(March 1944)

Marvel, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1944-01-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1944, New Series, Vol. 39, No. 1.

Stan Lee is likely to have written stories for this issue.

[Sword Swallower...Sort Of] (Table of Contents)

Gandy Goose / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sorry, Sourpuss! The page that tells how to get the sword out is missing!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Synopsis
Sourpuss may not "fall on his sword", but he sure can choke on it.
Keywords
Red Cross; stage act; sword swallowing

Indexer Notes

A small rectangle at the cover's far left, positioned just below the middle of the stapled side, says "Let's Give / Red Cross War Fund" with the Red Cross emblem over a black background.

"G-Man" Finger-Print Set Free! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

New Power Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Gandy and Sourpuss Wipe Out a Japanese Ammunition Dump] (Table of Contents: 2)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't let 'im get away!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; Japanese spy disguised as a potato; US commander; various Japanese soldiers
Synopsis
In World War II, Private Gandy and Sergeant Sourpuss volunteer for a suicide mission just to get out of KP duty. Through fast-thinking and much luck, the bumbling pair accomplish their mission, destroying a Japanese military ammunition dump.
Keywords
disguises; Japanese; theatrical animation; undercover mission; US Army; World War II

Indexer Notes

One of a series of original "Private Gandy and Sergeant Sourpuss" comic book stories in which they are in the US Army during World War II. Based on the then-current Terry-Toons theatrical animated short subjects of WW II vintage.

Beauti-Mud! (Table of Contents: 3)

Oscar Pig / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Mmm -- mud!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Oscar Pig; Grunty; farmer; bull; two rabbits; two rabbit hunters
Synopsis
The farmer gets into all kinds of trouble when he takes his pigs, Oscar and Grunty, on a picnic.
Keywords
bull; escalating events; farmer; hornets; hunting; mud; picnic; pigs; rabbits

[The Greatest Rabbit-Story Ever Told!] (Table of Contents: 4)

Frenchy Rabbit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Ah, what a great book I have written...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Frenchy Rabbit; Flippit; fraudulent boat-seller; diving-tour boat captain; electric eel; shark; Native Americans
Synopsis
Frenchy Rabbit writes a self-aggrandizing autobiography, then is forced to live up to his own hype.
Keywords
autobiography; be-careful-what-you-wish-for; exaggerating one’s importance; ineptness; know-it-all; undersea setting

Terrytoon Teasers (Table of Contents: 5)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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The little Indian Chief has to get to the trading post for supplies before the next big snow storm!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; little Indian Chief
Synopsis
A page consisting of a maze, connect-the-dots, and word puzzles.
Keywords
connect-the-dots; maze puzzle; word puzzle

Urgent! Sentinels of Liberty! (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain America / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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A vital message from Captain America!
Genre
non-fiction; superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky Barnes
Synopsis
Captain America tells readers how to save paper for the war effort.
Keywords
paper drive; patriotism; World War II

[A Visit from Cousin Brutie] (Table of Contents: 7)

Andy Wolf and Bertie Mouse / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Ernie Hart (signed as Hart)
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Ernie Hart (signed as Hart)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, if only I had a dollar, I could get a year's subscription to Terrytoon! [sic]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Andy Wolf; Bertie Mouse; Cousin Brutie Mouse
Synopsis
Bertie Mouse and his identical Cousin Brutie bedevil Andy Wolf out of two dollars, so that both mice can begin their own subscriptions to Terry-Toons Comics.
Keywords
comic book subscription; doppelgangers; lack-of-funds; meta humor; Terry-Toons Comics; trickery

Indexer Notes

At the time, an annual subscription to Terry-Toons Comics cost one dollar per year. Two mice with one subscription each = $2.00.

Gandy Does Some Patching (Table of Contents: 8)

Gandy Goose / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gandy jumped aside just in time to avoid the big piece of plaster that fell from the ceiling.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Wacky Willy
Synopsis
When chunks of ceiling plaster come falling down around him, Gandy shifts into home-repair mode. His only mistake is asking Wacky Willy to assist him.
Keywords
ceiling plaster; cluelessness; home repair; sorry-you-asked

Indexer Notes

For once, Gandy gets to play the exasperated party - a role usually reserved for Sourpuss, in reaction to Gandy's antics.

Terrytoon Teasers (Table of Contents: 9)

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By filling in the empty boxes with the proper letters you will have completed six words...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Flippit; Oscar Pig
Synopsis
A page consisting of a maze, word puzzles, and math puzzles.
Keywords
math puzzle; maze puzzle; word puzzle

[Lumber Jerks] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Ginch and E. Claude Pennygrabber / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Stay away from these pancakes, Ginch!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Ginch; E. Claude Pennygrabber; lumber camp boss; dog; ant; camouflaged soldier
Synopsis
Pennygrabber and Ginch take tree-felling jobs at a lumber camp, with Pennygrabber trying to get away with as little work as possible.
Keywords
lumberjacks; omission in logo; series of mishaps; shirking

Indexer Notes

This feature is usually billed as "The Ginch and E. Claude Pennygrabber". This story's feature logo reads "The Ginch and Claude Pennygrabber", omitting the "E." in "E. Claude Pennygrabber".

[The Gold Bandit of Bowlegs] (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Yeow! All these points and no butter!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Wacky Willy; newspaper editor; Wild Bill Hiccoff (town marshall); cold drink vendor (mirage); Bad Boy Berry (bandit)
Synopsis
Would-be reporter Wacky Willy is sent to cover the story of a mysterious bandit stealing gold from the mines in Bowlegs, Wyoming.
Keywords
bandit; cluelessness; creator reference; gold; mystery; reporter; unlikely hero; western setting

Indexer Notes

Many signs on the buildings of the western town of Bowlegs reference creators associated with the Timely Terry-Toons comics... Stan Lee, Vince Fago, Ernie Hart, and Robert Solomon.

GOOD GAG:
Bad Boy Berry: "Lookout! A landslide!"
Wacky Willy: "Hmmm! Roosevelt must be running again!"

[Which Came First, the Football or the Egg?] (Table of Contents: 12)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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I sure put something on the ball that time!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; egg thief (weasel)
Synopsis
Dinky and Rudy plan to protect a large brown egg from the egg thief, by painting it to look like a football.
Keywords
diversion; egg; farm setting; football; thief

You, Too, Can Be More Beautiful - Charming and Popular! At Once! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Herald Publishing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hey, Fellers! You Should've Seen Jimmy Lick Big Butch with Ju-Jitsu! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

New Power Publications / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Super Stamp Outfit Big 10-Unit Kit (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Sword Swallower...Sort Of]
    Gandy Goose
  2. 1. "G-Man" Finger-Print Set Free!
    New Power Publications
  3. 2. [Gandy and Sourpuss Wipe Out a Japanese Ammunition Dump]
    Gandy Goose
  4. 3. Beauti-Mud!
    Oscar Pig
  5. 4. [The Greatest Rabbit-Story Ever Told!]
    Frenchy Rabbit
  6. 5. Terrytoon Teasers
  7. 6. Urgent! Sentinels of Liberty!
    Captain America
  8. 7. [A Visit from Cousin Brutie]
    Andy Wolf and Bertie Mouse
  9. 8. Gandy Does Some Patching
    Gandy Goose
  10. 9. Terrytoon Teasers
  11. 10. [Lumber Jerks]
    The Ginch and E. Claude Pennygrabber
  12. 11. [The Gold Bandit of Bowlegs]
  13. 12. [Which Came First, the Football or the Egg?]
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  14. 13. You, Too, Can Be More Beautiful - Charming and Popular! At Once!
    Herald Publishing Co.
  15. 14. Hey, Fellers! You Should've Seen Jimmy Lick Big Butch with Ju-Jitsu!
    New Power Publications
  16. 15. Super Stamp Outfit Big 10-Unit Kit
    Metro Publications
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