch (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Creig Flessel [as Fless] (signed)
Pencils
Creig Flessel [as Fless] (signed)
Inks
Creig Flessel [as Fless] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The boss talks tough all day long to his workers, but wait 'til he gets home to his wife.
Reprints

Wanted For Murder (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Cut-throat Burt murders a rancher and forges the deed to the ranch into his name. Burt tries to get the rancher's daughter to marry him, but the deputy is on hand to win her favor and save the ranch.

Sam Hill (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

not same character as the Sam Hill Private Eye from publisher Archie.

Home on the Range (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer [as F. B. G.] (signed)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer [as F. B. G.] (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer [as F. B. G.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A bunch of cowboys view a television for the first time to see who sings their favorite cowboy ballads, and are sore when they see it is a bunch of city slickers.

The Trouble Shooters (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
George Nagle (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Ramrod and Woogy have been picked to put on a Valentine's Day play at the Dude Ranch, but dirty tricks are going to get in the way.

Gopher Moore (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer [as F. B. G.] (signed)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer [as F. B. G.] (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer [as F. B. G.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Bandit Raid (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Curry (signed)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

text with spot illustrations.

Pal (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
W. C. Miller ? [as Vance Miller]
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
The sheriff's dog Pal knows when something smells fishy at the scene of a miner's death.

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

Homeless Oscar / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sheriff, you'll have to clear this courtroom
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
After the judge gives the order, the sheriff does his best to clear the unruly mob, but nothing works as well as a skunk to clear a room.
Reprints

Spurs For a Man (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
A rancher tells his son that he will earn his spurs when he can capture his own wild horse. The boy rescues a spectacular black stallion from a mountain lion, and earns the stallions trust, gaining the boy his rite of passage to manhood.

Midnight Mob (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer [as F. G.] (signed)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer [as F. G.] (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer [as F. G.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
An old land dispute between two cattle ranchers will spill into the next generation unless someone can find out who is behind the mysterious Masked Riders.

Indexer Notes

A horse is branded 'FG' in panel 5 of the 2nd page, initials for Fred Guardineer.

Pinto Pete (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Creig Flessel [as Fless] (signed)
Pencils
Creig Flessel [as Fless] (signed)
Inks
Creig Flessel [as Fless] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Pinto Pete
Synopsis
Pinto Pete, a grifter, bums a meal, but specifically requests cake, as it is his birthday.

Indexer Notes

contains a 1/4 page Butterfinger candy bar ad.

Hurtling Death (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Will Harr
Pencils
Creig Flessel [as Valens Moreno] (signed)
Inks
Creig Flessel [as Valens Moreno] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
A rancher is murdered for his money, and the killers force the ranchers' assistant to drive the get-away car. The driver has no intention of letting the killers get away.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Jest the Type / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hoot Mon, git goin!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Ladies' movie night at the Ol' Opry House.

Indexer Notes

on same page with an ad by Bradley National Jewelers for and Engineers' watch.

Vanishing Herd (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as George Hill]
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
There has been cattle rustling going on, and nobody is able to track the disappearing cattle. A new rancher on the scene has an airplane, and soon, folks put two and two together.

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

Western Facts / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Information on chaps, cowboy boots, Maverick calfs, the 30-30 Winchester rifle, and boots for horses.

Okie Doke (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Okie Doke
Synopsis
Okie is in court once again, and the judge has a hard time making him feel any shame.

Indexer Notes

contains a 1/4 page ad for Butterfinger candy bars.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Jess Phoolin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cowboys nowadays is jest a bunch of sissys!
Characters
Jess Phoolin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

contains a 1/4 page ad from Mead Cycle Co. for the Streamlined "Champion".

Bull Moose (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Creig Flessel [as C. F.] (signed)
Pencils
Creig Flessel [as C. F.] (signed)
Inks
Creig Flessel [as C. F.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Synopsis
"Bull" Moose tries to credit his strength to the motto that 'you are what you eat'.

The West That Was (Table of Contents: 33)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
William M. Allison [as W. M. Allison] (signed)
Pencils
William M. Allison [as W. M. Allison] (signed)
Inks
William M. Allison [as W. M. Allison] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
An outline of the progression of mail delivery in the West from Pony Express, to Stage Coach, to railroad.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This'll get him back alright
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Killer McGee
Synopsis
Killer McGee is a bounty hunter who isn't worried if the dead body he brings in doesn't match the wanted poster.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

contains a 1/4 page ad for Baby Ruth candy bars.

Smoke Range (Table of Contents: 35)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
James Sanders
Pencils
Rafael Astarita (signed)
Inks
Rafael Astarita (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
A peace-seeking cattle hand joins a ranch where the boss means to drive off a group of 'Nesters', and new guy is determined to stop it.

Hi-Lee Hi-Low (Table of Contents: 36)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Creig Flessel [as Fless] (signed)
Pencils
Creig Flessel [as Fless] (signed)
Inks
Creig Flessel [as Fless] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Synopsis
The Chinese brothers have a hard time pleasing cowhand customers with their laundry service.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Lonesome Luke / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lonesome Luke applied for a job...
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Lonesome Luke
Synopsis
Luke applies for the job of cook at the local diner for the pay of $1 a day and all you can eat.

Star Comics (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["We must-a took the wrong road..."]
    Jess Phoolin
  2. 1. To a Pinto Pony
  3. 2. Well It's Here!
    The Roundup
  4. 3. Table of Contents
  5. 4. The Pony Express
  6. 5. ["Aw, I can throw the bull easy"]
    Tenderfoot Joe
  7. 6. ["That city gal sure don't know nothin."]
    Tenderfoot Mary
  8. 7. The Ghosts of Ghost Town
  9. 8. ["Here are some new guests for you boys..."]
    Ace and Deuce
  10. 9. The Old One
  11. 10. Red Cloud
  12. 11. ["A bunch of boys was 'Vooping' it up..."]
    Cowboy Jake
  13. 12. Gun Boss
  14. 13. Francisco Villa
  15. 14. Boss of the Ranch
  16. 15. Wanted For Murder
  17. 16. Sam Hill
  18. 17. Home on the Range
  19. 18. The Trouble Shooters
  20. 19. Gopher Moore
  21. 20. Bandit Raid
  22. 21. Pal
  23. 22. ["Sheriff, you'll have to clear this courtroom"]
    Homeless Oscar
  24. 23. Spurs For a Man
  25. 24. Midnight Mob
  26. 25. Pinto Pete
  27. 26. Hurtling Death
  28. 27. ["Hoot Mon, git goin!"]
    Jest the Type
  29. 28. Vanishing Herd
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Western Facts
  31. 30. Okie Doke
  32. 31. ["Cowboys nowadays is jest a bunch of sissys!"]
    Jess Phoolin
  33. 32. Bull Moose
  34. 33. The West That Was
  35. 34. ["This'll get him back alright"]
    Killer McGee
  36. 35. Smoke Range
  37. 36. Hi-Lee Hi-Low
  38. 37. ["Lonesome Luke applied for a job..."]
    Lonesome Luke
  39. 38. Star Comics
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