Tip Top Comics #v3#8 [32]
(December 1938)

United Feature, 1936 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
United Feature Syndicate, Inc.
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover: Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tarzan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Berdanier (signed)
Inks
Paul Berdanier (signed)
Colors
?

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

Captain and the Kids / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
R. Dirks
Pencils
R. Dirks
Inks
R. Dirks
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hold still!!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Strip reprints take up the top half of three pages.

The Case of the Crooked Wrestler (Table of Contents: 2)

Hawkshaw the Detecive / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Strip reprints take up bottom half of 3 pages.

An Enemy Returns (Table of Contents: 3)

Tarzan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Hal Foster
Inks
Hal Foster
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

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

Jim Hardy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Moores
Inks
Dick Moores
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! What a neighborhood!
Genre
crime
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

The Fury of '49 (chapter 2) (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Methot
Pencils
Paul Berdanier (signed)
Inks
Paul Berdanier (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

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

Broncho Bill / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry O'Neill
Inks
Harry O'Neill
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bill found a puma...
Genre
western-frontier
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Strip takes up top half of 4 pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Bumps / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I say old man--
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Strip takes up bottom half of 4 pages.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The first preliminary is on for Reggie Astorbux...
Genre
sports
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Strip takes up top half of 4 pages.

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

Divot Diggers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't know what I would do without you...
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Strip takes up bottom half of 4 pages.

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

Little Mary Mixup / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
R. M. Brinkerhoff
Inks
R. M. Brinkerhoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aunt Emmy, come and see the scarecrow...
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

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

Ella Cinders / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Charlie Plumb
Pencils
Bill Conselman
Inks
Bill Conselman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Were you really in the war, Bigfoot?
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

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

Benny / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
J. Carver Pusey
Inks
J. Carver Pusey
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Benny, come in.
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

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

Fritzi Ritz / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Ernie Bushmiller
Pencils
Ernie Bushmiller
Inks
Ernie Bushmiller
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Miss Ritz--
Genre
humor; romance
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Strip reprints take up top half of 3 pages.

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

Phil Fumble / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Ernie Bushmiller
Pencils
Ernie Bushmiller
Inks
Ernie Bushmiller
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Phil--want to buy a nice camera?
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Strip takes up bottom half of 3 pages.

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

Frankie Doodle / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Boris Batsford
Inks
Boris Batsford
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, I guess I'd better get my clothes ready...
Genre
children
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

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

Buster Beans / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert L. Dickey
Inks
Robert L. Dickey
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, Doris, you can go for a walk...
Genre
animal
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Strip takes up top half of 3 pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Bucky And His Pals / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mister, I wonder if I could borrow your dog for a while
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Strips take up bottom half of 3 pages.

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

Tip Top Cartoon Club / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Peter (signed) (illustration)
Inks
Peter (signed) (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; non-fiction
Characters
Buffalo Bob

Indexer Notes

Buffalo Bob problem number 14 for the readers to solve.

Winners of the "Buffalo Bob Contest No. 11" (Table of Contents: 19)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?; B. Shaw [as Shaw] (signed); W. Reusch [as Reusch] (signed); F. Babulak [as F. E. Babulak] (signed); Mario DeMarco [as M. De Marco] (credited) [as DeMarco] (signed); M. Maguire [as Mike Maquire ?] (signed, name signed in full hard to read)
Pencils
Peter (signed) (original contest cartoon); B. Shaw [as Shaw] (signed); W. Reusch [as Reusch] (signed); F. Babulak [as F. E. Babulak] (signed); Mario DeMarco [as M. De Marco] (credited) [as DeMarco] (signed); M. Maguire [as Mike Maquire ?] (signed, name signed in full hard to read)
Inks
Peter (signed) (original contest cartoon); B. Shaw [as Shaw] (signed); W. Reusch [as Reusch] (signed); F. Babulak [as F. E. Babulak] (signed); Mario DeMarco [as M. De Marco] (credited) [as DeMarco] (signed); M. Maguire [as Mike Maquire ?] (signed, name signed in full hard to read)
Letters
typeset; B. Shaw; W. Reusch; F. Babulak; Mario DeMarco; M. Maguire

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Contest solution submissions for the 11th Buffalo Bob contest. Cartoons from: B. Shaw (of Grants Pass, Oregon), W. Reusch (of Fort Worth, Texas), F. Babulak (of Perth Amboy, New Jersey), Mario DeMarco (of Worcester, Massachusetts), and M. Maguire (of Venice, California).

One of the first published art of Mario DeMarco.

Among the Best Submitted by Our Own Tip Top Cartoonists (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
A. Lozano [as Lozano] (signed); Peter Beter (signed) [as P. Beter] (credited); Sam Brier (signed); Jack Davis [as Jack Davis, Jr.] (signed)
Pencils
A. Lozano [as Lozano] (signed); Peter Beter (signed) [as P. Beter] (credited); Sam Brier (signed); Jack Davis [as Jack Davis, Jr.] (signed)
Inks
A. Lozano [as Lozano] (signed); Peter Beter (signed) [as P. Beter] (credited); Sam Brier (signed); Jack Davis [as Jack Davis, Jr.] (signed)
Letters
A. Lozano; Peter Beter; Sam Brier; Jack Davis

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Reader submitted comic strips, including one of the first published works of Jack Davis. Comic strips from: A. Lozano (of Chicago, Illinois), Peter Beter (of Huntington, West Virginia), Sam Brier (of Chicago, Illinois), and Jack Davis (of Atlanta, Georgia).

Key West (Table of Contents: 21)

How It Began / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Berdanier (signed)
Inks
Paul Berdanier (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
history
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Strips take up top half of 2 pages.

The Stork's Gratitude (Table of Contents: 22)

Twice Told Tales / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Berdanier (signed)
Inks
Paul Berdanier (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

Story takes up bottom half of 2 pages.

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

Li'l Abner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Capp
Pencils
Al Capp
Inks
Al Capp
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Owoo! Ef only Ah could die!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips [dates unknown]

Indexer Notes

This issue also contains a Capp ad for a Li'l Abner Shooting Gallery, which is not part of the story.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tarzan
  2. 1. ["Hold still!!"]
    Captain and the Kids
  3. 2. The Case of the Crooked Wrestler
    Hawkshaw the Detecive
  4. 3. An Enemy Returns
    Tarzan
  5. 4. ["Boy! What a neighborhood!"]
    Jim Hardy
  6. 5. The Fury of '49 (chapter 2)
  7. 6. ["Bill found a puma..."]
    Broncho Bill
  8. 7. ["I say old man--"]
    Bumps
  9. 8. ["The first preliminary is on for Reggie Astorbux..."]
    Joe Jinks
  10. 9. ["I don't know what I would do without you..."]
    Divot Diggers
  11. 10. ["Aunt Emmy, come and see the scarecrow..."]
    Little Mary Mixup
  12. 11. ["Were you really in the war, Bigfoot?"]
    Ella Cinders
  13. 12. ["Hello, Benny, come in."]
    Benny
  14. 13. ["Dear Miss Ritz--"]
    Fritzi Ritz
  15. 14. ["Hey Phil--want to buy a nice camera?"]
    Phil Fumble
  16. 15. ["Well, I guess I'd better get my clothes ready..."]
    Frankie Doodle
  17. 16. ["Yes, Doris, you can go for a walk..."]
    Buster Beans
  18. 17. ["Mister, I wonder if I could borrow your dog for a while"]
    Bucky And His Pals
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Tip Top Cartoon Club
  20. 19. Winners of the "Buffalo Bob Contest No. 11"
  21. 20. Among the Best Submitted by Our Own Tip Top Cartoonists
  22. 21. Key West
    How It Began
  23. 22. The Stork's Gratitude
    Twice Told Tales
  24. 23. ["Owoo! Ef only Ah could die!"]
    Li'l Abner
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tim Cotrill
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