Tip Top Comics #v5#12 (60)
(April 1941)

United Feature, 1936 Series
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Volume
5
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)

Li'l Abner; The Captain and the Kids / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Abner Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Hans; Fritz

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

The Captain and the Kids; Hawkshaw the Detective / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Rudolph Dirks
Pencils
Rudolph Dirks (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

The two strips share 7 pages.
They start on the inside-front cover.

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

The Triple Terror / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al McWilliams (signed)
Inks
Al McWilliams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Led to the hideaway of the sinister Dr. Yung by Jo-Jo, Lectra finds they have joined forces to gain...
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

McWilliams signs on the first panel of page two.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Li'l Abner has been hypnotised by Si's opal and has left that guy named Si to court Daisy Mae.
Genre
humor

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

Looy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bernard Dibble
Pencils
Bernard Dibble
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

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

Tarzan / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Don Garden [as Edgar Rice Burroughs] (credited)
Pencils
Burne Hogarth [as Hogarth] (signed)
Inks
Burne Hogarth [as Hogarth] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Victors in the first fight with Flint's men, Tarzan's apes disregard his warning...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Tarzan [John Clayton, Lord Greystoke]; Bohgdu (an ape); Lethor (a lion); Loyya (a lioness)
Synopsis
Tarzan leads another foray against the invading forces, but decides he needs more allies. Heading south he, Lethor and Loyya encounter a group of six lions, but they prove hostile and Tarzan is forced to climb a tree out of their reach. Lethor and Loyya attack but are outnumbered. Tarzan leaps down to find four of the beasts darting towards him.
Reprints
  • from Tarzan Sundays (United Feature Syndicate) 1937-07-25 - 1937-08-08. Tarzan in the City of Gold sequence.

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

Fritzi Ritz; Phil Fumble / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; domestic

Indexer Notes

The two strips share 6 pages.

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

Abbie an' Slats / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Raeburn van Buren
Pencils
Raeburn van Buren (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The greatest opportunity o' my life - and I've lost it! Hammond X. Weldunn - the romantic actor I used to worship...
Genre
drama
Characters
Slats Scrapple; Abbie Scrapple; Miss Beekly; Hammond X. Welldunn (ham actor)

Indexer Notes

The character's name is spelled two ways - Weldunn and Welldunn.

New Philippine Pictorials (Table of Contents: 8)

Stamp Tips - Here and There / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

With stamp ads.

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

The Mirror Man / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look Tom, here's a package for The White House addressed to the President.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Mirror Man [Dean Alder]
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Having rescued Nancy from the clutches of dictator Cartover of Santoria...
Genre
adventure

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

Ella Cinders / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Conselman (signed)
Pencils
Charlie Plumb (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
domestic

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

Broncho Bill / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier

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

Tailspin Tommy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
3-Point is exporting military planes to Elvania! Paul wants Tommy and Skeets to...
Genre
adventure; aviation

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

Little Mary Mixup / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
R. M. Brinkerhoff
Pencils
R. M. Brinkerhoff (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
domestic

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

Frankie Doodle / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Batsford
Pencils
Ben Batsford
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; crime

"In one of the dizziest ball games on record!" (Table of Contents: 16)

Iron Vic / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bernard Dibble
Pencils
Bernard Dibble [as Dib]
Inks
Bernard Dibble
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Iron Vic; Bushy Bill Burke
Synopsis
The Panthers play an exhibition game against the Bearded Beaver Independent Club.

Indexer Notes

The "Bearded Beaver" team--whose players all have beards--is an allusion to the famous House of David team. This was a team sponsored by a religious group and barnstormed from the 1910s through the 1950s.

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

Back Home Again / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Ed Dodd
Pencils
Ed Dodd
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

One in Two Million (Table of Contents: 18)

Strange as It Seems / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Hix
Pencils
John Hix (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Jenghiz Khan

Indexer Notes

On the inside-back cover.

Calling All Fritzi Ritz Fans! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Li'l Abner; The Captain and the Kids
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Captain and the Kids; Hawkshaw the Detective
  3. 2. ["Led to the hideaway of the sinister Dr. Yung by Jo-Jo, Lectra finds they have joined forces to gain..."]
    The Triple Terror
  4. 3. ["Li'l Abner has been hypnotised by Si's opal and has left that guy named Si to court Daisy Mae."]
    Li'l Abner
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Looy
  6. 5. ["Victors in the first fight with Flint's men, Tarzan's apes disregard his warning..."]
    Tarzan
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Fritzi Ritz; Phil Fumble
  8. 7. ["The greatest opportunity o' my life - and I've lost it! Hammond X. Weldunn - the romantic actor I used to worship..."]
    Abbie an' Slats
  9. 8. New Philippine Pictorials
    Stamp Tips - Here and There
  10. 9. ["Look Tom, here's a package for The White House addressed to the President."]
    The Mirror Man
  11. 10. ["Having rescued Nancy from the clutches of dictator Cartover of Santoria..."]
    Jim Hardy
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Ella Cinders
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Broncho Bill
  14. 13. ["3-Point is exporting military planes to Elvania! Paul wants Tommy and Skeets to..."]
    Tailspin Tommy
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Little Mary Mixup
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Frankie Doodle
  17. 16. "In one of the dizziest ball games on record!"
    Iron Vic
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Back Home Again
  19. 18. One in Two Million
    Strange as It Seems
  20. 19. Calling All Fritzi Ritz Fans!
    Fritzi Ritz
This issue was most recently modified by:
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