(March 1938)

Dell, 1936 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1938-02-08 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
?
Color
Full Color & Some Black & White
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date based on house ads in the previous issue of The Funnies which state that this issue was expected to be on sale Tuesday February 8th. Note that there is conflicting information in The Funnies #17 regarding the expected on sale date of issue #18. There are three ads indicating Thursday January 27th and eleven ads indicating Tuesday February 8th. Since it is more likely that the issue was delayed during production, the February 8th date is believed to be the more accurate one.

Indexed from scanned copy at http://digitalcomicmuseum.com


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Herky / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children

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

The Funnies Letter Club / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
On inside front cover.

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

Herky / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Clyde Lewis
Pencils
Clyde Lewis
Inks
Clyde Lewis
Colors
?
Letters
Clyde Lewis ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So long, Noodles, ol' kid, see ya later…
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from Herky Sundays (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

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

Alley Oop / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
V. T. Hamlin
Pencils
V. T. Hamlin
Inks
V. T. Hamlin
Colors
?
Letters
V. T. Hamlin

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Every time I think'a ol' Foozy with a big stone tied to his leg…
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Alley Oop Sundays (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

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

Dan Dunn / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Norman Marsh
Pencils
Norman Marsh
Inks
Norman Marsh
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get this wire off right away, Irwin!
Genre
crime
Reprints
  • from Dan Dunn Sundays (Publishers Syndicate) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

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

Stranger Than Fiction / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Richard W. Thomas
Pencils
Walter Galli
Inks
Walter Galli
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
James A. Garfield received only one vote…
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from Stranger Than Fiction daily (Brooklyn Daily Eagle) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

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

Our Boarding House with Major Hoople / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Freyse
Pencils
Bill Freyse
Inks
Bill Freyse
Colors
? (red tones)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Egad - watching you polish your motor brings to mind…
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Our Boarding House Sundays (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

G-Man vs. the Red X (Table of Contents: 7)

G-Men on the Job / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Blair
Pencils
Milt Youngren
Inks
Milt Youngren
Colors
? (red tones)
Letters
?

Genre
crime

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

Freckles and His Friends / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Merrill Blosser
Pencils
Merrill Blosser
Inks
Merrill Blosser
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oscar, I want you to go to the butcher's…
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from Freckles and His Friends Sundays (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

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

Everybody's Playmate / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Bronc Peeler / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Harman
Pencils
Fred Harman
Inks
Fred Harman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Watch him, folks - my pal Bronc is ridin' th' worst hoss…
Genre
western-frontier
Reprints
  • from Bronc Peeler Sundays (Consolidated News) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

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

The Nut Bros. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Freyse
Pencils
Bill Freyse
Inks
Bill Freyse
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You asked me - while playing on a golf course…
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from The Nut Bros. Sundays (NEA) 1937-xx-xx

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

Boots / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Edgar Martin
Pencils
Edgar Martin
Inks
Edgar Martin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There are some beautiful Christmas trees around here, all right…
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Boots Sundays (NEA) 1936-xx-xx - 1936-xx-xx

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

Don Dixon and the Hidden Empire / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Moore
Pencils
Carl Pfeufer
Inks
Carl Pfeufer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The discovery that Don Dixon has entered the city rouses Kath to a fury
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Reprints
  • from Don Dixon and the Hidden Empire Sundays (Daily Eagle) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

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

Tad of the Tanbark / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Moore
Pencils
Carl Pfeufer
Inks
Carl Pfeufer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the hut of the witch-doctor - Tad, Slim and Sam Bangs…
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Tad of the Tanbark Sundays (Daily Eagle) xxxx-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Curious Facts About Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
I. S. Klein
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Captain Easy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Crane
Pencils
Roy Crane
Inks
Roy Crane
Colors
?
Letters
Roy Crane ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By George! Captain, you're a wonder!
Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Captain Easy Sundays (NEA) 1936-xx-xx - 1936-xx-xx

Putting It Over! (Table of Contents: 17)

Ben Webster's Page / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Edwin Alger
Pencils
Edwin Alger
Inks
Edwin Alger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Reprints
  • from Ben Webster's Page Sundays (Bell Syndicate) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Funnies Cartoon Club / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
W. C. Brigham [as Brig]
Pencils
W. C. Brigham [as Brig]
Inks
W. C. Brigham [as Brig]
Colors
?
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Out Our Way / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
J. R. Williams
Pencils
J. R. Williams
Inks
J. R. Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I didn't see where he went.
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Out Our Way Sundays (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Tailspin Tommy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Glenn Chaffin
Pencils
Hal Forrest
Inks
Hal Forrest
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Start walkin' that plank!
Genre
adventure; aviation
Reprints
  • from Tailspin Tommy Sundays (Bell Syndicate) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Four Aces / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hal Forrest
Pencils
Hal Forrest
Inks
Hal Forrest
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Maurie, warned by June's signals…
Genre
adventure; aviation
Reprints
  • from Four Aces Sundays (Bell Syndicate) xxxx-xx-xx

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

The Funnies Crossword Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

The Comic Zoo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Scarbo
Pencils
George Scarbo
Inks
George Scarbo
Colors
? (red tones)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was going to buy my girl a swell bouquet of flowers…
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints
  • from The Comic Zoo Sundays (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

The Tinymites / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hal Cochran
Pencils
George Scarbo
Inks
George Scarbo
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Scribbly / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scribbly has persuaded his boss, Mr. Barlowe to give Roscoe a job…
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Scribbly Jibbet; Mr. Barlowe; Roscoe T. Rooney; unnamed Daily Bugle employees
Synopsis
Mr. Barlowe learns that an errand-boy lost the week's payroll of $7000. After hours, Roscoe is cleaning up and finds a briefcase in a trash can.

Why Big Brothers Leave Home by Scribbly (Table of Contents: 26)

Scribbly / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer [as Scribbly] (credited)
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tsk tsk
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Scribbly Jibbet; Dinky Jibbet
Synopsis
Scribbly's kid brother puts a tack on his chair.

Indexer Notes

Based on an idea sent in by Albert Skinner.

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

Scribbly / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello Roscoe - you beck again, hah?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Scribbly Jibbet; Mr. Barlowe; Roscoe T. Rooney; Uncle Sam (introduction, pawn shop owner)
Synopsis
Roscoe brings the briefcase that he found to a pawn shop, but the owner is not interested. Roscoe figures that he might be able to sell it to his boss, Mr. Barlowe. Before Roscoe can say anything, Mr. Barlowe recognizes it as the missing payroll, and praises him for being the only honest man left in the world.

Why Big Brothers Leave Home by Scribbly (Table of Contents: 28)

Scribbly / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer [as Scribbly] (credited)
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why not call your kid-brother 'Snoopsie'?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Scribbly Jibbet; Dinky Jibbet
Synopsis
A reader suggests Scribbly call his kid brother "Snoopsie".

Indexer Notes

Based on an idea sent in by Lenore Conrad.

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

Home Magic / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Now You Tell One / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Courtney Dunkel [as Dunkel]
Pencils
Courtney Dunkel [as Dunkel]
Inks
Courtney Dunkel [as Dunkel]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A man was found in Dizzyville, MO…
Genre
humor

Battle Beneath the Midnight Sun (Table of Contents: 31)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
H. T. Sperry
Pencils
W. C. Brigham (signed)
Inks
W. C. Brigham (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; jungle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Mutt & Jeff / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bud Fisher
Pencils
Bud Fisher
Inks
Bud Fisher
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It ain't deep! It's only up to my hips!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Mutt and Jeff Sundays (Bell Syndicate) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Reg'Lar Fellers / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Byrnes
Pencils
Gene Byrnes
Inks
Gene Byrnes
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Next Friday is your rich Uncle Willie's birthday…
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from Reg'lar Fellers Sundays (Bell Syndicate) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Basketball Guard (Table of Contents: 34)

Be a Champion / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Cronin (signed)
Pencils
Ed Cronin (signed)
Inks
Ed Cronin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports

Stanley Morgan (Table of Contents: 35)

Heroes' Hall of Fame / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stookie Allen
Pencils
Stookie Allen
Inks
Stookie Allen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

The Worry Wart / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
J. R. Williams
Pencils
J. R. Williams
Inks
J. R. Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why, I thot this was a bridge!
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from The Worry Wart Sundays (NEA) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Herky
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Funnies Letter Club
  3. 2. ["So long, Noodles, ol' kid, see ya later…"]
    Herky
  4. 3. ["Every time I think'a ol' Foozy with a big stone tied to his leg…"]
    Alley Oop
  5. 4. ["Get this wire off right away, Irwin!"]
    Dan Dunn
  6. 5. ["James A. Garfield received only one vote…"]
    Stranger Than Fiction
  7. 6. ["Egad - watching you polish your motor brings to mind…"]
    Our Boarding House with Major Hoople
  8. 7. G-Man vs. the Red X
    G-Men on the Job
  9. 8. ["Oscar, I want you to go to the butcher's…"]
    Freckles and His Friends
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Everybody's Playmate
  11. 10. ["Watch him, folks - my pal Bronc is ridin' th' worst hoss…"]
    Bronc Peeler
  12. 11. ["You asked me - while playing on a golf course…"]
    The Nut Bros.
  13. 12. ["There are some beautiful Christmas trees around here, all right…"]
    Boots
  14. 13. ["The discovery that Don Dixon has entered the city rouses Kath to a fury"]
    Don Dixon and the Hidden Empire
  15. 14. ["In the hut of the witch-doctor - Tad, Slim and Sam Bangs…"]
    Tad of the Tanbark
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Curious Facts About Stamps
  17. 16. ["By George! Captain, you're a wonder!"]
    Captain Easy
  18. 17. Putting It Over!
    Ben Webster's Page
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Funnies Cartoon Club
  20. 19. ["I didn't see where he went."]
    Out Our Way
  21. 20. ["Start walkin' that plank!"]
    Tailspin Tommy
  22. 21. ["Maurie, warned by June's signals…"]
    Four Aces
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    The Funnies Crossword Puzzle Page
  24. 23. ["I was going to buy my girl a swell bouquet of flowers…"]
    The Comic Zoo
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    The Tinymites
  26. 25. ["Scribbly has persuaded his boss, Mr. Barlowe to give Roscoe a job…"]
    Scribbly
  27. 26. Why Big Brothers Leave Home by Scribbly
    Scribbly
  28. 27. ["Hello Roscoe - you beck again, hah?"]
    Scribbly
  29. 28. Why Big Brothers Leave Home by Scribbly
    Scribbly
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Home Magic
  31. 30. ["A man was found in Dizzyville, MO…"]
    Now You Tell One
  32. 31. Battle Beneath the Midnight Sun
  33. 32. ["It ain't deep! It's only up to my hips!"]
    Mutt & Jeff
  34. 33. ["Next Friday is your rich Uncle Willie's birthday…"]
    Reg'Lar Fellers
  35. 34. Basketball Guard
    Be a Champion
  36. 35. Stanley Morgan
    Heroes' Hall of Fame
  37. 36. ["Why, I thot this was a bridge!"]
    The Worry Wart
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Peter Croome
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Warren Zeigler
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tim Cotrill
  • Gary L. Watson