(June 1945)

Marvel, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1945
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Timely Comics, Inc.
Editing
Stan Lee ? (editor)

Issue Notes

Stan Lee is believed to have edited and written stories for this series.

Off I Go Into the Blue Sky Yonder (Table of Contents)

Gandy Goose / cover / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; Oscar Pig
Synopsis
Gandy and Oscar attach a rocket to Sourpuss' swing.
Keywords
practical jokes; rocket; swing

Indexer Notes

The title, "Off I Go Into the Blue Sky Yonder" is sung by Sourpuss on the issue's cover.

Safety First (Table of Contents: 1)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
---Hmm! ---"A ladder is the cause of a great number of accidents and should not be left lying around!"
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; farmer
Synopsis
In the interests of safety, Gandy removes a ladder propped-up next to a barn.
Keywords
barn; best of intentions; ladder; safety; unintended slapstick consequences

Indexer Notes

Feature is billed as "Gandy" for this story. Black and white (with gray tones) on inside front cover.

[The Case of the Missing Dinosaur Bones] (Table of Contents: 2)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?
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?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Gandy! Any business calls yet today?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; Professor Digdeep; Hercules (tiny poodle); members of the "Foolitzer Prize Committee"
Synopsis
Detectives Gandy and Sourpuss are hired to guard a dinosaur skeleton.
Keywords
detectives; dinosaur bones; museum

Indexer Notes

Feature is billed as "Gandy and Sourpuss" for this story.

[Who's Afraid of the Big Bad... Luck?] (Table of Contents: 3)

Oscar Pig and Grunty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
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?
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?
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?
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?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't be foolish, Oscar! Black cats are just a silly superstition!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Oscar Pig; Grunty; black cat; gorilla; construction worker; medium; widow at séance; cop
Synopsis
Cautious pig Oscar and heedless pig Grunty take two differing approaches to superstition and bad luck.
Keywords
bad luck; black cat; ladder; séance; superstition

[Limburger Helper] (Table of Contents: 4)

Andy Wolf and Bertie Mouse / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?
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?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, pal... have you seen a little mouse around here.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Andy Wolf; Bertie Mouse; skunk; pigs
Synopsis
Andy Wolf employs limburger cheese in his latest attempt to catch Bertie Mouse.
Keywords
limburger cheese; mouse; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; wolf

Indexer Notes

An unusual funny-animal series premise in that a wolf tries to catch a mouse to eat.

Terry-Toons Fun Page (Table of Contents: 5)

Terry-Toons Fun Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?
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?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How can this little fellow get his dime in the maze?
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A page of maze puzzles, memory testing games, scrambled word puzzles, optical illusions, and drawing lessons
Keywords
art lessons; games; puzzles

[Oh, Fiddle-Stinks!] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Ginch and E. Claude Pennygrabber / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?
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?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How do you like my violin playing, Mr. Pennygrabber?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Ginch; E. Claude Pennygrabber; members of the citizens committee; various kid-musicians
Synopsis
E. Claude Pennygrabber rids himself of a "decrepit, wornout [sic], useless, old violin" by giving it to The Ginch. All goes well until The Ginch begins playing it - loud and badly! Neighbors turn on Pennygrabber when they learn that was he who gave The Ginch the violin in the first place.
Keywords
Marvel Comics character reference; noise; old jokes; violin

Indexer Notes

An angry neighbor of Pennygrabber protests the noise with the following: "Look here! I've got my rights as a citizen too! The is a free country and besides I'm a Captain America Sentinel of Liberty!" (If Stan Lee didn't write that line, he should have!)

Concerning Ginch's violin playing, Ginch and Pennygrabber even do this old bit:
Ginch: "What do you think of my execution?"
Pennygrabber: "I think it's a good idea --- What day is it set for?"

Gandy's Lawn Party (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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?
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?
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?
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?
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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gandy looked at the picture on the society page and turned to Sourpuss.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; Peggy Piggy; Mr. Piggy (Peggy's father); Wacky Willy; Oscar Pig
Synopsis
Gandy trusts Wacky Willy to plant the lawn for his "lawn party".
Keywords
best of intentions; grass; lawn; party; planting

Timed For Teens (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[The Old Organ Grind] (Table of Contents: 9)

Wacky Willy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Play it? I can even make it sound like a piccolo, b'gosh!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Wacky Willy; Joe (music store guy); unnamed music store salesman (splash-panel-cameo only); Italian organ-grinder stereotype; monkey
Synopsis
Impugning Wacky Willy’s claims of musical talent, music store owner Joe makes a bet with Willy. If Willy can melodically play any musical instrument in his store, Willy can have the instrument for free. Willy begins cranking a hand-organ, making nice music and becoming its new owner. He then acquires a monkey from another organ grinder, but has trouble controlling the monk.
Keywords
monkey; music; organ; organ grinder

Indexer Notes

GREAT BIT: Joe questions Willy’s claims of being a musician.

Willy: “When I was only twelve years old, I lead the Army Band down Main Street!”
Joe : “Really? How’d you manage that?”
Willy: “I yelled -- ‘YEAH, NAVY!!’ – and ran like heck!”

[Campaign Pain] (Table of Contents: 10)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?
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?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you running for, Rudy?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; pig voter; Mayor Alexander (fox); Rudy's campaign worker; crowd at Rudy's rally
Synopsis
Dinky tries to right Rudy's foundering mayoral campaign by becoming his speech-writer.
Keywords
campaign; mayor; rally; speech

Bow-Wow (Table of Contents: 11)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nice little fella!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; dog
Synopsis
For "Be Kind to Animals Week", Gandy helps a dog with a tin can tied to its tail - and quickly regrets it.
Keywords
best of intentions; dog; kindness; leave-well-enough-alone

Indexer Notes

Feature is billed as "Gandy" for this story. Black and white (with gray tones) on inside back cover. Top half of page.

Coo-Coo (Table of Contents: 12)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yeah, my cookoo [sic] clock is broken! It won't kook!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Synopsis
Gandy offers to fix Sourpuss' broken cuckoo clock.
Keywords
best of intentions; cuckoo clock; fixit; leave-well-enough-alone

Indexer Notes

Feature is billed as "Gandy" for this story. Black and white (with gray tones) on inside back cover. Lower half of page.

To Launch an Offensive (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Curtiss Candy Company; Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Off I Go Into the Blue Sky Yonder
    Gandy Goose
  2. 1. Safety First
    Gandy Goose
  3. 2. [The Case of the Missing Dinosaur Bones]
    Gandy Goose
  4. 3. [Who's Afraid of the Big Bad... Luck?]
    Oscar Pig and Grunty
  5. 4. [Limburger Helper]
    Andy Wolf and Bertie Mouse
  6. 5. Terry-Toons Fun Page
    Terry-Toons Fun Page
  7. 6. [Oh, Fiddle-Stinks!]
    The Ginch and E. Claude Pennygrabber
  8. 7. Gandy's Lawn Party
    Gandy Goose
  9. 8. Timed For Teens
    Miss America Magazine
  10. 9. [The Old Organ Grind]
    Wacky Willy
  11. 10. [Campaign Pain]
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  12. 11. Bow-Wow
    Gandy Goose
  13. 12. Coo-Coo
    Gandy Goose
  14. 13. To Launch an Offensive
    Curtiss Candy Company; Baby Ruth
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Warren Zeigler